European Prices, what the hell ??????!!!!!!!
I finally found out about prices over here.....
on a german website that sells instruments
1300 € for a Bumblebee (1700 USD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
did any of you find others prices for Europe ?
let's write em down all here
as well all american prices please, I will goddam have one directly sent to me if those fuckers over don't make any effort !
Black Electrical tape?
on Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:52 pm
Why did Dime put black electrical tape around the strings behind the lock nut? I have seen many pictures of his guitars with electrical tape around the thin part of the headstock, going over the strings behind the lock nut.
My Washburn Dimebolt 333.........does it SUCK ??
on Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:59 pm
I know Washburn seems to be a sensitive topic round these parts, but I was wondering.
I have a Washburn Dimebolt 333 with a Dimebucker..........does this guitar SUCK compared to a Dean ML, or the new Dime-O-Flage (Flame job)............in feel, action etc ??
I've never touched a Dean so I have no idea ?
NAMM '05 Dime's guitar's pics
on Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:53 am
Hey, just been looking at the pics from NAMM '05 of the DFH & Braziliaburst guitars and have a couple of questions;
The Braziliaburst (or is it Tobacco Sunburst?) guitar has a screw hole either side of the Kiss sticker under the bridge. What was there? I saw a very old pic of him holding a similar guitar with a tune-o-matic bridge - is it the same one?
In one of the cabinets, there is the top of a broken Dean headstock with a skull sticker on it. Where was this from?
It's awesome to see the guitars so close up, I just wish I could of seen them in person... they look like the Holy Grails!
Dime's old guitars?
on Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:56 am
Anybody know what has happened to Dime's old guitars, other than the DFH etc.?
Did he keep them all?
Anybody know what will happen to them all now?
There must be quite alot if they were all kept!
Here's a pic of my tribute too the most down to earth rockstar I had the pleasure of meeting!!!R.I.P Bro,I love you & miss you.
What does everyone think? (Mailman this is for fun... hehe) And to make this the right forum, what would dimebag think?
Dimebags official live 101 proof setup.
on Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:45 am
Does anyone know what type of rig setup he used on those recordings?
i read recently about him using two rocktron hush units, to suck out excess sound, like a vaccum cleaner, most effectivly heard on Walk.
any other advanced setup notes.
Anyone have pictures of what the new DFH looks like? Is the paintjob identicle to Dimes or what?
I'M RETARDED!!! yes it has to do with dime
The opening video for the dea website before u actually reach the site. It had the song playing in the backround that sounded like damageplan and i didn't know which song it was when it said "Can you feel it building!" So i listened to every song on NFP and could not find it. This is when i find out when im retarded. Ok, I'm bored one day and i deside to listen to breathing new life when i realize that THEY ARE THE FIRST WORDS IN THE SONG!!!!WOW!!!
this is a really cool vid. all the dime fans should watch it.
*New* Circus & Guitar Legends Dimebag Tribute mags
Just went to Barnes and Noble and picked up the new issue of Circus and Guitar Legends tribute mags for Dimebag.
Guitar world legendas dime bag darrell issue
I was in Wal mart tonight and was browsing the magazine section when I saw the Dimebag issue of guitar lessons. They put it out a few days early. I bought a copy. Not bad its all just reprints of past interviews. But the cover is cool. If my scanner worked i eould post it. But hes pictured with a washburn on the cover.
Pantera Live Concert on DVD for Download
on Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:10 am
I know some of you don't want to hassle with the "BitTorrent" deal, but here is a link to a full length conert on DVD for download here:
It is a 2 cam pro shot, which supposedly has great sound and video, filmed in Florida on 04/01/2001. I am downloading it now. I'll post later if the quality ends up biting.
look at this http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=618&item=4073165856&rd=1
that is bullsh*t..it pisses me off how people are so eager to make money of dime's death..the people who try to sell these things werent true fans
Dime Video On Drowning Pool Site
has a video made by Dime as a tribute to Dave Williams.It's kind of bittersweet to watch,but has some very funny stuff on it.
Guess dimebag wasnt the only one who used dummy amps read
posted from another website
They arent, notcie that none of them are lit up..
Heres a good example, Zakk has a shitload of fullstack on stage..
but then you get a glace of them from behind..
heres his real amps http://sdmfworldwide.com/images/stonerig.jpg
guess ill never a sig amp then
dimes guitar collection
on Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:07 pm
anyone have links to pictures of some or all of dimes guitars? ive seen a few pics on here with the blue hamer and others backstage,and some mentioned a japanise pantera site with pics of his gear but didnt give a url. i just find it very interesting to see some of the guitars he had that you dont see everyday,although i enjoy those too.
throes of rejection nice dime interview from trendkill
thought this was a good read love the dime storys and intrerviews
A man's home may be his castle, but for Pantera's Dimebag Darrell, it's also a fully stocked rock and roll playground. Part crash pad, part wet recording studio, part wet bar, Sir Dime's palace is littered with Gold and Platinum records and a hard liquor collection that would make a Hooter's bartender blush. A large Seagram's 7 display plaque hangs behind the television, a Coors Light keg sits in the living room, and Washburn Dimebag signature series guitars lurk, ready for action, in every room. There's enen a cheap nylon acoustic in the bathroom. "Yeah, nothing feels better than knowing that I can put a guitar in my hands at any time and rip-even when I'm taking a crap," laughs the purple goateed cowboy from hell. "I guess you could just call me a s*** house poet!"
