Here's something I've never seen before...
Must have been at someone else's gig.
Randall MTS Amplifier Review
I did a small review for someone on another board about two of the Randall modules in different amps, so since I took the time to write it out, I figured I'd put it out there for anyone who's interested. It's not a insanly in depth review, just things I noticed playing with it for an hour. I wrote things down on a scrap of paper, but somehow couldn't figure out what I wrote later, lol. Dunno man, I write like a 3 year old. But here it is, I reviewed the Ultra and XTC Module. I did get a Dime'ish kinda tone through it believe it or not. Very crunchy, high gain tone without the mush. Later on his tone got thicker, which I have no doubt a nice OD pedal with a slight bass or tone boost would do for this amp too.
Ok, here's the deal. I A/B'd the Ultra and XTC with a 6L6 and EL34 loaded amps (I called Randall and they said there is nothing new except the name change on the 2006 Rectified module). The recto module I recall from a month ago as being a really nice high gain module, it was evenly voiced, not too dark, but bright enough to be a nice rhythm tone, and it cleaned up pretty ok, but I can't completely remember all that well. I think I liked it a bit more than the XTC on the EL34's, but I can't recall too well, it's been a month or two. Alrighty, grab a beer, here we go:
Ultra Module - EL34 loaded amp
- Highest gain preamp
- Covers old school thrash to anything newer (swedish, death, grind, etc)
- This module is exactly what the old Randall RG100's sounded like in a sense. The newer Randall high gain amps kinda rounded off the tone, so although you get that thick tone, it's not as chainsaw/crunchy as the older model amps. This module HAS that chainsaw type gain, but it's really thick at the same time. It gets crunchier, not muddy as you turn the gain up, and you definatly don't have to max the gain to get a huge tone. I used a custom shop Brian Moore loaded with Duncan 59's (played using cleaner setting on this mod) and the JB in the bridge. We all know the JB is by no means a very high output pickup, but it SCREAMED even with this pickup. Harmonics galore, and I didn't have to fight to get em either. Pinched, natural or artificial, it all came out easily, so if your using an EMG 81, I have no doubts you'll get a great tone.
- I detuned the guitar to C (strings were too light for B, damned things were just too flubby) and it still handled it nicely. Very crunchy, and heavy as hell (didn't get muddy, except when the gain was maxed, then things became inaudible. With the strings being so loose and the bass was up to like 4 o clock (I dialed out a lot treble to experiment for the hell of it), things kinda mushed together, but I think that's more the strings floppiness than the amp. It also depends on your power amp, more presence from the Randall power section brought it to life, but too much just made it shrill and unusable. It all depends how you set it. The voicing can either go from dark and heavy to bright and crunchy, and everything in between.
- The controls are very responsive, you can either get an extreme mid scoop or get a thick mid boost, depending on what you want. This is my personal favorite module and the first one I'm getting.
- Killing some of the gain did not clean it up enough. It's definatly not one you can roll back the volume and use nicely, the other modules can do that properly though.
XTC Module - EL34 loaded amp
- Very heavy mid-section, can't be dialed out completely by killing the mids, but it's still very heavy sounding
- It is voiced darker than the Ultra, even with the bright switch on, great for rhythms, but not overly dark to sound like crap
- Rolling off the gain gets a nice clean tone, not just barely usable. For live use you might wanna grab a 2nd XTC Module and set it at a lower gain setting for clean. The generic CLEAN module gets a little dirty, but not as much as the XTC. You'll get a nice warm blues OD using the XTC than the clean, but there are other modules (Plexi) that would do that for you if you want too.
- The dirty channel is really great for rhythms, but you can get a nice round lead tone from it. The ULTRA LEAD module has a bit less gain the the Ultra module, but it has that round tone to it that would also do you well.
XTC Module - 6L6 loaded amp
- Cleaner sounding, not as middy, and very smooth
- The clean wasen't a noticable difference, pretty much you can go either way with tubes if this is a deciding factor. It's still better than the Ultra either way though. It was distorted even with the Duncan 59', but usable depending on what your going for.
- When I drove the preamp tubes, it got a little muddy and honestly didn't like it as much. When I lowered the volume on the module and drove the power amp tubes, it sounded much better. It was a bigger, cleaner, and very distinctive. Chords did not lose focus in all the gain (gain maxed) and it made a huge difference.
- The gain was a bit smoother, but harmonics still jumped out nicely (will shine even more in this area with an EMG 81). I actually prefered the XTC like this, 6L6 and power amp driven. The tone isn't as harsh as the Ultra or even as dark as it was on the EL34, but it was heavy and hell and evenly balanced
Ultra 6L6 loaded amp
- Gain was a bit smoother. It was crunchy, but less than like the EL34. It was heavy, but didn't have as much of a chainsaw tone as the 34 loaded amp. Still a kickass module though!
