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Affinity Series P Bass Black

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Lay down a solid groove with the Squier Affinity Series P Bass -- Squier's version of the famous Precision Bass. The Affinity Series P Bass has a contoured hardwood body, maple neck, rosewood fingerbo... Read More

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Overview

Lay down a solid groove with the Squier Affinity Series P Bass -- Squier's version of the famous Precision Bass. The Affinity Series P Bass has a contoured hardwood body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, split-coil pickups, and 4-saddle bridge.

Features
  • Authorized by Fender, true P Bass design and specs
  • Hardwood body
  • Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Split-coil pickups
  • Four-saddle bridge
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4.3

(based on 79 reviews)

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Good buy!

I got this bass for Christmas two years ago, and it was my first bass. Before then I had never played a bass in my life. It's a very easy bass to play,...Read complete review

I got this bass for Christmas two years ago, and it was my first bass. Before then I had never played a bass in my life. It's a very easy bass to play, and I would highly recommend it for beginners. The sound is great whether you play with a pick, your fingers, or you slap (I prefer fingering). The pickups are in the perfect spot to play finger style because it gives you something to rest your thumb on. I really only have two complaints about the bass. 1) When you play from about the 10th fret down the strings buzz a little and it's noticeable. Not that it sounds bad or anything but I feel it takes away from the sound. To solve that problem I just play with my bass tuned down all the time and it's not as noticeable. 2) The output jack is on the front of the bass. I managed to break the original cable that came with the bass because I jerked my bass up too hard and my foot was on the cable: now when I use the cable it adds a lot of static. I also managed to mess up my monster cable in the same way but I fixed it so it's cool. I had to fix the input jack yesterday because it fell off into my bass after it getting looser and looser since I play and move around so much. It was a very easy problem to fix however, all I had to do was take the fretguard off and screw the jack back to it. Neither of these complaints really make me think much less of the bass. It is an amazing bass, and it is very durable: I've dropped it on tile floors and banged the head on stuff and it's held up fine without even a scratch. The bass has a great range and I boost mine even further by hooking it up to my Q-Tron whenever I play...it also adds a lot of funk to whatever you play :]I highly recommend this bass to anyone who wants to learn bass and even to those of you who have been playing awhile because this is an all around great bass.

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its like rambo, tough. but makes weird sounds

I am borrowing this bass from my friend as of a few months ago. i still kind of suck at bass because i started out with double bass and its a hard transition. but...Read complete review

I am borrowing this bass from my friend as of a few months ago. i still kind of suck at bass because i started out with double bass and its a hard transition. but anyways, this is a alright bass. its very tough, i have hit it on about everything and it has no damage. the E tuning key is teribly loose and when i play it rattle like no ones buisness. im not sure if its the bass, my amp, or the cable, but it creats a lot of static and if i put the cable in just right, when i play it sounds like a fog horn. i have tried to fix this by bending the peice of metal that the male end of the cord touches, but with no sucess. for a beginnger like me, this bass is cool beans.

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4.0

Get it and then tweak it

By MANUEL

from NYC NY

Great bass for the money. Bought mine on sale for $ 150. Have had if for several years. Love the neck. Recently decided to spice it up a bit ? spent $ 65 on Seymour Duncan pickups (big difference), $ 30 on a new pick guard and a about $ 25 on the chrome covers. Looks, plays and sounds great. If you?re on a budget this is perfect. Get and tweak it when you've got some spare cash.

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4.0

Unbeatable at its price point. Great base for upgrades.

By Jamison Rasbury

from Minneapolis, MN

Like most affordable series guitars, (epiphone, ltd, etc.) Squier basses are thrown together overseas en masse with little care for the details. So what? Thats why the big boys are so much more expensive... they take care to set it up, file fret edges, more costly pickups, etc. I firmly stand behind my statement thet 99 out of 100 basses off the rack at GC could be massaged into very useable workhorses. This one was no exception. A friend was about to get rid of his, but I offered to do some work on it to prove my point. The neck and body are surprisingly solid and reliable. The fret edges were nasty, the pots were poor, the pickup a little weak and the pickguard a little thin and delicate. I filed down and polished the fret edges and set up the neck. Honestly, the feel and play was indistinguishable from some mexican or even american P's. At this point, without touching the electronics, this guy is a solid, trustworthy backup or practice bass that stays in tune and takes all the punishment you can give. Put in audio taper pots, a GFS or Fender pickup, maybe a higher-mass bridge... Poof, its no longer a Squier, but a $700-$1,200 Fender worthy for any shows or recording. Thats the big difference. Its like IKEA. If you're willing to save money up front and put some love into your instrument by upgrading and setting it up yourself, you can take a $200 bass, put 75-100 in parts in it, and a couple hours later you have a sucker punch that people wont believe is really a Squier. In short, great for a budding bassist to learn on, but as they grow, they can upgrade and tweak it and it would grow with them. Best bang for the buck in bass.

