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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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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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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
  • A solid value that no other bass can match
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SquierAffinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (4)

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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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.

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(160 of 174 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!

By socalguy

from oxnard, CA

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

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

(67 of 81 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The most I could ask for at this price

By whitney

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

I am still a beginner bass player, I do not take lessons, but I learn by myself. This is a great bass, the only problem I have with it is that it gets out of tune easily. But for the price, it's awesome.

(58 of 70 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect, for what it is

By The Machine

from Dayton Texas

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

First of all, this bass shouldn't be compared with high dollar, professional level basses, because it ain't one. But it's great at what it is, an entry level short scale bass. I play a Fender Jazz bass in my church and with a band on the side. My son, like most boys, wants to emulated Daddy. So he asked for a bass. I bought him this bass for his 8th birthday. Okay, it doesn't make the same sound as a Fender Jazz. It's low register is a bit muddy sounding, but this is a SHORTSCALE bass. There's a reason why Gibson's shortscale basses weren't ever a real threat to Fender's full size basses. The standard 34" neck of Fender's P bass set the standard for the entire industry. Even Jack Bruce plays a full scale bass these days. Don't compare apples to oranges and you'll find this to be one sweet little orange.

(31 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not just for beginners

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

This is a great bass for beginners, but really, anyone can play it. This is a very comfortable, great sounding and great playing bass. I may buy more basses in the future, but the Bronco will remain my primary instrument.

(25 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great bass

By markm

from Milton, MA

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

I have had this bass since i was young. Which was perfect for me. Not to heavy and the neck is shorter which made it easier to play. it hasnt changed since. overall, it is a great bass for a good price. It satisfies most of my needs to play and stays in great shape after years of playing.

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SOLID first bass

By John Johnson

from Anaheim, CA

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

I have had this bass for 2 years and am very impressed with the quality of this bass for the price of $150. This bass stays in tune fairly well and can take some pretty hard hits. You will not sacrifice any tonal quality with the 30 inch neck. The neck of this bass is not as wide as similar priced basses so it makes playing easier. It would be better if Fender could make this bass with a couple more frets but I can't complain. The only problem I have had is that the input jack falls through the faceplate. If you are wanting to start bass, then this bass is for you. Go buy this bass and slap some better strings on it. However, if you are putting 34' strings on this bass that are medium light or thicker in gauge, you will have to be careful as the tuning post on the E string is not wide enough for the string.

(15 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good starting bass

By Devon

from Goffstown NH

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

i started with this bass, and its not too bad for a cheap starting bass, with only one pickup it gets sloppy, and theres not much for tone. i played mine the other day and its not a bad pop guitar for how cheap it is.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

You get what you pay for.

By ThatBlankKid

from Peoria, IL

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

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.

(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Cheap Bass

By 1adam12

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

This is just about the cheapest bass money will buy. So you get pretty much what you pay for. The single pickup is muddy and not sensitive enough for serious play. There are no usefultone controls. Quality control is marginal and the bass tends to buzz or rattle on an open E string. But, if you absolutely want to spend as little as possible and want to modify a bit with a better pickup, this is the bass to buy.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By Jazzmasta91

from Houston, TX

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

Every time i go to pretty much any guitar place they have one of these, and i love to sit and play this great little bass. just as good as a fender mustang and don't fooled by the low price. AWESOME LITTLE BASS!!!!!!!!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the purchase

By rick allison

from Columbus, oh

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

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

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More then a Beginner Instrument

By Donn Hussey

from Saginaw, MI

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazed at this great little bass!

By david

from Overland Park, KS

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Good Start

By greenroom1988

from New Jersey

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

I got this bass only about 6 months after i started playing guitar. i really have enjoyed leaning as many instruments as i could, and this guitar is my favorite of the three that i own. granted i am new to the instrument and dont have much to comepare it to, but as someone who is broke, i strongly recomend it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Short Scale Gem

By Ron

from Trafford, Pennsylvania

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

I called the local guitar center to see if they had the red squier bronco bass in stock. I was surprised to find out this bass was special order only. I wasn't happy about the bass being shipped to my home, but I'm glad I did. The Squier Bronco bass was pulled out of the box, plugged in, tuned up and was found to play perfect. The only thing I found wrong was one pick guard screw was put in crooked, this is a easy fix. This is the second Squier bass I've purchased and I tell you, they make a find bass. Now! if someone would make a gig bag just for the Bronco bass that would be icing on the cake.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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).

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty Sweet For A Start

By Jordass

from Canada

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

When I got my bronco bass i was only a lil kid about 9 or 10 years old, buti sitll have it today and i still play it just for kicks, yes it is a little small but i like it, it is the perfect bass for begginers even if your not its still great to play. I still find it amazing how such a little pick-up can make such a great sound for a bass!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great starter bass

By Steeeve

from Philadelphia

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

I've played guitar for a little over 3 years now, but I had always wanted to try other instruments when I got some spare cash. I finally had a little saved up, and went for this bass after playing it in the store. It's an amazing value. Being a guitar player with smallish hands, I love the short scale. I picked it up and started ripping away with barely any learning curve. I didnt feel particularly comfortable with a full scale bass. The guitar itself is great for beginners. It has a thin, fast neck and will give you a decent sound (it sounds much better with a pick than with your fingers). I highly recommend this instrument to any guitar players looking to make the transition to bass. The short scale is great for kids and players like me with smaller hands.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Bang Little Buck

By leadmyguitar

from Alvord,Tx

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

I just got this bass a few days ago and was blown away. The Playabilty of this bass is beyond par. I've been playing for years now and have an O.L.P 5 string and an Epiphone Thunderbird and this one definately holds its own. The tone is deep, the neck is smooth the only thing i see lacking is tonal range, but for the price definately a great bass

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT

By Matt

from Hamden, CT

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

This is a great beginner guitar, I just started playing the bass and the price was outstanding for a cheap guy like me.

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