Dimebag Darrell’s Furman PQ-4 Parametric EQ

Dimebag used Furman PQ-4 Parametric EQ from around 1991 to adjust the sound of his rig to his liking. Sometime towards the late 90s, he switched to the PQ-3.

The only thing else I use is a Fermin PQ-4 parametric equalizer. I just use that. I don’t really use it for much more than just cutting out some frequencies that I don’t want, and boosting a couple that I do want.

Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) 1992, A never-published interview with Dimebag Darrell

Nowadays, people who want to replicate the “Dimebag sound” usually go for a Randal RG100, a Furman PQ-4 (or 3), and an MXR 6 Band Graphic Equalizer – which is another EQ that Dimebag used to alter his sound and make it more aggressive.

Dimebag's live rig, 90s. Furman PQ-4 can be seen sitting on top of the Randal RG100HT.
Dimebag’s live rig, 90s. Furman PQ-4 can be seen sitting on top of the MXR Flanger/Doubler.


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