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Warwick identification

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Darkslide, Aug 2, 2012.


  1. Darkslide

    Darkslide

    Sep 28, 2002
    So I'm just looking to trade out some gear and mix things up and I came across a guy looking to get rid of a Warwick 5. He says it's a Rockbass Corvette, but I can't seem to match it with another Warwick with the same pup/pot layout.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Turxile

    Turxile

    May 1, 2011
    It's a Fortress.
     
  3. Steveaux

    Steveaux Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    I ran a quick yahoo image search. It's a normal, old-style RockBass Fortress 5 ...

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    Rockbass-Fortress-5th.
     
  4. Darkslide

    Darkslide

    Sep 28, 2002
    Thanks! I'm not a Warwick aficionado, so wasn't really sure what I was looking for. Much appreciated!
     
  5. WarwickOfficial

    WarwickOfficial

    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Yes, indeed - that is one of the older-style Rockbass Fortress'. The Rockbass line was recently revamped, with many changes/upgrades. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist you in any way. Thanks!
     
  6. I've got a '94 Fortress One. If the controls are the same the top one is balance, closest to strings is volumn (push active/pull passive), bottom knob is treble and middle is bass. If this is active, the two T & B knobs will not work in passive mode. If you get it and change the strings, tapered will work and sound better on the B and E strings. Kinda like mine.
     
  7. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    I love me some Fortresses! nice looking bass.
     
  8. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    Those old german FOs were very nice, indeed. Blankandson is correct, the bass and treble knobs will not work in passive mode.
    Here's my old '97 (active) warwick fortress one:

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  9. WarwickOfficial

    WarwickOfficial

    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Thats a beautiful Fortress, Flaked Beans! Thanks for sharing it...
     

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