what is the difference between 81` ML and 79 ML?
I saw a poster on Ebay that says that Dime`s favorite Dean ML with lightning is a 1981 model.
What's up folks, I'm new to the forum. I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had some good pics of The Dean From Hell. I remember seeing good shots of that gem awhile back on this very site. I can't seem to find it. So if anyone has a picture(s) of that beauty, or links, please "hook me up."
Are the MLs neck heavy like the washburns???
I owned a Korean dime 333 for a few years, and I had a Dime st pro for a day or so. Both of them were so poorly balanced that when you let go of the neck, it would pull the strap down and slide down towards the floor. I hated it!!!! Does this happen with the the Deans?
what Big Val is doing these days?
lightning bolt on ebay
on Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:00 pm
check it out http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33044&item=3772563248&rd=1
its kinda weird the knobs and jack are like on a baby, but its too big to be a baby. and the price!
didnt know if anyone seen these yet or not but thought i would post it
also just wanted to say i have a website im gonna devote to dimebag located at http://www.dimecfh.com
few wallapers there take anything u want also my old pantera page is located here http://dimebag.tripod.com/start-2.html
some kool pantera pics there take anything u want.
glad to be a member of this board and my name is Bobby
and its a honor to be apart of this forum and meet everyone here
what is the coolest dime guitar you've ever seen?
or a rare one that hardley anyone has seen
The Tribute DVDs did go out, Just later than the 22nd.
The shipping Dept at work did not ship your DVD's on the 22nd like I was told, They were shipped last Friday.
Give it about 2 weeks and you all should start getting them. Sorry for the mixup.
Which ML guitar?
on Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:51 pm
First I wanted to say hello, because im new here
I place this topic here, cus i think it's the best place for it. You should know much about ML's. Im new in Dean guitars
(in the technical way) and i dont really know which are worth the cash.
I want to buy a Dean ML
model guitar, and i will have about 800$ to spend on it.
Which one of Deans ML's can you recommend in this case?
It can be a used guitar, and it would be great if it had a Floyd Rose
(production place? - Czech Rep., Korea?)
And how about Dean ML's guitars - are they good (you know what i mean, pickups, performance,sound,comfort, etc.) Can you compare them with, f. ex. ibanzez 5** series (570,507,670,etc.) or guitar from this level ?
I want to make a good choice, not throw this cash in s#%t
I hope you'll help me
Got this done today
Will upload another shot later on or in the next few days as it heals.
It looks much better than it appears below, as you can see it still has ointment on it, only about an hour old.
I will forever carry my bro with me...
does anyone know some really good links to dime pics?
BESIDES rockconcerfotos.com , which if u havent been there has some of the best dime pics ive seen just go to the live shots then click on a damageplan link theres like 3 of them
Dime was a whiskey drinkin' red beard havin frackin amazing riff machine may he rest in peace
From the Official David Allan Coe Website
There are no words to describe the pain that we, Especially David, are experiencing by the untimely death of his good friend "Dimebag" Darrel of Pantera fame and more recently of the band Damageplan. "What a loss...Dimebag was perhaps one of, if not the, greatest Heavy Metal Guitarist of his generation. The music world has been delt a huge blow...."
David with the CSA flag Washburn Dime gave him
Needed: Clear pictures of the Dean from hell.....
I need some very new and clean pcitures of the dean from hell before dimebag started doing his magic on it. Pretty much any pictures were it aint trashed up.
Im getting the paintjob dome on my guitar
Session 1 of 3 for Dime tattoo
This is only the outline. My next session is 1/16 and the last is 2/6. It will have a full backgroud and once completed will be the Dean From Hell....with great detail, even down to the KISS sticker. Thanks for looking all.
on Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:08 pm
will the march one be a tribute to him?
cuz i just picked up february and he's still selling korgs, kranks, and namin' tunes from beyond the grave
Does anybody at all know anyplace I can get the tab's for "Soulbleed" by Damageplan?
I just wanted to ask dean z or anyone else here, does anyone know what the price is gonna be on the usa and korean models?
Man like so many here in the forums im dying to have and own one of these axes, for some many reasons. I was one of the lucky ones that ordered a autographed washburn dimebag blackjack 333 model with pics of dime signing it. and a buddy of mine seeing how my room was always filled with pantera and dimebag pictures took me to a music store and the owner gave me a dimebag standup for free and this was back in about 97 or 98. but thought i would share that story with you all.
also wanted to ask if other models seen in the pictures with dime like the fire model or any others including the razorback will be released?
thanks in advance i appreciate it
You can buy the new Revolver magazine and get this ad plus others that he is selling...not to mention the rest of the magazine for $5.00.
you know the dime market hot when...
on Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:12 pm
a dimebolt goes for a grand
somebody shoot the guy who made this site
on Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:22 pm
Darrell's Krank Krankenstein
I don't know how many of you know, but before his assassination Dime was working with KRANK on his signature series head. I emailed them, and this is the low down I was able to get:
"the dime krankenstien amp is a two channel all tube monster its no toy like the randalls dime had to be completely honest with you dime never ever once played a warhead he used his old randall stuff there is no solidstate section of the krankenstein as a matter of fact dime was using our revolution models on his last tour and recordings he loved his krank amps no effects no grapic eqs just the sickest sounding metal ammp on the planet
why is there no mention on the site?? u gotta realize this is a sensitive matter and we want to make dime proud when we show off his new amp photography is on the way so are some other details rock on thanks for the email"
And best of all, it will make it's debute at NAMM! Are any of you as pumped about this news as I am?!
i was reading my guitar player over again and got to thinking.
What do you think will happen to the dean from hell?
i know that zakk would be blown away by ending up with it but i dont know.
It would mean the world to someone
Closest Account yet.
This was posted on Cheap Trick's messageboard by their crew.
on Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:18 am
This was posted on roadie.net. I figured many of you might want to read what the local crew's account was during this horrible event.
Wed Dec 15, 2004
Today I was contacted by two local Columbus Roadies that were both eyewitnesses to the DamagePlan Shootings exactly one week ago tonight in Columbus Ohio at the Alrosa Villa club. They are members of the local stage crew in Columbus, and work several venues including the Alrosa. "Jon" is the club's stage manager and "Tubbs" is the club's F.O.H. (Front of House Sound Man) and was working monitors that fateful night as he normally did when a national act like DamagePlan played the club. Neither Jon nor Tubbs have spoken publicly until now, even though both have been contacted by several national and local news sources and have been asked for comments. They have chosen to tell their story here to make sure their words are not misrepresented or taken out of context.
Here is their story of those terrible few minutes that have changed their lives forever and taken a close friend from them in the same instant. As Jon emotionally told me, "It was the worst <deleted> thing I have ever seen in my life."
