Here's what Music Man say about the DarkRay:
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.
- Body Wood: Select Hardwood
- Body Finish: High Gloss Polyester
- Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
- Neck Finish: Gunstock Oil & Hand-Rubbed Special Wax Blend
- Neck Attachment: 5-Bolt, Sculpted Neck Joint
- Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
- Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
- Fret Markers: Dot Inlay
- Frets: 22, High Profile, Wide
- Pickup: Single Humbucking with Neodymium Magnets
- Electronic Shielding: Graphite Acrylic Resin Coated Body Cavity & Black-Plated Aluminium Control Cover
- Controls: Custom Darkglass 2-Band Active Preamp with 2 Distinct Distortion Circuits (Alpha & Omega); Volume, 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
- Tuning Machines: Custom Music Man, Lightweight with Tapered String Posts & Ergonomic Clover Design
- Pickguard: Black
- Case/Gig Bag: Music Man Bass Case