Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay Electric Bass (with Mono Soft Case)

Get the familiar feel of a StingRay plus two distortion circuits onboard for killer tone wherever you go with the Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay 4-string bass.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Darkglass active tone circuit Custom-voiced for versatile, pure tone
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Neodymium StingRay Special humbucker Increased output for a more powerful sound
Roasted maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength

Designed in conjunction with world-renowned bass accessory manufacturer Darkglass Electronics, this new four-string offers a whole new range of sonic capabilities all in one bass. 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 and 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. Astonishing clean, slight gain or brutal fuzz tones, and everything in between is obtainable, all with no low-end loss. A bright LED ring and the 3-way lever switch signifies which mode the bass is in. Despite the exciting new preamp tonal offerings, 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 3+1 headstock configuration.
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- Size: 13-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 44-7/8" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
- Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
- Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
- Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)
- Color: Obsidian Black
- Body Finish: High gloss polyester
- Neck Wood: Roasted maple neck
- Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
- Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
- Headstock Size: Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
- Frets: 22 - High profile, wide stainless steel
- Fret Markers: Dot Inlay
- Nut Width: 1-11/16" (42.9mm)
- Neck Width at last Fret: 2-1/2" (63.5 mm)
- Fretboard Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
- Tuning Machine Type: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Bridge type: Vintage Music Man top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles
- Pickguard: Black
- Hardware Finish: Matte Black
- Controls: Custom Darkglass 2-band active preamp with two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega); vol, gain, blend, treble, bass
- Switching: 3-way lever distortion selector; Preamp Only, Preamp+Alpha Distortion, Preamp+Omega Distortion
- Pickups: Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
- Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and black plated aluminum control cover
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Onyx Black
Shipping Weight: 19.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 128-01-50-01-MB-BM
Starry Night
Shipping Weight: 20.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 128-SN-50-01-MB-BM

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Phone: 866-823-2255

Onyx Black

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