This model uses Seymour Duncan SH-4 pickups, also known as TB-4 pickups. In February 1987, Megadeth opened for Alice Cooper on his Constrictor tour.
The following year, major label Capitol Records signed Megadeth and obtained the rights to their second album, Peace Sells... The band also toured with King Diamond whose previous band, Mercyful Fate, were a huge influence on Megadeth.
After a series of unsuccessful vocalist auditions, Mustaine elected to take on vocal duties himself in addition to playing lead and rhythm guitar.
A few of the songs he wrote with Hetfield and Ulrich went on to be re-recorded by Metallica.
It was on this bus ride that Mustaine scribbled some lyrical ideas on the back of a hand bill, which would later become the song "Set the World Afire" from the 1988 Megadeth album So Far, So Good... During his time in Metallica, Mustaine toured with the band, co-wrote four songs that appeared on Kill Em All, and co-wrote two songs that would eventually appear on Ride the Lightning.
Mustaine has also made unverified claims to have written parts of "Leper Messiah" from Master of Puppets.
Mustaine quit his job after earning enough money to move to an apartment in Hollywood, and recruited Mc Kinney, who played guitar, and Kisselstein, who played bass, for his band Fallen Angels.
After stomping on the floor and shouting for them to stop, Mustaine, being hung over at the time, took a potted plant and threw it out of his window and hit the air conditioner of the apartment below. They spent the night talking about music, and soon after, Mustaine, Ellefson and Handevidt were bandmates.