So I've just joined a band a couple of weeks ago. We will be playing covers of Alice in Chains, Seether, Shinedown, Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots etc. Brief history: I have been playing guitar for about 20 years now. For the last 7 years or so, I haven't had a need for head/cab or combo amps as I've moved into the world of modeling on my Desktop computer. So as a result, I have sold all of my gear (which actually was just a cheap acoustic amp with a Spider II amp *barf*) Anyways, now that I'm going to be doing things in a live setting, I've really got to get me some good gear to play. I am the lead guitar player and will need some effects, but nothing too crazy (wah, reverb, chorus, delay). My primary concern is a good gain tone. The other guitarist in the band has the Marshall DSL40C. It has great clean tone, but I'm just not feeling the gain on it. I've always been a metal head. I'm a big fan of Killswitch, In Flames, Trivium, Machine Head, Lamb of God etc. Is there a recommendation for a head/cab (or combo) that can get those awesome metal tones that I love in my spare time, but be able to dial back to a nice rock tone? Also, thoughts on pedals vs multi-fx? Which ones do you like? Which ones do you hate?