#1
Well I was on fender's website and they had "new and improved highway ones" and I decided to look to see as I wanted to research jazz basses anyways, well, here they are http://www.fender.com/highwayone/ and to me they do seem to be much better.

If you go to musiciansfriend and type in highway one you'll see there's two of each model, the old ones and the new ones-BadassII bridges, greasebucket tone circuits (can anyone explain this?), cool 70's headstocks, the middle pickups on strats are now reverse wound, they seem pretty damn cool, opinions?
#3
some of the colours are good, but i hate the black.
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well its not that cool, cause they improved the MIM in better ways if u ask me.

not everyone like jumbo frets, the hwy1 finish is weak and the pickups should have been better all along.

i guess overall not a bad guitar but they could have done more.
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#6
yeah on the p-bass. what model are u asking about here?
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#8
I have the non upgraded version and it preety much kicks ass so im gonna assume
the upgrade one kicks even more ass

I have the one with the atomic humbucker btw
#9
Badass IIs are for the basses, the precisions and the jazzes come with them stock, they're basically huge tone upgraders for fenders, but I'm curious as to what the greasebucket thing is about.
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Um, what the hell is a BadassII bridge?



it's a badass II bridge. like said, for basses. that's why i got so confused. i thought he was talking about the electric hw1, then the bass. and now im not sure.
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Badass IIs are for the basses, the precisions and the jazzes come with them stock, they're basically huge tone upgraders for fenders, but I'm curious as to what the greasebucket thing is about.

I think the greasebucket thing is the tone control that you can roll off without killing treble. I'm probably wrong tho.
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I think the greasebucket thing is the tone control that you can roll off without killing treble. I'm probably wrong tho.


rolls of treble without adding bass. you were close. kinda.


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well its not that cool, cause they improved the MIM in better ways if u ask me.

not everyone like jumbo frets, the hwy1 finish is weak and the pickups should have been better all along.

i guess overall not a bad guitar but they could have done more.


its a frikkin nitro finish... its as good as they come. better paint than the Americans...
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I think the greasebucket thing is the tone control that you can roll off without killing treble. I'm probably wrong tho.


The greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without adding lows.

Darn, beaten to it.
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its a frikkin nitro finish... its as good as they come. better paint than the Americans...



my bad i was commenting on the current finish. didnt see the upgrade.
well i guess thats a much needed improvement there.
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Anyone know what the body's are routed like? Cuz I'm looking for a solid strat style guitar, to upgrade to an HH. As stupid as I may feel, I'm thinking of customizing my strat to be like Rivers'. I want a high gain strat model, with something a bit more fun.
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#18
under the features section. highways list HSH routing.
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Anyone know what the body's are routed like? Cuz I'm looking for a solid strat style guitar, to upgrade to an HH. As stupid as I may feel, I'm thinking of customizing my strat to be like Rivers'. I want a high gain strat model, with something a bit more fun.



apparently all new Fender are routed H S H...
#22
yes, the nitro lacquer finish is MUCH better.
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my bad i was commenting on the current finish. didnt see the upgrade.
well i guess thats a much needed improvement there.

I thought they always had a thin nitro finish.
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#24
they changed it tho. they had a thin skin. and it was really a worn, look, that didnt hold up well at all.
they must have gotten enough complaints so they reworked the new finish. it's supposed to be better, like ones u see on some of the MIA reissues.
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I thought they always had a thin nitro finish.

That's what I just said, I'll kill you, grrr!

Hmmm, so they thickened it up, huh? Maybe a good thing. I guess it'd crack fairly quickly otherwise. But it all depends on how well it's applied. A sloppily applied thicker layer will crack just from curing.
#27
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well its not that cool, cause they improved the MIM in better ways if u ask me.

not everyone like jumbo frets, the hwy1 finish is weak and the pickups should have been better all along.

i guess overall not a bad guitar but they could have done more.


Wait, how did they improve the MIMs?
#28
the 06' mex made standards got a better trem block, larger frets, and enhanced colors, better shielding.

pretty much the same price as before. that's the best part.
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#29
i thought they said that they made the nitro thinner. i think thats what they said on the video.
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#30
Then that must've been it. Anyways, they improved the finish, that's for sure. Depending on the technique, thin and thick can be either good or bad.