Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V, seen here in Black, an awesome 5 string bass guitar at a very attractive, great value price.
Great Value 5 String Bass Guitar
With the Squier Affinity range, Fender have set out to delivery high quality instruments that provide authentic Fender style, sound and playability but at a very accessible, great value price point.
A great example of the quality found in the Squier Affinity series is the Jazz Bass V, a 5-string version that is an awesome, affordable take on the extremely popular Fender Jazz Bass.
Fender Jazz Bass Style
Using Alder, the Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V has been crafted to the same timeless and elegant design found on the Fender Jazz Bass, making it ideal for bassists looking for great style on a budget.
It has a double cutaway design, allowing for easy reach of the higher frets – perfect for adventurous bass lines and solos.
Sturdy bolt-on construction which enhances midrange punch sees the joining of a Maple neck. Being a solid one-piece neck, vibration transfer is enhanced for improved tone.
A modern “C” shape profile to the neck makes it easy and comfortable to play and atop the neck you’ll find a traditional Rosewood fretboard holding 20 medium jumbo frets and featuring pearloid dot position inlays which look great and help you find your way around the fretboard.
Great Jazz Bass Sound
A big reason the Fender Jazz Bass became so popular upon its initial release way back in 1960 is the versatility of its sound.
Two standard single-coil jazz bass pickups are found on the Squier Affinity J Bass; one in the bridge position and another in the neck position to get two distinct sounds from your strings.
To tailor your sound to your exactly liking are three control knobs made up of individual volume controls for each of the pickups and a Master Tone knob for overall adjustment of your sound.
These single-coil Jazz Bass V pickups are specially made for 5-string bass guitars and deliver great modern tone with the full bodied low end you’ll need, a guttural midrange and singing high end.
Hard Quality Hardware
At the headstock of the Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V, you will find die-cast mini tuning machines, allowing for quick and stable tuning of your strings.
Down on the body, there’s a 5-string standard vintage-style bridge with single groove saddles. It is top loading too, so the break angle of the strings is reduced, resulting in a smoother playing feel.
Furthermore, each of the five saddles can be individually adjusted making it easy to get precise intonation for each of the 5 strings.
All hardware has a chrome finish, adding more vintage style while the control knobs are black, contrasting nicely with the white pickguard.
Great First Bass Guitar
With the Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V, you have an extremely well made, high quality bass guitar at a very attractive price point making it ideal for a bass to learn on, or for bassists of any level that want to try out a 5-string bass guitar and appreciate great value.
Classic Fender jazz bass style with great sound and playability, the Squier Jazz Bass V is extremely versatile and suitable for all types of music.
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V in Black Key Features:
- One-Piece Maple Neck
- “C” Shaped Neck Profile
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Dual Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickups
- Vintage-Style Five String Bridge
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V in Black Specs:
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Shape: Jazz Bass
- Body Finish: Polyurethane
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: “C” Shape
- Neck Finish: Polyurethane
- Scale Length: 34” (864mm)
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5” (241mm)
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.875” (47.6mm)
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
- Truss Rod: Standard
- Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Neck Pickup: Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Controls: Volume 1 (Middle Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
- Configuration: SS
- Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard Vintage-Style with Single Groove Saddles
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Mini
- Pickguard: 3-Ply White
- Control Knobs: Black Plastic
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
- Strings: Fender USA Bass 7350/5M, Stainless Steel (.045-.125 Gauges)
|Pickup Config||2 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||5 string|
|Body Material||alder body|
|Body Size||full size|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||jazz style|
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