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=The Warwick Fortress Club=

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Jonah, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. verb

    verb Good Vibe Sponsor

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    The grey is the signal wire and the black is the earth, does your green wire connect to the same points on the PCBs?
    Do you have a multi meter to check continuity around the circuit?
    Are the wires on the correct lugs on the output jack?
    It could be the output jack itself.
     
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    60004 Wiring SS1 SS2 Streamer Bolt-On Fortress One 1996.jpg
    Here's a more clear version of verbs document.
    The one green wire between balance and volume pots should be correct.
    Since the bass is also silent in eq bypass mode you should check the wiring from the battery and on the right hand side of the image - through pickups, balance and the volume pot, which is wired directly to the jack output and ground from the two bottom right pins.
     
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    Toepfer Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Thanks a lot - will try
     
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    Toepfer Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    It's alive - with the Glockenklang preamp. Sounds real nice.
    Thanks again.
     
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    Way to go!
     
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    Hey guys,
    I hope some of you Fortress experts and connoisseurs could shed me a light on a question I have.
    I bumped into a used Fortress at a reasonable price, I've notice there was a detail I've only seen on a few fortress basses, the carved cutways.
    At first I thought it was maybe a rockbass body swap because of the glossy finish, but after a quick search I found a few pics on google of early Fortresses with the same glossy finish and the same carved cuts.
    Any one have any info on this body version?

    [pic taken from the web]
     

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    I had no idea these cut-outs were a feature back then. First time I saw these was very recently, on the following bass. I thought it was a special thing for one specific customer.

     
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    Exactly what I thought when I saw that bass!
     
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    I have the same bass :) It was done for the very first Fortresses til '93. Those bodys have been glossy and the electronic was passive (which is not a good thing mixed with the "balanced" MEC-pickups, only my personal opinion). I have seen some in black and in red.
    [​IMG]
    And here is the pic of mine after modding:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Probably not the best pics, but I just installed new hardware to black this thing out......I'm digging it :)

    Before

    20180615_182944.jpg

    And after

    20190213_180340.jpg

    20190213_180102.jpg
     
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