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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 I have a song in my head, I know how it sounds, but I can't get it to translate well to DAW
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Pinky is raised uncontrollably when doing finger exercise
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the importance of practicing scales on piano, and the proper fingering of them?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How does Ballet music differ from an Orchestral Suite of the same name?
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comment What methods can I use to aid note accuracy when playing a Theremin
It did amuse me that none of these answers are from a theremin owner, let alone a player :-)
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answered How to fret an F# root note with a drop-E capo?
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answered Can I use a Line6 Spider combo amp as a cabinet?
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answered Music hardware needed to be able to produce the sounds & style in the following video
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comment Why does the quality of the sound of guitar strings decay over time?
@Skippy - no, they rust. You can make them last longer by following morten's advice, but they will not get back to sounding anywhere near as good as new.
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answered My high E string broke after one week of replacing my guitar strings. Could that be an installation issue?
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answered Effects of keeping a guitar in the car
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answered What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
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answered Is there a preferred string gauge for different styles of music?
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comment What are the benefits of guitars with fanned frets?
Not sure I'd be able to play that baby, but I do love the acoustic fretless bass he built for our bassist.
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answered What are the benefits of guitars with fanned frets?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Accepted ranges for SATB choral works?
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awarded  electric-guitar
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answered Is Beethoven's title “Sonata quasi una Fantasia” an oxymoron, and does the title instruct how to perform it?
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awarded  Yearling
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revised What to look out for when buying a super-cheap used guitar
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