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Modify a Fender Standard J or stock Highway 1 J

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jorge, Jul 15, 2005.

Modified STANDARD J or Stock Highway 1 J

Poll closed Jul 22, 2005.
  1. Put a BADASS II Bridge on a Standard J

    26 vote(s)
  2. Buy a Highway 1 J and leave it stock

    12 vote(s)
  1. Jorge


    Jul 6, 2005
    Hey, I'm wondering if I should buy a Standard J bass and put a BADASS II Bridge on it. Or if I should buy a Highway 1 J bass and leave it stock and maybe put a BADASS II on it later.
  2. never leave a bass stock
  3. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    To me highways don't seem like they're worth the money. You might as well get a great MIJ.
  4. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    I would modify the standard. :bassist:
  5. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I have a bone stock Hwy. 1 Jazz and I love the way it sounds. I've considered changing the bridge and pickups before, but then I'll plug it up and play it and the old saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind.
  6. BillisCool


    Apr 16, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Is it me or do the highways feel really light? I guess they are all made of Alder... but it just seems weird to me. :confused:
  7. opivy3056

    opivy3056 stardust in a light beam Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    Go for the standard, but save up a little more $$$ and swap the pickups. They make the biggest difference. Go for stacked pickups to avoid the noise.
  8. deezle4


    Mar 3, 2005
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I actually have a Standard J with the Badass Bridge. My teacher was envious of its tone.
  9. ArtisFallen


    Jul 21, 2004
    i agree, but i have a friend who would have a major bone to pick with you. :D