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dimebag guitar sound

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by TheFlyingGator, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. its anyone familiar with the setup and recording of the guitars for the old pantera albums?

    cowboys/vulgar display of power

    anyone knows how did he get that sharp heavy distorted but articulated sound?

    i know he used dean guitars with bin lawrence pickups. and randall amps
    but i read somewhere he used a non tube amplifier. ???

  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    He used solid state amps for sure. Solid state amps don't "suffer" from sag like tube amps do. Especially when you're driving them to saturation. As to how he got his tone, your guess is as good as mine.
  3. ZZTop

    ZZTop Guest

    I do not know the brands or the correct answer to your question. If I were to guess, I'd say that he used multiple (meaning several) guitar tracks, some tracks having a tube amp on them and other tracks with the solid state amps. Then they are panned and mixed. Plus Dimebag used alot of distortion, and I'm quite sure he knew what a Distressor was, weather he used a Distressor on everything, I do not know either. But the articles I read, always made his setup sound like there was "more to it". No matter how much Dimebag talked during interviews. If you do a google on Dimebags interviews, you can find out alot more about Dime's setup.
    Reguardless, I do not believe, Dime ONLY used solid state amps, esp because "who" has seen this solid state amp that we all here about him recording with. I've never even seen the 1st picture of him with a solid state amp. One things for sure, he never played one on stage.
    Sorry I don't know for sure
    Take care
  4. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    I also read that he extensively used the Sans Amp... dunno if it's tru or not.. there is a site that i cant locate... It details stage setups for tons of guitarists. And Dime's was featured.. quite a lotta gear.. will post if i find the site...

  5. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    ahh! Here it is... nice! :)

  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    hmmm. Looks all solid state to me. That furman eq probably has a lot to do with his tone. Great post by the way. Thanks for that pic Sidhu.
  7. criedbaby

    criedbaby Guest

    i can get close to his cowboy from hell guitar sound wit my behringer v-amp 2 ... using the savage beast amp modelling.. ;) ;)
  8. 2012

    2012 Guest

    Dime's live rig is not necessarily what was used in the studio.
  9. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member


    The difference between appreciating talent and being a fanatic:
    Willingness to wade through the above link's information from a guitar newsgroup.

    I am only an appreciator. Someone help.

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