- Again, I'm not sure what it is, but I liked it a LOT better when the power tubes were driving the amp instead of the preamp tubes. Everything is cleaner sounding, almost like putting a BBE sonic maximizer in the loop of a high gain amp, you hear every note in chords better even with the high gain and all. Driving the preamp tubes clouded the real sound of the module and it didn't sound as nice. The good thing too is you don't have to max the gain to get a good tone, especially when your driving the power amp tubes, keeping what your playing very clean sounding instead of just a wall of distortion.
- Great lead or very heavy rhythm tone
Bottom line, I would personally go with 6L6's with these modules. The EL34 Ultra module did sound a bit crunchier, but that's hardly sacrifice when you hear it and the rest of the modules with the 6L6's. When I say it does metal, I don't just mean Metallica, you can go as heavy as Arch Enemy, In Flames and At The Gates if you wanted to. There is a tiny bit of flubbiness to it, especially when I tuned lower, but again, that could be the strings and the setup of the guitar. If it turns out that is not the case, there is a mod you can do to the circuit board to tighten up the bottom end, but I haven't heard it, so I can't tell you what that sounds like. From what I hear, it does exactly that, but it also loses a bit of something that no one can really put thier finger on, maybe gain(?). There's info in that insanly huge thread on HC (still reading it?)
For the clean, I'm not sure what your going for as far as tone, but the XTC and Recto will clean up, just not as much as having the CLEAN or BLACKFACE modules. The TOP BOOST or PLEXI module will do a Marshall clean, and you can up the gain to get a rock and roll tone, just under a Van Halen tone maybe.
I was going to recommend changing out the preamp tubes to JJ's, but was advised it wouldn't sound as good on another board. Stock, without mods being done to the modules themselves, the amp sounded great. Other people prefer the EL34's or the E34L's in this amp, which is also a great sound, but I went the other route. All depends on your tastes though. For some reason not a lot of Randall dealers are carrying these amps, but I was impressed as hell when I gave em a go. I actually plan on grabbing the RM100M head. Ah well, if you haven't tried these amps, give em a try, I think they are definatly worth it. And the modules are all accurate to the amps they model too, which is cool. Even the lower gain modules sound great, the Plexi is awsome sounding. Ok...that's bout it.
- Irfaan -
BTW, the only dealer in the New York area has most of the modules in stock, so drop by and try em out if you want/have time.
- No Deans though, but cool store
In the beginning of the video, what's the blue and black rack units behind Dime when he's in the studio?
it just creeped up on me, what will you be doing>
december 8th is not even a week away (an entire frackin year man....). I cant pound for Dime on thursday (too much work) but friday me and my boy Rockmore are getting a handle of jack, crown and coke for the blacktooths, and a 30 of coors, were gonna be rockin out all night to dime and gonna watch the vulgar videos, what are you guys gonna do?- RIP DIME
Dime playing a Jackson
on Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:54 am
found these pics and thought you guys would like to see them:
Hey I was just cheking to see if any Dime fans in OH were meeting in Columbus. I would like to pay tribute to Dime in some way on the 8th. Sounds weird , I know. But I'd love to meet up with some people who are mourning just as I am.
Bro, You was ripped from our arms and given to god. Its not Fair Dime I feel like i Knew you When I found out a Little piece left me Dime I Love you Man
Dove J. Christian
MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about their memories of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. A few excerpts from the article follow:
Kerry King - guitarist, SLAYER: "One thing we were going to do — me and Dime and I think Vince [Paul, Dimebag's brother] was going to play drums — we were going to do this tune together. They were going in to record the DAMAGEPLAN record, and I said, 'Dime, there's a song we need to do. I've always dug this song, and it always makes me think of you. I think we need to do it.' It was 'Snortin' Whiskey, Drinkin' Cocaine' by PAT TRAVERS. We were all geared up to do it. He's like, 'Well, you know, they're busting my balls for press for the new record.' And I said, 'Well, what are we rushing for, dude? We've got all the time in the world.' And then something like that happens, and the harsh reality is, we could have done it then. It probably wouldn't have been as good as it could have been, but at least it would have been done, 'cause now it'll never get done. Maybe me and Zakk will do it and dedicate it to Dime."
Mark Hunter - frontman, CHIMAIRA: "When we were recording 2003's 'The Impossibility of Reason', our producer was DAMAGEPLAN's manager, and Dime told him to tell us to send him some tracks because he wanted to do lead over them. Unfortunately, we declined, and now we're kicking ourselves in the ass. We didn't want any guests and we wanted to establish ourselves as a young band and make our mark."
