Looking to briefly introduce you to my request:
Recently I switched from doing hard rock to gothic metal with an italian known band. I used and use an Engl Screamer 50 with 2x12 marshall 1922, usually coupled with an OD of model MXR Zakk Wylde "berserker", although it does not seem to work / interact well with the amp.
The sound, tweakin' a bit ', is good, but maybe not the top. The distortion that I would to be a little 'more modern, big, brutal. My singer has in mind Soilwork, Lacuna Coil, and some group Death. The engl, but maybe it's the Screamer model, does not have the right stamp ?
I play with a guitar Gibson les paul custom with his stock pickup (which does not make me crazy, you have them changed? Changes or advice? Know I was told not to desecrate the poor Gibson).
I, as well as a sound basis, I often think about Live situation, because with this group I have not played yet, and in the field of metal I do not know what are the steps to take.
I often think of the coupling a few preamp / processor multifx, or pedalboard.
As already possessor of a pedal Dunlop Crybaby Slash signature, an MXR Phase 90, an MXR carbon copy.
My budget is around € 1200 any amounts relating to the exchange of cash and my amp (450 cash value + cab value ) + any exchange of pedals. more than 2000$.
I confess that I am crazy about for Diezel, but as budget mean you have to save quite a bit 'more.
What would you do in my place, with that budget, what for a complete equipment for a live, high-quality and reliable? good thing, or is it better to save more?
ps. for me is the reliability requirement n# 1! In fact they are always very mild in the shop because I always fear that the stuff can explode
sorry for my bad english.
A) Disregard the "advice" about desecrating the LP, unless you are carving out wood for a battery compartment or routing the pickup cavities you can ALWAYS revert back to stock. In the bridge you have these popular options, Seymour Duncan Custom or Distortion, EMG 81. In the neck, Seymour Duncan Jazz or 59, EMG 60 or 81 or 89.
B) Are you happy with your 212? Most people would prefer a 412 for playing live in a metal setting. Obvious options are either a Mesa or Marshall cab.
C) In terms of heads I would either go for a Peavey 5150 or an ENGL e530 + quality power amp. Those shouldn't set you back too far in European prices. FX? Whatever works. Multi or stomp boxes.