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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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answered What do multiple l's and r's beneath a note mean?
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answered what's the difference between light rosin and dark rosin?
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comment What should I consider when I see a loosen hair in a violin bow?
I use a very sharp knife.
Jan
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answered What should I consider when I see a loosen hair in a violin bow?
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revised What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
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comment What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
couple of points that you probably need to look at - 'set neck joined by spongy glue'? Not really - if you look at the construction, these are generally a very tight fit, and under tension from the strings they are rigid. and while the nut is important, that comes to the fore mainly for clarity when used with a trem. The headstock angle helps provide transfer of vibration - a shallow angle can end up vibrating the headstock end of the string, ie at the tuners
Jan
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revised What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
removed the needlessly argumentative final paragraph
Jan
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answered Am I able to repair the pegs on my violin?
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reviewed Close Need keyboard that sustains like an acoustic piano
Jan
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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?
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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.
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reviewed Approve What to look for when buying a digital piano for a beginner?
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answered Humbucker pickup wrapping wire role (The one that wraps the four wires together)
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answered how to sample a certain sound on a song?
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revised Performance of classic music
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