Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
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Squier Affinity Jazz Bass

Affinity Jazz Bass, 4-string bass guitar from Squier in the Jazz Bass series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 13 reviews )
 5 reviews38 %
 7 reviews54 %
 1 user review8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/sabreman811/19/2004

MGR/sabreman8's review"Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass"

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
I bought this bass at MusiciansFriend for $199.00. I bought this unit because I was wanting to try out a new bass.

I like the construction of the bass, the feel of the strings, and the warmth of the tone.

I don't really like the strap pins, they're way to big.

The quality is just what you would expect from Fender, only cheaper!

If you're an intermediate or beginner bass player, get this one!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Jon Grant08/09/2004

MGR/Jon Grant's review"Squier Jazz"

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
I bought this bass from a chain store for about $200. A buddy recommended a Jazz style bass for the type of music I play. As soon as I tried it out I knew why he recommended it to me.

It's fairly light. Easy playabilaty. You can get a great variation of sound and tone. It's a much cheaper version of a Fender Jazz but from my experience it sounds just as nice.

Theres always an area on the bass with notes that ring. I tried extremely hard to adjust my action but you just have to adjust it so the area that rings is somewhere you dont play on much. I've been told this is a problem with most fender/squier products but the area isnt too large.

The bass is extremely well put together.

I think anyone whos thinking about picking up a bass should definitly get a Squier Jazz. It's a much cheaper version of the Fender Jazz and I think it sounds just as nice. I think the good outweighs the bad. It's one of those basses that you can buy anytime and once you get into it you will never let this one go. It's a great buy and you can usually find them fairly cheap.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
chavilbus09/29/2011

chavilbus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good product to get started without breaking the bank"

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
Manufacturing in China, agathis body. Jazzbass two microphones. Maple neck rosewood fingerboard. The finish is correct (black patent flat, well finished frets) the strings are set a little high for my taste, I have lowered, it does not frieze. My son gave it to me, she has two years and the race has not moved. The look is nice, copied the line Jazzbass black varnish, without looking too closely it is illusion.

UTILIZATION

I do not used in recording. The sound is very respectable for the price, the output level is quite low but it is a passive entry. Attention affinity are not at the Squier Standard. It is his office in all styles and is well suited to the use I made (no stage, play in a pod studio. No background noise which is important in the studio.

SOUNDS

The sounds are typed Jazzbass without arriving at the model level course (fortunately for that matter) You can listen on my riffworld in all styles, from reggae, rock, country, blues eg http://www.riffworld. com / Members / chavilbus / bornonthebayou
I am a guitarist at the base, I said for the real bass!
My son plays slap if you want to hear: http://www.riffworld.com/Members/chavilbus/funkyblues

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two years. I also have a fretless squier classic vibe, and violin at the micro level there are no pictures but it is more than twice as much. It is versatile for recording without breaking the bank even if it lacks brilliance and sustain given the violin and microphones. I REFA this choice since we gave it to me;: more seriously is a good investment.
I put 8 for the value, for just over 200 euros was a true instrument
Kynos05/18/2011

Kynos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent value for money"

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
Made in China
20 frets
2 single coil jazz bass pickups
3 pots. A bass boost, treble boost 1, 1 Tone
Channel type jazz bass

UTILIZATION

Handle end is nice combined with a basic shape, but very effective and lightweight (for my build).
I bought this bass because it was the only one that suited me in terms of shape and she was my dear.
Sound easy to obtain and easy access thanks to its acute jumbo frets fine.
Perfect finish, like a true Fender

SOUNDS

A true personality that can be used in any style (she was named "Jazz" due to / thanks to its handle end, but we can very easily get a sound thrash metal).
Although I was disappointed by its low power, I think that changing the pickups can get the sound of a Fender easily.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since I started (3 years) and I do not think other brands in same price range makes such good instrument.
The only thing I regret is his power, if not a perfect finish knobs that remain in place, a bridge is more than solid set of strings (which I do not know the brand) frankly honest!
I will do it again this election, perhaps to a precision bass this time.
yoann9407/24/2009

yoann94's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
In which country was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...)

