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Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V  

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The Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V is a value-priced 5-string version of the world famous Fender Jazz Bass. It has the look and tone that everyone knows...Read More

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Yes, you can afford a 5-string.

The Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V is a value-priced 5-string version of the world famous Fender Jazz Bass. It has the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, at an ultra-economical price point. It is perfect for either the burgeoning five string player or as a low-cost backup for any working musician.

FEATURES
  • Solid Body Electric Bass
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • 34" scale
  • 1.875 nut width
  • Chrome hardware
  • 2 single-coil Jazz Bass V pickups
  • 2 Volume and 1 tone control
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SquierAffinity 5-String Jazz Bass V
 
4.7

(based on 61 reviews)

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    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

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    (2)

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Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good pick up (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (11)
    • Practicing (8)
    • Small venues (3)
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      • Experienced (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V

    I chose and bought this bass after comparing it to the Fender five string standard jazz bass and the four string versions and found the Affinity five string to be equal in quality construction as...Read complete review

    I chose and bought this bass after comparing it to the Fender five string standard jazz bass and the four string versions and found the Affinity five string to be equal in quality construction as the Fender versions. I am playing this bass in church services. The sound is impeccably Fender at an very economical price. It is, in my opinion, a professional quality instrument. Go ahead and buy it for your kids but if you play regularly like I do you need this instrument in your arsenal. For the price it can be your 'go to' bass if you cannot afford an American Fender.
    For a standard jazz version of the Fender jazz bass it meets its big brother on sound, construction, and playability.
    Very high quality. I set the bass up with D'Addario nickel half rounds to remove the roundwound string sound when you move your fingers against the strings. It gave me a sound almost equivalent to an upright bass which was a stunning surprise to me. I intend to put Thomastik-Infeld strings on it to get as close to the upright sound as possible. This bass will do it.
    The price is far below the instrinsic value of the instrument. This is a high quality bass for the money.

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    You Get What You Paid For

    this is a good beginner bass. you get wha you paid for. with some new strings, the bass doesn't sound all so bad. I also play a musicman bongo 5 and this bass...Read complete review

    this is a good beginner bass. you get wha you paid for. with some new strings, the bass doesn't sound all so bad. I also play a musicman bongo 5 and this bass has features the bongo doesn't have. the sustain is amazing on this bass. the note won't die out. but on the bongo, the note lasts for a couple counts and then just dies. overall, not a bad bass.

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    4.0

    Affinity Jazz Bass V

    By JR Vega

    from Harrisburg, PA

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

      First time I ever had a chance to play a Fender Jazz I was somewhat intimidated by the weight and large frets so I decided to break that stigma and I bought this beautiful piece of art and increase self-esteem. Grate product at a better price, if you are in for a 5 string bass and want to explore without breaking the bank, here it is, go for it!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      5 String Bargain of The Year

      By BigDaddy Jammer

      from Tustin, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

        Didnt Know what to expect for the cost. Looking for a 5 string to lay down some deep bottom end on some metal recordings. I now see why this bass gets such great reviews. Awesome deal, good pickup tone, good feel, played perfectly and setup was spot on right out of the box.Finish is awesome and not a scratch anywhere from shipping. Both Squier and Musicians Friend have hit a homerun with this bass!!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        greeaat value

        By mh608

        from Clifton, Tx

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good To Go
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Versitale

        Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

        This bass arrived unblemished and ready to go. After tuning up, the action and intonation were perfect. It has great tone. I have a 4 string Fender Jazz bass and this inexpensive 5-string Squire kicked it's butt. In a little time I'll get use to the wider neck and the weight of her. I love this bass.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I am satisfied with the bass guitar

        By Jim

        from Saline,La.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • All Things Seem To Be Ok

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

        I am a drummer but I look forward to mastering the bass. I will be doing business with Musicians Friends again.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wow is all I can say

        By bassguy1977

        from Bristol ,TN

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Church
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

          I purchased this as my first 5 string bass, because I have been playing a 4 string for years and I was ready for a challenge. This bass did not disappoint right out of the box. The brown sunburst is just beautiful. Very well packed in shipping box. Another great job by MF for price and for fast shipping

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good bass for the price

          By mkppy

          from Des Moines Iowa

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

          Good bass for the price. Don't buy the used one. I purchased the used one and received e-mailed that it was back ordered. I called and a rep assured me it was not and the bass would be shipping shortly. I then received a email from another rep stating the bass was back ordered and he would love to assist me in finding something else. I emailed the rep back and got no response. Yet another call in to MF. Finally the rep I spoke to got me a new bass for almost the same price as the used one. It was not a pleasant experience but they righted their wrong. Will not purchase used stuff from MF ever again.

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          5.0

          Amazing bass.

          By Mr.M.

          from South Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

            Received this instrument and has a great tone and feel. The individual volumes for the neck and bridge pick ups give you the choice of different sound depending on the rhythm of your preference. The tone knob gives you clarity for slapping or picking. Makes a good pair with a good amp. The color is awesome in sunburst-brown.

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            5.0

            Best 5-String on a "Tight" Budget

            By Klaus

            from Rochester, NY

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

              This is by far the best 5 string you can get at this price. As with all Fender/Squier instruments that I've seen or played in the past, including a Squier Bullet Strat, Fender Mustang Bass, and Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass, this is put together perfectly and plays like a charm.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Just a couple comments

              By Low N Loud

              from Wilmington NC

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

                I bought one to explore the 5 string. I think it is a good bass, not a 10 but a good value. One thing I like is the midway detent on the bridge pup volume. Nice way to help know where you are mix-wise. My other basses do not have this.

                If it had a better bridge and tuners it would be a better quality bass but it would cost more too.

                Good starter/practice/studio bass.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I regret selling mine to this day

                By bbgamer884

                from New England

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V:

                  I bought this as my first 5 string and i sold it because i thought that i would never need one again. Boy what a mistake. The sound was incredible. one pickups was muddy for a beefier sound and one was bright for a clear sound. both are controlled by separate volumes. Neck was a little large to begin with, but it grows on you after a while. Not exactly professional, but if you are looking for a bass that can fit in at any occasion, this is the one.

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