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 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 DarkRay is every bit a Stingray Special with neodymium humbucking pickup, roasted maple neck, comfort contoured body, 22 stainless steel frets, and the familiar 4+1 headstock configuration.
|Body Wood||Select Hardwood|
|Body Finish||High Gloss Polyester|
|Bridge||Vintage Music Man® top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles|
|Neck Radius||11" (27.9 cm)|
|Headstock Size||Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long|
|Frets||22 - High profile, wide, stainless steel|
|Neck Width||1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at the nut; 2-3/4" (69.9 mm) at the last fret|
|Neck Wood||Roasted Maple|
|Neck Finish||Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend|
|Tuning Machines||Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design|
|Neck Attachment||5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets|
|Electronic Shielding||Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard|
|Controls||vol, gain, blend, treble, bass|
|Switching||3-way lever distortion selector; Preamp Only, Preamp+Alpha Distortion, Preamp+Omega Distortion|
|Pickups||Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets|
|Strings||45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)|