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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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  • A perfect starter bass for students
  • Delivers a great tone and feel
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SquierAffinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 179 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good feel (18)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (17)
  • Practicing (17)
  • Recording (11)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WOW!

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

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Entry level short scale

I bought this bass to replace a Fender Musicmaster Bass that I was forced to sell years ago. The Fender Mustang would have been ideal but the price was a little out of my...Read complete review

I bought this bass to replace a Fender Musicmaster Bass that I was forced to sell years ago. The Fender Mustang would have been ideal but the price was a little out of my range so I went with the bronco. It had everything I wanted , 30" scale neck , light weight , fender style but I found the pickup to be weak and lifeless.When I replaced it with a Seymour Duncan quarter pounder I found that the original pickup was not only poorly made(plain steel poles with little magnet strips under them) BUT the P-U was for a SIX String!! (6 pole pieces). I put good strings on it(D'Addario Half Rounds) and now I have a bass that looks and sounds SWEEEET at a fraction of the price. If your not afraid to "Tinker" this makes a good project , and a Great Bass.

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4.0

Nice!

By GREG

from undisclosed

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • School Bands

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

    Got this for my son for Christmas. He's 9 so didn't want him dragging my huge bass around and potentially breaking foot or the bass! Great punchy sounding bass guitar. I feel that I could gig with it too!

     
    4.0

    Great little bass with a little work

    By Dan

    from Phoenix

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

    I play 1-2 times a week with a full band in a live setting and this is my main bass. I have the Indonesian build model (the better of the two sources). The frets and neck were all good. I play using flatwounds so the strings got replaced right out of the box with Rotosound flatwound short scales.

    I found no major flaws in the body, paint or structure of the bass. First things - it plays fine out of the box but setup is not easy with the stock bridge. You will not get good intonation at the 12th fret, I had to tune it using the 5th fret to make it work with the stock gear, which is not good. The stock pickup is widely known as a poor choice - its a cheap strat-type mass produced single coil pickup. It does the job, but it isn't ideal. I swapped out the stock pickup for a Seymour Duncan dual rail which made a really big difference in the tone. I have to keep the pickup close to the body because it is LOUD.

    The bridge is also junk - again, having a bridge where you change two strings using the same intonation screws means that you have to compromise and either have one string out of intonation or both "close" to but not exactly intoned properly. I bought a brass bridge with individual intonation screws and swapped out the bridge. I also set the new bridge further back and now this little bass rocks hard. Problem solved with about 30 minutes with a drill and screwdriver.

    So, basically, for about $150 and some elbow grease, I took a basic instrument that is very comfortable in hand but didn't intone properly or sound fantastic and made it sound like a little monster. With about $75 in parts I have a fantastically fun bass that is light and incredibly easy to play and sounds like something far more expensive. Yes, I could have bought a $200 bass that would setup right out of the box, but I really like the size and weight of this bass and with the mods, it blows away the usual $200-$250 priced bases (I have had a few of those and this now beats every one of them).

     
    5.0

    Nice Bass

    By Fender Minder

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

      I have short fingers so playing bass can be challenging. The shorter scale on this bass makes it easier for me to play... I've wanted one for awhile now... Sounds good through my Ampeg BA 110.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Bass

      By Dombomb

      from Oakland,California

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

      I got this as my first bass preformed well at my first gig. With the right amp, it sounds great.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent Bass for money, Modder's Dream

      By Isher

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bridge Discrepancy
      • Oddball Size Tuners
      • Plastic Nut
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

      I ended up using this bass for songs where long scale can be a bit difficult. My main bass is an imported '54 P Bass copy, Alder body and maple neck/fingerboard. It had to go into a local shop for some major nut repair, and I needed something to play around with.

      Off the rack, it was a pretty great bass for the price. The neck is very well crafted, no sharp fret edges like some imported instruments. It's an agathis body, so the tone can be kind of bland, but compared to older Squier Broncos, it seems that all of the bridge and neck contact one piece of wood on the multi-piece construction, so sustain isn't too bad.

      The bad: The tuners are pretty sorry and are an oddball size, which makes replacement with good tuners very difficult. My E and A tuners rattle some, but all four do hold tune pretty well for cheap tuners. Also, the stock pickup is a six-pole ceramic Strat pickup, so it can sound...odd when bending strings. The other bad is the bridge: although it intonates pretty well, two saddles can make proper intonation difficult to achieve along with proper radius. Also, the bridge mounting pattern is almost impossible to replace with another bridge--four hole lock-down and quick-release style bridges DO work, but the bridge is mounted a little too far forward, and intonation is almost always sharp on the upper end of the fingerboard. Gotoh 201's are also very difficult to adapt to fit.

      But for its price point, some of these cons are easily fixed. I have a Mojotone Alnico V lipstick Strat pickup in mine with CTS 500K pots. It sounds excellent--it fools some of my buddies about how cheap it is. This bass could probably also benefit from a bar retainer near the nut. It went from an around the house beater to a mainstay for certain songs.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice beginner or for those who just dnt want full scale

      By Lisa

      from Ca

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • little fret buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

      I took lessons over a decade ago..and quit when I was really getting the hang of it. #regret.
      Now I'm picking it up again..square one..so I put my full scale jazz bass down..and started relearning with this..so I wouldn't get discouraged. Glad I was told about this. I love the size and probably stick with short scale even as I advance.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding

      By Bobby

      from Austing

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

        outstanding

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for Multi-Instrumentalists

        By Brandon "Drummer" Jackson

        from Illinois

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          I play violin, viola, mandolin, ukulele, and usually other short scale instruments. I know how to play bass, but when I do, my fingers can't stretch far on a full-scale bass easily. Usually when I play full-scale, I need about a 15-20 minutes to acclimate my hands to it. I found this at a music store, and fell absolutely in love. I was able to play all the things I know and that I've written so easily, and the price!?! its EXTREMELY affordable! This is a great bass for anyone, from young hands, to seasoned hands to any on-the-go practice to pit orchestras to stage!

           
          4.0

          Bad Handling but LOVE

          By Isabel

          from California

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

              I am only a beginner but i love this bass. It works super well and of course i would recommend it!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              lots of fun after a modest modification

              By Mark

              from Bergenfield, N.J.

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • GREAT FOR EXPERIMENTING

              Cons

              • Annoying Bridge. Not easy to set up

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

              I own 2 of these. I bought both used from the guitar center website. Once you adjust the bridge and the neck properly, they begin to be very usable instruments. I am a big fan of Lace pickups. I installed a lace sensor purple in one of these and the bass became more versatile after that. I could be wrong, but I believe that it's best to use the same size strings with this that it came with. I find that it's easier to get decent intonation that way. The lace sensor purple really took this bass to a much more professional level. I am able to get a much wider variety of usable sounds now. I have also found that my effects boxes like working with the lace sensor purple alot more than the stock pickup did. Owning 2 of these, I found one to be a little heavier than the other.

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