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Warwick Rockbass Fortress Electric Bass   

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The Fortress body shape says what you want it to; a commitment to innovation and a sense of style that expands the limits of traditional presentation...Read More

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Stylish and beautifully made.

The Fortress body shape says what you want it to; a commitment to innovation and a sense of style that expands the limits of traditional presentation. The Rockbass series brings Warwick designs and craftsmanship into an affordable price range. The hardware, electronics, body and neck all meet Warwick's exacting standards at a price that brings the possibility of owning one into the reach of many more musicians. The Rockbass Fortress says it all at a price you can afford.

FEATURES
  • Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple with Ekanga veneer
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Natural oil
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive: Active
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Split single coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Single-coil
  • Brand: MEC
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Active MEC 2-way
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 20"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Not applicable
  • Nut material: Plastic
  • Nut width: 1.5" (38.1mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret:
  • Body
  • Style: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Natural oil
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume, blend, bass, treble
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Two piece
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Enclosed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: User kit

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WarwickRockbass Fortress Electric Bass
 
3.0

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3.0

Amazing tone, Mediocre Playability

By LBrooks87

from Greenville, KY

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Pros

  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor setup
  • Uneven String Volumes

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Warwick Rockbass Fortress Electric Bass:

-Best Sounding Pickups I've Ever Heard On A Bass
-Body is solid, heavy and has great balance
-The Neck Is Very Thin And Light
-Great Sustain

However,
-The Bass Came Poorly Setup (Guitar Tech Couldn't get the action low, either.)
-The intonation was off.
-It is nearly impossible to get a low, comfortable action without having a ton of fret buzz
-Lastly, I am getting uneven volume from the strings. (I'm guessing due to the way the bass was set up.)
-Warwick seems to be nearly impossible to contact about possible fixes?

Altogether, this bass sounds great, I just ended up getting one that has some issues. It could be a one-in-a-million thing, but this was my experience with this bass.

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