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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.


Feb
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answered What's the most useful alternate tuning and why?
Feb
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comment What kind of effect does practicing on difficult to play instruments have?
I agree - I occasionally practice on a guitar with an incredibly heavy action - and I can feel it help when I go back to my light ones. It builds up a bit of finger strength.
Jan
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comment Electronic drums in apartment
Half an inch to an inch thickness (before you put weight on it) seems to be normal. I don't think it is any special type of neoprene, it just acts like your tennis balls but is easier to place and control.
Jan
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answered Electronic drums in apartment
Jan
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does proper technology exists for guitar accompaniment design for guitarists who play alone?
Jan
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Best process to learn a new song
Jan
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comment Multi-Effects Pedal or Multiple Effects Pedals?
Line6's new board, the HD500 gets around your main gripes here - go test one. It still isn't a full set of analogue devices and a valve amp, but it is much closer :-)
Jan
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revised Multi-Effects Pedal or Multiple Effects Pedals?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Multi-Effects Pedal or Multiple Effects Pedals?
Jan
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comment How can I easily manage different tunings?
Retuning the one guitar is not really an option unfortunately - some have odd physical setups, some have odd electronic setups - all the floating bridge models take a long time to settle etc., but I do like this answer :-)
Jan
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revised How can I easily manage different tunings?
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Jan
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I develop a bass voice?
Jan
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asked How can I easily manage different tunings?
Jan
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awarded  Custodian
Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
Jan
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reviewed Reviewed Are there any games useful for ear training?
Jan
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comment How can I make my headphone cable indestructible?
I have so far never broken a cable on any headphones other that two instances of abuse - ran over one cable with my chair, and tried to pull the other one out of an amp by yanking the phones. They really shouldn't have to take abuse.
Jan
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comment How often should I replace the strings on my guitar?
I almost exclusively use Elixirs - but I agree, I wouldn't put them on an acoustic as their tone needs a little bit of a boost.
Jan
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comment How often should I replace the strings on my guitar?
Wow! I make mine last a few months, but that's unbelievable