Members of the Guitar World crew paid a visit to the Dean Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on Dimebag Darrell's Original Dean from Hell.
Check out Dimebag Darrell’s “Whiskey Road,” an unreleased home demo from 2001 featuring the Pantera guitarist on all instruments. See below for a 30-second preview clip, and stay tuned for the complete song as well as a guitar transcription in the February 2015 issue of Guitar World.
Believe it or not, Pantera’s “The Art of Shredding” translates awesomely to acoustic in the hands of the masterful percussive player, Sam Westphalen. Here he is in the studio at the Australian Institute of Music laying it down.
In the last few columns we've been zoning in on lead-playing and shit so let's get back to doing some hard-driving rhythm work for a while-'cos well-balanced players rip on rhythm as well as leads. As far as I'm concerned, it's no good being able to wail out smokin' leads if your rhythm chops hugg! I've been into playing rhythm from day one, and a lot of that has to do with having a brother who kicks ass on drums.
Luckily, musicians in search of quality signature gear — from guitars to amps to effects to pickups — don't have to worry about that nonsense. Generally, gear manufacturers work closely with their signature artists, in some cases, right down to the tiniest of details (Some artists repeatedly send back the prototypes until they're perfect).