The Fender subsidiary Squier has been producing high-quality replicas of well-known and popular models of the US parent company in the lower to middle price segment since 1982. This Jazz Bass Affinity has a body made of Agathis, a light Pacific coniferous wood, which has a sound similar to the alder used for Fender Jazz basses. Furthermore, the wood is very light, so beginners will have no problems playing the instrument even during long rehearsals or gigs. The slim and easy to play neck is made of maple with an Indian laurel fingerboard. The open tuning machines perform just as reliably as the sheet metal angle bridge, both components that are also familiar from the Fender Jazz Bass.

Based on this construction, the pickups produce a full and bassy tone, growly in the neck position and slightly nasal at the bridge, which can also be damped with the neck shutter if desired, e.g. if the journey is to go in the direction of jazz or 60s Motown-R’n’B. All in all, the Jazz Bass Affinity is a cheap, but very well-made instrument, especially for beginners, but also those interested in a replacement or travel instrument should take a closer look at it.

Specifications
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple; quadruple bolted
  • Neck profile: „C“
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Perloid dots
  • Bnd: 20x Medium Jumbo
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Pickups: 1x Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass (bridge); 1x Single-Coil Jazz Bass (neck)
  • Controls: 2x Volume; 1x Tone
  • Hardware colour: Chrome
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard
  • Mechanics: Standard Open-Gear
  • Finish: Race Red
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