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bio website metaltech.me
location Scotland, United Kingdom
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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 Drumming curriculum for a four-year old student
This type of question is not on topic here - but please read the comments on this one: music.stackexchange.com/q/6628/104
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comment Hooking up guitar to Bookshelf speakers?
Andrew - google has immense amounts of information on this. The things you need to look for are ensuring it has the right input socket, and that the output power isn't too much for your speakers. Google 'guitar amplifier' - there are a huge range out there.
Aug
27
comment Electronic device that introduces harmonic overtones
If you don't have an eBow, you can do amazing things with the volume control, or an external volume pedal.
Aug
25
reviewed Close Piano question how many times to do “that”
Aug
22
comment Recording device
Happy to discuss in Musical Practice & Performance Chat
Aug
22
reviewed Excellent Headphones for musicians
Aug
22
reviewed Excellent Learning the musical concepts in the book “Gödel, Escher, Bach”
Aug
22
reviewed Excellent Solution for guitar play with backing track
Aug
22
reviewed Satisfactory What's the difference between genre and style?
Aug
22
reviewed Excellent Stress in music
Aug
22
reviewed Excellent How to put PA speaker so I can't get any feedback?
Aug
22
reviewed Excellent Lower guitar tuning
Aug
22
reviewed Excellent More volume from a Bass Clarinet
Aug
22
reviewed Needs Improvement What Android app is most-used for reading music on the bandstand in these circumstances?
Aug
22
reviewed Excellent Instruments that challenge your ear
Aug
16
comment Good piece to start learning multi-finger tapping
This close reason seems spot on. The OP has asked for a song; finding a particular song is off topic.
Aug
11
answered Is an inversion a different chord, or a different voicing?
Aug
11
comment Carved fingerboard between frets on a guitar
It really is an expert level modification - you need to be incredibly precise with the pressure you use on the string. That does allow you to be very fast (although which one is cause and which is effect may be up for debate)
Aug
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comment Simple, easy software for recording over yourself
I'm wondering what search terms you were using - this is a huge area, so there are a large number of free applications to do this sort of thing.
Aug
6
comment Floyd Rose string tension and action question
agreed - most of my guitars are Floyd Rose or Kahler trems. I string them all from the headstock - ie have the ball end at the headstock, not the bridge. This way there is no cutting required. Once in tune, I cut off the required length at the ball end.