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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.


Nov
22
comment What instrument is inexpensive and can be self-taught?
Interestingly, almost all the rock and metal guitarists and bassists I know now take ukuleles on tour with them - just for plinking and jamming.
Nov
21
comment Making “acceleration” effect
What happens in this video is that the beat is getting faster - the tempo ramps up - so your example doesn't meet your requirements.
Nov
21
revised What instrument is inexpensive and can be self-taught?
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Nov
21
comment What instrument is inexpensive and can be self-taught?
Agreed - this is a very easy instrument to begin on. However it may not fulfil the 'impress a girl' requirement :-)
Nov
20
answered Should a violinist use hand strength exercisers? If so, what kind?
Nov
19
comment Tips and tools to help transcribing a bass line in tablature
Almost exactly what I was about to post- get it up into an easier frequency range and slow it down at the same time.
Nov
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
14
answered Flatpicking: how can I make my floating-pick-hand less bouncy?
Nov
14
comment Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
never thought of using example songs to memorise intervals. +1 for this interesting question.
Nov
14
comment Learning another instrument?
And what didn't work with the reed? I know people who play brass and woodwind, and they just learned the relevant techniques.
Nov
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Breaking out of pentatonic scales for guitar riffs
Nov
12
answered Finding the right rhythm for a tune
Nov
11
accepted How can I reduce the echo/reverb in a large room if I can't add physical damping?
Nov
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Instruments to compose a song or theme for setting in the desert
Nov
10
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
9
answered Breaking out of pentatonic scales for guitar riffs
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Baroque Performance Tips
Nov
9
comment How can I reduce the echo/reverb in a large room if I can't add physical damping?
Sadly even with a full turnout of people in chairs, the majority of the room is still empty. Ceilings are maybe 50-60 feet. No curtains. Floor to ceiling windows and mirrors. Not an ideal environment.
Nov
8
asked How can I reduce the echo/reverb in a large room if I can't add physical damping?
Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on I bought a guitar transducer (external pickups). How do I mount it for the best sound?