#1
Im going to pick a new guitar, i actually have a washburn x-series x10.

the guitars that i have been looking are these

B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar Features:

* Construction: neck-through
* Body wood: Alder
* Top style: flat top
* Tuners: Grover
* Fretboard: ebony
* Frets: 24 jumbo
* Scale: 25 1/2"
* Bridge: Floyd Rose Original
* Pickups: EMG 85 neck, 81 bridge
* Controls: 1 volume, 1 three-way toggle and 1 tone

http://www.guitarcenter.com/B-C--Rich-ASM-Pro-Electric-Guitar-516093-i1396011.gc


ESP LTD MH-401 Floyd Rose Electric Guitar Features:

* Set-Neck
* 25.5" Scale
* Mahogany Body
* Carved quilted Flame Maple Top
* Maple Neck
* Rosewood Fingerboard
* 1.57" (42mm) Earvana Compensated Nut
* Thin U Neck Contour
* 24 XJ Frets
* Black Nickel Hardware
* Grover Tuners
* Floyd Rose Double Locking Bridge
* EMG 81 (Bridge) /85 (Neck) Active Pickups
* Master Volume/Master Tone
* 3-way Toggle Switch
* See-thru Blue Finish

http://www.guitarcenter.com/ESP-LTD-MH-401-Floyd-Rose-Electric-Guitar-520115-i1438689.gc


Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR Electric Guitar Features:

* Construction: Set-Neck with Ultra Access
* Scale length: 25-1/2"
* Body: Mahogany (black cherry finish includes quilted maple top)
* Neck: 3-pc. Mahogany
* Fingerboard: Rosewood
* Frets: 24 extra-jumbo
* Inlays: Gothic Cross
* EMG active 81TW/89 pickups
* Push/pull knob for single coil
* Electronics: 2 Vol with push/pull coil-splitting/Tone/3-Way Switch
* Bridge: Original Floyd Rose Tremolo System
* Abalone binding on Black Cherry & White, Gray Pearl Binding on Black
* Tuners: Grover
* Hardware: Black

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-Hellraiser-C-1-FR-Electric-Guitar-103642161-i1401616.gc

I thing that they are the same but maybe the wood can affect on decition and the price, i mean the bc rich is similar to the hellraiser but i dont know if the 100$ worth the pain...

Sorry for my bad english xD i hope you can help me. I like to play metal, rock, neoclassic metal, a little of any kind of music (blues, jazz, etc...) but the main is metal, rock ..........
#2
I would try out the Schecter and the ESP, and decide which one you like better. The Schecter is probly the best choice, if you don't mind shelling out that kind of money.
#3
First off what amp do you currently play through? All the guitars you have listed use active pickups and well if you are running through a bad amp then no point in using them as they won't sound the best.
#5
What pain are you talking about?
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