Item #1576246 Model #129-SN-50-01-MB-BM

Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay 5 5-String Electric Bass Starry Night


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The best of the StingRay with Darkglass-designed features.

The Ernie Ball Music Man DarkRay 5 5-string electric bass was designed in collaboration with world-renowned bass accessory manufacturer Darkglass Electronics, unlocking a whole new range of sonic capabilities. A modern 2-band EQ preamp was created by Darkglass specifically for the DarkRay, offering three modes with distinct sounds: Clean, Alpha (distortion) and Omega (fuzz). Both distortion circuits are fully mixable via an onboard Gain knob and Blend control manipulated to your preference. Astonishing clean, slight gain or a brutal fuzz tone are 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 DarkRay 5 is every bit a StingRay Special with a neodymium humbucking pickup, roasted maple neck, comfort contoured body, 22 stainless steel frets and the familiar 4-and-1 headstock configuration. Additional appointments to the DarkRay include an ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, select hardwood body and custom Music Man tuners. Comes with a custom Mono case.

  • Wood: Roasted maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Bridge: Proprietary humbucker
  • Control layout: Volume, Gain, Blend, Treble, Bass
  • Pickup switch: 3-way distortion selector (Preamp only, Preamp and Alpha distortion, Preamp and Omega distortion)
  • Special electronics: Custom Darkglass 2-band active preamp with two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega)
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 11"
  • Fret size: High-profile, wide
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Nut material/width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
  • Body Type: Double cutaway
  • Body wood: Select hardwood
  • Body finish: High-gloss polyester
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage Music Man top-loaded steel bridge plate with vintage steel saddles
  • Tuning machines: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 5 string
  • Case: Custom Mono
  • Orientation: Right-handed


  • Select hardwood body with a high-gloss polyester finish
  • Bolt-on roasted maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with 22 high-profile, wide stainless steel frets and dot inlays
  • Single humbucker with neodymium magnets

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