I think Indonesia
How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration?

20, squier fender bass pickups
What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
no idea

What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?

1 volume, 2 tone it seems to me (you'll see later)
What kind of stick?

boring, lol, in short the stuff seems a lot at first, but we can not do much, then see the result ;-)

UTILIZATION

The handle is it nice?

not too deformed, the strings are 5 meters from the handle, taken together, of course, you guessed it, it sizzles infects so short, yuck. not very flexible, very hard to navigate quickly.
Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?

more or less saying.
Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
a little heavy but it makes you a good sturdy shoulders :-)

Do you get a good sound easy? ...

Firstly, the 3 settings are rotted (I have still not grasped their duties to tell you, while on a good bass, no problem to understand>> volume, high treble, high bass.)
But tampering at random, sometimes I come out very clean sound, sharp and powerful and other times very round, warm and groovy.

SOUNDS

Are they suitable for your style of music?
bah it's hard to answer when you can not play three notes without it sizzles, without pressing like crazy to get out a note, without losing his little finger on each hammer.
but level tone (if you understand something in 3Setting, and you tampered with, this bass has broad musical eclecticism), I find my happiness (noise) as a good slap for a large sparkling metal fit inside. <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" />

With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
amp crap (must play) but I already tested on a very good amp, it's not offset the lack of precision and the mess that causes a sound this bass note.

What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?

all types, above, scored a fender for a low price <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="wink" />
What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
all interesting and all to use.

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?

2years
What thing do you like most/least about it?
sounds are many and varied, what I like least is that the sound is not tidy, clean, and tied, everything slips into a messy miasma, the gap round-String too large, crackling. <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt="sad" />

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
thousands <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" /><img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" />

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
boh, for this price, we can not wait for a better quality eh, so good value prices quelité <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="wink" />

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

if you start low (unlike me), I think its a great product for beginners to learn, start composing.
But if you want to record something ouch own ears <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" /> and if you are looking for a bass that can bind a range at full speed without losing a finger during the trip so save and go to the upper range, the bass jazz standards are already much more friendly to play.
colonanar12/18/2007

colonanar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
Made in China
21 frets
2 single coil jazz bass pickups
3 pots. 1 volume, 2 tone
Channel type jazz bass

UTILIZATION

The handle end is well dove trs enjoyable and "easy" to play.
Access in acute is not a problem;
Ergonomics is enjoyable, but this bass is a bit heavy;
The experience is in, you come out all sound perfectly fine playing with the pots.

SOUNDS

It is suitable for many styles of music.
I use an amp with "Berhinger 1200" and a multi-effects pedals "Zoom B1".
Given my level (one year), its got me fully satisfied.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm the bass for a year. I never try other instruments, but I love its shape jazz bass, its his round. It's almost a Fender.
The report seems qualitprix exellent and with the exprience without hsiter, I do it again the same choice.
n1colas09/10/2007

n1colas's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
Squier Jazz bass, so the same as the fender and less well
corp agate (such as fender mexico I think), maple neck, 20 frets key palisandre)
2 Jazz Bass pickups, 2volumes (1 per microphones) and a Tone.

good finish, Tienda trs good agreement

I put 10 because I did not ask for anything more than this kind of instrument, if you want 24 cases of active pickups and a 3-band EQ is going somewhere else, I like the simplicity

UTILIZATION

As a guitarist I find enjoyable round trs plans without problems and without fatigue.
this bass is rather heavy, it's pretty annoying when you have to do with a kilomettre on the back, or when repeated over a 1:30
access to acute: I know I'll never

is easily obtained in good sound because there is not 10 pots of certain meets as low active "gas factory" and the possibility to mix the two pickups with two volume pots allow a wide range of sounds

I put on weight 9

SOUNDS

1, good observation: it sounds (I use the Harke 400Watts of my rehearsal room, in my ashdown Until such time)
the sound is quite powerful, very ample, slightly vintage one can dig into the medium, especially with the two microphone uses the same time, the neck pickup alone gives a more direct bridge pickup alone I do not like enough is too dry.

