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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...

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.


Nov
23
comment When tuning a guitar, should you always end with tightening the string rather than loosening it?
User15507 - you may not have seen or experienced all the evidence. It is very well known and easily evidenced for yourself. Nothing to do with special priories, but all to do with the limitations of the physical world (friction, tolerances etc)
Nov
18
awarded  Famous Question
Nov
18
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
18
comment Strap button repair
Generally screw anchors (or rawlplugs in the UK) stress the wood, and guitars usually aren't made to take the transverse stresses. For one of the guitars I made, I embedded a bolt (like Ikea furniture uses) that I could screw the strap pin into. It's rock solid!
Nov
18
answered Strap button repair
Nov
17
comment Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?
So i think that's a separate question altogether.
Nov
16
comment Legato right hand technique
While this is a description of picking styles, it doesn't really answer the specific legato question...
Nov
16
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
15
comment What are some resources/techniques that will help me understand how to create synth sounds?
What are you actually asking here? You have a lot of questions that seem to be very broad and unanswerable. Could you edit your question to focus on one?
Nov
15
comment Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Nov
14
comment Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?
Quick - that's exactly my point.
Nov
14
comment Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?
Some chords are particularly bad, but to be honest, some are beautiful with distortion - you just need to know what harmonics will be introduced by your distortion, and where they fit.
Nov
13
awarded  Sportsmanship
Nov
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
13
answered Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?
Nov
13
reviewed Reviewed How to identify the duration of notes that I hear (In my head or on records)
Nov
13
reviewed Leave Open Tell the difference between a natural and a sharp/flat tone?
Nov
13
reviewed Close When learning a song on guitar by ear, how do you find the chord placements?
Nov
12
comment How to start piano composition?
You'll find that people approach this in a huge variety of ways, which is why the question has been closed.