#1
I have about 700$(can$) to spend
I really like ML models. I was wandering if it is a better choice to buy a ML noir XT and but new pups with the extra cash, or buying a ML 79 and keep it stock..
I prefer the maple neck of the ML noir, but i don't know if it is good (exept for the pups)

ps: don't talk about my amp, I know that fender champion 300 sucks for heavy music.
MY GEARS:
Ibanez S520EX
Fender American Stratocaster
Epiphone Les Paul w/ Killswitch
Fender 12-string Acoustic
Fender Champion300 (to be changed soon to a Tube Amp)
Ibanez TS-9 Overdrive pedal
Boss PW-10 pedal
#2
TBH you'd be better off getting a completely different guitar. I have tried the ML's and they aren't worth it at all, especially not the low end models that you want.They have shit tremelos and shit pickups. Save up for something different and worth it, not something that is using Dime to cash in on the ML shape.
#3
I heard that the ML 79 is a good guitar.. Half of the people says is good, the other half says it sucks..
MY GEARS:
Ibanez S520EX
Fender American Stratocaster
Epiphone Les Paul w/ Killswitch
Fender 12-string Acoustic
Fender Champion300 (to be changed soon to a Tube Amp)
Ibanez TS-9 Overdrive pedal
Boss PW-10 pedal