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Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Steve-Mr Pig 2U on July 13, 2005, 10:56:30 PM
Any one willing to share? Are you a shiny new PRS, is your finish showing signs of wear? Or are you a 50's gold top gone green from years of abuse?
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: chrisola on July 13, 2005, 11:16:57 PM
23 on the 27th july 8)

(pension book soon!!!)
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: TwilightOdyssey on July 14, 2005, 12:57:24 AM
This could prove to be very educational, actually.

I'm 35, and I feel fine!!
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: FELINEGUITARS on July 14, 2005, 01:17:19 AM
Just turned 40 and still having fun.

Kind of glad I'm the age I am
Got to see many hundreds of gigs by cool bands that I was always into play often and in all incarnations of line-ups that they had.

Queen, Dokken, Ozzy, Aerosmith, Slade, Motley Crue, Queensryche, Metallica, Great White, Ratt, Y&T,Bon Jovi (when they were a rock band), Van Halen with DLR, Kiss (with and without make-up), Whitesnake, UFO, Scorpions, MSG, Europe, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Iron maidedn, Dio, Malmsteen, GNR, Def leppard, etc etc

I think that the 70s was an easier time to grow up as a kid (although the clothes fashions sucked at times)
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: WITH FULL DISTORTION on July 14, 2005, 04:24:56 AM
Im 26! TURNED IT ON JUNE, 24!
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: JammerMatt on July 14, 2005, 05:31:58 AM
39
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: WITH FULL DISTORTION on July 14, 2005, 05:34:58 AM
9 years dedicated to Extreme metal playing , and 11 years of listenig extreme metal
Q:p
ahahah I HAD TO ADD THAT
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Title: BKP users age?
Post by: steve on July 14, 2005, 10:08:59 AM
28.
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: willo on July 14, 2005, 11:14:52 AM
just 20 here :oops:
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: crispsandwich on July 14, 2005, 11:36:00 AM
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just 20 here :oops:


20 here too. Just think though. In 20 years BKP will be a huge international company and machine-made pickups will be obsolete. We'll be famous and we'll be able to say we were part of the revolution  :D.
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: carlaz on July 14, 2005, 11:43:45 AM
Quote from: crispsandwich
Just think though. In 20 years BKP will be a huge international company and machine-made pickups will be obsolete.


And the enormous hand-winding hangar will have to move off-shore to somewhere in the developing world.  On the wall, there'll be a big Maoist-style poster of Tim shredding in order to encourage the workers, who'll all have to spend 30 minutes every morning in unified calisthentic head-banging to the official company riff.  8)

(Technically, I'm not a BKP user -- yet! -- so I didn't vote in the poll, but I think I'm 33.  Mathematics are not my strong point  ;))
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: maliciousteve on July 14, 2005, 12:36:29 PM
i turn 19 on the 22nd  :D
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Brow on July 14, 2005, 02:12:33 PM
I turn 22 on the 25th of July  :)
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: tav on July 14, 2005, 02:29:01 PM
I voted even though I don't have any BKPs yet (it's taking me so long to decide on a guitar style to buy!) - just gone 36, although I look 35 tops.
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: chrisola on July 14, 2005, 03:02:04 PM
Feline makes a good point, i'm so lucky that at 22 i got to see Iron Maiden do new stuff, and then there old 1st album era stuff, aswell as Sabbath and Ozzy, and more recently Anthrax, classic SLayer line up,Accept and Malmsteen.

Although id have LOVED to have seen Queen (ahem!)
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: dooogz on July 14, 2005, 05:19:25 PM
17! and proud!

JUST REMEMBERED - i dont use BK's - se i naturally think i do cus i live in here! SORRY - feel free to count my vote void!
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Ratrod on July 14, 2005, 05:26:20 PM
I'm 21 and I have been so for the last 7 years. Hopefully I'll still be 21 for many years. 8)
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Skybone on July 14, 2005, 05:41:35 PM
Well, I'm 36, and like Jon Feline, I agree that growing up in the 70's and 80's really was a more innocent & care free time.

Like Jon, I have seen many a fine band over the years, such as Rush, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath (7th Star & original lineup), Motorhead, Dio, etc, etc

I managed to be around when Thrash took off, so I also got to see: Slayer, Metallica (without Cliff though :( ), Nuclear Assault, Overkill, Anthrax, Celtic Frost, etc, etc.