Both Jon and Tubbs said that the afternoon could not have gone any better. The band and their crew were extremely professional and friendly. Jon remembers Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson (the head of the band's security) making sure the local crew all had plenty of water and Dimebag Darrell Abbott even made small talk with some of them during the sound check. "They were all incredible," said Jon. During the day however, a strange man made a nuisance of himself, and was finally told to leave the area by "Mayhem." Hangers-on and Want-ta-bees are common in the music business, and no one figured this guy was really dangerous. This of course turned out to be Nathan Gale, who as we know now ended up shooting six people, and killing four of them later that day. Other than that apparently minor incident, the set-up for the show went remarkably smooth. Tubbs now also remembers that just prior to the show Gale's van was parked behind the band's tour bus, and they announced over the PA several times for the owner to have it moved or it would be towed...which the Gale reportedly did shortly before DamagePlan took the stage.
As the gig was about to start, Jon was on the stage with his roommate and close friend Erin "Stoney" Halk. On the opposite side of the stage stood Jeffrey 'Mayhem' Thompson performing his security duties by scanning the audience for any potential threats to the band. About that time (just a few minutes prior to the band entering the stage) Jon was thirsty, and decided to walk to the bar and get a bottle of water. He told "Stoney" that "the stage is yours" meaning that the responsibility for the security on that side of the stage (stage right) was now his. Stoney motioned a "thumbs up" to verify that he understood. Jon worked his way through the crowd and was near the bar when he heard the first shots. POP, POP, POP...He looked up and saw the horrific sight of Dimebag falling to the ground and the mass confusion unfolding on the stage. His most vivid memory of that moment strangely, is the ear-splitting feedback caused by Dimebag falling on his own guitar. During the next few panic filled minutes he grabbed and pushed people towards the closest door. In a blur of time he eventually ended up making his way towards the stage, grabbing Vinnie Paul Abbott (drummer for DamagePlan and the brother of the now slain guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell) and ushered him to safety.
Tubbs was stage left and watched the entire surreal event unfold just a few feet in front of him. He says he was probably the last person to talk to Dimebag having said something to him as he entered the stage. As the monitor guy for this gig, his mixing console was only about 5 or 6 feet away from the lead guitarist. According to Tubbs, the shooter (Nathan Gale) entered the stage from the stage right area (not from the audience as previously reported) As Gale determinedly ran towards Dimebag the stage right roadie "Stoney" ran after him. "Mayhem" saw Gale and converged on him from stage left. Neither one got to center stage fast enough. Gale fired at least five bullets at point blank range into the doomed artist's body. The final bullet was a fatal head shot fired as he went down. "He was dead before he hit the stage", says Tubbs. "The way the attack happened, nothing could have saved him...nothing," He also remembers the feedback (a droning hum at about 600 Hz, notes the trained ear of the audio tech)
The next few minutes were confused, but this is what else Tubbs remembers.
As Dimebag hit the floor the shooter now turned his attention to Tubbs (still only about five feet away). Gale raised the gun and aimed it at Tubbs who was now literally looking down the barrel of the gun. However, before he could shoot Tubbs, the two Roadies ("Stoney" and "Mayhem") tackled Gale from opposite sides. Neither one had a weapon, and both were putting their own lives at risk to try to stop the shooter from killing anyone else. Erin "Stoney" Halk was an ex-Marine and Jeffrey "Mayhem" Thompson was a massive 6'1'' man and a very scary looking dude, so I'm sure they both thought they had a better than even chance to disarm the gunman. They were wrong. We now know that Nathan Gale was also a trained ex-Marine and he dropped his first empty clip and slapped another one in the semi-automatic 9 mm pistol in the blink of an eye. He killed both of these heroes within seconds of his first victim. Gale had at least five clips of bullets and he reloaded at least once, but probably twice, says Tubbs. As "Stoney" and "Mayhem" died making the ultimate sacrifice, two more roadies and several members of the audience also rose to the occasion and stormed the stage. Chris Paluska (the DamagePlan Tour Manager) took a shot to the stomach, and is still in serious condition in a local hospital (according to the most recent report). John "Kat" Brooks (the band's drum roadie) also took a hit (but thankfully has now been released from the hospital). According to Tubbs, both were definitely trying to subdue Gale. About the same time several members of the audience climbed the crowd barrier protecting the stage, and some tried to help "Dimebag" with CPR while others made their own attempts to subdue the shooter. (MORE HEROES). Tubbs believes that Nathen Bray (the only "civilian" casualty) was actually killed because he was one of those fans that climbed the stage. Tubbs does not believe that any shots were directed at the fleeing audience at any time (again contrary to published media reports). While all these failed attempts of these unarmed heroes attacking an armed gunman were happening, both Tubbs and Jon noticed several police officers quietly entering the club. Most of them took defensive positions, apparently waiting for more back up. Directly disputing published police reports they both claim that the officer that eventually killed Gale was NOT the first officer on the scene. He appeared however to be the first officer that decided to do something about the situation. Seeing that Gale had a hostage and that he was temporarily distracted by the waves of roadies and fans trying to disarm him, the officer shot the perpetrator from behind with a shotgun blast killing him instantly. With that shot, the hostage was released, and the carnage finally ended. The entire incident lasted only a few minutes.
There are reports that there may be some home video of the event. Tubbs seriously doubts that. Any camcorder would have been "smuggled" into the venue since cameras were forbidden per the terms of the band's contract. Any available video images would probably come from low quality camera cell phones and would probably only be still photos. None have surfaced as of this writing, but the police may have any existing images impounded as evidence.
As you can see there is more to this story than has generally been reported. According to Jon and Tubbs there were AT LEAST SIX and possibly more TRUE HEROES that night at the Alrosa Villa club. Certainly the police officers risked their lives and deserve our thanks and accolades. Officer James D. Niggemeyer probably saved many lives by taking the intuitive and ending the bloodshed and should be duly honored for his heroics. So too should we honor Erin "Stoney" Halk (who Tubbs emotionally credits with saving his own life), Jeffrey "Mayhem" Thompson, Nathen Bray, Chris Paluska, and John "Kat" Brooks. Heroes all. Four Roadies and a Fan that disregarded their own safety to protect others. The surviving band members and the 250+ members of the audience may in fact owe their very lives to these heroes. I know Tubbs believes he does.
Tubbs and Jon are both having a hard time dealing with the memories of that night, and they both want to remain out of the public eye. I hope that everyone respects their wishes. They both felt however that a corrected version of this event was important and should be told so that the dead and wounded can be properly honored as heroes... hence this article.
They wanted me to tell everyone that both of them, as well as the entire Alrosa crew, the local Columbus stagehands, the Alrosa club owner and employees, and the family of Erin Halk all deeply appreciate the prayers, the condolences, and the outpouring of love that has been expressed this week in response to this senseless act. They would like everyone to continue to pray for the survivors, the victims, and the victim's families (including the family of Nathan Gale).
Finally I asked Jon and Tubbs if they would stay in the entertainment business after this traumatic experience.
Without hesitation they both said... "Hell yes!"
Written by Karl Kuenning RFL
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - Karl Kuenning RFL 2004
i finally got one. i'm a chick, and i know it's not exactly the most feminine tat in the world, but i wanted something kinda badass.
