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1976 Bally Led Zeppelin (retheme)


By rotordave

1 year ago



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“Led Zeppelin?”

  • Yes! 5 votes
    19%
  • Hell Yes! 18 votes
    67%
  • Why the hell not? 4 votes
    15%

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#351 1 year ago

What's on the drops? Feathers?

#352 1 year ago

Killer work RD! Beautiful pin.

#353 1 year ago

We are ready for a video!

#354 1 year ago

Any plans to make special faced drop targets?

#355 1 year ago

That looks sick man, congrats!
Might have missed it but how do you manage the rules etc?
Multimorphic? 100% custom EM?

#356 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Any plans to make special faced drop targets?

Just standard Bally bullseye targets in there for now. Custom ones maybe down the track ...

Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Might have missed it but how do you manage the rules etc?
Multimorphic? 100% custom EM?

Standard Bally Freedom rules, with added pop bumper to add some chaos.

rd

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#357 1 year ago

You wanted a video ... you got the video.

Still a few things to do ... I’m out of star rollovers, and I need some flipper parts to kill the buzzing. I’ll get them on my next order.

But otherwise, she plays pretty fast for an EM! And she all works!

rd

#358 1 year ago

Brilliant!

Excellent solution...

#359 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

You wanted a video ... you got the video.
Still a few things to do ... I’m out of star rollovers, and I need some flipper parts to kill the buzzing. I’ll get them on my next order.
But otherwise, she plays pretty fast for an EM! And she all works!
rd

That is seriously awesome!

#360 1 year ago

That is incredible RD. Congrats and kudos, amazing work!!!

#361 1 year ago

Fantastic work Dave. I love it!

#362 1 year ago

Killer work Dave! It's the same HQ job as your EK but at a whole other level. Super impressive and just a beautiful "all together" game
Bravo!

#363 1 year ago

After watching the video, I think this project is a little"meh". So-so at best.

This thing is so sweet! I've truly enjoyed watching it come together.

#364 1 year ago

Well, squeeze my lemon, that thing is awesome!

#365 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Just standard Bally bullseye targets in there for now. Custom ones maybe down the track ...

Just had a look at PB Resource to see what black and white Bally drop targets we’re available. Looks like the musical note ones might look pretty good on this

http://www.pbresource.com/pfdroptar.htm#Bally

#366 1 year ago
Quoted from Zzap:

Just had a look at PB Resource to see what black and white Bally drop targets we’re available. Looks like the musical note ones might look pretty good on this
http://www.pbresource.com/pfdroptar.htm#Bally

I’m sorta digging the bulls eye targets to be honest!

Secret fact - Brads first drafts of the playfield art had musical notes on it, running up under the spinners. We eventually went with the logos instead ... more rock n roll.

rd

#367 1 year ago

This is an absolute masterpiece.

#368 1 year ago

Well done Mate !!

#369 1 year ago

Thanks to all for the kind comments!

I put the video on Facebook yesterday, it went “pinball viral” lol! It had 3,700 views last time I looked. Haha

Happy that everyone likes it!

I’ll get back on it in the next few days - first chore is to remove the whole light board, and rebuild it so the lights match up with Brads backglass. Most of the feature lamps are now in different locations.

rd

#370 1 year ago

So impressive!!!

#371 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

pinball viral: 3,700

Yep, that is a LOT for pinball over a few YEARS.

#372 1 year ago

Great work RD. Been a fun follow and turned out amazing!

So what's next stewing in that mind of yours? A Black Sabbath pin maybe?

#373 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

A Black Sabbath pin

Agreed. Just imagine how lonely that Zep pin must feel without his Black Sabbath brother parked next to it.

NIB is the acronym for pins for a reason...

(fingers crossed)

-mof

#374 1 year ago

Funny you should say that ....

I best finish this one first though!

rd

#375 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I’m sorta digging the bulls eye targets to be honest!
Secret fact - Brads first drafts of the playfield art had musical notes on it, running up under the spinners. We eventually went with the logos instead ... more rock n roll.
rd

Have you considered album cover artwork stickers for those drop targets?
Or if you want to stick with the monochrome scheme, vinyl album stickers. Similar to the bullseye targets but more in line with the whole theme.

#376 1 year ago
Quoted from MadPole:

Have you considered album cover artwork stickers for those drop targets?

That’d be some pretty small album covers.

Houses of the Tiny!

rd

#377 1 year ago

Speaking of small, your backglass seems to be missing a tiny detail.
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#378 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Speaking of small, your backglass seems to be missing a tiny detail.
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I’m all about the package pants.

You’ve seen my tight ass jeans in person.

I’m living the Percy Plant dream, Oddddinnn!!

rd

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#379 1 year ago

We’ve made the big time now!

rd

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/led-zeppelin

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#380 1 year ago

Lol!

rd

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#381 1 year ago

I tried rating it...

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of course, and it rejected me...

#382 1 year ago
Quoted from mof:

I tried rating it...
11
of course, and it rejected me...

Doooooooh!

thanks for the effort though!

rd

#383 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Lol!
rd[quoted image]

Hahahahaha! THAT, is awesome!

