Fender Highway One Precision Bass

Fender Highway One Precision Bass
Fender Highway One Precision Bass

This is a Fender Precision Bass. It’s a Highway One, the one with the high mass bad ass bridge. I got it quite cheap when looking around for a reasonable priced Precision bass.

It had to be one. When I had no bass yet, I discovered the f** up Precision bass copy of a friend of mine. This was an old, rocked bass by a cheap german company named Rockinger, which was oversprayed very unprofessionally by a former owner of the bass. It was equiped with some EMG active pickups. We decided to replace them by original P-Bass pups from Fender and from this point in time this bass rocked! It just sounded fantastic. First choice would have been to not give it back after having borrowed it for a while. But as this is a very good friend I decided not to do so.

So, I had to buy my own bass, of course P-Bass type then. Well, the one I own now is definitely 5 times the¬†price of the Rockinger, but it doesn’t sound as perfect as this. I replaced the badass bridge by a Fender vintage one and replaced the pickupd by original P-Bass pups from Fender which gave him a bit less sustain but definitely more P-Bass growl.

It’s quite cool now, I like it, however, the cheapo is still not reached.

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