Ernie Ball Music Man and Darkglass Team Up For DarkRay Bass
Ernie Ball Music Man has teamed up with Darkglass Electronics to unveil the DarkRay 4-string Bass. Available in Obsidian Black and Granite Stone finishes, the bass takes the StingRay Special model and fits it with new electronics.
“The DarkRay features a modern 2 Band EQ and brand new preamp which was designed by Darkglass Electronics. This preamp offers three modes with very distinct sounds. Each one is selectable with a 3-way switch and indicated by a bright color coded LED ring,” EBMM writes.
The bass’s signal is clean with the switch in the off position. The Alpha position, denoted by a blue ring, is a distortion while the Omega, visualized with a red ring, is a fuzz. The company adds that the bass is “every bit a StingRay Special” with a contoured body, neodymium humbucker, roasted maple neck, and 22 stainless steel frets.
The Ernie Ball Music Man Darkray bass is available now for $2,499 for the Obsidian Black version. The Granite Stone colorway is limited to 100 basses worldwide and will go for $2,699. It includes a numbered backplate and matching headstock.
Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay Bass Specs:
|Frets:||22 Stainless Steel|
|Pickup:||Single Humbucking with Neodymium Magnets|
|Electronics:||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|
|Bridge:||Vintage Music Man® top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles|
|Tuners:||Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design|
|Finish:||Granite Stone, Obsidian Black|