hi im new to the forum i own a 1994 fortress one honey flamed maple very sweet bass , i also own a tobias growler ,a jim reed ,and a gary willis ibanez , soon i will post some pics , specially of my wwick
IMO fender and fender style basses are boring , it`s always more of thre same thing ,not big deal , people always goes to the shure spot and think that a fender covers all the styles they need ,instead of trying other brands . I NEVER TRIED A FENDER THAT SOUNDS AS MY W DOES ...
So I got my Fortress Materman in the mail today. Took it out and assembled it. Cleaned the neck and took the sticker dots off. Lightly sanded the neck with 600 grit. Waxed the neck and bolted the body on. Strung it up and it was near perfect. Adjusted an intonation screw lower the d g part of the bridge and adjust the truss and it's PERFECT!
This bass has the best slap tone I may have ever heard. I though my FNA was a monster but this is more crisp with no crackle. It has a very nice balanced warm tone when set everything in middle. I forgot how good 3 piece Wenge bolt on necks were. In my opinion the most comfortable neck in the world.
I love the fortress shape! This master man has tone for days! So versatile it's incredible. Ita like a mix between my proline and an fna. Pickup position of an fna with a twin jazz and a flamed maple body. It just sings!!