Dean from hell
on Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:59 pm
anyone know where i can find the specs on the ltd run guitar? thanks
still not over it.
on Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:29 am
Man, i just got downloaded the tribute video (i dont have internet acess at my house, or i would've seen it sooner). it just brought back all those feelings i had when i woke up that thursday morning and heard the news. i've never cried over the death of someone i had never met, but he effecting my life in a tremendous way. i cant imageine the pain that his family and friends are going though. i still cry everytime i hear the solo in "the sleep". the fact that some insignificant %$#@! with a screw loose could take down my hero, and some his fans in the process. henry rollins once said" when you reach your full potential, there's always some one trying to bring you down". why do all the great ones go so early? im sure hes up there jammin with stevie ray right now.
dime- i love you, miss you, and ill see you in the afterlife, brother
Will these guitars go up in value now that they are no longer produced or do you think they will fade into oblivion once Dean puts out their DD models?
I'd really like to get one of the new DD Deans and I'm wondering if it is wise to sell my DD washburn.
very cool, but under construction, take a subscribe!
What pickups for the DFH?
on Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:50 pm
I have been lurking for about a month and decided it was time to register
Does anyone know what pups the Dean From Hell is going to have in it? Bill Lawerence 500XL and SD like the original ?
I want to put my deposit down as there are only 6 coming in to the UK but I would really like to know more details about it first
Exactly what picks did Dimebag use?
on Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:04 pm
does anyone know? jazz 3's maybe, Dunlops?
sorry i misplaced it
look at these dime guitars!
these are insane! there really cool from the boogie street washburn custom shop!
Dimebag hits the Ska world
well, aaron barret, the guitarist for Reel Big Fish recognized Dime, even though that is a cheap, cheap Washburn.
Just paid my deposit for a DFH
on Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:20 pm
I`ve done it
There are now only 2 left available in the UK
I`m sooooo excited
Will the real Bill Lawrence please stand up?
I couldn't resist the Emeniem title.
Okay, theres billlawrence.com and billlawrenceusa.com? Which sells real L-500XL's? And who's the real Bill? I was just wondering what the difference was between these 2 and the Dimebucker? Anyone played all 3? I currently have a Dimebucker in my ML, but is there really any tone diff in the Bill L's?
I know they're cheaper and stuff.
Also I read that Dime basically went to Duncan cuz he wasn't happy with the BLs, (and prob for the $$ too!
). The interview said that he gave Duncan his best sounding L-500 and they used it as a template to make the Dimebucker.
Please post your experiences in tone diffs.
I stumbled upon this just now - appears to be Joe Giron's photo shop!
some funny ones there...
Several Pantera and Damageplan vids as well as many pics available.
thought i would post this but dont know if the descriptions right or not http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=41435&item=3776014329&rd=1
i thought he played the usa models not the koreans
Info On DFH & Krankenstien
Was just searching on some effects pedals when i came across this site http://www.guitardeals.com/instruments_dean.htm
Also has some great prices on 79 mls even one with a floyd rose.
click picture to find out about pre ordering info on dhl.
As of this past week and the week before that. I called krank amps, and spoke with some guy in all other questions dept.
I asked about the rumour i heard about dime not playing warheads, And he told me yep it was true...
(Note I dont know if this is there way of trying to boost sales or not)
but anyway he said dime had almost 20 year old randall heads he was playing through... and i asked if it was the rg 100 heads or century 200 heads and he said he believed it was the rg 100 heads, I told him i had been looking for dimes tone almost 12 years now and havent even come close, So i ask was he running any distortion pedals onstage and he said dime was using a zakk wylde mxr pedal and a digitech whammy and his rack systems. But after that when he got the revolution amps he was playing straight through them and ditched all the pedals, I ask if possibly he could email some pictures of dimes randall heads and he got my email down and said he would have to contact dimes family about it. Im still waiting to hear something back from him.
He also told me the krankenstien is going to be released this week and that this site will have it, http://www.music123.com
And i ask about the price range he told me it was 1700 or 1799 for the head alone and said the 4/12 would probably be around 800 so basically about 2600 for the setup
but he told me music123 would work with anyone in a layaway
plan... so if u wanna save money get the rg 100 heads or rg 200 century heads.
Thought i would post this new news about what happened man its just keeps getting sadder and awful even thinking about it all. May we all learn from this and love the ones that was taken in this hanous act of stupidity.
Rip my brother Dime i loved you more than words can say.
DAMAGEPLAN Shooting: What Happened The Night DIMEBAG Was Murdered? - Jan. 16, 2005
taken from blabbermouth.net
The following story by John Futty was published in the January 16, 2005 edition of The Columbus Dispatch:
His high-pitched scream spoke to all of the things William Wever couldn't say.
"It was like he suddenly realized, 'I've got another man's blood on me,' " said his friend Crystal Levings, 25, of Mount Vernon.
Wever was cleaning the blood from his hands, face and clothing in the Alrosa Villa bathroom when he was struck by the horror he had witnessed.
Like other fans at the heavy-metal concert by DAMAGEPLAN, he had watched a gunman shoot guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott in the back of the head, then turn the gun on those who tried to intervene. For reasons he can't explain, Wever climbed onstage to try to save a bleeding victim, even as the gunman, Nathan Gale of Marysville, continued shooting.
"I have no clue why I jumped up there," said Wever, a 33-year old Mount Vernon man who is trained in CPR for his job in store security. "I wasn't thinking anything. I just did it."
Gale was waving a handgun behind a wall of amplifiers as Wever began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the victim while another fan, Jimmy Van Fossen of Reynoldsburg, did chest compressions. Both assumed they were working on Dimebag.
But even that was a matter of confusion. The men recently learned that the victim they were trying to save was Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson, DAMAGEPLAN's security chief, who died later at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Other fans had dragged Dimbag off the stage and onto the floor, where they attempted CPR until paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead.
Confusion continues to swirl around the night of Dec. 8, when Gale rushed onto the stage of the North Side nightclub during DAMAGEPLAN's opening song.
In the three minutes of chaos that between the first shot from his Beretta 9 mm semiautomatic handgun and a Columbus police officer's shotgun blast that killed Gale, the gunman fatally shot four people and wounded three others.
"It was mass hysteria," said Van Fossen, a 35-year old EMT who was one of the fans closest to the stage when the shooting began.
Ty Stewart, a Worthington firefighter and paramedic who was among the first responders, described the scene as "organized chaos."
The Dispatch interviewed more than three dozen witnesses, rescue workers and law-enforcement officers to clarify what happened that night.
The picture that emerges is of a mentally ill man determined to kill and a number of individuals willing to risk their lives to stop the shooting or assist the gravely wounded.
The daylight hours of that Wednesday had passed with the mundane routines of a rock club preparing for a show.
DAMAGEPLAN's tour bus had arrived in the parking lot early that afternoon after an overnight drive from a gig in Buffalo, N.Y. Long before the Alrosa doors were to open, while DAMAGEPLAN's crew began setting up and the band relaxed on the bus, a few hard-core fans began to show up.
