Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay Bass Guitar -Obsidian Black with Ebony Fingerboard | Palen Music Bass Guitar $2,799.00 Ernie Ball

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Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay Bass Guitar -Obsidian Black with Ebony Fingerboard

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Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay Bass Guitar - Starry Night with Ebony Fingerboard

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.

Why Buy A Guitar From Palen Music Center?

Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.


  • A performance-built bass
  • 22 stainless steel frets offer amazing fret life and great tone
  • Neodymium magnets are used in a single active humbucking pickup for hot output
  • Alpha and Omega distortion circuits incorporated inside a custom Darkglass 3-band preamp produce terrifying tones
  • 3-way preamp selector, 2-band EQ, pickup gain, volume, and blend
  • Superb comfort and sustain are provided by the quality roasted maple neck and the contoured wooden body
  • Steel hardware with a black finish for a striking appearance
  • Wheel for adjusting truss rods that is simple to reach


  • Number of Strings:4
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Body Shape:DarkRay
  • Body Material:Select Hardwood
  • Body Finish:High Gloss Polyester
  • Color:Obsidian Black
  • Neck Material:Roasted Maple
  • Neck Shape:C
  • Neck Joint:5-way Bolt-on
  • Radius:11"
  • Fingerboard Material:Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Dots
  • Number of Frets:22, High Wide Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length:34"
  • Nut Width:1.6875"
  • Nut Material:Black Melamine
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:Vintage Music Man Top Load Steel Bridge with Vintage Black Plated Steel Saddles
  • Tuners:Custom Music Man with Clover buttons
  • Bridge Pickup:Single Neodymium Humbucker
  • Controls:1 x volume, 1 x gain, 1 x blend, 2-band Active EQ
  • Switching:3-way blade pickup switch
  • Strings:Super Slinky Bass, .045-.100
  • Case/Gig Bag:Softshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number:128-SN-50-01-MB-BM

The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.

Please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable sales staff with any additional questions!