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

  • 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...

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 Instruments that challenge your ear
the pitch is significantly affected on both. Part of the technique of a could harmonica player is getting the draw right for perfect pitch bends
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comment Instruments that challenge your ear
I think I'd have to disagree. They both have the same issues.
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comment Instruments that challenge your ear
not sure why you commented on the harmonica answer the way you did - the same points apply almost equally here.
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comment Instruments that challenge your ear
The musical saw is also challenging...
Jul
16
answered How does one compose fills and solos for the drumkit?
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on quarter-tones tag wiki
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Glossary of Guitar Effects
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on quarter-tones tag wiki excerpt
Jul
15
comment What are some rythmically complex songs (with a large amount of time signatures)?
Hi Othya - unfortunately, this type of question is not on topic here. The proposed Music Fans site is something you may be interested in. Read about it here: meta.music.stackexchange.com/q/799/104
Jul
14
comment Problem with G string while practicing barre chords
5 days is nowhere near enough time. As @slim points out, in a year or so you will have lots more strength in your fingers and this will be easy.
Jul
14
comment Problem with G string while practicing barre chords
Nishit, before I answer, have you read all 4 of the top related questions over on the right? I have a feeling they hold the answer.
Jul
14
comment Choosing a computer as a musician
I agree - the question isn't asking for specifics that may go out of date, and while you could replace 'for a musician' with others, enough music is produced on computers these days it will be of general interest.
Jul
14
comment Do you recognize this
These type of questions may be suited to the proposed Music Fans site. area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/61574/music-fans
Jul
7
comment Do power chords have some kind of function/meaning?
Shell chords are one of the reasons I love the sound of many Faith No More songs - they use thirds and sevenths extensively with heavy distortion, leading to some lovely harmonics.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
30
comment What indicators enable consumers to identify counterfeit guitars?
Lee - glossary questions are generally not a good idea here. As it currently stands, this question is answerable.
Jun
27
reviewed Reviewed Guitar arpeggios and finger practice
Jun
27
comment Guitar arpeggios and finger practice
You say that in your opinion those finger practice workouts are useless, but it is fairly obvious that they are highly valued by top professional guitars. I would suggest trusting their opinion, and sticking with the practice.
Jun
25
comment Should I use finger picks when playing fingerstyle guitar?
If you search for apoyando and tirando, I think the wikipedia pages for them have sound samples.
Jun
25
revised What's the correct way to learn tremolo?
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