Jim Root recalls the time Dimebag Darrell gifted him a Dunlop Cry Baby From Hell wah pedal

[L-R] Dimebag Darrell and Jim Root
(Image credit: Annamaria DiSanto/Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Dimebag Darrell's legacy is irreversibly etched onto the guitar world. His tone is unmistakable, and his influence without question. Even now, just over 16 years after his death, Dean Guitars continues to pay homage to the Pantera legend with fresh Dime-branded electric guitar models.

But how many people can say they've received a piece of gear from the guitar icon himself? 

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.