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DarkRay 5-String Electric Bass

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Rich tone possibilities with a modern 2-band EQ preamp and three modes.

The Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay 5-string electric bass was designed in conjunction with world-renowned bass accessory manufacturer Darkglass Electronics to deliver a wide range of sonic capabilities. At the heart of the DarkRay is a modern 2-band EQ preamp with three modes: Clean, Alpha (tight distortion) and Omega (fuzz). Both distortion circuits are fully mixable via an onboard Gain knob and Blend control. Take your sound from astonishing clean, to slight gain, to brutal fuzz and everything in between, all with no low-end loss. Additional appointments to the DarkRay include an LED ring and 3-way lever to identify the current mode, plus a neodymium humbucking pickup, roasted maple neck, comfort contoured body, 22 stainless steel frets, matte black hardware and the familiar 4+1 headstock configuration.


  • Roasted maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with 22 stainless steel frets
  • Neodymium humbucker and a 2-band active preamp
  • Two distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega) plus Volume, Gain, Blend, Treble and Bass controls

Explore a new sound with the Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay 5-string electric bass. Order today.


DarkRay 5-String Electric Bass Specifications:

  • Wood: Roasted maple
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Bridge: Neodymium humbucker
  • Control layout: Two distortion circuits; Volume, Gain, Blend, Treble, Bass
  • Special electronics: 2-band EQ preamp
  • Material: Ebony
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Body Type: Double cutaway
  • Body wood: Select hardwoods
  • Color: Matte black
  • Number of strings: 5 string
  • Orientation: Right-handed
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