Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils 2024 DarkRay Collection

Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay Bass Gold Bar

Music Man has revamped the DarkRay for 2024 with two new finishes for both the four- and five-string models. The bass, crafted in partnership with Darkglass Electronics, will come in Dark Rainbow and Gold Bar colorways.

Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay Bass Dark Rainbow

They will retain the rest of the model’s features, including a custom 2-band preamp crafted by Darkglass with three modes: Clean, Alpha (Distortion), and Omega (fuzz). It has onboard gain and blend controls for dialing in your grit while retaining your low end. The modes are selected with a three-way lever switch and identified by an LED ring to visually show which mode you’re on.

Other features include a select hardwood body, a roasted maple neck, an ebony fingerboard (roasted maple for Gold Bar finish), 22 stainless steel frets, and a neodymium humbucker.

The Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay is available now for $2,899.

Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay Bass Specs:

Scale Length:34″
Body:Select Hardwood
Neck:Roasted Maple
Neck Radius:11″ (27.9 cm)
Fingerboard:Ebony (Roasted Maple on Gold Bar)
Frets:22 - High profile, wide, stainless steel
Fret Markers:Dot
Pickup:Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Electronic Shielding:Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls:vol, gain, blend, treble, bass
Switching:3-way lever distortion selector; Preamp Only, Preamp+Alpha Distortion, Preamp+Omega Distortion
Tuning Machines:Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Bridge:Vintage Music Man top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles
Body Finish:High Gloss Polyester
Colors:Dark Rainbow, Gold Bar, Starry Night

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