Hey guys, welcome back!
Today we’re gonna take a look at 2 of the most affordable teles from Squier, the bullet and the affinity series. They just may be THE best band for the buck teles out there so if you’re looking to buy one but don’t know which one to choose, you’re in the right place.
They’re both made with alder bodies and maple necks, have single coil magnets, a 3 way switch and master volume and tone. The both come with the same sealed tuners for great tuning stability and they both come with a modern 6 saddle bridge for good intonation. They both play and feel great, they have modern C shaped necks, with a 9,5 inch radius, 25,5 inch scale length, and 21 frets.
So what are the differences? Well the Bullet is made in indonesia, the Affinity in China. The Bullet is a string through body design and the Affinity is a top loader. Affinity pickups are hotter, with higher output, and have more pronounced mids, the bullet pickups, to my ear have sort of a scooped mid response in comparison., The bullet body is a little thinner. The affinity has a narrower nut and string spacing so it’s great if you have smaller hands. As for the electronics, on the affinity you get full size pots, and on the bullet they are much smaller, as you can see. The switch is exactly the same. Pickups are both ceramic, which is no surprise at this price point, but as I mentioned before, there are slight differences in sound.
If you want one for yourself there’s a link in the description. I think these are both amazing for the price, and you can’t go wrong with either one. Which one do you prefer, let me know in the comments.
I’m gonna play 10 riffs on each guitar and let you hear the difference.
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