I once bought a $150 Japanese Fender Strat just for playing live... it had waaay too much treble in it for my band's music, but it really took a beating and was pretty good on the solo.
Ibanez make good guitars with a heavy sound... just make sure if your singer screams, that he REALLY CAN scream!!! I got a sample cd after a Slipknot concert a couple of weeks ago and the "screamers" on a few of the songs were just weak... imagine a dog with bad vocal chords trying to scream things like "madness" and "hurt."
It was terrible hahaha.
Back to the point though, I'd play your Jackson. It's a really quality guitar- just don't be jumping into the crowd with it or smashing it on stage.
Marshall amps will do fine too... so +1 there as well.
"You kids know what DOG FOOD tastes like?! Well I do. It TASTES just like it SMELLS! Delicious!" -Dave Chappelle
Last edited by Aphotic; 03-30-2005 at 08:38..