NBD - Highway One P-bass

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  1. bonzo898

    bonzo898 TDPRI Member

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    I acquired this bass in a trade yesterday. The serial decoded to a 2004 Highway One P-bass in honey blonde. I knew very little about this series and never played one previous to the trade. It had dirty old strings and typical play wear but sounded and felt great. I tightened everything up, set it up, and slapped some flats on it. Now it’s awesome. I can’t believe how light and resonant it is compared to most P-Basses I’ve played. The finish is thin enough to see the one-piece body underneath. My buddy’s Am STD is like a boat anchor compared to it. According to online research/opinions the early 2000’s models are inferior to later ones with high mass bridge and graphite necks. Can’t compare but this bass is just about perfect as a traditional P-bass. It’s a great gigging bass since it’s already got some natural relicing and wasn’t pricey yet feels professional grade. Now I’m curios about the strats and teles from this series. Very impressed!
     

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  2. Ducerro

    Ducerro Tele-Holic

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    Honey Blonde you say... So how did the trade go down? I'm in the market for a P-Bass myself...
     
  3. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice. P basses are so nice in their simplicity.
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Very cool!
    It cries out for a tortoise shell pickguard, tough.
    Can’t you hear it?
     
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  5. bonzo898

    bonzo898 TDPRI Member

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    It was a local CL transaction. I had a twin reverb reissue I wasn’t using much and no longer wanted to bother with the maintenance. Are you looking for a specific series or price point? MIM, Hwy One, Am STD, etc?
     
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    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, that's really pretty. Congratulations!
     
  7. bonzo898

    bonzo898 TDPRI Member

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    Hah can’t hear it, I actually prefer the white on blonde. I’ve got a Jazz Bass with tortoise shell on natural ash anyway.
     
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    Sweet bass- enjoy!
     
  9. Ducerro

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    Still researching to determine what I want/need at this point. For the most part I'll probably go with a low end bass as I've never owned one or played one for that matter.
     
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    Cadfael Tele-Meister

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    No nitro finish, but my Nashville Telecaster has Honey Blond(e) too...

    I call it pus-blonde... ;)
     
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