I'm looking for something to play metalcore, death metal, hardcore "tuff guy", punk and also have a nice clean tone. Something below $600

I used to have a ESP LTD MH-400 and I loved everything about it. Here's a couple I'm already very interested in:

ESP LTD Viper 300M - $599.99
Charvel DS-2 ST - $399.99

I've also thought about buying something relatively cheap and throwing in 81/85's or seymour duncan blackout's. Any recommendations on that?
Last edited by JB92 at Mar 4, 2013,