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#1
I need some help here.

I can't find tone close to dimebags. Dicking with my pedles for ages has not turnd up any tone quite like his. In the past i have googled it and couldent figure it out.

Bottom line i want to figure out what his tone is. Please tell me.
If you got it. Please tell me how you got it. Thank you.
Sorry for my ignorance.
#3
God help anybody that would want that tone but...

Get his signature amp, the Dime D100 or whatever it's called.
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#4
Randall warhead and bill lawrence pups. BAM you're there. Make sure the treble is maxed and the mids don't exist.
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#5
What's your amp?
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#8
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not the best of threads

I know. I posted it.
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God help anybody that would want that tone but...

Get his signature amp, the Dime D100 or whatever it's called.

I like his tone. Burtal and awesome. All of his sig amps have been made after he died.

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Randall warhead and bill lawrence pups. BAM you're there. Make sure the treble is maxed and the mids don't exist.

If i had the money i would try this. thanks

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What's your amp?

10w shitty thing. w/ only bass and treble. No mid.
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Buy a Boss Metal Zone pedal and scoop the mids. It's not like they were important anyway.

Hmmm....

Thanks for all of your input.
#11
Distortion.
Scoop Mids.
Done.
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#14
I kinda like how the D100 sounds honestly, would probably sound tons better with a decent cab too.
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#16
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I kinda like how the D100 sounds honestly, would probably sound tons better with a decent cab too.

meh, a Vypyr tube would do the same thing with some tweaking for like the same price.
#17
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meh, a Vypyr tube would do the same thing with some tweaking for like the same price.

Ok
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#18
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God help anybody that would want that tone but...

Get his signature amp, the Dime D100 or whatever it's called.

This is a very very very stupid idea...


His sig amps sound like crap, mainly cause with him being dead and all he had no way to tell them that the amps are crap not that they would listen seeing as this was just another way to cash in on dimes name.
#19
Quote by Darkdevil725
This is a very very very stupid idea...


His sig amps sound like crap, mainly cause with him being dead and all he had no way to tell them that the amps are crap not that they would listen seeing as this was just another way to cash in on dimes name.

Nobody needs Dimebag's approval on his tone. If you buy the D100 and get a decent Dime tone out of it, then it's not a very stupid idea is it?
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#20
Quote by Darkdevil725
This is a very very very stupid idea...


His sig amps sound like crap, mainly cause with him being dead and all he had no way to tell them that the amps are crap not that they would listen seeing as this was just another way to cash in on dimes name.

No offence but I don't think Dimebag was a very good judge of tone..
#21
Quote by Darkdevil725
His sig amps sound like crap, mainly cause with him being dead and all he had no way to tell them that the amps are crap not that they would listen seeing as this was just another way to cash in on dimes name.


i think his tech is still alive, and isn't dime famous for this quote:

“Dude, I haven’t set up my rig in over ten years! Here, talk to my guitar tech, he knows better than I do!” – Dimebag Darrell

that was in reference to someone asking him about his gear preference.
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#22
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i think his tech is still alive, and isn't dime famous for this quote:

“Dude, I haven’t set up my rig in over ten years! Here, talk to my guitar tech, he knows better than I do!” – Dimebag Darrell

that was in reference to someone asking him about his gear preference.




Touche...

Though im sure they never consulted his tech about these amps either cause then wouldnt they at least sound a little better than they do now?
#23
Quote by Darkdevil725

Touche...

Though im sure they never consulted his tech about these amps either cause then wouldnt they at least sound a little better than they do now?


i wonder how they even get the right to use his name to tell truth. there is so much 'dime' gear out there now, i just remember there being a sig guitar and sig wah when he was alive. now they have panties with his face on them.
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#24
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i wonder how they even get the right to use his name to tell truth. there is so much 'dime' gear out there now, i just remember there being a sig guitar and sig wah when he was alive. now they have panties with his face on them.


Nothing gets me wetter than a pair of Dime panties
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#25
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Nothing gets me wetter than a pair of Dime panties


would he have had to have worn them first?
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#26
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i wonder how they even get the right to use his name to tell truth. there is so much 'dime' gear out there now, i just remember there being a sig guitar and sig wah when he was alive. now they have panties with his face on them.


Its his wife or his sister, I forget. I know its some woman thats related to him.
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#27
How many of you are judging Dime's tone by 2012 standards? The tone he's (in)famous for is ~22 years old. I guarantee the majority of you weren't even alive in 1990.

Nearly everything else was a shitty black / death / thrash metal tone at that time. At least Dime's sound was interesting and in your face.

And thank you for making me feel so ****ing old!
#28
Quote by Hup
How many of you are judging Dime's tone by 2012 standards? The tone he's (in)famous for is ~22 years old. I guarantee the majority of you weren't even alive in 1990.

Nearly everything else was a shitty black / death / thrash metal tone at that time. At least Dime's sound was interesting and in your face.

And thank you for making me feel so ****ing old!


