=The Warwick Fortress Club=

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Original soft case too
Nice one :) The Pickups are the weak point of those basses, it is good you changed them :)
Well nobody cares for the soft cases, they aren't that good :p
 

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It is nice if you have a sense of completism though.
The quality of those softcases isn't all that good, I agree.
 
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Hi All,

New to the forum, long time Warwick owner.

I’ve joined up here in a last ditch effort to locate a left handed Warwick Fortress. I’ve owned a Masterman but really want a four string version. If anyone has one or knows of one for sale please contact me through PM. Thanks very much.
 
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New bass day: a 1995 fortress masterman. The black is not very flashy, but I'm not a very flashy guy, and I like the black hardware with the black finish.
Also pictured, my humble instrument collection, I'm keeping the fortress safely hidden in the back.
Going from the ibanez which has a massive (though I do like the string spacing), finished (slightly sticky) neck to the thin wenge neck of this thing, with the more familiar (for me) 4-strings is great. And I can already tell that the difference between the 5 kg ibanez and the 4 kg masterman is going to be great for those 3+ hour jam sessions.

This is the second masterman I've owned. I traded my last one for a vintage p-bass (~$2k value). I contacted the guy I traded it to, and he said he traded the masterman for a music man caprice and a 5-string stingray special HS ($4000 worth of basses). It seems these things have a stupid high trade value, but I will not be trading/selling this one (though I'm in the market to buy any mid 90's fortress mastermans that I can find at the fair price, purely for resale/trade purposes).
Well, kind of a long post, cheers!
 

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Darth Fortress!

Seriously @RichardL that's a nice looking bass you have there!

Now all you need is a Framus guitar to go along with the Gibson ;)
 
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Does anyone know if there was ever a Fortress Flashback 5 made with either a natural or honey finish? What are the odds of finding one?
 

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Very nice, the top with the holes is very interesting. Played one in NY shop when these first came out.
 
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