Located in a sedate Arlington, Texas, suburb, Darrell's home on the range is clearly a source of pride. And despite the dorm-room atmosphere, the house represents the twentysomething Dimebag's first step into (gasp!) adulthood.
"I've always wanted a place to jam," he says. "So, when we had some time off after our last tour, I'd decided that I'd do myself right for a change. Instead of spending all my money on beer and tattoos, I thought I'd buy something that's worth a s*** for once."
Decked out in an Ace Frehley t-shirt and baggy shorts, Dime leads me to a converted RV garage that stands in his backyard. Everything but the vocals on Pantera's new album, The Great Southern Trendkill (East/West), were recorded here. (Vocalist Phil Anselmo tracked his parts in Trent Reznor's New Orleans studio.)
"It started off as a jam room," explains the guitarist as we stroll across the brown, unmanicured lawn towards the makeshift recording complex. "But then we decided to do our demos here, so we brought in some gear-3 Tascam DA-88's and a little Mackie board. The demos were so tough and lethal sounding that we were like, 'Man! That's almost it, right there.' Then we got hold of an MCI500 console-the board we've used to record all our albums-and we were set. It's a full studio!"
"At the time, we were looking at having to record in Dallas, which is 45 minutes from my place. And I've gotta tell you bro, I wasn't into that idea at all. Y'know, you wake up, you get your dick hard, you jump in your hot rod. But, by the time everybody's made it to the studio, somebody's hungry so you go out and get a bite to eat. That leaves you all tubbed up and unmotivated. So you sit around and watch the big screen TV, play pool and drink beer. I didn't want that to happen so we just did it here."
As expected, Dime's studio has a dark, homey, practice-room vibe. The tiny control room is packed with state-of-the-art gear. But, ominously, in the middle of the floor there is an eerie chalk outline of a body. Was this the scene of a grisly murder? Did a recording engineer cross the line? "Naw, that's just where I collapsed one night after a heavy session," Darrell laughs. "I'll sleep anywhere!"
After pointing out some of his favorite toys in the humongous pile of beat-up effects pedals he "dicked around" with while making the album, we walk back to the house and settle down in the game room. Darrell sticks a rough-mix tape of Pantera's eagerly anticipated fourth album into his stereo system. "I'm sorry I don't have any final mixes yet," he grimaces as he hits 'play' and cranks the volume. "I only finished recording the last of my lead s*** yesterday."
As the music kickes in, Darrell pours each of us the first of many Black Tooth Grins we will imbibe during our talk. It is Pantera's official drink of choice, consisting of a healthy shot of Seagram's 7 and a tiny splash of Coke.
"Our fans know that we ain't gonna let them down and we haven't," he bellows over the music. After 11 tunes and as many shots later, all I can do is stagger and agree. Yes sir, once again, Pantera has delivered the goods.
Guitar World: Describe Pantera today and how you feel the band has evolved since the release of Cowboys From Hell seven years ago.
Dimebag Darrell: Right off the bat I'd say that all of us are more in tune with ourselves and each other than ever before. We've been evolving as Pantera the band-we're not just another one of those groups where one or two guys are in the spotlight. We're a f***** band in the truest since of the word. It takes all of us. We go over eacho other's parts together and make sure that we think it's the s***. We give each other a flame-we rile each other up.
GW: How would you describe The Great Southern Trendkill compared to your previous 3 major-label releases, Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display of Power, and Far Beyond Driven?
Darrell: It's almost like a "best of," man. Some of the riffs on it date back to our Cowboys From Hell and Vulgar Display of Power periods. Hell, a couple of ideas even go back to before we got signed. For example, when we were still playing in small clubs, I used to play a 20-minute solo that consisted of everything from Eddie's "Eruption" to Randy's "(Revelation) Mother Earth"-plus whatever else I felt like throwing in. A regular part of my solo featured this long-assed, "sing-along" type lead section, which has ended up in a new song called "Floods."
GW: Speaking of lead work, my only grumble about Far Beyond Driven was that it didn't feature enough guitar soloing.
Darrell: Well, there's definitely quite a few solos on this motherf******! But beyond quantity, I think that I'm developing more of my own identity, lead-wise. My solos are more focused. Some of 'em even have a melodic, theme-like vibe in places-like the one in "Floods." Also, I've gotten into doubling my leads, like Randy Rhoads used to do. I'm not panning them left and right in the mix: it's 2 right on top of each other. To a lot of people's ears it might sound like I'm using a chorus or a similar type of effect, but it's just me doubling my parts.
Yeah, there's definitely some guitar playing on this bitch, and once again man, there's a real live vibe in my rhythm work. If anybody wants to learn how to play these songs right, you can't just learn the main riff and merely repeat 'em, you've gotta listen real close to catch all the little techniques, slurs and bends that I put in there. I think it's the subtleties that really add to the depth of our material, much more so than having some outrageous lead guitar jack-off in every damned song!
GW: While there's defininetly more leads on Trendkill than on its predecessor, there are still areas where most bands would throw a solo but where you instead opt to lock in tight with the rhythm section and drive the riff home.
Darrell: Hey, I love wailing out leads as much as the next guy but, as I've already said, only if it complements the track. And sometimes, that means not taking a solo. I don't want to come off like I'm trying to take away from playinng lead though, 'cause I play f****** lead, man! I've worked hard on my technique, and it comes from the f****** heart, y'know. To me, though, playing what works best for the song is much more important than trying to impress other guitarists by jerking off all over the neck.
