#2
depends on ur style of soloing or clean playing most metal players don't need the neck pickup much, if your like alexi and me and use the bridge for everything you wouldn't even notice the neck pickup is gone
My Gear:
LTD EC-1000 (duncan jb/jazz)
Schecter SLS (EMGs)
ESP Horizon
6505 head
Marshall 1960lead cab
Boss noise gate
maxon od808
boss chorus
boss de-7
Dunlop strings and tortex 1.14s
#4
With a single 81 in the bridge your cleans are going to be pretty much gone.
I'd be looking at new amps if I were you, your guitar is fine.