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Squier Affinity Jazz Bass - Black

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31-0760-506

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The Affinity Jazz Bass is a value-priced version of the world famous Fender Jazz Bass. It has the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, all at an ultra-economical price. The Affinity Jazz Bass has a rosewood fingerboard, two single-coil vintage-style Jazz Bass pickups and a top-loaded bridge.

Great Bass For The Money2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon South, Saskatchewan
I bought this as my second bass about a year ago and I love it. You get great tone for such an affordable price.
Posted by Thomas Banman on Aug 26, 2017
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Perfect for me1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
I bought this bass 2nd hand for home recording and have not been let down. I play guitar usually but was getting tired of recording bass parts with my keyboard using MIDI. Not disappointed in the least. Great tone, easy to play. What more can I say. Buy it.
Posted by M. LeBlanc on Nov 3, 2016
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I sold my American and have this as my main stick2 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
Fabulous color, vintage setting. The most important thing is --- it is nicely built and setup and I like it much more than my american p-bass plus (deluxe), then sold it to keep this one. Lately, replaced the factory puks with Fender Super 55', replaced the factory capacity with Orange Drop, what else you can ask for such a bass + upgrade only cost you just around 300???? I won't find any MIM or basic MIA have any better than this one. Buy one, got tons of room and flexibility to upgrade. Just buy another one if your attempts failed.
Posted by Tama on Apr 16, 2015
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Unreal Value5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
For $230 one would think that this instrument would have a major construction quality flaw. Well, if there is one I sure haven't found it after owning it for over a year. The set-up out of the box was admittedly fairly poorly done, but that's a problem that is much easier to fix than poor tone or construction quality. After a proper setup this bass plays better than any $230 bass has the right to, and the tone is solid for the price as well. My major issues with the bass are usually the fault of the whole Jazz-bass design, No pickup selector, no master volume. Nothing to do with this specific model . Overall, the value you get for this bass is superb, good enough for any beginner.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2015
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Best Neck I've Ever Played4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
This bass is amazing - feels and plays just like a real J-bass, but with the nicer neck thatn I've ever played on a J-bass. For the price, it's even more amazing. Quality is top notch. For a basic bass - no active electronics, top load bridge, etc. - it's very hard to beat. I liken it to a '51 P-bass: extremely basic, but does the job. Buy one.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2012
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Squire Affinity Jazz Bass2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
I would have to agree it is a great sounding Bass for the price and it also feels right when i play it ...The best bang for you buck without a doubt
Posted by Miguel on Feb 19, 2012
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A great starter1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
I purchased this instrument as my very first bass, originally the idea was to just get what i needed and nothing fancy, but this instrument pulls off so much more. The simplicity of it truely works to it's advantage, allowing the musician to have a lot of fun with it and make a great sound. It has a very traditional, standard tone to it, with a very well shaped neck and body. It's a classic of it's very own, and is a personal favourite.
Posted by Johnny Appleseed on Feb 11, 2012
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Decent starter bass!5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
I bought this bass guitar in July 2011. It was my first bass guitar. I contemplated (and tried out in the shop) several other basses before deciding on this one, such as the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass (both the standard and short scale), a few different low end Ibanez GSR models, and the Yamaha RBX170. My initial aim was the Squier Affinity J-Bass, though. I ended up ultimately choosing the Squier Affinity J-Bass, as I favoured its feel and tone, as well as its shape and weight. What got me interested in it was that one of my favourite bassists uses a Fender American Standard J-Bass, and I really liked the sounds that he got out of it. However, I needed something more affordable, however similar in design; I figured if it had the same basic construction, it might have tonal abilities similar to the Fender American Standard J-Bass. I was not let down; I truly enjoy the sound I can get out of my Squier Affinity J-Bass. The medium jumbo frets are a bit wide for a beginner - I had trouble starting out. But I have a belief that if you don't shy away from stretching your fingers out over time with practice, eventually, you'll be able to reach those frets easily. The only things I can really complain about are as follows: - When I got the bass, the action was a bit high, especially on the frets closer to the body. I attribute this to a poor initial setup before I bought it, as just days ago before writing this, all was set to near perfection after my first warranty setup. - The pick-ups were set a little high before purchase, which made my strings slap against them when playing slap style, which made some terrible clipping on my amp from time to time. This was fixed in my warranty setup as well. - The pick-ups have just a touch of "hissing" and "humming", which is common with passive single-coil pick-ups. This can be remedied by 1.) setting both pick-up volumes even, 2.) a noise reduction filter effect, or 3.) Some careful post-recording sound engineering (if you decided to do any recording). - There is a bit of excess resonance from the rest of the strings at certain points, and with certain styles of play. Some careful adjustments to your playing technique can more or less manually "mute" this excess resonance. However, the guitar has a very genuine "Fender J-Bass" sound, and really does physically feel like a Fender J-Bass. And for this price, it's a great bass for a beginner bassist (such as myself) who wants a wallet friendly bass that has decent quality (and perhaps favours Fender/Squier products). I would certainly recommend this bass for a first time bass for beginners who have a small wallet. Just be sure to take care of it, keep an eye on its shape, and try to get it setup when necessary.
Posted by Presley Ferguson on Oct 21, 2011
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