David Draiman - frontman, DISTURBED: "During our second Ozzfest, we were holed up in Dallas for about two or three days ... hanging out at Dime's place — it was an eclectic house. There's all kinds of PANTERA memorabilia and Dimebag memorabilia all over the place. But you could never make the mistake of falling asleep at Dime's. He'd wake you up the way he always did: with firecrackers. He'd always set off an entire chain of firecrackers not two inches from my head. One time ... Dime took us to a strip club where we all judged a bikini contest. There was never a wrong time in the day for Dime to hit a strip club. ... Dime was just this character who was very easy to love. He didn't have a bad bone in his body, and was ready to give you the shirt off his back at all times. It was his mission in life to make sure every single moment you spent with him was the best moment of your life. He was selfless."
Zakk Wylde - frontman, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: "Whenever you were around Dime, there was never a boring moment. He was the coolest guy on the planet. He was an even better person than he was a guitar player, if that's even possible. Whenever me and him would hook up, forget about it, bro. We'd always have to have a spare kidney, liver and pancreas on ice."
Chad Kroeger - frontman, NICKELBACK: "The last time I saw Dime, we were on tour in Dallas. He jumped up on our bus and he'd brought me this little tiny miniature guitar. It almost looked like a ukulele. He goes, 'I brought you something.' And I hate when someone gives me a present and I don't have something to give them back. So, that night, we were both getting pretty sloppy, and I go in the back and I grab my favorite leather jacket. I come out and give it to him and he throws it on. I'm like, 'There you go. What do you think?' We were both ecstatic, and I gave him a big old hug. We jumped back into his Escalade, and we're sitting there, talking for a bit. We were passing this bottle of Jack Daniel's back and forth. ... I tell him I love him and to be careful, and he tells me he loves me and to be careful. I gave him a big old hug and went back to my bus. ... That was the last time I saw him, and that's what I'll always remember when I think of Dime. I miss him a lot."
Read the entire article — including additional tributes by members of KORN, SHADOWS FALL, MACHINE HEAD, ILL NINO, GOD FORBID, UNEARTH, DEVILDRIVER, BRAND NEW SIN, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM and AS I LAY DYING — at MTV.com.
driven down under tour cd box set?
Does anybody know how much these go for nowadays? im talking about the one with far beyond driven (with the banned cover artwork), and the 2 live CD's from early shows, cheers in advance
Dime Tribute Online Wednesday Dec 7th
on Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:48 am
Midweek Mayhem", an online metal program that airs weekly from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on KWTF Worldwide, will feature a two-hour, unedited and uncensored tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on Wednesday, December 7. The show will include music from Dimebag's released work with PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, as well as rare tracks. The show will also feature rare interview footage with Dimebag Darrell. This show promises to be "all Dimebag" for two hours in order to honor the guitarist's great legacy.
Tune in online at www.kwtfworldwide.com
at 4:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, December 7.
I just got my Furman PQ-4 in and I have a problem. It was from England and the transformer inside is a 230 VAC when the back of the unit calls for 115 transformer and plug. What transformer do I need. If anyone has this unit can they please look at theirs and tell me what to get and how to wire it. Thanks
made in china
on Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:57 pm
exuse me for such low-iq'ed question:
I've found Dean dealer in my country. But all the guitars were produced in China and the prise isn't too high (Dean DBD Tribute ML costs around 400$). Does the quality of chineese guitars differ from american, such as their prices?
I know that american are better but i'm a poor student(:
what can you advice in such case?
Anybody think this song is this shiznittle bam pop?? I think this song is way underrated. this songs solo is my second favorite dime solo of all time!!! (right behind I'm broken). GIMME A POST IF YOU THINK THIS SONG FUCKINGROCKS!!!!!
Vinnie Speaks to MTV on Dime
In the year since Pantera and Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was gunned down while onstage at an Ohio nightclub, fans and friends have pledged that his life and his music will live on for years to come. Now it seems that Dimebag's
"Gettin' on with gettin' on ain't an easy thing." — Vinnie Paul
Photos, audio and video from this story
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legacy won't be limited to memories and familiar riffs.
"There's a lot of stuff in the archive that Dime has left us with," Dimebag's brother and bandmate Vinnie Paul told MTV News. Speaking on-camera for the first time since his brother's tragic death, Paul said that in addition to the oft-discussed collaboration that he and Dime recorded with controversial country singer David Allan Coe, there's a trove of previously unreleased Dimebag footage being compiled for a DVD collection and an assortment of songs that had been intended for the second Damageplan album.
