Fender Highway One P Bass  

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American-made, lacquer finished, and now a Badass bridge!

The American-made Precision Bass is a classic, the most widely played and enduringly popular bass worldwide. It was Fender's first bass and in all this time its design has only been refined, not changed. The Highway One P Bass is American made and sports a thin satin lacquer finish that looks great, lets the grain of the alder show through, and ages beautifully. Now the Highway One has been further upgraded with a Badass II bridge. Changing to a heavier bridge is the most common modification made by P Bass owners. The Highway One comes premodified by Fender, along with cool '70s styling and the lowest price of any American-made Fender P Bass.

Features

  • American made
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Traditional split single-coil pickup
  • Thin lacquer finish
  • Badass II bridge
 

Highway One P Bass Specifications:

  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" Radius (241mm)
  • Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Pickups: 1 Standard Vintage Alnico Split Single-Coil Precision Bass Pickup (Mid)
  • Bridge: Standard Vintage Style 4-Saddle
  • Scale: 34"
  • Case Included: Deluxe Gig Bag
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5.0

Like Butter

By Frederick Geil

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The Highway One P Bass is at least a ten. I've owned and/or played every current model of P Bass made by Fender/Squier (except Custom Shop), and this one is easily the best. Fit and finish are top notch, on par with the best of names like MusicMan, Bach, Mercedes Benz... I've never before had a neck that I didn't have to sand down in order to be able to play it, but this one is that good. Silky smooth, it simply plays like butter. The sound is outstanding, too. It sounds (and looks) much like the P Basses of the mid-'70s, which is a good thing. The jury (me) is still out on the Greasebucket tone circuit, but it certainly does what they say it does.

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5.0

Can't beat this bass

By Pops

from Providence, RI

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i have played many bass guitars over my 40 years as a musician (actually, I'm a drummer). I play acoustic, electric and bass guitar as well. This is an outstanding instrument for the money. The intonation was spot on and the Badass bridge and Don't pass this one up, you might find it to be as good as any bass you have ever played.

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5.0

Best Bass for the money

By BP

from Miami, Florida

Honestly, I labored over this bass guitar for quite some time. I was looking for one to complement my J-Bass and provide me with some tonal variations. As a matter of fact, this second bass that I now own will probably end up being the best bass Ill ever possess. I played this through a Peavey MAX 15 sounds great! Not too many features available here (after all, it is a P-bass and the tone is the only feature that matters), but the upgrades provided are the ones that matter the most. To begin with, fit and finish of all parts on the bass is exceptional and shows the superb craftsmanship of an American made guitar. Neck to body fit is almost seamless and you get the feel of a glued in neck. The fretwork is outstanding as the edges of the frets are dressed properly with no snags or rough spots and the frets are level throughout the length of the neck. Tuning keys are the open back gear units that Fender uses on their current basses. They are smooth and precise with no flat spots or hang-ups. In addition, the slotted posts make stringing painless and hold the strings tight around the post. As for things to be careful of with this bass; the finish is thin and susceptible to scratches so be careful! Another thing one needs to be mindful of is the protective peel away plastic that is placed over the pick guard. As a matter of fact, ALL Fender guitars have this peel away plastic. They mount the pot and jack nuts over the plastic so when you peel it away, the plastic gets caught up under the knobs. I pretty much had to remove the knobs so I could get all the bits of left over plastic off the pick guard. With regards to the Greasebucket tone circuit, it works just as advertised; lowers the treble without boosting the bass. This bass has a deep warm sound that does not get overshadowed by guitars and it has excellent sustain; it weighs in close to 9lbs. Now my favorite feature is the addition of the Badass II Bridge. This bridge is made of brass, heavier than those found on standard Fenders, and has grooved saddles. This results in better string stability and a much improved vibration transfer. What I have noticed is that it makes the bass perform noticeably better with added sustain and superior clarity. I had my Squier Vintage Modified J Bass professionally set up and added this same bridge and the difference was amazing. I was very pleased that this bass already included this bridge stock! This is certainly a keeper and Im very happy to own such a well made American Bass!

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