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Dean Guitars

Michael uses Dean Guitars exclusively. 



Michael has many signature models available in every price range.

Michael has many signature models available in every price range

"Dean Guitars are the best in the world!" MAB

Michael uses FX pedals from a great company called Aroma Music

Aroma Music has released 3 MAB signature nano FX pedals - an Over Drive pedal, a Delay pedal and a Chorus pedal.

Michael's signature nano fx pedals from Aroma Music are now available at Amazon! Click here for the Over Drive pedal, the Chorus pedal and the Delay pedal. The MAB signature FX pedals are durable and sound amazing!

MAB Signature Products from CHROMACAST

Michael  Angelo Batio, with the ChromaCast company, now has MAB signature guitar  picks, the MAB String Dampener, signature guitar strings, signature cables and the MAB gig bag available.


Click here to order any or all of the great MAB signature products from Chromacast!


All of these signature MAB products are sold exclusively through ChromaCast! 

The patented MAB Strng Dampener is avaiable from CHROMACAST for only $13.39!

LingerPrints

LingerPrints® are heat-sensitive decals that temporarily change color when you press on your guitar's fretboard, leaving traces of your fingers that disappear seconds later. Simply peel and stick to the corresponding frets and you're ready to leave an imprint on your audience!

Whether you have 21, 22, or 24 frets, LingerPrints® are designed to fit guitar necks with a 25.5" scale length (Strats, Teles, RGs, and many other popular models). LingerPrints® measure just .01" thick. The crown height of the smallest fretwire available is about .036". So, no matter what type of frets you use, they will not obstruct your playing. LingerPrints® are a one-size-fits-all design and can accommodate any size fret from "vintage" (.078") to "super jumbo" (.118").

The Double-Guitar

When asked how he came up with the idea of the twin-necked V shaped guitar Michael's response was: "

When asked how he came up with the idea of the twin-necked V shaped guitar Michael's response was: "I wanted to do something on guitar that no one had ever done before and I did it. I wanted to do something different- not be better or "cooler" than other guitarists, just different".

He also plays both guitars together in harmonies or two  separate parts together at the same time.

About the Double-Guitar

Michael  invented and was the world’s first player of the twin-necked, left and  right-handed Double-Guitar. He plays the guitar right handed and/or  left-handed. 


1. The guitar has a truly left-handed neck and a truly right-handed neck.

2. The basic shape is described as a "Twin-necked, V-shaped guitar."

3.  The guitar is not strapped around the shoulder like a "normal" guitar  but uses one strap around Michael's neck. This gives Michael free access  to play either neck (right or left) or both at the same time.

4. The MAB String Dampeners which Michael invented and patented make the Double-Guitar virtually "feedback free."

Michael's  first version of the Double-Guitar was actually two separate guitars.  He took a "Flying V" guitar and fastened it to a snare drum stand. This  was a right-handed guitar faced in a left-handed playing position.  Another "V" was strapped (right-handed) around his shoulder. He played  the left side first, then the right side, then both at the same time.  The Double-Guitar has come a long way since then. Dean guitars built the  first "factory" custom Double-Guitar.

Next, Michael and guitar  tech Kenny Breit came up with a new way to attach the two guitars. They  took a flight case latch and retrofitted it to the back of each  instrument. Now it took about 5 seconds to put the Double-Guitar  together.

When Michael first performed the Double-Guitar "in  concert" it started to "feed back" when he began to play both guitars at  once. Immediately after that show he started thinking about some way to  dampen the strings (when he played both guitars at the same time).  Something that could stop noise at high volumes and be moved out of way  when it wasn't being used. Michael invented The “MAB String Dampener.”  It is adjustable and fits any guitar. The "MAB String Dampener" has gone  through several new modifications and is available through M.A.C.E.  Music.

Michael has had custom made Double-Guitars built for him  by Dean Guitars (Mike Lipe) and Wayne Charvel for Gibson guitars and BC  Rich guitars.