What combo of bareknuckles would be best for heavy metal (Pantera, metallica, slayer) as well as some nu metal (Korn, mudvayne, SOAD), but also be able to have a good clean tone when i need it for songs like nothing else matters/stairway to heaven? My amp i will be playing through will either be a mesa single recto or a peavey tube combo (prbly 6505 combo). Budget around 200-350 USD.
Probably warpig's or nailboms. I have nailbomb's in my RG1570 and I love them to death, I think they are 90 pounds each so almost 330 USD minus shipping, so you can probably manage two to fit your budget.