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Squier Standard Jazz ... or..... Squier Affinity P-Bass...please tell me ur opinion!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Punk_Princess19, Sep 16, 2001.


  1. Squier Affinity P-Bass

    12 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. Squier Standard Jazz

    33 vote(s)
    73.3%
  1. :) Which one is better for the money and sounds best. The Affinity is cheaper than the Jazz... tell me ur opionion:D :) :(
     
  2. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    P has one sound, J has plenty of diversity.
    I'd go for a J.

    And two years later for a P, if we're still talking cheapo Squires.
     
  3. MODELL

    MODELL

    Aug 30, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I would go for the Squire Jazz Bass. It has a slimmer neck and more tones (2 pickups). This also gives you 2 thumb anchors for fingerstyle playing.
     
  4. There is no such thing as a Squier Jazz, is there? There are "P's" & "P-Specials". Or am I mistaken? (that would be a first :) ).

    Fine, don't believe me? Look for yourself....

    SQUIER WEBSITE
     
  5. gmstudio99

    gmstudio99

    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    The Squier webpage is very out of date...

    Squier introduced a Jazz bass at the Jan 00 NAMM show.
     
  6. Just goes to show what I know. That's pretty bad marketing for Fender's Squier site not to list those -Make me look like like an ass! Ok, I'll shuddup and leave now.
     
  7. istaticl

    istaticl

    Nov 29, 2000
    Prescott, AZ
    You could also look into a P-special. They have more diversity that the P and I think the same price.
     
  8. KillsOn4String

    KillsOn4String

    Jul 11, 2001
    I got a P-bass (squier). It sounds good. Although, i haven't tried a jazz. If i were you i would buy..... hell i don't know. Don't take advice from me.
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Punk_Princess19 is in Canada, and the price shown on the guitarstop webpage I am almost positive is in Canadian $$$. The MIM Standard P bass price of $299 is in US $$$. That's a lot bigger difference in price than it looks like.
     
  10. Uhr.. erm.. whoopsy..

    you're right.. 1 $ US = 1.54 $ CAN.

    so it would be about ehm.. 460 $ CAN. :rolleyes:

    ungf... ok.. i never posted that last message, ok ? :p
     
  11. liran

    liran

    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    go for the jazz, be happy
     
  12. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    I tried a couple P specials at GC and imo the J pickup was there for decoration only,it didnt seem to contribute to the sound in any way.Still a decent Bass for the buck,but I expected more sound-wise.

    If the price is the same,Id probably go for the J.
     
  13. I have the P-special and the J pickup doesn't have much impact unless it's nearly up full and the p is quite low down. It's not bad though, and it's nice to have the choice of what to use.

    Get either the P-special or J because the affinity P isn't quite so good, my friend has one.
     
  14. I'd go for the Jazz... I've never played a precision that I liked... just not my thang.
     
  15. I have a Squire P-bass, just so I could say that I have one. (And to make a few modifications to)

    But now I am kicking my self, and wih I had heard of the Squire jazz. Get jazz, jazz gooooood.

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  16. difineatly the P-special its got the best from both worlds, plus i think they sound awsome together.
     
  17. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    And why pay extra $$$ for the Fender logo?
    IME, the wood quality of the Squire is as high as a MIA! Have I just been lucky to find the few "perfect" Squires an d unlucky to find the only lo-Q MIAs? Have I???:confused:

    OK, pups may be simpler, but many people change their MIM pups, which, some sources claim, are made in the US....

    IME, Squire is a lot of Fender for the money.

    But, OTOH - who needs a Fender?:p
     



  18. ** newbie-voice on **

    But.. But Jaco.....

    ** newbie-voice on **

    :D