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bio website metaltech.me
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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.


Jan
29
asked How can I easily manage different tunings?
Jan
28
awarded  Custodian
Jan
28
reviewed No Action Needed What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
Jan
28
reviewed No Action Needed What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
Jan
28
reviewed Reviewed Are there any games useful for ear training?
Jan
27
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
21
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
21
comment How often should I replace the strings on my guitar?
Wow! I make mine last a few months, but that's unbelievable
Jan
20
comment What is the full list of possible chord names? Are there chords that don't have a name in chord theory?
looks like this video no longer exists on YouTube - do you have a new link? I couldn't find it.
Jan
17
answered How do you mic a guitar amp?
Jan
17
comment Some acoustic guitars are easy to play but some aren't. What affects playability?
Much better answer than mine :-)
Jan
17
answered Guitar Phrasing instruction
Jan
16
answered Silly idea: automatic screamo converter
Jan
16
answered What do multiple l's and r's beneath a note mean?
Jan
15
answered what's the difference between light rosin and dark rosin?
Jan
13
comment Myspace is dead. What are the alternatives?
The problem is that there are hundreds of these - I know we use 6 or 7 regular ones for my band music, as well as YouTube and our own website. And we change them over time - they all go in phases, so what may be the favourite right now may not be in 6 month's time.
Jan
13
reviewed Approve Myspace is dead. What are the alternatives?
Jan
11
comment What should I consider when I see a loosen hair in a violin bow?
I use a very sharp knife.
Jan
11
answered What should I consider when I see a loosen hair in a violin bow?
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Answer