Kevin McMeans, 26, of Hilliard, arrived about 1:45 p.m. determined to meet Abbott and his brother, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, before they went inside.
The Texas siblings were stars of the heavy-metal world, gaining fame with the band PANTERA, which they formed in 1982. The group's down-tuned sound evolved into a relentless hybrid of punk and speed-metal and the band began playing big heavy-metal festivals, including Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest. PANTERA's 1994 album "Far Beyond Driven" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
With his high-pitched, lightning-quick, Eddie Van Halen-inspired solos, Dimebag was one of metal's most influential guitarists by the time PANTERA disbanded in 2002. The brothers then formed DAMAGEPLAN with lead singer Patrick Lachman and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha.
Once featured in stadium shows, the brothers and their new band were working smaller halls such as the Alrosa, a modest, stucco-sided club at 5055 Sinclair Rd. that has featured local and national metal acts for more than three decades.
Vinnie Paul stepped off the bus about 3:40 p.m. the day of the show, followed about 50 minutes later by Dimebag. McMeans chatted with the brothers, who were known for mingling with fans, and got their autographs on several CD booklets. Dimebag joked about the leopard-print jacket and fuzzy multi-colored hat he was wearing while a crew member prepared to snap a photo.
"This picture will be a classic," the guitarist told McMeans as they flashed the two-fingered heavy-metal salute. [see Dimebag's final photos here]
McMeans wasn't the only person who came looking for the brothers behind the club.
A man later identified as Nathan Gale approached the bus shortly before the band took the stage to ask if the brothers were on board.
Aaron Barns, the group's sound man, told him the Abbotts were already inside.
Before the doors of the club opened, three other men met up in the parking lot to share beers.
Billy Clark had com east from New Carlisle, a small city north of Dayton, while his Army buddy John Muirhead had traveled from his home in the northern Pennsylvania town of Snow Shoe.
The friends had trained at Ft. Campbell, Ky., and served together for six months in Afghanistan. Clark also spent six months in Iraq.
Clark, 23, and Muirhead, 25, were there as fans of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, but it was the first heavy-metal show for Clark's other friend, Troy McKelvey of Dublin.
"Billy had been talking about Dimebag for three weeks," said McKelvey, 27, who also served in the Army. "He was pumping it up, telling me Dimebag was the greatest."
They watched the four warm-up bands, moving closer to the stage as the time approached for DAMAGEPLAN to begin performing.
Alrosa can accommodate up to 700 music fans, some of whom mingle around the pool tables and bar near the front of the nightclub, but most of whom descend into the mosh pit — a sunken floor where fans sometimes collide to the music— and squeeze toward the stage.
By the time DAMAGEPLAN took the stage around 10:15 p.m., Clark was standing against the chest-high, metal barricade separating the crowd of about 400 fans from the stage.
The band was playing it's opening song, "Breathing New Life", when Gale — a 6 foot-5, 268–pound semipro football player wearing a Blue Jackets jersey and blue jeans — emerged from behind the 7½-foot-high wall of amplifiers and headed across the stage for Dimebag. With many in the crowd thinking they were witnessing a stunt, Gale pulled a handgun fired three shots at close range into the back of the guitarist's head and another that struck his hand.
Dimebag collapsed, his right leg twisting awkwardly under his body, his head and shoulders toward the crowd. Feedback screeched from his guitar.
As patrons realized it was no stunt, the club erupted in chaos.
Some fans and crew members moved to grab Gale or help Dimebag while others headed for the exits, toppling tables and chairs adjacent to the pit. At least 10 people placed frantic calls to 911, several from inside the club.
"The person is still loose with the gun," a breathless Lisa Moore, 42, of Columbus, told an operator as she fled the club. "Please hurry, please." [download an audio file containing some of the 911 emergency calls that were placed as the tragic events of Dec. 8 were unfolding at this location]
Alrosa security guards think Gale, 25, got inside by scaling a 6-foot wooden fence on the north side of the club. One saw him enter through a patio door and work his way through the crowd toward the stage.
A longtime PANTERA fan, he had no previous history of violence. But his mother and a former employer have said that Gale told them he was discharged from the Marines because of a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.
His mother, Mary Clark, also has said he was not taking medication for his illness — a claim confirmed by an autopsy conducted by the Franklin County coroner's office, which found no trace of drugs in Gale's system.
Former acquaintances in Marysville said the symptoms of his illness included claims that PANTERA had stolen some of his songs.
Gale was discharged from the Marines in October 2003, less than two years into a four-year stint. Military records appear to link the discharge with his weight. One document from April 2003 criticized him for weighing 243 pounds, 23 pounds above his permitted maximum.
His mother bought him the gun he used at the Alrosa ad a Christmas gift during his military service and before his illness was diagnosed.
Clark said she won't tell the story of his life.
"Nothing I say about him is going to erase what happened in the end, in those few minutes," she said. "People don't want to hear it. They'll just think, 'Well, she's the mom, what else is she going to say?"
"I'm sorry for what happened, I'm sorry for those people who were killed, but I lost a son, too.
With more than 200 interviews to sort through, Columbus police detectives are still figuring out the details of what happened after Gale shot Dimebag.
"We may never know exactly," said Sgt. Jeff Sacksteder.
Witnesses speak of a struggle on stage, with one or more fans or crew members wrestling with Gale after Dimebag fell.
The commotion — and the sound of more gunfire — moved behind the wall of amplifiers on the right side of the stage and out of view for many concertgoers.
Lachman, the band's singer, leaped off the front of the stage and told fans that what was happening was real and to call 911.
Witnesses think all of the victims after the 38-year-old Dimebag were trying to help the guitarist or subdue the gunman.
Thompson, the 40-year-old crew member who some say was the first to grab Gale, was shot twice in the body and once in the leg.
Erin Halk, a 29-year-old Alrosa employee from Columbus, was shot four times in the chest, once in the hand and once in the leg.
Nathan Bray, a 23-year-old fan from Grove City who apparently had jumped onstage, and Chris Paluska, 39, DAMAGEPLAN's tour manager, each were shot once in the chest.
John Brooks, 34, the band's drum technician, was shot twice in the leg. A bullet also grazed the arm of Travis Burnett of Gahanna, 23, a crew member for VOLUME DEALER, one of the warm-up bands.
As victims fell, others tried to grab them and pull them to safety.
Billy Clark was among the fans who climbed over the barricade and reached for Dimebag. He put one knee on the stage for leverage and shouted for his friends, Muirfield and McKelvey, to help.
"I said, 'We've got to get him out of here. He's still a target.'
"I'm not sure if the soldier in me took over. He was up there bleeding and needed help."
The trio and at least one other man pulled Dimebag off the stage and carried him to the floor, where Clark began CPR after searching unsuccessfully for a pulse.
Mindy Reece, a 28-year-old Columbus nurse, was scrambling from the mosh pit with a friend when she turned and saw Dimebag being carried from the stage. She went to his side, identified herself as a nurse and asked for someone's shirt to place against Dimebag's wounds.
