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#1
Everybody seems to be worshipping the very ground Dimebag Darrell stepped on, but why?
What made him better than any of the other guitarists out there?

Im not insulting him, or questioning him- im just asking.
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He wrote some of the bad assed riffs ever, but i can´t think of any more things, just the whammy.

What the hell, they should better be worshipping Randy Rhoads!
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cuz hes GOD
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#5
I definitely wouldn't say I "worship the ground he walks on" but he is one of my main inspirations because of the feel of his playing and just the general attitude associated with his sound. And I just love the sound, too.

And listen to the solo in "Walk". If you have any more questions after hearing that I can't help you...
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cause hes quite simply and absloute beast !!!.

His guitar tone, his playing, his personality he was simply one of the cooolest guys ever.
Not to mention hes inspired a countless number of guitarists across the years.

So to round it all up hes a ****ing beast

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People (including myself) think that he wrote awesome riffs, kickass solos, and pioneered the groove-metal sound (arguably).

Ironically, I think it was his on-stage murder that really catapulted him into god status.
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#8
heads up your going to be slammed ridaculed and chewed out for posting this always ongoing arguement...

my way of saying to you nicely that this has been posted hundreds of times man

but ill give you what i think anyway i think he was a great guitar player in a metal influencing band which made him that much greater he had a great career wrote some incredible solos and riffs and became even more famous after his death

my opinion is hes "worshipped" because he made it big thats hard to do he didnt just make it big but was one of the best of his time and people are always just star struck

ill leave it up to somebody else to slam him and say why he isnt good at all cause somebody always has this opinion but usually it goes great guitar player, popular band, even more popular guy as he loved his fans, tragic death, thus equalling him being loved and having lots of fans

hope i helped you out man but as i said heads up your about to be slammed for posting this..
#9
Whatever people want to claim, his current godlike status is simply because of his tragic death on stage
He was a great guitarist, who did invent a certain sound (face it, he did), he was original and just had "it".
HOWEVER
He's been over worshipped to the point where 90% of the people who are like "DIMEBAG IS GOD! BEST GUITARIST EVER ZOMG!" are only saying that because he's dead.
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He died, that's why.
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#11
Dimebag's riffs are pretty bad ass. He's not like technically talented like Necrophagist's guitarists but hell hes got some great riffs. And the dime squealies sound cool as hell.

But really it's just the great sound and feel of those riffs.
And the fact that he died performing on stage tragically like that.

But he died like a true performer.
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He was a fantastic guitarist, but the actual reason that he is worshipped so much is because of how he died.
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alright, you guys all have excellent points- except for the guys who said "cuz hes GOD!" That wasnt helpful at all.

+1 to everyone who said its cause hes dead. I think you're right.
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He's worshiped because he took some of the simplest notes and turned them into some of the heaviest riffs ever made. Simplicity + Innovative = Legend
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#18
I'll bring in an opposing idea, since most people here think Dime is great. I honestly never liked him much, his riffs were pretty bone-crushing (for mainstream metal) but his solos were kinda. Meh. Also, people mostly like 'im because of the death.
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#19
I don't know everyones reasons for loving Dime but the Riffs he created just pumps you up. They get into you and fill your ears with such techical grace, no doubt alot of his riffs were easy but its the standard he set himself. The way he died was another reason people love him so much, Its like JFK or Lincoln well not in the way they were Presidents. But In the way they presented themselves with an air of confedence yet maintained the abillity to remember who got them there. Dime was a person who gave back to the fans. I've heard interveiws where people talk about how at autograph sessions Kids would walk up and say "I wish someday I could play like you" and Dime would go in the back and grab the kid a guitar and give it to him. Really what made him great was his spirit of a wild and caring person off the stage. Just the willingness to reach out to the fans who made him a Legend.
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I've heard interveiws where people talk about how at autograph sessions Kids would walk up and say "I wish someday I could play like you" and Dime would go in the back and grab the kid a guitar and give it to him.

He did? WOW.
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Cause he got shot and died.

Valfar > Dimebag

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Cause he got shot and died.

Valfar > Dimebag

Damn right. He's a legend of a man.

Anyway, this should be in the Pantera thread. If I keep reporting things, people are going to think I'm a prick.

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I think this is an excellent point. I loved Pantera's overall attitude about themselves and the music world.

Even though the whole "he's dead" idea is kinda true, Dime really does deserve a lot of the respect he gets. He really just was a good fucking player and an awesome guy who influeneced tons of guitarists, what's not to like?

Hell, if someone had posted the same thing about Chuck Schuldiner I bet like nobody (myself included) would use the "he's dead" arguement.
#27
IMO it's only because he's dead.

He influenced nothing but the groove metal genre, which basically inspired nu metal. It was a stripped down version of thrash. He was doing nothing that hadn't already been done by other guitarists. His playing was basically pentatonic shapes, and his tone was god awful. (He used solid state?!)

He was a good guitarist, but he's far from god-like. Also: Pantera didn't keep metal alive during the 90's. There were tons of amazing metal releases during that period. Hell, Nile were born.

