Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils the DarkRay Bass

This collaboration with Darkglass Electronics offers a limited-edition model with built-in effects.

New for 2021, Ernie Ball Music Man is pleased to announce the all-new DarkRay 4 string bass. Designed in collaboration with world-renowned bass accessory manufacturer Darkglass Electronics, the DarkRay Bass unlocks a whole new range of sonic capabilities.


The DarkRay features a modern 2 Band EQ and brand new preamp which was designed by Darkglass Electronics. This preamp offers three modes with very distinct sounds. Each one is selectable with a 3-way switch and indicated by a bright color coded LED ring.

  • Clean - Clean (off)
  • Alpha - Distortion (blue ring)
  • Omega - Fuzz (red ring)

Ernie Ball Music Man: DarkRay Bass in Obsidian Black

Ernie Ball Music Man: DarkRay Bass in Granite Stone

New for 2021, Ernie Ball Music Man is pleased to announce the all-new DarkRay 4 string bass. Designed in collaboration with world-renowned bass accessory man...

In addition to the exciting new preamp tonal offerings, the DarkRay is every bit a Stingray Special with a comfort contoured body, neodymium humbucking pickup, roasted maple neck, 22 stainless steel frets, and the familiar 3+1 headstock configuration.

The DarkRay bass is available now in two offerings:

  • Obsidian Black is available through an authorized Ernie Ball Music Man dealer.
  • Granite Stone is limited to only 100 basses worldwide. Each Granite Stone DarkRay comes with a numbered backplate, matching headstock, and is available exclusively through music-man.com.
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