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EBMM DarkRay, Limited Edition White Sparkle Finish, No 1 out of 25 *ON HOLD* - *SOLD*
£2799
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I am selling my brand new EBMM DarkRay in the limited-edition White Sparkle finish. This finish was only available online (EBMM Vault) and sold out within a week. Mine is no1 out of 25. TBH, this was an impulse buy. I saw the promo videos and just had to have one. It looks really cool and the White Sparkle finish is rather subtle and not so into your face like some other Music Man finishes (Yes, Amethyst Sparkle, I am looking at you ;- ) I also thought it would be my metal bass. Turns out I am not so much into distortion after all. I also recently got yet another of my fav Spector basses (another impulse buy of a limited edition bass, can you see a pattern emerging here? 😉 and so the DarkRay can go to a new home. I am not in a hurry and not desperate to sell it. I am happy to keep it as a collection piece if it does not sell. So, the asking price is firm and less than what I had to pay for it (more than £3k, thanks to high shipping costs and VAT) just a month ago (May 23rd). The bass is in mint showroom condition and has never left the house (very limited home use only). It is currently stored safely in its OHSC in a pet and smoke free house. 

 

Collection would be recommended but I can also ship it (UK only) using the original packaging and using a decent courier (I normally use UPS). Shipping would of course add some costs.

 

What about trades? Well, I already have too many basses but could be tempted by the following (plus money my way):

- EBMM Stingray 4H, 2EQ, natural finish, maple fingerboard, body and arm contours (so no pre-EB and no EBMM Classic)

- Fender American Original ‘60s Precision Bass in surf green

- Spector Euro 4 Ian Hill Signature Bass (the PJ version, not the current 50th Anniversary P only version)

 

Some DarkRay info from the EBMM website:

“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.”

 

DarkRay Specs:

Model: DarkRay Bass

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)

Body Wood: Select Hardwood

Body Finish: High gloss polyester - Obsidian Black; Satin polyester - Granite Stone

Bridge   Vintage Music Man® top loaded Black plated, steel bridge plate with vintage Black plated steel saddles

Pickguard: Black

Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)

Neck Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)

Headstock Size  Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long

Frets: 22 - High profile, wide

Neck Width: 1-11/16" (42.86 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret

Neck Wood: Roasted maple neck

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fret Markers: Dot Inlay

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 bolt, sculpted neck joint

Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and black plated aluminum control cover

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

Weight: I do not have a scale but the bass feels really light.

 

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58 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

You should have put this up on Saturday and I could have picked it up on the way to my gig 😎.

There is always another gig. After the gig is before the gig 😉

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8 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Not every one of my gigs is in Leicestershire though, which is where I was on Saturday 🤷‍♂️.

Leicestershire, the heart of rural England, is always worth a visit. We are also conveniently located in the middle of the country. Although, I don't know how far away it is from Joe's garage 😉

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Thank you all for your PMs with trade offers. Much appreciated. However, the three basses I mentioned in my first post really are the only ones that I could consider at the moment. I hope you understand and thanks again for your interest 👍

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3 minutes ago, Jamie TopGun Bass said:

I have the black version of this & I just missed out on the 5 that were available on the website.. I’m so tempted 

As you have the black one, you really need to have the white one too. It's like Yin and Yang 😉 

I have the same for my Spectors

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15 minutes ago, Jamie TopGun Bass said:

How much are you wanting for this bass? 

It’s says right at the top of the page 😄

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Important customer announcement: I have several relatives in the US and tomorrow they are celebrating Independence Day (i.e., celebrating America's declaring of independence from Great Britain, not celebrating the movie :- ). Well, I thought that's a good occasion for a special one-day only flash sale for a US made bass. So, from midnight today until 11:59pm tomorrow, there will be a significant price reduction (and looking at the new price you can then guess why I chose that specific price :- ). After that, the price will go back to £2799. Even if I come up up with some future flash sales, none will be anywhere near as big as this one!

So, it's really now (well, soon) or never 😎

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1 hour ago, Eldon Tyrell said:

Important customer announcement: I have several relatives in the US and tomorrow they are celebrating Independence Day (i.e., celebrating America's declaring of independence from Great Britain, not celebrating the movie :- ). Well, I thought that's a good occasion for a special one-day only flash sale for a US made bass. So, from midnight today until 11:59pm tomorrow, there will be a significant price reduction (and looking at the new price you can then guess why I chose that specific price :- ). After that, the price will go back to £2799. Even if I come up up with some future flash sales, none will be anywhere near as big as this one!

So, it's really now (well, soon) or never 😎

£2247?

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3 minutes ago, Eldon Tyrell said:

How do you arrive at that number?

Id say 22 the year and 4th July (7)

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