1994 (I think) Warwick Fortress One 5 string in perfect condition with one careful owner from new. I have mostly been playing double bass since about 1996 so it has spent many years sitting in a case. Feels and sounds great. I have just finally admitted I don't really need it any more.
Whatever may happen to currency exchange rate within the next days and weeks:
if you send me 2,200€ and take shipping costs, I'm your man.
This bass has a mean growl to it. Intonation is great and chords play easy and sound clear, transparent and without mud. B-string has same volume as E- or A-string, lively harmonics and usable notes even in higher positions.
Open pores and oiling make for great haptics.
Weight is massive: 5,7kg
Electronics work passive and active
Bass has been played, but not much usage the last years. I did some oiling and adjustments.
neck at saddel: 52,45mm
neck at 12. fret: 73,35mm
width at bridge (H core to c core): 84,10mm
neck thickness ca. 22mm
neck form factor: flat C, not yet D
Location: Aachen / Aken / Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany
price (26-Feb-19): 2200 EUR (approx 1900 GBP), plus shipping costs
Manufacturer data sheet
Bass Thumb Bass NT 6 string
Serial Number B 214 90
Neck Wood Wenge with Bubinga
Fingerboard Wenge, Mother of Dot inlays
Frets Bronce Warwick Frets
Nut Just a Nut Brass version
Neck construction continuous "Hiddenneck" neck connection
Body 3 piece massive Bubinga body
Surface Beeswax finish
Pickups 2 passive Bartolini Humbuckers
Electronic active MEC 2 band electronics
Hardware Schaller Black Hardware, Warwick specific
Made in Germany / 91330 Eggolsheim
Hello! Just a feeler for now... I'm going to upload pictures in a few hours, the weather is quite miserable and I definitely prefer natural light to take pics...
1988 Thumb bass, transition era (already has the 2 pieces bridge but still has the tilted tuners of the early ones).
Thin neck, good action, good frets, stock pickups (EMG) and preamp (MEC 2 bands). No cracks, no repairs, no failing glue joints. Medium weight, I think it's around 4.3 but my balance's battery's gone.
It's got some wear and in some spots you can see and/or feel the wood moved a bit, creating the usual "gap" between different pieces.
They might be easily removed but this would imply a refinish, that would take away the patina. Easy to do, though, if you want it in mint conditions.
Comes with non-original teardrop case, fresh strings and good setup. The battery cover is missing the tooth (as always happens) but it's pretty cheap to replace.
I can personally guarantee about the conditions. You're not going to receive an unplayable, dirty or poorly set-up instrument. It will arrive ready to play. I'll do my best to replace the battery cover before shipping, needs nothing else.
The bass has a big sound, the first time I played it thru my 18" I thought the lows were boosted... but they weren't. Also very bright. It's one of the "good ones", if you know what I mean.
I ship by UPS, £50 within Europe, takes 3 working days. I have feedbacks here and on other platforms (eBay, Talkbass, even the Warwick Bass forum Bass Arena). Payment by bank wire transfer or paypal (normal, not friends/family payment).
Not interested in trades, I'm heavily downsizing as I basically only play 15 minutes a week, just for my own pleasure. No band, no gigs.