I'm looking for heavy metal pickups from the 80's, a modeling amp from the 80's, and a Wah Pedal from the mid 80's. Please help starting an 80's metal band need stuff only from the 80's. Thanks, my 1885 Ukulele apparently isn't the style my band was looking for.
Modelling amps didn't exist - there WERE multi-effects and most especially this was the age of the rack. You can get various rack effects/preamps from around that time but in all honesty most of them are either rare and sought after or totally not worth the money.
The ADA MP-1 was a good unit, Mesa Boogie Quad + Alesis Midi effects, Rocktron Chamelon. Eventinde and Lexicon reverbs/delays.....various Marshall, Laney and Mesa Boogie amps but the bottom line is simply that you COULD use a contemporary modeller to replicate the tones and unless you want to be 100% authentic that's by far the easiest route.
Did you have a particular tone in mind?
Wah pedal - Crybaby or Vox for the most part.
Pickups - Dimarzio or Seymour Duncan, EMG's......just don't for the more contemporary high output pickups. PAF Rro, Super Distortion, EMG 85, Megadrive.....it's really worth researching players who's tones you are seeking to emulate.