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Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar Race Red

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Product Price $199.99
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Representing the best value in bass guitar design available today, the Affinity Series Jazz Bass rocks powerful tone and fast feel. Crisp and punchy,...Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable, stylish bass with fast feel and powerful tones.

Representing the best value in bass guitar design available today, the Affinity Series Jazz Bass rocks powerful tone and fast feel. Crisp and punchy, the Jazz Bass is renown for its sound and comfortable playing feel. Eye-catching finishes and flexible features round out the package for a sterling instrument that’s a great value.

FEATURES
Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Gloss
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: SS
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Single-coil
  • Bridge: Single-coil
  • Brand: Fender
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5 in. (241 mm)
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Synthetic bone
  • Nut width: 1.5 in. (38.1 mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Not appicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Not applicable
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Open-geared
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Info not available

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SquierAffinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (9)
  • School bands (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High versatility, low price

I got this bass yesterday, needing a cheap bass for home recording projects. I didn't expect a whole lot, because I've had Squier equipment before (and have been very disappointed in the...Read complete review

I got this bass yesterday, needing a cheap bass for home recording projects. I didn't expect a whole lot, because I've had Squier equipment before (and have been very disappointed in the past). However, I was blown away when I tried it out and even more so when I put some new strings on it.

The great thing is how versatile this bass is. I've been using it for rock, metal, pop-punk, and a little bit of thrash. It sounds phenomenal in every genre I've wanted it in. It plays very well, the neck is relatively fast, and it's fairly lightweight compared to other bass guitars.

My only recommendation is swapping out the stock strings. It makes a big difference and with some medium-gauge strings, it'll sound better than you'd ever think a Squier guitar could sound. I'm extremely glad I got this bass and would happily buy it again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love the bass, HATE the finish.

The setup out of the box was fine, and the feel of the neck on these, well it is what sold me on the Affinity Jazz VS other models. I have ugpraded mine,...Read complete review

The setup out of the box was fine, and the feel of the neck on these, well it is what sold me on the Affinity Jazz VS other models. I have ugpraded mine, to suit my tastes, not that there was anything wrong with it. HOWEVER, I have one issue with it that is driving me batty, and that is a poor quality finish. The finish is popping off in little flecks. This is obviously a surface prep problem at the factory (have they heard of primer?), sadly the Fender authorized facility says it's dents (it's not, there is one spot that is dented, and the paint stayed put). It is most likely my one unit that is like this, I have had Squier affinity basses in the past with no problems. I am keeping this one as a great neck is so hard to find, but you can bet your belly button I am going to strip it and refinish it once it annoys me enough... If I hadn't bought it as a modding platform, I would have yelled a LOT more at Fender about the finish quality problems...

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

High versatility, low price

By J1661Z

from Port Orange, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

    I got this bass yesterday, needing a cheap bass for home recording projects. I didn't expect a whole lot, because I've had Squier equipment before (and have been very disappointed in the past). However, I was blown away when I tried it out and even more so when I put some new strings on it.

    The great thing is how versatile this bass is. I've been using it for rock, metal, pop-punk, and a little bit of thrash. It sounds phenomenal in every genre I've wanted it in. It plays very well, the neck is relatively fast, and it's fairly lightweight compared to other bass guitars.

    My only recommendation is swapping out the stock strings. It makes a big difference and with some medium-gauge strings, it'll sound better than you'd ever think a Squier guitar could sound. I'm extremely glad I got this bass and would happily buy it again.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    YOWZA!

    By Whitety Lewis (O.G.)

    from KC, MO

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good quality
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

      Excellent bang for your buck, here! I was looking at using only the body as a project piece...but I'm pleasantly surprised, and may run with it for awhile as is. Good neck and pocket fit. Tuners handle the job. Controls, bridge, and pups don't measure up to USA standards - but what does one expect for this kind of money? I'll add some USA Fender parts that are on hand, and have a player that I can use anywhere. Great starter bass as is, and good (or soon will be) for any kind of studio and/or live duty.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A VERY SOLID BASS!!!

      By GHOSTMAN

      from ST. LOUIS, MO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

      WHAT A DEAL FOR A FINE LOOKING AND MOST IMPORTANT A FINE FEELING AND SOUNDING BASS. MINE IS THE LAKE PLACID BLUE...VERY NICE!!! PERFECT SET-UP RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. NO FRET BUZZ, NO SHARP FRETS. I HAVE BEEN PURCHASING SQUIRES FOR YEARS NOW AND HAVE NEVER HAD AN UNDERSIREABLE EXPERIENCE WITH ANY. THIS AFFINITY JAZZ BASS IS GOOD TO GO ON ANY GIG WITH ME!!!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Love the bass, HATE the finish.

