#1
I currently have a Schecter Hellraiser with floyd-rose I'm very happy with. However I would like a fixed bridge guitar for the ease of playing in alternate tunings. What would be a good fixed bridge guitar similar to the Hellraiser for around $800? I could just get another one in fixed bridge but I want some variety :P I mostly play metal (thrash, speed, power) and some rock.
#2
If youre in the states you could always find another Schecter used (or new, for that matter) in a hardtail version. Or you could block the floyd and alternate tune to your hearts delight.
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#3
Check out Fernandes.
http://www.fernandesguitars.com

Assuming you want a hardtail with a Superstrat-style body, I'd recommend the Dragonfly model, which comes in a bunch of different trim lines. Check their online store to score one of the ones discounted for clearance:
www.fernandesguitars.com/products/guitars/dragonfly.html
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Check out Fernandes.
http://www.fernandesguitars.com

Assuming you want a hardtail with a Superstrat-style body, I'd recommend the Dragonfly model, which comes in a bunch of different trim lines. Check their online store to score one of the ones discounted for clearance:
www.fernandesguitars.com/products/guitars/dragonfly.html
www.fernandesguitarshop.com/28-dragonfly


damn those are nice looking axes. love the spalted one.
#5
Could try the ESP LTD H-351NT
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#6
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Jackson-Pro-Dinky-DK2HT-Electric-Guitar-110863651-i4006458.gc

Or:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Jackson-Used-Jackson-Dinky-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-110819688-i4158851.gc

I actually own one of these^ and totally love it. super fast and great tone. I think the Jacksons have much thinner necks than Schecters which you might like. Jeff Hanneman from slayer used Dinkys and soloists, doesnt get anymore thrash than that lol.

I love both my dinky and soloist, both very distinct guitars, and extremely fast and playable.
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Jeff Hanneman from slayer used Dinkys and soloists, doesnt get anymore thrash than that lol.

He used a Gibson with a Kahler and a Jackson Soloist with a Kahler. A huge difference from what Jackson makes now.
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He used a Gibson with a Kahler and a Jackson Soloist with a Kahler. A huge difference from what Jackson makes now.


He used a lot of ESP guitars too. Any of those would be a good choice, im just partial to my jacksons lol.

Either way thats not the point haha.

I would think the Jacksons/ESPs would have thinner necks than the Gibsons and Schecters, no? That might be nice for a change if you want a variety of guitars.
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#9
I was tossing up between a Hellraiser and this for quite a while.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/charvel-desolation-dx-1-st-soloist-electric-guitar
Very similarly spec'd. Excellent player, a little less common than a SGR and a real head/ear turner. Can be had used for <$500 all day long.
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I was tossing up between a Hellraiser and this for quite a while.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/charvel-desolation-dx-1-st-soloist-electric-guitar
Very similarly spec'd. Excellent player, a little less common than a SGR and a real head/ear turner. Can be had used for <$500 all day long.


That's pretty tits, right there. And yeah, OP, this thing would basically sound just like your hellraiser, with those pickups. Would play a little differently, though. Thinner neck. I would also highly recommend pretty much any Schecter in your price range. If you really want the same sound, just get any of their other models with EMGs. They've got a lot. And most of their models will have the same neck as the Hellraiser, as well. I was recently in the exact same situation as you (have a Hellraiser FR, needed a hardtail), and I grabbed a C-1 Classic from a pawn shop for $350. It's awesome. Definitely a different sound, though, with SD JB/Jazz pickups.
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#12
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#13
My Hellraiser is a hard tail and I have no regrets. Love that guitar. I understand you want diversity, but if you like the feel of a Hellraiser, why not stick with the same feel.

On the used market, they can be pretty inexpensive too.