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The Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V is a value-priced 5-string version of the world famous Fender Jazz Bass. It has the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, at an ultra-economical price point. It ... Read More

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The Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V is a value-priced 5-string version of the world famous Fender Jazz Bass. It has the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, at an ultra-economical price point. It is perfect for either the burgeoning five string player or as a low-cost backup for any working musician.

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  • Solid Body Electric Bass
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • 34" scale
  • 1.875 nut width
  • Chrome hardware
  • 2 single-coil Jazz Bass V pickups
  • 2 Volume and 1 tone control
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SquierAffinity 5-String Jazz Bass V
 
5.0

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)

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5.0

Very nice bass (and not just for the price)!

By Reginald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

For anyone having second thought's about purchasing this instrument should go ahead. This is a very nice bass guitar that was set up nicely and played well right out of the box. The finish is spot on, the neck is solid and the tone was very good. I wanted an all passive instrument for a change as I'm used to playing active basses and have some very nice ones, however this was a wonderful surprise! I had a great time playing it in church yesterday and it will probably be going with me from now on.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I bought this bass as a back up, but I love it. It is my #1.

By Jim

from Houston, Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • It was set up great right out of the box.
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

    This bass was set up like I had done it myself. I love the sound I get.

     
    5.0

    This is my second Affinity 5-string Jazz Bass V!

    By Stoney

    from Lewistown, PA and Largo FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Made in China, but the craftsmanship is great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

      The low B 5th string makes for great bottom on any tune. The reasonable price allows me to purchase a second Affinity 5-string Jazz Bass V to keep at my Forida home for local venues there. While the actual Fender Jazz Bass is very desireable, this model looks, feels, plays and sounds great for the money!

       
      5.0

      Fantastic bass, for beginners or pros!

      By Dan

      from Sterling Heights, MI

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • It's just like any other J bass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any use, really.
        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

        As a young bassist, I was very excited to step up from a 4-string to 5. The moment I played this bass, I knew this was the one to take home. Great quality, great sound, great looks, and for the price it's a steal. It's just like any other J bass, so if you're looking for a cheap 5-string with great quality, this is it.It's great for slap or any other playing style too. As a side note, because this is just like any other J, it doesn't have too much of a sharp, clear note, but a mellow tone. If you want sharp sound and then mellow at a moment's notice, I would recommend the Jaguar V. Overall, this bass if fantastic, great for anyone.

         
        5.0

        What a great guitar

        By John F

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Action is Great
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Playing Out
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

          I was jamming at a friends out of town and all they had was a Peavey 5 string bass. I found it awkward and not comfortable to play, to the point I removed the 5th (B) string. When I got home I decided to prepare if that happens again, saw this bass advertised, it looked good from the picture so purchased around $200. A great surprise when arrived, the quality and craftsmanship is very good and sounds great. I put away my other basses (1974 Fender P bass and Jazz) and forced myself to play this one for a few weeks. Glad I did, I love the low "B" and in 2-3 weeks have mastered it. I'm now looking at upgrading to an American Fender Jazz or P, but afraid it won't feel or sound any better then this.I really like this thing!

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Forever My Main BASS!

          By Chris Evans

          from Rolling Meadows IL

          Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

          I love this Bass. the strings are fun the pluck away at and im always smiling when playing my music <3 i highly recommend this bass to beginners for 5 string bass'. Just another masterpiece of Fender Company USA! :D

          (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          THE killer bass deal of all time!

          By Kurt Kurosawa

          from Yorktown, Virginia

          Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

          I bought this based on other reviews and they were right. It's a remarkable deal. The bass plays and sounds no differently than the Fender 5-string Jazz with inline Gotohs that I played back in the early 90s. The B is somewhat floopy, as you'd expect with a 34" scale, and the alder-maple-rosewood combination makes it sound like a J is supposed to sound. The pickups are fine the way they are. Everyone seems to want to mod a budget bass as soon as they get it, but there's no real need. Yes, the electronics buzz as they do with every other J on the planet, but that's the point--it's just like every other J on the planet, only way cheaper. There are no dead spots anywhere on the neck the way I became accustomed to Fender dead spots (OK, if you're picky, there might be the faintest hint in the G on the D string and the C, C# and D on the G string, but like I said, nothing we'd have called a dead spot back in the day, and we probably would have praised the evenness of response of this neck). This might be attributable to the P neck width, which makes for wonderfully uncramped playing. Except for string intonation and that the far screw on the bridge section for the E string was loose and rattled, the bass was set up ready to go just the way it arrived in the mail. I've been playing for a while, since I was 14 as a hobby, and for a living from age 21 to 51, and being something of a gearhead, I've played skillions of basses in that time. I laid off for the past 8 years and just picked this up simply because I don't have a 5. This bass is something else. I guess I've mellowed over the years. A little buzz is nothing that bothers me, and I don't need the most powerful pickups in the world or the wildest onboard electronics. I just want something that's eminently playable and that makes all the sounds a bass is supposed to make, and that's what I've got here, plus the attack, the out-of-nowhere roundhouse punch of this thing when played with a light touch is simply unbelievable. Maybe I'd lose that if I were to install hotter pickups or a heavier bridge. I don't know, but I'm not eager to kill that magic, not at all. There's an Arab story that a bedouin who was wandering the desert ran across the Garden of Eden, and there was every good thing to eat, so he stayed for years, but then he noticed there was no onion. So he left and got his onion, but he never found his way back and he's still out there looking for the Garden. And maybe you old-timers remember when Chuck Rainey went nuts over an ultra-sustain bridge and had them hog out his perfect bass to install it. The last time I saw him he had another bass. Maybe this isn't a bass for the young, at least not most of them who are looking for magic but always figuring it's out there somewhere, never in their own hands, especially when the decal on the headstock isn't magic. But for you old-timers who know what's good, what's necessary, and what's not, I think this 5 might have been built just for you and me.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Bass-ically awesome

          By Brian Barksdale

          from mansfield, ma

          Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

          i have never played 5 string in my life and i picked this up for a cheap price. this thing sounds super awesome. i think this was a much better buy than anything else that was available.

          (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By Frank

          from Norther VA

          Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

          Simply an outstanding deal. The finish and workmanship is flawless, every bit as good as my Fender 4 -string Jazz. Great tone! Frets are smooth, and the setup was nice and low with no fret buzz right out of the box. Volume and tone controls are nicely graduated, enabling you to make small adjustments easily. String spacing is a wee bit more generous than some other 5-strings, and this is one of the main reasons I chose this bass. It easily worth twice what I paid for it. The black model I bought looks great, but I do wish they still offered it in the Arctic white/white pickguard scheme.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AWESOME!

          By Paul Yuma AZ

          from Yuma AZ

          Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

          Ive been playing bass for about 14 years now with only 1 guitar by Dean Guitars. Ive always wanted a Fender but well could never afford one. I stopped in Guitar Center while on a out of town trip and saw this bass thought id try it out. Needless to say i fell in love. I took it home same day made some adjustments on the action and been gig'n with it ever since. I gig on a regular basis at least 3 weekends a month. I get alot of compliments on it and for the price you cant beat it. So if you think Squire is cheap and not good quality your wrong. would recommend this bass to anyone..

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