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SKU MUSICM-128-BNK-10-01-MB-B2

Ernie Ball Music Man BFR DarkRay Bass, Roasted Maple Fretboard, Shadow Korina


Manufacturer's Description

Introducing the 2023 Ball Family Reserve "Shadow Korina" DarkRay, an exceptional bass that builds upon the foundation of the original. It features a Darkglass 2 EQ preamp with alpha and omega distortions, a sleek black limba body, roasted maple neck and fretboard, and stainless steel frets. Limited to 100 units worldwide, each bass ships in a mono case and includes a numbered certificate of authenticity. Experience the pinnacle of craftsmanship and sonic versatility in this exclusive instrument.



  • Body Construction: Solid
  • Body Material: Black Limba
  • Body Color: Shadow Korina
  • Body Finish: Satin


  • Material: Roasted Maple
  • Color: Natural
  • Joint: 5 Bolt Sculpted
  • Profile: C
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.830 inches
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.936 inches
  • Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Fretboard Material: Roasted Maple
  • Fretboard Radius: 11"
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Side Markers: Dot
  • Fret Count, Size, Material: 22, .047 x .104, Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Nut Material, Width: Melamine, Compensated, 1-11/16"


  • Hardware Color: Black
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage Music Man┬« top loaded black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage black plated steel saddles
  • Knob Type: Knurled Dome Top
  • Pickguard Material: Black/White/Black
  • Tuning Machines: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design


  • Electronics Type (active/passive): Active
  • Preamp: Custom Darkglass┬« 2-band active preamp with two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega)
  • Bridge Pickup: Music Man Neodymium Humbucker
  • Controls: Volume, Gain, Blend, Treble, Bass knobs; 3-way lever distortion selector; Preamp Only,
  • Preamp+Alpha Distortion, Preamp+Omega Distortion
  • Output Type (mono/stereo): Mono


  • Factory Strings (brand/gauge): 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)
  • Factory Tuning: Standard
  • Case: Mono Softshell
  • Additional: Includes numbered certificate of authenticity
  • Instrument Weight: 9.4 lbs
  • Serial #: S09438

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Music Man. This BFR DarkRay is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.