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Squier Affinity Series J Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard

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This super-affordable Squier will astound you with the fabulous feel and tone of the original. Genuine rosewood fretboard, maple neck, sculpted alder body, 2 vintage-style single-coil J Bass pickups, ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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This super-affordable Squier will astound you with the fabulous feel and tone of the original. Genuine rosewood fretboard, maple neck, sculpted alder body, 2 vintage-style single-coil J Bass pickups, and a top-loaded bridge are all the essentials you need to get it right.

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  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Medium-jumbo frets
  • 2 vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
  • Top-loaded bridge
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SquierAffinity Series J Bass
 
4.4

(based on 45 reviews)

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    (26)

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    (15)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great beginner's bass!

I've been spending the last couple weeks shopping around for a good but inexpensive bass that's suited to a beginner's budget as well as abilities. I tried the P-Bass but did not like the...Read complete review

I've been spending the last couple weeks shopping around for a good but inexpensive bass that's suited to a beginner's budget as well as abilities. I tried the P-Bass but did not like the neck. The guys at some local music stores had tried in the past to convince me that there's no real difference between the J and the P besides looks, but I know better. The J-Bass has a narrower nut and a nicer taper to the neck. I can easily get my pinky onto the E string at the 12th fret, which was something I couldn't quite do with the P-Bass. This baby is smooth and fast. I find I can play the material I already know, more easily and quickly than I can on other basses I have tried. Looks aren't the most important consideration when choosing an instrument, but the J-Bass has got them anyhow. Mine is hot-rod red and dead sexy. A long, slender neck, a sleek body and curvy hips - this bass looks every bit as good as it sounds. I'm sure it doesn't hold a candle to more expensive basses (like its Fender Standard counterpart) but for the beginner on a budget, it's a most satisfactory choice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great modding platform

Just what the title says, this bass is a spectacular value for a modding platform. The woods are great, action is nice and low, and everything works properly, with no scratchy pots....Read complete review

Just what the title says, this bass is a spectacular value for a modding platform. The woods are great, action is nice and low, and everything works properly, with no scratchy pots. It stays in tune relatively well and looks really good. However. The pickups are super weak. I played it through an Eden EN300 head and EX112 cab at the local store and I absolutely could not get a good sound out of it. But honestly, for the price, you can't expect a high-quality instrument. And with the money you save, a good set of your favorite pickups and strings are well within reach, so with a little homework and an extra $100-$200, you could probably make it Fender MIM quality.

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(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great beginner's bass!

By HeadHunter

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

I've been spending the last couple weeks shopping around for a good but inexpensive bass that's suited to a beginner's budget as well as abilities. I tried the P-Bass but did not like the neck. The guys at some local music stores had tried in the past to convince me that there's no real difference between the J and the P besides looks, but I know better. The J-Bass has a narrower nut and a nicer taper to the neck. I can easily get my pinky onto the E string at the 12th fret, which was something I couldn't quite do with the P-Bass. This baby is smooth and fast. I find I can play the material I already know, more easily and quickly than I can on other basses I have tried. Looks aren't the most important consideration when choosing an instrument, but the J-Bass has got them anyhow. Mine is hot-rod red and dead sexy. A long, slender neck, a sleek body and curvy hips - this bass looks every bit as good as it sounds. I'm sure it doesn't hold a candle to more expensive basses (like its Fender Standard counterpart) but for the beginner on a budget, it's a most satisfactory choice.

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Bass

By Aaron

from Houston, Tx

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

You can not find a bass at this price stand up against this squier. It has a fast action neck and a plethora of tones at your control. You can go from Motown sound to Fleas popping funk tone on this beast. This bass is like getting something for nothing which I thought was impossible.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!!!