"They were the best [songs] yet," Vinnie said of the tracks he and Dime had been working on. "We learned a lot from being on tour, we grew as a band, and we were about to make the [equivalent of Pantera's breakthrough sophomore album] Vulgar Display of Power for Damageplan. Basically, a band's first record is them coming together and really learning everything, and then after they're on the road and really become a unit, the next record slams. We were to that point, and it was coming, man. We felt really, really strong about it."
That material will have to wait, however, as Vinnie plans to roll out the Dimebag/ Coe collaboration album, now titled Rebel Meets Rebel, in March on his own Big Vin Records. The brothers and Coe worked on the project off and on for the better part of four years, and the result is "something that Dime was very proud of."
"It's the first thing that came to me since all of this happened, to keep my brother's legacy and everything he did alive," Vinnie said. "It's a fun record, that's what I like about it. It's not metal, it's not country — it's fun. Anybody that can smoke a joint, drink a beer, this record is for them. His Southern roots really come through big, and it's something that we were waiting on the right time to put out."
While the growth of Damageplan was the chief concern for Vinnie and Dime when trying to get the album's timing right, Vinnie was forced to confront a whole new host of previously unthinkable concerns after his brother's death last year. The months that have followed have been, in Vinnie's words, full of "unimaginable sadness." He said the idea of returning to music without his chief creative partner — and best friend — has been difficult to face.
"Gettin' on with gettin' on ain't an easy thing," Vinnie said. "I've been down to the studio where we recorded everything two times since then. It still has his brand-new Krank amp sitting right where he had [his amps], still has the police tape where he didn't want anybody touching them, 'cause he loved the tone. It was really weird, man. I just ... I didn't stay long. I walked in and ... I just ... it's pretty tough, man. It freaked me out, and I just left. It's not good."
Vinnie said that time has eased things a bit, affording him the ability to talk openly about Dime and his death, but emotions still run high and the loss is great. He's said he takes comfort in the support of friends and fans, and in the vibrant Dime who can be found in the video footage he's been combing through.
"The thing that makes me feel good is when I see him on video. It makes me feel like he's still here," Vinnie said. "The videos make me smile. Pictures usually make me sad, listening to the music bums me out — but when I see him on the video, it's like I could just reach right through that TV and grab him and give him a big hug."
For much more from our interview with Vinnie, check in with MTVNews.com on Thursday, December 8, when we mark the one-year anniversary of Dimebag's death with an in-depth interview with Vinnie. Then tune into "Headbangers Ball" on MTV2 this Saturday, December 10, at midnight for a special Dimebag tribute edition.
..:: DIMEBAG TRIBUTE DETAILS ::.. LIVE WEBCAST TODAY!!!
on Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:04 am
A year ago today we lost our hero and best friend. Dime, you will never be forgotten.
DeanGuitars.com will be hosting a webcast in memoriam of Dime. There will be over 2 hours of never before seen streaming footage of Dime Live, personal moments, guitar solo footage, interviews, and live band footage with Pantera and Damageplan. VIDEO and CHAT will be running all day from 9 AM eastern to Midnight LIVE Thursday, Dec 8th.
See you in the Tiki!
Some Dimebag brutality for ya!
IMO the most brutal sick Pantera song-ever!
Gentlemen, I give you my humble rendition of Suicide Note Pt.2
We still love you, we miss you, and you will always be rippin it up in our hearts......Rest In Peace Dimebag. I miss you.
Well, I just started remembering what happened a year ago tomorrow, and I have to say, I got a bit sad. So instead of getting pissed, I decided to record a cover of "In This River". Its not that great, I get off time many many times, but I really don't care. I did it, and I guess I might as well share it. I'll be putting out another tribute tomorrow for sure. I'll make sure its better recorded and played too lol.
woke up this mornig.....with Dime on my mind....it's now been one year.....Dime you rocked like no other brotha...I miss you.
on Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:31 am
.............One year ago - you were taken from us.
we will miss you forever - Rock On!
Dime Is Forever!!!
on Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:57 pm
One year gone. I love you and miss you.
Do you have Dime on your shoulder?
I know i do...
RIP DIME... what more can i say
on Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:22 pm
Is it going to be possible to download the dimecasts? I hope so coz that would be cool!!
I hope you are all having a good day celebrating Dime!!
