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Lay down a solid groove with the Affinity Series P Bass, the Squier version of the famous Precision BassĀ®. Contoured hardwood body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, split-coil pickups, and 4-saddle b... Click To Read More About This Product

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

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  • 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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SquierAffinity Series P Bass
 
4.3

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(78 of 96 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Starter Bass

By americnidiot

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

I got this as my first bass. I am a guitar player, but figured it would be fun to give bass a shot. This is a good bass for the money that is fun to pick up and play. If you want to start playing bass, this is quite a good bass to start with. The only problem i have had with it is that it comes out of tune somwhat easily. Otherwise, this is a good bass for the money and great to start with!

(49 of 59 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good buy!

By NSelvo

from Memphis, TN

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

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.

(32 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty Good

By David

from Tampa Bay, FL

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

I have owned this bass for several years, and it is still working fine, despite several minor accidents. You might get a bit of fret noise at first, but it will go away with time as the wood ages. It is best for straight up rock n' roll and punk, but for jazz or metal I would recommend the Squier 70's jazz bass. But overall, this is a good beginner bass, especially if you're not sure if you're going to stick with it.

(24 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good bass for beginers

By Daexsturminator

from Morristown, NJ

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

I have this bass in red and i really enjoy playing it. For its price i feel that this bass is great for begginers, but also for intermediate players. The bass is in my lap right now as i am typing this. I can't help but to pick it up all the time. Sound and performance is pretty good and the look is great. I do recommend you get yours fixed up with new strings and all that good stuff. Made mine sound a lot better. The look and sound makes this bass a pretty good buy for its value.

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE bass for a novice!

By Matthew

from New Orleans, Louisiana

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

I searched long and hard for my first bass, and I bought this bass in its beginner package. I set up the amp, plugged it in, and was completely satisfied. This bass is THE bass for begginers who want to start off right, either this or its J Bass brother. I have been playing it for a year a half, and while I plan to get a new bass soon, I wouldn't dream of getting rid of this bass, not after how far it has taken me.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Jason Corlett

from Mission Viejo, California

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

This was my first bass. Two years later, Im still pleased by the way it sounds. I screwed up my pick earlier, but was able to fix it with ease. It is one of the best basses i own, by look and sound quality. And i will keep playing it until it cant be played anymore :)

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT bass!!!!

By Carter Almquist

from Larkspur,CO

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

this is the greatest bass i've bought. I accualy play it more then i play my other bass. i would definitly suggest it if you play green day or if you want to play rock/pop punk. there is absolutly no problum that i can see or hear.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Snazzy Guitar

By thatdude222

from Tulsa, Ok

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

I got this guitar and all i can say is- WOW... it is amazing. The tone is awsome and really deep. You defenately need to change the strings, but after that its the bomb. Sounds grerat in my Hartke amp. So if your looking for a great guitar for all, the Squire Affinity is the best!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sexy bass

By robby

from OC

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

this was my first bass guitar that i bought used from the local music shop so i dont know what was done to it other than a string change but its a great bass for the money. i play it in the praise team at my church and get compliments from the band members on the look and compliments from the congregation on the sound. the sound is great, it definately has some nice punch to it. i got it in red and it is SEXY, and stands up to my sharp belt buckle really well with no scraches but a few dents from me tapping my foot. the only problem that i have with this bass is that the frets buzz a bit but that was fixed with thicker guage strings and that added a better tone too. great for slapping, and galloping. over all a great bass for the price and turned me into a bassist.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The bass that started it all

By RockstarRoadRunner

from New Jersey

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

Back when I was 14, I decided I was gonna take the inspiration I had for years from Green Day and invest it into becoming a musician... It's been two years since I bought this thing and it has still been amazing. The tone is incredible for the price in any amp, the playability is pretty good pretty fast, and the tuning (I can leave it in a bag for a month and not play, take it out a month later and the tuning is still perfect) this puppy's gears are tough...I'm an amazing bassist today and I have this to thank for it all, so if your a begginer like me and looking for your first bass, you can never go wrong bro.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sweet overall bass

By HEFTY

from RP,NY

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

I got this bass almost a year ago for Christmas and it is sweet. I got it hooked up to a 15W Fender Rumble bass amp. This bass is a very good overall bass as to say its not better at one particular type of music. Not much is wrong with this bass except for the occasional raising of the E string to get rid of buzz and the fact that (like most basses in this price range) the electronics aren't so great. I would get this bass if you are a beginner and want a bass to modify in the future. Overall this is a great base for beginners and will last you a long time.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass for the price

By Greg

from Oak Lawn Illinois

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

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.

