Michael Angelo Batio wanted a guitar pedal that would give him creamy, classic overdrive without clouding his unique touch and tone. Denmark's producer of high-end and custom effects pedals, T-Rex, pr... Click To Read More About This Product
Michael Angelo Batio wanted a guitar pedal that would give him creamy, classic overdrive without clouding his unique touch and tone. Denmark's producer of high-end and custom effects pedals, T-Rex, produced an overdrive unit with a sound sweet enough to make an angel cry—but with an earthy bite and punch! From a medium blues crunch to a rock guitar wail, Michael Angelo overdrive pedal covers the full spectrum of overdrive distortion.
Michael Angelo Batio's tonal masterpiece
Let there be no doubt: the Michael Angelo Batio Overdrive was created for this guitarist and his brand of melodic heavy rock — moody, moving, majestic. But the core of this pedal is a warm, natural-sounding smooth distortion that will appeal to any guitarist looking for the best possible overdrive.
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I run a John Petrucci Music Man Guitar through the Battio Overdrive into a Blackstar HT-20. I use the pedal for single note rhythms (think Enter Sandman Pre-Chorus). It sounds good, with minimal noise byproduct. The Zakk Wylde MXR Chorus is in the signal path, and it doesn't seem to effect anything.
Complete, no over tones, SMOOTH, and sounds great! This Overdrive pedal is my boost pedal for my Mes Boogie Triple Rectifier and I can't say more great things about this amazing pedal. Great for boosting for solos and also great for pushing the tubes for an insane Rythm tone. Doesn't color the tone of the amp at all, and gives just great smooth tone. No harsh tones in this pedal and gives you everything you would expect as a Tube Screamer based pedal, but also gives you more. Tube Screamers can be some what harsh at certain settings, this T-Rex Michael Angelo Batio Overdrive does not. All in all, just a great pedal!
Three controls. Simple to use, and you can get all the tones you basically want from a basic Overdrive Pedal.
Well built, strong box, heavy duty pots.
Great tone. Tube Screamer based, but sounds smoother considering its cheaper then a Tube Screamer.
This is a fantastic overdrive pedal that can really help bridge the gap in a rig - especially for lead tones. It's similar to a tube screamer, but its a little smoother and has a better attack. If you have the right basic combination of guitar and amp, this thing can really shine. I really love to use it as a way to stand out for soloing and it always delivers. It's not just for shred heads, but anyone looking for a great overdriven tone. It delivers a well balanced package of value, functionality, and versatility.
This overdrive pedal provides a good balance between simplicity and versatility. You aren't going to have to fumble around with it long to find your tone and on the other hand it still delivers a lot of options. Along with your standard gain and level knobs, it also has a tone knob that can give you that fat sixties Clapton-esque tone or a very searing modern tone.
This pedal doesn't just look tough - it is. I haven't had any issues with it for the past year I've owned it. It is a T-Rex after all.
This price point of this pedal will give you the better end of a good deal. I find that it definitely competes with pedals that can be much pricier.
Been playing 25+ yrs, have had lots of overdrive pedals/etc. The only one that I've continued to lug around/keep for 20+ yrs, has been my old Ibanez tube screamer...Well, I now have 2 units that will be with me til the end. The T-Rex MAB Overdrive is smooth, great mids and the pedal itself, a tank. I use this to push the gain for solos and WOW....just WOW!!! This is not a "metal pedal", don't let the looks fool you...Try one out and Enjoy.
The MAB Overdrive is one of the greatest overdrives ever. So much better than all the others. T-Rex did an amazing job making a pedal without clouding the MAB tone. If you buy this and make it part of your setup it'll sound very epic. It makes it easy to play "tribute to randy" or "burn". They said that Mark Tremonti of alter bridge used this pedal and he said it was the best overdrive ever. He was right. the only thing I dislike about it would be the price of it. It cost a fortune for me. I wish more people would use T-rex pedals. They're better than most Boss, MXR or Digitech pedals.
This thing is everything you need to play some all american rock. Just enough power to rock out to most rock bands today. It isn't a metal petal. Its a rock petal.
This pedal is a great addition to anyone's rig. I highly recommend it. Quality craftmanship, sound, and value. Plus, it looks cool as h#ll.
If you are confused about what overdrive to buy, look no further. This pedal is strait from the heavens! Never have I heard such amazing tone. It is a very creamy tone for soloing, put it packs a punch when you do some metal rhythms or riffs. Not to mention its amazing looks! Buy this pedal now! You will not be disappointed! This pedal knows "No Boundaries!"