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Lakland Skyline 55-01 vs. Warwick Rockbass Fortress

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Abemas, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. Abemas


    Dec 15, 2005
    Which is superior in quality and sound?
  2. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I would say the 55-01, just because of the work done by Lakland after it returns from overseas. Both are decent basses in that price range.

    I have a Warwick Fortress (not Rockbass), and it's one of my favorite basses of all time. It's a keeper. If you're patient, you can find one used for the price of either a new 55-01 or Rockbass.

    But if you can't wait, I'd go for a 55-01. Bartolini pickups and electronics, excellent fretwork and attention to detail. But the Rockbass isn't bad, I just prefer the 55-01.
  3. Abemas


    Dec 15, 2005
    Yeah I think I'd really prefer the 55-01...just having a tough one finding a used one. =) Basscentral had one but it is of course already sold. They should really keep the website updated. =)
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    55-01. now a real fortress..