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Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar  

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  • A perfect starter bass for students
  • Delivers a great tone and feel
  • A solid value that no other bass can match
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    $249.99
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      An easy-to-play, super affordable bass.

      With its slim 30"-scale neck and lightweight body, the Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar is an easy-to-play bass. Features a double-cutaway body, maple neck and fingerboard, 19 frets, a single-coil pickup, master volume, and tone.

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      • Delivers a great tone and feel
      • A solid value that no other bass can match

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      SquierAffinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar
       
      4.2

      (based on 98 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (45)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (37)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good feel (6)
      • Fun to play (5)
      • Good pick up (3)
      • Good tone (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (6)
        • Practicing (6)
        • Recording (5)
        • Rock concerts (4)
        • Small venues (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Love my Bronco

        I originally bought my Bronco in 2007 to prove to some young "know it all" salesmen that you can get good sound from a cheap bass, I took it home,...Read complete review

        I originally bought my Bronco in 2007 to prove to some young "know it all" salesmen that you can get good sound from a cheap bass, I took it home, set it up my way which included raising the pickup close to the strings for a more powerful tone. When I brought my demo in to the store, they didn't believe I used the Bronco at all. I have my own studio and have had bass players make jokes about using it. After playing it, some of them did use it on a song or two. love this bass, it's fun to play and you can't beat it for that old 60s tone, crank up the treble and you can slap the hell out of it. I keep the light gauge strings on it for killer bends. great for teaching kids to play on too, less frustration of not having enough reach.
        I have been playing bass for 29 years and love this bass.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Decent starter instrument

        The Squier Bronco bass is a good first bass, especially for the younger crowd since it has a short scale. The build is pretty solid. The satin neck is comfortable and fast, however...Read complete review

        The Squier Bronco bass is a good first bass, especially for the younger crowd since it has a short scale. The build is pretty solid. The satin neck is comfortable and fast, however temperature and humidity changes can cause the wood to contract and cause the fret edges to protrude past the sides of the neck. The little single coil pickup is surprisingly versatile, but tends to hum more than most single coils I have seen. Overall this is a good starter instrument, especially for kids, but consider spending a little more if you want a higher quality bass.

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        5.0

        great deal great feel

        By Rockin' Rick

        from Memphis,TN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great For Guitar Players

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          right out of the box I was happy . the Epiphone stuff I buy needs adjusting BUT NOT Squire I have 2 squire guitars and now a bass. The first time I saw somebody use one in a Chicago rockabilly band I played drums for,'Rattelbox' was Casey McDonough 10 years ago, now he plays in NRBQ. The next were Jack Oblivian and Harlan T. Bobo when I played a gig with them 6 years ago in Detriot. They share an old beat up Bronco. It works well for them so I thought I'd give it a try. It fits in my guitar gig bag and I love it. The look kinda matches the Squire '51I have. I really enjoy the deals at Musicians Friend thanks folks

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          5.0

          very good bargain for the price

          By Picker 1949

          from Corinth, Miss.

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Very Comfortable

          Cons

          • None at all

          Best Uses

          • Good Church Instrument
          • Great For Band Work
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          When I received this instrument from MF, I was amazed. Action was perfect, very low without buzzing. I play thru a Hartke & they match perfect for the sound I like. I had a genuine Fender Bronco several years ago that I adored, but it was stolen. I was once considered one of the top bass players in this area & this Squire Bronco is just as good, maybe plays better.I have small hands for a man & it feels great, easy to play. I have no complaints at all.

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          4.0

          perfect for modding

          By rfd

          from Northeast USA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          the bronco bass is the perfect platform to make an excellent, fully professional short scale bass. i replaced that dumb strat guitar pickup with a real '51 p-bass pickup that i built and wound (there are after-market pickup vendors that offer this pickup), and replaced the cheap pot and jacks with quality components. then i went a lot further with the mods and replaced the twin saddle bridge with a real p-bass 4 saddle bridge (for better string-to-string intonation), put in and cut a bone nut, used gotoh sealed tuning keys, leveled and crowned the frets, and strung up with d'addario chrome flatwounds. the last mod was to employ a hi-z dummy coil under the pickguard, and in series with the magnetic pickup, to kill most of the single coil humbuzz. ah. so much mo' bettah! :)

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          buckin' bronco!

