P-Bass- Real or Fake?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MikelIsMikel, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. MikelIsMikel


    Oct 16, 2014
    Saw this p-bass, wondering if it is real or not, seems a bit fishy. Any help is appreciated. Pbass (2).JPG Pbass.JPG Pbass3.JPG
  2. looks like a legit highway one with a changed pickguard
    davedblyoo and awilkie84 like this.
  3. Yer man is correct. The Highway Ones had Mexican style tuners, baddass bridge and a nitro paint job but the truss rod was at the body end the same as the US necks.

    What makes you think it`s fishy?
  4. MikelIsMikel


    Oct 16, 2014
    I just wasn't aware of an american bass with the baddass bridge and Mexican tuners. Thanks for your help!
    Brainback likes this.
  5. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    Those basses sound great!!
  6. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Looks like a Highway One.
  7. How much $$$?
  8. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Body's not right. Or the pickguard. The shapes don't match or look right down by the jack...
  9. Maybe a cool bass but the misalignment of the strings to the neck would turn me off. Looks like more than the standard 'loosen neck and give it a shove' would fix. I think the bridge tailpieces were cut incorrectly or the bridge is mounted wonky. Pass.
  10. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    That looks easily fixed by loosening the neck.
  11. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Possesses that "used and abused" look which is often the hallmark of a player.
    The photo makes me want to try it. Is it available for you to test drive?
  12. Cut additional grooves in the saddles. Problem solved?