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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 List of popular melodies in all keys
Cleaned up comments - Musical Practice & Performance Chat or meta are the place for this. Comments are not.
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comment 5string bass for blues\jazz?
Yes - you can adjust intonation. Some of the 12 and 16 string basses have quite novel ways of doing it, but it is possible.
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comment List of popular melodies in all keys
There isn't a tag for lists, because list questions are not a good fit on Stack Exchange.
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revised How many inputs do I need to record drums?
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comment Band-in-a-Box type software for Linux
If you know Band in the Box, you could always run it in a VM or under WINE.
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revised Band-in-a-Box type software for Linux
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comment How to identify reggae chords from any song
Hi user3140617 - as you can see from the answers so far, it is very unclear what you are trying to do. Can you edit your answer to full describe your problem - if suitable, we can reopen and answer.
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comment Why does bowed string instrument size matter?
Yes - very true. I did go for a major simplification.
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answered Why does bowed string instrument size matter?
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comment Why Move to a 7-String Guitar?
Thanks for that, Shev:-)
Mar
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answered Why Move to a 7-String Guitar?
Mar
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comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
Geeky - the strings are almost irrelevant, and as a beginner entirely irrelevant to you. Some metal players use thick strings, some use thin strings. Meaningful is correct here - and you started with the rudeness. Try being polite and listening to people who are trying to help you.
Mar
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reviewed Close Piano midi software
Mar
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comment How can I remove all the tracks contained in a folder and its subfolders from my collection with Traktor 2?
I'm prepared to accept I may be wrong on this one. Do DJ's really do this sort of file sorting live?
Mar
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comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
If you were going to do it, you would buy either six pedals or run a rack module application to do this. It is straightforward, but as I mentioned, it is expensive.
Mar
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comment How can I remove all the tracks contained in a folder and its subfolders from my collection with Traktor 2?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about musical practice or performance
Mar
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comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
You can get guitars with every string on a separate channel, but you pay through the nose for it, which is why it doesn't happen more :-)
Mar
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comment How much overtension can I put on a guitar string before it snaps?
Fergus - maybe you'll trust that. I've seen both ends: I have dropped a guitar down a flight of stairs, landing on the headstock and had no damage or loss of tuning, and I have seen a catastrophically broken neck from one set of very heavy strings overtightened. I wouldn't trust that 18x to be consistent across instruments.
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answered Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?