Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces 5-String DarkRay Bass
After teaming up with Darkglass Electronics to unveil the DarkRay bass last year, Ernie Ball Music Man has added to the lineup with a five-string version. The DarkRay 5 comes in two finishes: Starry Night and a limited edition White Sparkle.
“The DarkRay 5 is all about tone and features a new 2-band EQ preamp designed specifically for this 5-string model,” EBMM writes. “It offers three very distinct and useful tones: Clean, Alpha (distortion), and Omega (fuzz), each fully mixable via an onboard gain knob and blend control set to the player’s preference. In addition, the original DarkRay 4 bass will be offered in Starry Night, Obsidian Black, and the exclusive White Sparkle, which is limited-to-25, and only available in the Vault.”
Hear the bass in action with demos by Josh Paul of each finish:
The Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay 5 is available now with prices of $2,799 for the Starry Night finish and $2,899 for the White Sparkle.
Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay 5 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:||Starry Night, White Sparkle|