McKelvey pulled off his T-shirt, which they slipped under the guitarist's head.
Meanwhile, Van Fossen and a friend, Andy Meravy of Gahanna, worked their way from a spot on a platform left of the stage to Thompson. The bodyguard, a giant of a man at 6-foot-8 and 346 pounds, was on his back on the right side of the stage, one of his feet dangling off the edge.
Van Fossen, who has worked for two Columbus hospitals, detected a weak pulse and began chest compressions. Wever quickly climbed onto the stage beside him. He could see Gale behind the speakers, waving the handgun.
"I'm certified in CPR," Wever told Van Fossen and began mouth-to-mouth after Meravy, also trained in CPR, cleared Thompson's airway.
"I had to spit blood out a couple of times," Wever said.
As sporadic gunfire continued, Meravy convinced Van Fossen that they needed to leave. Outside the back door, they bumped into Columbus Police Officer James D. Niggemeyer.
Niggemeyer had just started his shift at the 18th Precinct, about 2 miles away at Morse and Karl roads, when the report of shots fired at the club came in at 10:18 p.m.
He pulled into the Alrosa parking lot, grabbed the 12-gauge shotgun that police are trained to use even in situations that involve crowds, and headed for the back door of the club. Meanwhile other officers ran past panicked concertgoers fleeing through front and side doors.
"People were screaming, 'Get in there, get in there. He's killing people,' " said Officer Ricky Crum, who head three or four shots as he approached the building.
When Gale realized officers were closing in, he grabbed one of his victims and began using him as a shield. A handful of bystanders, some onstage, pointed at Gale and screamed for officers to shoot him…
"He got spooked and started retreating," said Officer Kevin G. Ferencz. "That could have been just pure by luck, but I believe he did see some of us coming at him."
Crum, armed with a shotgun and climbing steps on the left side of the stage, thinks that Gale was preparing to fire at officers in the pit when Niggemeyer stepped through the stage door.
With the shotgun raised, Niggemeyer moved around the abandoned drum set and killed Gale with a single blast of lead pellets to the face.
"I had to do it. I had to do it," he immediately told bystanders and fellow officers.
Niggemeyer has not publicly discussed the incident because it still must be reviewed by a grand jury, as is standard protocol for al fatal shootings by police officers.
Meravy, who was among the concertgoers who witnessed the scene, said, "He seemed floored that he had to do it."
Niggemeyer's shot took on added significance last week, when police revealed that Gale had enough ammunition to do much more violence.
Another five rounds remained in Gale's gun, and he was carrying 30 more live rounds. Sacksteder said the gunman had fired 10 shots, reloaded the magazine and fired five more rounds before he was killed.
"He had the gun in his armpit and he was putting bullets in the clip," recalled Marvin Woodruff, of Mount Vernon, who attended the concert with Wever. "It seemed like it took two seconds to reload that gun."
After Gale went down, Crum saw the hostage scramble away and roll off the front of the stage.
Some of the bystanders who remained on the stage had to be ordered out of the building after they cursed at and kicked Gale's body, Crum said.
Although investigators have declined to name the hostage, Barns, the club's sound man, identified him as Brooks, the band's drum technician. Officers who responded to the scene have said the hostage had gunshot wounds in the leg, which is consistent with Brooks' injuries.
He and the other surviving victims have declined interview requests.
"Jim (Niggemeyer) prevented further injuries and deaths," Crum said.
"The suspect wasn't going to stop unless someone stopped him."
After the shooting had ended, Lt. Rick Schoch of the Columbus Fire Division was the first paramedic to enter the club, walking through the same patio door that Gale used on his way to the stage.
"There was an overall feeling of shock and despair and agony about what had just happened," he said.
Dimebag was on the floor, Thompson and Halk were on the stage and Bray was in the dressing room. He considered all to be in level-one trauma, or critical condition. Gale was pronounced dead.
Columbus firefighters Mark Williams and Bryan Cross arrived aboard Medic 24 six minutes after the first report of shots fired and took their stretcher and other equipment through the patio door.
"People were still leaving," Williams said. "Some were screaming, some seemed to be in shock, with blank stares on their faces."
Schoch directed Williams and Coss to Dimebag's body. They found Reece, the Columbus nurse, performing CPR, and asked her to continue while they hooked up monitors and checked his condition.
He was pronounced dead within minutes. "His heart activity had stopped," Williams said.
Williams and Coss then moved to the small dressing room, stepping over Gale's body to reach Bray. He was alive, with a bullet wound to the chest, but died after they took him to Riverside.
On stage, Tinnerman and two other firefighters from Worthington determined that Halk was dead.
Nearby, Clinton Township Firefighters Chris Biasella and Kellie Ruetsch found Van Fossen and Wever performing CPR on Thompson.
"Dude, we had a pulse right before you got here," Van Fossen told Biasella.
With the help of police officers, they moved Thompson from stage onto a gurney. Van Fossen continued chest compressions until Thompson was loaded onto the Clinton Township rescue squad for the trip to Riverside, where he was pronounced dead.
Paramedics found tour manager Paluska slumped against a vehicle in the parking lot, still conscious but with a serious chest wound. Brooks, the drum tech, wound up on the band's bus after fleeing the club.
Both men were taken to Riverside, where they recovered from their injuries.
Burnett was treated at the scene for a bullet that grazed his arm, but he declined transport.
The remaining members of DAMAGEPLAN haven't spoken publicly since the attack. For many of the other people who witnessed the devastation of that night, the memories are unforgettable.
Niggemeyer, in his only comment to The Dispatch, said he is dealing with the killing, "as good as can be expected."
Alrosa manager Rick Cautela remembers his last view of Dimebag's brother, Vinnie Paul, who took refuge in the club's front bar.
"He was wrapped in a blanket, and he was clutching Dimebag's guitar."
Justin Caudill, of Mansfield, a fan who tried unsuccessfully to pull Dimebag off the stage, cried off and on for a week after the shootings.
"I'm a 28-year-old metalhead covered with tattoos and this is killing me," he said at the time.
"My life's changed, man. I'll move on from it, but it will never go away."
I emailed them and they told me that since Dimebag left them in October, they have discontinued the whole Warhead series, including the cabs and the X2.
Also, they have discontinued the Cyclone.
Their 2 best SS amps IMO.
Why does Dimebag use black tape?
Why does dimebag use inulation tape on his neck pickup and over the strings after the locking nut????
I still havent recieved my Dean 1979 ML F but i wanna know if I should do it...
Email me or post a message here
Hey - Last night I had a really nice dream,
I was at a small Pantera gig and it was just finishing up and phil asked for 3 people from to audience - one being me, I got to meet dime and i asked him for his autograph and to draw me something - i didnt know he was an artist until today so that was weird, i found out on this site that he used to draw a lot.
Anways anyone else had dime visit them in their dreams too?
One of my biggest dreams was to meet him or even just play one song with him - last time i saw him was at his last gig in the UK, i was right at the front - got some great photos.
