Dating aria bass

18-Nov-2016 05:07

I haven't found any other cosmetic flaws, but I will give the bass another run over tonight to find any pontential problems.

It was written expressly for Franz Xavier Gerl, a member of Emmanuel Shikaneder's opera troupe and the singer who first performed the role of Sarastro in (The Magic Flute).

My Fortress has B and 05, indicating February 2005, however i thought Fortress were discontinued long before then?

It was sold as a 90s model and i've never checked it.

(although that does sound like something i'd do) Yeah i keep meaning to get some up but my missus keeps forgetting her camera! The divots on the body next to the neck aren't familiar to me. The neck looks like ovangkol to me - it can vary in shade. I know Warwick made the Fortress with Ovangkol necks as well as the more popular Wenge, also i have heard of them using a 3 piece maple neck on the German ones too.

I'll get some tomorrow I'm not actually too bothered if this isn't an original neck as i got the bass very cheaply, just a bit curious! It could be a replacement done by Warwick themselves, though they usually stamp the new neck with the serial from the original. I posted on the Warwick forum and it's either: -A custom order made from old parts.

It was written expressly for Franz Xavier Gerl, a member of Emmanuel Shikaneder's opera troupe and the singer who first performed the role of Sarastro in (The Magic Flute).My Fortress has B and 05, indicating February 2005, however i thought Fortress were discontinued long before then?It was sold as a 90s model and i've never checked it.(although that does sound like something i'd do) Yeah i keep meaning to get some up but my missus keeps forgetting her camera! The divots on the body next to the neck aren't familiar to me. The neck looks like ovangkol to me - it can vary in shade. I know Warwick made the Fortress with Ovangkol necks as well as the more popular Wenge, also i have heard of them using a 3 piece maple neck on the German ones too. I'll get some tomorrow I'm not actually too bothered if this isn't an original neck as i got the bass very cheaply, just a bit curious! It could be a replacement done by Warwick themselves, though they usually stamp the new neck with the serial from the original. I posted on the Warwick forum and it's either: -A custom order made from old parts. It has the Fortress Truss rod cover and the adjustable brass nut so i assumed it was all original, however i am now thinking it may be a different neck on the original body What do we think? Basses: 2003 Warwick Thumb BO 4, 2009 Shuker Singlecut 6 fanned fret/multi-scale ' Amps': Line6 POD X3 Live, Hartke VXL Bass Attack pedal/DI Cab: BFM Omni10 Alesis Guitar Link wireless My Feedback Page Cheers, the serial number search doesn't turn up any results though. An '05 bass with a brass nut would not be standard in my knowledge.