Hi folks -
I recently took up guitar - I'm 49 - so this is going to be a newbie question. I looked for a while before posting.
I have a guitar I like, an Ibanez DT2 Destroyer with DiMarzio pickups - Air Norton Neck and Tone Zone Bridge.
But I decided I wanted to experiment, so I picked up a used Ibanez ART 100 and I'd like to turn it into a metal machine, more or less. It's mahogany body with a one-piece set in mahogany neck, two volume controls, one tone, 3-way switch.
I've been a Megadeth fan since my teens and I'm thinking of starting with either the SD Live Mustaine active pickup set or the passive set that mirrors it (SH-4 and SH-2N).
My amp is a Peavey 210 Chorus - I'll upgrade as I can.
The passive JB/Jazz (SH-4 and SH-2) are great pickups that'll do just about anything. There are pricier alternatives that have similar characteristics (including some I like a little better, like the Suhr Aldrich or Bareknuckle Holy Diver), but that's a great all-around set for rock and metal.