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Lead guitarist and petrolhead with Scottish Industrial rock trio Metaltech (and our alter-ego folk band Acoustech)

  • 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.


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answered Driving a Novation UltraNova synth via a Yahama synth guitar (G10 ?)
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revised When playing drums behind the beat, what instruments define the actual beat?
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answered One at a time or all at once?
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comment Fixing fret buzz
Well, it could, but that probably isn't it. Have a look at music.stackexchange.com/q/1053/104 and music.stackexchange.com/q/2577/104 to see if they help as well.
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comment Annoying hot humbucker pick harmonics
@Spring - update added. Simple summary: Check all solder connections
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comment Annoying hot humbucker pick harmonics
See the edit to my answer on in-phase and out-of-phase coils
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comment Annoying hot humbucker pick harmonics
I have not at any point said this is normal - you do have a problem with your pickup. Both B0nk3r and I agree on this.
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comment Annoying hot humbucker pick harmonics
No - I don't think everything is normal with your guitar. See my answer. My comment here said - it is normal for the bridge pickup to get more high harmonics.
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answered How can I avoid making unpleasant facial expressions when playing difficult chords?
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comment Annoying hot humbucker pick harmonics
@Spring - you can't "fix" the bridge pickup getting more harmonics. There are more vibrations from higher harmonics near the bridge than lower ones.
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comment Annoying hot humbucker pick harmonics
The neck pickup certainly picks up more higher frequencies - this is because once you get close to the bridge lower harmonics are pretty much at a minimum. This is why you have neck and bridge pickups, so you can select for the fuller, lower harmonics at the neck or the higher harmonics, more trebly tone at the bridge.
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answered What is the effect/technique used to make the slide in 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins?