I prefer using a rackmount tuner myself, that way i'm not looking down, and i can check mid song if need be. They are a tad more pricey, but the convienance and ease of use is totally worth it. Try looking into the Korg 1000 model.
Bugera's not bad, but i'd rather save up the scratch and get a peavey 6505+, or even a used 5150, since thats what bugera was aiming for when they made that amp, you can kinda see it in the name lol. I never liked ibanez that much, they usually lack the body thickness to get a good thick heavy ton.
And theres a reason so many metalheads are using schecter. They're amazing lol. I jsut have a discontinued LP that JT dosn't make anymore, and its got special inlays and has been broken in like butter, but my back-up will likely be a schecter
I personally paly the same style of music, and i use a Jay Turser Les Paul with Seymour Duncan SH-6's in n + b. Its the most playable neck i've ever touched, its jsut heavy, i highly recommend them, or getting a schecter hellraiser, or Omen 6, and throw REAL Seymour duncans in the guitar, and you'll be set for that sound perfectly.
The real question is what amp you have, because thats about 70% of your tone
....i hate tweens. So, so much. Wtf is wrong with kids nowadays? i mean, when i was 14 i wasn't off having sex, i was worried about school and finding a girlfriend, and when i had one, i wasn't trying to make sexual moves on her. I know a 14 year old who had an abortion...I hate society. We're heading back into decadence again.
I've succesfully added a rackmount to my stack and i felt like showing it off
I'll list the Gear with the price i got it for
Jay Turser JT-200V w/Seymour Duncan SH-6 in n+b - 460 USD Peavey Supreme Head - 250 USD Peavey 5150 Oversized 4x12 slant Cab - 250 USD Alesis Compressor/Limiter/Noise Gate - 50 USD Beringer Racktuner - 62 USD Case is my other guitarists, i'm getting a four space one for 50 USD
We're currently shopping ourselves out to record labels, and i wanna know what you guys think, do we have an image a band of our style could get signed with? Is our sound decent? How do the recordings sound?