Sure, you can express yourself by stepping out as a lead player, but it's always truly something to see a live band jam together on a riff and hump it and ride it-it's a jam session and that's impressive right there, regardless of what type of music they're playing. And we do that kind of s*** a lot. When we work a riff, it's not a lead break, it's a band break. For example, there's a part in "War Nerve" that was originally gonna have a lead break over it, but we weren't happy with the section I was supposed to solo over. Then, while we were working on improving the part under the lead, we came up with a riff Idea that kicked so hard we said, "F*** the lead, let's ride on this instead-it'll kill the motherf****** when we jam on it live!" Basically, provided it's a bad-assed part, you're not gonna miss having the lead there. Pantera's a machine, and when we all throw down on a wicked part it sounds real f****** tough.
GW: Is there slide work going on during the title track's solo?
Darrell: Yeah. That's my favorite lead on the record. There's some nice stuff that shifts from speaker to speaker and, like you spotted, I even broke out a slide at the end, which was a completely spontaneous thing. I've done a little slide work on our music in the past to add some extra brassiness to a part, like on that riff in "Strength Beyond Strength," [on Far Beyond Driven] but I've never really tried to use on up on the higher register of the guitar until now.
GW: What made you decide to do it?
Darrell: Riggs [drummer Vinnie Paul, Dime's brother] was cutting and producing my lead on "Trendkill," and towards the end he said, "Hey man, I could hear some slide in there." So, just for the hell of it, I cranked the strings on my axe about half an inch off the neck, flipped it on the blues pickup, grabbed a slide and went for it. I totally winged it, but I'm a huge fan of Billy Gibbons so I've heard enough slide work to know how it should go. Using a slide is totally outta control because the frets won't save your ass if you're not in tune and right on the money! I have nothing but intense respect for people who can really take that motherf***** and keep every note in pitch.
GW: Your solo in "Drag the Waters" also caught my ear.
Darrell: Thanks. That lead's kinda like an old Van Halen thing where the band breaks to feature the solo. Actually, on this one I ended up keeping a lot of the original guide track stuff I laid down while we were cutting the drums. It's funny, man, sometimes you record something that you plan on re-doing later, but when you listen back to it you decide to keep it because you realize that it's gonna be real tough to beat! In other words, it's good enough. Hey, man, like the saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
GW: You mentioned earlier that a lot of your rhythm work is spiced up with subtle little slurs and tricks. How tough is it for you to double a part when there's so much going on?
Darrell: It's just a question of kicking back and taking the time to double the part properly. Sometimes it may take a while, but it's definitely worth it. I always go for that live, honest feel when I'm going for that first rhythm track. I'll never hold back on a part just so it'll be easier for me to double it later on-to my ears it sounds sterile if you do that. I always want to get that initial track kicking and full of slurs, squeals, and feel. I'll worry about doubling it later!
GW: And how many rhythm tracks did you record per song on Trendkill?
Darrell: Just 2. I used to try 4, 12, or whatever. But less is definitely more, man. If you do too many it just gets cluttered up. The best thing to do is get 2 guitars doing a tight double and then turn the f****** up!
GW: As your music is so physical, I'd imagine that you record your parts standing up.
Darrell: Yeah, I'd say that 97 percent of what I did on this album was done standing up. It just feels right that way. I mean, you don't go to war sitting down!
GW: Do you record using headphones much?
Darrell: I don't mind 'em but they can make you too particular sometimes, and they also get in the way if you're really fired-up and going for it. I mean, it's difficult to throw down hard when you've got these big f***** cans on your head and a huge-assed chord dangling across your back! So, most of the time when we're recording we use live floor monitors instead.
GW: You've got a killer, brittle rhythm tone on this album. Have you changed your basic setup since the last record?
Darrell: Kinda. I ended up using the old, carpeted Randall RG-100 head I recorded Cowboys From Hell with.
GW: What happened to the Randall Century 200's you've been playing through for the longest time?
Darrell: When we were jamming around and doing the demos I didn't bother to hook up my normal rig; I just wanted something that would do the job. So, we dragged in a bunch of my old s*** and set it up. In addition to my RG-100 stack, I used an old Furman PQ-3 parametric EQ, which has a different gain structure from the PQ-4's I've got in my main rack, my blue MXR 6-band graphic EQ and a cheap little boss noise gate. Then, when we did the demos, I was liking the way everything was sounding so I though, "Don't f*** with it, there it is!"
GW: You've got a huge pile of effects boxes in the studio. Aside from the ones you've already mentioned, what other units did you use?
Darrell: I hooked up my MXR Flanger/Doubler every once in a while and I used an E-Bow for real smooth, continual sustain on "10's." I also used one of those little Korg Pandora boxes for a weird, fluttering sound on a short in "10's" and a Lexicon Vortex for the shimmering, breathy tone on my theme-like lead in "The Underground in America."
I also used a Roland AP-2 Phase II pedal, a Kork AX30G, a Digitech Whammy pedal, of course!, a Boss CE1 Chorus and a bunch of old Electro-Harmonix s***-a Small Stone Phaser, an Electric Mistress Flanger/Filter Matrix, a Little Big Muff and a Soul Preacher Compressor/Sustainer. I also used a Korg G1 on the demos and some of that made it on the record. If I can't beat a part of the demo we'll just extract that small section and use it. The G1 is a bad-sounding little unit, man.
GW: There's some wah on the record, too.