(4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Okay. But not anywhere near Great.

By Chris

from Arkansas

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

Okay, to be honest, I thought this thing would be great because I bought the kit form with the 15-watt amplifier. To be honest, I went for it because of the price and the fact I thought it came with everything I needed. But now, after a year of playing, I need a new one. The pickups sound horrible, and after doing slap and pop, they've blown something, and every time I touch the string, the amp pops. I've tried 3 different cables, 3 different pedals and a different amp, but it doesn't make a difference. And the neck is more of a U-shape than C-shape. It hurts my fingers to curl around it. And the cable jack and tone knob comes lose if you change the pickguard, like I did. All in all, I wish I wouldn't have bought it, because it would have been cheaper to not take a shortcut and get something more practical like a Thunderbird with a Gallien-Krueger amp separate. So don't be like me, and take a shortcut by buying this, it's really not worth it..

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good guitar :)

By girlyguitarhero

from richmond, virginia

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

i bought this guitar three months ago, and as far as sound goes its great. i love the strings it comes with and the pick ups work as well as my friends 1000 dollar basses. the only problem i had with this guitar is when i opened the box the knobs immeadiatly fell off. and i tried to fix em but they kept coming off. so if all you care about is shiny knobs then dont get this cause they will fall off, but if you want a solid,knobless,great guitar buy this one :)

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

the average bass

By punker9105

from Manchester N.H

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

this bass is good for starters mostly. The strings on it were very bad. I recommended you use Ernie ball strings with it, you get the best sound. The pickups are average. It has a rosewood finger board on it. This bass has a lot of tone. The pick guard is easy to take off to paint.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beginner bassist

By MastaDFunk

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

it's nice and cheap, it can take a beating, or at least a few times dropped....tone is moderate, could be sharper i suppose, overall though price wise and all things considered it's a great bass for beginners and the awesome price, personally though, id take it's j-bass counterpart.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok...

By Sebastian

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

I got this as my first bass. It is pretty good I thought. Buzzes on the first 5 or 6 frets and comes out of tune fast. An o.k. starter bass. I would pay a bit more and upgrade even if you are a first time buyer. Its not bad just not great.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing bass for a beginner

By Bam Martin of Dead on Departure

from Georgia

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

This was actually my second bass, and from the day I got it I was in love with it. You can use it for almost any kind of music. I play really heavy thrash/hardcore/metal, and it serves its purpose well. The action is great for me, but it does buzz a little. A reminder, replace stock strings IMMEDIATLEY. They die easily and are terrible on your fingers. Also, the stock screws that hold the pins in are bad, mine broke during a show, and stripped out the hole. Other wise, this bass is good for anything from groovin' bass solos to pounding metal riffs. A great buy for a beginner, or any bassist on a short budget.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not exactly a fender

By dudelookaduck

from tulsa ok

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

i purchased one of these p basses a while back and i gotta tell ya its not something you want if you arent a beginner. if you want fender quality, get a fender. dont settle for a squier. now if you just starting out or want something just to mess around on id say go for it. it produces an ok tone but you have to mess with the knob a little bit to get the sound you want. overall id say youd be better off with a fender but if you on a budget this is the bass for you.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Starter Bass

By Mike

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about Squier Affinity Series P Bass:

This Bass is a very good starter bass, and is worth the price for rookies. The bass is deep and is loud and sounds clean. I liked it alot when i played it and it will always be my back up bass.

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