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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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comment How can I evaluate the quality and value of a violin?
:-) I know @VarLogRant - was mostly joking. You got an upvote from me anyway as I think your answer is spot on.
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comment How can I evaluate the quality and value of a violin?
+1 but no big names, really? Stradivarius?
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answered What are some objective ways to measure improvement as a singer?
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comment How to achieve Jaco Pastorius' percussive effect
good point - with frets your note will be well defined, whereas here you can hear a tone/pitch difference but it is in the background amongst the percussive thud.
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answered How to achieve Jaco Pastorius' percussive effect
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comment How to achieve Jaco Pastorius' percussive effect
Okay, that doesn't match your question title. Do want instruction on how he does it? The video makes it fairly obvious. Happy to post a detailed answer if you can't see what he is doing.
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comment How to achieve Jaco Pastorius' percussive effect
Which effect do you mean. Can you describe what but you mean.
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answered Why play out of scale notes as part of a chord?
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answered Silent, extremely portable instrument to learn music
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comment Is there a name for the screeching sound made when changing chords on a guitar?
For some songs I use a setup which actually accentuates this noise:) Each to their own.