The new “Dark Ray” StingRay in Starry Night! Estimated delivery in January/February 2023
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 hard-shell case, and will ship in the factory packaging. Yes, the legendary DuBaldo Music Center case candy is also included.
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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 ManÂ® top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles
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 DarkglassÂ® 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