#1
hey im after a new guitar.

About 1200AUD, or 1000US

i play metal, such as killswitch engage and avenged sevenfold etc, and
this would be used for mainly drop C# and C, so no FR.

Ive been looking at the new schecter ATX blackjack, with the Active blackouts
but ive got two guitars now with 81's and 60's, and i dont really like the tone.
My brother has a cort with JB and 59 which i really liked, but couldnt get enough
low end out of them, they sound too trebly, as i was also looking
at the Jackson DK2t

Can anyone help?
opinions are welcome.

Im running through a H&K trilogy if thats needed.
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#2
Well first off neither KsE or A7X are metal.

Second, look into ESP/LTD. Jackson makes very nice guitars that are well suited for metal so the Dinky is a good choice; however, I'm not a fan of Schecters so if it was me I wouldnt get one.

The problem you will run into though is not many guitars are being built with the Duncan Blackouts yet... the EMG's are still ruling the "metal guitar" world so you will most likely have to switch out the pu's if you get something other than the ATX Blackjack.
#3
If you want a guitar with an SD blackout the ESP LTD Alexi Laiho 600 or ATX blackjack but these are only two guitars that come with SD blackouts.
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#4
but thats the thing i dont really know if i want actives, i dont really
like the tone from my 81, but i need around the amount of gain i get
from it.

So what would be a good high gain passive pickup to drop into a guitar
or preferably a guitar that has a good high output pickup.

Ive tried out a guitar with a jb and that wasn't enough.

I was thinking maybe a duncan distortion or an invader, but i wont
really get a chance to hear them because i dont
know any guitars that come stock with distortions or invaders
Jackson SLSMG Soloist
Jackson DXMG
ENGL Fireball E635 100
Peavey JSX
Orange 4x12
G-Major
BBE Green Screamer