Darrell: S***, I almost forgot about that! I used my Vox Wah on the earlier part of the recording and then Jimmy Dunlop sent me one of his rack mount units [Crybaby DCR1Sr]. Man, that thing is incredible, you can literally get whatever you want out of it. I also really like the idea that you can run a bunch of Wah pedals all over the place on the stage with it so your not always tied to that one spot. The only uncool thing about it is that Rex [Bassist] will be dicking me off every night 'cause he'll be jumping on my pedals all the time!
GW: I take it that your main axes on this record were your signature model Washburns.
Darrell: Definitely. I didn't even think of trying out "old faithful" [his blue lightning-bolt Dean]. That motherf***** is in a coffin right now! I'm real proud of how my Washburn guitars play and sound. I couldn't be more happy or hooked up better.
GW: Your chops always seem razor sharp. Do you still practice a lot when you're not writing, recording, or touring with the band?
Darrell: Yeah, I've always worked on my chops and s***. Nothing feels better than knowing that, no matter where you go, if a guitar is put in your hands then you're ready to rip. I'm never not playing the guitar. Every different type of guitar I pick up-electric, acoustic, 12-string-brings something different out of me. That's how "Suicide Note Pt. 1" was written. Washburn sent me a 12-string acoustic and all of the sudden there it was-another influence and another piece of inspiration. I wrote that riff the very first time I pulled the 12-string out of it's case.
GW: Considering that Pantera is obviously a tight, family-type unit, did it bother you at all when Phil Anselmo went off and did the Down album and tour?
Darrell: No, not at all. Phil's a musical guy and he likes to stay busy. That's what he does, he jams all the time-just like me. Hey, when I'm not making records, touring, doing interviews or getting jacked-off in a four-hour photo shoot for a Guitar World cover, you'll find me jamming in my four-track room here at Camp Strapped or jamming with friends. That's the fun we have, just staying musical and s***.
GW: Speaking of musical endeavors outside of Pantera, can we ever expect to see a solo Dimebag album?
Darrell: One of these days I should probably put out my own record and call it Dimebag: The Original Four-Track King! I was the first dude to buy a four-track that I know, and I've been abusing that motherf***** daily ever since I got it! I'd write a song about anything and everything that happened to me. If I got ripped off at the liquor store, I'd come home and record a song about it. If a close friend had something crazy going on in his life that he was tryin' to keep low key so he wouldn't get busted-like cheating on his girlfriend or something-then, of course, I'd have to bust his chops by writing a song about and then blowing it up in front of him and a crowd. [laughs]
I always take the thing on the road with me, and I've got a library of literally thousands and thousands of four-track tapes. Some of the stuff is hilarious to look back on 'cause they are pieces of my life that I've completely forgotten about but are stuck in stone on tape. If I ever did release a record of this s***, it would have to come with a booklet explaining what was going on and have a glossary in the back for all the f****** lingo! Joking aside, though, Pantera is it for me right now, and I'm looking forward to going out on tour again.
GW: Has the success of your previous albums put extra pressure on you?
Darrell: It depends. It kinda comes and goes. To and extent it's almost up to me how much pressure I feel because I'm the type of dude that always expects more from myself all the time, anyway. I have a certain idea in my head of where this band is heading and for me to be satisfied I have to hit that mark. I guess that's where the real pressure is. It comes from within. So, it's up to me to screw my head on and get serious with myself and my music, because no one else is gonna do it for me. No one outside of this band is gonna come up with those bad-assed riffs, no one else is gonna do s*** for us from a musical standpoint.
GW: Do you pay much attention to what is going on around you in the 90's rock world?
Darrell: Yes and no. I'm aware of what's going on around us musically, but it doesn't really concern me because it ain't gonna affect us in any way, shape or form. I'm into what I do and I know what's right. I don't know how to put it any other way, except to say that I feel confident that we can hold our own and move forward.
GW: A lot of so-called "experts" have declared metal dead. As you've often described your music as metal, I take it you don't agree.
Darrell: F*** no, man, it's definitely not dead, at least not for us. I know for a fact we can sell out a concert anywhere in the world now and I know that we have diehard fans that know we ain't gonna let 'em down. Unfortunately, metal as a whole definitely ain't on top right now. I can remember when heavy metal was flamed up and boiling but it just comes down to the fact that there's not a bunch of bands putting out good s*** right now. It's been a long time since something new has come along and blown me the f*** away, that's for sure.
GW: What was the last thing you heard that blew you away?
Darrell: Old or New, man? I keep on going back to my old records and getting a nut on. Like Go For What You Know by Pat Travers-good God, that's the s*** right there! That's what I'm into. A band that can get up and do it live. Pat Travers and Pat Thrall [the two guitarists on the live LP] complement each other perfectly on that album. And, of course, I still jam on my old JudasPriest and Van Halen records. I'm trying to think of the most recent thing that beat me down in the dirt. It was probably Master of Puppets.
GW: And that LP is a good ten years old now!
Darrell: Like I said man, there's just not enough ass-kickers out there tearing it up right now! But metal-or whatever the hell you wanna call it-ain't all used up. I don't know why everybody thinks they need to make their s*** sound like somebody else's and follow what's currently considered cool. Try playing with some new ideas, dude. Go buy a new pedal or one of my guitars or something. [laughs] Get a new attitude on and get inspired. F*** what's "hip," brother-TRENDKILL!
