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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.


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answered Mix or Mastering problem?
Sep
7
comment Can turning on an amplifier without a connected load (cab) cause damage?
The backline at the festival we played last night did get killed by doing exactly this - the techs clicked it off standby without telling me, and without having a cab attached. The nice red light on the front died instantly, and no noise came out. Needed to get a runner to find a new Marshall 120W head :-(
Sep
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revised Where along the strings to pick?
edited body
Sep
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answered Where along the strings to pick?
Sep
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answered Tone knob usage
Sep
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answered Guitar pickup selection
Sep
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comment Drumming curriculum for a four-year old student
Hi Jared, those three questions are good examples of how to ask questions like this: they do not ask for recommendations of books etc. They each have a core focus. For 1) it's how to balance interest and maximise playing ability, for 2) what to do to encourage, and 3) how can you effectively teach to a mixed group in a short timeframe. That is the core difference. It makes the question valuable long term, rather than opinions on a book or website, which may change, be obsolete over time etc.
Sep
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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
Aug
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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
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