#1
I have the esp, is it worth upgrading to one of these? (I play metal almost exclusively. I don't want anything too heavy. Also my hands are very small so if you have any comments on the neck size...)

*Schecter C-1 Standard FR (I use drop tunings often, will the 24.75" scale length work for that as well as my esp's 25.5"?)
*Blackjack ATX Solo 6 (I love the ebony fretboard.)
*OR a PRS Student Edition Paul Allender Signature model (Nice guitar but I don't care about Allender, and honestly I hate playing guitars with other people's names on them.)

EDIT: I don't like any other PRS SE's, and can't afford the normal ones.
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#2
maybe, but i mean there's no reason to only look at those models. if you don't like sigs, PRS SE have a variety of non-sig models, schecter has a variety of stoptail models (for changing tunings), etc.
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#3
The F50 is garbage, especially if you have the old one with an agathis body. I own one, it's junk. I upgraded the pickups, didn't help much. The agathis seems just sound awful.

Any of those Schecters or the PRS is a good upgrade. The Schecters will have a very similar neck to your LTD. The PRS I believe will have a different neck profile, being wider and mroe thin. If you go with the Schecter, search used. They can be had at nearly half price used.
#4
@W4RP1G: Thanks! How old is your f-50? Mine is about 5 years, would that have the agathis body? (Not sure exactly, I got it used.)
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#5
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@W4RP1G: Thanks! How old is your f-50? Mine is about 5 years, would that have the agathis body? (Not sure exactly, I got it used.)

I'm not sure what wood they used 5 years ago, but they went to basswood about a year and a half ago. I got mine about 2 years ago, and it's agathis. I'd guess that's what you have too though, but I'm not sure.
#6
Not enough experience with Schecters or PRSs to say much, but isn't the PRS Torero basiclly a non-sig Paul Allender with a Floyd Rose? Could be worth checking if you don't like playing sigs.
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