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Squier Affinity Jazz Bass Guitar  

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Representing the best value in bass guitar design available today, the Affinity Series Jazz Bass rocks powerful tone and fast feel. Crisp and punchy, the Jazz Bass is renown for its sound and comforta... Click To Read More About This Product

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Representing the best value in bass guitar design available today, the Affinity Series Jazz Bass rocks powerful tone and fast feel. Crisp and punchy, the Jazz Bass is renown for its sound and comfortable playing feel. Eye-catching finishes and flexible features round out the package for a sterling instrument that’s a great value.

Features Neck
  • Shape:C
  • Wood:Maple
  • Neck joint:4-Bolt
  • Scale length:34 in.
  • Truss rod:Yes
  • Finish:Gloss
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups:Passive
  • Pickup configuration:SS
  • Neck:Not applicable
  • Middle:Single-coil
  • Bridge:Single-coil
  • Brand:Fender
  • Series or parallel:Parallel
  • Active preamp:Not applicable
  • Special electronics:Not applicable
  • Fretboard
  • Material:Rosewood
  • Radius:9.5 in. (241 mm)
  • Fret size:Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets:20
  • Inlays:Dot
  • Nut material:Synthetic bone
  • Nut width:1.5 in. (38.1 mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret:Info not available
  • Body
  • Cutaway:Double cutaway
  • Construction:Solidbody
  • Body wood:Alder
  • Top wood:Not applicable
  • Body finish:Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout:Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch:No
  • Coil tap or split:Not appicable
  • Tone switching:No
  • Special switching:Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type:Fixed
  • Bridge design:4-Saddle adjustable
  • Tailpiece:Not applicable
  • Tuning machines:Open-geared
  • Color:Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings:4
  • Pickguard:Yes
  • Special features:Not applicable
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:Info not available
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SquierAffinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (6)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High versatility, low price

I got this bass yesterday, needing a cheap bass for home recording projects. I didn't expect a whole lot, because I've had Squier equipment before (and have been very disappointed in the...Read complete review

I got this bass yesterday, needing a cheap bass for home recording projects. I didn't expect a whole lot, because I've had Squier equipment before (and have been very disappointed in the past). However, I was blown away when I tried it out and even more so when I put some new strings on it.

The great thing is how versatile this bass is. I've been using it for rock, metal, pop-punk, and a little bit of thrash. It sounds phenomenal in every genre I've wanted it in. It plays very well, the neck is relatively fast, and it's fairly lightweight compared to other bass guitars.

My only recommendation is swapping out the stock strings. It makes a big difference and with some medium-gauge strings, it'll sound better than you'd ever think a Squier guitar could sound. I'm extremely glad I got this bass and would happily buy it again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love the bass, HATE the finish.

The setup out of the box was fine, and the feel of the neck on these, well it is what sold me on the Affinity Jazz VS other models. I have ugpraded mine,...Read complete review

The setup out of the box was fine, and the feel of the neck on these, well it is what sold me on the Affinity Jazz VS other models. I have ugpraded mine, to suit my tastes, not that there was anything wrong with it. HOWEVER, I have one issue with it that is driving me batty, and that is a poor quality finish. The finish is popping off in little flecks. This is obviously a surface prep problem at the factory (have they heard of primer?), sadly the Fender authorized facility says it's dents (it's not, there is one spot that is dented, and the paint stayed put). It is most likely my one unit that is like this, I have had Squier affinity basses in the past with no problems. I am keeping this one as a great neck is so hard to find, but you can bet your belly button I am going to strip it and refinish it once it annoys me enough... If I hadn't bought it as a modding platform, I would have yelled a LOT more at Fender about the finish quality problems...

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4.0

Great value

By Matt

from Tacoma, WA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

I've been playing guitar since I was 13 (I'm approaching 50 now) and wanted a bass to record demos and even finished tracks with. I bought this Squier J Bass based on the reviews and am so far really pleased -- maybe even amazed -- at the quality. This is a well-crafted instrument, with a nice neck, solid electronics, good tuners, a sweet finish, etc. About that finish: I chose "race green," hoping it was actually green and not like the color in the photo. Alas, it's silver. But the silver looks cool. Anyway, as for the bass, I've already recorded with it and am really pleased with the results. I've played a Fender American Jazz and P-Bass, and this one holds up. Like them, it has to be run through a compressor to get even volume from every note (some strings/frets produce more volume than others), but I think this is pretty common. Anyway, I'm really inspired by my Squier J Bass and might just look into a Squier guitar. Great value for the money!

