In 1990, a band named Pantera emerged from Dallas led by a guitarist
named Dimebag Darrell who would shape the sound of metal forever. Dean Guitars
spent countless hours with Dime's original Deans used to record Cowboys From
Hell and with Grady Champion, Dime's long-time guitar tech, to analyze the
master's tones. The result is the DIMETIME neck pickup - a pickup that will
change YOUR sound forever!
Hailing from New York, Leslie West made his mark around the world
with his band Mountain back in the early seventies with his indescribable tone
heard by more than a million people at Woodstock. For the first time ever the
sound used to record the timeless classic Mississippi Queen has been captured
in the Leslie West Mountain of Tone pickup.
Satin Nickel Cvrs
This clip was performed by
Leslie West. He is playing his Signature Dean guitar & pickup through a
vintage Marshall master volume amplifier.
There is a reason that Michael Angelo was nicknamed Hands Without
Shadows® in China and named the number one Shredder of all times - the man
plays extremely fast. With this speed, Michael knows that clarity and attack
are extremely important and he relys on his neck pickup for many of his
beautiful round tones. Michael Angelo Batio is touring the world with the HWS
pickups in his double guitar and relies on these pickups to produce those
buttery tones when he is not busy melting his pick with his full out shred. Try
out the Batio HWS humbucking in your axe today
Black/Black & Black
This clip was performed by
Michael Angelo Batio. He is playing his Signature Dean guitar &
Shrapnel Records recognized the talent of this young shredder back in
the 80s making Vinnie Moore a name every serious guitarist respected. Now
twenty plus years since Mind's Eye was recorded, Vinman has designed his first
humbucking pickup which he affectionately refers to as The Shredhead. If you
have not heard the biting tone of the Dean Vinnie Moore Shredhead try out the
new Dean Vinman 2000 signature guitar and hear what it will do for your chops.
Catch Vinnie on tour with UFO around the world.
This clip was performed by
Vinnie Moore. He is playing his Signature Dean guitar &
Michael Schenker is the guitarists guitarist
providing the crushing leads for bands like UFO, Scorpions, MSG and his own
solo projects. His guitar tone is simply legendary and is instantly
recognizable remaining consistent throughout the years. Michael's tone can now
be captured with his Lights Out neck or bridge pickup available in his famous
black and white bobbin design as featured on his signature Dean V or in other
color configurations. Give the Lights Out humbucking a run in the 2008 Michael
Schenker Custom and USA Schenker V.
Anyone who has seen Trivium's Corey Beaulieu bust out his blazing
arpeggios on stage knows that this young gunslinger has come up fast and tons
of his fans have written in to see how Corey achieves his tone. Playing shows
for tens of thousands of people has helped Corey realize that the sound he has
in his head can be shared using his new Ascension bridge pickup. Install this
pickup in your guitar and hear the crunch and blaze that Corey has on stage and
in recordings or tell your local Dean dealer you want to test drive the new
Dean Corey Beaulieu CBV1122 signature guitar today..
you are the slightest bit into metal, you have obviously watched Trivium ascend
in the metal world and work their way into the scene touring Europe with Iron
Maiden, opening for Metallica and now headlining their own tours. To have
accomplished this along with selling hundreds of thousands of records at only
21 years of age gives you an idea of the education and determination of Heafy
and the time and effort put into his signature MKH86 pickup is no less. Trivium
is currently recording their new record which will be out in the fall of 2008
and will feature the monstrous sound that has won Trivium legions of fans
wherever they perform. See and hear Heafy's pickup on the new Dean signature
Pat Baker is the driving force behind the Dean USA pickup line.
Besides being an 11 year veteran here at Dean Guitars, Pat has one of the most
astonishing set of ears we have ever come across. He is able to hear very minor
subtleties between pickups which has enabled him to design this ground breaking
line of pickups. As a player Pat Baker is perhaps the finest shred/rock player
you will hear. His signature pickup The Baker Act has the output, guts and grit
that players of his stature are entitled to.
pickup is a vintage style humbucking pickup great for classic rock and blues.
The moderate output of the Nostalgia makes it a favorite for those guitarists
seeking classic tones with balanced tonal response.
You can spot a
Flathead pickup in a flash by it's double adjustable coils. In comparison to
the Nostalgia series this pickup has a warmer sound and utilizes an alnico 2
magnet like the original PAF pickups of the 50's. Available both in neck and
bridge models with a slightly higher output in the bridge position.
Capsule series of pickups is what Dean currently uses in their original TC
series guitars. These pickups capture the biting tones of the vintage Dean
instruments produced from 1977 to 1986 with very strong lows and mids creating
the tone that was used to record multiple platinum albums during this
All Web Site content (including: text - graphics
- html - look & feel) Copyright 2011 Armadillo
Inc. All rights reserved! Unauthorized reproduction without
prior written permission is a violation of copyright laws.