Then Death Metal & Hardcore Punk: Carcass, Napalm Death, Deviated Instinct, ENT, Filthkick, Paradise Lost, Death, Obituary, GWAR (awesome stage show!), Anathema, Morbid Angel, Cathedral, etc, etc.

I discovered Thrash Metal about 20 years ago, and started playing bass around then as well. Tastes vary from classic rock to hardcore punk to so called stoner rock to singer/songwriters and more. Still need to practise a lot more than I do!
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Johnny Mac on July 14, 2005, 06:27:42 PM
I'm 39 until September 18th.

I grew up up in the 70's like Jonathon@Feline too. It was a great time musically. If you compare the dross you hear on radio stations these days to them days, all you would hear in various musical styles were guitars! Even the dance music in those days had guitars. That was called Disco in the late 70's but before that it was bands like Slade, The Sweet and erm Gary Glitter :!:  Who remembers The Old Grey Whistle Test? Now if you were into rock music of the day then, you had it all here. Good old BBC2. Whispering Bob Harris used to present it. I saw Mark Knopfler on there, never heard of him before. I was impressed. I was only about 11 though! Before that Lynyrd Skynyd. Allan Collins, man that fella could play! John Otway and Wild Willy Barratt were good too. Wild willy was the lead guitar player and used to jump on a yellow fuzzbox. That blew me away hearing that thing kick in as youngster. Probably a Boss OD3. Loads of other bands played on there. Plus Annie Nightingale was a nice bit of fluff! Plus in my local park where I used to live, every summer they would have free mini fests'! That was cool too. They don't anymore. Nazi Councils here wont let anyone have fun nowadays. They just want your money and fine pubs 20,000 for any breach of their music licence  :evil:  I've had enough of North London. It's full of 'New Money Tossers' :roll:
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Johnny Mac on July 14, 2005, 06:36:26 PM
Quote from: Skybone
Well, I'm 36, and like Jon Feline, I agree that growing up in the 70's and 80's really was a more innocent & care free time.

Like Jon, I have seen many a fine band over the years, such as Rush, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath (7th Star & original lineup), Motorhead, Dio, etc, etc

I managed to be around when Thrash took off, so I also got to see: Slayer, Metallica (without Cliff though :( ), Nuclear Assault, Overkill, Anthrax, Celtic Frost, etc, etc.

Then Death Metal & Hardcore Punk: Carcass, Napalm Death, Deviated Instinct, ENT, Filthkick, Paradise Lost, Death, Obituary, GWAR (awesome stage show!), Anathema, Morbid Angel, Cathedral, etc, etc.

I discovered Thrash Metal about 20 years ago, and started playing bass around then as well. Tastes vary from classic rock to hardcore punk to so called stoner rock to singer/songwriters and more. Still need to practise a lot more than I do!


I got into the Thrash bands too. I was into punk when i was younger though. That band you mentioned Paradise Lost, I saw them at The Royal Standard (A blindingly good blues/rock/metal pub, near to where the ultimate in teenage rebelion thrash worldwide supergroup, 'E17' are from :wink: ) in Walthamstow about 1989!
I did like my Mum's Hendrix, Stones, Faces, Led Zepp tapes before the punk thing though :) I kept on at them to get Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, but funny enough they didn't want it!
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Steve-Mr Pig 2U on July 14, 2005, 07:24:20 PM
Quote from: willo
just 20 here :oops:


Dont worry Im only 18!
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: 38thBeatle on July 14, 2005, 07:26:54 PM
Oh dear, I am the oldest so far. Numerically I may be ancient and old enough to be many of you guys father ( I have 2 sons, one aged 22 and the other aged 16 ) I am 46 but in spite of my username, I am not stuck in the 1960's and in fact I was a kid during them. I am not a fan of ultra heavy stuff ( sorry WFD!) but I can appreciate it but Johhny Mac mentions a lot of the bands I loved . I loved some of the punk stuff too but I was more into the music that followed and was then described as new wave.
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: PhilKing on July 14, 2005, 11:17:15 PM
Quote from: 38thBeatle
Oh dear, I am the oldest so far.


