Ernie Ball Music Man Reintroduces Joe Dart Signature Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man Joe Dart Bass

After unveiling a limited run of the instrument last year, Ernie Ball Music Man has brought back the Joe Dart Signature Bass. The Vulfpeck bassist’s axe is based on a Classic Sterling lightweight ash body with a natural finish, flamed maple neck, and a figured maple board.

Designed for simplicity, the bass has a single humbucker that’s custom wound with a ceramic magnet, parallel coils, and no phantom coil. It has passive electronics and only one control: an oversized volume knob.

You can see the original bass introduction video here:

You can also hear it in action during the band’s sold-out night at Madison Square Garden:

The Joe Dart Signature Bass is available for order for $1,999.

Ernie Ball Music Man Joe Dart Bass Features:

Body Color:Natural
Body Finish:Satin
Neck Wood:Select figured maple neck
Neck Color:Natural
Neck Finish:Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Fingerboard Wood:Figured Maple
Fingerboard Finish:Oil/Wax
Silkscreen Color:Black
Headstock Color:Natural
Frets:22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Fret Markers:Dot inlay
Nut Width:1-1/2″ (38.1 mm)
Pickup:Custom Passive MM Humbucker
Pickup Cover Color:Aged Parchment
Electronic Shielding:Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Tuning Machines:Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Tuning Machine Buttons:Chrome
Bridge:Vintage Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
Knob Color:Aged Parchment

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  1. Mark Sellers

    Nice bass but not impressed by the band at all…

  2. Steve P

    Well over priced for what it is ?

  3. Steve P

    Well over priced for what it is ?

  4. Way over priced for a stripped down, no pre-amp Music Man with an oven knob on it.

  5. Steve

    It’s an OK bass I guess. I suppose Joe Dart fans will buy it. There are probably lots of over priced basses out there, especially “signature” models, but this just isn’t a $2,000 bass. But I don’t think a Fender USA P bass is a $1,5000 bass either.

  6. Vince

    One could buy a sterling, leave the preamp flat and get the same sound out of it. Then also have a preamp if you needed it. I don’t really get the value of this bass.