Dime Video w/Shadows Fall
on Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:04 pm
This is a video of Jason from Shadows Fall as Mini-Vin playing "Walk" w/Damage Plan.The quality of the video is sketchy at best,and is choppy,but if you let it play through while you get a sandwich or something and then come back and play it again,it plays smoothly.Wish they would have used Windows Media rather than streaming. http://shadowsfallrocks.com/dime/dimebag.html
I laughed when i read about peoples dreams about dimebag. I thought they were rediculous. Well, i didnt realize how cool it was till it happened to me. Dimebag himself wasnt in mine, but im sure this relates. Anyway here it goes...
I'm, in uptown manhattan checking out a comic book store. Why? I don't know either, because i hate comics. Anyway, they have a shelf under some of the comics with some old cd's, and what do i find? A couple Pantera bootlegs. I grab 'em and head to the counter to pay up. Just as I'm about to pay, the place gets held up in a robbery. Blackout... Next thing i know, im in my car, lower west side, driving uptown towards the comic book store, calling 911 to tell them about it, as if i knew about the robbery but wasnt there.
Petition to Induct Darrell to the R&R hall of fame
by ML Tib
on Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:28 am
Go here and sign
New line of Dimebag guitars
Maybe Dean himself can answer this but if anyone else knows. Which guitars are made in the USA, which are made in korea. I really would like to know. Im thinking the Razorbacks, Dime o flame, brazillian burst tribute, and the DFH are made in USA, and Dime o flage, and DBG tribute are forieng made. I dont know, can some one clear this up?
Dimebag guitar collection
here is a line to almost a full collection look at the bottom of the page...
Info on the Krankenstein?
I was reading around and found out Dime had a custom Krank amp in the works. I was just curious if anyone knew any details about it/if it'll ever be released?
heres a dime wallpaper/collage thing i made..i figured id show it..its simple but i like it
Dimebag Darrell Tribute Guitar Giveaway Contest Answer
on Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:19 am
Here are the answers to the contest...
1. A Maroon ML
2. In a contest
3. The Dean from Hell
Check my mini Dime Tribute Rig!
#1 Dean ML Phantom Standard W/ Dimebucker & 59
#2 Washburn Dime V w/ BL 500 XL & 59
Randall Rg75(finally fixed input jack)
DOD 7 band EQ and DOD Chorus in FX loop
Really gets close to his tone with the EQ. Anyway, thought some might enjoy this. Rock on Bros
i am here at school and the teacher is gone so i thought i would play around with photo shop and here is my take for a lightning razorback, enjoy.
Anyone going to the Dimebag tribute in Chicago?
Anyone going to the Dime tribute in chicago on the 23rd?
I'd like to know how to get my hands on the poster that was being signed at Namm 05. I didn't see it for sale in the posters section.
Dimebag lifesize cardboard cutout.
Anyone know where I could find one? I wanna give it to my cousin for his band room. He's a huge fan, not that I'm not, but I would just feel too wierd buying it for myself.
hey i was just wondering...the dean from hell and the rust razorback are the only limited time ones right? because i want a FBD badly and if they are limited i have little hope because it takes a 15 year old a bit of time to save a thousand bucks
thanks in advance
Dime's Signature on the DFH
on Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:16 pm
With the circumstances surrounding Dime what will replace his signature on the Dean From Hell? They had advertised that he was going to sign each one and I would have to assume that did not happen because the guitars were not even built. Does any one have any input on this.
Rebel Flag pics?
on Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:23 pm
This is my first posting to this site. I have been looking for some pics of Dimes rebel flag guitar that the ripples in the flag. I cant seem to find any that are very good. Thanks.
Pics of Dimes tattoos?
on Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:26 pm
Does anyone know of a site that has pictures of Dime's Tattoos?
I am planning to get a tribute tat done when my tax money comes in and want to see some of his to get some ideas. I am especially interested in the one from his right arm( the headstock one) and the black tooth grin one from his shin. I know the black tooth grin one was in one of the guitar magazines but I cant find it right now. Thanks a lot.
on Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:34 pm
Just wanted to share this photo.
I'll say no more....
dime union jack guitar
on Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:12 pm
i know, its a washburn but man its a nice one!
Got it about a month ago. I am extremely proud of this tattoo since i designed it myself. Now Dime will be with me wherever i go (over my heart to be exact). sorry for the pic being so blurry. well, the original obviously didnt work too well, but you can find the tattoo on page 49 of the currently uploaded pics, its down at the bottom, you'll see it. i wanted to create a link because for some reason the picture came out HUGE, but its better than nothing.
Dean From Hell pics?
on Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:50 pm
Did Dean ever come out with a guitar that looked like Dimes DFH? Am I correct to assume that the limited edition DFH is the only time you will ever see anything like this. I got a look at the one at the NAMM show and if the limited DFH looks like that I am all over it!
If anyone has pics of a DFH please post them.
PLEASE HELP! SHOULD I ENTER THE GUITAR CONTEST WITH THE REAL ANWERS OR THE ONES WEBGUY HAS POSTED!
Supposedly on newstands now.
Jay, I'll snag you one, just send me your APO again.
I AM HOPEING ONE OF YOU CAN HELP?I AM LOKING FOR THE OLD WASHBURN POSTER(ITS NOT ABOUT THE GUITARS .ITS ABOUT DIME!)WHERE HE IS SITTING IN THE BACK OF A TRUCK WITH HIS DIMESLIME GUITAR HOLDING A WOODEN W.THERES ALSO A RANDALL HALF STACK BEHIND HIM.IM LOKING FOR THE FULL SIZE POSTER AND I HAVENT SEEN ANY ON EBAY.IF SOMEONE CAN HELP THAT WOULD ROCK! OR SEND A PIC OF IT! THANKS.
