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Basic Affinity Squier question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FourBanger, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Are Affinity basses made with a thinner body than the typical Precisions or Jazzes?

    I ask because the only Affinity instruments I've held are guitars (and the Bronco) and they do have about a 1/4" thinner body, whereas I never hear this about the basses and there are plenty of threads about them here.
     
  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    Ya know I think that might be the case. I was playing an LPB affinity at samash the other day and it felt smaller than CV/VM/MIM jazzes somehow, but I couldn't figure out what exactly was smaller.
     
  3. tabdog

    tabdog

    Feb 9, 2011
    Yes. Affinities are a little thinner.

    Affinities were made in different countries and the
    wood and other materials varies quite a bit.

    An Affinity is an Affinity is something else.

    Some have nice necks and alder bodies.

    Hardware varies and PU's usually suck,

    Tabdog
     
  4. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Endorsing Mofongo! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    60622
    I remember reading somewhere that the asian models are indeed thinner than their US / Mex counter parts.
    I was looking to mod my affinity jazz V with an audere preamp and there was some mention about that audere might not fit squiers because of thinner bodies.
    It was a tight fit but I installed it without having to rout.
    Hope this helps.
     
  5. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    I know from experience that not all Asian models are thinner, both the VM P I've owned and the CV P I've played were standard thickness compared to the MIM 50s P bass I have access to. This has also seemed true for six-stringers, only the Affinity Squiers are, at least currently and recently, thinner.
     
  6. Affinities, both bass and 6-stringers, have thinner bodies (I own one of each), and much cheaper electronics and hardware (same dimensions otherwise). So....if you're doing a hotrod/rebuild/custom thingee and want a lighter body, an Affinity is a good starting point:)
     
  7. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Endorsing Mofongo! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    60622
    There ya go. ;-)
     
  8. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Thanks all.

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  9. xring

    xring

    Sep 16, 2003
    Ohio
    As everyone has already stated, yes, they are thinner. I have two, and confirmed it side X side with my American. I did find that my American J5 is lighter than either. I didn't weigh them, but I can easily feel the difference.
     



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