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Music Man DarkRay 4-String Bass - Obsidian Black

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Experience A Unique Collaboration Between Music Man And Darkglass Electronics - The Music Man DarkRay 4-String Bass In Obsidian Black

Designed in collaboration with world-renowned bass accessory manufacturer Darkglass Electronics, the DarkRay unlocks a whole new range of sonic capabilities.

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, Alpha (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 a brutal fuzz tone is obtainable, all with no low-end loss. A bright LED ring and the 3-way lever switch indicates which mode the bass is in. 

The all-new 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. Available in Obsidian Black.


  • Size:
    • 13-1/2" wide (34.3 cm)
    • 1-5/8" thick (4.1 cm thick)
    • 44-7/8" long (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)
  • String Spacing Nut (in) x Bridge (in): .435 x .750
  • Body Wood: Select Hardwood
  • Raw Wood Body Thickness: 1.600"
  • Body Color: Obsidian Black
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Neck Wood: Roasted maple neck
  • Nominal Neck Thickness (in): 1.000
  • Neck Color: Roasted
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Finish: Oil/wax
  • Front Headstock Logo: Black Silkscreen
  • Rear Headstock Logo: Black Silkscreen, Bear with Serial
  • Headstock Color: Natural
  • Headstock Finish: Satin
  • Headstock Size: Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
  • Frets: 22 - High profile, wide
  • Fret Size Height x Width: .047 x .104 in
  • Fret Material: Stainless Steel
  • Fret Markers: Dot Inlay
  • Side Dot Color: White
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16" (42.9mm)
  • Neck Width at Last Fret: 2-1/2" (63.5 mm)
  • Neck Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.830 inches
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.936 inches
  • Tuning Machine Type: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
  • Tuning Machine Buttons: Black
  • Bridge Finish: Black
  • Bridge Type: Vintage Music Man® top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Pickguard Screw Finish: Black
  • Pickup Cover Color: Black
  • Pickup Cover Material: Plastic
  • Pickup Mounting Screw Finish: Black
  • Knob Color: Black
  • Knob Style: Barrel
  • Switch Tip: 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

Manufacturer: Music Man
Model: 128-01-50-01-CS-BM
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I662134-N-0-B
UPC: 749699109198

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