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P bass serial numbers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4string4ever, Sep 12, 2004.


  1. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Anyone know if a p bass serial number that starts with Z1 is a Highway series or a strait up American model?
     
  2. ApeIsHigh81

    ApeIsHigh81

    Aug 24, 2004
    CA
  3. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
  4. ApeIsHigh81

    ApeIsHigh81

    Aug 24, 2004
    CA
    Yeah no problem....This guy says this highway strat was a 2003 when it's clearly a 02....but anyway it's a "Z2..." like a regular American would be
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  5. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Then how can you tell an American Standard from an American Highway?
     
  6. ApeIsHigh81

    ApeIsHigh81

    Aug 24, 2004
    CA
    Good question... body wood??? pots??? I'm sure a Fender buff will come to the rescue soon. "Where for art though, Fender stud..."
     
  7. Basically check the finish. If it's a matte (dull), transparent finish it's Highway One. If it's a glossy, traditional Fender finish then it's an American. The Z prefix pertains to Highway Ones and Americans. Also, the tuners (unless replaced by aftermarket ones) should be standard (MIM) on a H1, that is, no F logo on the back of the tuners. Also, I believe the bridge is different. There should only be one cut slot on each saddle on the H1 (the Americans have multiple slots to set lateral position of each string).