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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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SquierAffinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), 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.

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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

Love this bass

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from Wichita Falls, Tx

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

    Wanted the smaller bass since my wife plays the upright bass, sometimes when we play it is not acoustic & this way she can play this one. Smaller, good fit for her plus I also like it very much.

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    5.0

    Great Bass Guitar

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    from Corinth, Miss.

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    Pros

    • Easy playing
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Neck
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Handles Great

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Church Work
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Stage shows

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Bronco Bass Guitar:

    I am very "picky" about my guitars, bass, acoustic or electric. If I buy or trade for one that isn't comfortable for me to play, it leaves me soon. The Squire Bronco bass is light weight, comfortable & plays well. The sound is well balanced & is suitable for both beginners & very experienced players. Very well worth the price!

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    5.0

    great deal great feel

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    from Memphis,TN

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    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

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      from Corinth, Miss.

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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

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      from NJ

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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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      4.0

      buckin' bronco!

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      from NJ

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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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      3.0

      Decent starter instrument

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      from Northern Virginia

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      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.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love my Bronco

      By 

      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.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      bronco bass squire

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      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.

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      1.0

      bronco bass

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      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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