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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
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?
Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Articles on Music Festivals/Fairs/Tradeshows
Nov
7
answered Could B♭ instruments be built in C? Why are they in B♭ in the first place?
Nov
6
comment What are the touch-pad things that the guitarist and bassist of Muse use?
Matt's guitars are made by Hugh Manson- mansonguitars.co.uk and quite a few have two- or one-dimensional midi controllers.
Nov
5
comment Does weight lifting affect finger dexterity?
Agreed - I weight train and rock climb, and neither appears to hamper my guitar playing.
Nov
2
comment Why do classical guitarists recommend putting the left thumb between the index and middle finger?
The recommended position gives you the greatest flexibility to move up or down frets, and in fact what you may want to be looking at is the position of the guitar. If you are having to bend your thumb that much maybe this is the issue. Can you post a picture of your normal guitar position.
Oct
31
comment Beatles - Because: Chord progression
That makes more sense - upvoted
Oct
31
comment Beatles - Because: Chord progression
I'm not sure I understand the question - are you asking why the chord chosen isn't the one you expected? That seems to be a tricky one to answer... :-)
Oct
31
revised Guitar overdubbing with headphones problem
added 32 characters in body