Fender Nate Mendel Precision
I’ve not had one of these before but was aware of them. They’re popular basses……
It’s based on Nate Mendel’s (From the Foo Fighters) Candy Apple Red 1971 P bass which had been modified by him.
So, Bad Ass bridge, Quarter pounder pick ups, nut width between a Jazz and a Precision and a slim neck – feels very comfortable and nice to play. Period correct Big TV logo on the headstock. Weighs 9.2lbs so quite a 1970’s weight too!
The Candy Apple finish is worth a mention – it’s a clear red lacquer sprayed over a metallic gold base coat. This is unusual as normally Fender use a silver base coat. The result is a deep, darker than normal finish which I really like. It’s all in Nitrocellulose too.