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5.0

More than I asked for

By David Feller

from Oakfield, Georgia

My wife and I just bought this bass as a birthday present for me and I love it! I'm new to playing bass and I did my research of different models and their qualities and settled on this one in Metallic Red as the one I had to have. I ordered it online, along with a Fender Rumble 15 Bass Amp and had them delivered to the Marietta, Georgia store for her to pick up. Delivery was fast and efficient, actually one day faster than I was expecting. I plugged it up and tuned it last night and even after all the research I did, I found it was MORE than I ever expected it to be. This is my second online purchase from Guitar Center, the previous being a Squire Bullet guitar and a Fender Frontman 10G amp. I've also stopped into the store in Marietta, and Huntsville, AL on several occasions to browse and pick up small purchases. I have to say that Guitar Center has not only met but exceeded every expectation for every purchase I've made with them. You all Rock!! I can't wait to get this bass cranking.

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5.0

great bass

By Andrew Burt

from alabama

I bought this bass used in metallic blue. it is a great bass overall. im going to use it for my band. to make like a mexican fender just throw some seymore duncan pickups on their and fender strings and u got a bass just as good as a cheap fender

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5.0

Love and Care make this a great purchase

By Andrew Linder

from Chicago, IL

This Bass starts off as a 4 star. it can easily become a 5 star if you slap on some new strings and tweak the bridge a little. I got mine in black, and i put on a black pick plate. looks straight sexy. After a little work and new strings its my favorite bass i own. Sounds great with the stock pickups. The standard split P's are great. New strings are needed though. Great bass for newbees and for advanced players.

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5.0

Great Sounding

By Mike Parie

from Vermont Mountains

I am very impressed with how this simple inexpensive bass guitar sounds. I got this for my daughter who wanted to learn bass & was transitioning over from a fender stratocaster. It was a logical choice in all aspects & the price is not so great if she does not keep after it... I have another bass

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5.0

Great Value ...for a guitar player ..

By Michael Magallanes

from Charlotte, NC

I went in to GC asking to see something for around $200 and was shown this as well as a similar priced J Bass. The P Bass seemed to have a deeper, bassier tone that I really liked so I jumped on it. I am a guitar player but wanted to have a bass to play with and do a couple of gigs with my work. It has continued to work well, play well and sound good in my opinion. The neck feels great and is fun to play. I also think it's a great deal....hence the 5 stars.

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1.0

DO NOT PURCHASE IF YOU USE ERNIE BALL STRINGS!

By Diego G.

from Glendale,California

I purchased this bass thinking the tuning sets would be the same size as my old Squier Affinity P-Bass(1/2 inch).I was surprised that the tuning sets on this bass are 3/4.Which are pretty small.I was dissapointed to see that I can't use my Ernie Ball strings on this.Which in my opinion,are the BEST strings to use.Now I have to return this bass and go back to my old one.

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5.0

Great bass

By TwoColorsKiller

from Fairfax, VA

I bought this as my first bass, about 4 years ago. It was used and on sale because it was the 4th of July. People may look down on it because it says "Squier" on the headstock, but unless they've played it, they have no idea what they're talking about. It's an amazing bass, for a beginner or for a professional. It's EXTREMELY durable, I've dropped it a few times on tile and concrete and dinged it on countless ceilings and walls, and it's still great (although I do NOT suggest being rough with any instrument). The rosewood fretboard is great, and (at least mine) the strings are a little higher off the fret board than other precision basses. The one thing I don't like about it is the stock Squier pick-ups, but in reality it's just my preference. It's a great buy, you won't regret it, and forget all the Squier haters out there, this bass is solid.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass for the price

By Greg

from Oak Lawn Illinois

I bought one of these basses and i was fairly impressed with it. its great for the price. One week after buying this bass, i had Seymour Duncan Basslines SPB 3's installed, it now sounds like a Real Fender. I use it for playing everything from Death Metal to Jazz. Great bass for a new player or for someone who doesnt want to spend a big amount of money for a great sound.

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