VOTE FOR DIME, because he didn't receive much recognition from the media after you know, so just put Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott in all 5 spots or whatever you feel like, just put him once.
Does anyone know if any of the Dimes are going to be availble left handed?
Did washburn make any dimes lefthanded?
Old and Rare pics of Dime
Just wondering if anyone has any old pics (80's) of Dime and Pantera, been searching and only managed to find a few. Post em on here if ya got them, or the website.
Watch out this site! There are a lot of great pics of dime, pantera and damageplan!
ordering new dimebag deans!
IF YOU GO TO WWW.GBASE.COM
AND DO A SEARCH FOR DIMEBAG DEANS YOU GET 1-15 PLACES TO PRORDER ALL THE NEW DEANS WITH PRICES! IGNORE WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE FBD BEING BOLT CUNSTRUCTION I E MAILED THEM AND THEY SAID THERE SET NECK THE BOLT CUNSTRUCTION IS A TYPO!
vinyl covered n the gray carpeted rg100es which is better???
just wanted to ask a few questions....
i just won a auction for a randall rg100es head its the vinyl covered and not the gray fuzz head.
which one is better tone wise or are they both alike tonewise?
is both wired the same or different, im going for the dimebag//kirk windstein sound if i can nail it but if i cant i gonna do my best.
also the head i won needs a little repair on the clean channel so should i have anything to worry about and what do you guys think it would cost?
I only played a randall green head once through a green 4/12 cab and only on the clean channel, I never got to test it on the distortion channel.
My current amp is a crate gx-130c chorus head into a 4/12 cab and its solid state... but my problem with it is i pawned it and got it back, and sometimes when i turn it on it plays real good, then my signal slowly dies and comes back again and sometimes it dont, then again sometimes i have to plug it into the effects send to get a signal and then when i do i put it back in the main input to catch the signal off the effects send. anyone had this problem before?
and if so what was your remedy for it, and if so what you think could be causing it, and how much $$ would it take to fix it.
any advise or any info is appreciated on the randall head and my crate head.
thanks in advance
uhh i want a new dime but i only have like 400 dollars right now since i dont have job. and of course that is not enough for one with a floyd. like i said i dont have a job so a week before dime switched to dean i bought a washburn dime 333 and its got a stop tailpeice and i really dont think i could drop a ployd in it on account of the v tailpeice. but by andy change would i be able to put a floyd in there or will i have to save up for the Dime-o-flame(pyro+flame paintjob=GOOD) i dont know what i should do. please help
on Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:51 am
I'm a newbie to posting here on the forum but have been reading through a lot of this forum since shortly after that sad day in December.
I wasn't sure if this was an ok place to ask about this or not. If it's the wrong place, I do apologize. I mean no disrespect.
I was never fortunate enough to see Damageplan live. It sounds selfish, but that's part of what hurt me so much about Dime's passing - I would never get to see them.
I would love to find some Damageplan bootlegs (especially video!) but haven't found any to trade for. Does anyone know where I could find any? Would anyone be interested in helping me and trade or accept B+Ps if nothing on my list interested them?
Please leave a message or email me at email@example.com
if you're interested in my show list.
Thank you in advance for your kindness. It means a lot to me.
3 New CFH Image Montages Added for Download
Hey guys and gals, when I created the Free Wallpapers I made when this travesty shook our lives I did it with the purest intentions in mind, and by doing so I have received some VERY KICKASS feedback from you all. Recently I was asked by someone if I had made anymore since then. At the time this person asked me I had not, but I did say that there were two mosaics I had done that I didn’t release.
So I’ve added them to the gallery, and I was also inspired by this person to create another Free Wall paper, available in 1028 X 768 resolution and also for 800 X 600 resolution. I used the Lyrics form Soul Bleed, Cemetery Gates, and Floods (3 songs that now have completely different meanings to me now) and highlighted words to create a Word Mosaic of some sort I guess you would call it. But you can read from the top to the bottom and get what I’m saying, its not 100% perfect English, but its damned near 98%.
I hope you enjoy it, I have enjoyed making them, and receiving all the feedback for them. It has giving me a sliver of light in these dark times for this musician.
…and blacktooths for all!!!
Who are the future Dean From Hell owners?!
on Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:35 pm
Just curious as to the number of people visiting this site who've got their name on one. Are there any ads for the DFH other than machinehead.co.uk and this site? Can't wait to get mine!
Dimebolt Dean guitar--not Dean from Hell
Ok I saw this guitar and am wondering why this one didnt go into production with all the rest, anyone know?
Import Dean From Hell
on Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:11 am
When will they be available? I'm going to get either the Dime-o-flame or the import DFH, but I haven't seen it yet. When are they comming out? And are they going to be roughly the same price as the Dime-o-flame and FBD?
dimes tabacco burst washburn
Does anyone have or know where I can get a pic of dimes tabacco burst washburn?Its one from early in his relationship with washburn.
Anyone have more pics of Dime's dime O flage dean?
I'm looking for pics of the front and back of the Dime of Flage Dean dime was using.
I love this thing, I've always wanted a winter Camo guitar, and I was going to get a winter camo jackson, but this just looks the gazongas and I LOVE it.
