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Fender Highway One Jazz Bass  

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    The J Bass goes back to its American roots.

    The Fender Highway One Jazz Bass has all the classic American-made J Bass features: alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 2 single-coil Jazz pickups, chrome hardware, and a 3-ply pickguard. Special upgrades include a Badass II bridge, Greasebucket master tone, graphite-reinforced neck, and a '70s headstock logo. Satin lacquer finish enhances tone and ages beautifully.

    Features
    • American-made J Bass
    • Alder body
    • Graphite-reinforced maple neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • 2 single-coil Jazz pickups
    • Chrome hardware
    • 3-ply pickguard
    • BadAss II bridge
    • Greasebucket master tone
    • '70s headstock logo

    An American-made classic for a fantastic price. Order today.

     
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    4.7

    (based on 38 reviews)

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    Fender Hiway One

    What a great value. I was a little worried about the looks of the flat finish, but that went away the first night on a gig. Mine is the sunburst and I would...Read complete review

    What a great value. I was a little worried about the looks of the flat finish, but that went away the first night on a gig. Mine is the sunburst and I would normally have to pitch the white pickguard, but this one is slightly parchment, so it looks great--like it is slightly aged. To put it in a nutshell, I've owned a USA Jazz for just shy of 20 years. I could never bond with that bass--changed pickups (both passive and active), bridge, strings--I was never completely satisfied. Out of the box, the Hiway One is a done deal. It feels great, looks great, and sounds amazing. My old Jazz is now for sale!!

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    Awesome Tone.

    I own a 5 string Warwick Thumb Active Bass- A Fender Jazz + V Active Bass- a Yamaha Nathan east Active 5 string- a Yamaha BB300 from the 70's- An 80's...Read complete review

    I own a 5 string Warwick Thumb Active Bass- A Fender Jazz + V Active Bass- a Yamaha Nathan east Active 5 string- a Yamaha BB300 from the 70's- An 80's era Fender Precision Bass-A G&L Interceptor Active Bass form the 80's- A Music man stingray Active Bass from the late 70's- and my Honey Blonde Highway one Jazz bass which I have owned for going on 3 years now.
    I am a very busy recording and gigging musician this is the bass that I get payed to play meaning I get specific requests all the time for a Jazz Bass (or P-bass tone), I bought a hardshell tweed case for it, I put telecaster style knobs on it, I changed the pick guard to a tortishell, Added a fat finger and changed out the pickups to Fender noiseless, not because I didnt like the stock pick ups. They provided great tone, but, in the live ensembles that I was playing in the 60 Cycle was just unbearable (just like an old 60's bass). This bass really shines in the studio it is warm fat and woody sounding. Rock-Blues-Jazz it does it all I play this bass probably 65 % of the time that I have a bass strapped to my body and split the other 35% up between all the other instruments that I own. That should tell you something. Congrats to Fender for a brilliant product.
    Badass II Bridge-Rosewood Fretboard-
    Very well built after 40+ years Fender knows how to build a Jazz Bass. Leo would be proud
    Best Price to Tone Value on the Market. USA made. There are lots of better Basses out there some even by Fender themselves. However if your looking for bang for the buck there is probably none better.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Awesome Tone.

    By Richard Wayburn

    from in a van down by the river

    I own a 5 string Warwick Thumb Active Bass- A Fender Jazz + V Active Bass- a Yamaha Nathan east Active 5 string- a Yamaha BB300 from the 70's- An 80's era Fender Precision Bass-A G&L Interceptor Active Bass form the 80's- A Music man stingray Active Bass from the late 70's- and my Honey Blonde Highway one Jazz bass which I have owned for going on 3 years now.
    I am a very busy recording and gigging musician this is the bass that I get payed to play meaning I get specific requests all the time for a Jazz Bass (or P-bass tone), I bought a hardshell tweed case for it, I put telecaster style knobs on it, I changed the pick guard to a tortishell, Added a fat finger and changed out the pickups to Fender noiseless, not because I didnt like the stock pick ups. They provided great tone, but, in the live ensembles that I was playing in the 60 Cycle was just unbearable (just like an old 60's bass). This bass really shines in the studio it is warm fat and woody sounding. Rock-Blues-Jazz it does it all I play this bass probably 65 % of the time that I have a bass strapped to my body and split the other 35% up between all the other instruments that I own. That should tell you something. Congrats to Fender for a brilliant product.
    Badass II Bridge-Rosewood Fretboard-
    Very well built after 40+ years Fender knows how to build a Jazz Bass. Leo would be proud
    Best Price to Tone Value on the Market. USA made. There are lots of better Basses out there some even by Fender themselves. However if your looking for bang for the buck there is probably none better.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Great instrument