Ya know, I can't believe it's been a year already since we lost the warmest, kindest guy in the world. Dimebag was someone I had the privledge of knowing since 1988. Each time Pantera came to town I interviewed him for a small fanzine I helped run/distribute. First time I met Dime was before CFH, it was Power Metal tour, Phil was singing in his high registry (Halfordesque) and long,poofy, hair-dryer hair - lol. Magical days!! Anyway, Dime was kind and friendly, respecful of me and MY time...my time....who the hell was I but a fan of the man and his band. I remember telling Dime, "Dude, you tell me how much time I have and we'll stick to that." He tells me, "Man, I got all day to do nothing but sit right here with you and talk shop, music, whatever will make the day a cool one for you to remember". I had a large smile on my face after that and we talked for four hrs about his influences, family, life, music and his love for music. From that day on he put me on every guest list for every tour in any city (just in case I wanted to road trip). Incredible experiences all the way up to Oct 2004 when I last hung with him when Damageplan came through for the last time. He was so happy to be back with Dean Guitars and was all jazzed about Krank amps, life was going well following a successful tour w/the new band and looking towards the future.
I miss you Brother Dime!! You were a crazy MF'er but a gentle soul and a wonderful friend.
Pic's of Dime's old cheetah-print ESP
on Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:24 pm
I first met Dime back in 1987 when Pantera was playing covers (Priest, Metallica) at a small club in Ft. Worth, Texas called Joe's Garage (before Phil joined the band). I thought he was amazing and so much fun! It's not like me to "obsess" over something, but I have spent the past few days mulling over my old Pantera memorabilia and reading articles on-line. I can't believe he's been gone a whole year, but he's truly a legend who will live on in our hearts always!
I found several of his old guitar picks ~ one said "Dime Dime Diamond Darrell" (his nickname before it was shortened to Dimebag). I thought you might enjoy seeing these old
photos of Darrell playing his cheetah-print ESP, before he gave it to my ex, Walt, in Rotting Corpse. http://www.rottingcorpse.net/rcmodarrellsavys.htm
RIP Dime ~ we love and miss you! Here's to your blacktoothed grin!
What should have been
on Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:42 pm
I found this pic of David Allan Coe, and it just made me think that this is how Dime should have ended up
black tooth's for dime
on Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:18 pm
Man I am at the bottom of a bottle of Segrams 7. Been Blacktooh crazy for the last couple of hours. Anyone else out there drunk in honor of Diamond Darrell?Let me hear it!
Dime,You were the reason i picked up a guitar, your playing has pulled me through many a rough time, made me a better player as well,i wish soo bad that i could have met u, just once, but it wasnt unti after your death did i pick up a guitar.the world has lost a beutiful, warm, down to earth human, and a musical god, RIP dime.
not the 8th...but the 9th!!!
well couldnt pound on thursday due to classes. however, my boy and I (the only hardcore pantera fans of the group) got ourselves, a bottle of JD, bottle of JAG, and a 30 to kick the night off. JD shots with no chasers (the only way to drink) and a BUTTLOAD of pantera blasting with the vulgar videos in the backround. I LOVE DIME AND VIN AND REX AND PHIL AND EVERYBODY WHO INFLUENCED MY LIFE. ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dean Tribute video with Soulbleed playing
ANyone have the link to download it ? I had it, but got a new laptop, and dont have it on here. Anyone wanna hook a brutha up ?
I dont have any of the Pantera home videos and i was wondering if someone could tell me how many there are and what they are all called because i would like to start buying
I was wandering if anyone knew why Dime put electrical tape over part of the neck pickup. I thought it was to hold them in, like maybe he lost the screws, but in pictures you can clearly see that there are screws underneath the tape.
The reason is, is that my FBD has tape over the neck pickup aslo, just like dimes famous ML's. But the tape seems to have no functioning purpose at all. I'm just curious......
Heres a pic in case you dont know what I'm talking about.....
Dudes i got the DFH out of its bed for an inspection as i have someone wanting to buy it. There are two hairline cracks on the back of the neck under the headstock and a single crack at the other side both leading to the locking nut.
I am pretty pisssed off because its been locked up for ages and never looked at and all this time it has these flaws ! Anyone got any clues ?? I think it may be from after they fix the locking nut into the wood ??? I'm no professional guitar wood guy though...
Please, anyone got a shred of advice that would be mucho appreciated. I checked the warranty out but i think they don`t cover much..
Thank a lot...
R.I.P DIME !!!!!!!!!!
