Squier by Fender Affinity Series Jazz Bass Electric Bass Guitar Review

Squier by Fender Affinity Series Jazz Bass Electric Bass Guitar Review

The Fender Squier: A Laid Placid Blue Bass

One of the best parts about living in the 21st century is the rise of technology and the ability to buy anything online from anywhere in the world. Stores such as amazon.com, allow us to make a variety of purchases from the comfort of our own homes and it is amazing.

On Boxing Day this year, probably the busiest day of the year at most retail stores, I decided to do my shopping from home. It amazed me how many websites had all their Boxing Day deals readily online, and I did not even have to leave my bed.

On top of all that, most stores (if you spend over a certain amount) provide free shipping, so it saves you on gas and having to wait in the longest lines in the store. It is incredible to shop online, and it is definitely where the future is headed.

Something that I never thought about buying online before was musical instruments. Usually you’d think you go to a music store, test it out for yourself, and make a purchase in person, but I have found that they can be quite cheaper when bought online from a store such as amazon.com.

An instrument you can easily buy online is the bass guitar. One bass guitar brand is the Squier by Fender Affinity Electric Bass Guitar (in Lake Placid Blue). It is very affordable and available online for purchase.

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 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 blue 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 someone who is very new to playing the bass guitar. It definitely gets the job done; 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, that even though it is technically a “lower end” brand, it is still made with the same precision that Fender uses for all of their guitars.

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 inexpensive, offers a great quality sound, and also has a unique 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 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. Also, the incredible Lake Placid Blue color adds a lot to the look of this beautiful bass. I have found it to be incredibly reliable.

I recommend going to check it out for yourself at your local store, as everyone has his or her own personal preference on feel and sound. This is a must for anyone buying a musical instrument for the first time.

Never buy a bass guitar without holding it first, as we all come in different shapes and sizes, and I want you to get one that is comfortable and meets all your needs!

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