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1997 Fortress One Four String

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by hillharman, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. hillharman

    hillharman

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    Howdy all,

    I found this forum while scouring the internet for information on my new bass. I picked up the four string in high school, but I sold my only guitar the last time I moved and haven't played in a while. I'd been waiting for the opportunity to get a new instrument and get back in to playing, and it looks like that just happened. My dad called me this morning to tell me he had found a 1997 Fortress One in a pawn shop for $130. I immediately told him to buy it. I'm working on getting pictures (which I'll post here), but for now, I just wanted to brag about it to some people who might appreciate it. I won't see the instrument in person for another month or so, but it appears stock. I know it's got MEC pickups in a P/J set up with active electronics. I'd love to hear any tips on this model or anything else I should know.

    Cheers,
    Hill
     
  2. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    137 $????
    This is officially the best deal on a Warwick ever!!! If you would like to order that bass new it will be around 2200 $
     
  3. herb vibes

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    you just scored a nice bass which warwick doesn't build anymore and that for a unbeliveable price:)
    a simple bass but a good working horse!
     
  4. Grgzilla

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    That's gotta be the cheapest Warwick in history.
    I really hope it's not a Rockbass Fortress,not that there's anything wrong with that,but it'd still be an absolute bargain if it was.
     
  5. hillharman

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    I'm 99% sure, based on the serial number, that it's a real Fortress One. I don't remember the exact number, but it's A xxxxx 97. I'm working on getting the pictures and sending them to Warwick to see what kind of information they may have on it. I'm psyched!
     
  6. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    You can just post them here, you;ll have the right informations :)
     
  7. Hanzo

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    WOW!!! I payed $250 for mine, and it was the R&B model with rusted pickups and the headstock broken off... Great deal! Great bass!
     
  8. Vargrimst

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    I'm new in the forum, I've a '94 Fortress One and I payed it 450€, if the condition of your Fortress are good, you did a great affair x)

    p.s.
    Sorry for the bad english, i'm italian >_<
     
  9. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    is 97 vintage now ? :)) oh man I am getting old :d
     
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    Well, 97 was in the last century, so that surely makes it vintage ;)
     
  11. beatriz joya

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    can anybody here, including the moderator help identify a great find by mere serial number alone? or they're just incapable?
    if yes, why? why ask the pics first? isnt it a prerogrative to the member if he wants to display his great find on the
    time he prefers to? what if he is out of town and on limited technology? most finds is acquired out of luck specially
    when you are away from home you know....x)
     
  12. beatriz joya

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    identify as in, what wood, electronics, actual ritail price, the current market value?
    things that can help you rate the value of your find?
     
  13. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    On Warwick Basses Amps & Rock&Roll we have a sn lookup tool.

    If you cannot find anything there, it means we don't keep all the informations for all the basses at that time.

    And the only way we can help you is by looking at the picture.

    If you need help, then you need to spend a little time with us, and share the information you have.
    And calling us "Incapable" after 3 posts on this forum does not help either...
     
  14. beatriz joya

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    uppps, sorry...didnt mean to....

    i was just hoping i'll mmediately get the answers here...

    maybe i'll hang a while....got to learn alot about warwick basses
     
  15. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice to have you here, Beatriz :)
     
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