Clearing up the issue of Dime, Dean, and Washburn.

There seems to be lots of confusion out there about Dime, Dean & Washburn. Dean was Dime’s first love. Dean stopped making guitars in the early 90’s. So, that’s when Dime went to Washburn. Dean Guitars was revived in the late 90’s. Once Dime had fulfilled his contractual obligation to Washburn, he made the move back to Dean. Sadly, it was only weeks before his death that his deal with Dean was signed. Check out this video of Dime talking about lifelong love of Dean Guitars.

Vinnie Paul Reflects on Dimebag Darrell’s Final Days, Says He’s ‘Found Peace’

While speaking with Fozzy singer/wrestling legend Chris Jericho on his podcast, ‘Talk is Jericho,’ Vinnie Paul opened up about his current feelings on Dime’s death nearly 10 years later.

Listen to the podcast below. Vinnie comes in at about 18 min 40 sec:

Seymour Duncan recently launched the Dimebag Darrell Signature Set.

The set includes a SH-1 ’59 Bridge (for the neck position) & a Dimebucker.

Dimebag Darrell is on the cover of the recent Australian Guitar Magazine.

They pay tribute to Dimebag and commemorate the release of the 20th anniversary edition of Pantera’s ‘Far Beyond Driven’. Pick up a copy today!


Dimebag was inducted into Hollywood’s Rockwalk at Guitar Center on this day in 2007.


Ride For Dime Philly Chapter presenting a donation to the Bristol Area Active Adult Center. Thanks to all involved!


We were honored to be able to help the Center

~ Damian

Ride For Dime Philly Chapter

Talking Tone With Dimebag Darrell’s Tech Grady Champion.

Grady spoke to the folks at Seymour Duncan about Dimebucker, ’59 bridge and more! Read it here:

Dimebag Darrell “RIFFER MADNESS” Lost tape from 1993.

Dimebag Darrell backstage in New York doing “SQUEAL LIKE A PIG”, “WALK” Solo both at speed and slow, “NO GOOD( ATTACK THE RADICAL)” solo part

Far Beyond Driven (20th Anniversary Edition) is here!

This 2CD set includes the band’s milestone studio album remastered, plus a bonus disc featuring their legendary live performance from Donington ’94!

Get it now:


‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott Wins Loudwire’s Greatest Metal Guitarist Tournament

As originally posted on here.

In a competition that started out with 32 of metal’s finest axe-slingers and shredders, and featured well over a million votes, late Pantera legend ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott has emerged victorious in Loudwire’s Greatest Metal Guitarist tournament.

The fan-voted competition took some unexpected twists and turns during its one-month run, with early favorites like Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and late virtuoso Randy Rhoads being ousted by the likes of Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates and Tool’s Adam Jones in the bracket-style tournament.

In fact, it was the Tool guitarist who made it all the way to the final round against Dimebag. And with about 12 hours left, the championship match was a virtual tie, with only a few votes separating the two remaining contenders. However, Pantera’s legions of fans came through in the final stretch, leading Dimebag to the ultimate victory.

Dimebag’s path to victory wasn’t an easy one, as he also beat such accomplished musicians as Zakk Wylde and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci along the way. While the debate will continue well beyond our tournament, in many ways it can be argued that Dimebag was the ultimate metal guitarist. He took what he learned from the likes of Iommi, Rhoads and Joe Satriani and made it his own. He then went on to influence a generation of guitarists who came after him.

With all the votes in from you, the fans, Loudwire proudly declares the late great ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott as the Greatest Metal Guitarist. Getcha pull!