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Warwick Fortress Masterman 5 ...heavy!

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Midinut, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Midinut

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    I recently acquired a 1997 German Masterman 5. What an awesome sounding bass.... but it weights a ton! Is that the general thing with the Fortress Mastermans? The body must be a serious slab of timber!
     
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    Some Warwicks are, but not all of them. My Steve Bailey sig artist series was near 5.3kg. That felt quite heavy too.
     
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    We don't usually hear complaints about Fortress basses, perhaps even when they are heavier it's not that much of a problem because they balance in a more traditional way. Most heavy Warwicks come from a combination of heavy body woods and thick necks. Come to think of it, your neck should be quite a handful and also for the Fortress specifically, it is wider at the nut. Did you know/notice that? :)
     
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