          By rfd

          from Northeast USA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Short Scale Mod Delight

          Cons

          • Poor electronics
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Can Do It All If Modded
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          the overall materials and build make the bronco short scale (30") bass a great value for modding into a professional instrument.

          as is, it's a fine beginner's bass for short fingers - great neck and frets, good overall ergonomics. but, upgrades are required for both sound and functionality, and that begins with replacing the ceramic magnet strat pickup with a real bass guitar pickup - lots of bass guitar pups to choose, just take your pick. for my franken-bronco, i built a '51 p-bass pup and enlarged the pickguard pup opening to accept it. it mounts directly to the pickguard. at the same time i replace the junker pots and jack with better electronics (cts and switchcraft).

          ah, mo' bettah! this is what's needed for TONE and one can stop right here and start gigging and recording.

          however, the rest of the mods are more for functional playability. some of these mods are easy, others are best left to a good tech. they include - wilkinson sealed tuning keys (smaller butterfly tuners keep a better scale size look with this smaller bass, instead of the larger elephant ear keys), replaced the large chrome flathead knobs with white strat knobs (the smaller knobs just look better in size scale), an unbleached bone nut, a fender p-bass 4 saddle bridge (individual string intonation), and my personal string choice is a set of d'addario chrome flatwounds (100-45).

          lastly, and for the experienced only, i routed a cavity under the pickguard and added a hi-z dummy coil wired in series with the '51 pup - this effectively kills most of the single coil humbuzz without any tone sacrifice.

          simply put, a great short scale bass for novice or pro.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Decent starter instrument

          By ThreeEcho7

          from Northern Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Good value

          Cons

          • Noisy Pickup

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Learning
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          The Squier Bronco bass is a good first bass, especially for the younger crowd since it has a short scale. The build is pretty solid. The satin neck is comfortable and fast, however temperature and humidity changes can cause the wood to contract and cause the fret edges to protrude past the sides of the neck. The little single coil pickup is surprisingly versatile, but tends to hum more than most single coils I have seen. Overall this is a good starter instrument, especially for kids, but consider spending a little more if you want a higher quality bass.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love my Bronco

          By Django68

          from Ogden, Utah

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Lightweight
          • Old School Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • 2 Saddle Bridge

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Mostly Studio Use
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          I originally bought my Bronco in 2007 to prove to some young "know it all" salesmen that you can get good sound from a cheap bass, I took it home, set it up my way which included raising the pickup close to the strings for a more powerful tone. When I brought my demo in to the store, they didn't believe I used the Bronco at all. I have my own studio and have had bass players make jokes about using it. After playing it, some of them did use it on a song or two. love this bass, it's fun to play and you can't beat it for that old 60s tone, crank up the treble and you can slap the hell out of it. I keep the light gauge strings on it for killer bends. great for teaching kids to play on too, less frustration of not having enough reach.
          I have been playing bass for 29 years and love this bass.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          bronco bass squire

          By joseph spano

          from new york

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          great playing bass
          took it out of the box. put some good strings on it and went to a gig. was fine the pickup was a little weak but played perfectly has a great look and a nice fender style neck. for a buck and a hald its as good as many basses way way more expensive.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          bronco bass

          By cameron allen

          from ocean city maryland

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          Overall this an ideal bass for a beginer. the shortscale maes it easy to learn songs. this was my first bass and now im pretty perficiant and i still use it for a drop D tuning. if your beginer buy this bass!
          the features on this bass are standard and all you need as a beginer. its simple to use and loos pretty good
          the quality on this bass is great for its price. plugged into the right amp it sounds great.

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          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Bronco keeps the tradition going

          By Jeff Tanner

          from Southeast United States

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          Perfect bass for any beginner or female. And if you just like the smaller scale, this little bass will rock. It just needs a case.
          Basic, no frills bass. Like Fender offerings in years past, this has the same single pickup and one volume and one tone control. Perfect for a beginner.

          I gave the features section a low rating simply because Fender doesn't offer a case for this bass that makes any economic sense. Even the Squire Mini Strat has a gig bag made for it. But the only case option for this bass is an expensive hardshell case and the reviews of the case are not kind. There are thousands of older models out there that need cases as well, because the old chipboard cases are falling apart. Fender, or SOMEONE, needs to offer a more economical case for these bass models.
          For the money, this little bass might be more fun to play than my original '78 Made In USA Fender Musicmaster bass. Tonal color palate is certainly more versatile. You can slap this bass and get a good sound. Slapping my Musicmaster sounds a bit like slapping a wall. This is a great, fun bass to play. I bought it for my son to learn on and he enjoys it, too.
          Technically used, but never played and not a scratch on it, I picked it up used in a bundle package deal with some other gear. I would say this is a great value for what you get!

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It's an okay bass...

          By Jared

          from San Francisco, CA

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

          I'm not a bassist, but I like having a bass around for recording demos so things sound more full. As a guitarist, this is a great bass at this price. The short-scale is familiar and comfortable, and the bass is so light. As for quality.... the stock pickup is horrible, so replace that. And the two-saddle bridge makes the bass hard to intonate... But aside from that, it's a decent bass, especially for the price.

          If you're playing bass daily in a band, you want something better. If you just want to have a bass around, it's solid.

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