Dime's place of rest
...I came across this image and thought I'd share...most of you have probably seen it already but I hadn't.
on Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:18 pm
Dimebags Buy or die shirt
on Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:18 pm
ive decided to make a thread on a t-shirt that Darrell used to wear.
he has literally been photographed at least 100 times wearing this shirt. he eventually cut the sleaves off, he must have worn the shirt everyday of the week or something.
its got like a skeleton with the phrase " Buy or Die" written on it.
i was just wondering what the shirt was about? its not a band is it?
how i spent my day on dimes year gone...
i went to school and fored all the emo kids to listen to pantera while telling them how he got shot on stage, they all loved it(the music), hopefully theyll stop slitting there wrists now
R.I.P BRO YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
where can you get a cheap FBD dean? (korean or U.S. made.)
im trying to save up some cash so i can get a cheap FBD dean. does any one know where i can get one? help!
I am watching Head Bangers Ball Dime tribute...and i have noticed one thing about Dime, his loyalty to Dean.
I have seen 5 videos (old Pantera) and in each one you see the dean from hell.
I love Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde, and Dime but the only difference is Dime is the only one who has always played the same guitar for all his concerts, songwriting and live shows.(yeah I know about Washburn, but they look like Deans)
Randy had the polka dot flying v, but he also played a gibson and a Jackson, Zakk is known for the bullseye gibson, but that dude shreds on anything, Dime always had a Dean or a Dean shapped guitar, THAT IS LOYALTY!!!!
I miss the hell out of you Dime!!
On the 8th Dec my friends, dave,metti,and Daniel, made a cool dime tribute night! We drank a lot of alcohol, listened to good old panterastuff and jamed a little bit!
It was fuking great night and so i decieded to make some pictures!
I hope you like them!
Can anyone post pics of their Furman pq-4 settings? Also, what are the amp settings to get the Dime's tone?
Alrosa Villa on Thursday December 8, 2005
THE ALROSA VILLA
Thursday December 8, 2005
Part of the back door that everyone signs in memory of the victims.
A side entrance.
Everyone freezing our asses off having a good time.
Our bonfire in the middle of a snowstorm.
What I wrote on the door. Couldn't think of anything else.
Lighting a candle on the rock.
Stuff left on the rock.
Lighting the candle.
Stuff left on the rock.
Stuff left on the rock.
The flowers I left. I also scattered dimes, but you can't see them.
Closeup of candle and beer bottles on the rock.
Alrosa Villa sign.
Poster someone made and leaned against the rock.
Girl writing a note on the rock.
What I wrote on the rock.
Remembering the victims.
Our fire later on in the night.
Photographer, Deege, and Jeff.
Jeff's amazing shoes.
Full view of the door.
Jeff and Deege in front of the sign.
Thought I'd share them with you.
where can I get the Kiss sticker?
on Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:38 pm
For the Dean From Hell I just bought
Hey boys, i'm on the search for a new dean and have come across the Noir ML XT has anyone got any info on the guitar as i have been doing web searches etc... found nothing about the blade pickups for instance..the specs are kind of limited in information....
Any help is well appreciated !
Dig this for the 8 th of Dec !
On the 8th of december 20 years ago my mother died in a car accident. Some years ago John lennon was killed on this day. My girls dad was born on the 8th Dec, 1 year ago Dimebag was shot dead and 2 hours before it a snow plow smashed right into my van totalling it ! NO SHHIIT STRAIGHT UP !
This has to be a real life curse ?
I can`t wait to see what nice thing happens next, but its over now only about 360 days till we meet again !!
Razorback two tones out yet ?
I always try and find out my info through the forum and on the net before i annoy you guys, but i'm lost at the moment. I have decided i am gonna get a razorback two tone and i don`t have a clue if anyone has one yet or when they are expected to be released.
any info please ?
Oh if anyone has one of these yet can i see a few pics and have a little review ?
Cheers again Dean dudes !
Received my Dimebag sculpture today...
on Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:19 pm
I like it, someone else got one?
Here are some pictures:
i was on ebay and saw this and thought about buying it until i saw this.
you gotta scroll down to see rest of the guitar pics. i cant believe that this guy is asking 450 bucks for this. the action probably sucks because of the crack. that thing is like the size of china!!
Pantera Ozzfest video
on Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:03 am
Hi guys, whanted to ask you:
does enybody know where can i download a full Ozzfest 2000 Pantera show, there`s a lot on the internet that i`ve seen but there`s only 4 songs...
