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"Hard Rock acquired this guitar directly from Dime in early 2004. рIn fact, he invited our head of memorabilia to his home when we picked up this beauty,с recalls Hard Rockуs historian Jeff Nolan. рIn a classic Dimebag moment, he answered the door with a drink in his hand and two lit bottle rockets (laughs).с"
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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

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