Dimebag Darrell’s Korg ToneWorks G1 Guitar Distortion Processor

Dimebag used the Korg G1 guitar processor on the domes for The Great Southern Trendkill album. Apparently, some of the stuff sounded so good, that the band just used it on the actual record.

I also used a Korg G1 on the demos and some of that made it on the record. If l can’t beat a part of the demo we’II just extract that small section and use it. The G1 is a bad-sounding little unit, man.

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

The Korg ToneWorks G1 is a guitar multi-effects processor that was first introduced in the mid-1990s. It features a variety of built-in effects, including distortion, overdrive, chorus, flanger, delay, and reverb, as well as a variety of amp simulations and cabinet emulations.

The types of all-in-one effect processors are often frowned upon as being inferior when compared to the classic dedicated effect pedals, but based on Dimebag’s experience, the G1 is definitely a good-sounding unit.


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