Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay Bass, Ebony Fretboard, Starry Night
We are pleased to announce the addition of the DarkRay 4 string bass. Designed in collaboration with world-renowned bass accessory manufacturer Darkglass Electronics, the DarkRay unlocks a whole new range of sonic capabilities.
At the heart of every instrument is its tone: in this case, a new modern 2 Band EQ preamp was designed by Darkglass specifically for the DarkRay. This preamp offers three modes with very distinct and useful sounds: Clean, Alpha (distortion), and Omega (fuzz). Both distortion circuits are fully mixable via an onboard gain knob and blend control manipulated to the user’s preference. Astonishing clean, slight gain, or a brutal fuzz tone is obtainable, all with no low-end loss. A bright LED ring and the 3-way lever switch indicates which mode the bass is in.
The all-new DarkRay is every bit a Stingray Special with neodymium humbucking pickup, roasted maple neck, comfort contoured body, 22 stainless steel frets, and the familiar 3+1 headstock configuration.
The 2-band preamp includes volume, treble, and bass controls with a separate blend and gain knob to achieve the desired tone and output.
The DarkRay features a roasted maple neck, ebony fretboard with stainless steel frets, and matte black hardware.
The neck is secured by a 5-bolt attachment with perfect alignment and no shifting. A special Darkglass logo is applied to the neck plate to signify the Darkray edition bass.
StingRay Meets DarkGlass - Custom Darkglass clean 2-band active preamp
The DarkRay is equipped with a new modern 2 Band preamp that Darkglass specifically designed. The preamp is extremely clean and quiet with adjustable volume, gain, bass, treble, and blend controls to achieve the desired tone.
Alpha and Omega
The Darkglass preamp offers two highly regarded drive circuits, Alpha(tight distortion) and Omega(fuzz). Both distortion circuits are fully mixable via an onboard gain knob and blend control manipulated to the user’s preference with no low-end loss. Via the 3-way lever switch, a bright color-coded LED ring is illuminated, signifying which mode the bass is in.
DarkRay = StingRay
The DarkRay bass is every bit a Stingray Special with neodymium humbucking pickup, roasted maple neck, comfort contoured body, 22 stainless steel frets, all black hardware, and the familiar 3+1 headstock configuration.
- Body Wood: Select Hardwood
- Finish: Starry Night, High Gloss Polyester
- Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
- Neck Shape: C
- Radius: 11"
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlays: Dots
- Frets: 22 High Wide Stainless Steel
- Scale Length: 34"
- Nut Width: 1.6875"
- Nut Material: Black Melamine
- Bridge: Vintage Music Man Top Load Steel Bridge, Vintage Black Plated Steel Saddles
- Tuners: Custom Music Man Tuners, Clover buttons
- Pickup: Neodymium Humbucker
- Controls: Volume, Gain, Blend, 2-band Active EQ, 3-Way Blade Switch
- Strings: .045-.100
- Case: Soft Case
- Instrument Weight: 8.8 lbs
- Serial #: S08891
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Music Man. This 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.