Music Man Dark Ray – Obsidian Black

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    New for 2021, we are pleased to announce the addition of the DarkRay 4 string bass. 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 and limited edition Granite Stone.

    Model: DarkRay Bass
    Color: Obsidian Black
    Neck: Roasted Maple w/Ebony Fretboard
    Pickguard: Black
    Hardware: Matte Black

    Alberto Rigoni Demos the DarkRay Bass

    Specifications DarkRay Bass
    Model DarkRay Bass
    Size 13-1/2″ wide, 1-5/8″ thick, 44-7/8″ long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
    Body Wood Select Hardwood
    Body Finish High gloss polyester – Obsidian Black; Satin polyester – Granite Stone
    Bridge Vintage Music Man® top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles
    Pickguard Black
    Scale Length 34″ (86.4 cm)
    Neck Radius 11″ (27.9 cm)
    Headstock Size Only 8-3/4″ (22.2 cm) long
    Frets 22 – High profile, wide
    Neck Width 1-11/16″ (42.86 mm) at nut 2-1/2″ (63.5 mm) at last fret
    Neck Wood Roasted maple neck
    Fingerboard Ebony
    Fret Markers Dot Inlay
    Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
    Neck Colors Roasted – Obsidian Black; Color Matches Body – Granite Stone
    Tuning Machines Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
    Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
    Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and black plated aluminum control cover
    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
    Left Handed No
    Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

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    Includes Hardshell Case