Bass of the Week: Bunker Guitars NY Charlie Bass

Bunker Guitars NY Charlie Bass bodyThis week we check out the NY Charlie by Bunker Guitars. A signature instrument for New York City bassist Charlie Contreras, the bass’s design centers around the company’s Sustanium Tension Free Neck, which uses a resonant cold roll steel bar to handle the stress on the neck. The neck is then fitted with aluminum dowels to to bolt onto the body to create a tight bond for increased sustain.

The NY Charlie’s neck is a five-piece laminate neck made of maple and walnut topped with a figured maple fretboard. Its spalted maple body is finished in a translucent red with a mother of pearl logo inlay between the end of the fretboard and the neck pickup. The pickups are a P/J configuration set up in humbucker shells. Electronics include Bunker’s active preamp with a stacked treble and bass control, blend, master volume, mid control, and passive/active switch.

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Bunker Guitars NY Charlie Bass Specs:

  • Scale: 34″ inch
  • Frets: 24
  • Neck: 5-piece Maple/Walnut with Sustanium Tension Free System
  • Nut: Corian
  • Fretboard: Figured Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12 inch
  • Body: Spalted Maple
  • Body Finish: Red translucent
  • Body Inlay: Mother of Pearl Logo
  • Bridge: Bunker Individual Bridges
  • Headstock: Matching Spalted Peghead Face With Logo
  • Pickups: EMG pickups jazz configuration in bridge and Pbass in neck in soapbar style
  • Electronics: Active
  • Made in USA

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  1. As drummer and bandmate of ny charlie and rythem section in our band infinitePLAN.the bass sounds and tone is marriage made in heaven.