Fake or Real P BASS ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by iMrGameXXI, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. iMrGameXXI


    Aug 3, 2021
    Hello everybody,

    I'm new writing here. I've just see at very low price a P Bass (300$) offer as a 2011 original. The specs seems good but when i check out some photos i always see the American special sign in the top of headstock, this P bass doesn't have it.

    What do you think about this P Bass guys...
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  2. Looks like an Precision Highway One.
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  3. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017
    I'm about a million miles away from an expert, when it comes to Fenders, but that looks like a "70's" style neck, with an AmPro body / bridge, with a 60th anniversary neck plate.

    it's hard to tell from those resolution pictures, but that's not a 60th anniversary bass, if that's what it's being presented as.

    if it's a 70'sAVRI, I'm guessing the bridge ha s been replaced.

    Honestly, I don't know ; but even if it's fake, it looks good for that price.
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  4. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017
    it does, although the neck plate seems to be off an anniversary model, and that serial number on the headstock suggests it was made in the mid-60's (which we all know it wasn't).
  5. Its an Highway One 2011 60th 0111360300.
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  6. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017

    I've just never seen one with the anniversary neck plate, and that serial number seems unlikely.

    But assuming that's all legit, the price seems good.
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  7. elgranluis

    elgranluis Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    Buy it. It’s a highway 6 bass. (Parts made in Mexico , final product assembled in the US. Finished in nitro).

    Bass is worth around double the asking price.
  8. Fondsdale


    Sep 30, 2015
    US11 serial means it's made in 2011. Looks like a legit HWY 1. Price is very cheap, especially for how clean it is. I would check the truss rod/neck/frets etc as it's suspiciously low priced. Very nice 2 piece body by the looks of it, I'd buy it if there's no issues. Btw you could probably sell the Badass bridge for $70, so totally a steal at $300.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2021
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  9. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Fender included the anniversary neck plate on all P-basses made in 2011 -- not only the limited-edition 60th Anniversary model.
  10. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist In Memoriam

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
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  11. commonplayer

    commonplayer Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    Real Fender HWY 1 and quite a steal at $300 - you should take it!
  12. Plus it looks like it has the real Badass Bass II bridge which is a legendary piece of stuff. I guess whoever played it before knew what he was doing.
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  13. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess You Guys Are Getting Paid? Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Don't buy it - tell me where it is so I can buy it. ;)
  14. The Highway One P and J after the upgrade in 2006 came stock with BAII. That's what my 2008 Highway One Jazz came with.
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  15. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Supporting Member

    Where did you see this for sale?
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  16. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    And the bass in the pic is the one you'll get?
    For $300, huh?
    I gamble all the time buying online, but there's a difference between a good bet and a bad one.
  17. P Cheen

    P Cheen Alembics and parametric mid knobs scare me.

    Apr 4, 2015
    Southern Oregon
    Highway One - not Highway 1. Truss adjustment at the neck heel, BadAss II bridge, and big Fender Precision Bass logo. This pre-dates the American Special series.

    For $300 that is a no-brainer unless of course the truss rod is maxed out or something.
  18. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Chicago Illinois
    Grab it. I had a 06 Jazz HW One.

    As well as the BA bridge, it also has the graphite rods in the neck. The nitro wears well also. Great bass.
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  19. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
    Sooo has everyone checked their local CL yet? :laugh:

    OP, that’s an outstanding deal! Grab it!
  20. knigel


    Apr 20, 2009
    I'm the Squier of Fenderbirds
    looks legit

    Screenshot 2021-08-04 173359PBASS.jpg

    I had that very bass, and it is one of only a couple I regret selling.