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played a Squire P bass yesterday.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jun 28, 2003.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    a coworker bought the bass pack for his daughter.

    he wanted me to check it out to see if it was working proplerly.

    DAMN!!!!!!!!!

    i seriously liked it. i didn't want to stop playing it.

    had great punch, even through the little 15 watt amp.

    i must have gone off on it for about 15 minutes. we set it up in a meeting room in back so no one wouldbe bothered by the noise.

    great action, the finish was pretty sweet too. she got a red one.

    by the time i had gone through my typical guitar center acrobatics, we had an audience. they liked it too!!!

    for $300, it sure is a steal for someone starting out.

    heck, i may even get one for a goof!!!

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  2. glwanabe

    glwanabe Guest

    Apr 21, 2002
    I have had my affinity for just over two yrs now.
    I have invested in several mods, gotoh bridge, SD/QP's pups, new pots. I have also installed 9050 flats. This bass has handled everything I throw at it. People told me this bass would not hold up to high tension flats, wrong. It handles them very well, thank you! It is very playable with a great action, nice and low, you can play it fast or slow. I love it
     
  3. Ditto... I bought mine about 2 years ago and I love it. No mods I'm always messin around with it teying to learn every thing I can. I have to stop and just play.:rolleyes:
     
  4. geezer316

    geezer316

    Jan 26, 2003
    NEW HAVEN ,CT
    I have a Squier standard jazz bass that i traded my mexican jazz for,and i love it,i stuck a F bridge cover on it,some flatties and if i did'nt tell you one would never know it was a Squier.there are 2 levels of the Squier series the Affinity series and the Standard model,the standard being slightly better.but both have produced (or i should say slipped through the cracks:D )some nice basses.the p-bass special(P/J pick-ups)seems to be a consitentely well made bass for the past few years,though a bit more expensive than the other models.just dont buy the first one you see,look around,play a few,and i bet you'll find one of the "better ones"
     
  5. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    I got a Squier P special (p+j pups, P body, jazz neck) in a trade a while back, and it's fantastic. Nails the P tone, and with the Jazz pickup, you can add in that twang for fingerstyle or aggressive high-mids for picking. It's a great bass. It really sings when playing chords and bites when it needs to. I've considered de-fretting it, as it would make an excellent fretless. Maybe one day I'll get around to it. It could stand to have the 15th fret leveled, but other than that, its great.
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I have my affinity, still. I have some bartolinis in it, as I am sure you have read in one of my numerous posts about it. It needs a better bridge, but other than that, it's great. I really want to put a badass on it, and then I will probably use it a lot more than I do now.