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Old 04-12-2013, 03:26 AM   #1
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how can i get dimebags tone

hey guys

ok first off i know i don't have the best amp or pedal for this but i am just in a phase of playing some pantera stuff and really want to get that killer tone happening.

i have a vox ac15 and a bad monkey,

is there a cheap way to get this tone i know he uses randall amps but i am not really wanting to spend too much on this as i don't usually play stuff like this.

is it a distortion pedal or something i can get?

i am aware of his tuning's aswell

cheers in advance

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Old 04-12-2013, 03:30 AM   #2
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:34 AM   #3
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Scoop them mids



my vox is only rocking treble and bass knobs and a tone cut master knob.

doesn't go to 11 either
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:50 AM   #4
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:14 AM   #5
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:45 AM   #7
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FTFY

Seriously TS, unless you can scoop the mids theres not much you can do. Though I guess you could get some distortion pedal with midrange control. Metal Muff maybe?
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:49 AM   #8
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http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...ad.php?t=688660

^ Check there or post there.

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thanks will definatly spend some time looking through that.


however my amp isnt gain driven at all and the bad monkey only goes so far is there any hardware that is cheap and would fit in seamlessly

just saw the metal muff post cheers

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:50 AM   #9
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Save your money on a new amp. As you clearly know you are not going to get that tone with a Vox AC15.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:04 AM   #10
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Save your money on a new amp. As you clearly know you are not going to get that tone with a Vox AC15.



i don't usually play metal so i don't really want a new amp
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I don't usually play metal but when I do I want to sound the worst.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:01 AM   #12
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You'll never get there unless you spend some cash.

His tone came from a lot of cash and a lot of practice.

You wont get there with your current gear but you can get closer by spending some money. At the very least you'll need a new amp.

If you never play metal then don't worry and just learn his stuff.
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Thats why I recommended distortion pedal. If quality does not really matter a dedicated distortion will work, it will atleast produce a sound that is close enough. Hell, even Boss MT2 will do the trick.
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strange you want to sound the worst sputnik


yeh im after mainly getting closer to it than what my tone range allows without paying alot of money.

ill look into some kinda distortion pedal with a mid control to get abit closer
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:53 AM   #17
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A Suhr Riot may be worth having a look at. May be a bit rich but if you scoop the amp enough it'd probably get you close enough for ****ing around.
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A Suhr Riot may be worth having a look at. May be a bit rich but if you scoop the amp enough it'd probably get you close enough for ****ing around.


His amp does have a 3 way EQ and so does not Suhr Riot. Plus its unnecessarily expensive for for just effing around, atleast here in europe.

So I still recommend checking out Metal Muff. It seems versatile enough. If your Vox takes pedals well that is.
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if you scoop the amp enough it'd probably get you close enough for ****ing around.

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unless you can scoop the mids theres not much you can do.


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evidently all your vox ac15 needs to sound like dimebag is a mids knob... so you can turn it down.

i like the 'crappy metal distortion pedal' idea (i think a metal zone in particular was suggested), that is one way of sounding like a raged out solid state amp (or buzzsaw).

if you really want dime's tone then i'd suggest a amp with a huge solid state power section. the amp needs to be high gain or you'll need to buy a pedal with a metal tone. you'd probably want a big cab with a couple speakers with lots of power handling.

that above description is just about the exact opposite of your ac15. so buy a metalzone
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #20
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the heaviest i would usually would play would be guns and roses stuff, i usually like blues, rock nice overdriven tones.

however

i started learning hollow then cowboys from hell, then started playing on my amp not just my griffin connect and couldn't match the tone even close,

ill try find some shitty cheap metal pedal with a mid control and have a go at it,

the bad monkey needs alot more gain but yes?
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