Throughout a long career that started with hardcore punk and flourished first with Sunny Day Real Estate and then the Foo Fighters, there has really only been one main instrument for melodic yet hard-hitting bassist Nate Mendel--his 1971 Precision Bass®. Fender now brings you the Nate Mendel P Bass®, modeled after his beloved, battle-hardened instrument.
The Nate Mendel P Bass shares the same subtly idiosyncratic and distinctive features as the original, with special body contours, extra-slim neck and nut width, a lightly worn Candy Apple Red finish with a black pickguard, a powerful Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound™ split single-coil pickup, Fender Hi-Mass bridge for rock-solid sustain and stability, and Mendel's signature on the headstock. It also comes with a spare neck plate engraved with a special hybrid Foo Fighters/Fender logo and a deluxe gig bag. Tour bus and platinum records not included.
Model Name: Nate Mendel P Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red
Model Number: 0142500309
Advertised Price: $899.99
Color: Candy Apple Red
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Precision Bass®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Lacquer
Neck Shape: Slim "C" (Based on Mendel's '71 Precision Bass®)
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.615" (41.02 mm)
Position Inlays: White Dot
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "F" Stamped
Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound Split Single-Coil Precision Bass®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Configuration: Split Single-Coil
Bridge: Fender Hi-Mass with Chrome-Plated Zinc Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Unique Features: Slim neck with smaller nut width, Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound™ pickup, lightly Road Worn® lacquer finish, extra neck plate included with "Fender/Foos" logo.
Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.
For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.
For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.
I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)
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