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Warwick Fortress Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tom Dorau, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. I have a Warwick Fortress On Fretless. It has a flamed maple body, wenge neck and ebony fingerboard. Can anyone tell me how would it sound like if it would have frets?

  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Good? ;) :D sorry, no Fortress here, just a Corvette... but I know that there are some others who have. like wait for Jive to come by, I know he has a fortress
  3. I have a fretted fortress One, and it sounds great. Maybe a little warmer than most Warwicks. It still has the definite Warwick sound though.
  4. mrbungle


    Nov 13, 2000
    tampere, finland
    I have played my friends fretted 5 string Fortress and it sounded great!
  5. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Well, if it's an active-pickup model, sell it to me and buy a fretted one if you can find one =0)

    Unfortunately, I think the F1 was only passive pups.

  6. The difference is the fretboard: mine is made of ebony and not wengé, like all fretted F1's. Would it make a great difference in sound? Would it sound alot harsher?

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