You know on the Cowboys from hell live video, the one in black and white I was wondering how Dime manages to get such a high squeel just near the end of the solo
You see he is using the original DFH and it's not properly routed so the floyd does'nt float so i dont get how he goes so high?
here`s a pic of my gear:)
on Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:41 pm
The DFH arrived today and it`s soooo sweet, Cheers Raymond
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I was wondering what kind of pick ups Dimebag used? Also, what was his setup?
question about dimebag domination tattoo
anyone know where i can get a really good closeup of dimebag's domination tattoo.its on the pantera home video part 1.it doesnt show the whole thing it just shows half of it.any information where i can get the whole thing up close will be surely appreciated.
question about the dimebag tribute video
anyone know who is playing the dimebag tribute video on this site.it sounds like jerry cantrell.if anyone knows who it is and what song it is please let me know.its the best dimebag tribute video ive ever seen.
thought i would post this for the dimefanatics like myself
some of these i have never seen though enjoy
people have been asking about it so here is another picture
does anyone know what tattoo that is on dimebag's right forearm it looks like a skull with a cowboy hat and it has stars on the side of it.does anyone have a closeup of it.i would surely appreciate it.
dimebag beer bottle tattoo
anyone have a closeup picture of dimebag's beer bottle tattoo with the flames on the side.i have a small picture of it but cant read what it says on the bottle.any information will be surely appreciated.
Alright Warhead Owners........
on Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:23 am
Just got my Warhead head out of layaway at the local guitar store. I needed a cabinet for it but they didn't have any Randall cabs there. Right next door there is another music store that sells Randall amps so I wandered over there and they had a used 2X15 Warhead cab. Needless to say, I bought it for 6 bills which seemed like a good price.
Anyway, my question is, until I either find the 4X12 Warhead cab for it or just buy the XXL cab can I just run the 2X15 cab with the head by itself? Also, I was wondering why the 2X15 cab has 2 speaker inputs. From what I have been reading out there you are supposed to run 2 cables from the head to the 4X12 cab and then 1 cable from the 4X12 to the 2X15. Why 2 inputs?
And, if I can run just the 2X15 for now do I run 1 cable to it from the head or run 2 from the head into both inputs of the 2X15 cab?
Sorry about the long post, just want to make sure before I go plugging s#%t in and letting it rip.
So what was the deal between Dime, Dean, and Washburn? i have seen many pics of Dime that are from different years and he has used Deans and Washburns many times. was he able to use either a Dean or Washburn at any time? because i have seen pics of when he was in pantera with both deans and washburns and i have seen pics of him with deans in damageplan and im pretty sure i have seen pics of him in damageplan playin a washburn. so what was the deal between the three of them?
DimeBag's Resting Place & Bronze Memorial
Check out the link to my pic of the Dimebag Memorial at Moore
Cemetery & my lightning bolt blue mini ML Dean From Hell!
Apparently Rita has let the boys from Trivium borrow a couple of Dimes guitars, here they are seen with 2 of his favorite axes.
more pics here http://184.108.40.206/gallery/rrunited/index4.shtml
Need Help with my rig......
I need some advice about my rig, I've got a Marshall Mode Four Half Stack, with a Jackson Custom Performer, a Washburn Dime ST2 and a Epiphone ZW Bullseye, i dont use any effects at the moment apart from a Crybaby from Hell, It seems i'm lacking something, the sound im getting isnt the sound i'm looking for.
and that is a "chunky" low end distortion with capabilities of screaming leads, i was think about trading my Mode Four for a Peavey 6550 half stack or a Warhead half stack
what are your thoughts?
I'm am about to buya Dean FBD ML in January and would like some advice before i buy the ML on credit!!
RIP DIMEBAG 1966-2004- I will always play to have fun like you did.
i recently got a randall rg100es
and now i'm looking for a good 4x12 or 2x12 cab.
as far as i know the amp runs 120 watts @ 8 ohm mono or 4 ohm stereo. is that right??
what would you guys recommend??
i probably could get a warhead 4x12. are those good?
I found a bunch of cool videos, not sure if they've been posted yet.....
Keep watching, this isnt the video thats been posted of him soloing at age 16....
Another tribute......I think it was this one I liked the most....
Another tribute, This isnt just pictures, keep watching....
Another tribute, just photos, still cool.....
Dime playing the solo to floods....
Dime soloing with damageplan for 5 minutes....
Dimebag Darrell and ASKA playing Cat Scratch Fever.....
Another tribute, just photos......
Dimebag Darrell and ASKA playing Cold Gin by kiss.....
Another tribute, photos and vid.......
Another tribute, shortest, just pics.....
 I gave a brief description of each of them.
The day i met dime
on Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:00 am
hi everyone im new to the board but i thought i would share my story. I have been a dimebag fan since cowboys and dimebag was my hero and my dream was to meet him. i play in a band in L.A. area and i have met alot of bands and some of them just let you down when you met them. So the day came i was in vegas with my girlfriend and we were standing there waiting for my truck and who do i see walking my way ( and i was nervous) but i stopped him and said hi he was telling me the the paris cut of his card so he needed to go to the bank so i said i would take him to the bank so we did we talked all the way there...well to make a long story short we hung out all day gambleing, drinking listening to music and talking trash. It was a day i will always remember he was the most down to earth guy and he didnt let me down one bit. I miss him everyday its sounds wierd but he was a legand and my hero and he is missed
I did a Dimebag tribute remix project that might sound strange to you.
