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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 How does guitar position affect volume?
Hi Sally - as has been asked, can you edit your question to describe what you are asking. Both Carl and guitarsean have answers which may be right, but without some clarity in your question it is difficult to know.
Apr
19
comment How to play B major? What is the finger placement?
Cleaned up comments - as Bradd says, you may wish to work on the absolute basics first...
Apr
18
comment How can I use audio slices as samples?
I was hoping that was what you meant:-) Yes, why not just use them as samples :-)
Apr
18
comment How can I use audio slices as samples?
Well, yes - this is one of the core functions of a DAW, or various other tools which let you add repeats etc.
Apr
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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.
Apr
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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.
Apr
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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.
Apr
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revised How many inputs do I need to record drums?
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Apr
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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.
Mar
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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?
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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.
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reviewed Close Piano midi software