suggestions for my RG570 rig
I just bought a new RG570. Here is what I want some help on. I play prog metal and am looking for a setup that is not particularly versatile, what I want is a semi-deep distorted tone ala Symphony X and a more crunchy tone ala '83 metallica.
1) The stock pickups are very deep and bassy. I'd like to have a more crunchy pickup for the bridge pickup. suggestions?
2) For the neck pickup, I want that semi-deep tone that is nice for shredding. suggestions?
3)I have no idea about the single coil, any ideas?
That takes care of pickups. My amp is a peavey bandit 112. Unfortunately I don't have the money right now to buy something better. any suggestions for this?
The last thing would be a distortion pedal. I have a metal zone but it's busted right now and I have no idea how to fix it (power isn't being transmitted through it). Any suggestions or any other good pedals?