Mendel Upgrade

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pietzsa, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Pietzsa

    Pietzsa Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Orange, Texas
    So I got a Nate Mendel P bass about 4 months ago and love everything about the bass but quickly found that the SPB3 pickup was a awesome bed room sound and disappeared in a band. I also found the stock tuners slipping a lot so it got my upgrade wheels in motion. So I purchased a Geezer EMG pickup and some Gotoh GBR640 tuners this week and put on a new pickguard.

    The tuners made a really good dent in the neck dive and the Geezers made such a difference that in band practice tonight they thought I’d turned up and the gain on these sound lower than the SPB3’s. So needless to say I’m a happy camper.
  2. Pietzsa

    Pietzsa Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Orange, Texas
  3. jhb138


    Sep 14, 2016
    I agree, Geezers are the best "in the mix" P pickup I've heard.
  4. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Good choice :D Although I do know a guy who plays bass and sings with the Grass Roots who loves the SPB-3 because he doesn't like mids. Works for him I guess, but I'll take the Geezer.
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