By Jason Corlett

from Mission Viejo, California

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

I, ve used this bass for 2 years now and it works fine. Everywhere I played, from Monterey, CA to Ohio, I've been happy with the way it performs. Personally, I like using any DR bass strings because it gives it that scratchy bass sound. I look forward to using it more with my band. I cannot find a greater Squier bass compared to this.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply Amaizing

By Vili

from Bethesda, MD

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

I play bass for more then forty years. I own 11 basses, including Warwick NT Thumb and Warwick Steamer. Long time ago, I owned �ۡ��̏Fender Jazz Bass 1963�ۡ�ݕ�_, which I liked but unfortunately I sold it. I recently red a very favorable review of �ۡ��̏Squier Affinity Series J Bass�ۡ�ݕ�_ in the "Bass Player" magazine. I got intrigued with the review, so I went in a music store to test it. I compared it with a �ۡ��̏ Fender American Standard Jazz Bass Guitar�ۡ�ݕ�_, which is built from the same type of wood, and has identical bridge and pickups. I adjusted the same volume and tone setup on both basses and tested them through �ۡ��̏Ampeq BA300 �ۡ��̏ amplifier, as I use an identical amplifier. I could not fine any difference in tone. To my surprise, the Squier came with a better factory setup, with a significantly lower action. This bass has a perfect finish. Sound of this bass is identical to my 1963 bass (it uses the identical single coil pickups which are reissued). Although I did not plan to by another bass, I could not resist This bass is simply amazing. If you like Fender, go for this bass, simply save your money. Also, ignore stupid comments like �ۡ��̏this is a good bass for beginners�ۡ�ݕ�_ or �ۡ��̏this bass is not for a stage�ۡ�ݕ�_. These comments are written by guys who are not serious bass players and cannot judge a quality of an instrument. This bass is simply as good as any American made Fender.

(12 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great For Begginers

By jazzbass2112

from Ct

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

I got this bass about 4 months ago and so far it has been alright. You have to buy this bass expecting the minimum performance that a bass can give you. For begginers this bass is great. It will get you familiar with bass playing and get you started. It has started to give me problems with the strings becoming worn and the pickups could be replaced for better ones. Overall buy it if your a begginers, but if your not a begginer look at other fenders

(11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A sick Bass for a sick price

By Stratman 420

from Hogwash, MAS

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

Bought this bass for a very cheap amount, and I am very glad that I did. This bass has alot of quality in this. I like the jazzy sound. Nothing like my American Fender, but still can hold it's own.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Bass

By WithTheLightsOut

from Queens, New York

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

My Squier J-Bass is a Fender Squier Series from about 10 years ago. Ten years later it still sounds great. If the new one's are made anything like mine, then you'll be more than satisfied. Using the tone knobs and volume knobs, I can get a huge variety of tones.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Beginner Bass

By Matthew Lee

from Riverside, CA

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

This bass sounds amazing. With a little adjustment to the action and intonation, I was able to get all of the sounds I wanted out of this bass. Though it is not as good as a true Fender Jazz bass, this one is pretty darn close to it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass for new bassists

By Ethan Wilson

from Lynnwood,Washington

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

This was the very first bass I bought and it is working out great. The tone is nice and it plays great with all sorts of music. Plus, the price is great.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An objective view and review

By Eclecticity

from Houston, TX

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

Due to financial problems I had to part with my Fender Standard J but I still wanted to have that wonderful J sound, look and feel. Having had some experience with Squier I did not hesitate to buy one to fill the gap and overall I am happy. These do need good strings and a setup to be at there best. After that you may still experience a little buzz but nothing that is audible through an amp. Other than that it is fantastic. There are so many different tones available. Also in all honesty the pots are better on this than on my Fender! I gigged with the Fender, I plan to gig with this and that is coming from a tone junkie! If you desire it get it!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bass I've ever owned!!!!!!!!

By Daniel Reeves

from Bellmawr, NJ

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

This is one of the best basses out there!!! It's very reasonably priced for a bass like this. I just got the bass yesterday and have already learned two songs on it. It is very compfortable to use and easy to use also. There are people saying this bass is horrible, here's a bit of advice. Don't listen to them!!!! They must have been drunk when they wrote their reveiw. The bass is excellent along with the service that the guitar center has to offer. The people were as nice as can be, couldn't ask for a better service!!! Awsome bass and an Awsome buy!!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Budget Bass

By Scott

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

Very nice finish and detail work for a bass in this price range-smooth frets, straight neck, excellent playability, inspirational tone. The only drawbacks I've seen are some fret buzz (which could be reduced by adjusting the action), and finish durability-it nicks very easily. For what you are paying, you'd be hard pressed to find a better bass.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Value

