^^ That and use the neck pickup.
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Didn't Dime use a solid state during this time? Sounds too tight to be tube, as with Cowboys from Hell
2003 Music Man Axis Pacific Blue Burst
Compressor might get you that tight sound if you have a tube amp.
And as mentioned already, neck pickup and high gain.
If you're going to change your amp, the best SS metal amps probably come from Randall, although Krank do some too.