#1
i currently play a gibson les paul/fender strat through a 10-watt ss kustom amp via a boss me-50. as my birthday is coming up im wondering what to ask for. im thinking either a peavey valveking royal 8 amp to give me a better overall sound. im also thinking a line 6 pod 2.0 as im very into recording at the moment and plugging my guitar straight into the line in on my comp via boss me-50 isn't really cutting it. but then again there is no point in doing that unless i have a good set of computer speakers right? i currently have a cheap 5.1 surround sound system and plug straight into the onboard sound (realtek 7.1 hd alc 888, which i've heard is pretty good so probably won't get a new sound card). so im thinkin about getting a creative i-trigue 2.1 system too. i really don't know where to prioritise i was hoping you guys at ug could help me out a bit?

bare in mind i really want a nice metal tone, something like megadeth's rust in peace album. could i achieve something along them lines with my boss me-50 od-1 overdriving the small peavey amp? would i get a better sound than my kustom 10-watt or is it not worth it?

thanks!
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Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard (trans amber, 60s neck)
USA Fender Strat
Westfield acoustic
Washburn 12-string acoustic
Encore bass
Aria acoustic bass
#2
The Peavey Royal 8 is a good amp, but has very little gain. The heaviest it will go is Lynyrd Skynyrd on its own. You WILL need a distortion pedal. Or you could use your ME-50, though the models aren't great IMO.
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#3
ok how about if i put a tubescreamer type thing before it?
"Sit your ass down in that f@%$ing chair and drink your GODAMN TEA!!" - Cid, FFVII

Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard (trans amber, 60s neck)
USA Fender Strat
Westfield acoustic
Washburn 12-string acoustic
Encore bass
Aria acoustic bass
#4
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