Two new basses from Squier

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-06-28)

Two new basses from Squier

Squier is offering two snazzy new basses that should make Fender aficianados working on a budget sit up and take notice: the Affinity Series™ Jazz Bass® V (Five-String) in Brown Sunburst and the Classic Vibe™ ’60s Precision Bass® in Fiesta Red (pictured).

The Affinity Jazz Bass V (pictured), Squier’s value-priced version of the world-famous Fender Jazz Bass, is now available in a Brown Sunburst finish in addition to the black model introduced in 2007. It too has the look and sound that everyone knows and loves, with a one-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, single-coil Jazz Bass V pickups, top-load bridge and die-cast tuners.


Colors (506) Black, (532) Brown Sunburst, (Polyurethane Finish)
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, C-Shape, (Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: 2 Single-Coil 5-String Jazz Bass® Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Bridge: Standard 5-Saddle
Machine Heads: Die-Cast Mini Tuners
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply White/Black/White
Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
Unique Features: Dot Position Inlays, Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs
Strings: Fender Super 7350-5M Stainless Steel (.045 to .125)

The Affinity Jazz Bass has a street price of $229 USD without bag or case.

Candy Apple Red: Sweet!
The Classic Vibe ’60s Precision Bass is now available in Fiesta Red -- one of the most sought-after ’60s-era colors. (It remains available in Sonic Blue as well.) The model continues to deliver a huge-sounding authentic Precision Bass experience, with alnico V pickup magnets, gloss maple neck with vintage tint, 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets, and “HiMass” bridge with brass barrel saddles.


Colors: (540) Fiesta Red, (572) Sonic Blue, (Gloss Polyester Finish)
Body: Basswood
Neck: Maple, Modern “C” Shape, (Gloss Polyester Finish)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets: 20 Vintage Style Frets
Pickups: 1 Custom Precision Bass Split Single-Coil Pickup with AlNiCo 5 Magnets
Controls: Volume, Tone
Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass Bridge
Machine Heads: Open Gear Tuning Machines
Hardwar: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoise Shell on (540) Fiesta Red, 3-Ply White/Black/White on (572) Sonic Blue
Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.65” (42 mm)
Unique Features: Vintage Styling, Tinted Neck, Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs, Gold Squier Logo, Thumbrest, Synthetic Bone Nut, Brass Saddles on (540) Fiesta Red Only, Chrome Saddles on (572) Sonic Blue Only, Chrome Bridge Cover on (572) Sonic Blue Only String: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, Gauges: (.045, .065, .080, .100)

The Classic Vibe ’60s Precision Bass has a street price of $349.95 without bag or case.

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Compiled from information on the Squier website and a press release.

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