Squier Introduces Precision Bass PJ Model to Affinity Series

Squier is adding to their Affinity Series this year with a new Precision Bass PJ model. Building on a traditional P-bass style, the new bass includes a single-coil Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge position for further tonal variety. Other new features include a two-color headstock logo and a three-ply black/white/black pickguard.

Squier Affinity Series PJ Bass

The Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ is built with an alder body available in Olympic White, Black, and Metallic Red finishes. Its maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard fitted with 20 medium jumbo frets. The pickups are controlled with separate volume knobs as well as a Master Tone control.

The Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ is shipping now with a street price of $179.99. For more info, check out the Fender website.

Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ Specs:

  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Body Finish: Polyurethane
  • Colors: Olympic White, Black, Metallic Red
  • Neck: Maple, “C” Shape
  • Neck Finish: Polyurethane
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.5? (38.1 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5? Radius (241 mm)
  • Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Dot
  • Scale Length: 34? (864 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black (B/W/B)
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Pickups: Standard Split Single-Coil Precision Bass in Middle Position, Single-Coil Jazz Bass in Bridge Position
  • Controls: Volume (Middle Pickup), Volume (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone

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  1. Any indication of whether it has a p- or j- style neck profile?

  2. Sounds like it would be a pretty solid project guitar.

  3. Yeah 1.5″ is a J-profile nut width- too narrow for my taste. like the extra space between the strings.

  4. Every week Fender adds a faux news: new models… that ain’t so new.. they are hung by their stratospheric debt, trying to find a way out: the only way they found is to flood the medias cos’…. they don’t have ideas AT ALL!

  5. sorry, I like only p! ???

  6. I owned a standard PJ by squier, now discontinued. The bridge pickup was very weak and sounding thin (ceramic I guess). This one won’t be better as it is issued as an affinity series bass, the worst quality series by squier. I changed the standard PJ for a VM fretless jazz bass, and it’s way better, maybe too due the duncan designed pickups.

  7. I want that Squier Affinity….that’s not bad for a cheapie. Waiting for my freaking Rockbass Vampyre right now though……damn backorder….

  8. Ido

    For $269 Canadian don’t expect super quality. I just bought one at L and M.
    1) Pickups lack bottom end and tend to have too much treble
    2) Pickups are slanted towards the neck??? Without taking this apart I have no idea why.
    3) Tone control does little to nothing.
    4) Both volume controls have zero volume until you hit about 9. So the volume is basically on or off.
    5) Fret sprout on both sides and entire length of the neck. Frets ends will cut your hands.
    6) Setup was lacking out of the box. It needed a large truss rod adjustment, the nut filed on E and A strings, saddles and intonation set.
    I’m waiting on a file ($15) ordered online to dress the frets myself. I can’t see spending $ to get this filed out at a shop. It will be amateur but again this is a cheapo bass just to hack around on.