In [this article](http://www.guitarworld.com/dimebag-darrell-reinventing-squeal?page=0,3) from *Guitar World*, they write that Darrell collaborated in designing this amp, but was killed before the official release of it. "Dime started using a Krank Revolution stack onstage with Damageplan, but he also started collaborating with Krank amp designer Tony Dow on a new model that became known as the Krankenstein. Dime called it a “super hot-rod hell-raiser version” of the Revolution. 'I got rid of everything in my rack,' Dime said. 'Now I go straight into the Krank and let it blaze. The less shit you run through, the more pure your tone is. I always thought that I had to have my six-band EQ and my PQ4 and jack everything up to high hell. Now I plug in and let it rip.'"more
Noodles used a Krank Krankenstein amp to record "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" album. "And then the Dimebag Darrell Krank amp which actually sounded really good. [Laughs] I wouldn't think that a Dimebag Darrell amp would work for us at all but it really sounds really good. It's a lot more varied; not that there's anything against Dimebag, it's just different styles, you know what I'm saying? It's actually a really cool and great amp." - Noodlesmore
Lander states that both she and McLeod use the same amps/cabs: Lander: I like my guitars to be basic. I’m playing a custom Hamer Victor, but I didn’t want much in the way of modifications. I asked for EMG 81 pickups, because they are good for metal, and I was good to go. We **both** use the Krank 100-watt Krankenstein Dimebag Darrell Model through Krank 4x12 cabinets. The amp was designed with Dime in mind, so it has the appropriate edge and balls. I’ve always loved straight amp distortion. Simple works best for me.more
Keep in mind that this review is based on the 100w Model. I've owned this amp for around two years so far and I use it for everything. With the right set of pickups, the clean channel sounds fabulous, chuck a Maxon OD808 in front of the dirty channel with the presence pushed up and you'll get the most gnarly, creamy distortion. If you don't want to sound like every person going around with either a Marshall or a 5150, I highly recommend the Krankenstein.
The versatility and durability of this amp is phenomenal and gives of that high gain metal tone good enough for... well you know ;) The dual master channel selection is an amazing feature for those ripping guitar solos. I have not played through a better amp in my opinion.
Well DIME RULES and so does this head. Looks cool, sounds amazing and is endorsed by DIME. When I spoke to the KRANK people and mentioned my serial number they said it is a very early one, one of the first sent out to a customer or to anybody for that matter.