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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 What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?
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comment What guitar effects pedals are important to get according to genre?
I'm certainly not going to close it if it gets reopened, but like this one I answered in 2012, I think it is opinion/consensus based: music.stackexchange.com/a/6604/104 - in fact it was specifically because of that one that I feel these are unanswerable in any useful way.
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awarded  performing
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised Practice before a gig - bored of material
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revised Band rehearsal: how to lessen the dependency among members for timing and cues?
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revised Tied Db in Liszt's Consolation No. 3
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revised Exercises to integrate syncopation into improvisation
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revised Good books for romantic/contemporary period performance?
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revised Basic synth performance in Pop-Rock songs
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revised How much time should I put between movements?
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reviewed Close I use 12s on my acoustic guitars how do I get the B string volume to sound near to the other strings?
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answered Singer “benchmarking”
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revised How do you organize your set list for a gig?
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answered How do you organize your set list for a gig?
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revised Tips for beginner guitar technique
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comment Is there a software that can identify the tune and convert it into staff notation?
Yes, there are a few - you may find this simpler if you play on an electric piano with MIDI out, that way you don't need to worry about frequency analysis.
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revised What is the correct way to play/mute strings with the thumb?
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comment What is the correct way to play/mute strings with the thumb?
There is no correct way. At all.
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answered What is the correct way to play/mute strings with the thumb?