 
5.0

This bass is great

By Baller does bass

from Mars

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Amazing blue color
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anything
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

    It's baller

     
    2.0

    You get what you pay for

    By matthew

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

    The bass looks nice, but it was unplayable out of the box. The neck was too straight and the strings were stupid low so it buzzed like a hornet's nest and otherwise sounded awful. Unfortunately, the some of the saddle adjustment screws were not long enough to get the proper string height as it looks like at least two different lengths were used randomly on this guitar. That along with a very deep slot in the nut for the D & G strings made for lots of work getting this thing ready. The truss rod was not especially responsive but it looks like its going to hold the proper relief. The fret ends are also not great, but that's not a surprise. What is a surprise is that the frets look a little low and small and flat for medium jumbos. This particular red bass also came with a white/black/white pickguard, not 3-ply white as listed. The race red paint is pretty sweet, bright and shiny solid red. Made in China, so you get what you get. If you have a chance to pick up one of these for a good price after a pro setup, do it. Otherwise, look to spend the price of the guitar again in setup and parts to get it working if you get a bad one.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Competent. Great value

    By BBQBOB

    from TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

        Needed a good cheap bass and saw the good reviews on this. They are absolutely true. Has the feel and sound of a Fender Jazz bass for the price of a toy. I did adjust the intonation, truss and the string height a bit, but that's mostly because I'm OCD about neck mechanics. I did not feel the need to change the strings as some other folks did. And...it's true that you will get hum out of the pickups at anything but the middle volume setting, but that's to be EXPECTED with single coil pickups and I did not find it excessive. If you want less hum, don't get an instrument that uses single coil pickups. Besides, as another reviewer wrote, there are add-on pedals that can eliminate the hum entirely if it really bugs you. Only gripe I have is a very minor beef about getting a slight scratchy static noise if the tone control is moved with signal running thru it. Excellent finish work on fingerboard and frets. Flawless gloss finish. Tuning machines are good enough but not top-notch. All-in-all an EXCELLENT value.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Id buy it again.

        By Al

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

        Bang for the buck you cant really go wrong with a Squier.
        Out of the box,the play-ability was decent. The Burgandy Mist color looks fantastic.
        And everything worked.
        After a few youtube tutorials i was able to really dial this thing in by lowering the action and
        setting the intonation. 5 star all day long.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Thanks GC!

        By Richard

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

        Quick action. good buy.good price.

         
        5.0

        Great Starter Bass

        By Meghan the Bassist

        from Marietta, Ga

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Beginners
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

          This was my first ever bass (I now play on a Fender MIM), it was a fantastic starter bass. Sounded great, just definitely needed a few adjustments when I first got it. Perfect bass for a new player.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Love the bass, HATE the finish.

          By BigDaveF150

          from League City, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Ends Not Polished
          • Poor Finish Quality

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Performances
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Unshielded

          Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

          The setup out of the box was fine, and the feel of the neck on these, well it is what sold me on the Affinity Jazz VS other models. I have ugpraded mine, to suit my tastes, not that there was anything wrong with it. HOWEVER, I have one issue with it that is driving me batty, and that is a poor quality finish. The finish is popping off in little flecks. This is obviously a surface prep problem at the factory (have they heard of primer?), sadly the Fender authorized facility says it's dents (it's not, there is one spot that is dented, and the paint stayed put). It is most likely my one unit that is like this, I have had Squier affinity basses in the past with no problems. I am keeping this one as a great neck is so hard to find, but you can bet your belly button I am going to strip it and refinish it once it annoys me enough... If I hadn't bought it as a modding platform, I would have yelled a LOT more at Fender about the finish quality problems...

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          YOWZA!

          By Whitety Lewis (O.G.)

          from KC, MO

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good quality
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

            Excellent bang for your buck, here! I was looking at using only the body as a project piece...but I'm pleasantly surprised, and may run with it for awhile as is. Good neck and pocket fit. Tuners handle the job. Controls, bridge, and pups don't measure up to USA standards - but what does one expect for this kind of money? I'll add some USA Fender parts that are on hand, and have a player that I can use anywhere. Great starter bass as is, and good (or soon will be) for any kind of studio and/or live duty.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A VERY SOLID BASS!!!

            By GHOSTMAN

            from ST. LOUIS, MO

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

            WHAT A DEAL FOR A FINE LOOKING AND MOST IMPORTANT A FINE FEELING AND SOUNDING BASS. MINE IS THE LAKE PLACID BLUE...VERY NICE!!! PERFECT SET-UP RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. NO FRET BUZZ, NO SHARP FRETS. I HAVE BEEN PURCHASING SQUIRES FOR YEARS NOW AND HAVE NEVER HAD AN UNDERSIREABLE EXPERIENCE WITH ANY. THIS AFFINITY JAZZ BASS IS GOOD TO GO ON ANY GIG WITH ME!!!

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