Is This a Hwy 1 or MIA Standard??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowphatbass, Nov 18, 2012.


  1. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

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    Forgive my ignorance here, I'm less than knowledgeable on later model Fenders. The serial number Z4xxxxxx came up simply as an '04 MIA, I don't have a pic of the back of the headstock. I noticed it has threaded saddles and doesn't string through the body which I thought was pretty standard for MIA's made around that time.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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  2. wvbass

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    Highway. String through the body is tell tale for American Standard.
     
  3. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

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    Just my opinion, but these are some of Fender's best P basses, crappy finish aside.
     
  4. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

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    Thank You.
     
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  6. Wallace320

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    Neck and body finishings and the shape of both bridges and pots suggest American Series in my humble opinion

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  7. tjh

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    naw .. threaded saddles, top load only is all anyone needs to identify as an early edition Hwy 1 (number) with just a body pic ... OP is more informed than he thought, calling it correctly as a 1, and not a ONE ... :)

    Edit to add: early AmStands from 95-99, and AmSeries 2000-2007 were all STB with 3 hole mount bridges, with the coarser spiral saddles ... all Hwy 1's used the finer threaded saddle bridge with a 5 hole mount pattern ...

    ... also, if this was an '04 AmSeries, it would have the S-1 switch on the volume knob, unless of course it was removed ...
     
  8. Bongolation

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    No way.

    Toploader low-mass thin-gauge vintage bridge...

    "Standard" machines...

    Low-gloss finish...

    No doubt MIM-style trussrod adjustment at the head.
     
  9. Shadi

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    hwy 1 for sure.
     

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