NBD. Squier Affinity Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by g4string, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. g4string


    Sep 19, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    $179, shipped tax free from Musicians Friend. Gotta say, I'm thoroughly impressed with this bass. If you replaced the decal with a modern Fender decal, you wouldn't be able to tell it was a Squier. Fit/finish is damn near perfect. Best deal in bass land right now.

  2. nogoodwithnames

    nogoodwithnames Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Ottawa Ohio
    Beautiful! I have an affinity p/j that use as my back-up, sounds good and built well. For the price they're tough to beat. Squier has definitely stepped it up lately.
  3. JacEntBerry


    Apr 6, 2014
    Squier has come a long way. Used to be even Rogue Bass were way better
  4. audioglenn

    audioglenn Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2012
    Congratulations! And thanks for posting the photo and your opinion. They look really nice!
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  6. Pentatonic

    Pentatonic Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    San Francisco
    Looks fantastic, enjoy!
  7. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    Sure is pretty. Congrats! May she give you years of happy bassing! :bassist:
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  8. Just got mine in the brown burst, but that Lake Placid blue was tempting. It sure is pretty. I'm pleased with my Squier Affinity j bass, too. Congrats!
  9. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Totally agree. And the funny thing is, every once in a while I head over to my local GC or other guitar store to try out other basses. When I compare my Squier VM Jazz to its $1,700.00 Fender counterpart, I STILL like my Squier better!
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  10. g4string


    Sep 19, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    Might do a few mods, but it ain't broke. So it don't need fixing.
  11. marko138


    May 24, 2013
    Perry County PA
    GOTDANG! That sucker is HOT.
  12. This thread is giving me GAS! Think I'll pick one up this summer. I'm thinking of converting it to a stack knob setup like the original Jazz basses.
  13. Brookmichael


    Sep 25, 2012
    I grabbed a Burgundy Mist one last year and I love it action nice and low and sounds pretty good with green silk fender flats on it. The finish chips rather easily but I kinda like that sort of thing. great buy!
  14. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Great looking bass! I have a couple of these in the 5-string version (Sunburst, Metallic Red). They are what I reach for when I want a great passive jazz bass tone for the last several years. They punch well above their weight in tone & playability. HUGE bang for the buck return. Congrats - LOVE that color too! I hope they throw a few of these new colors towards the Affinity 5's soon.
  15. KingKrabb


    May 9, 2014
    Puerto Rico
    I've gotten it into my head recently that I wanna make all my main basses be Squiers. Like, start with them and mod them if need-be. Kinda like a testament to the fact that, even though they are inexpensive, they are quality. (Especially the newer ones).

    I already have a beat up Affinity P that I'm gonna mod. And will be getting a VM Jazz in the next few months.

    You could say I have something to prove; you could also say I'm just broke.

    You'd be right on both.

    Also, Happy NBD, man! May you enjoy this new J!
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  16. marko138


    May 24, 2013
    Perry County PA
    Just want to state again how awesome this bass look. I NEED ONE.
  17. Ibycan


    May 24, 2014
    I have always had the mindset that if the bass plays and sounds like you like it then the brand does not matter. That's why all of my basses are Squire.
  18. blindrabbit

    blindrabbit Supporting Member

    +1. When trying them out in the stores, the Squier CV line especially and also many VMs consistently slay the Fenders of any country of origin. It's a good thing that people don't shop blindfolded, otherwise Squiers would be selling for a lot more than they do (and Fenders for a lot less).
  19. xring


    Sep 16, 2003
    Love the color on that one. I now have 3 Affinity fives. Black, red, tobacco burst. All sporting Fender logos properly applied. Very, very nice for the money. Not my main bass, but useable for prac, back up etc.
  20. MovingPitchers

    MovingPitchers Striving to be better than today. Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2013
    Vancouver, B.C
    Nice bass! Although I don't own a Squier, I would have one as a backup and as an experimenting template for mods and stuff.
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  21. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    I totally agree! I picked up a Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V a few months ago and I continue to be impressed. I've replaced the std. string tree with a Hipshot model (so I wouldn't have to feed the string under it), replaced the knobs with some nice black metal knobs and installed new pots (V-B-T), installed Dunlop strap locks and I totally love the bass! Best playing Fender style bass that I've ever touched. I'll probably eventually replace the feed-thru bridge with a top load but other than that I'm done.

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