Ashdown NM2 Nate Mendel Double Drive Bass Pedal

Bass Overdrive Pedal with Stereo Outputs, Two Separate Distortion Circuits, VU Meter, and Stereo/Mono Modes
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Versatile Overdrive Pedal for Your Bass Rig

Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel worked with Ashdown to create the NM2 Nate Mendel Double Drive Pedal. It's a single unit that can dole out the various shades of drive he requires. The NM2 splits your signal internally, combining with two separately voiced drive sections. This means you can send two different tones to different amps in stereo mode, switch between the sounds in mono mode, or even blend the two on your NM2 for a huge wall of driven bass.

NM2 Nate Mendel Double Drive Bass Overdrive Pedal at a Glance:
  • Two distinct distortion circuits
  • Stereo and mono modes
  • Trustworthy build quality
Two distinct distortion circuits

The Foo Fighters' catalog ranges from subdued to cranked-up rock 'n' roll. Nate Mendel was having trouble finding a drive device to give him the sounds he was looking for in all of those situations. So he and Ashdown designed the NM2 with two very different distortion circuits. You can switch between them, or run them together to cover any situation. Whether you're looking to simply add a little more harmonic content to your tone or bulldoze the whole stage with a mammoth-sized drive tone, it's all in the Ashdown NM2 Nate Mendel Double Drive.

Stereo and mono modes

For Sweetwater bassists blessed enough to run a stereo rig, the NM2 is a dream come true. You can send separately effected signals out of the stereo outputs of the NM2, feeding a cleaner drive sound to one amp, and a fuzzy kick in the teeth to the other. That dual-voice approach is great at retaining clarity at high-gain settings. But if you don't choose to run such a large rig, you can still switch and blend the two signals in mono mode, which is perfect for bassists using a single bass amplifier.

Trustworthy build quality

Ashdown's build quality is legendary. Its metal casing, premium controls and switches, recessed knobs, and kickguard-protected VU meter protection ensure your NM2 Double Drive will keep dishing it out gig after gig. The NM2 Nate Mendel Double Drive pedal is no different. The Ashdown roster of artists includes bass luminaries such as Nate Mendel, Pino Palladino (session ace), James LoMenzo (White Lion, Megadeth, Black Label Society), and Adam Clayton (U2). If players at this level rely on Ashdown, we know you can too!

NM2 Nate Mendel Double Drive Bass Overdrive Pedal Features:
  • Dual-circuit overdrive pedal
  • Designed for Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters
  • Stereo or mono operation
  • Separately voiced drive circuits let you dial in your exact tone
  • Bullet-proof build quality means the pedal will last
  • Switch between the drive sounds or blend them
Get the drive sounds you need from the Ashdown NM2 Double Drive pedal.

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Overdrive
Inputs 1 x 1/4''
Outputs 2 x 1/4''
True Bypass Yes
Power Source 9V DC power supply required (sold separately)
Batteries 1 x 9V
Manufacturer Part Number FS-NM2

Customer Reviews

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To be fair how your amp head is set up determine its effects presence but for a dollar to quality this is hands down the best bass distortion pedal I've used, in making the sound I'm looking for and projecting it into my amps head. Unlike most pedals that are pure reverb with little adjustment, I can have non at all and use it like a treble booster making my upper end as hot and robust as my lows. And I play 5 string.
Music background: Toured, band sit in. "Project bass player"

Ashdown Nate Mendel Double Distortion

I ordered this pedal through Sweetwater and got it two days ago. Played it for the first time at rehearsal last night. Love, love, LOVE this pedal. We had such a tight rehearsal last night and I think it's because we final were able to hear all the parts. I set drive 1 with mild distortion and just that one was enough to boost my sound enough to mix with the guitars. We play pretty loud and the drive this thing gave me was worth every penny I paid for it. Drive 2 I set with a lot more growl and it was awesome on a couple of our songs. If you need a little more distortion (or a ton) or if you are just looking for a great overdrive boost to recover some of that bass sound that gets lost with multiple guitar bands, get this pedal.
Music background: 30 years playing punk
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