Not any more :fouet:   I'm 50, but I have managed to avoid the kid factors, so I still have lots of guitars and go to concerts regularly.  The first big concert I saw was Black Sabbath opening for Blodwyn Pig, the last concert was the Tigerlillies.  I just saw Cream this year and have tickets to see the Stones yet again!  I have seen all the classic bands of the late 60's and 70's.  I moved to New York from the UK in 1980 and got to see a ton of bands here too.  I am still into all types of music (except country and western and jazz-fusion-trance  :shock: ).

Oh, and every so often I can pick up a guitar and play (when the old hands have it in them  :twisted: )
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Johnny Mac on July 14, 2005, 11:28:16 PM
Quote from: 38thBeatle
Oh dear, I am the oldest so far. Numerically I may be ancient and old enough to be many of you guys father ( I have 2 sons, one aged 22 and the other aged 16 ) I am 46 but in spite of my username, I am not stuck in the 1960's and in fact I was a kid during them. I am not a fan of ultra heavy stuff ( sorry WFD!) but I can appreciate it but Johhny Mac mentions a lot of the bands I loved . I loved some of the punk stuff too but I was more into the music that followed and was then described as new wave.


Are you a big Blockheads fan too then? :)
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Johnny Mac on July 14, 2005, 11:37:28 PM
Quote from: PhilKing
Quote from: 38thBeatle
Oh dear, I am the oldest so far.


Not any more :fouet:   I'm 50, but I have managed to avoid the kid factors, so I still have lots of guitars and go to concerts regularly.  The first big concert I saw was Black Sabbath opening for Blodwyn Pig, the last concert was the Tigerlillies.  I just saw Cream this year and have tickets to see the Stones yet again!  I have seen all the classic bands of the late 60's and 70's.  I moved to New York from the UK in 1980 and got to see a ton of bands here too.  I am still into all types of music (except country and western and jazz-fusion-trance  :shock: ).

Oh, and every so often I can pick up a guitar and play (when the old hands have it in them  :twisted: )


Hello Phil!

Don't worry 50 is nothing. your as old as you feel and since I bought some Bareknukle pups' I'm 21 again! My mate Nick in 'Whole Lotta Led' is about 55 now and he is gigging about 3-4 nights a week and doing alright at it as he has bought one of those Jimmy page Gibson Custom Les Pauls for 8.5 grand!

So your in Hoboken! I have a cousins in Bayonne. I went there a few years back. Man their tough nuts around there!
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: March on July 14, 2005, 11:56:11 PM
Well, you know what they say.... you are as old as the woman you feel... and up until last week that was someone 7 years older than me! Geezerdome by proxy!  :lol:

I'm 30.  8)
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Armotron on July 15, 2005, 03:23:09 AM
I believe im the youngest bloke here...  14 years young I am.  :oops:   :guitar4:
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Post by: jt on July 15, 2005, 10:49:45 AM
:D So it`s my turn is it !! Ok i`m 40,  Johnathan is right  the 70`s was a much better time to be a kid in, you were allowed a childhood then now.....As for the bands.I saw AC/DC on the Back in black tour there 1st night back in the U.K the 1st night in London since the death of Bon Scott who died in London just after there last gig ! 2 weeks later it was Motorhead on the Ace of Spades tour !!. Black Sabbath on the Heaven & Hell tour, Judas Priest, Saxon,  i saw the last ever London gig done by Thin Lizzy & there last ever gig @ Reading in `83. Donnington in `81 `82 `83`84 `85.  The list is endless. i used to hang out at the Heavey Metal discos in my area with Neil Kaye. i was actually there at NWOBHM !! i wonder what ever happend to Neil Kaye......

