FREE 2-3 Day Standard Ground Shipping (edit) Get Details

More Info About Free 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping

Close Window
Top Seller

Squier Affinity Series J Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard

Item #: 
1273888000768
  • Write a Review

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, ... Read More

Price:
$19999.00
Add to Wish List
GC Gear Card
Special Financing Offers
Learn More
 
PICK UP IN STORE Available in: 3-7 Days (estimated) Denver, CO (5.5  mi) Change Pick Up Store


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM
  • Pro Coverage Eligible
  • Free Shipping
  • Easy Returns

QUESTIONS? CONNECT WITH AN EXPERT INSTANTLY.

  • Chat Now
  • Call 866-498-7882
Overview

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.

Features
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Medium-jumbo frets
  • 2 vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
Warranty

GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.

Pro Coverage includes
  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited repair
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended return period
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
SquierAffinity Series J Bass
 
4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 44 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

(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.

    (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!

    (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.

    (2 of 2 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!

    (1 of 1 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!

    (12 of 13 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.

    (1 of 1 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!

     
    5.0

    Squier Affinity J BASS

    By Ed

    from Ambridge, PA

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series J Bass:

    I picked up this bass today very mildly used, and could not be happier with my purchase. For the money, you get what you pay for as far as the hardware goes, new or otherwise. The tuning machines are thinner than the ones on Fender basses, and the whole instrument seems a little lighter than the bass this instrument was molded after. As far as this thing sounds... I dialed in nearly as many tones as on my active basses and was totally blown away by the sonic versatility this instrument has to offer. I found my backup / cheap solution for gigging.

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to Top

    Previous | Next »

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.