Ernie Ball Unveils the Joe Dart II Signature Bass

Described by Dart as "the ultimate live axe," this signature bass features an ash body, select maple neck, and passive split-coil pickups.

The Dart II features a premium ash body, select maple neck, and passive split-coil pickups at the heart of its warm, punchy tonality. Dual volume controls are standard, but there are no tone controls to color the sound; therefore, the tone is manipulated solely by the user's technique and finesse. Finished in Natural Velvet, it comes with 22 frets and a custom artist series neckplate, and is tuned to E standard with custom gauge .045 - .105" Ernie Ball stainless steel roundwound wound bass strings.

“The design aim was for high speed and smooth playability on the neck, and a deep, rich Music Man tone from the picketups, all on an old-school passive bass,” Joe continues. “I think we nailed it, and I think I’ll be playing it on stage for years to come.”

The first 100 Joe Dart II basses will ship with a limited edition premium GnG case.


  • Select Ash body / Natural Velvet finish
  • Custom made Music Man "60's" style single-coil pickups with Alnico 5 magnets
  • EBMM proprietary split coll-designed pickups for hum-free quiet operation.
  • Dual volume controls (one for each pickup)
  • Oil and wax finished maple neck
  • Custom Joe Dart artist series neck plate

The Joe Dart II

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