Anyhow if there are any good pics of it from the front and the back would kick ass.
Has anybody noticed this?
by ML Tib
on Sun Feb 20, 2005 6:58 pm
The Tobaccoburst ML of Dime's has a soggy crotch on it.
randall warhead X2 vs. randall century 200s
is it just me, or does Dimes later Warhead X2 look like an attempted reintroduction of his century 200s?
they look to have the same layout, with the X2 having some modern modifications.
anybody have any thoughts or insights?
Dimebag Darrell´s Riffer Madness
Does anyone have this book? is there some good stuff in it or does it suck
What is our favourite riff, written by dimebag?
It is very hard to make a decision!
Great riffs are: Shedding Skin - Pantera (the first riff)
Becoming - Pantera
This Love - Pantera (the last slow riff)
But man, he wrote so many great riffs!
Did Dimebag write all songs of Pantera?
For Sale Custom Explorer, Signed By Dime.
Im selling my only guitar, it tis a custom explorer, with a set of EMG-ZW pick ups, original Gibson case, the wooden kind, not the cheap plastic version, it has the shape of the guitar inside to help protect it, it is a bit torn from touring, and the guitar and case are signed by the man himself (Dime).i bought the guitar about 5 years ago, and is no longer made.
Im selling the guitar because I injured my arm, and it looks like i wont be able to play again, and to see the guitar and knowing i cant play hurts me like hell.
well again in short:
Custom Explorer with EMG-ZW pick ups
Original Ginson Case (A bit Torn on the outside from touring, inside, perfect condition)
dunlop Strap locks
both guitar and case signed by Dime (when DamegePlan came to Soma, San diego)
I'm askin for $1100, or better offer( I think the prise is reasonable), soon I will post it on E-bay.
interested? here is my contact info:
Cell Phone #:
Vista California (san diego county)
Guess what I just got.....
FUUCK YEAA !!!
Who else is going...and where will YOU be before and after?
on Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:31 am
Got this tonight, color still has blood in it. I got it upside down on purpose so its visable while playing.
yesterday i got a little bored so i decided id try to do a sketch of a confederate razorback..not fully done but its coming out somewhat decent
New dean razorbacks!!!!!
on Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:12 pm
How do they sound,play, feel?
Ronald McDonalds culprit
on Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:09 pm
I was watching spongebob before work this morning, when a Mcdonalds commercial came on. Ronald was onstage playing a Red Dimebag culprit. It only shows it at the first of the comercial. Has anyone else seen this?
Any body knows?
I think more 40 ...
May be u have all pics?
Is Dean really gonna release the Dime MLs with the photoshop
Just wondering if Dean will put the photoshop tribute logo on the headstocks. As someone else here pointed out the tribute logo has a soggy crotch, and a regular nut instead of a floyd nut. You guys think that they will fix this, or are they even aware?
Also I never noticed the "Dime Traction knobs" on the new Dime series.
I never knew he used anything different than the regular speed knobs, but clearly they have traction knobs on the 2 vol controls, with a regular one on the tone. Even the Dime's old MLs had this! I never noticed. One last thing, does anyone know what they are using for the neck pickup ring? Is it just electrical tape like Dime used to do?
Ordered my Dime-O-Flame today .....
and I can't wait to get it.....
Sorry to post in both sections, but I just can't hold back my enthusiasm
Pics will be posted when I get it .....
Floyd change on the '79 MLF
I didn't find anything I understand ...
Can I take out the floyd and studs of the 79MLF and put an original floyd and studs in without any changes on the guitar itself? -> Do the MLF floyd and the original floyd have the 100% same dimensions?
Yes or No?
Thanx a thousand times! Christoph
Well, I accidentally blew my Guitar budget for this 1/4 - I ended up getting a Washburn Dimeslime - I didn't plan it like this, but despite all I have read on this forum about the general shoddyness of the Washburns, I have to say I don't agree - I would say it is better built than my Ibanez (which cost 3 times more...) and plays like a dream - the paintjob is also excellent - too bad Dean don't do a Dimeslime eh?! Well anyway, I had a go in the shop not expecting much, and it just sort of took me by surprise and next thing I knew I was at home shredding away on it so there you go...
Also, my wife decided we needed a new bed so there goes the rest of my spare money! However, I am still 100% set on a Z as soon as I can scrape the cash together, so keep my seat warm on the DOA!
So anyway, flame away - I can take it!
which one should i get
the guitar legend dime issue
guitar world tribute
Darrell pics for Joe
on Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:35 am
Ok Joe this is Kathy Michael uploaded these pics that we've been promising. On the yearbook pic page I am on the 3rd row 4th person over, last name Altal. The other yearbook pic Michael found, I forgot about it. The autographed picture was signed at Mars Music when Michael went with his friends. It was taken by Joe Giron a local photographer for the Ft. Worth Star Telegram who now lives in L.A. It was right before their performance at the Bronco Bowl, there's a pic of him that night on stage in the Darrell issue of Guitar Legends. I hope you guys enjoy them. The guy at walmart begged us for a copy of the autographed pic for framing purposes.
Does anyone know what brand did Dime used to dye his Goatte?
and what color is it? is it red, pink, marron, purple..?
