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=The Warwick Fortress Club=

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

  1. Jonah

    Jonah

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    Hey! We need a club too! It probably won't be nearly as big as the others, but it will be more exclusive 8)

    I don't think you'll see as many CS basses as on the other threads, but what the hell. Here we go, I'll start:

    My 10-year old custom ovangkol Warwick Fortress MM with EMG electronics, got it new in '98. Everything you see is factory installed, a NOS Kahler was a PITA to find in those days (Kahler wasn't doing them in the 90's, believe me, it really wasn't a factory option :D). The Kahler probably was made somewhere in the 80's. The newer Kahlers are made exactly the same as this, I also have one made in 2007. I remember that CS had to be asked that if they would even install it. Same thing with the EMG's. It wasn't exactly cheap, in todays money you would be talking about $4-5k+ range.

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    It is GREAT. Clean looks, built like a tank, plays like butter. Cuts through anything.
     
  2. ThirdthumB

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    Good move man. :D

    Fortress = kicka$$, Ovangkol = kicka$$. Combined, it's super kicka$$. :twisted:
     
  3. thndrstk6

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    I love the simplicity and uniqueness of it.
     
  4. Michael J

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    I love everything about it.
     
  5. trujo777

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    here's mine.
    nothing fancy but very easy to play and looks cool.
    PS> my face does not always look like this.
     

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    this is not me but this is how I feel everytime i get a new Wic.

    Have fun you guys!! :wink:

    I know I am not the only one that feels like this!! LOL big time
     

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  7. Grgzilla

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    OMG.As a father of a 5 year old I just wanna ask,how the hell does someone do this to their kid?Y'ad have to shovel food down em 24/7 to achieve that level of fat arse.
    On the plus side he looks like a lively little fatty.
    Now we need an emoticon to convey disgust/humour.
     
  8. thndrstk6

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    I think its a girl.
     
  9. Grgzilla

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    Dude,how can ya tell? :shock: :lol:
     
  10. thndrstk6

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    I've seen a different version of that little clip. If you slow it down and show the whole thing it looks more like a girl. I could be wrong. Then again "it" probably won't be able to tell it's own gender anyways so lets just leave it at "it".
     
  11. thndrstk6

    thndrstk6 Mockup Artist

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    Here it is. "It" comes in after the first fat azz. Of course "it's" from america.


    [ame]http://youtube.com/watch?v=02c8YnS3gew&feature=related[/ame]
     
  12. trujo777

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    I guess she/he might be a girl due to the flowers at the shirt. I guess he/she is like "Pat " from "Saturday Night Live".
    Anyways let's go back to the Fortresses.
     
  13. thndrstk6

    thndrstk6 Mockup Artist

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    Yeah lets call it Pat, cuz you know what Pat spells backwards!
    Ok fortresses...
     
  14. Benjamin

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    One more before we stay on topic. HER MOM IS FEEDING HER PIZZA! WHAT THE ****!!!


    I love fortresses (The basses).
     
  15. Selig

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    Jonah man, that natural Fortress is gorgeous! I've never seen a totally natral finish on one before, and it looks wicked.

    If anyone has a 5-string Fortress they don't want, please feel free to let me know! (Seriously, between that and an Infinity NT I'd be happy forever...)
     
  16. Jonah

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    Wow, I woke up and saw that this thread had a load of replies and was hoping to see some Fortresses... but most of the talk is about a dancing fat kid :lol:

    You gotta love the internet! :twisted:
     
  17. Tv IV Dogs

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    Thats a gorgeous looking bass...I love the simplicity of a single soapbar pickup. what kind of switching options does it have?
     
  18. Jonah

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    Thats pretty cool.

    I often find myself feeling spoilt for choice with all the switching options on my Kinal...sometimes I just long for a simple pickup with NO switching options :p

    Thats a stunning bass dude...congrats! So you're the original owner then?
     
  20. Jonah

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    Yeah, it's been with me since the day it was made. It'll be 10 years this summer. I still have the original wax etc, and the spare whammy bar. Warwick made me a secong one, which is a bit longer. Dunno why, the Kahler came with one :D I don't remember whether I sent the whammy bar to Warwick when I sent the Kahler, maybe they thought I didn't have any :D

    Can't remember.

    Oh, I have another simple bass with only one pickup and active electronics, but to counter that I also have a 6 with dual humbuckers, piezo and a 3-band EQ. It has almost too many options to play with :p It can drive you nuts if you start tweaking.
     
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