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Squier P Bass Electric Guitar Brown Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard

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The Affinity Series™ Precision electric bass represent the best value in solid-body electric bass guitar design. With its comfortable neck and classi...Read More

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The original electric bass.

The Affinity Series™ Precision electric bass represent the best value in solid-body electric bass guitar design. With its comfortable neck and classic tone, the Affinity Series™ P Bass® is the natural choice whether you're just starting, need a bass for occasional use, or just want a solid workhorse instrument that's as easy to own as it is to play.

FEATURES
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Dot Position Inlays
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Polyurethane
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
  • Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: Single Split-Coil Pickup
  • Middle Pickup: Standard Precision Bass® Split Single-Coil Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear Tuners
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender® USA Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045, .065, .080, .100 Gauges)
  • Accessories
  • Pickguard: (506, 595, 525, 532) 1-Ply White
  • (505) 3-Ply Black/White/Black

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SquierP Bass Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (8)
    • Jamming (7)
    • Recording (4)
    • Small venues (4)
    • School bands (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A really nice bass

    I bought this bass with the intention of replacing the pickups and electronics and fixing anything that needed it. I replaced the pickups with Fender Original '62 pickups, the volume pot with a...Read complete review

    I bought this bass with the intention of replacing the pickups and electronics and fixing anything that needed it. I replaced the pickups with Fender Original '62 pickups, the volume pot with a Bourns premium guitar audio taper pot, the tone pot with a Fender no-load audio taper pot, and the tone cap with a .047uF paper in oil cap. I also shielded the bass completely with copper tape and grounded the pickup pole pieces. For the price I have an absolutely fabulous P-Bass
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    If you want to fix it up, this a wonderful bass. If you want to play it like it is, the pickups are limiting.

    WARNING: There are 5 versions of the Affinity P-Bass - black, blue, red, white, and brown burst. The red, black, and blue versions have 14 hole pick guards and the brown burst and white have 13 hole pick guards. My 13 hole brown burst was "crafted in China" and I think the black, blue, and red might be made in Indonesia. ****The pick guards are not standard Squier or Fender and a Fender pick guard will NOT cover the control cavity (and the holes don't line up). If you want to replace the pick guard, you are looking at a custom job!
    It's a nice, clean, and simple bass. The closed tuners are nice and stay in tune and the bridge is simple, straight forward, and solid. I only had to loosen the truss rod 1/2 turn and the setup was perfect. It even has nice strings if you like round wounds.
    The construction of the bass is top notch. I don't know what the finish is on the neck, but it is clean and smooth. The fit and finish of the neck is impeccable. The body is three piece alder and the paint job is beautiful (I got the burst finish). The neck pocket was clean and perfect (I was expecting paint and shims). The neck/body joint is tight and I haven't noticed any dead spots on the fingerboard.

    The electronics are less impressive. The mini pots are by a manufacturer I'm unfamiliar with. The tone is a 250K audio taper and the volume is a 250K linear taper. This means the volume is really on or off with very little adjustment. A Fender '62 P-Bass pickup is magnetic pole pieces with wire wrapped around them; these pickups are steel rods wrapped in wire with a single magnet underneath touching the pole pieces. I found these pickups turned muddy when I played with moderate force.

    I noticed a popping noise like a shorted wire and found that it came from touching the frets when not touching a grounded part of the base! This bass has no shielding whatsoever!
    I bought this bass as a project bass and could not be happier with the construction (electronics aside).

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    For a beginner, only for a beginner....

    This was my first bass and as a new bass player it looked cool, Olympic White Body and white pickguard. The hardware is mehhh, and the pickups are barely on the ok side....Read complete review

    This was my first bass and as a new bass player it looked cool, Olympic White Body and white pickguard. The hardware is mehhh, and the pickups are barely on the ok side. The sound was thin. But then as I really got into pickups and hardware I absolutely had to change everything ( bridge, tuners, pickups, pots, and wiring). But the craftsmanship is above decent, so if you're willing to put 400 more bones to make it a cool bass then buy it, or if you're brand new to bass this is really good.

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    5.0

    great buy

    By pete

    from archer,texas

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    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Very Good Giging Bass

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Making Money
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

      not MF's fault ,took it out of box the tone knob was missing.found it in the foam packing on the back of the guitar,it had a 12 inch scratch right down the middle of the back.i was able to rub out about 90% of it.need better inspection at factory

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Whole lot of bass for a small price!

