If you are thinking of learning the bass, one of the cornerstones of a quality band. The "Stop Dreaming, Start Playing!" Set delivers an acclaimed Squier Affinity Jazz bass along with a Rumble 15 combo bass guitar combo amplifier. Not only that but Fender have even included a gig bag, tuner, strap, cable, stereo headphones, and instructional DVD - everything you need to hit the ground running!
Classic jazz design
The Squier Affinity Series Jazz bass guitar offers a comfortable playing feel along the neck, with a shapely body that makes it easy to wield. The body is crafted using alder, a tonewood that is known for being lightweight, which is great for new players who're getting used to the feel of a bass guitar, as well as more experienced players who prefer a lighter model.
The sound it produces is defined and responsive, with a well-balanced tonal output across lows, mids, and highs. The body is finished in black with a layer of protective polyurethane to protect the paintwork. A single-ply white pickguard protects the top around the strings from unwanted scrapes that can sometimes occur when playing.
Comfortable neck design
Attached to the body is a responsive maple neck, shaped to the very comfortable modern "C" profile. Married to the neck is a rich rosewood fingerboard, home to 20 medium-jumbo frets. The 9.5" fingerboard radius makes it ample enough to execute smooth string bends, but it compact enough to allow new players to build up fret technique confidently. The neck has also been treated to a polyurethane coating, allowing the neck to remain in pristine condition for as long as possible.
The pickup arrangement is simple, yet the range of tones on offer is surprisingly varied. The 2 single-coil pickups are controlled using the master volume and master tone controls, which can be manipulated to emphasise the mid to low-end power produced by the body, or to allow the attack and articulation of the neck and fingerboard combination to ring out.
Compact, full-sounding amplification
The Fender Rumble 15 bass guitar combo amplifier is the perfect practice partner for the Affinity Jazz bass. It may be compact, but that doesn't stop it from producing an immense output, thanks to the sealed cabinet design, which keeps the low-end in check, and in turn giving the signal legs to move freely. Fender's Delta Comp compression circuitry provides a steady signal output, which tightens up your tone without diminishing signal quality - an important feature for both pickers and fingerstyle players alike. The 3-band EQ allows you to get creative with the signal output, particularly useful for trying out different playing styles and musical genres.
The 15-watt output is easily loud enough for bedroom practice, and ample for practicing with others. The headphone output allows you to practice silently during those late night sessions when you don't want to annoy your neighbours. The aux input allows you to connect an external sound source, e.g. MP3 player, so that you can jam along to your favourite songs. The rugged black vinyl covering protects the enclosure, with nickel corners to safeguard vulnerable edges. The black metal grille protects the speaker from unwanted damage when you're transporting the amp.
The "Stop Dreaming, Start Playing!" Set is absolutely fantastic if you're looking for a complete starter package for the electric bass guitar. Pairing the incredibly comfortable to play Squier Affinity Jazz Bass with the powerful and versatile Rumble 15 combo bass amp makes for a fantastic combination.
Manufacturer Squier Model Squier Affinity Jazz Bass Guitar With Rumble 15 Combo Model Number 0301670406 Included Accessories Gig Bag Tuner Strap Cable Stereo Headphones Instructional DVD Squier Affinity Jazz Bass Guitar Body Material Alder Body Finish Polyurethane Neck Material Maple Neck Profile "C" Neck Finish Polyurethane Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 20 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Position Inlays White Dot Fingerboard Radius 9.5" Pickups Middle & Bridge: Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickup Config. SS Active/Passive Passive Controls Pickup 1 Volume Pickup 2 Volume Master Tone Bridge 4-Saddle Standard Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Standard Open Gear Pickguard 1-Ply White Control Knobs Black Plastic Finish Black Rumble 15 Bass Guitar Combo Amp Dimensions (H x W x D) 414 x 350 x 236.2 mm Weight 9.97kg Amplifier Type Solid State Channels 1 Controls Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble Voltage 120V Wattage 15 Watts Cabinet Material 7-Ply 3/4" Medium-Density Fibreboard Pilot Light Jewel Red LED Handle Moulded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps Front Panel Painted Metal Grill Cover Black Metal Perforated Grille Speaker One - 8" Fender Special Design Knobs Round Black Plastic with White Dot Marker Unique Features 3-Band EQ, Delta Comp Adaptive Compression Circuitry, Headphone Jack, Auxiliary Input for CD, Tape or Drum Machine, Sealed Cabinet, Black Vinyl Covering, Rugged Black Metal Grille, Oversized Plastic Corners
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