“The MAB String Dampener” US Patent No. 7,488,880 is great for tapping and legato style guitar playing!Michael licensed his "MAB String Dampener" patent to the ChromaCast company and they manufacture a great version of it for only $19.95! Click here to order the ChromaCast version
The hand made USA version is available here at our site. Click here to order
Just unscrew the two “thumbscrews” and secure “The String MAB
Dampener” to the headstock of your instrument. It’s that easy to use!
Michael invented "The MAB String Dampener" to function as a proverbial
"3rd hand" when he performed on his famous Double-Guitar. “The MAB
String Dampener” slides on to your guitar when you want to use use it
and then you can take it off when you are done with it. There is NO
DRILLING ANYWHERE on your expensive instrument, NO ASSEMBLY required and
no tools are used to place the dampener on or take it off your guitar. 2
Thumbscrews are all it takes to put "The MAB String Dampener" on or
take it off of your instrument. "The MAB String Dampener" fits ALL 6, 7
or 12 string, Electric or Acoustic Guitars. People who have seen Michael
perform his trademarked Double-Guitar always comment on how
effortlessly Michael plays it. Part of his effortless playing is "The
MAB String Dampener." The function of "The MAB String Dampener" is to
stop ALL extraneous or unwanted string noise. This results in ONLY the
note you want to sound is played. All other notes are completely
dampened. "The MAB String Dampener" also helps stop excessive feedback,
helps "cleanup" your guitar playing, is completely adjustable and moves
out of the way when you don't want to use it. If you are playing a
passage on your guitar that requires "The MAB String Dampener" you can
with one quick motion put it down on the frets and use it. When you are
done using it just move the bar up and out of the way. This dampener is so easy to use, install and adjust that we feel comfortable saying it is THE BEST one in the WORLD!
"The MAB String Dampener" is anodized jet black and features a
white dampening agent to completely block unwanted string noise. Not
only does it work fantastically, it looks great.
Photos of the "MAB String Dampener"
Above are 2 of the actual drawings used by the US Patent Office to illustrate MAB’s incredible String Dampener design.
Below is a photo of Michael with his custom made USA Dean Double-Guitar and 2 of “The MAB String Dampeners.”