For live performances Batio is an exclusive user of Dean Guitars , both electric and acoustic. The pickup is specially designed for shred guitar , and provides the clean tone Batio is accustomed to. Earlier on in his career when he was first endorsed by Dean guitars he also embraced Dean's tradition of popularizing Dimarzio pickups and had used Dimarzios in his guitars.
This was the main setup during the recording of No Boundaries. Batio was the inventor of the Double Guitar, a V-shaped, twin-neck guitar which can be played both right- and left-handed. The first version of this instrument was actually two separate guitars simply played together, as opposed to being one entity.
A Flying V was fastened to a snare drum in a left-handed position, while another one was strapped around his shoulder. The next version of the guitar, as designed by Batio and guitar technician Kenny Breit, featured a flight case latch attached to the back of each guitar, which could reportedly be assembled in five seconds. Batio saw Kirk in concert during his teens, and said the jazz musician "blew his mind. When the Double Guitar was first used in concert, Batio noticed that the guitars created a lot of feedback when played together.
He decided that he needed to invent a way to 'dampen' the strings when both guitars were played at the same time, hence the invention of the "MAB String Dampener", which is now available to buy from M. The Double Guitar was recently named as the 8th "coolest guitar in rock" by online music magazine Gigwise. This guitar was built by Mike Lipe for Dean Guitars. The top two guitars have seven strings, while the bottom two have the regular six.
When Batio was performing in November , a young fan named Simon Jones and his father turned up with a guitar case which held inside the two top guitars of the Quad, as found by Mick Seymour. Dean designed and had Mike Lipe build a new Quad Guitar in The Quad Guitar was recently named as the 2nd "coolest guitar in rock" by online music magazine Gigwise. He has vintage TS-9 pedals in his studio, that are only for recording and newer ones that he uses on tour.
During his years with Nitro, Batio used Randall amplifiers. In later years he made particular use of the JCM , when recording No Boundaries, and has primarily used this and other Marshall amps since. Currently, Batio typically uses Marshall JCM amps on tour, which also appear on his more recent studio records. Batio's cabinet setup consists of 4x12 Marshall cabinets loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s and Greenbacks, in mono and stereo.
Batio uses Ernie Ball guitar strings, favoring the. The acoustic gauge is normally. For most of his career, Batio used Dunlop Jazz III picks as his guitar pick of choice, and has used the 'teardrop' shape of pick since he first started playing. These picks are a slightly larger version of his former favorite Dunlop Jazz III picks, made with a different material. For his acoustic work, Batio will sometimes use different picks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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