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Squier Bronco Bass (Squier - Bronco Bass)

By MGR/Anonymous, 09/08/2003
I bought this thing off of a guy I knew for 30 bucks. I'm a drummer and was just starting to get interested in bass, and boy was this a bad first bass to get. If you want to make someone hate playing the bass, tell them to get a Squier Bronco Bass.

It was a decent color red. If you squinted and looked at it out of the corner of your eye, it kinda looked like an old Fender Bronco guitar. The head stock also resembled that of a Jazz Bass. And when I finally bought a new bass, the Bronco smashed really good.

The neck was a short scale which I guess doesn't bother me too much, but the shape of it is extremely awkward for a big guy like me and moving your hand up and down the neck is really sluggish. There's no response when you play it...it just feels like you're pressing the strings...and that's it. It had a single pick up that sounded like crap when it was even making noise. The first thing I did when I bought the stupid thing was go out and buy a $30 cable just so I could say that I spent as much on the cable as I did on the bass. Well, that was a mistake because it only sent sound through to the amp about half of the time. The most horrifying thing is--it costs about $150 if you want a new one.

Uh, it was shitty. Looked like it was made out of particle board or something. The entire body split in half after a couple wacks on the ground. I will say this though: those Indonesian Squier employees know how to keep a neck attached. Try as I did, I could not get it to break off. I finally unscrewed it and now the neck with the headstock duct-taped back on is sitting in my room next to my "real" bass.

If you want to have a good time, play nothing but the Squier Bronco Bass for a month or two, then get your jollies off smashing it to hell!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Squier Bronco Bass (Squier - Bronco Bass)

By MGR/-, 17/09/2003
Got it from soundland (www.soundland.de) in person for 200 Euros (a little more than 190 Dollars that is).

I was looking for a "vintage style" but newly built bass, needed a short scale bass and didn't have much money on me.

It's got a very cool colour: "Torino Red" is very funky, 50s-car like but not too candy-ish. Definitely makes ya look good.
After all, it's a body form that's not too common - many people wanted to know more about it.

It's a short scale bass; that was perfect for my arm angle. (I could have mastered the frets of a longscale, but this one's _so_ light... man.)

It's got a killer sound. Very powerful for a shortscale bass. With roundwound strings, you get a decent midrange out of it for solos. When you curb the highs via the preamp knob, you get a deep, almost Jack Bruce-type average growl.

It has a tendency to pick up noise from lamps etc. Just a single coil pickup after all.

The d string tuner is not turning quite evenly any more, but all the others run like butter.

It's built well. In the half year I've owned this baby, it never caused me trouble.
It stays in tune quite decently.

Check above paragraph for minor quality defects.

If you like its looks and sound, it's an affordable and pretty bass with an outstanding tone.
One of the pretty short scale basses out there.
I think it's OK for me.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Squier Affinity Bronco (Squier - Affinity Badtz-Maru Bronco)

By MGR/AnDrOiDVeGiTTo, 16/10/2003
I bought this guitar for the cheap price of $149.99 from www.giardinelli.com. It is a shortscale beginers bass. I needed a short scale becuase of my height, if you need a short scale I highly recomend this bass. If you don't i recomend something like a ibanez. Fir a 1 pickup it sounds pretty good. It's made by Fender so you can assure its quality.

I bought this guitar for the cheap price of $149.99 from www.giardinelli.com. It is a shortscale beginers bass. I needed a short scale becuase of my height, if you need a short scale I highly recomend this bass. If you don't i recomend something like a ibanez. Fir a 1 pickup it sounds pretty good. It's made by Fender so you can assure its quality.

Ok, what I didn't like was it's large body and the white plate in the front, but those are just personal qualities i dont like.

Really good quality, its by fender. The construction is strong very strong. I've read of some people trying to break it on a sidewalk u can hit and hit the neck will NEVEr come off!

Great Guitar for Beginners, that are a wee bit short. : )

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Squier Affinity Bronco Bass (Squier - Affinity Bronco Bass)

By MGR/TheHands, 26/11/2003
I bought this bass from Music123.com for $149.99. I was looking for a short scale bass and I tried several in a local store. This was by far the best of the bunch. I also tried the Ibanex GAXB150, which was perhaps the worst piece of crap I ever held in my hands. Ibanez should be as embarassed as Squier/Fender should be proud of this little bass.

I love the short scale which makes for a faster, smaller fingerboard. The maple fingerboard is beautiful to look at as well. The single pickup produces a surprising rage of tones and has some serious bottom. Those who have downgraded this pickup must be playing it through a tin can of an amp. The finish is bright and glossy and just retro enough to be ultra-cool. Due to the short scale, slap and pop probably aren't gonna work too well, but it sounds outstanding with a pick or just normal finger-plucking.

The setup was non-existent. I had to fix the neck relief and action before it would even make a sound without buzzing all over the place. The intonation, obviously, had to be set as well. Other than that, there's not much to dislike.

It's built like the proverbial brick sh*thouse. Solid as a rock, but not overly heavy. The frets are well dressed and the balance of the guitar is perfect. Either this guitar is an anomality or Squier is really doing a better job these days.

The bottom line is simple: for $150 you can't even imagine such a sweet short scale bass. Any guitar player who needs a bass simply HAS to buy this stick. For that matter any BASS player needs one. It's easy to carry, sounds great and may just be the only bass I take to practices anymore, not to mention it will find it's way to gigs too. Buy one. OK, stop reading now and go get it, already!

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