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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drewphishes, May 23, 2017.


  1. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Philly
    did they ever have the truss rod at the headstock...

    specifically a 2004 jazz bass

    see pics

    serial number looks good but
     

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  2. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Philadelphia
    I'm guessing it's a Highway 1 model. Is the finish almost matte?
     
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  3. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Philly
    tuners dont have the fender logo on em either
     
  4. Robroy

    Robroy

    Jun 21, 2006
    Central Kentucky
    So, I went to my daughter's wedding last weekend in Burbank. Her new husband is a guitar player who also plays bass in the church. He shows me his bass. It's a beautiful tobacco sunburst american made Fender P bass with gold round wounds. Nice case too. I have six basses but I don't have a P yet.

    Then he says that he'll bring it with him when they come to Kentucky - and it's mine.

    So that's when I said he could marry my daughter. :D
     
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  5. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Eastwood Guitars, CHC Guitars, GHS strings

    In 2004, the highway one models had truss rod access like that.
     
  6. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Philly
    whats the highway 1 model specs?
     
  7. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    Yep. Legit MIA Highway 1 jazz bass.
     
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  8. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Eastwood Guitars, CHC Guitars, GHS strings
    Can't remember the exact specs from back then, but this is when they still had the steel reinforcing Rods instead of graphite, it was a solid alder body with a thin finish.... they were an overall very good instrument for the cash.
     
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  9. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    +1. And they had the am. standard spaghetti Fender logo on the headstock.
     
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  10. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    ... what specs are you looking for ??

    ... BTW, that is not an '04, it would be an '03, probably mid year with that serial #, the year this model was introduced ... ;)
     
  11. Rabidhamster

    Rabidhamster

    Jan 15, 2014
    That serial number looks weird but its probably just the photo everything else seems legit/
     
  12. wvbass

    wvbass

    Mar 1, 2004
    I may be wrong, but I don't think the original H1's had any reinforcing rods in the neck. At any rate, mine is too light for there to be steel rods in the neck.
     
  13. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Eastwood Guitars, CHC Guitars, GHS strings


    I was thinking they did, them later went to graphite...but I very well could be wrong.
     
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  14. wvbass

    wvbass

    Mar 1, 2004
    I found the specs below at archive.org from April 7, 2004. Jazz specs are about the same, except for pickups, controls, and nut width.

    Fender® Products / Electric Basses / Highway 1TM

    I don't see any mention of reinforcing rods in the specs, and that matches my memory. Now I know why my bass doesn't have a greasebucket - it never did. And interestingly, it shipped with a large, tapered E string.

    Highway 1TM Precision Bass®


    MODEL NAME Highway 1™ Precision Bass
    MODEL NUMBER 011-1300-(Color #)
    SERIES Highway 1™ Series
    COLORS
    New!
    [Fender Color Chart]

    (300) 3-Color Sunburst,
    (304) Daphne Blue,
    (338) Crimson Red Transparent,
    (367) Honey Blonde,
    (Satin Lacquer Finish)
    New! [Fender Color Chart]

    BODY Alder
    NECK Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    MACHINE HEADS Standard
    FINGERBOARD Rosewood, (9.5” Radius/241 mm)
    NO. OF FRETS 20 Medium Jumbo Frets
    PICKUPS 1 Standard Vintage Alnico Split Single-Coil Precision Bass Pickup (Mid)
    CONTROLS Volume, Tone
    BRIDGE Standard Vintage Style 4-Saddle
    PICKUP SWITCHING N/A
    HARDWARE Chrome
    STRINGS Super Bass 8250M NPS, p/n 073-8250-006,
    Gauges: .045, .065, .085, .110TW (Taperwound E)
    CASE Deluxe Gig Bag
    PICKGUARD 3-Ply White
    SCALE LENGTH 34” (864 mm)
    WIDTH AT NUT 1.625” (41.3 mm)
    UNIQUE FEATURES Satin Lacquer Finish,
    White Dot Position Inlays
    ACCESSORIES Deluxe Gig Bag
    INTRODUCED 1/2003
     
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  15. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    There are no rods in the Hwy 1 neck, you will only find the Posi-Flex graphite wrapped support rods in necks with heel adjust truss rods ... Fender began using them mid '06 on the 'upgraded' Hwy One .... the GreaseBucket tone circuitry appeared during the '05 Hwy 1 run and was continued through all of the Hwy One series ... then into the AmSpec's ...

    The entire run of the Hwy 1 J's used the 58358/9 pup set ... same pup used in the Classic Series 60's and 70's J, and the Road Worn Jazz (add a 4 to the neck pup, and 5 to the bridge pup serial #'s to indicate the added wear factor on RW)
     
  16. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Well-played!
     
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  17. 20150731_163040-1. 2003 highway one,mia,great player.
     
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  18. I saw this photo, and instantly though "why don't I have a tort pick guard on my PBass
     
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  19. Bass'd on a true story

    Bass'd on a true story

    Jun 28, 2015
    Sorry, son. I just can't give you my blessing.

    Just playin'. Congrats.
     
  20. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    +1. A little off topic but definitely well played!