Price paid: $ 165
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
I'm very small on effects, but this Wah had found a place on my rig almost immediately. Simply a Dean ML, formerly a straight shot to my MG100HDFX (yeah, yeah, MG, but it works for me), but is now a Guitar-Wah-Amp setup capable of kicking sonic ass. If I crank everything, all goes smoothly as long as I have everything set to what I want them to be. I can take this pedal over the top with every knob to the dime and let the leads scream "metal-from-hell", or I can soften them up a substantial bit for a very subtle touch of vocalization the most humble of players can admire.
Overall Impression — 10
I love to play metal solos through this pedal, and it blows me away every night with it's superior tone. All I have to do is dial everything back and the next thing I know, I'm playing hard rock and blues in an instant. Half a decade has gone by learning how to play, and I only wish I could have grabbed this pedal sooner, because it is an excellent Tool for expanding a grasp on guitar sounds. If someone were able to wrench this pedal out from under my foot, I'd have to beat them with it, and I guarantee it'd still sound wicked perfect. But if they got away, I'd skip my happy self all the way back to GC and grab me a fresh one. I'm a fan of the camo paint job, and I'm a skater, so the skate grip on the rocker set me over the edge with love for this box. I sort of knew I'd Pick this over the Zakk Wylde model, even though I really couldn't decide. The clerk up front said "That Dime's got a bigger sweep though", so I said I'd take it. It has everything I'll ever need and I'll never look back.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've put all my weight and force onto, into, and upon this pedal and one thing's for sure; this box ain't breaking. It's been kicked, dropped, crushed, and slammed, but has gone onto a perfect set every time. I honestly believe this pedal will outlast me. I never have used a backup, and never will with this outstandingly durable piece of machinery.
Ease of Use — 8
Named after the late Guitarist, the Dimebag Signature wah has been labeled as a monster pedal suited to monster playing styles. True to Dunlop Fame, the Dimebag Wah is both versatile and sturdy, and in comparison to other Wah models, this one comes with more options for the most discriminating tone seekers out there. The unit has been fitted with a 5-way selector Switch for picking that perfect frequency band, from bottomed out low-C tunings to searing high leads, the selector can find what you want at the turn of a dial. If that wasn't fun enough, it also comes with the Variable Q-Control found on various other Dunlop Wah models, and sports a fine-tuning mini knob right next to it to further extend your tonal foundation to extreme bounds. Combine all that with a kick-in boost button located near the heel, and it's own boost level mini-knob next to the fine tuning control, and this pedal becomes a raging box of hell perfect for making your axe scream. All the bells and whistles that come with it are hard to work with at first, so if you seek a specific sound, be prepared to spend a lot of time dialing it in. No manual will tell you how you want to sound, so you'll have to use the good ol' earholes to tell you what's good.