I think one can be installed to be able to push pull the pickups in series and have a big load in the medium (the guitarist in my group plaind I sound too vintage)

OVERALL OPINION

I pence that this bass is the ideal investment for a bass player who does not want to slam into a fender 700 (squier jazz bass at tohman = 250), or a bass guitarist who seeks to register its compounds (like me ) if I do it again remake
dryandheavy406/23/2006

dryandheavy4's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
Squier Jazz Bass, made in Japan, between 1985 and 1987 SERIES.
22 frets, pickups Jazz Bas Japanese-made.
ditto for the bridge, the mcaniques, etc ... trs of good quality
rglage a standard Jazz Bass
Channel stocky, rosewood fingerboard, trs bomb button

UTILIZATION

For amateur button bomb is a rgal!, Trs good varnish, mine is 86 and is still in excellent state.
Accs trs simple to acute 'Jazz Bass)
Trs good balance, good weight, not too heavy or too lightweight, the body must be made of alder. It does not sting of the head.
Its close to a good jzz bass, the pickups which I think are aquipent trs suprieur those team's current fender Mex. Good bass, treble prcis, one remains in the spirit of JB.

SOUNDS

With a vibrating ampeg ... ...!
It obtienty with everything you would expect from a JB. The violin has a lot to (really good)

OVERALL OPINION

... Since 1986!
The lutheire is really good, good, sr not good amricaine but far better than what is proposed in his first Fender prices (not to mention the current Squier). I changed the pickups, not bad but I wanted something else, as the violin really good, it's not n'tait gchis!
Fender Jap, and not more Chres forcment best, if not in 86, there was not much choice ... then I tried the Squier Core tr ... s averages, Mexico, poorer and more ... Chres
The ratio quality price is excellent but you must consider several lments:
It is now manufacturing more
Squier is one of japan 86, japan made Squier diffrent sries, ceetaines mesh (JV SQ) on the other, less good but not bad either)!
I do it again this choice without hsiter!
Djyne02/20/2006

Djyne's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
Most adjacent t said in the post previous ones. I would add that I rather like the round end that is comfortable plutt

UTILIZATION

The handle is fine, Access in acute nickel but the bass is heavy and is missing 2 or 3 frets

SOUNDS

This bass is versatile of its kind, but I think too lgre to the metal. Is the threshold that can pick him (but I'm not good ...) require simple micro

OVERALL OPINION

was a year and a half and as I Premire low, it is not bad at all. Its strength is its versatility I think (that's what I was looking for) thanks micros.Malgr the right combination of everything, Lorqui you use one of two microphones, there is a very noticeable background noise .
I tried other models and from an ibanez in the same price range, the sound has nothing to do ... I also had a prefried squier precision bass but the c is more a matter of taste.
Making the bass occasionally but mostly as a guitarist, I do it again this choice without hsiter. In my opinion, this price is a great value with good sound, good versatility and a good quality-General for manufacturing.
NzZzU Le Bassiste  Fou11/30/2005

NzZzU Le Bassiste Fou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass
Everything has already been said, I think

UTILIZATION

The neck is thin enough to be compared with my musicman sub or my yamaha rbx 370, is a pleasure to play on the rapid macnhe is also exceptional for the price pay.l 'access to acute frankly is good (21me only problem no one)
model is that is a slight advantage for the Peronists who have narrow shoulders like me.
This gives a (very) good if we know its turning knobs (lol)

SOUNDS

Trs well I was looking for the fender sonf a little while and I saw my budget could not afford the Fender Jazzbass so ...
I play with a Hartke. The sound is really for the price it cost me (200 euros in thotho)
I really feel for this sui low ...

OVERALL OPINION

I just receive it is wonderful.