For the same price range, is there anything that could be better than this for alternative metal?
IMHO no. i was actually looking and researching them the other day!
but the

ESP LTD MH-103 may provide a little competition it depends on what exactly your preferences are
Last edited by jbaker253 at Feb 25, 2008,
In the price range, you might want to consider the Ibanez RG2EX1, but as mentioned above, it's about preference. They have different feels and slightly different tone.
Ibanez RGA121 | ESP LTD H-1000
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