NEW Dimebag Darrell and Michael Schenker Guitars are online!
on Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:02 am
Dean Guitars proudly unveils the NEW Dimebag Darrell electric guitars and Michael Schenker electric guitars, acoustic guitars and more...
SEE IT ALL NOW AT :
Here is a list of what's online...
NEW! From the Dimebag Darrell Collection
DBD Tribute ML
FBD (Far Beyond Driven) Dimebag Tribute ML
USA Razorback Tribute
Razorback "Slime Bumblebee"
Razorback "Two Tone"
NEW! From the Michael Schenker Collection
Schenker All Access Amplifier
dont know if this has been posted yet or not but found this on dimebagtribute.com
Dimebag Line of Guitars to be Introduced at Namm
Janet Zink of the St. Petersburg Times reports that late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott lives on with a line of guitars that Florida-based manufacturer and distributor Dean Guitars will introduce today (Jan. 20) at a music industry conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Some guitars in the new line feature a unique body shape developed by Dimebag months before he died while others showcase his graphic designs on the classic X-shape, solid body for which Dean guitars are known.
The Dimebag guitars are causing a buzz.
For the first time, Dimebag is featured on the cover of the venerable Guitar Player magazine. Its February cover includes a Dean guitar emblazoned across the top.
All 150 limited-edition guitars with Dimebag's lightning bolt graphics have been presold for $4,700 each, said Elliott Rubinson, head of Armadillo Enterprises, which owns Dean.
Dimebag's affiliation with Dean goes back to when he was 14, Rubinson said. He played them throughout PANTERA's heyday in the mid '90s. He switched to Washburn Guitars late in the decade, a time when Dean Guitars had practically disappeared from the American market.
But when Dimebag's contract with Washburn ended, he inked an endorsement deal with Dean, which Rubinson had revived. Dimebag died three weeks later at the age of 38.
In the months before that, though, he worked with Dean Z-man, the Chicago-based founder of Dean, to develop a guitar with a unique body shape and finger grips on the volume and tone knobs so they can be easily grasped by performers sweating on stage.
He also created four graphic designs for Dean Guitar bodies. One features stripes of lime green, Dimebag's favorite color, Rubinson said. Another simulates rusting metal.
"The guy had ideas flowing quicker than you could write them down," Z-man said. "He had his finger on the pulse of metal and could translate that into a guitar and knew what metal players would like."
Z-man said Dimebag understood what Z-man had in mind when he launched Dean Guitars.
"We were about putting quality instruments together that had mass stage appeal, that would become part of the rock star's costume," Z-man said. "A flashy-looking thing. Paint jobs that no one had seen before."
The selection of Dean by Dimebag makes the point.
"The Dime thing is a huge deal for the rock guitar world," said Art Thompson, senior editor at Guitar Player. "He could have played anything."
In October, Dean signed an endorsement deal with Michael Schenker, former SCORPIONS guitarist and now leader of the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP.
Anyone know of any websites that have cropped up that are dime tribute pages??
dont know how accurate this is but it was posted on zakk wyldes message board
DBD Tribute ML $Under 375
Dime-O-Flage ML $Under 375
Dime-O-Flame ML $Under 875
FBD Dimebag Tribute ML (w/case) $Under 975
Razorback Slime BB,
Razorback 2tone silver $Under 975
Cases for above run $100
Dime on the cover of the new Guitar World
Must have just hit the newstands. Has the tab for Cemetery Gates in it as well.
I know this may be a stupid question, but on the new Razorbacks, and the Dimeoflame alike, will the Floyd Rose be a Schaller? Or some minor being in comparison?
Where can i purchase these 2 items?
i wanna get one of those shirts that reads "Krank" Dean Guitars and the new dimebag lifesize standup that was shown on the new photos of namm show 05.
any info is greatly appreciated thanks
PHILIP ANSELMO Says PANTERA Would Have Played Again
taken from blabbermouth.net
Former PANTERA/current SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo has posted the following message at his official web site, PhilAnselmo.com:
"I've been stumbling around in a coma of loss. No truer lyric has been written than 'You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.'
"To explain my side of things with the hiatus of PANTERA, please give me a moment and think about what I say. Think.
"I joined the band in late '86/early '87, and the chemistry clicked like a vice grip, we hit it off like four bad mother fuckers could. Perfection. Dime, Vince and Rex could play frippin anything. You pick the style, they could pull it off. So in reality we had to find out where our musical hearts lay strongest. After short deliberation, our intention was to be the most devastating 'hardcore-heavy metal' band in the world.
"You know, when the so-called heavy metal press first got wind of 'Cowboys from Hell', they were absolutely unsure what to think. More bad reviews than good at the time. The reason? They had never heard a band quite like us before, and I can't blame the press or anyone for not hearing the full experience, but there were flashes in songs like 'Primal Concrete Sledge', and 'Message in Blood'.
"Once again, as I have said before, the press remained basically unimpressed, BUT, with the heavy metal audience, the phenomenon of PANTERA had already begun. Slowly but surely, the fan base grew larger and larger (the best fans in the world, I say still!)
"The LP that I believe was the first 'true' PANTERA LP was our second major release, 'Vulgar Display of Power'. As a band, our brotherhood and obvious originality and musicianship cemented us as one of the most feared and loved bands ever to step on a stage. That is what we all lived for. We figured as long as our awesome audience was moved (headbanging, skanking, stage-diving, of course), we would play for us and them. Of course, we had a deep connection with both our music and our audience, and we were also very different, image- and attitude-wise… It was extremely rare to see a lead vocalist or anyone with a shaved head unless you looked deep into the underground with bands like the CRO-MAGS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ROSE TATTOO, etc…(I didn't mean to leave anyone out). The difference between us and these great bands was the fact that we also had an insanely great guitar player who was respected alongside the best of the best, and a rhythm section so unique and tight — GOLDARN' they were tight. Tight is and always will be the word. I guarantee throughout our 17-year existence it would be extremely difficult to have one memory of Rex or Vince messing up or playing a part wrong ever. That, to some people, may be amazing or impossible, however, I mean what I say 100 times over. They were the best damn musicians I'd ever seen or heard. Period.
"With 'Far Beyond Driven', our third major offering, going to #1 on the Billboard Top 200, it seems appropriate to say that some rock magazines were taking notice, one way or another. Guitar magazines throughout the world were right on the money by calling Dimebag the best axeman of the time. That was absolutely true and within his lead style, influenced by the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Ace Frehley, and himself (it's true, I believe most all great lead guitar players have their own style to hear and influence. By god, Darrell had that type of talent and then some). His rhythms he came up with, in ways, probably became even more influential. His influences were extremely varied and unique from guys like James Hetfield (METALLICA), Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman (SLAYER), JUDAS PRIEST to MOTÖRHEAD, AC/DC, ZZ TOP, ROBIN TROWER and even some of the ultra-underground bands I would play him.
"In all honesty, he preferred a more accomplished guitar player than some of the rawer sloppier stuff that I adored, but what he did love about the rawer stuff was its all out assault on the ears. Bless him, he did love that. Within his style, he commanded and demanded the best out of himself, and all of us around him.
