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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I bought the lady some vinyl on Amazon.
    *rimshot*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop View Post
    *rimshot*


    Your avatar rules. "They Live" and "Hell Comes to Frogtown" are masterpieces. Long live The Piper!
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    I love Amazon. Too much good stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    Our State Legislators just passed a bill allowing "spring assisted" knives to be carried. We can now legally carry switchblades here. Never thought I'd see that one!
    Damn, never thought that would happen.


    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    I still want a Butterfly comb. I'd get you one too but... you'd never 'part' with it.


    I want this. Now.

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    I'm going to see the Aristocrats this Thursday. I can't really imagine trying to tackle advance techniques of Guthrie. I'm sure that will be confirmed after seeing it live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    I'm going to see the Aristocrats this Thursday. I can't really imagine trying to tackle advance techniques of Guthrie. I'm sure that will be confirmed after seeing it live.
    I am going the 19th when they are in STL. I am going to buy a Guyatone WR-3 and get Guthrie to sign it. He's made that pedal famous.
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    You guys will have a blast. I stood in front of Guthrie last week for the whole show. Un-fricking-believable. So, so smooth.

    I bought the backing tracks for the first Aristocrats album. Comes with Guthrie-approved tabs for his parts. I haven't brought myself to look at the tabs yet - figure there's no sense scaring myself too early!
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    I've got vacuum bags and Adventure Time party favors in transit. I lead quite the exciting life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop View Post
    I've got vacuum bags and Adventure Time party favors in transit. I lead quite the exciting life.
    I don't think this means what I want it to mean.

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    Just ordered these items....Prime Time!

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    You'll all be thrilled by my air filter replacement.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    You'll all be thrilled by my air filter replacement.
    Lol. Pics or it didn't happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    You'll all be thrilled by my air filter replacement.
    I also get my air and humidifier filters on Amazon. Lowe's is hit or miss in store so I just order them.
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    I believe it's time to order a coffee/espresso maker. I go through phases where I want one daily. I'm in one right now. It's good to get out of the house, I primarily work from home, but I'd prefer to avoid Starbucks. The locally owned shops are a bit too far out to warrant a drive for an espresso.

    I got my buddy a Nespresso as a gift and he likes that. Another friend has a Kuerig K-Cup setup and that looks cool too. So my question is...What should I get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I believe it's time to order a coffee/espresso maker. I go through phases where I want one daily. I'm in one right now. It's good to get out of the house, I primarily work from home, but I'd prefer to avoid Starbucks. The locally owned shops are a bit too far out to warrant a drive for an espresso.

    I got my buddy a Nespresso as a gift and he likes that. Another friend has a Kuerig K-Cup setup and that looks cool too. So my question is...What should I get?
    Glad you asked!

    I have owned the Tassimo, the Keurig, and the Starbuck's Verismo single cup machines. And like you, my work is in my house. I don't like to leave for a mere cuppa coffee, and I like having single cup for visitors to the studio as well. Here are my thoughts:

    1. The single cup machines are a slight compromise vs standard machines, but they are SOOO convenient.

    2. Of the three major players, the Tassimo makes the best tasting coffee, that is closest to a regular coffee or espresso maker. At the time I owned mine, Starbucks made pods for this machine. This machine uses an electronic bar code that it reads from the pods to set the water to the correct temperature for each brew. Unfortunately, I'm addicted to Starbucks, and they stopped making pods for this machine, but if you like European coffees like Gevalia and some of the other brews made for Tassimo, I strongly feel that this is the highest quality machine on the market in terms of the coffee it makes.

    3. The Keurig machines not only make the worst coffee of the three machines, they won't make espresso or lattes. But they have by far the largest selection of coffees, including Starbucks. My problem with the Keurig is that I can for some reason taste the plastic from the pods the way the coffee is brewed, and I absolutely hate the coffee they make. I had two of them, one for the studio, one for the kitchen, at my wife's urging, but I couldn't live with the coffee. So I got rid of them. Personal opinion, of course, these machines are very popular. But you are a discerning gentleman, so please judge for yourself. For me, the taste of the coffee was "office coffee." Not acceptable.

    4. The Verismo is somewhere in the middle. Starbucks foolishly delayed its potential by only releasing a few coffees for it, however they seem to be adding some according to the info on the Williams Sonoma site. Right now, the pods are harder to find. I get them at Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon, which makes them pretty inexpensive.

    But the coffee tastes almost as good as it did with the Tassimo, and it will make lattes and espressos. The Verismo is also sold in other countries under a different name. Williams Sonoma has a decent price on the larger machine, and while it's expensive, that's what I'd buy simply because the original machine is a bit on the small size, and the larger machine lets you choose the temperature you like your coffee served (my wife likes very hot, and our original machine only makes "moderately hot").
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    Les if you're going to Experience you better watch out...

    FOR HUGS!!!

    Thanks for sharing. I'll keep you posted on what I order.
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    Yep...Prime member here too... although most of my orders are for salt water reef tank supplies... or PRS strings!

    So this "Aristocrats" is new to me... so I looked it up on YouTube. This was the first one I saw:



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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    What should I get?
    Don't get a machine that exclusively uses pods. Pods suck, but I guess they are convenient if you like stale coffee and want to over-pay for substandard product while being locked in to a machine that won't get hot enough, or retain enough heat for a decent shot of espresso.

    Check out one of these: http://http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.htm...at=0&_from=R40

    Around $150 used and there's room to grow into making more than just crappy lattes with it.

    Be a man, grind your own beans fresh, steam your own milk, and learn how to pull your own shots. This was the only "real-ish" budget espresso machine on the market for fifteen years that would allow you to make cubans and pull ristretto shots without breaking into the $1000+ range of machines.

    You drink single-malt scotch and play a PS PRS guitar.... Are you seriously contemplating buying your coffee at Bed, Bath, & Beyond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I'm intrigued, but the link is dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I'm intrigued, but the link is dead.
    Dammit! Just go to eBay and enter: Starbucks Barista

    It's a decent pump driven machine that you can actually open up to clean and work on.


    It also comes with a nifty portafilter that can allow you to "cheat" if your grind is too coarse.
    Last edited by sergiodeblanc; 08-14-2013 at 02:24 PM.

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    Thanks. I'll look into picking one of these up

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