Hello all. New to the forum and playing bass (about 1 year now) I've had a Squier P Bass special since about 2000 but have not spent serious time with it until the past year. Serial is YN748174. From the wikipedia article on Squiers I see that this bass was made in Yako in 1997. I only recently noticed the "Affinity series" in very small print on the headstock. What is the difference between this and the Standard series? When I bought this I knew next to nothing about basses and asked the guy at the music store for a good beginner bass. The bridge pickup makes quite a buzzing sound so I figured I'd replace the pickups since they are close to 20 years old and most likely not the best in the first place. What is recommended as an upgrade? Also, I am interested now in getting a Jazz bass and am wondering what the build quality is these days with Squiers vs Fender. This bass is candy apple red, which I now hate, and would love to get a sunburst finish with the tortoiseshell pick-guard. Any advice would be much appreciated.