FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers has announced that he has signed a deal with Krank Amplification. He will reportedly be first artist to use and abuse Dimebag's prototype signature head called the "Krankenstein".
Commented Christian: "I was at the NAMM show, which is the biggest Guitar Center you have ever seen in your life, by the way! It must cover over four football fields with music equipment. There's so much shit! Anyway, I was lucky enough to meet the Krank folks through my good friend Rem from Dirtbag Clothing, and I got to play through one of Dimebag's original prototype signature heads with the matching Krank 4x12 cabinet using my red USA custom shop Jackson.
"Before I start, I have plugged into a lot of heads over the years and I have seen too many players struggle for that ultimate guitar sound that rips your guts out of your stomach. The guitar sound that has everything — the fine sandpaper distortion that's razor sharp, the mid scoop that makes you feel it in the stomach, fast-acting punchy bass that's not this muddy shit like every amp these days, and crunchy highs. I always favored the Marshall power amps with the JMP-1 pre's over anything I have ever plugged into before.
"It feels the most like a modded Marshall. It's actually Dave Murray from IRON MAIDEN's setup! Never EVER EVER have I plugged into a tube head... and smiled until that day at NAMM when I plugged into Dime's Krankenstein prototype head. I was smiling so much I looked like Ronald McDonald!
"It is a crushing head! A ripping motherfucker... it's the only head on the market that I can just plug into and I'm ready to go. It's got everything that all the other amplifiers on the market don't have. Killer distortion, mid EQ sweep, clean channel, etc.
"Finally someone has gotten it right and designed the ultimate metal shredding amplifier!
"Sell all your amps, distortion pedals and other crap, kids... You won't need it anymore... all you need is a Krank amp!
"I wanna thank Jody, and my new family at Krank for letting me on board and giving me a chance to shred Dime's head.
"FEAR FACTORY started pre production on 15 new tunes and you will able to hear the Krankenstein very soon!"
Check www.krankamps.com for more information.