#1
Im buying some gear finally for my live performances and dropped so far about 1200. So far my rig is as follows.
-Schecter 2005 C-1 Exotic
-Marshall MG 100HDFX w/Marshall cab
-Boss Noise Suppresor NS-2
-Line 6 Uber Metal

I just ordered the EMG ZW 81/85 set to replace the stock pickups andi grabbed the MXR ZW-44 to replace the uber pedal (not the biggest fan of line 6.) Would thos setup be great for metal shows? What should i implement to get it even better?

Thanks dudes.
#2
I've got a schecter and I like metal so I'll post.

I don't like solid state amps. They tend to sound like my dishwasher. I'd recommend you invest in a quality tube amp that sounds good overdriven like a mesa or an older marshall. If budget is a problem just buy used. Also, to ensure purity of tone, I recommend buying a overdrive pedal with true bypass. I have an AC Booster I run into my Gibson Goldtone and I got a nice 70s rock crunch from it without sacrificing my cleans before the damn thing broke.

Anyways, good luck.
#3
+1 on getting a tube amp

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Also, to ensure purity of tone, I recommend buying a overdrive pedal with true bypass.


eh don't worry too much about that. especially if it's on all the time (which it likely will be if you're playing metal).
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#4
Pickups are the least of your worries while you have that amp. The smaller MGs are acceptable (but overpriced) practice amps, but solid state Marshalls are absolutely terrible for gigging.
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#5
That's what I was thinking.

I don't want to get on your case (and bear in mind this is based on tons of threads like this, this isn't just aimed at you), but I don't understand why, when people are aware of forums where they can ask for advice, they order stuff first, and *then* make a thread asking for people's approval . Make the thread before you order anything, surely?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#6
Pickups are the least of your worries while you have that amp.


Pretty much yeah. Running a noise compressor and having a solid state can insure that you'll have a rig that is unresponsive to your fretting technique and pick attack.

On the bright side you have humbuckers which I find to be more responsive in general than single coils. Also they have a fatter tone which I think is good for metal or any playing in general (I'm not a fan of single coils although I am considering buying a telecaster...so what the hell.... consistency be damned.)
#7
Noooooo man!

Why the Marshall SS stack, why?!

The guitar should never surpass the quality of the amp.
#8
Well, you've taken a good first step in getting a replacement for the Line6. Sell that, along with the MG, and get a better amp. There's a good number of budget price tube amps out there. I'd recommend looking into Jet City and Egnater.
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#9
Thanks guys.
Yeah the marshall stack costed me 400 so i bought
It for practice rig mostly. Reasoning for an extensive upgrade
On guitar before amp was due to at hone recording without amps.

I bought these ite.s causs i personally like them.
The zw pedal has always been a staple for me.
Approval was not really on mind, just improvement.

As for my head, yeah id like to eventually snag a decent tube.
#10
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As for my head, yeah id like to eventually snag a decent tube.

Make it your next purchase. You'll scare audiences with your MG.
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#11
The ones with guitar backgrounds at least hahaha
I know it isnt great, but at least it works haha