Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay 5 Electric Bass Guitar (with Case)

A classic design with modern collaboration! The Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay 5 features Darkglass Electronics active tone circuitry plus classic Ray tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Roasted maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Bolt-on neck Articulate, punchy, and easily modified.
Darkglass active tone circuit Custom-voiced for versatile, pure tone

Designed in collaboration with world-renowned bass accessory manufacturer Darkglass Electronics, the DarkRay unlocks a whole range of sonic capabilities.

At the heart of every instrument is its tone: in this case, a 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 DarkRay is every bit a Stingray Special with neodymium humbucking pickup, roasted maple neck, comfort contoured body, 22 stainless steel frets, and the familiar 4+1 headstock configuration.
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-PRODUCT NAME: DarkRay 5 String
-Product Color/Option: Starry Night
-Product Series: DarkRay
-Product Number/Code/SKU: 129-SN-50-01-CS-BM
-Country of Origin: USA
-Factory Strings (brand/gauge): 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)
-Factory Tuning: Standard
-Included Case (brand/model): SKB
-Case Style: Hardshell
-Body Construction: Solid
-Body Material: Select Hardwood
-Body Color: Starry Night
-Body Finish: High Gloss Polyester
-Material: Roasted Maple
-Color: Natural
-Joint: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
-Profile: C
-Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.830"
-Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.975"
-Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
-Color/Finish: Natural/Satin
-Material: Ebony
-Radius: 11"
-Inlays: Dot
-Side Markers: Dot
-Binding: N/A
-Finish: Oil/wax
-Fret Count, Size, Material: 22 - High profile, wide, stainless steel
-Scale Length: 34"
-Nut Material, Width: 1 3/4"
-Hardware Color: Matte Black
-Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage Music Man top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles
-Knob Type: Knurled barrel with dome top
-Pickguard Material: 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: Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
-Neck Pickup: N/A
-Controls: vol, gain, blend, treble, bass; 3-way lever distortion selector; Preamp Only, Preamp+Alpha Distortion, Preamp+Omega Distortion
-Output Type (mono/stereo): Mono
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Dark Rainbow
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 129-DKR-50-01-MB-BM
Gold Bar
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 129-TWS-10-01-MB-BM
Starry Night
Shipping Weight: 19.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 129-SN-50-01-MB-BM

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 866-823-2255

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