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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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answered What is the impact of overlooking learning scales?
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comment How can I produce any melody on my guitar as effortlessly as I do with my voice?
still upvoted you though, as it's a good answer :-)
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comment How can I produce any melody on my guitar as effortlessly as I do with my voice?
interestingly, I have exactly the opposite view on this - as I learned violin, then guitar way before piano, I find it obvious where notes are going to be on stringed instruments, but really difficult on a piano, with its odd key spacings etc. Even on my guitars with odd tunings, I find a third or a fifth a simple visualisation.
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comment How to obtain a Clean yet Distorted guitar sound?
American metal type pedals are often based around a simple pair of opposed diodes, which basically gives you a square wave output with very sharp edges. Tailor that with a low pass filter to take off the harshest harmonics and you can get a really smooth clean distortion.
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answered How to obtain a Clean yet Distorted guitar sound?
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comment Looking at the fretboard is ruining my stage presence
Have a read of this question for a perspective on why it really doesn't ruin stage presence! music.stackexchange.com/q/1446/104
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comment What should I practice before getting into the chords
Rajeev - mastering 3 chords may be one day, or it may be weeks. Don't worry about that - everyone is different. As regards getting into chords, often chords are the first thing people learn.
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comment Help with “Blue Yeti” USB mic. PLEASE
You could try and edit your post so it follows guidance as in How to Ask - but if you don't have a question that is within scope as per our tour page, then it will remain closed.
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comment Help with “Blue Yeti” USB mic. PLEASE
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is nothing to do with Music practice or theory. It is very difficult to read your post, but it appears to be asking for technical troubleshooting.
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comment Writer and poet (played piano in another life)
Nancy - as it stands, your question doesn't really make sense. Please have a look at How to Ask to see whether it will work here, and if it does, can you try to do as Meaningful asked and clarify what it is you are trying to do.
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answered How robustly can I treat my tremolo?
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comment Why can't I tune my Floyd Rose Tremelo?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
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comment Why can't I tune my Floyd Rose Tremelo?
I have moved the pictures over from your other question
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comment How to get rocktron talk box to sound like peter frampton?
I'd you ever just want to know about guitarists kit, there are websites on every single one. Describing hardware, effects, software, process etc