Nate Mendel P Bass®

Model #: 0142500309

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Nate Mendel P Bass®

Foo-Fighting Precision Style

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 and sharing its subtly distinctive features, including the special body contours, extra-slim neck, lightly worn finish, powerful Seymour Duncan® pickup and more.


  • Specially contoured ash body with light Road Worn® finish treatment
  • Maple neck with slimmer "C" profile and "F"-stamped neck plate
  • 7.25"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Seymour Duncan® Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound™ split single-coil Precision Bass pickup
  • Fender High-Mass bridge
  • Extra neck plate engraved with a special hybrid Foo Fighters/Fender logo
Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound™ Split-Coil Pickup

The Nate Mendel P Bass is equipped with a powerful Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound™ split single-coil pickup that produces seismic low end, solidly punchy midrange and exceptionally clear and well-defined high end.

Light Road Worn® Lacquer Finish

The lacquer finish on Nate Mendel’s signature Precision model lets the body wood breathe with more natural resonance. Its light Road Worn finish and hardware treatment imparts a cool aged look and feel, conveying the impression that this instrument is only banged up a little despite the many miles put on it.

Slim Neck Width and "C" Profile

The neck of the Nate Mendel P bass has a comfortable "C" profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), and is 1.615" wide, which is slightly narrower than the customary 1.625" neck width of modern Precision Bass models.

  • Body Material
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Lacquer
  • Body Shape
    Precision Bass®
  • Neck Material
  • Neck Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape
    Slim "C" (Based on Mendel's '71 Precision Bass®)
  • Scale Length
    34" (86.36 cm)
  • Fingerboard Material
  • Fingerboard Radius
    7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets
  • Fret Size
    Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material
    Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.615" (41.02 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    White Pearloid Dot
  • Truss Rod
    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Middle Pickup
    Seymour Duncan® Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound Split Single-Coil Precision Bass®
  • Controls
    Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Switching
  • Configuration
  • Bridge
    Fender HiMass™ with Chrome-Plated Zinc Saddles
  • Hardware Finish
  • Tuning Machines
    Fender® '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear
  • Pickguard
    3-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs
    Knurled Flat-Top
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt with "F" Logo
  • Strings
    Fender® 7250M Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound, Long Scale, (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
  • Other 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.
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Included: Gig Bag
  • Recommended Case
    Deluxe Bass Molded Case, P/N 0996162306 (Not Included)

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