The Joe Dart III is an all-new 30″ short-scale bass with a lightweight ash body, a flame maple neck, and a passive split-coil pickup for a classic punchy tone. The new edition Dart bass has a Velvet Natural finish and features a flame maple fretboard with 22 stainless steel frets. The single-volume control provides pure and unadulterated sound, where the user’s technique and finesse exclusively shape the tone. All instruments are tuned to E standard using custom-gauge Ernie Ball Group II Flatwound 45-105 bass strings and ship in a Mono Vertigo Bag.
The Joe Dart III basses will ship with custom-numbered neck plates and a Mono Vertigo case.
- Select ash body / Velvet Natural finish
- Custom-made Music Man split-coil pickup with Alnico 5 magnets
- One-volume control
- Oil and wax finished flamed maple neck
- Custom Joe Dart Artist Series neck plate
- Mono Vertigo Bag
- Limited availability
The Joe Dart III is limited to 50 units worldwide and available for purchase exclusively from the Ernie Ball Music Man Vault.
ABOUT VULFPECK Vulfpeck founding members Jack Stratton, Joe Dart, Woody Goss, and Theo Katzman were all incredible musicians before ever getting in a room together, each studying at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. But what followed has been an illustrious case study in artistic creativity and freedom. The band went viral in 2014 for their album Sleepify, a 10-track silent release meant to be played overnight, gaming the Spotify system in an effort to use those royalties to crowdfund their dream of an admission-free tour that later took place in the Fall of 2014. Just four years later, Vulfpeck became one of the only bands to ever sell out Madison Square Garden without a record label or manager.
ABOUT ERNIE BALL In 1962, veteran player and guitar teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the innovative light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by thousands of iconic players including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Brad Paisley, Slash, John Petrucci, Angus Young, and John Mayer. The strings are all crafted in Coachella, CA. Ernie Ball also offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide. Officially purchasing the Music Man® company in 1984, Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian, has built a team of dedicated professionals based in San Luis Obispo, CA who collectively share a common goal: crafting the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. Originally founded by Tom Walker, Forrest White and Leo Fender in 1974, Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution, introducing active electronics on its production instruments. As part of the team during the ’70s, Sterling Ball played an important role in the design and development of the iconic StingRay basses. The family-run company maintains its founder’s dedication to preserving the musician’s playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, such as Cobalt Slinkys, M-Steel, Earthwood, and the revolutionary Element Shield Packaging, keeping each set as fresh as the day they were made. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the world’s largest and longest-running unsigned artist programs, where bands compete each year for the chance to play live on national tours, festivals, and events. Visit them online at www.ernieball.com and www.music-man.com.
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