Affinity Series™ basses 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. Now available in Brown Sunburst and Olympic White.
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I had no experience with a bass previously except for a crappy one in my school's music program, just to strum on (never plugged it in).
I bought this bass a few days ago. It was my first. I was using a small guitar amp and it sounded great. I bought a Rumble 15 amp yesterday and with this amp, together, they sound incredible. Within only a day, I could play Blitzkrieg Bop. It was easy to play, so I tried Seven Nation Army and picked it up quickly. That's 2 days worth of playing and 2 songs are nailed down. And they both sound amazing. For only $175, this bass is perfect for starters and amateurs.
Shmookpup owns this item
I have been playing guitar for over 30 years and bass for over 25 years and have owned guitars and basses from pretty much all ends of the quality and price spectrum as well as played 100's of live gigs. So I know a bit about how a guitar or bass should play and sound. As my family grew over the years, my collection of musical instruments got smaller and anymore, I play guitar mostly just for fun at home and do the occasional open mic's so I sold most all of my guitar and bass gear except for a couple guitars and a couple nice amps. Well, I was invited a while back to join as a bass player in a friend's band but I no longer had a bass and so I was off to go buy a new bass! I sat and tried out several basses at the local guitar shop from the low end generic stuff to the high end high dollar basses etc.. and I kept going back to the Squier P bass. I was absolutely stunned at how a bass costing under $200.00 could play, feel and sound as good as a $2,000.00 Fender USA bass! The neck is perfect as far as the shape and feel, the fret edges were as smooth as silk. The frets were perfectly level, the pickups are clear and punchy like good bass pickups should be. The electronics (i.e. the pots, switches and jack) are flawless, and the tuning keys are smooth and stay in tune no matter how much I bend and yank on the strings!! Other than needing a minor intonation adjustment due to a string change, the action and neck adjustment was perfect out of the box. I was tickled pink with the quality of this little monster! I've had this bass for a while now and I haven't had one problem with it and it is proving to be quite the work horse! Now I know it's not the best bass in the world but I'll be darned if it doesn't act like one!! If you're looking to start playing bass or a seasoned pro, I recommend checking out a Squier!
IplayBassnGuitar owns this item
This is my first bass which has helped me in all my competitions and programs. I just love my bass.
coolsarthak18 owns this item
i have owned one of these for the last ten years. I am proud to tell people its a squier and was my first bass. Its been through a rough time but has come out on the other side looking and sounding fantastic. Peoples eyes widen with surprise when i tell them its only a budget bass. Get one. You wont regret it.
cbyrne182 owns this item
For the price it's perfect! The maple neck makes it easy to go from A to B quickly. The fret spacing is average. It's not huge but it's not a short scale bronco (that's a good thing FYI). The frets don't stick out of the neck which is really helpful. The looks are a Standard P bass, so it's average, I added a bridge cover, new Fender P-bass knobs, and a thumb rest. It gives it a vintage look. Don't get me wrong, I liked the tone of it but it was mostly fat, and when I wanted it up it wasn't spunky enough. So I added David Allen pickups and a new Fender vintage P/V vintage bridge, and I added the full size pots and a much better capacitor. If you want a bass to just practice with, this is it. But if you want a real nice P-bass, but don't have money, I'd buy this bass and make it yours.
Imele123 owns this item
Excellent choice for the experienced player who needs a reliable backup bass that can really rock ! I've tried other brands (sometimes much more expensive ones) and couldn't help but come back to my Squier Affinity. Nothing beats its feel and playablilty. Too bad the supplied pickup has such a narrow range of tone. But nothing a cheap swap couldn't upgrade. Mine has some years on the counter, but the neck is still straight as an arrow and nothing came loose. Solid, reliable workhorse !!! And best of all, it looks exactly the same as the "real thing" !!!
jeffrey226 owns this item
I purchased this Squier Bass and was relatively satisfied for what I paid. I hated the tuning keys, though. Everything else about this bass was really good except for the pickguard and tuning keys. I just couldn't believe that Fender would use anything but the standard clover leaf tuners on any of their instruments. The pickguard is a cheaper single ply, but for what you are saving on the overall cost of this bass, you can do what I did and replace it with a better quality one. The body is considerably heavier than the Squier Modified P Bass, which I also own (white body with Black Pickguard/replaced it with a tortoise shell pickguard and now it looks awesome), but it's not a problem for me because I don't use it out live, just sitting down in my small studio. I would hate to have it strapped on me for a whole gig, though. There was no mention of the tuning keys being different than the other Squier basses, so I have learned that you have to ask questions about anything you can't see in a photo. The bass plays and sounds excellent. For the price, even with the cheaper tuning keys, it's an excellent purchase. I guess that's what they thought at Fender. However, an old die hard P Bass man like me, loves the other tuning keys. Surely they can make one as inexpensively as the other. I ended up replacing the entire neck with a neck from a Squier Modified P Bass.
GearHead owns this item
This was my very first bass! I learned everything on it! It has lasted me a good 5 years with lots of traveling on tours and gigging! It is a great starter bass and lots of fun to mess around with!!
Digbylovatt owns this item
i bought mine at guitar center for only $180$ and honestly i believe it is a great value for a guitar
These days I was lucky to get this bass used for 100€ - and got even an transistoramp on top. I like the light weight and the comfortable neck. It's easy to play on and sounds really good for an instrument in this price segment. I'm enthusiastic about it.
stratist2 owns this item
|Model Name:||Affinity Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black|
|Body Shape:||Precision Bass®|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Standard|
|Middle Pickup:||Standard Split Single-Coil Precision Bass|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Configuration:||Split Single-Coil|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard Open-Gear|
|Control Knobs:||Dome Style|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)|
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