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Thread: Bring Back the BFR Badge!

  1. #1

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    Bring Back the BFR Badge!

    Going to try and post a poll with this.. hope it works!

    OK, boys and gals, who else misses the BFR badge at the 12th fret?

    Sure some called it gaudy - or over done - even pretentious - but nay I say! It was unique in the industry, and let fellow players know - from across the room - that this was a *nice* guitar.

    So bring back the badge!!!

    Is it more expensive to do? OK, raise the price $50 and preserve something that *was* unique about our favorite model of ax.

    Who's with me to storm the battlements in SLO on this most important issue of our time?!


  2. #2

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    Yes. Please. Pretty please. With sugar on top.

  3. #3

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    yes, please, bring it back!
    but only on limited runs, not on the regular JP BFR line or the Luke BFR line, only on really rare instruments.
    just like the PDN series or the Dark Lord for example.
    91 EVH Trans Black Quilt Top
    ?? Axis EX Trans Red Quilt Top
    05 JP6 Mystic Dream
    09 JP6 Dargie Delight II
    10 JP6 Pearl Redburst Limited
    07 JP6 BFR Ruby Red Burst
    05 SM-Y2D Purple Sunset
    06 SM-Y2D Tobacco Burst
    10 SM-Y2D BFR Black Sugar
    12 SM-Y2D PDN Honey Roasted
    14 SM-Y2D Rosewood Neck Solar Flare
    OLP MM-5 Silhouette Bassguitar
    OLP MM-1
    SBMM JP70 Stealth Black
    SBMM JP70D Pearl White ltd.

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  4. #4

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    Im in the other camp.....I like the non badged look. More streamlined to me, less bling.......
    JP6 Fully Loaded Pearl RedBurst
    EVH 5150 III 50 Watt
    TC Electronic Pedals
    4 GREAT KIDS[/B]

  5. #5

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    I don't care really either way as long as it plays ands sounds good it works for me

    Steve Morse Y2D with Floyd Rose
    Blueburst Steve Morse standard
    Purple Sterling Axis

  6. #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe web View Post
    yes, please, bring it back!
    but only on limited runs, not on the regular JP BFR line or the Luke BFR line, only on really rare instruments.
    just like the PDN series or the Dark Lord for example.
    Like he said!
    Ernie Ball MusicMan Luke III HSS PDN 2012 Honey Burst

  7. #7

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    Just having the neck plate as an identifier opens up a huge can of worms for people who may start swapping neck plates between instruments to fool people into thinking an ordinary base model is more than what it is. I'd say that is only a matter of time. The BFR inlay is almost iconic at this point. Getting rid of the inlay is akin to PRS getting rid of birds. It should at the VERY least be an upcharge option for those that want it.

  8. #8

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    Yes yes yes! I do like Joe's suggestion.

    EBMM Game Changer - HSH
    EBMM Armada - Black
    EBMM Majesty 7 - Arctic Dream
    EBMM Luke III - 2014 PDN Neptune Blue HH - Roasted
    EBMM Luke III - Olive Gold - HSS - Roasted Maple Neck
    EBMM Axis - Trans Gold Quilt -Roasted Maple Neck
    EBMM Albert Lee - True Gold - Roasted Maple Neck - Mahogany Body - MM90's - Piezo - Hardtail
    EBMM Albert Lee - Classic White - RW Neck - MM90's - Piezo - Hardtail
    SBMM JP50 - Stealth Black
    SBMM AX30 - White
    SBMM AX40 - Trans Blue
    SBMM Silo20 - Black
    SBMM Ray 34

  9. #9

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    I wouldn't buy another BFR without it.
    25th Anniversary,Venetian Red Quilt,Maple neck,G47369,
    Axis Supersport BFR,Tobacco Burst,Rosewood neck,G47057,
    Axis Tribute,Purple Quilt, Maple neck, G54353
    EVH Red Quilt Hard Tail,Maple neck,87269
    Semi-Hollow Super Sport, Neptune Blue,G72992
    Silo Special,Sky Blue,Hard Tail,G70886

  10. #10

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    overall I'm not a big fan of bling type of cosmetics, however, in some cases it does work.

  11. #11

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    I personally liked the BFR badge, it adds a certain elegance to the line. It's like the bow-tie on the tuxedo!
    Ernie Ball Music-Man John Petrucci 6 BFR (Ruby Red Burst [Quilt])
    Ernie Ball Music-Man John Petrucci 7 BFR (Koa Island Burst [Flame])
    Ibanez Universe UV70P (Green Dot)
    Engl Special Edition EL34
    Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II

  12. #12

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    I say bring it back. I think it looked a little on the classy side.

  13. #13

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    Personally, I'm a fan without it. If there is an odd special edition... sure why not. For standard production it's a cleaner look without.
    ALHH - PDN Cardinal Red Sparkle
    JP6 - DDII

    BONGO 4HS - Sky Blue

  14. #14

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    Either way I could care less. Reason - the "badge" did not signify a better instrument. There are a ton of people who don't even know Musicman makes guitars. I prefer the "custom" plate on the back. The headstock 4 x 2 design is unique in of itself and that is what lets me know it is a Musicman and the quality is there. Not the badge. My 2 pennies.
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  15. #15

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    I agree with koogie, while I did not mind the BFR log at the 12th fret, it going away made no difference, the bfr on the neck plate is cool to me.

    Now if you want to add something unique and cool then do what EBMM did on the DD I, add the BFR as a silk screen on the back below the neck plate awesome!!!

    BTW I voted no

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