#384 1 year ago

real nice work mate, looks awesome and love the marketing slogan

#385 1 year ago
Quoted from swinks:

real nice work mate, looks awesome and love the marketing slogan

Thanks champ ... nice to (briefly) meet you over at Brisbane! Sorry I was so busy ... the event was pretty full on!

rd

#386 1 year ago

Here's what one of the greatest of all time has to say about this theming

#387 1 year ago

Right! After a few days working on other pins, I’m back to finish off the LZ.

First job, we need to make the old Freedom backbox lights line up with Brads new backglass.

In hindsight (hindsight is a wonderful thing..) I should have paid a little more attention to this when we were drafting the artwork. There is some text on the BG that can’t line up with the lights ... but kiwis are world reknown for their “number 8 wire” mentality, so I will make it work!

First step is to remind myself of where the feature lights were on what’s left of the Freedom BG.

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Then mark them up on the backboard, noting the wire colours for when they are moved.

Only 4 of the feature lights line up. Players 1-4. All the others will have to be “reimagined”.

rd

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#388 1 year ago

I have it all dummied up, and the wiring has been done.

All the Match lights have been repurposed into GI lights.

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The “over the top” lights have been moved down to between the player 3-4 reels. When you roll it, the symbols light up, corresponding to your player and your “Player X - rock and roll” text.

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The old surrounding timber with the holes in it has been cut and modified to fit the new lights. Waste not, want not. Boooya.

rd
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#389 1 year ago

The hardest bit was, the GAME OVER and TILT and THE PLAYER REMAINS THE SAME text on the new backglass was right under the reels.

So after a bit of ummmming and aaahhhhing I decided to take out the metal reel holders and cut them so I could mount the new lamps there.

Took a little work, but it came up good! And most importantly, it works well. Lamp socket is insulated so it doesn’t arc out on the metalwork, even though it is about 4-5mm away. Better safe than sorry.

rd

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#390 1 year ago

All sanded back and ready for repainting.

rd

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#391 1 year ago

And thanks to the magic quick drying properties of Dulux spray paint, she’s all done!

rd

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#392 1 year ago

....and looking awesome, well done RD.

#393 1 year ago

Such a great project. Well done. Looks amazing. It was fun to watch the whole thing come together. As always Dave, your threads are some of the best pinside has to offer. Thanks for sharing.

#394 1 year ago
Quoted from ectobar:

Such a great project. Well done. Looks amazing. It was fun to watch the whole thing come together. As always Dave, your threads are some of the best pinside has to offer. Thanks for sharing.

Ooooh, thanks!

The next step, she just needs a few mechanical tweaks, like all EMs that have been in storage for 2 years. It’s pretty good, but will occassionally do the odd weird thing. So I’ll clean all the steppers etc so it is reliable, as it will be making its competition debut at a big event in Auckland in 2 weeks time.

The final step is getting it to play some tunes.

I have bought a little board that I think will do the job. That’s very much a “one day” project, but it will happen ...

One day. Soon.

rd

#395 1 year ago

rotordave you are a problem-solver of the highest order!!

#396 1 year ago
Quoted from BradAlbright:

rotordave you are a problem-solver of the highest order!!

I’ve found that there are very few problems that either an angle grinder, drill bit or bench grinder won’t solve.

rd

#397 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Ooooh, thanks!
The next step, she just needs a few mechanical tweaks, like all EMs that have been in storage for 2 years. It’s pretty good, but will occassionally do the odd weird thing. So I’ll clean all the steppers etc so it is reliable, as it will be making its competition debut at a big event in Auckland in 2 weeks time.
The final step is getting it to play some tunes.
I have bought a little board that I think will do the job. That’s very much a “one day” project, but it will happen ...
One day. Soon.
rd

I'm a soundguy/tech/nerd/geek, in addition to being a drummer and a musician. (rimshot!) And a pinball god, of course. I'm really looking forward to how you integrate music.

#398 1 year ago
Quoted from LeonSpinkx:

I'm a soundguy/tech/nerd/geek, in addition to being a drummer and a musician

And a boxer! (Leon Spinks..)

I am going to keep it very simple. The machine will just play background music, a different tune for each player.

The playfield will be all chimes.

Making an EM go boom crash bang when a playfield switch gets hit isn’t the way to go in my books .. that’s what modern pins do. The charm in an EM is the chimes and the reels. I want to retain that charm.

rd

#399 1 year ago

Funny yesterday ... I have been fine tuning the LZ for its competition debut next weekend.

I was trying to figure out why the 1000pt spinner light wouldn’t light up. You’d get the bonus wheel around to LIGHT SPINNER, hit the scoop and the 100pt lamp would light, and you’d get 100 a spin. But I thought that the next time you did that, the light would progress to 1000 points. Mucked around with it for ages trying to sort how how it all worked.

Finally - a web search discovered an old Pinside thread - where it said that if you are on 5 ball settings, you can only get 100 a spin ... and if you are on 3 ball settings, you get the 1000 a spin! You can’t have both.

So that mystery was solved!

Next mission is to track down why the backbox GI fuse is blowing randomly. One of the sockets must be dodgy, just have to work out which one ...

rd

#400 1 year ago

In other news, bradalbright is on this months Loser Kid Pinball Podcast, discussing his pinball story and also the Led Zeppelin pinball project.

Chris from HEP is also on the episode.

Check it out!

soundcloud.com/loserkidpinballpodcast/ep-18-double-feature

rd

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