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Lead guitarist and petrolhead with Scottish Industrial rock trio Metaltech (and our alter-ego folk band Acoustech)

  • headlined the Orkney Rock Festival in 2014
  • nominated for Best Metal Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2011 (came 2nd)
  • nominated for Best Group and Best Loud Track at the Scottish New Music Awards 2011

Been gigging for 25 years, taught guitar on and off. Played a lot of the Scottish music festivals (Rock Ness, Wickerman, Belladrum etc), supported bands like Alec Empire, KMFDM, Angelspit, Psydoll. Headlined all over Scotland.

Website - http://www.metaltech.me

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/metaltech

Check out our videos - http://www.youtube.com/user/Metaltechtheband

Play classical, rock, blues, metal, spanish, slide, folk...

On stage usually use Ibanez (7 string RG7321 and Joe Satriani signature models), or a 1989 Charvel Predator with a Dimebucker pickup through a Line 6 HD500 and a DigiTech Whammy, sometimes with a CryBaby. For the songs requiring fire I use a BC Rich Warlock with pyro attachments!

Generally DI'ed straight into the venue backline, or where we need to amplify - generally Marshall heads through Laney 4x10s.


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comment Need to know Accidentals details in piano music sheet
sai - if you want to find youtube tutorials, you can just google for them. This site is to help solve specific questions, not to collate youtube links. Please read the tour page.
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comment Need to know Accidentals details in piano music sheet
sai - I have tried to pull the question out from all those words.
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comment Why would “D Minor be the guitarist's favourite key”?
I think this will have to be closed as purely opinion based. My favourite key is A. My rhythm guitarist's is D major - he likes a drop-D metal tuning.
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comment Are short fingers detrimental to becoming a pianist?
interesting converse view. Have my upvote for adding to the experiences here.
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comment Do I have a grounding issue?
Have a look at music.stackexchange.com/q/8197/104
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revised Intonation problems with a low b string
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comment How can I learn more chords
Read How to Ask and tour to understand what questions are on topic here.
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comment How can I learn more chords
Jerry - this question was already closed. Please don't just repost.
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comment D string buzzes when I play a chord, but not when I play the string alone
Guitarbeginner - you need to ask single questions here. Kevin and amalgamate have provided excellent answers, but you need to ask single questions - which also helps the system identify duplicates, eg for 3 we have music.stackexchange.com/q/24392/104 and there are multiple questions covering 1, so I'll remove them from your question and just leave your question on the D string buzz.
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answered Intonation problems with a low b string