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why did Warwick discontinue the Fortress

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Apr 14, 2003.


  1. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i have always liked the Warwick fortress bass.

    expecially the 4 string with PJ passive pickups called Fortress one.

    why is this bass discontinued?
     
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    They told me that they were planning on redisigning it and re-releasing it later.
     
  3. I was wondering the same thing.

    Especially the Fortress Masterman.
    The Dual Preamp concept rocked!
     
  4. I have one and like it. Least neck-diving because of the body design...it was my main bass for a number of years.
     
  5. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    i had a custom fortress 5 that just wailed.... still kickin myself for lettin that one go!
     
  6. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Fortress become the Altus, which then became the FNA. I know all that kind of happened at about the same time. The Fortress was a favorite of mine to.
     
  7. smashkick14

    smashkick14

    Jan 10, 2002
    everett wa
    i was confused too, that was a great bass, i didnt expect it to just go.
     
  8. the Altus/FNA uses the body shape of the Corvette- with the round "proboscis" upper horn.
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    the Fortress had a more angular body shape.
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  9. I think it's because nobody famous was using it, and Warwick didn't want to have more than one "dildo-bass" body style in production :p
     
  10. Dolphin-

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    hmmm...what's with these body shapes...probably only the Streamer and that new BC Rich-style metal axe they're doing are exempt...
     
  11. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    There was a store with a used Fortress and on the tag they said "Condom included":D :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  12. Danny R.

    Danny R. Supporting Member

  13. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    I'd buy it if you lowered the price to...oh...around $150 :D

    In all seriousness, I'm sure it's a great bass and I hope it finds a good home :)
     
  14. Man, BassGuru, I would trade you basses, but I don't need 4 basses. I have to keep telling myself that. I don't need 4 basses...I don't need 4 basses...

    I actually kinda like the Fortress, although I haven't played one ever. :( I think the only Warwick I've tried, that I didn't like was a Thumb 5...ick.
     
  15. Danny R.

    Danny R. Supporting Member

    WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! every bass player needs at LEAST 10 basses

    Lockout I'll take the $150 and a cute sister [​IMG]

    Daniel San [​IMG]

    P.S J.K.