By JACQUES POINSKI

from Akron, OH

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

I went to my local Guitar Center with the intent of buying a short-scale bass because I normally play guitar. They had just sold out of the bass I was looking for, so I decided to try what they had in stock. After pulling down seven basses ranging in price from $300 to $900 and testing them each thru an amp, I told the sales person that I had not intended to spend that much, and asked what was available at a lower price. He handed me the Squier Affinity J-Bass, and I had to keep checking to make sure that the price tag was not a mistake. It played better than, and sounded as good as, any of the higher priced basses I had tried. Squier instruments are not �ۡ��̏set-up right out of the box�ۡ�ݕ�_ and I had no expectations that this bass would be an exception, so with that in mind: Good points: 1) The neck, and we all know that the J-Bass has a thin neck, this one sports a satin finish that feels very nice and fast with no sharp fret ends. The truss rod adjustment worked just as expected, and once straightened (very easy), plays as well as any bass neck I have ever held. 2) The pick-ups, I know they are single-coil ceramics, but voiced well enough to sound very close to the alnico pick-ups of the original Fender J-Bass. Nice punch and slap, and they have that deep signature �ۡ��̏growl�ۡ�ݕ�_ when cranked. The volume and tone controls did not feel or sound cheap in any way. Weak points 1) The bridge, although it works fine and adjusted easily enough, the bridge saddle adjustment screws for the E and G strings were tilted at an angle when the saddles were set to proper height. I will replace the bridge saddles. There are many companies that offer after-market parts for the J and P basses, so no problem, not a huge expense. 2) No case, this guitar is worthy, so buy a hard case for it. Bottom line is, after I did a rudimentary set-up, I took it to my bass player�ۡ���s house for a test run. He was blown away, and told me it played and sounded better than the $700 bass he normally gigged with. He was impressed by the sustain and range of tones, and wanted to know if all Squier Affinity J-Basses sounded this good, or if this was a one-in-a-thousand lucky accident. I do not know the answer to that, but if you are in the market for a good low-priced bass (and you know how to do a basic set-up), be sure to test drive this model. Maybe they are all this nice. Four stars only because of the bridge saddle screws, otherwise it would have been a five star review!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass especially for the price

By teenage bassist

from america

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

This was the first bass that i bought. This is perfect for a beginners bass. I wouldnt even call it a beginners bass it sounds just fine. Everyone in my band is tellin me to not even bother getting a new one! The neck is really easy to slide your hand. I would recommend this bass in a heartbeat

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GREAT BUY

By Drew

from Scottsdale

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

I just started playing bass and i thought this would be a good bass to start with. I was right! This is a great bass for a beginner. Not to mention the price! This is a must buy.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

quite a bass

By Tim the bass player

from Steelville, MO

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

I've been playing my Squier Jazz Bass for four years now and we're still on the honeymoon. I've played a lot of basses in my time, but none has played or sounded any better than my trusty Squier. I did have to recently replace the output jack, but I use this bass a lot, so I chock it up to normal maintenance. If you're looking for that famed "Fender bass sound" and you're on a budget, you can't go wrong with this bass ... sounds and plays as good as the higher-dollar Fenders.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Average bass

By Lars

from east mckeesport PA

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

Well, this bass comes set up nice. It suits funk and jazz just fine, but it doesn't have the growl needed for the metal or grunge i like to play. Overall very limited in the tone. Other than that, if your a beginner, or want a back up bass, you cant go wrong with this one.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the price

By Michael

from Azusa, CA

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

So I bought this bass about 2 years ago because of its low price, and since then I've learned many many songs on it. I have to say that this bass has a pretty nice tone to it, especially the lows because it gives you a nice rumble. The neck is great, too. It's very thin, and it's action is good too. It has served me well over the past years, but it's really just a beginner bass. I'm very pleased to have started off with it though. Great bass.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this bass!

By Paul

from Novi, MI

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

I have been playing for a little over 6 months now and this is by far the best bass I have played for the money. Its got great action on the neck and the tones is awesome. I have small hands and this bass allows me to move from fret to fret quickly and without any problems. Around the $$$ price range I hadn't found anything even close to this as a total package. Good tone, fast action, virtually no fret buzz. Perfect!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass!

By Spencer Lovell

from Arvada, Colorao

Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

I bought this bass about 8 months ago, and I still love it! The only modification I have made is changing the strings to Swing 66's. The tone is amazing on my B100 Amp, and the strings made it even better. I'm looking at buying the Fender Jazz Bass next so I can keep getting better tone. Definitely recommend as a start to a music mans career!

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