      By Lee Williams

      from Orangeburg,South Carolina

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

      This is an excellent bass for the price,it's a solid work horse! has great sound,amazing feel & solid electronics. It's a whole lot of bass for a really good price. If you're looking for a really good bass this is it!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome in this price range

      By Eastcoast Picker

      from Mid-Atlantic

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

        Fine instrument at this cost point. Compares in many regards to more expensive models. Excellent for musicians on a budget & quite playable for the more experienced. Useful for rehearsal and casual gigs.

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Value

        By Eikyuo

        from Reading PA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

          I'm a guitar player, picked this up for recording purposes. Action is good, easy to play, has good clean tone through the bass amp I bought, neck is smooth and very playable. Overall, a great purchase for the price. I have three other Fenders (Strat, Tele, and CD60 acoustic), plus two Fender amps; Fender makes a great product and this is no exception.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SQUIRE P- BASS ELECTRIC GUITR

          By TERRY

          from HUDSON, FLORIDA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

            INVITED FRIEND OVER TO PLAY THIS GUITAR. YOU KNOW
            THE TYPE. TURN THERE NOSE AT THE SQUIRE GUITARS.
            THEY LOVED THE GUITAR. ITS SOUND AND QUALITY. ALSO
            COULDN'T BELIVE THE PRICE.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Much loved.

            By Nuge

            from Roseau, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

              About three years ago I started a program for local musicians who wanted to play but had noone to play with and/or noone to play with. I called it the Downtown Jam Project. One of these basses was donated to the project by a friend of mine. Although people would bring in other more expensive basses, this one would get picked up and played a lot more often. A whole lot more! Since then I bought it from that person and use it when I have to play bass in church. In fact, other players in my church regularly borrow it to play in church. This bass is one incredible instrument for the price. The one that I own has kind of become an icon in our community . It plays good and sounds good, what more could you want?

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fine Like It Is

              By Thomas777

              from GA

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              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

                Like many before I wasn't sure if this was a good buy or not but I couldn't be more satisfied. Please don't buy one and put high-end pickups and such in it because it's fine the way it is. While I haven't yet quite got on board with flat wound strings I do suggest trying a string mute at the bridge made from foam or something similar. While this idea wasn't appealing per say, it did bring out more fundamentals while suppressing some of those unwanted overtones and harmonics that can sound kind of out of place in certain songs. After adding the string mute I couldn't find any song (classic or current) that it didn't blend right in with. Again I'm glad I purchased this bass now.

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                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                For a beginner, only for a beginner....

                By Mele123

                from Riverside

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Decent Hardware
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Craftsmanship
                • No Gig Bag
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Flat Sound
                • Fret Buzz
                • No Gig Bag
                • Poor Pick Up

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

                This was my first bass and as a new bass player it looked cool, Olympic White Body and white pickguard. The hardware is mehhh, and the pickups are barely on the ok side. The sound was thin. But then as I really got into pickups and hardware I absolutely had to change everything ( bridge, tuners, pickups, pots, and wiring). But the craftsmanship is above decent, so if you're willing to put 400 more bones to make it a cool bass then buy it, or if you're brand new to bass this is really good.

                Comment on this review

                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice Instrument for a great price!

                By Art Braun

                from Columbia, Mo.

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Purchased For Studio Use

                  Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

                  This is just a very nice Bass guitar for a really good price. I am mainly a guitar player but needed a decent bass for recording in my studio and the occasional jam. This bass sounds great and plays well. I had to do a little tweaking of the truss rod and bridge to make it play and feel comfortable for my playing style but after about 20 minutes it was good to go. This is a surprisingly nice instrument for the price.

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                  (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  squier p bass

                  By dave

                  from Houston, tx

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful finish
                  • Excellent Neck
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great setup
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Good For Any Use

                    Comments about Squier P Bass Electric Guitar:

                    other than the name on the headstock, you couldn't tell this wasn't the more expensive models. I was shocked at how well the guitar was setup right out of the box. Plays and sounds wonderfully. I've bought much more expensive bass guitars and had to spend a lot of time setting them up to play well. This one plays well right out of the box.

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