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Ernie Ball Music Man reveals Joe Dart Signature Bass Collection

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Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed a new Signature Bass collection for Vulfpeck's Joe Dart to expand on his original signature model

Two new bass guitar models join the funkateer's natural ash signature; a second full-scale in Black Velvet and a new Joe Dart Jr short scale in Olympic White. There will only be 50 examples of the latter available world-wide through Ernie Ball

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The Joe Dart bass in Velvet Black features a lightweight ash body, 22 stainless steel frets, one humbucking pickup, .045 - .105 Ernie Ball Flatwound Bass Strings, and one volume control. It\s priced at £1,801 / $2,399. 

The Joe Dart Jr Artist Series Signature Bass offers a custom contoured body and 'simplified' single humbucker layout.

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(Image credit: Ernie Ball)

The short-scale bass features a lightweight ash body , select maple neck, and a passive neodymium pickup. But there's no additional controls – it's all reliant on your playing dynamics. 

The Dart Jr is fitted with 22 stainless steel frets, chrome hardware, and ships set up and tuned down to C standard with custom .045 - .105 Ernie Ball Short Scale Flatwound Bass Strings.

Ernie Ball Music Man and Mono have also joined  to offer this JR model with a Mono M80 Vertigo Gig Bag.

More info at Ernie Ball but all 50 guitars have already sold out. 

Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before that I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar.