Dimebag Darrell’s Rocktron Guitar Silencer

The Rocktron Guitar Silencer is a rack noise gate that Dime used regularly as part of his setup. According to his guitar tech, Grady Champion, the noise guitar played a huge role in shaping Dime’s sound.

It was more the gate than the EQ. The frequencies in the Furman PQ-3 and PQ-4 that were cut, were boosted with the six-band, and vice-versa. The EQs worked like a giant gain stage. I kept the gate tight. The Rocktron Guitar Silencer was the favourite here.

Dimebag day: Dime’s longtime tech Grady Champion talks guitars, amps and tone


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