It's unfair to compare him to Chuck. Chuck is a true pioneer, who really did inspire a whole generation of guitarists, and a massive genre of music.
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#28
dime isnt the best guitarist. this doesnt explain his level of worship, but he isnt the best. he is my hero, and he is my favorite, but honestly, not the best. the best is in the genre of symphonic progressive power metal, like eric johnson, or satriani. dime however, had 1 thing they dont have, and it isnt the ability to play sloppy sweep arpegios or play a solo based on bright synth sounds and pedal effects, not that the afformentioned guitarists use these, they are great, but they get old to me after a while, a 20 minute solo and no riff to mosh to isnt my bag. the 1 thing dime had was heart and soul. he played because he loved to, not because he wanted to show off (like steve vai). dime is remembered and worshipped because he had a gift, and that gift was to be able to shred with an unrivaled sound, and most of that sound came from his heart. listen to anything he has ever played, something about his solos are special. listen to "floods" for example, he wrote the outro when he was 16, and built from that. this song also has my favorite solo he has ever written. or "hollow". listen to that, over and over again. it is as if he knew that anselmo was gonna hit the road and that he knew that he was going to die on stage. he wrote and played "hollow" with so much feeling that it is like he knew he would die. that is why he is worshipped, and why he is a god on 6 strings. it takes 2 guitarists to play what he can play on one guitar. and when i talk about him playing with his heart, im not talking some emo bull****, i mean that he loved what did, and put his heart and soul into his music, unlike some of the other no talent ass clowns out there today. dime is my hero, and if you ever listened to pantera, damage plan, or rebel meets rebel, then you would know why. R.I.P. DIME \m/(o.0 )\m/
#29
He was a great guitarist and he had a look and feel to his work and an image that pioneered Pantera as being one of the memorable yet still very well circulated and accepted bands of the 90s. He was a huge image associated with pinch harmonics (because he used them all the time) which became pretty big to use after Pantera's circulation and especially after his death. His death is what makes everyone really love him especially as people imagine what legendary music he could have made if he had not died. The fact that someone actually murdered him makes him more of a legend, because he seems to be the victim of misunderstanding, and becomes a martyr in metalheads' eyes everywhere.

EDIT: also i'm pretty sure he was technically skilled to the point where he won a statewide guitar competition when he was like 12.

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#30
He's awesome
but dead people are just immortalized more

before hendrix was gone he was an "pretty cool gutiarist...a little dirty lookin..." and now hes all over the place as an icon

Dime deserves respect though, but the only guitarist not with us that should be worshipped like that is probably Randy Rhoads
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He's awesome
but dead people are just immortalized more

before hendrix was gone he was an "pretty cool gutiarist...a little dirty lookin..." and now hes all over the place as an icon

Dime deserves respect though, but the only guitarist not with us that should be worshipped like that is probably Randy Rhoads


Chuck Schuldiner > Dimebag
James Malone > Dimebag

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Chuck Schuldiner > Dimebag
James Malone > Dimebag

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TS delete your first post and kill this disgrace of a thread.
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#35
What about Chuck Shuldiner? He died, and hes SO much better then Dime was.

Well maybe not so, but he is in my book.
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#37
I don't think it's only because he died. I have a bunch of old Guitar World copies and Dime was worshipped pretty good in those. He achieved God status when he died though, it happens to a lot of musicians.
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dime isnt the best guitarist. this doesnt explain his level of worship, but he isnt the best. he is my hero, and he is my favorite, but honestly, not the best. the best is in the genre of symphonic progressive power metal, like eric johnson, or satriani. dime however, had 1 thing they dont have, and it isnt the ability to play sloppy sweep arpegios or play a solo based on bright synth sounds and pedal effects, not that the afformentioned guitarists use these, they are great, but they get old to me after a while, a 20 minute solo and no riff to mosh to isnt my bag. the 1 thing dime had was heart and soul. he played because he loved to, not because he wanted to show off (like steve vai). dime is remembered and worshipped because he had a gift, and that gift was to be able to shred with an unrivaled sound, and most of that sound came from his heart. listen to anything he has ever played, something about his solos are special. listen to "floods" for example, he wrote the outro when he was 16, and built from that. this song also has my favorite solo he has ever written. or "hollow". listen to that, over and over again. it is as if he knew that anselmo was gonna hit the road and that he knew that he was going to die on stage. he wrote and played "hollow" with so much feeling that it is like he knew he would die. that is why he is worshipped, and why he is a god on 6 strings. it takes 2 guitarists to play what he can play on one guitar. and when i talk about him playing with his heart, im not talking some emo bull****, i mean that he loved what did, and put his heart and soul into his music, unlike some of the other no talent ass clowns out there today. dime is my hero, and if you ever listened to pantera, damage plan, or rebel meets rebel, then you would know why. R.I.P. DIME \m/(o.0 )\m/

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#39
actually i recently came to a conclusion about dime. hes one of the best guitarists ever. like probably better than most of the guitarists people think of when you say good guitarist. yo uknow like clapton or whoever yo uthink is good.(i personally dont like clapton too much) but anyway dime has(had :/ RIP) the ability to play with some of the most soul in his solos ive ever heard. example: cemetary gates, floods etc. he also plays very technically to show his finger skills and agressive side example: domination etc. just stuff like that when done properly as dime has done makes an exelent guitarist. now dont get me wrong i dont like pantera all that much. but dime as a guitarist i respect ALOT more than anyone like clapton orwhoever you think of.
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