"So I will say to everyone in Texas that ever called me a friend, and especially all of my brothers that helped work with us as PANTERA on the road crew; I love all of you.
"To the fans in Texas, and the rest across America and the world, beware of the s#%t you read in rock magazines. When these pathetically titled 'journalists' (not all of them, but a lot still) had finally caught on to the fact that we, PANTERA, had beaten all the odds a band could, and the press had no choice but to build us up until it seemed that they were all of a sudden desperate to make us supermen in the magazines, it was an assignment. It wasn't true to them, they were getting paid for it. We weren't supermen, just a great band.
"During our whole career, there were always those interviews where you could tell that the 'journalist' didn't know s#%t about our band, using wrong facts, whether they made us look good or bad, not knowing a thing about our characters, our musicianship, or our careers; asking the same questions, or as 'journalists' love to do, just plain making up whatever they wanted.
"For every 'journalist' out there, these facts may or may not fit in with the way you personally do your work, but I know and so the %$#@! do you that this load of #$%@ behavior, that thousands of fans read on a regular basis, is absolutely irresponsible, and it's obvious that you truly don't care about your responsibilities to the fans, or how many lives you truly destroy. It's all about what sells magazines, isn't it?
"A month has gone by since we, his former bandmates, his current bandmates, his friends and fans around the world, have lost Dimebag. I can't necessarily speak for them, but for me, it's the first thing that comes to mind when I awake, if I sleep at all, still. It is also the last thing I think about as I lay down to rest. GOLDARN', it still hurts me.
"I want to be there for Vinnie Paul no matter how long it takes. I want to be there for Rita, if she'll have me. I want to be there for the Kat and the rest of the crew as well, people that have been a part of my life for 17 ½ years. Once again, I'm hoping my biggest hope; that they realize that the bad stuff written about our bands and ourselves was coerced nonsense made to sell magazines.
"Bear with me, please. I beg you all.
"By the way, all of the level-headed fans that write in and offer support, that in itself is the best therapy I've received yet.
"I have considered retirement because of a broken heart, but also in my heart, I cannot let my fans down. As the days go by, I realize that I'm at war with some things inside of myself, that I don't mind sharing with you: I always [believed], truly always, no matter if it was my own dreams just coming to the surface, if we, just the four of us, were to sit in a room together, we'd have been laughing, crying, and laughing again. The weight of the world would be lifted off of our shoulder as we hugged each other. Play together again? I have a suspicion that our fans would demand some type of reunion. My god, I thought of that so many times, and because what our fans wanted, they usually got. It may have taken a little longer, but think about how long it took the original BLACK SABBATH to play together again!?
"Then in one night early December 2004, an event changed the entire year and our entire lives into one of the cruelest sort. Some mentally disturbed individual …crushed the dream. He took one of the most talented, extroverted people ever to grace this earth.
"I'm crushed for the loss of my friend that I loved, for Vince, his brother, for Jerry, his father, for Rita, his life companion, for all of his good friends, for every music fan that was inspired and loved his playing; especially those who were lost or were injured that night we lost Darrell. None of what I have said will ever bring him back, and it hurts so bad. I add very humbly in hope that no one else out there ever has to go through something like this: Keep your loved ones close.
"Yours truly, I can take no more at this time. Philip H Anselmo"
Some shirts i made back in the day
just wanted to post these here i made these back in 97 or 98 and they still fit me to this day.. i can honestly say i made these, i stenciled everything took me a while but i got it down and used fabric paints and had to let them dry before applying more
and if i ever would have got to meet dimebag i was going to give them to him personally but sadley to say i cant do that now. Heres the link below
also i thought about sending the lightning bolt shirt to dean z
and maybe he could make a tribute shirt out of it for the fans like myself and have the dean logo above the guitar with the wings. sounds good to me what you people think?
Dimes razorblade necklace??
Why did Dime wear a razorblade around his neck?? I never could find out why.
Metallic Blue ML, by hamer or charvell, with reverse heads
I was going through some old guitar magazines and came across a vulgar era picture of Dime holding a metallic blue ML shaped guitar but it had a reverse headstock and it also had a bomerang inlay at the 12th fret, and what seems to say Hamer on the headstock, I could be wrong, it could also say charvel, any of you guys know what this was?
Thanks for the info if anyone has any.
question about Dime and Rita
anybody know how long they are together? or who she is? i never saw a picture of Dime with her, anybody has one?
A humble question/request to the Main Man Dean
What are the chances of DeanGutiars mass producing those shirts with the DimeBag crest on it and selling them (possibly for memorial fund?
I’ve seen many many requests for these shirts; as it is one of THE best tee shirts I’ve seen, the composition is simply awesome, and my hat goes of to the artist that created it.
If you can give my respects to whom ever created it.
Question about the DFH > available in Limited Edition on
Guten Tag, I'm new to the forum and would like to know why Dean doesn't offer a "standard" Dean from hell, like they do with the FBD ML ??? I think Dime is a lot more famous for his lightin' bolt ML than for the brazilliaburst(?) one.
Why is the guitar everybody probably wants the most, only available in a Limited Edition? They could have made the Limited Edition an exact replika thats looks just like dime's, with all the scratches and the sticker etc, and additionally offer the actual Limited Edition version ("new") of the DFH as the standard DFH, so that everybody would have the chance to get one.
Instead they offer just a compromise (FBD ML, cool nevertheless) plus 6 guitars dime has never been seen with on stage. The Dime o Flame looks nice btw.
DFH @ music123 for 3k. Just a few left!
on Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:06 pm
A big how the hell are ya to all! This is my first post and I wanted to mention that music123.com still has 8 DFH guitars available for preorder. If you're short on funds, you can get an account for $2500 and all you have to come up with is the additional $495.
I'm not trying to do free advertising for them, but for those interested in owning a piece of Dime's legacy, not to mention a chunk of metal history, you can avoid getting gouged by the smaller shops that need to make more profit.
Personally, I would rather buy from an independent shop, but I would like to hold on to as much of my money as posible because even 3k isn't pocket change.
I preordered mine last night, and I still can't believe I'm going to get my unworthy paws on such an incredible instrument!
Razorback vs DIme-O-Flame
Im kinda hesitating which guitar to get this year - Dime -o-flames(which I hear is pretty mych a painted 79 with a dimebucker) or the Slime Bumblebee Razorjack.Any thoughts ? Are there any differences in the specs, or is it a matter of shape preference?
Any more accurate prices for tribute guitars?
Has anyone got any more accurate prices for the dime guitars? - maybe if someones heard from bass n treble or something.
I need to know how much money i need to keep by for when they get to the UK
Razorback floyd bar
on Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:45 pm
I'm new to these forums so please just kick me into the right part if this question doesn't belong here
I figured the razorback's are a tribute to dime in themselves so that's why I posted here.
I've been looking at getting a new guitar for the past couple of months. I was looking at an ML with a floyd until I saw the pictures of the razorbacks. Very Pointy!
