Dimebag comes to AmpliTube

AT-Dimebag_Darrell@2xLooking for those elusive CFH Randall tones? Look no further!

Those who covet Dimebag’s heavier-than-heavy guitar sound are in for a treat with the announcement that IK Multimedia is bringing the Texas rebel’s abrasive guitar sound to their AmpliTube plug-in.

“The new collection features models of the exact gear used by ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Lance Abbott on Pantera’s groundbreaking album Cowboys From Hell. Mac/PC users can enjoy nine brand new models including two amps, two cabinets and five stompboxes.”

To get it right, IK Multimedia says it worked with now legendary Dimebag guitar tech Grady Champion, precisely modelling all of Dime’s guitar tones from the album and utilizing all the personal guitar effects, amplifiers and cabinets he used while recording Cowboys From Hell, including Dime’s Randall RG 100ES Amplifier.

“Dime’s tone was so unique,” says Champion. “You automatically knew it was him as soon as he strapped on his guitar and hit that first note.”

“What a lucky guy I was to know him. He was my friend first and took me on a ride I’ll never forget. I owe him everything. I am very fortunate to be included in this project and help create the Dimebag Darrell Cowboys From Hell version of AmpliTube. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.”


Here’s what’s inside:

Five Stompboxes:

6-Band EQ, six-band graphic EQ based on a unit by MXR®; used to shape and boost sound before the amp.

Pre EQ 3, three-Band Parametric EQ based on the Furman® PQ-3; offers great flexibility for sound shaping.

Flanger Doubler, based on an MXR® Flanger Doubler, offering two effects in one. Primarily used by Dime in “doubler mode” to thicken in his overall tone.

Dime Wah, based on the Dunlop® Cry Baby® GCB95. Modeled with precise attention to Dime’s lead tones.

Dime Noise Gate, fast and very responsive; based on the Rocktron® Hush IIB model.


Two Amplifiers:

Darrell From Hell 100, modeled to meticulously mirror the highly coveted Randall® RG 100ES solid-state, 120 watt amplifier. The sound and tone of this amp became famous when Dime started using it in the early Pantera days.

Jazz Amp 120CFH, based on the 1986 Roland JC120®, this stereo amp was used on the song Cemetery Gates. Fine-tuned to match the exact tone heard on the album.

Two Cabinets:

Darrell From Hell 412, based on the Randall® 412JB; the perfect companion to the Darrell From Hell 100 amplifier.

JP Jazz CFH, the stereo cabinet section of the Roland JC120® combo that features 2×12-inch speakers.

The Collection is available for pre-order via IK’s online store, inside the Custom Shop, or from IK authorized retailers for a special introductory price of $/€79.99.

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