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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 What is “groove”?
Just a quick bit of formatting for ease of reading
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comment Is it mandatory as an electric guitarist to get obsessed with kit?
Bit of both. Actually I buy the handbags for her and my guitars, so you could say I lose either way :-)
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comment Is it possible to plug one guitar into two amps?
Hi Chris, welcome to the site. Unlike other forums, we don't act as a discussion forum. See How to Answer for guidance. Editing your post to answer the question will likely result in upvoted :-)
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comment Any way to improve musical memory?
Edited to try and take out unnecessary complication. That said, while we may get answers - this is really another one of those things which is improved with practice. It's perfectly normal.
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comment What did ancient cuneiform notation look like, and how did it work?
Pat - the edit definitely helped, and your post is a brilliant example of an answer.
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comment POD X3 Live with M-Audio Oxygen V4
I guess it comes down to what latency you consider low enough - the PODs latency is too annoying for many folks.I did a quick check on the POD X3 and it is around the same as the XT. I wouldn't like it.
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comment POD X3 Live with M-Audio Oxygen V4
The 24bit/48kHz isn't exactly related to latency. Higher bitrates have more of an impact on editing quality.
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comment How do I teach a five-year-old violin?
MrTheBard - no, you can start perfectly well without piano, and Suzuki method is an excellent way. If you want to play piano, learn piano. If you want to play violin, learn violin. Doing it CCNY other way can actually slow learning. Bring in other instruments later.
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comment Chronic hand pain and stiffness and guitar playing
Related discussion: meta.music.stackexchange.com/a/2053/104