Me and the singer of my band Drown Inc. (www.drowninc.de
) produced a Pantera style remix of an old C64 game tune (Speedball). It's been released on the web at www.remix64.com
, get it here: http://www.remix64.com/tune_294300.html
I hope you still like it cos I have to admit it's a kinda strange combination of putting two worlds together. (And I used a Washburn for recording the tracks
How I saw Darrell.....
on Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:34 am
Now, I didn't take this picture, and niether did the homie that gave it to me yesterday,....nor does he know who took it!
But, this photo exemplifies my usual view of Darrell on many, many a night....I can almost
guarantee that I'm in that room standing very close to whoever took that picture!!
Believe it or not, the mighty Pantera played here in Lawton, Ok. for several weekends in a row, for several months in a row.(Sorry I can't provide an exact timeline...my brain and "time" don't seem to get along very well...
) Cover charge was $5.00, drown nights= free beer 'til midnight!!! I was somewhere around 19 or 20 years old or so, during those times....(Back in those times, in this town...there wasn't much "carding" goin' on....for us, it was a free-for-all!!) I'm a coupla years younger than Dime.
Do ya think for a second that we didn't have some good times & get trashed???
For this and many, many more reasons....I wouldn't trade my childhood/youth for anything on God's green Earth!
Like I said, my buddy (since Jr.High) gave me this pic yesterday, and I just thought I'ld share it with ya'll...
Live it up while you can, young-bloods!!
Has anyone got a live recording of this track of the Vulgar Display Of Power album?
on Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:30 pm
does anyone remember on the vdop tour when darrell had a taco bell sign on his amps that said "crunch em"? I was thinking about it the other day and it made me laugh.
Jeepsters Bolt Tribute ML's HUGE PORN!
on Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:48 pm
I'm not sorry about the giant pics... I didn't want to shrink these down because I love the detail that Jeep put into these guitars... they are mighty fine! Jeepster is the MAN when it comes to custom paintjobs!
Rock on Jeepster!
Well I've decided to sell my first "real" electric guitar. My Washburn 332. I paid $350 for the thing and it came with a lot of case candy. I've lost most of the candy over the years, but the guitar is still around and in one piece. I'm just wondering how much these babys sold for as is. The base price minus all the crud that came with it. I could've swore I saw one at Guitar Center for $250 but I was in a hurry and didn't stop to take a look at. My e-bay searches turn up nothing for the 332, seems like I'm the only poor fool who wasted his $$ on a 332 and not a 333
Pantera - A history in Photos
Check out this site if you are interested in checking out some cool pantera photos:
A lot of these photos were new to me...
Do You Think We Will Ever See A 79mlf DFH?
God I hope so I want one so bad but there is no way I could spend $3,599 on the USA model. Mabe we will get lucky. I thought about buying a black 79mlf and strip it then just find a real good painter to paint it. But knowing my luck as soon as I did that Dean would come out with a import DFH.
I saw this on youtube.com Its probly been on here but I thought what the hell. So enjoy
Pantera Live! @ the Brixton Academy in London FBD tour '94
on Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:29 pm
Does anyone know what song this is from?
on Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:12 am
I can't remember what song that solo is from... anyone know?
Can i have your opition about the L-500L pick up?
on Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:24 pm
I'm french and i want to upgrade my Dean ML 79' with a BL pick up
I can buy a secondhand L-500L pick up but i want to know if it's good for a big great sound ( like pantera of course ! ) Because here it's hard to find a BL pick up
I prefere to have a L-500XL but i don't find any one
Can you help me with my choise ? ( with comment , or audio sample ... ) Because if i don't take it i will spend a long time before finding a 500XL
So are there a lot of diference between the L-500L and the L-500XL ?
Thank's a lot !
( sorry for my mediocre english ....
hey i would like some close up settings and pics of his pq4 pls
on Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:56 am
Does anyone know which randall stack would be comparible to the old warhead? I usually play through a Randall RG100SC, but I blew both speakers tonight while jamming with some friends... and well, I need something bigger, louder, and packs a bigger punch than what I have, the sky's the limit on price... thanks
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check this dimeslime
on Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:04 pm
this thing frackin rules. i know its got boogiestreet plastered on the image(dont ban me for this....AGAIN), but %$#@! me this guitar is AWSOME
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