60th Anniversary P Bass Notes & Trivia: 2003

In 2003, a modern fretless bass master and the proud owner of a 1971 Fretless Fender Precision Bass, was contacted by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez who offered an audition for this band.

Who’s the bassist, and what band was he asked to audition for?

Answer: Juan Alderete; The Mars Volta.


At the 45th annual Grammy Awards, this band featuring a Fender Precision Bass enthusiast won a statue for Best Hard Rock Performance.

What was the band that won, who is the bassist, and what song did they win for?

Answer: Foo Fighters, Nate Mendel, “All My Life”

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