Dimebag Darrell’s Furman PQ-3 Parametric EQ

Dimebag started using the Furman PQ-3 Parametric EQ around the time Pantera started working on material for their 1996 album, The Great Southern Trendkill.

In addition to my RG-100 stack, I used an old Furman PQ-3 parametric EQ, which has a different gain structure from the PQ-4’s I’ve got in my main rack, my blue MXR 6-band graphic EQ and a cheap little Boss Noise Gate. Then, when we did the demos, I was liking the way everything was sounding so I thought, “Don’t fuck with it, there it is!”

From the Archive: Dimebag Darrell Discusses Pantera’s 1996 Album, ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’

There are some sources that claim that Dime used a PQ-3 on Cowboys from Hell too and that he switched to the PQ-4 for a few years, and then went back to the PQ-3 in 1996, but there doesn’t seem to be anything conclusive on this. Furthermore, in the 1992 interview (quoted on the PQ-4 page), Dime only mentioned the PQ-4 and didn’t say anything about using a PQ-3 prior to that.


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