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My New Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jbutler1982, Aug 13, 2007.


  1. jbutler1982

    jbutler1982

    Jul 15, 2007
    So, I posted a while back about haggling at guitar center, and I got some great replies. Unfortunately, it didn't work - the price is firm at $799 plus $68.00 sales tax. So, I was hoping to get opinions on how the Fender Hwy 1 P compares to the Lakland Bob Glaub used. The Hwy 1 would have gig bag and the Glaub a hardshell. They are both Ps, and I'd rather not have to change up the pickups. They both have rosewood fingerboards. I use very heavy and thick flatwound string on my precisions. I was wondering if anyone has played the Glaub that can comment on it. Also, is a used Duck Dunn worth the extra cash? I can't play the Glaub or the Duck so pulling the trigger is risky. I like the Hwy 1 P but after playing it again im not in love with it. Thoughts? Any other contenders? I played the American Precision but its a bit pricey and I didn't notice much difference in the Hwy 1 P. I can't afford the 1957 reissue P.

    -John
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    The Glaub and Duck are very good Fender style basses. The oval bridge is a deal breaker for me, but if you can get past its strange look, I think either one would be better than a Hwy 1, although the more recent Hwy 1's are a lot better than the older ones.
     
  3. sandmann

    sandmann

    Dec 27, 2005
    i recently tested a new highway1 p-bass, the one with a bad-ass II bridge and i was very impressed. though i like my bob glaub better. i like the oval bridge very much, from the distance i almost looks like an ashtray to me.

    sandmann
     
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    That's exactly what I hate about it, although a sink drain was my first thought.
     
  5. hoosierdad

    hoosierdad

    Sep 1, 2003
    Indiana
    When I tried a Hwy 1 PBass - I didn't fall in love either. I would say - if you're not loving it in the store - you probably shouldn't buy it.
     
  6. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    sometimes , wonderful basses hang on the rack at GC for months ,
    and because they have terrible action , people think they are crap basses ...

    don't let that fool you , the new HWY.1 basses are very nice after a proper set-up .
     
  7. i would really try to get that 57, man, i dont have one, but i think im actually gonna get a job so i can get one....

    there so nice.....
     

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