From Squier Affinity PJ bass to Squier Affinity Jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by villarddefender, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. villarddefender


    Nov 21, 2017
    I have a Squier Affinity P/J bass and kinda like the hybrid sound of it:hyper::bassist:

    I'm being tempted by something...
    I read somewhere that the sound of the Fender Standard Dimension is the perfect midpoint between the pbass and jbass
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
  2. villarddefender


    Nov 21, 2017
    I've been tempted by the Fender Standard Dimension...but little did I know that it was the beginning of my conversion. What was really pulling me was actually the Jazzy sound!

    Friday I've divorced with my wife (the Squier Affinity PJ bass) and married the Squier Affinity Jazz bass. I'm so happy now!!
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
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    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    I played one of those a couple of weeks ago, wow was i impressed. Nothing like the Affinity from the old days,congrats!
  4. villarddefender


    Nov 21, 2017
    Thanks :bassist:
    After reading this review entitled "Simply Amazing" from a veteran player, I knew it was a good choice! Here's his review:
    "I play bass for more then forty years. I own 11 basses, including Warwick NT Thumb and Warwick Steamer. Long time ago, I owned a Fender Jazz Bass 1963?, which I liked but unfortunately I sold it. I recently red a very favorable review of Squier Affinity Series J Bass in the "Bass Player" magazine. I got intrigued with the review, so I went in a music store to test it. I compared it with a Fender American Standard Jazz Bass Guitar, which is built from the same type of wood, and has identical bridge and pickups. I adjusted the same volume and tone setup on both basses and tested them through Ampeq BA300 amplifier, as I use an identical amplifier. I could not fine any difference in tone. To my surprise, the Squier came with a better factory setup, with a significantly lower action. This bass has a perfect finish. Sound of this bass is identical to my 1963 bass (it uses the identical single coil pickups which are reissued). Although I did not plan to by another bass, I could not resist. I paid $180 for it, which is for almost $1,100 less, then the Fender I compared it with. This bass is simply amazing. If you like Fender, go for this bass, simply save your money. Also, ignore stupid comments like this is a good bass for beginners or this bass is not for a stage. These comments are written by guys who are not serious bass players and cannot judge a quality of an instrument. This bass is simply as good as any American made Fender." :hyper:
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    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    I don't think i could go as far as the guy in that review but he isn't that far off. I found the bass to be exactly like a Jazz bass should be, nothing more, nothing less.
  6. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Cool deal, Dude! :thumbsup:

    I, too, had an Affinity Jazz that was pretty slick. The only downside were the crappy, close-box tuners. Hopefully, yours have a set that works properly, or a decent set of open-back tuners. More recently, I put an Affinity body and a Vintage Modified neck together. Both parts are perfectly fine, but I was really impressed with the quality of the body and it's hardware.


    If you ever find yourself jonesing for the P/J sound again, it's very possible to modify your Affinity in ways that can allow you to switch between the two configurations. The initial mod is the hardest part, unless you hand it off to someone competent to do it for you, like I did. Switching from one to the other is just a matter of some screwdriver work and maybe a little bit of soldering. All the steps involved are chronicled here…

    Unveiling ~ Part Two: Projekt Blue II
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