#5
why dont you spend it on a guitar with some humbuckers?
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#6
Guitar for metal. I say better guitar before amp. Try out some brands and see what you like in each brand.
Jackson RR5 ivory w/ EMG 81/85
Jackson DX6 w/ SD Distortion & Dimarzio Super Distortion
Fender Starcaster Sunburst
Mesa/Boogie DC-3
Johnson JT50 Mirage
Ibanez TS-9
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
Korg Pitchblack
#7
Again, check out some different guitars first. You may find that it really livens up your tone when you switch to humbuckers.

However, regarding your original question, I would say a B52 would be a good bet.
#9
Quote by M.P.A.Guitarist
I already have a great guitar, just need an amp


It's a good guitar, no doubt, but seeing as pickups have a profound affect you your tone, I think something with humbuckers would suit you more.
#10
Do what these guys say. A strat isn't going to sound terrible or anything for playing metal, there's just better out there. I'd keep the strat for anything that's not metal, and then get something maybe such as an Ibanez for metal. I couldn't really recommend you a good guitar for metal though.
Fender '04 Strat
MiM Sunburst with Maple Neck

Ibanez TS-808
Fender Blues Junior
Marshall JTM60
#11
Ampeg VH140C
Peavey Ultra
Line 6 Flextone
Laney AOR
Line 6 Vetta

Jebus, just check the Gear for Metal thread.
#12
This too. Sell the Spider too to get some extra cash.
Fender '04 Strat
MiM Sunburst with Maple Neck

Ibanez TS-808
Fender Blues Junior
Marshall JTM60
#13
Quote by Shiromar
This too. Sell the Spider too to get some extra cash.

this.
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