Celebrating Dimebag's Birthday: Here's 'Walk' Isolated Guitar Track

Pantera axe god would have been 48 today.

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Today (August 20) marks the day when late great Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell would have turned 48.

Celebrating the icon, metal community collectively rose up in a myriad of tributes and honors. To pay some re-spect, we're bringing you the master at work - "Walk" guitar track awaits below.

As most of you would know, Dime co-founded Pantera way back in 1981, starting from early glam rock beginnings to becoming one of the ultimate greats.

He was shot dead onstage on December 8, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio.

See what the metal world had to say about Darrell and share your own tributes in the comments.

Happy 48th Birthday Dimebag Darrell. In celebration of his birthday, New official website: http://t.co/GNqnYRSJuX pic.twitter.com/sl5OGJNJf5

- Pantera (@Pantera) August 20, 2014

Happy Birthday to the guitar great and Ace friend/fan Dimebag Darrell. He'll be forever missed. pic.twitter.com/QzhV9hPdmR

- Ace Frehley (@ace_frehley) August 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Dimebag! You are missed! @Pantera #HappyBirthdayDimebagDarrell pic.twitter.com/dgzaOiL8Rd

- Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) August 20, 2014

HAPPY BL B-DAY To THE ONE & THE ONLY ST.DIME!!! tBLSt SDMF tDIMEt pic.twitter.com/QPVWSS5N8K

- Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) August 20, 2014

HAPPY ETERNAL BIRTHDAY TO DIMEBAG DARRELL. MISS YOU MY FRIEND. RIP. @Pantera pic.twitter.com/lMpny1SM1M

- DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) August 20, 2014

Feelin it, Dallas 95 @Pantera #Dimebagdarrell pic.twitter.com/V3ZKwOLcwW

- Charlie Benante (@skisum) August 20, 2014

Today is August 20th! Happy Birthday #DimebagDarrell Gone but not forgotten! Listen to @SXMLiquidMetal all day as @josemangin pays tribute!

- Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) August 20, 2014

From all at Marshall, we celebrate the life of Dimebag Darrell on his birthday today #liveformusic pic.twitter.com/pjiVr5C0NI

- Marshall Amps (@MarshallAmpsUK) August 20, 2014

Big day for birthdays in the metal family. Happy Birthday to these 3 LEGENDS! #RobertPlant #DimebagDarrell... http://t.co/EBll0skmpT

- FOZZY (@FOZZYROCK) August 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Robert Plant!!! (LED ZEP) RIP and Happy Birthday Dimebag Darrell(PANTERA) and Phil Lynott (THIN LIZZY) ~ Gonzo Sandoval~

- the armored saint (@thearmoredsaint) August 20, 2014

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    N7Crazy
    Even when Draiman is being respectful, his assumingly stuck caps lock makes everything he writes seem more comical than anything else.
    Jimjambanx
    TBH it sounds almost identical if it had the bass in there too. Great song and cool tribute, but man that song has less bass than ...And Justice For All.
    ledzep426
    Thats one ugly guitar tone.
    ripper992
    Really? I was just about to say how killer it still sounds. I mean the solo... you're trollin', right?
    Dynamight
    How good a tone sounds is an opinion, not fact. Both of you are entitled to yours.
    Rebel Scum
    It is ugly sounding. Most of Dime's guitar tones were a bit too trebley for my liking but it certainly cuts through the track.
    slapsymcdougal
    Well, that's kind of the thing, isn't it? If you play in a band, you should mould your tone to sound good as part of the band, not a 'b3dr00m br00t4l' that sound slike ass when it's competing for sonic space with bass, drums, vocals and such.
    cfhdomination
    Matter of opinion dude. I personally think it's awesome. Dime is the reason I own a Randall RG100ES. That amp is just flat out smokin'!
    Akkeli
    Not my kind of sound, but it certainly suits Pantera. Well, it was there sound after all
    EnslaveTheWorld
    Most boring riff of all time. Why couldn't we have gotten Fucking Hostile or Shattered or something cool?