The Dimebag Signature Set At the time Dime came to us in 2000 he had already been using the ’59 neck pickup for years. In the bridge he had been using the XXL-500 but still felt something was missing. We worked with him to find a pickup that would be a perfect match for his ideal tone and…

Band Basics: Part 2 – The Music

The most important aspect of any band is the music. It’s the reason people even care about the band in the first place. Rarely do you hear someone say, “Yea, I don’t like their music, but they look so cool that I have to be a fan.” That’d be ridiculous. Music creates a connection with people where they can relate to what the group is saying. Without that, it makes all else irrelevant.

Viewing Your Band As A Business: Introduction

The music industry is a difficult industry to break into. For every successful band, there are thousands of failed ones. Many young musicians sit in their rooms dreaming of making it big, like the idols covering their walls. They see the money, the girls, and the larger than life lifestyle and want it all. The problem lies in that they have no clue how to obtain it or even where to start.

Reinventing The Steel: Dimebag Darrell’s SH-13 Dimebucker

Pantera and Damageplan’s Dimebag Darrell was one of a kind. At a time when many players were using rack systems or tube heads to achieve warm, smooth tones, he blasted out of Texas with a jagged, aggressive sound based on a solid state amplifier, an EQ and a hell of a lot of attitude. As he refined his equipment needs, Dimebag put the results of his discoveries and preferences into various pieces of signature gear. And the SH-13 Dimebucker was a key part of his search for the ultimate metal tone.

Dimebag Darrell of Pantera

Dimebag Darrell: Reinventing the Steel with the SH-13 Dimebucker by Lisa Sharken Dimebag Darrell is a player who needs little introduction. Bred on classic rock and heavy metal, Dime analyzed the styles and tones of his favorite players, then forged his own signature style and sound with Pantera. Rather than to follow the trends set…

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