I just cant get the same color, and it las about 3 weeks...
thanx to a friend in Mexico, who is total nut, he was able to find this video...well the trick to see them shooter and dime face to face is to keep pausing after you hear oh my god" then at 36 sec, they are face to face, looks like the shooter is on top of Dime, I wont lie, when i saw the image, i cried....
here is the link:
use the real one player, it works best
photo below is a snap shot
shooter to the left, dime iin red outfit, on the groung??
i hope you are kickin his a*s at this moment Dime
"Caged In A Rage"?
on Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:10 am
Anyone heard the song called "Caged In A Rage"? My friend played the song for me in his car, and it's definately Dime on guitar. But, who's singing? He said it might be Dime singing, and it's definately not Phil or Pat. It's not on New Found Power, and it's not on any Pantera album. Anyone have some info? The song is awesome and I really want more info on it!
anyone know where nathan gale is buried
i wanna piss on his grave and then beat in the tombstone with a sledge hammer. if he is buried that is.
why did dime switch back to dean
a new beginning or something. it was sort of random. was it because he joined krank and then he joined dean or what.
wich one should I buy
on Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:34 pm
wich one should I buy the FBD dimebag tribute ML or the Dime-O-Flame ML?
dimebags next and last cd?
on Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:49 pm
Damageplan manager said that was some material that darrell recorded with Damageplan prior his death and it will be realesed soon. Does anyone know when the next Damageplan cd will come out.
people killed in the shooting dec.8
i was wondering..last nite when i watched that news clip of the shooting, and it showed the body guard..it looked like the guy big val in the pantera home videos. does anyone know whether it is him or just footage of mayhem looking like him.
god i still cant believe all those people and most of all darrell are gone
one more question is does anyone have a rough idea of how many songs are going to be on the new Damageplan cd and that if there will be a concert dvd of some sort in the future
thanks in advance
on Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:06 am
Well I just bought my first Dean ML today on ebay. I am not real sure which model it is. I believe it is a MLX. The price was very right for me at this time. I would like to convert it to a floyd guitar though. So having said that..... How did dime have his done? I know that he didnt do the front cavity route. I know that he would have to have the rear one. Would it be able to use the mounting studs from the tunomatic bridge? Also as for the locking nut did he just have it put on after the nut or did he have it where it replced the nut? The guitar is supposed to be pretty dinged up so i am thinking about doing a rebel flag front on it. not completley sure yet. As I said before this will be my first Dean and I am very anxious to get it in my hands and see how it compares to my Jacksons. Thanks for any help you can give me!
Just wanted to say "Hey" just quickly. Been watching and lurking for awhile and actually in a bit of a "funk" since the day after the tragedy! Why is it that we continue to lose the "Good Ones"! I am actually a Bass Player at heart but have dabbled with Guitar all of my life! I just recently picked up a DD-11 Dime Distortion and have a deal pending on a Washburn (I know it's not a Dean, YET!) Air Force Graphics Dime Guitar and Case.................Plus I am gonna win the FBD Contest of course
Plans are for a razorback at somepoint, hoping to have the $$$ for the USA Tribute Version, if not I will certainly by a Tribute FBD at some point!
on Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:02 pm
anyone ever notice on some of dimes guitars their is black foam or t something with electrical tape over it right behind the locking nut, anyone know what thats for? you can see it in this forum on the "dimebolt not dfh" topic and ive seen it in a couple of other pics. i first saw it on the dfh but thought it was some kind of repair from when the headstok was broken but now ive noticed it on several of his mls.
Here is a Question for everybody..............
When Dime originally parted ways with Dean Guitars and basically designed an "ML" with Washburn, how is it that the folks at Washburn didn't get blasted with an Infringement Lawsuit "ala" Ibanez & Gibson????
I'd still like to see Dean do a Braziliaburst "Dime Slime"!!!
I know none of ya give a crap, but I do see the site getting hits everyday so I thought I may as well anounce it.
Im switching servers and should be running shortly into tommarrow evening CST. I will let everyone know when it is back up asap.
Thanks again for the support guys
Dime's Video sheduled for feb 28th 2005
well its 1.53 am and no video......
Dimebag "official" Memorial Show 8x10s now availab
Just a quick note to let you know if you were not able to attend the memorial show in Chicago last week, you can still purchase the official memorial show 8x10 photos via ebay , as there are plenty left.
You can view the auctions here:
A great item to frame and proudly display in your home or office.
When these are gone, they will not be duplicated in this fashion again.
They are all hand signed by me and numbered to only 333 worldwide !
There are still 11x14 prints available as well through my website at www.rockconcertfotos.com
you can find the link to the charity sale on the main page.
anybody seen this one?
on Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:31 pm
just saw this on ebay thought somebody might be interested
just was looking around on the internet and came across this..its still hard to think of what happened in that club that nite.
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 7˝-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."
just thought anyone who hasnt seen it would like to
i got bored so i decided id make a picture of "the ultimate metal band" it may not be THE ultimate but it would be cool
hope you like it
I just wanted to know if anybody out there had and dean guitar tattoos or dimebag darrell tattoos cause i just got my first and of course it had to be a dean ml i just wanna know if anybody else had any
I know it's old new but....
on Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:41 am
I was loooking at the NAMM pix.
That shot of Zakk with the Razorback Dime had made for him really said it all. Tore me up.
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on Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:03 am
Guys, part 2 of the Dimebag Interview will be posted here in about 10 minutes...
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It is amazing. i have a my washburn(sorry)dime and this strat rip-off and i play on both of them alot. and i realied that i can play alot more things on my dime than i can on my lil strat rip. I dont think i will ever buy another type of guitar unless it is a z or something. i want a dean so bad.
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