Hello, I am mainly a bass player and I've been playing seriously for about 3 years now. After playing in a band for three years and that coming to a close around September and I'm really wanting to start a different project but I'm looking into writing on guitar more for this project.The sound i'm going for is one similar to the bands like The Chariot, converge, Every Time I Die, but obviously not directly copying them. The main point of this post is to ask more experienced players what kind of gear should I go try out that will lead me in that direction, but still leave much room for exploration and experimentation? Also I'm looking into building a guitar cab for a summer side project, what are some of the pros and coins of open cab vs. Closed cab, different wood choices, different build choices, etc. Thanks for your help in advance!