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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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answered Finding bandmates in a new city
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22
revised How to play Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4 at the right speed
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21
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21
comment Electric fretless bass guitar intonation
Although, as there is no 'ideal' capo, you'd need to actually have a capo that compensated for the different thicknesses, tensions and height in order to really do this.
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revised Validating pickup wiring
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revised What device to buy nowadays, for adding drum sounds to songs?
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comment “Depression” sensation after the beat, in electronic music
I haven't, but then if it is for pop and dance stuff then I probably wouldn't come across that sort of music :-)
Sep
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answered Validating pickup wiring
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answered “Depression” sensation after the beat, in electronic music
Sep
20
comment 18-note groupings across 4 beats in this Yngwie Malmsteen inspired lick
Yep, that seems right @whiskas
Sep
20
comment Where is a natural harmonic for the note C on guitar?
You won't have damping in this instance, as you have the 1st fret instead of the nut, then the bridge at the other end. I would play it with my 1st finger lightly touching at the 13th fret and pluck using my 3rd finger (around the 17th fret, I guess)
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are some resources for applying my computer skills to augmenting my musical performance?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Serato Scratch Live or Traktor Scratch Pro? (Or None)
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is electronic music performed live?
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answered Is the following non-standard fingering for an A shaped barre chord still technically sound?
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answered What makes a song a “rock” song?
Sep
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comment Advice on writing a midi file from almost complete sheet music
Do you mean keys, notes or chords?
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17
revised How is electronic music performed live?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Choice of Wind Instrument for self learning
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Should a new band seek every possible opportunity to play or just work towards a few big shows?