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    Need help rationalizing a purchase

    My Bernie looks kinda lonely by itself.. Do guitars need friends? should I buy Bernie a friend.. I just need a coupla people too tell me I should buy a new guitar( so bernie doesnt have emotional damage)...No Suzy Ormans ,please.. And what would BE a good friend for Bernie?


    Thank ya..

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    My Guitars have friends............. That's all I can say
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    I vote for an SE Custom 24 or SE Tremonti Custom.

    But would be good if you give us more info on what sounds, artists, styles you are looking to achieve.
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    As a rule you should always purchase guitars in pairs. So yes, your Bernie needs a friend.

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    It's never bad to have more than one guitar... What if a friend comes over to jam? What kind of friend would you be if you didn't have an extra guitar for that poor fella?

    Bernie would get along great with an American cousin... Maybe a 408 or DGT Standard or perhaps you need something in the Custom family... Just my .02

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    American goes good with anything! Or a SE Custom 24, with the trem and those nice hot pickups, that would be a good buddy for Bernie...
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    SE Custom 24 seems to go very well with the Bernie...



    Pretty much cover all ground with those two.

    I did hope my Bernie would get on with the rest of my guitars but he just laughs at them!
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    Another kind of friend Bernie could have would be an amp kind of friend.

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    Reasons to buy another guitar?

    Bernie doesn't have:

    A tremolo
    A piezo p/u
    DGT neck carve
    408 pick ups
    24 frets

    There are always reasons to buy another guitar. Most of all it's the Holidays, and you and Bernie deserve it (at least as far as I know ).

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    ..sniffff.. I love yall guys.....Im gonna be in the delivery room when Bernie gets a brother........and maybe a little sister amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    SE Custom 24 seems to go very well with the Bernie...



    Pretty much cover all ground with those two.

    I did hope my Bernie would get on with the rest of my guitars but he just laughs at them!
    What kind of pickups are those on your Bernie?..I think you are right...24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captdg View Post
    What kind of pickups are those on your Bernie?..I think you are right...24.
    Bare Knuckle Mule neck and a Suhr Doug Aldrich bridge. I temporarily put the bridge Mule back in after I got the C24 but I just couldn't get on with it so I sold it. Nice pup but I just like a bit more punch in the bridge position. May yet change the Aldrich bridge pup but we'll see.
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, Fender Strat
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    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
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    We understand. You NEED another one.

    Maybe a Swampy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    SE Custom 24 seems to go very well with the Bernie...



    Pretty much cover all ground with those two.

    I did hope my Bernie would get on with the rest of my guitars but he just laughs at them!
    That cat up there would make me nervous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris528 View Post
    That cat up there would make me nervous
    My girlfriend was just out of shot ready to catch the guitar if he knocked it. Soon as you bring anything new into the house they're onto it! He aproved of the purchase though!
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, Fender Strat
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    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris528 View Post
    That cat up there would make me nervous
    That is a good picture....My cat Steve, (named after Steve Austin) rubs against my guitar..Sylvia, a Tuxedo cat, who should be in the state hospital, gives my Bernie a bath, every now and again.. She thinks our sofa is her kitten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    We understand. You NEED another one.

    Maybe a Swampy?

    Jester..That would make a great addition to the familia.

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