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FS: 90's USA Tobias Growler and German Warwick Fortress...

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by manghu67, Oct 17, 2013.


  1. manghu67

    manghu67

    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE
    Hey gang.

    After much rumination and playing of my new Zon Sonus over the past two weeks, I've decided that it's time to let these two go. They deserve to be played and loved, and that just isn't going to happen with the Zon in the house. :crying:

    What you're looking at:

    90's USA made Tobias Growler with Tobias gig bag: $800 shipped with insurance. SOLD!!!

    90's German made Warwick Fortress One with Warwick OHSC: $850 shipped with insurance. SOLD!!!

    Both of these instruments are in excellent condition and look and sound great, but they are both players, so don't expect factory fresh finish on them (although I do take very good care of my instruments).

    Tobias I got off a fellow TBer about a year and a half ago, and it has been my primary bass since.

    Warwick came off of the 'Bay around the same time. This bass has probably one of the most gorgeous Wenge fingerboards I've ever seen.

    USA sales only. Paypal OK.

    I don't need to sell either of these, and from an emotional perspective, I really don't want to (I'm sure I will probably regret it later) - but on the other hand I also feel that these two are just too great to have them sitting around here and not being played. They have both brought me great joy. Somebody else should have the opportunity to experience that. Again, blame rests squarely on the Zon... Beautiful, evil bastard...

    :bag:

    The only trade fodder I might be interested in right now would be the Aguilar 751 (or a pre/amp combo of significant wattage) or the Mesa Prodigy/Strategy.


    Here are the pics of the Growler:

    TobiasGrowler1.

    TobiasGrowler2.

    TobiasGrowler3.

    TobiasGrowler4.

    TobiasGrowler5.

    TobiasGrowler6.

    TobiasGrowler7.

    TobiasGrowler8.

    TobiasGrowler9.


    And pics of the Fortress:

    WarwickFortress1.

    WarwickFortress2.

    WarwickFortress3.

    WarwickFortress4.

    WarwickFortress5.

    WarwickFortress6.

    WarwickFortress7.

    WarwickFortress8.
     
  2. monkeyboner

    monkeyboner

    Nov 16, 2012
    oh wow the finish on that fortress makes it look like a high end streamer
    if i hadn't just bought a corvette here recently...
     
  3. manghu67

    manghu67

    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE
    I'm very fond of it. :)

     
  4. manghu67

    manghu67

    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE
    Bump!
     
  5. clcotro

    clcotro

    Mar 17, 2011
    Hawthorne (CA)
    Hello, how much cost to send the Warwick bass to Torrance California (90504)
     
  6. manghu67

    manghu67

    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE
    Those prices include shipping, buddy.

     
  7. What pickups/preamp in the Warwick? Those aren't MECs. Bartolini?
     
  8. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    What's the weight on the Fortress?
     
  9. manghu67

    manghu67

    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE
    Honestly, I never gave it much thought, but upon closer inspection, it appears as if one of the previous owners swapped out the MECs for Carvins. The printing on them is worn off, but I can still see the "VIN" impression in the right light underneath the B string on both pickups. The electronics are passive. I am unsure whether the individual who performed the pickup swap also swapped out the electronics, but the bass sounds like a Warwick should. :D

    When I got the bass, I shielded the electronics cavity with copper tape, and also replaced the jack with a new one direct from Warwick. Also ordered a complete set of new bridge saddles at the same time, which will come with this bass.

     
  10. manghu67

    manghu67

    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE
    Weight on the Fortress is 9lbs, 11oz.

     
  11. Then I wouldn't feel guilty about an Aguilar pre and Lindy Fralins....:bag:
     
  12. grumpyjfc

    grumpyjfc Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2003
    Mount Pleasant SC
    PM sent
     
  13. grumpyjfc

    grumpyjfc Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2003
    Mount Pleasant SC
    Payment sent for the Fortress. Ya'll stop yer droolin', she's MINE!!!!!!!!! :hyper:
     
  14. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Booooo! :D
     
  15. manghu67

    manghu67

    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE
    Yep, Fortress is SOLD!

    Growler still available.
     
  16. grumpyjfc

    grumpyjfc Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2003
    Mount Pleasant SC
    Still have that jazz deluxe fretless?
     
  17. manghu67

    manghu67

    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE
    Bump on the Tobias. :D
     
  18. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Damn!....that was the Fortress i have been waiting for.... :-[
     
  19. manghu67

    manghu67

    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE
    She was a good one, buddy. :)

    Growler is still available. ;)
     
  20. grumpyjfc

    grumpyjfc Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2003
    Mount Pleasant SC
    Me too. It's the one bass I've always regretted selling. That was 8 years ago, it's taken me this long to find another one just like it. Good luck!!
     

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