WHOAHH!! Check out this Squier Affinity P Bass Tone!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by twdavis13, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. twdavis13


    Dec 14, 2008
    Is this proof that it's the player(to some extent) and not the equipment??? I think it sounds pretty cool. Maybe I'll send back my SX Pirate. I would've ordered this in the first place but I was always under the assumption that these sucked. :confused:

  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    That is a crazy good tone.. I wont lie.
  3. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I have a SX 62-SPJ that sounds pretty darn similar even with factory strings. The SX are modeled after 50's Fender tone I believe. Or hell, whatever they're modeled after sounds good. The Squiers have been sounding and playing hella good recently too!

    I run them through Crate BT-350 (my favorite SS, well, hybrid amp) and a Peavey 210TX cab with no tweeter and it sounds almost like that but with a tad more drive. Just the way I like it!

    On the original note... I LIKE IT :D
  4. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    It's definately the player and not the equpment that makes the music. The only real reason to use specific equipment is creature comforts, and the psychie. The old addages of if it costs more it's better, and if _______ uses it it must be great.
    There are specific advantages to each instrument beginner to boutique, but in the end it's the player using them.

    God Bless, Ray
  5. ...and get an SX SPB-57, or a SX SPJ-62 3TS, at the very least, instead? Seriously... that is the epitome of the p bass tone and I get it from my SX SPJ-62 3TS, only with more meat due to the SX's hotter coil windings and use of ceramic magnets. The SX p bass has a more concentrated p-ish tone than my stock Squier Affinity P Bass (not that it was bad to begin with). And don't forget... mids are your friends.
  6. twdavis13


    Dec 14, 2008
    I looked at it, and I couldn't believe that tone!!:bassist:

    I ordered an SX Pirate and am beginning to dislike the look of it rather much even though it hasnt gotten here, but I guess that it would be a good idea to wait and see how it looks in person. I had thought of the SX SPJ62 in Vintage White, but I'm afraid it will be YELLOW-white, instead of Squier VM P White, if that makes any sense.:smug:
  7. twdavis13


    Dec 14, 2008

    Yes, I thought of the Vintage white SPJ, but now that I look at it, the look of the 3ts isnt too bad either IMO.

  8. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Yup, suprisingly good sound for the price.

    Thats pretty much what mine sounded like.
  9. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
  10. Surly


    Feb 2, 2007
    South Florida
    For the most part a P-bass sounds like a P-bass. My Squier CV 60's sounds close (but not quite)to my MIA. I've recorded my Squier and most people probably couldn't tell either way.
  11. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Gah, its making me want to put a fretted neck back on mine! :meh:
  12. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    ..and even then a tone tweak could probably cover up most of the difference. ;)
  13. That tone might be due to the amp. I know several Squier P-Bass owners who couldn't get that good of tone out of it. Just thought I'd point that out.
  14. twdavis13


    Dec 14, 2008

  15. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    Please keep in mind that the guy in the video is a guitarist. :eyebrow:
  16. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    That's pretty much what mine sounds like.

    It's with a band, and crappy video recording, but you can still hear how it sits.
  17. Just sounds like a P bass with a pick and new strings. ;)
  18. Surly


    Feb 2, 2007
    South Florida
    You're probably right. However the American P is a better built, better playing bass. I still love the Squier though!
  19. splitcoilsenior


    Jan 18, 2009
    Thats bull crap lol, his sounds freakin great but mine...Squier VM P bass With Dimarzio Split P's sounds nothing close to that and mines like a 340 dollar bass
  20. bui


    Feb 24, 2009
    It says in his comments that he's playing through a Pandora...you can tweak SO much on those little things that you can get that tone dialed in exactly how you want it. Right now, I'm trying to figure out how to transfer that perfect sound I get through the headphones to my amp.