My question is, does anybody know how the tremelo bar (handle, whateveryouwanttocallit) is attached to the razorbacks on the non-us models? I've got a Jackson that's got a sort of screw in tremolo bar , the thread (if my english is correct here) is on the bar itself so you have to keep turning the entire tremolo bar around in order to get it in. After a few years of abuse and screwing it in and out the thread is screwed up, so to speak. So it'd be a bummer if the razorbacks use this system too.
I would like to have a supersize pic of the DFH, like those you get when you "click above to enlarge" in the Dime Tribute Guitar section.
Please help me.
question on the tribute series.
on Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:24 pm
It looks like all of them are bolt ons except for the flame-o, and they have licensed bridges instead of real floyds? I am wondering if they will have a USA line of these that are tricked out like the Custom shop washburns were.
If not, can you guys hook me up with a 79 ml braziliaburst like his?
It might be sacrilege, but I would rout it out and put a black floyd and lawrences in it like his.
Session 2 of 4 for Dime tat
Ok well I got session 2 done...looks REALLY good so far. I love it. We added a session 4 now. It still needs the dark colors, the background, the letters filled in, and a couple other small things. Thanks again for all the feedback on the last outline design. Its good to know that people who know the guitar and the man appreciate it.
Today the Razor necklace went back on.
Going through some drawers yesterday and found my Razor blade necklace that I have had for almost 10 years. Our High school offered jewelery making class, I liked working with metal anyways and I wanted to make a razor necklace so I took the class. Ended up taking it for 4 years and I made a new razor necklace every year. Took 4 times to get it perfect. This is the one that I wore to the 1996 GSTK tour at Miami Arena and he saw me with it when I pushed it up into the air and he grabbed his and looked right at me. Time to keep a piece of that memory with me.
So I just reserved my "Dean from hell" at west la
on Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:20 pm
Oh man Im so fired up..... They're supposed to be getting 2 of them within the next 4 months. I handed over some dough and got my name on of the bad boys. The guy told me he saw 1-100 at the Namm show, he said it was dead on. This will be my first Dean.
Where's the best place to get accurate Pantera tab, more specifically the tab for 'Revolution is my name'
Anyone know the year of Dime's Braziliaburst ML?
I'm interested to know what year the Braziliaburst ML of Dimesbag's is. In the NAMM 05 photos, the plaque on the glass case just said it was an "80's"
Did the DFH have a series 2 headstock? I assume it did, In comparison to the real braziliaburst ML it seems like the FBD one has a larger headstock? it just could be my preception, but it looks as though it is bigger.
Also does anyone have any pics of this guitar? the front and the back? I've seen several already of course, but maybe some other pics?
Thanks for any info you guys have
old dime wallpaper i made back in june
themexp.org never approved it, i wonder why :\
Favorite solo, and possibly tabs?
So, i've come along way learning some of my favorite solos in the past few years. One of them that is overlooked way to often, but one of dime's best, would be "Hard Lines, Sulken Cheeks" from FBD. I figured out most of it, until he rips it up. Any insight would help.
Heres the question. 79ML F with upgraded floyd pro and BL500xl + SD 59'? Or Dime FBD.
Consequently, the floyd pro would kill the licenced FBD floyd.
The 79MLF with the upgrades rounds around 1000 give or take 100 bucks, including case. How's this compare to the FBD?
EDIT: I've already ordered the MLF, but it still hasnt arrived to the dealer to even be modded yet. So i was wondering if i should try to change my order?
ToRMeNToR's 78th Modified Razorback Paintjob
Sorry All Gone!
my razorback tribute for dime
hey im new to the forum..ive read through this particular one since dimebags passing..i hope you like the design
let me know what ya think..if you want to know im only 15 years old..thats all
I was checkin out the Original FBD Dean on the NAMM pics and noticed that the bridge pickup wasn't a Lawence 500-XL, any comments or am i just seein things (too much 7 and coke maybe)
People will never understand...
Today, i was convinced that to some people music is pure anger. I was at a show in Clifton NJ, one of the least places to worry about. 5 people jumped one of my boys in the pit at a show for no reason at all, so i started grabing people off him, namely the instigator. Both my friend that got jumped, and the instigator is like 3 times my size, but at least i moved this kid away. He kept talking "smack" (as to not offend the dean board). I got kicked out but the kid that started "stuff" didnt. My whole point is people will never learn that it's all about the music. Instead, they just feuling themselves up to fight. They dont feel the music. The world needs to seriously stop tollerating ill behavior and start standing up for itself, because people like this ruin it for us all, especially when it hits the grand scale.
razorback paint idea
on Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:50 pm
why not make one entirely in matte black w/ black hardware? that way it'd reallllly be a "stealth" model like a friggin B2 bomber! then drop some emgs in it and you got the whole theme goin on
on Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:07 am
dont have photoshop on this pc so did the best i could with what i have...
Off topic or O/T need a little advice
heres the deal, I have since i started playing electric guitars always pluging into a amp,, So i have really been thinking of going wireless, So far i have seen nice nady and shure systems.
I wanted to ask if anyone else here has wireless and what could you recommend?
I also have heard people say wirless sucks b/c you cant get the same tone with wireless as u can with a guitar plugged straight into a amp, then ive read and heard others say you can if you add eq to it...
Basically what im wanting to know is... if i should go wireless and if i do decide to, what is the best one to get, Also 500 feet line of sight dropout stuff included if you can and best one to buy if any...
I want to be able to leave a room and be in another with doors closed if possible playing..
("keep in mind im not gonna spend no more than i have to because i have never used one")
thanks in advance
btw i just recently bought a art sgx2000 processor, does anyone know where if any upgrade chips is avalable to upgrade it to the 2000 express?
Anyone have pics or even remember dime with this dean?
ANOTHER paint idea
on Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:18 am
Okay, I have a question for any guitar vet's.
How do you do the super pinch harmonic
I've trying to get that one down for way to long.
Any help would be appreciated.
Dimebag Charity Photo Sale
not sure if any of you had seen the photo I have offered up for sale for the Dimebag Memorial Fund.
A few people emailed and suggested i post it in here.
They have been on sale sinec about a week after the tragedy, and sadly there are still plenty left, i dropped the price to make it more affordable to everyone.
You will receive an 11x14 print, hand signed and numbered to 200 by me.
When they are gone, this print will no longer be availble in this form.
here is a sample of the image
Dime was a great friend to me, and this was the first thing i could think of to help out and do my part.
please feel free to contact me with ANY questions at all.
Here is a direct link to ALL information for the sale
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razorback idea....JUDAS PRIEST MODEL! [updated]
on Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:32 am
orignal crayon drawing:
quick sketch but i think if/when i get a razorback im gonna get it done like this in a painkiller/defenders/angel of retribution/ metal looking job. been talkin to a buncha airbrush artists and the price looks reasonable and realistic esp. since i have till may to come up with money.
whatcha think? (concept, not necessarily the drawing, lol)
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