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FENDER SQUIER CALIFORNIA P BASS or SQUIER AFFINITY P-BASS???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gash, Nov 18, 2005.


  1. FENDER SQUIER CALIFORNIA P BASS

    46 vote(s)
    78.0%
  2. SQUIER AFFINITY P-BASS

    13 vote(s)
    22.0%
  1. Gash

    Gash

    Nov 18, 2005
    Hi.. I'm going to buy either a FENDER SQUIER CALIFORNIA P BASS or a SQUIER AFFINITY P-BASS, Which is the better model and why??? I am an experienced bass player (20 years) and just want a cheap P Bass for a back-up, I will eventually/probably change the pick-ups... Cheerzzz :help:
     
  2. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    neither, squier's aren't consistent and you might end up with a crappy one, I'd reccomed Essex (SX) basses at www.rondomusic.net because they're the same price but double the quality (or more). Just my 2 cents, but I've noticed the the affinity series just plain are not worth the money, sorry dude.

    Greg
     
  3. My first bass was the Squire Affinity. I never had a problem with it. I got rid of the factory strings and replaced with ernie ball slinky. The string height was a little high for me so I simply lowered the string height keeping with in the fretboard radius. This bass sounds pretty good and wont burn a hole in your pocket. you should also try out the Jazz version.
     
  4. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Go Rondo.

    My opinion anyways...
     
  5. gilbert46

    gilbert46

    Sep 21, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    SX, cheaper anyways. My squire barely worked when it was new. It broke 6 months later.
     
  6. AmPb100

    AmPb100

    Apr 25, 2005
    Berklee/Boston
    Find a used Affinity, when they were stil made in China. I put SD Quarter Pounds, a Bad Ass II Bridge, and some flat wounds. It sounds awesome. I've used for some recording sessions. Just scrape off Squier so the engineer doesn't freak out. :cool:

    A trick for Fenders or Squiers an old schooler taught me (original bass player for curtis mayfield.), put the bottom of the bass to your chin and pluck the strings. Gives you a good sense of the resonance of the bass. More you feel, better sounding bass.
     
  7. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    For near the same price as a new Squire you could pick up a very decent used MIM Fender, Ibanez or Yamaha backup bass that would far exceed the quality of a Squire.
     
  8. I'm not a big fan of the Squire line but for a little more the MIM line is worth a look.
     
  9. right now, im stuck with a squire affinity p bass, and it is ok, but if you are planning on becomming a pro, or even just planning on doing anything besides just play with your bass, dont wast your money on a squire. get something that you will be happy with l83r.