20 Nov 2018

Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection Now Available

Featuring models of the gear used on Pantera’s classic album, Cowboys From Hell

The Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube is available now! This new collection features models of the exact gear used by “Dimebag” Darrell Lance Abbott on Pantera’s groundbreaking album Cowboys From Hell. Mac/PC users can enjoy nine brand new models including two amps, two cabinets and five stompboxes.

Dimebag is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time and a legendary, genre defining musician. IK Multimedia worked with Dime’s long-time guitar tech and right hand man, Grady Champion, to precisely model all of Dime’s guitar tones from the album utilizing all the personal guitar effects, amplifiers and cabinets he used while recording Cowboys From Hell. Available in a convenient desktop app and DAW plug-in, guitarists can now play and record using the same gear and settings Dime did.

To celebrate IK's Happy Holi-deals promotion, special introductory pricing has been extended through the end of the year, so be sure to get yours today!

If you’ve already pre-ordered, head to My Products now and grab your serial number and download for this update to AmpliTube.

Inside the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection

The collection features models that precisely mirror the rig Dime used to record Cowboys From Hell. This includes a meticulously modeled reproduction of the highly coveted Randall® RG 100ES Amplifier, a completely re-modeled 1986 Roland® JC-120 stereo combo amp, and all the pedals Dime used.

Five Stompboxes:

6-Band EQ, six-band graphic EQ based on a unit by MXR®; used to shape and boost sound before the amp.

Pre EQ 3, three-Band Parametric EQ based on the Furman® PQ-3; offers great flexibility for sound shaping.

Flanger Doubler, based on an MXR® Flanger Doubler, offering two effects in one. Primarily used by Dime in “doubler mode” to thicken in his overall tone.

Dime Wah, based on the Dunlop® Cry Baby® GCB95. Modeled with precise attention to Dime’s lead tones.

Dime Noise Gate, fast and very responsive; based on the Rocktron® Hush IIB model.

Two Amplifiers:

Darrell From Hell 100, modeled to meticulously mirror the highly coveted Randall® RG 100ES 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 120CFH, based on the 1986 Roland JC120®, this stereo amp was used on the song Cemetery Gates. Fine-tuned to match the exact tone heard on the album.

Two Cabinets:

Darrell From Hell 412, based on the Randall® 412JB; the perfect companion to the Darrell From Hell 100 amplifier.

JP Jazz CFH, the stereo cabinet section of the Roland JC120® combo that features 2x12-inch speakers.

A master of tone

Dime’s tone was so unique…you automatically knew it was him as soon as he strapped on his guitar and hit that first note
Grady Champion

Grady Champion, friend and guitar technician for Dimebag Darrell, also adds: “What a lucky guy I was to know him. He was my friend first and took me on a ride I’ll never forget. I owe him everything. I am very fortunate to be included in this project and help create the Dimebag Darrell Cowboys From Hell version of AmpliTube. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.”

Pantera bandmate Philip Anselmo adds, “Dime was as brutally hilarious as was his playing lethal. During extreme writing sessions, it was his sense of humor that made the intensity of those moments that much more endurable. Like Vince, Dime was a perfectionist in the studio and in a live setting, so his comedic styling benefitted all involved – the band, crew & audience. He was one in a zillion and his methodology lives on with every studio endeavor or tour I do. Bless his memory.”

Options, Pricing and availability

The Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection runs inside AmpliTube Custom Shop, a free download available to all. The Collection is now available for pre-order via IK's online store, inside the Custom Shop, or from IK authorized retailers for a special introductory price of $/€79.99*. Act now, this pricing will only last until the end of this year!

For more information visit www.ikmultimedia.com/products/dimebag/

For more information about Dimebag Darrell, visit www.dimebagdarrell.com

AmpliTube is the world's most powerful guitar and bass tone studio for Mac/PC and works both as a standalone application and as a plug-in for most popular recording software. It recreates the entire guitar/bass signal chain from instrument to recording device in a hyper-realistic and intuitive way. Users can browse and purchase collections of gear models from the world's top gear manufacturers plus signature artist gear.

AmpliTube’s new Live mode integrates seamlessly with iRig Stomp I/O, IK’s USB pedalboard controller/audio interface, for real-gear control while recording or on stage. AmpliTube is also compatible with IK’s iRig HD 2, iRig Pro I/O and iRig Pro Duo portable audio interfaces for easy connectivity to AmpliTube or any other software.

*Prices do not include tax.

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