With its slim 30"-scale neck and lightweight body, the Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar is an easy-to-play bass. Features a double-cutaway body, maple neck and fingerboard, 19 frets, a single... Read More
With its slim 30"-scale neck and lightweight body, the Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar is an easy-to-play bass. Features a double-cutaway body, maple neck and fingerboard, 19 frets, a single-coil pickup, master volume, and tone.
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Most Liked Positive Review
i just got this bass a little while back, and even though i outgrew it in like a week it's a really nice simple bass that will definetly stay in my inventory for a...Read complete review
i just got this bass a little while back, and even though i outgrew it in like a week it's a really nice simple bass that will definetly stay in my inventory for a long time. this is a great bass for any style of music you want to play whether it be soul or metal. definetly the best starter bass for this amount of money. do not buy the sets that come with an amp an everything cause everything in it is poorly made
Most Liked Negative Review
You get what you pay for.
I bought this bass when i started playing, and at the time i thought it sounded great, when i didn't know any better. The tone controls barely affect the sound, and the input...Read complete review
I bought this bass when i started playing, and at the time i thought it sounded great, when i didn't know any better. The tone controls barely affect the sound, and the input had to be repaired two weeks after i started playing it. It's good for beginners, but if you wanna get serious you'll have to find something much better.
Reviewed by 35 customers
So, I probably scream mid life crisis walking in to the local Guitar Center and ask for the Bronco to be pulled off the wall. The sales associate sets me up with bass, amp and cable and excuses himself while I noodle away. A short while later, I'm approaching the register bass in hand and the associate smiles good naturedly at me and asks how long I've been playing, probably thinking the guitar is some bucket list wish of mine when I tell him 32 years, I'm just downsizing a bit and smile back. I've played and been paid on 4/8/12 stringers, lots of Fender Americans and MIMs, G&Ls and Warwicks, so, I know a bass. The Squier Bronco is the best thing going for the money, with no exception. A five minute set up later and she intonates and sounds wonderful. I'd play her anywhere as is. That being said, tuners are a weak point and will probably be replaced for too much lash, and I'm not a fan of the zingy, round wounds that will likely be swapped for my favorite flats. Still, an excellent instrument at this price point, I wish they had been around when I was 15 and starting out. I'd buy one in each of half a dozen colors if available.
This bass is an interesting case where less is more. Take this bass, put flats on it, and put it through a little Acoustic combo. Crank the volume on the bass itself to about 80% and the tone knob all the way, then spend some time on with amp itself and you will have a setup that is close enough to an acoustic bass that you could use it instead of lugging around a huge instrument. It isn't too heavy, and the short scale makes it easy to play. The neck and fret board on mine were well done and there are no rough edges. The electronics sound good, but its a passive bass with a single pickup so that is really no feat. I have played this bass live for rockabilly, cajun, and blues gigs and it was the right sound for our three piece.
I bought one of these for my wife a few years ago, and I love almost everything about it. However, when I went to replace the pickup, I figured out why it has a plastic cover. It's a six pole pickup, made for guitar. Sure, it's fine to learn on, but after I installed a rail-style pickup, it was a different instrument altogether. Bottom line - buy one. They're great. But if you ever want to bring it on stage, replace the pickup first!
good sound great for a beginner with small hands
I got this for my 8 year son and it is a very good size and weight for him. It plays good and stays in tune. All in all not bad for the money.
This guitar is awful. I bought one and it was alright for a the first couple of months. Then all of a sudden I got awful buzz. It was unbearable. No matter how much you tune it, the notes on E A strings above the 9th fret sound awful. Even in an amp.
I bought this bass because I was on a budget. the size is good so i didnt have to buy a new case, but the neck was warped at the store. when it was fixed, the fret board was buzzing and had to be readjusted. i didnt because i like my action low. its good for finger, but playing slap and pick, it buzzes.
I primarily play guitar, but i am branching out. I love bass lines and trying to play them on guitar is very un-rewarding and leaves you feeling inadequate. So I bought this guy as my first bass. I am very happy with it. The machine heads are good quality and it holds its tune for a long time. This is a full length bass so it took a little while for my fingers to get used to the upper end of the neck. I expected a lot of buzzing but even with my weak fingers it didn't happen. I am very pleased with the sound and you can't go wrong paying this price.
I've had this bass for two years now, it never failed me. It had a great sound for a small price. Too bad that after a while the knobs fall off, the input fails and it comes out of tune very easily. Good starter bass, don't buy it if you want a full size, it is small and heavy. But it is worth the money.
I purchased this bass because my two primary basses went in for repairs. I needed something to practice with. This bass, when plugged into a professional sound system, sounds just as good as any other bass that I have. The other reason I purchased this bass was so I could have an economical back-up (plan B) just incase my primary bass goes out. My primary bass broke on me during a practice one Thursday evening. Ruined the whole night. This bass is so simple and sounds so good it is now part of my Sunday morning rotation. This bass is worth the purchase. Just for reference the GC in Columbus, Ohio did a beautiful job setting up and fixing my other basses. Thanks GC