Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Dark Ray – Starry Night – S08539


StingRay 4H “Dark Ray” bass
Starry Night
Roasted maple neck
Ebony fretboard

Serial S08539.
Date of Manufacture January 23, 2023.
Weight 9lb 9oz

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SKU: S08539 Category: UPC: 749699111832


The  “Dark Ray” StingRay in Starry Night!

Photos are of the actual instrument being sold.
Serial S08539.
Date of Manufacture January 23, 2023.
Weight 9lb 9oz.

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 new 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 all-new DarkRay is every bit a Stingray Special with neodymium humbucking pickup, roasted maple neck, comfort contoured body, 22 stainless steel frets, and the familiar 3+1 headstock configuration. Available in Starry Night finish.

StingRay meets DarkGlass
Two distortion circuits in one legendary bass!
Select between a clean tone, and 2 unique darkglass distortion circuits: Alpha (red light right) & Omega (blue light ring).
Shape each sound with volume, gain, blend, treble, and bass controls.

This model features a roasted maple neck topped with an ebony fretboard.

This StingRay Special 4H is in factory-fresh condition, with no dings, dents, fretwear, or shop wear. The bass will come with the original EBMM/Mono case, and will ship in the factory packaging.  Yes, the legendary DuBaldo Music Center case candy is also included.

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Free shipping in the 48 states by UPS. Sorry, no international sales or shipping are available for this item.

No trades, please.

Full Specs:
Size    13-1/2″ wide, 1-5/8″ thick, 44-7/8″ long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
Scale Length    34″ (86.4 cm)
Neck Attachment    5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Strings    45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)
String Spacing Nut (in) x Bridge (in)    .435 x .750
Left Handed Availability    No
Body Wood    Select Hardwood
Raw Wood Body Thickness    1.600
Body Color   Starry Night
Body Finish    High gloss polyester
Neck Wood    Roasted maple neck
Nominal Neck Thickness (in)    1.000
Neck Color    Roasted
Neck Finish    Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Fingerboard Wood    Ebony
Neck Buffed    No
Headstock Buffed    No
Fingerboard Buffed    No
Fingerboard Finish    Oil/wax
Front Headstock Logo    Black Silkscreen
Rear Headstock Logo    Black Silkscreen, Bear with Serial
Headstock Color    Natural
Headstock Finish    Satin
Headstock Size    Only 8-3/4″ (22.2 cm) long
Frets    22 – High profile, wide
Fret Size Height x Width    .047 x .104
Fret Material    Stainless Steel
Fret Markers    Dot Inlay
Side Dot Color    White
Nut Width    1-11/16″ (42.9mm)
Neck Width at Last Fret    2-1/2″ (63.5 mm)
Neck Radius    11″ (27.9 cm)
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret    0.830 inches
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret    0.936 inches
Tuning Machine Type    Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Tuning Machine Buttons    Black
Bridge Finish    Black
Bridge Type    Vintage Music Man® top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles
Pickguard    Black
Pickguard Screw Finish    Black
Pickup Cover Color    Black
Pickup Cover Material    Plastic
Pickup Mounting Screw Finish    Black
Knob Color    Black
Knob Style    Barrel
Switch Tip    Black
Hardware Finish    Matte Black
Controls    Custom Darkglass® 2-band active preamp with two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega); 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
Pickup Heights from bottom of string to Pole Pieces or Cover (6/32″ @G 7/32″ @E)
Electronic Shielding    Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and black plated aluminum control cover

Additional information

Weight20 lbs
Dimensions44 × 20 × 8 in

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