enough of me sounding like an Old Fart !!!!   :P

 :D  8)
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Post by: dpmasunder on July 15, 2005, 11:07:24 AM
Providing my first BKP's arrive within 6 months, I'm 26
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Post by: carlaz on July 15, 2005, 12:33:44 PM
Well, I guess I've seen some classic bands playing great shows in my time, but I've also seen amazing shows from unknowns in tiny bars!  I mean, of course I'd like to go back in time and see the likes of Hendrix & the Experience at their prime :) but I always reckon the greatest music in the world is being made Right Now, somewhere out there.  Just gotta find it!
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Post by: rinse_master on July 15, 2005, 02:36:38 PM
I'm 24 on Aug 11th
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Post by: maxingwell on July 15, 2005, 04:10:27 PM
28 for my first set of BKP's. It definitely won't be another 28 years before I get my next set!
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: 38thBeatle on July 15, 2005, 06:16:31 PM
Hey yes Johnny Mac, I am a Blockheads fan.
Title: Age before beauty
Post by: Drac on July 15, 2005, 09:08:06 PM
-I'm 37...
Life is good...
-
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Post by: HJM on July 16, 2005, 03:53:29 PM
28 - trouble is working at a University makes 28 feel like 40.....bloody 18 year olds :twisted:
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Post by: TreyAzagthoth on July 16, 2005, 04:20:08 PM
August 12th I'll be 19.
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Post by: R/2e on July 16, 2005, 08:41:47 PM
I admit to nothing  :twisted:

But I was around in the 60's, grew up to the Stones, Beatles, Beachboys, Byrds, Clapton, Cream, Hendrix, Led Zep.  Playing career started 1968 and still playing now. Younger than Mick Jagger, Eric, Brian May, but not by much.

Guess that makes me the Granpappy of the forum................ :(

So I suggest you all treat me with the respect I deserve and send me money every month  :D
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Ratrod on July 16, 2005, 10:19:58 PM
I'll stand up for you and offer you my seat on the bus.
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Post by: jt on July 17, 2005, 03:19:49 AM
Quote from: HJM
28 - trouble is working at a University makes 28 feel like 40.....bloody 18 year olds :twisted:



 :D LOL  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

making you feel old are they HJM


 :D  8)
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Post by: R/2e on July 17, 2005, 07:28:59 AM
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I'll stand up for you and offer you my seat on the bus.


What a gentleman you are Ratrod! Obviously brought up right. :D
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Post by: Sekhmet on July 18, 2005, 05:34:46 PM
18 at the moment 19 on august the 24th *sigh* there gonna make me drunk again  :P  :wink:
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Post by: Davey on July 18, 2005, 09:30:24 PM
23 in 30 minutes .... geez .. am i THAT old?!
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Post by: FELINEGUITARS on July 18, 2005, 10:03:10 PM
Quote from: Davey
23 in 30 minutes .... geez .. am i THAT old?!


OK Davey - Happy Birthday!

Welcome to 23!!
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: R/2e on July 19, 2005, 06:28:30 PM
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23 in 30 minutes .... geez .. am i THAT old?!


Yep, it's all downhill from here on in............. :cry:  :cry:
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Post by: carlaz on July 19, 2005, 07:03:45 PM
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23 in 30 minutes .... geez .. am i THAT old?!

Yep, it's all downhill from here on in............. :cry:  :cry:

Nonsense! :)  I reckon I've had a better time since I turned 30 than during my 20s! :)  OK, I've had to make some adjustments along the way, but hey ... :)
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Post by: R/2e on July 23, 2005, 12:43:56 PM
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Nonsense!  I reckon I've had a better time since I turned 30 than during my 20s!


Carlaz, that's a secret you don't divulge to the young, you get more sympathy that way and a bit more respect. It's just like you don't tell someone about to get married what it is REALLY like because you want him to suffer the same way you have  :D
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: lepersmeesa on July 23, 2005, 01:25:52 PM
im 17 , 18 on the 26th august. Still awaiting my first set of BKP.

cant wait!
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Post by: carlaz on July 25, 2005, 09:11:17 AM
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Nonsense!  I reckon I've had a better time since I turned 30 than during my 20s!

Carlaz, that's a secret you don't divulge to the young, you get more sympathy that way and a bit more respect. It's just like you don't tell someone about to get married what it is REALLY like because you want him to suffer the same way you have  :D

Oh, yeah!  That is, what I meant was:

Boy, it sucks to be old.  But at least my wife totally understands and is sympathetic to my desire to buy lots of  musical equipment, set it all up in the living room, and turning it all up to the point where touching a string blows out all the windows.

Err .... yeah ... right .... ;)
Title: BKP users age?
Post by: Death In Fire on July 25, 2005, 11:35:50 PM
14, 15 on the 29th of this month.  Been playin for 5 years though so it don't matter.   :lol: