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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, folk...

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.


Apr
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reviewed Leave Open RHCP “Wet Sand” solo doesn't correspond to the key?
Apr
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comment What gauge strings should I use for A# tuning on an electric guitar
I agree with Slim - that is an excellent answer
Mar
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revised scales on the guitar
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Mar
30
comment scales on the guitar
Well, there are actually lots of variations - I have described western conventional scales, which have 12 semitones, but there are a range of others in other cultures.
Mar
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answered scales on the guitar
Mar
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reviewed Approve audition tag wiki excerpt
Mar
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answered Stage volume levels in rehearsal and performance
Mar
26
comment Can't feel meter when playing
Uiy - I wouldn't take it too personally. Instead look at it this way: in free soloing, you are effectively a noob, no matter what your experience elsewhere. So go for the noob learning in this area and you may see benefits.
Mar
25
comment How to deal with the fear of auditions?
This is probably the most relevant, but there are a few: productivity.stackexchange.com/q/3002/54
Mar
25
answered How to deal with the fear of auditions?
Mar
22
comment How to prevent high pitch feedback when palm muting
I have used a few. Quite liked the Boss NS2 last time I used one.
Mar
21
comment Best method to learn to play barre chords?
This is sort of true, but it is definitely good practice to be able to barre all 6 strings consistently wherever you are on the neck. That way you can place the other fingers where you like without ever worrying about a buzz.
Mar
20
comment How is electronic music performed live?
Lovely. Upvoted.
Mar
20
comment How is electronic music performed live?
Can you explain how these answer the question... How do they help someone perform electronic music live?
Mar
19
reviewed Leave Open Effectively using singing games for vocal training
Mar
19
reviewed Leave Open What is the difference between a collection of sounds and music?
Mar
19
reviewed Close The origin of “Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles' Father”
Mar
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reviewed Close Orchestration and painting evenly over the spectrum
Mar
19
reviewed Leave Open What is the proper technique for a glissando on piano?
Mar
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reviewed Close Tuning new strings on an acoustic guitar