#1
Title says it all. Mainly Hard rock metal player amps are Rm100,Rectoverb and 6505mh thru 2x12 or 4x12 v30's etc etc. Looking for tight punchy rhythm tone. Thanks
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
Randall RM100
Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
Pedals
#2
What sort of bands? A 'tight punchy rhythm tone' is very vague.

What is it you feel is not cutting it with your current pickups?
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#3
Bands would be KSE,Tool,Staind,Deftones,LOG and the stock pups are inf's and there muddy dull sounding.
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
Randall RM100
Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
Pedals
#4
How much output do you want? Do you want something that covers lots of ground or specialises in particular tones?

How much are you willing to spend?

This is the sort of information you need to give for anyone's advice to be helpful.
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#6
$200 plus and I want lots of tonal options so lots of ground. Medium output
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
Randall RM100
Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
Pedals
Last edited by RJH11 at Dec 19, 2016,
#7
Tonezone in bridge and PAF Joe in neck. A buddy did that combo in his guitar based on my suggestion and it plays great. If you want more punch on the bridge you can try the X2N, I actually quite like it in my Ibanez, don't need a boost when it comes to overdriving the front of an amp.
#8
Right I've used the x2n's didn't agree with me to hot but I'll check into the other suggestions
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
Randall RM100
Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
Pedals
#9
For $200, I'd look at Railhammers.
http://www.railhammer.com/pickups.html

Given your parameters, I'd suggest you avoid the high-output Anvil HBs or Huevos 90 Humcutters.
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#10
For a versatile metal sound I can vouch for DiMarzio Evolutions. Very tight sound. I put the whole set in my Ibanez S570DXQM, they work like a charm with a mahogany body. The guitar sounds crisp and delivers quite the bite, without being too trebly, powerchords are punchy, too.
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#11
RJH11

I don't want to seem negative . But just give my overall opinion about how I felt about this guitar . I used to have an ibanez s520ex. and even with a decent pickup swap . This guitar kind of lacks balls . It sounds thinner and in my opinion sounds better for leads and shred. I think it's due to the thin body. I swapped the infs with dimarzio illuminators. And the difference was definitely noticeable and much nicer but it still lacked balls for a decent rhythm sound .

Maybe bad pickup choice ? In my opinion if you want a bigger thicker metal tone you should go for a pickup with more bass and mids to make up for the lack of bass the guitar has . I wouldn't go for something like a tone zone because that might get too muddy . Maybe something like a dimarzio Super distortion , gravity storm , dominion , or super 3. I've tried a super 3 on a schecter and it sounded huge .