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Looking for confimation this is Classic 50s Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rat Blitz, Jul 11, 2012.


  1. Rat Blitz

    Rat Blitz

    Jan 6, 2009
    This to me looks exactly like Classic 50s Precision but the guy is selling it as Highway One (which I definitely know that it's not). The pictures are bad but I'm just wondering how I can definitely make sure it's Classic 50s Precision (which I've been looking for).
    Just want to be absolutely sure I'm getting what I think it is.

    Many thanks

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  2. guroove

    guroove

    Oct 13, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    It's a standard precision.
     
  3. no it's not, it's a Classic '50s for sure. I own one and I've owned a Standard P
     
  4. guroove

    guroove

    Oct 13, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    Ok. I stand corrected. I didn't realize the classic 50s were also MIM, but the pricing makes sense.
     
  5. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Anyway this is undoubtedly a Classic '50s Precision

    It's Made in Mexico (MZ7007901)
    Sports reverse winding HB3 machineheads
    Sports American Vintage 4 saddle bridge
    Sports the traditional Precision Bass logo underneath Fender's
    Sports a wider highgloss tinted Precision baseball bat neck
    Sports an anodyzed alumynum "10 screwholed pickguard"
    Sports available "ashtray/thumbrest" holes on same pickguard.

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  6. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Plus, Highway 1/One basses were not offered with a maple board. Just rosewood.

    Sure looks like a Classic '50s P to me. Here's mine. (I added the tug bar after-market):

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  7. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Oh yeah, another thing. Since you know the S/N, you can call Fender's Customer Service and they can verify for you.

    When I bought mine, I found it used in a G.C. It was wearing a tort guard instead of the gold anodized, so I think the G.C. folks thought it was just a Standard MIM. I jotted down the S/N, went outside and called Fender and they verified that it was a Classic '50s. I went back inside and bought it for $315.00. One of the best deals I've ever gotten on a bass. It's one of my favorites. I've also owned a Highway One P and a Highway 1 Jazz. Nice basses for sure, but I much prefer the tone of Classic 50's P to either of those. YMMV...
     
  8. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    The Classic '50s has two unmistakable features: the 10-screw aluminum pickguard (with pairs if holes for the tug bar and pickup cover) and the "backwards" tuning keys. It looks like you've got one.

    Fender50sPrecision.
     
  9. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Love/hate it, the most "Precision wise" tone there is

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  10. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Fiesta Red with Seymour Duncan SPB3 "quarter pound" I traded for one of the very first Roger Waters (on which I tweaked bridge - a Gotoh HiMass - and added a Hipshot BT2 bass extender) that got traded itself for a Geddy Lee Jazz, that got traded for my second Yamaha Attitude limited.

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  11. Sick Bass![​IMG]
     
  12. Really nice honey blonde p!

    I remember years back ,I was going to buy this or a ray ,went with the ray but I can't shake the feeling of this one getting away.
     
  13. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    Yup, plus TI Jazz Flats. It's my Numero Uno out of four ('51 RI, AV '57, Godin A5 fretless).
     
  14. musicman666

    musicman666

    Sep 11, 2011
    ca
    Looks just like my 50's classic.
     
  15. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Confirmed.
     
  16. ransombass

    ransombass

    Dec 16, 2008
    Tulsa, Ok
    Also, weren't Highway Ones made in America and didn't they have Badass III bridges on them?
     
  17. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    The "upgraded" second version of the HighWayOne series.

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     

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