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Highway One question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by thefearn, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. thefearn


    Jul 4, 2012
    Hey guys, new to the forums here. I actually had a quick couple questions. My Highway One J has been buzzing like crazy, and it only seems to do so when I'm not touching the strings or any kind of metal. Like, if someone was to point a gun at me, and I RAISE both my hands in the sky.....then my bass would hum (don't ask how I would get in that scenario). I currently took it to a local music shop where I trust they know what they're doing, but could someone maybe point me in a good direction to give them additional information about fixing it?

    Also, on the Highway One, would the same pickups that would fit an actual American Standard fit the Highway One body as well? If it came down to it and I had to get new pickups, I'd really hate for them not to fit or something. THANK YOU for your responses in advance :)
  2. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    Sounds more like a grounding issue, and less likely a pickup issue. Seems like the Hwy1 has the same pups as an AmStd.
  3. Marktime


    May 3, 2010
    I have a Highway one as well and think while it is a good sounding instrument it is different than the stock USA bass.
    After a little research found that the pickups on the Highway one
    are not the stock USA pickups.

    As below..

    0058358000 Neck mexico 60's jazz bass (highway one)
    0058359000 Bridge mexico 60's jazz bass (highway one)

    0033753000 Neck American standard jazz
    0033746000 Bridge American standard jazz

    here is the link for reference


    As for replacement size I think any standard jazz pickup
    will fit the Highway one. One thing to consider and I have
    is it worth the change. I recently purchased a jazz with
    OEM fender 60's pickups ( Fralins) and while I enjoy this
    sound as well find the pups on the Highway One to be
    a bit warmer. The Fralins will nail the classic jazz sound
    as I am sure the Fender stock pickups ( they have a few
    series , IE 60's, standard , ect) will, but also think the
    ones found on the Highway one are pretty classic sounding.

    Let me know if you change yours out and your thoughts...


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