i prefer the highway1, but seriously, just go play both yourself and decide which one YOU think is better.
MM Stingray
MIA P Bass
MIM Jazz Bass
GK 700RB-II Head
GK 410SBX Cab
Sansamp 3 Ch. DI
Crybaby Bass Wah
Bass Big Muff
DD3 Delay

MIA Strat
Nashville Tele
Martin 00015M
Hot Rod Deluxe
Big Muff
Hendrix Crybaby Wah
Id say the Highway 1, b/c i think it has better pickups. But it has black pickup covers, and the finish rubs off alot easier. A Mexi Strat with upgraded pickups would probably cost less than the Highway 1.