Search the Site

Uber Guitar Quizzes

Think you know something about guitar gear? Take our:

Guitar Gear Quiz Or Metal Gear Quiz Or Guitar Pedal Quiz - New!

Latest Comments

  • Alice in Chains - Jerry Cantrell's Guitar Gear Rig...Jake said More
    Watch the early year of Alice In Chains videos for we die... 6 days ago.
  • Alice in Chains - Jerry Cantrell's Guitar Gear Rig...Billy R said More
    The amps Cantrell is using currently are most likely (I... 2 weeks ago.
  • Aerosmith - Joe Perry's Guitar Gear Rig and Equipm...Billy R said More
    The Chandler lap steel is Joe’s signature model. Also,... 2 weeks ago.
  • AC/DC - Angus Young's Guitar Gear Rig and Equipmen...Billy R said More
    He uses the Schaffer Replica with Shure Axient wireless... 2 weeks ago.
  • Travis Barker Drum Kit and Drum GearCR7TheGunner said More
    Kinda out dated but still correct. As of June 2018, he uses... 4 weeks ago.
  • Todd Rundgren Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentJack said More
    Wondering what type of strings and what gauge todd r uses.... Wednesday, 13 June 2018
  • The Black Crowes - Rich Robinson Guitar Gear Rig a...Eric Brazier said More
    During the Black Crowes heyday Rich rocked a Marshall Silver... Sunday, 10 June 2018
  • Wes Borland Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentJohackim said More
    And Wes had used one "Master Guitars Cremona Costum" [url=http://]... Saturday, 09 June 2018
  • Nightwish - Emppu Vuorinen Guitar Gear Rig and Equ...David Jamison said More
    Some advice as a hugh Emppu and Nightwish mentor using an... Friday, 08 June 2018
  • As I Lay Dying - Phil Sgrosso's Guitar Gear Rig an...Ralph Cerullo said More
    He uses SIT strings that's why you can't find them on the DR... Wednesday, 06 June 2018
  • Children of Bodom - Alexi Laiho's Guitar Gear Rig ...Bobby said More
    He uses just normal ESP straps Monday, 04 June 2018
  • Tool - Danny Carey Drum Kit Gear and Drum Set Equi...Joey said More
    Hey Big Steve, Danny Carey uses a red roc-n-soc drum... Monday, 04 June 2018
  • Izzy Stradlin Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentBill said More
    Anyone know what overdrive pedal Izzy uses or anything about... Friday, 25 May 2018
  • Gus G. Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentKris said More
    Now Jackson signature model... Thursday, 26 April 2018

Michael Angelo Batio is an American virtuoso guitarist and columnist from Chicago, Illinois. Guitar One Magazine voted Batio the fastest guitar player of all time. MAB was also mentioned and listed recently in Guitar World Magazine in an article where he was listed as one of top 50 fastest guitarists in the world.

Lets look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Batio's guitar rig.

 

CoolClick the gear for more info and specs at Muscian's FriendCool

 

Guitars
- Batio uses Dean guitars. He created a signature Dean guitar called the MAB 1 Armorflame. Google the armorflame - it looks awesome.

- Dean Michael Angelo Batio USA Limited Electric Guitar

Dean Michael Angelo Batio USA Limited Electric Guitar Gloss Natural

- Dean Michael Angelo Batio Speed of Light Electric Guitar

Dean Michael Angelo Batio Speed Of Light Electric Guitar Speed Of Light

- Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar

Dean Michael Angelo Batio Mab4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar Custom Graphic

- Batio created both double and quad guitars. Currently, Dean makes models of each for him.

- Dean "MAB Hands Without Shadows" pickups

Dean Michael Angelo Batio Hands Without Shadows Humbucker Pickup

- custom made Charvel and Yuriy Shishkov guitars

- Dean Tiger Eve, 24 fret Vendetta

- USA Dean Exotic Spalted Maple Flying V.

- USA Dean Time capsule Blue Burst ML that is no. 13 of only 25 made.

- USA Dean Collectors edition Hardtail.

- USA Dean prototype Hardtail.

- Dean “Tiger Eye” Custom 450 modifed with a USA Floyd Rose and DiMarzio pick-ups.

- Custom made USA 29 fret guitar built by Wayne Charvel. The top is made from Military aircraft aluminum. It was designed by MAB and called The “Rocket” Guitar.

- Vintage 1978 USA Dean ML modified with an early 80’s Kahler locking trem system.

- Custom USA 24 fret guitar built by Yuriy Shishkov for MAB.

- Custom USA “Swamp Ash” Tele built by Grover Jackson for MAB.

- Vintage 1987 USA “Photon” MIDI guitar with the controller

- 1997 USA custom shop Fender Strat. It has a quilted Maple neck and SRV “Texas Special” pick-ups.

- Godin LGX guitar with MIDI capability.

- Dean Chrome G Resonator Acoustic/Electric.

- Dean 7 string guitar. This is one of MAB’s “practice” guitars.

- Dean Tradition S12 12 string acoustic

- Dean Exotica RSE Supreme Acoustic/Electric with a solid Sitka Spruce Top

- Dean Blue Grass F Mandolin

Dean Bluegrass F Mandolin

- limited edition Gibson “Reverse Flying V” Guitar

- 1968 Fender Mustang

Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar

- 1986 Fender Strat '62 reissue

DISCONTINUED - Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar - sunburst

- Dean Dime-O-Flame ML

Dean Dime-O-Flame Electric Guitar

- Dean Mach 7 Guitar

- 1993 Stephens extended cutaway acoustic

- USA made Tacoma and Taylor acoustic guitars

- 1997 USA Nuno Bettencourt P3 guitar

- Washburn A-30 electric.

- Ibanez RG series

- 1993 Gibson Les Paul Custom - white

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Alpine White

- 1976 Ibanez Flying V




Amps and Cabinets

- Marshall JCM 800

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Marshall JCM 900

- Marshall JCM 2000

Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall JMP 1

- Krank amps? There is a picture of him playing Kranks, but not much info out there about this.

Krank Revolution REP 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- 4x12 Marshall cabinets loaded with Celeston vintage 30s and Greenbacks in mono and stereo

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet



In the studio, he also uses:
- Rocktron Chameleon pre-amp

- Rocktron Voodoo Valve pre-amp

Rocktron VooDu Valve Online Guitar Multi Effects Processor



Note: During his years with Nitro, Batio also used Randall amplifiers.




Effects and More
- MAB String Dampener

- T-Rex MAB Overdrive

T-Rex Engineering Michael Angelo Batio Overdrive Guitar Pedal

- Boss DS-1 (Nitro days)

Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

- Boss SD-1 (Nitro days)

Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 Pedal

- Eventide Eclipse

Eventide Eclipse Multi-Effects Processor

- Rocktron Intellifex and Replifex units

- Dunlop Cry Baby

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- Vintage original prototype Digitech Whammy pedal

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Vintage Digitech 256 multi-FX

- Ibanez TS-9 pedal (used in the past before his custom distortion pedal)

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal





Strings and Picks
- Ernie Ball .009 to .042 gauge electric strings

Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings

- Ernie Ball .010 to .046 or .011 to .052 gauge Acoustic strings

Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

- Dunlop Jazz III guitar picks

Dunlop Nylon Jazz III Guitar Pick

Like what you see?

Close

Hit the buttons below to follow us, you won't regret it...