      By Big Hoss

      from League City, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Ends Not Polished
      • Poor Finish Quality

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Performances
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Unshielded

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

      The setup out of the box was fine, and the feel of the neck on these, well it is what sold me on the Affinity Jazz VS other models. I have ugpraded mine, to suit my tastes, not that there was anything wrong with it. HOWEVER, I have one issue with it that is driving me batty, and that is a poor quality finish. The finish is popping off in little flecks. This is obviously a surface prep problem at the factory (have they heard of primer?), sadly the Fender authorized facility says it's dents (it's not, there is one spot that is dented, and the paint stayed put). It is most likely my one unit that is like this, I have had Squier affinity basses in the past with no problems. I am keeping this one as a great neck is so hard to find, but you can bet your belly button I am going to strip it and refinish it once it annoys me enough... If I hadn't bought it as a modding platform, I would have yelled a LOT more at Fender about the finish quality problems...

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Very Fun Instrument!

      By SuperJive

      from N/A

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Good Pick Up
      • Great Neck

      Cons

      • Electronics Need Attn
      • Set Up Right Away

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

      This bass is very nice in its basic stock form. A set up is a good idea. Not much attention is needed in the electronics dept., but you may want to check the jack, it's as thin as a paper clip.
      Beautiful fit and finish.
      It came detuned, and the neck was a bit out. But since the set-up it's been Absolutely Fabulous!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow!!

      By Big Pat

      from Shufflin thru the NJ sand....

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

        Wife got this one for me for Christmas in the classic "Lake Placid Blue". Although this is my first bass, I've been playing Guitar for 35 years. My two cents....you simply can not find a better value for your buck. The finish is gorgeous, and flawless. The Rosewood finger board on mine has some REALLY nice figure to it. The neck was straight and perfect. The tuning machines are literally identical to the ones I've seen on Fender USA Basses, and hold really well. This one required no setup out of the box, the action was nice and low just the way I like it. Both pick ups were nice and strong and clear. Another thing to mention is the GREAT tone this thing has,( guttural lows, punchy mids, and clear highs). I seriously don't know what your getting for the Fender USA Bass for all the additional cash, over this one...... This gets my "Just Buy it already! " rating.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        SQUIRE AFFINITY JAZZ BASS

        By TERRY

        from FLORIDA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

          THIS IS A VERY NICE BASS. GOOD SOUND AND GREAT
          WORKMANSHIP. PERFECT SETUP RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX.
          ONLY THING I DID WAS CHANGE STRINGS. PROBABLY NOT
          NECESSARY BUT SOMETHING I ALWAYS DO. BASS PLAYING
          FRIENDS WERE REALLY IMPRESSED.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Competent. Great value

          By HipPocketMusician

          from Tx

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

              Needed a good cheap bass and saw the good reviews on this. They are absolutely true. Has the feel and sound of a Fender Jazz bass for the price of a toy. I did adjust the intonation, truss and the string height a bit, but that's mostly because I'm OCD about neck mechanics. I did not feel the need to change the strings as some other folks did. And...it's true that you will get hum out of the pickups at anything but the middle volume setting, but that's to be EXPECTED with single coil pickups and I did not find it excessive. If you want less hum, don't get an instrument that uses single coil pickups. Besides, as another reviewer wrote, there are add-on pedals that can eliminate the hum entirely if it really bugs you. Only gripe I have is a very minor beef about getting a slight scratchy static noise if the tone control is moved with signal running thru it. Excellent finish work on fingerboard and frets. Flawless gloss finish. Tuning machines are good enough but not top-notch. All-in-all an EXCELLENT value.

               
              5.0

              Fender beware. Squire is less expensive and just as good !

              By CR

              from Pasadena Md.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

                I have 20 some basses . Some real expensive. Some not. This Race Red J bass needed no set up. Intonation was dead on. Action was just right. No string buzz. No static in electronics Squire is not a name to be looked down on. I'll play this at any gig with no worry about anything. It also looks fantastic.

                 
                5.0

                Hard to beat

                By pioneerofdisaster

                from planet earth

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

                  just had to tweak the neck a bit and it was ready for action. Nice smooth satin neck.thinner profile than your usual jazz bass neck makes it all the more comfortable. strong body and hardware. sounds like a jazz bass should. love the bright race red colour. frets are great. not a loose screw anywhere. A real solid winner. hard to beat this one for value per buck.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Bass, but mislabeled!

                  By Local Bass Guy

                  from Pittsburgh, Pa

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

                    I've had a ton of basses including two Fender Custom Shops that each cost around $2400, this bass is around 9/10ths of those basses at a fraction of the price. The satin neck feels great, no frets poking out, and the tone is sweet passive J-Bass bliss.

                    However, the bass listed as "Race Green" is a mistake, it is in fact "Slick Sliver" as shown in the picture. I was hoping the picture was wrong, but it was the words. Squier doesn't make the JBass in Race Green.

                    That being said I exchanged it for a Lake Placid Blue. MF rep Brady was great with the exchange and I had no issues. Now I'm just waiting for the blue one to get here so I can gig with it and blow people's minds when they see it's a Squier!

                     
                    5.0

                    A Real Deal!

                    By loudog

                    from Louisiana

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass Guitar:

                      I got this in Metallic Red as a used bass. I play guitar, but I love to play bass and I wanted something to play for fun. This bass sounds and feels great. I wouldn't hesitate to use it to play out in public. While I'm sure that a Fender is better, this really works well for my purposes.

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