- bass guitars
Dates of manufacture:
The Warwick Fortress One bass was introduced in 1993, the second Warwick with a bolt-on neck following the Warwick Corvette model. It was the entry level Warwick model at the time and was available in 4 and 5 string configuration with a 3 piece flamed maple body, wenge neck and fingerboard. The Fortress neck was perhaps the widest of the Warwick models - at 45mm for the 4-string version it was comparable with a Fender Precision bass. The distinctive long upper horn body shape was designed to be perfectly balanced in the playing position. There was a choice of satin finishes: maple, black, honey, blue, green, violet and red.
The first version of the Fortress One was passive but the later version was active equipped with 2-band MEC electronics and MEC Gold active pickups. Controls were 1 Volume, 1 Balance and 2 tone controls (Bass and Treble).
Source: The Unofficial History of Warwick Bass. Max Novello and Bas Huygen.
|Body material||maple body|
|Body shape features||double cutaway|
|Circuit functions||MEC electronics|
|Pickups brand and model||MEC Gold pickup(s)|
|Pickups configuration||precision style/jazz bass style pickups|
|Fingerboard material||wenge fingerboard|
|Finish colors||black finish, blue finish, green finish, honey finish, natural finish, red finish, violet finish|
|Finish effects||satin finish|
|Number of strings||4 strings|
|Scale length||34 inches scale-length|
|Hardware color||chrome hardware|
|Neck joint||bolt on neck|
|Neck material||wenge neck|
|Number of frets||24 fret, fretless|
|Tone controls||2 tone controls|
|Volume controls||1 volume control|
|1996||16000 BEF||excellent||David||I played with it for two years and then it disappeared in it's case untill now. Played with it ofcourse but barely.|