Michael Angelo Batio Overdrive Guitar Pedal  

Item #: 
  • Write a Review

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

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email or Chat

Recommended Products

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.

  • Gain
  • Tone and Level knobs
  • Input and output jacks
  • 9-12 V DC or 9 V battery
  • Industrial design with metal finish
T-Rex grants a 2-year warranty against defective parts or workmanship.
In the event of a defect, please contact the nearest T-Rex dealer.

  • Customer Reviews

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 8 customers

Displaying reviews 1-8

Back to Top

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Solid Pedal Def Great Buy

By Brian Murphy

from Northeast

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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


T-Rex Michael Angelo Batio Overdrive

By Marshall Madness

from Undisclosed

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great OD

By Tom Davis

from Cape Girardeau, MO

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.


This Overdrive pedal is INCREDIBLE!!

By rumblebee

from San Diego

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.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing. God-Sent

By Raheed

from Clarksville MD

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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By Gibsonmaniac57

from Columbus IN

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


MAB OD is the one pedal to own!

By Fullshred

from NJ

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Angelic Overdrive!

By Blackout1707

from Riverton, Utah

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!"

Displaying reviews 1-8

Back to Top

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.