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  • What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

    And does it matter?
    Originally posted by Bad City
    He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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    Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

    The biggest thing is no finish on the neck - which I like. Other than that, the usual things like cheap pickup and hardware. But it's a really good base of a bass.
    The things that you wanted
    I bought them for you

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    • #3
      Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

      My P bass is an Affinity. Like Clint mentioned, it’s a great modding platform. All I had to do to mine was replace the bridge with a Fender Hi Mass, the pickup with an EMG, and the neck with a really sweet Allparts. Now it’s pretty sweet.

      I’m being half-facetious with that. The stock pickup was good enough, but the EMG is infinitely better. The stock bridge was garbage, and the neck was OK. It took a frightening amount of truss rod tension to get it playable, but had almost no room left to tweak. If I hadn’t scored the $350 Allparts neck for $75, I’d have either used ultra light strings to get it setup really well, it would’ve sold it. The stock tuners are fine, but really heavy. I intend to replace mine with something lighter to improve the balance. Paid $100 for the bass and a 15 watt amp, totally worth that price. A few years ago, I had another Affinity, same floppy, junk neck.
      "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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      • #4
        Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

        SO, they are like, awesome, except they are junk. Got it.
        Originally posted by Bad City
        He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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        • #5
          Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

          are the bodies thinner than normal? they were on the guitars back in the day, no idea if that has changed

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          • #6
            Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

            I have a Jazz bass, and it sounds pretty awesome to me. I have done a ton of recording with it.
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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            • #7
              Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

              My fretless Affinity Jazz bass has a finish on the neck.... And it plays fine. The electronics need an upgrade, but the bones of the axe are good.
              aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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              • #8
                Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

                Originally posted by Aceman View Post
                SO, they are like, awesome, except they are junk. Got it.
                Nah, you can replace the pickup only and be pretty much good to go. It's way better off than changing the pickups on say a bullet strat and then still getting clank from the bridge, trem, and saddles.
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                • #9
                  Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

                  Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                  are the bodies thinner than normal? they were on the guitars back in the day, no idea if that has changed
                  Mine measures 1 5/8".
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                  I bought them for you

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                  • #10
                    Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

                    I originally set out to change the pickups on my Jazz, but never did. They sound fine, but like most Jazz pickups, they hum. One day I will put a set of Apollos in there. I think they use 2 of the same size pickups.
                    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                    • #11
                      Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

                      I originally set out to change the pickups on my Jazz, but never did. They sound fine, but like most Jazz pickups, they hum. One day I will put a set of Apollos in there. I think they use 2 of the same size pickups.
                      Yes, the pickups are the same size.... UNLIKE American made Jazz basses....
                      I bet some folks don't know the bridge pickup is longer than the neck pickup on a Jazz.

                      And Apollos sound great. I thought about a set for my Toby bass, but I got a good deal on some Bartolinis instead.
                      aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                      • #12
                        Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

                        Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                        Yes, the pickups are the same size.... UNLIKE American made Jazz basses....
                        I bet some folks don't know the bridge pickup is longer than the neck pickup on a Jazz.

                        And Apollos sound great. I thought about a set for my Toby bass, but I got a good deal on some Bartolinis instead.
                        Yeah *I* didn't know they were different sizes until I started researching. I forgot if it is 2 neck pickups or bridge pickups.
                        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                        • #13
                          Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

                          Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
                          Mine measures 1 5/8".
                          Hmm...
                          I'm just gonna leave that one alone.
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                          • #14
                            Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

                            I'm just gonna leave that one alone.
                            I see what you did there....
                            aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                            • #15
                              Re: What makes a Squire "Affinity" bass "Affinity"

                              The things that you wanted
                              I bought them for you

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