Fender Squier Affinity Series PJ Precision 4-String Bass Guitar (Discontinued)

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$230
Fender Squier Affinity Series PJ Precision Bass Guitar

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Specifications

  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple (bolt-on)
  • Neck Profile: C shape
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Nut Width: 1.625"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • Middle Pickup: Standard Split Single-Coil Precision
  • Bridge Pickup: Single-Coil Jazz
  • Controls: Master Tone, Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • Bridge: Standard 4-saddle
  • Tuners: Standard open-gear
  • Weight: 6 lbs.

Overview

Over half a century after it was first released, the Precision bass is still among the most copied and top selling bass guitars in the world, a testament to its legacy and longevity.

The Squier Affinity Precision PJ is part of Fender's entry level line of instruments, an affordable version of the popular Precision bass with an extra single-coil pickup in the bridge position.

This two pickup configuration is based on the classic Precision PJ design, which combines Precision and Jazz bass electronics.

Fender continues to silently update this model, introducing slight improvements to the design while retaining the overall look and feel of the original.
The Affinity Series is Squier's entry level line of instruments, allowing up and coming musicians to own affordable versions of Fender's popular instruments.

The Squier Affinity P/J has an extra single-coil pickup in the bridge position for more tone variation.

Although primarily designed for beginners, we've seen reports from experienced bassists who have played it and given it the thumbs up. However, some experienced players complained about the pickups, stating that by upgrading the pickups, they got substantial tone improvement.

If you're looking to play the funky music right at the get go, and you want to have the right tool for the job while keeping your budget intact, check this one out.

Unfortunately it's not available new from most stores these days so if you're looking for a new bass then take a look at our guide to The Best Bass Guitars Under $300.