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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, Sep 10, 2019.
Almost 15 years after his death, the loss is still felt with Metal heads.
I never got into Pantera (or much metal in general), but I always enjoyed his interviews and lessons in guitar mags. He always seemed enthusiastic and genuine, and eager to share it.
That s a cool video. Ola is fun.
I never got into Pantera that much either. But at the NAMM show back in 2003 I watched as Dimebag and his brother Vinnie Paul spent the whole day at the Korg booth, greeting fans like long lost relatives, gladly signing autographs, taking pictures, hugging fans, etc. Their handlers had to literally drag them out at the end of the day. I was a big fan of the brothers after that...
I met him when I was in high school at a signing and he was super cool and super nice. He told me my jean jacket vest was cool. Haha. I loved Pantera so much back then.
I’m not much of a metal listener, but there was always an undefinable underlying boogie to Pantera’s music that would keep me listening to one more song...also, the fact that they weren’t hair/pop metal made me more tolerant as well.
Also, the fact that they were “local” (30 miles to the east of my hometown) made me notice them a bit more as well.
I have heard experiences from outlaw country (my second-favorite genre after blues) players and legends that Mr. Abbott was an enthusiastic fan and supporter of them.
Been a fan since the beginning, I put Vulgar Display Of Power on then CFH and Far Beyond Driven on repeat rotation!
It must have been in the water...
This was the other project of Pantera Vocalist Phil Anselmo
Check out this video where Ola visits an Australian guy who has a big collection of Dimebag guitars.
Pantera with DAC. One song features Hank III as well.
He used to come into our music store in Balch Springs all the time as a teenager. He would go through our used old pedal boxes looking for the weird stuff. This was long before he was in Pantera.
truely a great loss for the music industry, and senseless as well
interesting to see each incarnation of his guitars , thank you for posting!
I have three of his designs: Dixie Rebel, Dime O Flame, and a Razor V.
I absolutely love his bridge pickup!
I thought his cousin half a pound paul was much better, but he rarely toured, mostly ate donuts and watched tv.
if you could get him to turn on his amp and tune his guitar, he was magic. 1/2lb paul, nobody even talks about him anymore.
There used to be a member or two, here, who lived in Dime's general neighborhood, saw him out and about, and said he was a regular guy that mowed his own lawn. One member said that Dime used to dress up at Halloween, hand out candy at the front door, and always put up a giant spider that spanned the roof of the house.
Never listened to him or that band when they were around and if he and they were still here I wouldn’t listen to them either.
But - I sure wish he and his brother were still here because so many really diverse people that I like and respect musically loved them and , they seemed like super nice guys.
The most interesting in my opinion was that Hamer made one.
Dime apparently didn't like that reverse headstock.
But all the same it looks way better than the BC Rich prototype.
Dimebag had Washburn make a custom one-off for his buddy Zakk Wylde too.
And here's a picture of Dimebag actually giving the guitar to Zakk Wylde.
"Aw, you shouldn't have!"