Music Man DarkRay Starry Night

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4-string bass, toasted maple neck, stainless steel frets, neodymium humbucker, active darkglass preamp with distortion, case  All product info

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  • Manufacturer: Music Man
  • Series: DarkRay Collection
  • Design: StingRay
  • Body: Select Hardwood
  • Top: No
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Product information - MUSIC MAN DarkRay Starry Night

4-string bass with toasted maple neck, neodymium humbucker and darkglass preamp

  • Four-string E-Bass from the Music Man DarkRay Collection, made in the USA
  • Gray-blue "Starry Night" high-gloss finish with sparkle effect, matte black hardware
  • Bolt-On construction with 34" long scale length (864 mm)
  • Selected hardwood body with 5-bolt sculpted joint
  • Five-bolt bolt-on neck made of Roasted Maple with oil-wax finish
  • Ebony fingerboard with Dot inlays
  • 22 stainless steel frets in "High Profile, Wide" format
  • Saddle with compensated string rests
  • C-neck profile
  • One Music Man neodymium humbucker in bridge position
  • Active Darkglass electronics with 2-band Equalizer as well as Alpha Distortion and Omega Fuzz
  • 3-way switch to select distortion mode (Off, Alpha, Omega)
  • Controls for Volume, Bass, Treble as well as Distortion Gain and Blend
  • LED ring around the gain control indicates operating status of Preamps
  • Music Man Vintage Top-load bass bridge with steel base plate and tailpieces
  • Music Man Custom Lightweight bass machine heads
  • Including Music Man Hardshell Case

4-string StingRay Bass with Darkglass Preamp

The Music Man DarkRay Starry Night is the one hundred percent metal-ready result of a collaboration between the traditional Californian company and the Finnish effects specialists from Darkglass. Based on the well-known StingRay Special design, the chic bass guitar combines the usual agile playing characteristics with a powerful neodymium pickup and a flexible Darkglass preamp that not only comes up with a 2-band Equalizer but also shakes the earth with two Distortion voicings of the Alpha ∙ Omega pedal. Of course, Music Man completes the DarkRay Bass with professional Hardware in the form of a solid top-load bridge and precise Custom Lightweight Tuner.

MUSIC MAN DarkRay Starry Night
The Music Man DarkRay Starry Night convinces not only with excellent playing characteristics, but also delivers thanks to the preamp developed together with Darkglass high-carat distortion sounds without additionally required pedals.
MUSIC MAN DarkRay Starry Night Back
A neckplate with Music Man and Darkglass logos connects the comfortable roasted maple neck and body of the DarkRay Bass

Familiar StingRay design

The Music Man DarkRay Starry Night is based on the established design of the StingRay Special Bass and accordingly convinces with a crisp sound and first-class handling. Due to the generous contours at the front and back, the hardwood body fits the body with optimal balance, while the smoothly designed sculpted joint promises easy accessibility to the high registers. The bolt-on neck made of roasted maple creates the best conditions for implementing classic and modern playing techniques with its silky oil-wax finish and grippy C-profile.

MUSIC MAN DarkRay Starry Night Body
A neodymium pickup and the top-class Darkglass preamp with Alpha and Omega voicings promise multi-faceted bass sounds.

Powerful Neodymium Pickup

As pickup for the DarkRay Bass Music Man chooses the neodymium humbucker known from the StingRay Special. Thanks to the powerful magnet material, the Bass pickup convinces with a powerful, yet precisely defined sound, which skillfully translates every nuance in bass playing.

Flexible Darkglass Preamp

The eponymous highlight of the Music Man DarkRay Bass is undoubtedly the extremely flexible Darkglass preamp, with the help of which almost any sound for rock and metal can be realized. In addition to the always active 2-band equalizer for precise adjustment of the tone in bass and treble, the electronics offers two voicings inspired by the Alpha ∙ Omega pedal. While Alpha stands for a rich bass distortion, Omega delivers a toxic fuzz in the best sense for striking Bass lines. To customize the Distortion sounds, the DarkRay offers both a gain control and a blend pot for the Mix between clean and distorted signal. In addition, a multicolored LED ring provides information about the selected voicing.

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Music Man Custom Lightweight Bass Tuners keep DarkRay securely in proper tuning.

Indestructible Music Man Hardware

Last but not least, indestructible hardware equipment completes the DarkRay Starry Night by Music Man. On the body, the classic vintage top-load bridge with four string riders guarantees optimal intonation and string action adjustment, even with deep drop tunings. Behind the saddle, whose compensated string rests promise perfect tonal behavior of the strings played empty, Custom Lightweight tun ers also ensure high tuning stability.


  • Manufacturer: Music Man
  • Series: DarkRay Collection
  • Design: StingRay
  • Body: Select Hardwood
  • Top: No
  • Binding: No
  • Neck: Roasted Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
  • Neck Lacquer: Gunstock Oil, Hand-Rubbed Wax
  • Neck Construction: 5-Bolt Sculpted Neck Joint
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 11
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Format: High Profile, Wide (Stainless)
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut type: Plastic, compensated
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Width at Last Fret: 63.5
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Scale (inch): 34
  • Manufacturer pickups: Music Man
  • Pickup neck: No
  • Pickup middle: No
  • Pickup bridge: Music Man Neodym Humbucker
  • Active pickups: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronic: Darkglass 2-Band EQ/Distortion
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: Vol, Gain, Blend, Treble, Bass
  • Tuners: Music Man Custom Lightweight
  • Bridge: Music Man Vintage Top Loaded
  • Tailpiece: No
  • Number of Strings: 4
  • String spacing (mm): 19
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Black
  • Colour: Starry Night Sparkle Burst
  • Finish: High-Gloss
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • String Gauge: .045 - .100
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: No
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