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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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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
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SquierAffinity Series J Bass
 
4.4

(based on 135 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (3)

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

 

Nice feel, great

I recieved my bass a few months ago, and even though I don't get to play it as much as I like, I think it's great bass! I've played everything from really cheap...Read complete review

I recieved my bass a few months ago, and even though I don't get to play it as much as I like, I think it's great bass! I've played everything from really cheap junk basses to high-end Rics,and this bass has a comfortable feel and a really good tone when played through the right amp. plenty of sustain, and the thinner neck is perfect for those who don't have huge hands. there are a few minor gripes, such as the hardware(tuning pegs in particular) being a little on the cheap side, but those can be replaced if that type of thing bugs you. all in all, I like this bass alot, it looks good and sounds good, period. I have had several Fender basses in the past, and honestly I can't tell the difference. if image is your thing, then go with the Fender version, but if you are a player, beginner or seasoned, more likely than not this bass won't let you down.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty good

By chzbss

from NJ

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

    This is a good sounding bass. Mine was a little too low for my liking, so I raised the pickups and now it's louder and has more punch. With both pickups you get that standard jazz tone and with just the neck pickup it sounds very similar to a p bass. The neck is smooth and easy to play.

    You're obviously getting a bargain instrument, so it's not going to compare to a Fender, but if you just want a jazz bass to play around with then this is perfectly fine.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    instructor approved

    By carla

    from Rogers Arkansas

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

      I bought this guitar for my son who's just beginning lessons. His instructor said its a great, solid instrument and should last a long time with care. My son says the tuners are a little hard to turn, but as his hands get stronger that may not be an issue. I wanted to get a package deal but it wasn't available. Great price too.

      (0 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Depends on what sound you want

      By william

      from west virginia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Neck Dive
        • Not Good On Slap
        • Not Many Sounds
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

        I do not like this bass very well because it is not a good bass if your looking for other tones. The bass has poor crafts men ships because the tuners are loose theres glue on the fretboard and the pickup controls just need better 0-10it would go from around 7 to 10 with the last notch. I will probably never buy a type of bass like this

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Impressed!

        By Clifford W Bernard

        from Wintersville Ohio

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

        I purchased this bass online without trying one in the store. I was looking for an inexpensive bass to keep at another band members house for practicing. I was basically prepared to change most of the parts on it before I would attempt to use it. But, I pulled it out of the box, and was blown away! It looks great! And was setup perfectly from the factory. The intonation was dead on, and the action was right where it needed to be. When I plugged it in for the first time I couldn't believe the sound. In my collection, I have a Musicman Stingray, Geddy Lee Jazz, Fender standard Jazz, and some other custom built Precision and Jazz basses, and this one fit right in. It is even close in weight. As far as the hardware, it's really not too bad, the knobs do look a little cheaper made than those on a higher end model, and the control plate also looks to be of lower quality, but both do the job, and for what I am doing with it I see no reason to change them. The bridge is close to a better Squier or Mexican Standard, in quality. The tuners seem to work smoothly, and hold tune well. I was also surprised to see a 3 ply pick guard. I highly recommend this bass for anyone. The price makes it possible for a beginner to own an instrument they can be proud of. And it's also good for an experienced player. I am certainly glad I decided to buy one!

         
        5.0

        Excellent Bass at an Affordable price

        By RWK1112

        from OHIO

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Not That Heavy

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

        Great set up right out of the box, low action and nice tone control, just a new set of strings really make this Bass sing and sound like a much more expensive bass. Glad I got it, put my other two basses in their bags! When I put down poor quality I was simply stating that one of the control knobs was cracked, no big deal! The rest of the finish is beautiful ( I got the red) and looks as good as something $100s more.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Sound for a Great Price

        By Jeff Paquin

        from Southern New Jersey

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

        Remember this is NOT a Fender Jazz bass but what you get for your money is pretty darn close. Love the look and feel of this guitar. Nice thin neck for sausage fingers like mine and very versitile sound. Even got that "Geddy Lee growl" I was looking for. You don't have to spend a lot of moeny to sound good. I highly recomend this bass for anyone from beginner to experienced who wants a good quality product and an unbelievable price. GC will also help you pick out what ever accessories you will also need and NOT try to over sell you. Overall a great shopping experience.

         
        3.0

        Great modding platform

        By Justin Shelton

        from Maysville, KY

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

        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.

         
        4.0

        Great bass

        By Ben Mason

        from Lawrenceville, Ga

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

        My mom bout this bass as a Christmas present. I love it. I got it in a metallic red, which looks beautiful. It has a fast neck and it sounds amazing. I also like how the strings aren't high off the neck, which I'm pretty sure it's called action or something. The only downside is that the high notes have a bit of a twang sound to them, but my amp settings can change that. All in all a great bass for a beginners and novices.

        (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        You pay for what you get

        By ProgJazzMetalBassist

        from Tejas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Comfortable
        • Great for beginners

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
        • Tone is ehhh

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

        It is a cheap bass so what all CAN you expect?
        -One of the good things about it though is that it is a good base instrument for modification and customization to make it your own. Just put in some new pickups, a new control plate and wiring assembly, and some good strings on a good setup and it's about as good as a MIM Fender. A new neck and bridge would make it a substantial bass. It is but a vessel of your own imagination.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fits my purpose for buying - Affinity Series J Bass

        By EdS

        from Albuquerque, NM

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

        Gave this bass guitar a nine because something has to be really excellent for me to give it a 10.
        I have tried an Am Standard Fender bass, and it should get a 10. Not this beginner bass.
        Bought this bass, in black, to learn how to play bass. It has a solid tonewood body which is a combination of alder/agathis and a 20 fret neck. It comes with 7250 strings and die cast tuners.

        It is really not that all heavy and I use a regular guitar strap with it.

        It is really fun to play and I am making progress in my "how to play bass" music book. For my purposes to learn to play bass, it fits in fine with my learning and my budget. There are plenty of better basses out there and I may buy a better one, a standard Fender bass, when I can play better. I try to practice everyday and use a Rumble 30 for my amp.

        For a complete bass beginner, this bass fits my purpose.
        This bass holds up everyday for practice.
        It doesn't cost much to get started and it sounds fine for what you get. No, it's not top of the line Squire, but it is good enough till I can play better. Can always move up based on how soon I can really play.

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