Dimebag Darrell’s Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay

The Boss RV-3 was seen on the last known version of Dimebag’s pedalboard, photos of which can be seen here – Visiting Dimebag Darrell’s Home | The Making of Stompbox Book.

The pedal had a small tape covering it with all the settings written on it so that Dime could easily set it up without having to remember every individual knob position. Based on those settings, he set his balance knob to around 9 o clock, tone to 8, reverb time to 12, and mode to either 6, 7, or 8. On the RV-3, “6” and “7” on the mode knob reverb on top of delay, while “8” is only reverb – but it’s unfortunately very hard to say for sure which mode Dimebag used. It looks like it could be on 7, but it appears that there’s a number “6” written on the tape.


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