Get Dimebag Darrell’s Tone from Pantera’s ‘Cowboys from Hell’ on Your iPhone or iPad with Amplitube for iOS

IK Multimedia has announced that its Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection is now available inside AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad. The collection, which models the exact gear used by Dimebag to record Pantera's classic 1990 album, Cowboys from Hell, was developed in conjunction with Dime’s longtime guitar tech and right-hand man, Grady Champion, and carefully models all the personal guitar effects, amplifiers and cabinets Dime used in the studio while recording the album.

The CFH Collection features nine brand new models including two amps, two cabinets and five stompboxes. The full list of models, courtesy of IK Multimedia, can be seen below:


- Darrell 100

Modeled to meticulously mirror the much-coveted Randall RG 100 ES 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 120 CFH

Based on the 1986 Roland JC-120, this amp was used on the song “Cemetery Gates.” Fine-tuned to match the exact tone you hear on the album.


- 4x12" CFH

Based on the Randall 412 JB 4x12-inch cabinet and is the perfect companion to the Darrell 100 amplifier.

- 2x12" CFH

Based on the cabinet section of the Roland JC-120 amp combo which features 2x12-inch speakers.   


- 6 Band EQ

Six-band graphic EQ based on a unit by MXR, this was used to shape and boost the sound before the amp.

- Pre EQ 3

Three-Band Parametric EQ, based on the Furman PQ-3, which offers great flexibility for sound shaping.

- Dime Wah

Based on the Dunlop Cry Baby GCB95. Modeled with precise attention to Dime’s lead tones.

- Flanger Doubler

Based on an MXR Flanger Doubler, this model offers two effects in one. Primarily used by Dime in “doubler mode” to thicken in his overall tone.

- Dime Noise Gate

Fast and very responsive. Based on the Rocktron Hush IIB model.

For more information, head over to IK Multimedia.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.