Basic Affinity Squier question

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

  1. 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


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    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


    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,

  4. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    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


    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 Supporting Member

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


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Thanks all.

  9. xring


    Sep 16, 2003
    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.