    By Rodney Pfotenhauer

    from Toledo, Ohio

    I'm 71 years old and was one of the first rock & roll musicians, so I've been playing bass a long time, and this is one of the best instruments I've played. My first bass was a gibson '59 EBO that I still have and play. I got the Highway Jazz bass guitar Tuesday the 15th of November and I played bluegrass that afternoon, and country that evening. Wednesday I played with my senior center orchestra, and Saturday I played with my old rock & roll friends (what's left of them). You're only as old as you think you are. This guitar will do it all.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender Hiway One

    By Robbin Kerth

    from Eastern KS

    What a great value. I was a little worried about the looks of the flat finish, but that went away the first night on a gig. Mine is the sunburst and I would normally have to pitch the white pickguard, but this one is slightly parchment, so it looks great--like it is slightly aged. To put it in a nutshell, I've owned a USA Jazz for just shy of 20 years. I could never bond with that bass--changed pickups (both passive and active), bridge, strings--I was never completely satisfied. Out of the box, the Hiway One is a done deal. It feels great, looks great, and sounds amazing. My old Jazz is now for sale!!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    sweet bass!

    By BinMS

    from MS

    This is a quality instrument. It has a "working man's" vibe to it; no fancy appointments here - just a solid, very well-built, great sounding jazz bass. The fit and finish are excellent too. It features that classic Jazz bass sound heard on countless hits. A great palette of tones can be coaxed out of it at a turn of the knobs. The only diappointment is no hardshell case. For a bass at this price point - for the working musician - something more substantial than a gig bag is desirable, even if it costs a little more.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    dank

    By eddyjoe

    from boston

    great tone, finish feels great up close, really gets personal after a while. i feel very attached to mine. i can really get a great deep and warm tone out of it.i play flat wounds on mine and it reacts to them really nicely

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    5.0

    Great

    By Dave Anderson

    from Vermont

    This is the bass that I own, and not only does it have a great value, I think it sounds better than an American Standard. I just always like the sound and look of the more vintage basses. The Badass bridge and the pickups are both better than what goes on standard. The only thing you may not like is that the neck is pretty thick (I like that but I know plenty that don't.)

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best choice

    By Maramau

    from Italy

    In my opinion, if you have not so much money to spend, this is the right and the best choice io can do if you want a jazz bass. Obviously, if you can spend how much you want, take an american standard. But if your budget is limited, as mine, this bass will not let you down. It is very close to american standard sound quality, for certain aspects even better.

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    5.0

    Easy Playing Bass

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I bought this bass in January 2010 and absolutely love it. The sound is very smooth, but I think the way the bass plays is the best thing about this bass. The neck feels comfortable and it doesn't have the glossy finish that slows you down. If you're trying to decide between a MIM and the Highway One go with the Highway One. Its already got the Badass bridge and the stock pickups sound good. This is a very good bass. I hope to get a Highway One P Bass in the future.

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    5.0

    The Best Bass For The Money

    By Ernie-WF7av

    from Macon, GA

    I purchased the Fender Highway One Jazz Bass 2 years ago and have received many nice comments on the sound that this baby puts out. When I received this bass, the neck needed a slight adjustment that was easily taken care of. The Bad Ass II bridge makes a big difference as it adds punch and clarity to the sound even with the factory strings that come with the bass. Other than strings, I have not made any changes to this beauty. You simply cannot get an American made bass guitar for a better price anywhere. I highly recommend this model to both beginners and experienced players alike.

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    5.0

    great bass

    By dennithecrock

    from mountain home, arkansas

    bought this bass 3 years ago.it is a great fender bass, made in usa. i just added a fender bridge chrome cover and wow!!! it reminds me of the old 1960 fender basses. buy one you can,t go wrong.

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