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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.


Jun
4
reviewed Close What are the significant schools of 20th century music theory?
Jun
4
reviewed Close Where to find orchestra-only tracks for concertos?
Jun
4
awarded  tuning
Jun
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Tuning a tuning fork?
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
2
comment What can I do to make cover song to be more interesting?
Absolutely +1. I wish more cover bands did this, actually.
Jun
2
answered What can I do to make cover song to be more interesting?
Jun
2
comment Left hand position for high fretting (electric guitar)
I can't do pictures here from work, but I have pics and video on metaltech.me in the gallery and video sections. warning: loud, and some songs NSFW :-)
Jun
2
answered Left hand position for high fretting (electric guitar)
Jun
1
comment Tonnetz algorithms
Well, I have no idea about this side of music theory, but I'm interested to see the answers :-)
May
30
revised Other ways to practice singing
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May
30
comment What is the correct fingering for this sequence of notes?
Have a quick read of the related questions bar to the right. Generally, it is agreed that there is no right way, but some ways are likely to be easier or faster.
May
30
reviewed Close What's the difference in sound between different wood grades?
May
30
reviewed Edit Guitar Bluegrass basics
May
30
revised Guitar Bluegrass basics
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May
29
revised Coated Strings—Gimmick, or worth the money?
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May
28
comment What is this scale called?
Dany - I think you misunderstand what Bob and Tim have said. You don't need to 'work out' a scale. The scale is already there laid out for you, both in these answers, and on screen in that video you linked to.
May
28
revised Is there a “correct” position for the right hand when playing guitar?
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May
27
comment How do many keyboard players sound different in each song?
Updated the headline to reflect the actual question you are asking. I agree with Matthew that this is not really a good question here, as there are an infinite number of ways to do this, but the edit may at least help stop people downvoting just for the headline.
May
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revised How do many keyboard players sound different in each song?
edited title