Things We Love / 17 May 2021

Funk Downsized: Music Man Joe Dart Jr. Artist Series Signature Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man Joe Dart Jr. Signature Bass

There hasn’t been a band in existence quite like Vulfpeck and musicians all around the world have taken notice. Founding member Joe Dart, who is best known for his tasty lines and funk precision, has turned into a modern-day bass icon too.

Recently, Ernie Ball Music Man announced the all-new Joe Dart Jr. Artist Series Signature Bass — a 30″ short-scale wonder that literally has no controls!

The bass features a lightweight ash body, select maple neck, and a passive neodymium pickup for warm, punchy tones. With no controls or EQ to color the sound, the tone is purely manipulated by the user’s technique and finesse.

The Olympic White bass is also outfitted with 22 stainless steel frets, chrome hardware, and comes set up tuned down to C standard with custom .045 – .105 Ernie Ball Short Scale Flatwound Bass Strings.

And to sweeten the deal, it comes in its very own M80 Vertigo.

Hear the bass in action here:

Find out more about the Joe Dart Jr. Artist Series Signature Bass here.


Related Reads

#Things We Love

WATCH: Sasha Ivantic builds the ultimate wet/dry pedalboard

Building the perfect pedalboard is the bane of every musician's existence, especially when you're trying to fit every pedal you own on it. Thankfully, there are smarter and better ways to alleviate this problem. Sasha Ivantic shows us how he optimizes his Pedalboard Small setup using only the essentials, future-proofing… Read more

#Things We Love

WATCH: Unboxing the Harmony Juno with Danish Pete

There’s always that familiar sense of exhilaration before unboxing your way through a new guitar. You pop the flaps of the box and you’re immediately greeted with the fresh smell of the guitar factory. There’s nothing quite like laying eyes on your new axe for the first time, and in… Read more

#Things We Love

Soul Mountain: A Change of Scenery

Soul Mountain is a project that combines two seemingly unrelated disciplines – music and climbing. This is not the case for Jordi Mestre, who has long recognized a significant link between the two and has used it to create his most personal work. In this third installment of Soul Mountain, Jordi… Read more