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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.


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awarded  Custodian
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reviewed Close Free MIDI editing software with a Piano Roll view
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reviewed Close Need keyboard that sustains like an acoustic piano
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reviewed Reviewed Should guitar be de-tuned when not in use…?
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revised Why do some artists tune their guitars half a step or whole step down?
spelling
Jan
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revised Why do some artists tune their guitars half a step or whole step down?
removed the last section - it really didn't help.
Jan
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reviewed Approve What to look for when buying a digital piano for a beginner?
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awarded  Convention
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awarded  Suffrage
Dec
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answered Humbucker pickup wrapping wire role (The one that wraps the four wires together)
Dec
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answered how to sample a certain sound on a song?
Dec
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revised Performance of classic music
edited title
Dec
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answered How to follow the lyric to strum in guitar
Dec
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answered Performance of classic music
Dec
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answered Are there limits for the possible pieces for different violins?
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comment Completely computer music: good or bad?
While I think there may be a core question here which is on-topic, this one is very subjective - you are asking for opinions - and this doesn't fit in the Stack Exchange environment
Dec
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revised How important is harmony theory?
just went for less of a 'wall of text'
Dec
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answered Do competent violinists avoid open strings?
Dec
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revised Can someone explain the rhythm of a Mazurka?
the previous title made no sense
Dec
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reviewed Approve rock-n-roll tag wiki excerpt