What does age have to do with anything? His tone was never good.
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#29
Quote by Hup
How many of you are judging Dime's tone by 2012 standards? The tone he's (in)famous for is ~22 years old. I guarantee the majority of you weren't even alive in 1990.

Nearly everything else was a shitty black / death / thrash metal tone at that time. At least Dime's sound was interesting and in your face.

And thank you for making me feel so ****ing old!


Black album came out in 91 and has aaaaaaaaaamazing tone, your argument is void. Also, Appetite for Destruction, or anything maiden did... Need I go on? Not everyone had shit tone in the 80s.
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#30
Quote by Hup
How many of you are judging Dime's tone by 2012 standards? The tone he's (in)famous for is ~22 years old. I guarantee the majority of you weren't even alive in 1990.

Nearly everything else was a shitty black / death / thrash metal tone at that time. At least Dime's sound was interesting and in your face.

And thank you for making me feel so ****ing old!


Still Got the Blues is from 1990,
and like half of UG has a boner for that Gary Moore tone.
#31
Quote by ticktockboom
Still Got the Blues is from 1990,
and like half of UG has a boner for that Gary Moore tone.


Way more than half. Plus its sexy as feck.
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#32
he didn't use the warhead much as far as i have read. i grew up on pantera, and dime's tone comes with it. he used a Randall RG100ES (i had two but sold them) or a Randall Century 200. i own a mint Century 100 1x12" and it brings in dime tones.

the RG100es was Cowboys, Vulgar i think was Century200 and far beyond driven RG100ES and i can't remember reinventing the steel, but he only used the warheads for clean. i may be flipping them [edit not flipping my amp, me not remembering which amp was used for what], but i bought my century 100 for $40 and it kills for dime tone on a budget.

he doesn't have my favorite tone, but like Pantera and used to play al ot of pantera years ago.

now i am more of a Down fan than pantera.
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#33
Quote by Hup
How many of you are judging Dime's tone by 2012 standards? The tone he's (in)famous for is ~22 years old. I guarantee the majority of you weren't even alive in 1990.

Nearly everything else was a shitty black / death / thrash metal tone at that time. At least Dime's sound was interesting and in your face.

And thank you for making me feel so ****ing old!


yeah, they didn't even invent slack tuned guitars till '96, before then metallica was tuning up (or speeding up the tape on their recording masters, not sure)

don't feel bad, you're not that much older than me. remember listening to white zombie and sepultura and thinking 'how can it get heavier than this?'
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

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#34
Quote by Hup
How many of you are judging Dime's tone by 2012 standards? The tone he's (in)famous for is ~22 years old. I guarantee the majority of you weren't even alive in 1990.

Nearly everything else was a shitty black / death / thrash metal tone at that time. At least Dime's sound was interesting and in your face.

And thank you for making me feel so ****ing old!


born in 90, had cowboys and vulgar tapes in my dad's truck when i was four or five. they were my favorite, he played them as long as mom wasn't around.
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#35
I will never understand guitarists that just let techs deal with their gear. It's like... what? I don't even.

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What does age have to do with anything? His tone was never good.



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#36
Want Pantera tone? Buy a shitty SS amp and attack the speaker with a slag pick.

Didn't mind his tone on Damageplan though. That's a Krank.
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#37
I remember reading an interview with Paul Gilbert a few years ago.

He met EVH one time, and played with his gear. His hotrodded amps, the original Frankenstein; the lot.

What Paul noticed was not the sounds of Eddie coming out of the set up, but himself. This is because Gilbert plays like Gilbert, and not EVH.

You play like you, not like Dime.

Your gear makes little difference when trying to emulate a sound. What, and HOW you play makes the biggest difference.


Also;


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yeah, they didn't even invent slack tuned guitars till '96, before then metallica was tuning up (or speeding up the tape on their recording masters, not sure)

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#38
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I remember reading an interview with Paul Gilbert a few years ago.

He met EVH one time, and played with his gear. His hotrodded amps, the original Frankenstein; the lot.

What Paul noticed was not the sounds of Eddie coming out of the set up, but himself. This is because Gilbert plays like Gilbert, and not EVH.

You play like you, not like Dime.

Your gear makes little difference when trying to emulate a sound. What, and HOW you play makes the biggest difference.

I understand where you're coming from, but a blanket statement like "gear doesn't matter to your sound" is just false. If Clapton played through Slipknot's guitars and their amps with their settings it ain't gonna sound like Clapton. If you want to emulate a TONE, you have to start with their gear. The nuances of tone can be subtle but to a trained ear they're massive.
#40
If you're recording I found this article helpful...

http://www.hamptonplace.com/tonedepot/settings/rec016.php

It definitely helps get that "fizz" sound into your recording, two eq pedals (one after the guitar boosting mids, one in the fx loop scooping mids) can also help.

Personally I love Dimebags tone however I understand why it's a very love/hate affair. There's no denying though he was a massive talent who is sorely missed
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