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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 XLR vs 1/4 (jack/TRS/TS) output on digital piano. What is better to connect to audio interface?
Oct
13
comment Is there a gigantic dataset with songs and chords I can download?
Ultimate Guitar and others pay the copyright holders for permission (Or in some cases the permission is given for free or in exchange for publicity, but in any case, they must ask)
Oct
13
comment What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?
I didn't know that translation. Good description :-)
Oct
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comment What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?
I didn't mention size, Tim. I'm assuming you meant this comment to go on the question?
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revised What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?
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Oct
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answered What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?
Oct
11
comment What guitar effects pedals are important to get according to genre?
I'm certainly not going to close it if it gets reopened, but like this one I answered in 2012, I think it is opinion/consensus based: music.stackexchange.com/a/6604/104 - in fact it was specifically because of that one that I feel these are unanswerable in any useful way.
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awarded  performing
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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revised Practice before a gig - bored of material
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10
revised Band rehearsal: how to lessen the dependency among members for timing and cues?
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Oct
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revised Tied Db in Liszt's Consolation No. 3
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Oct
10
revised Exercises to integrate syncopation into improvisation
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Oct
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revised Good books for romantic/contemporary period performance?
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revised Basic synth performance in Pop-Rock songs
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revised How much time should I put between movements?
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Oct
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reviewed Close I use 12s on my acoustic guitars how do I get the B string volume to sound near to the other strings?
Oct
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answered Singer “benchmarking”
Oct
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revised How do you organize your set list for a gig?
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