Squier by Fender Affinity Jazz Beginner Electric Bass Guitar Review

Squier by Fender Affinity Jazz Beginner Electric Bass Guitar Review

The Fender Squier: A Slick Silver Electric Bass

If I was to ask you what is the best instrument in a band, what would your answer be? For most people, they are likely to lean towards the guitar, the drums, or mainly the singer. The singer is usually the “front” person in the band, and resembles the leader for most people.

What if I was to tell you that an instrument that often goes overlooked, is such an integral piece to the band that without it, the music would sound incomplete? The bass guitar is that instrument. The average person does not realize how integral the bass is to music.

It creates a richer tone, and locks in with the drums to maintain rhythm and consistency throughout the band. Ask any musician: Without the bass, they would all be lost. It is the glue that holds the band together.

Most people see a bass and think of it as an “easier” guitar. They could not be more wrong. If you master the bass, you will have the ability of doing the fastest bass solos and really expanding on what is already a superb instrument.

I recommend you buy one and start taking lessons. One bass guitar brand is the Squier by Fender Affinity Electric Bass Guitar. It is very affordable and available online for purchase.

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Features

The Squier by Fender Affinity Electric Bass Guitar comes with a variety of features to meet your musical instrument needs. These features include:

  • Part of the Squier’s Infinity Series
  • Dual single-coil jazz bass pickups—will provide a classic tone
  • Fender electric bass tone—clear and crisp low end, with added depth
  • 20-fret rosewood fingerboard—warm tone/organic sound
  • “C” shaped neck—universal comfort while you play
  • Designed by the high-end Fender brand
  • Measures 30” x 15” x 4”
  • Weighs 13.2 pounds

Pros

  • Fantastic quality for a great price
  • Excellent finishing, looks great
  • Beautiful sleek tone, a warm tone
  • Great for new players
  • Really smooth and fast to play
  • Very comfortable
  • Affordable, especially for a Fender
  • Fantastic silver, sleek look

Cons

A couple tries to help it stay in tune

Verdict

The Squier by Fender Affinity Electric Bass Guitar is a great purchase for anyone new to the world of musical instruments, or someone playing it for the first time. It has a great sound, is easy to play, and has a really beautiful, warm tone.

Unfortunately, it is only an electric bass and therefore will not work acoustically. The amazing aspect is, even though it is technically a “lower end” brand, it is still made with the same precision that Fender uses in all of their guitars.

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Therefore, I really recommend buying the Squier, as it will save you money, especially if this is one of your first-time buys. It is cheap, sounds really great, and also has a stunning look.

As well, the onboard pickups are not the greatest, but if you are just beginning to learn, you will not mind this one bit. If you are a more advanced bassist looking for the highest quality of instrument that you will use all the time, the Squier by Fender Affinity Electric Bass Guitar would be a great backup bass for any gig you play.

Now I must be clear with you that this is just my personal opinion on the Squier. I have been playing the bass for over 10 years and these are just my thoughts. I am not a professional bass player, nor am I trying to get you to buy a certain instrument, I just want to share my own personal preference.

That being said, even though buying online is so easy and comfortable, for musical instruments, I recommend you go to the store and try it out for yourself. This must be done because something that I love to play, you may hate, and you may be wanting an instrument that feels different.

So, go out to the store, hold it in your hands, and play it, and then PURCHASE! Happy playing!

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