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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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reviewed Leave Closed Good Site To Learn Piano With Midi Keyboard
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reviewed Close Aspiring DJ/Mix Artist looking for good beginner tools and software
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reviewed No Action Needed How often is it recommended to change bass strings?
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reviewed Leave Closed How much do piano tuning lessons usually cost?
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reviewed No Action Needed How often is it recommended to change bass strings?
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reviewed No Action Needed Which disco tracks were the most influential in electronic music?
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comment Which disco tracks were the most influential in electronic music?
Hence the reason this was closed as opinion based. Some count it as disco, some as synthpop, some as other genres entirely.
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reviewed Close Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which disco tracks were the most influential in electronic music?
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revised Lack of sustain on guitar
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comment Fingertip care for guitarists
I have always heard it is all about natural, gentle moisturisers. I use only natural ones., so as not to weaken the skin but keep it flexible
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answered Fingertip care for guitarists
May
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comment How do you check or correct the FOH sound engineer?
It is useful anywhere that has a 'proper' PA, ie can replicate everything you were doing acoustically. On stage we are slightly odd, in that we have taken to connecting directly in to the desk where possible (all of us use pedals with pretty decent amp simulation so can just DI straight in), and using monitors only. This does away with the need for amps and cabs on stage and makes it very easy for us to tour.
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revised What defines pop music as a genre? Which patterns and trends can we find in pop music?
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comment What defines pop music as a genre? Which patterns and trends can we find in pop music?
Maybe you are right. I have edited my answer.
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comment What defines pop music as a genre? Which patterns and trends can we find in pop music?
I haven't defined it - which is why I have added bold. There is general guidance, but it is really whatever the charts/top-40/Billboard have as the top selling/most listened to music is.
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answered How do you check or correct the FOH sound engineer?
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comment How do you check or correct the FOH sound engineer?
Agreed - although a good sound engineer should accept that the band may want to hear their own sound no matter how much they trust FOH.
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comment Etiquette of Quitting a Band
I'd have to agree with @EricLippert - Dom, I think this is an interesting question, but the initial section can end up steering the answers down an emotional route (it does sound like a nightmare, so you have my sympathy), where what is probably best all round is looking for objective answers. Can you edit the detail out to leave the core question.