Dimebag Darrell’s Vox V847 Wah

In an interview with Guitar World just after the release of Pantera’s 1996 album The Great Southern Trendkill, Dime mentioned that he used a Vox wah on the first part of the album.

I used my Vox Wah on the earlier part of the recording and then Jimmy Dunlop sent me one of his rack-mount units [Crybaby DCR-1SR]. Man, that thing is incredible, you can literally get whatever you want out of it. I also really like the idea that you can run a bunch of Wah pedals all over the place on stage with it so you’re not always tied to that one spot. The only uncool thing about it is that Rex [Brown, bassist] will be dicking me off every night ’cause he’ll be jumping on my pedals all the time!

Dimebag Darrell Discusses Pantera’s 1996 Album, ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’

It’s important to mention here that in 1994 Dimebag said that he used a Dunlop Wah, specifically on the song “Because”. So, it seems he went from Dunlop to Vox in 1996, and again to Dunlop (to the DCR-1SR).

Unfortunately, there don’t appear to be any photos of Dimebag’s pedalboard from this era, and Dime does not specify the exact Vox wah model that he was using. The V847 was the most popular model from around that period, so perhaps that’s the most likely candidate.


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