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#1501 71 days ago
Quoted from heyitsjoebob:

The LED's behind the lightning bolts on the left ramp keep flying out on me, and one broke in half.
Is this a common thing? I found the part numbers in the manual but thought to order my replacements from Comet based on advice in other threads. Is there a way to know exactly what bulb to order? The Stern part number didn't return results at Comet and none of the flashers look exactly the same.

It’s a 906 flasher. Once Wrap of electrical tape around the base of the bulb will hold it in tight, make sure you lift the metal leads on the bulb first.

#1502 71 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

It’s a 906 flasher. Once Wrap of electrical tape around the base of the bulb will hold it in tight, make sure you lift the metal leads on the bulb first.

Thank you very much!

#1503 70 days ago

In case someone is looking to join the club, I just posted a nice ACDC Premium in the market place with some nice mods and a color dmd.

#1504 66 days ago

Anyone had success with adjusting the center drop to stop bricking so much? For now I just try and glance off the side of it when shooting the cannon, but sucks when you nail it and it bricks.

My first thought is to try and loosen the spring a bit. Anyone else have this issue and have success making it more consistent?

#1505 66 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Anyone had success with adjusting the center drop to stop bricking so much?

Back on post #1475 I made a rather long winded (sorry, lol) explanation on how I improved the performance of all the drops on my Luci VE.

#1506 66 days ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Back on post #1475 I made a rather long winded (sorry, lol) explanation on how I improved the performance of all the drops on my Luci VE.

Word. I’m gonna mess with the spring a bit. The other ones on mine are fine, it just the middle one on a perfect shot from the cannon. Sucks when I have a 200mm song JP ready to collect. Haha

#1507 66 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Word. I’m gonna mess with the spring a bit. The other ones on mine are fine, it just the middle one on a perfect shot from the cannon. Sucks when I have a 200mm song JP ready to collect. Haha

Yes, that is horrible! Insta-rage when you nail it perfectly square with a huge song jackpot and it just stands there, LOL.

#1508 66 days ago

Any nice Luci apron card scans out there. Ones with rules on them

#1509 65 days ago

Any one selling a hooked red powdercoated apron?

#1510 64 days ago

Can anyone suggest why it's worth picking Highway to Hell or Hell ain't a bad place to be?

I never ever pick them.

Just seems like you get stuck on lower p/f with very little reward/low scoring?

Wish there was more reward when playing lower playfield.

#1511 64 days ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Can anyone suggest why it's worth picking Highway to Hell or Hell ain't a bad place to be?
I never ever pick them.
Just seems like you get stuck on lower p/f with very little reward/low scoring?
Wish there was more reward when playing lower playfield.

It’s an easy way to boost your current song JP by 2-3 million usually. No risk of draining.

#1512 64 days ago

I get 7-9million for each lower pf game. I've never understood the hate of the lpf on this game. The rules for it aren't hard and getting those consecutive loops are not too easy.

#1513 62 days ago

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#1514 62 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

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#1515 59 days ago

Started ordering parts.
I haven’t made these in a year.

Low run quantity of 10. Few are sold.
Claim yours now or wait another year - or never again. See link above for pics .

Thx

#1516 58 days ago

anybody have experience with changing out some lighting? I have some lights that are blinding that I would like to change and am looking for some recommendations. Underneath both ramps are clear white bulbs that are blinding. thinking of swapping them out for some frosted, possibly color bulbs. Actually, there are several around the playfield I would like to change out. Would it hurt to go with color frosted bulbs?.. Will it affect the lighting too much? ... I do have Pinstadiums installed if that helps... Thank You for you thoughts and comments. Brock

#1517 58 days ago
Quoted from bsobie:

anybody have experience with changing out some lighting? I have some lights that are blinding that I would like to change and am looking for some recommendations. Underneath both ramps are clear white bulbs that are blinding. thinking of swapping them out for some frosted, possibly color bulbs. Actually, there are several around the playfield I would like to change out. Would it hurt to go with color frosted bulbs?.. Will it affect the lighting too much? ... I do have Pinstadiums installed if that helps... Thank You for you thoughts and comments. Brock

Nope. Have at it. I would probably keep the same color though. Just get frosted bulbs. The two smd bulbs from comet are exact replacements.

#1518 58 days ago

Don't change colors if you have a prem/LE, just swap to frosted. AC/DC's GI is colored via the code in the game so if you change colors you will change some of the effects.

#1519 58 days ago

Just unboxed mine yesterday, was impressed with how well it was protected when I opened it up. Got it upright and saw this when I folded the head up. First time I have seen a snapped rubber in a NIB game. No biggie, just thought it was odd.

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#1520 58 days ago

That's a bummer mainly because of it's location. Takes a fair bit to get to that rubber as the ramp needs to come off.

I've bought new ones that snapped at install as they were accidentally cut at some point. Guessing that is what happened.

#1521 58 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Don't change colors if you have a prem/LE, just swap to frosted. AC/DC's GI is colored via the code in the game so if you change colors you will change some of the effects.

I didn’t think of that.. So do I need to use a certain bulb if these change colors?

#1522 58 days ago
Quoted from bsobie:

I didn’t think of that.. So do I need to use a certain bulb if these change colors?

These don’t change colors but stern put colors in specific spots so their light shows work as intended. If you change all those colors it might look bad since those aren’t the colors stern designed to be in there.

#1523 58 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

These don’t change colors but stern put colors in specific spots so their light shows work as intended. If you change all those colors it might look bad since those aren’t the colors stern designed to be in there.

Can someone post a pic of the playfield with all GI lights lit? Some of mine were changed out.

#1524 58 days ago
Quoted from Strummy:

Can someone post a pic of the playfield with all GI lights lit? Some of mine were changed out.

The manual also has the colored locations.

#1525 58 days ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

The manual also has the colored locations.

Thanks!

#1526 57 days ago

Seeking advice for anyone with a Vault premium..I am trying to remove the lower PF, but a few of the screws holding it down are gored out and won't accept a metric or standard hex screwdriver. Any advice on how to get them out?

#1527 57 days ago
Quoted from Taygeta:

Seeking advice for anyone with a Vault premium..I am trying to remove the lower PF, but a few of the screws holding it down are gored out and won't accept a metric or standard hex screwdriver. Any advice on how to get them out?

I believe the screws are torx bit. See my picture above, one of the screws is in the picture.

#1528 57 days ago
Quoted from Taygeta:Seeking advice for anyone with a Vault premium..I am trying to remove the lower PF, but a few of the screws holding it down are gored out and won't accept a metric or standard hex screwdriver. Any advice on how to get them out?

What I did, since those screws are smaller than a gnats nut, is get a magnifying glass so I could see what it actually is. Mine is a Vault also

#1529 57 days ago

What’s everyone’s best song total? I can’t seem to get past 6 even if I’m trying to complete them as efficiently as possible. Encore still a long way off for me I’m afraid.

#1530 57 days ago

I got 11 out of 12 songs once... only once. I'm lucky if I get 6 most games. It's pretty brutal.

#1531 57 days ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

I got 11 out of 12 songs once... only once. I'm lucky if I get 6 most games. It's pretty brutal.

Man I bet your heart was racing that game! EBs are too hard to come by on this so if I do it it will be from a 4 ball game max.

#1532 57 days ago

4 is my top, normally I am just trying to get multiballs. Otherwise I can't keep a ball from draining for more than 20-30 seconds.

#1533 57 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Man I bet your heart was racing that game! EBs are too hard to come by on this so if I do it it will be from a 4 ball game max.

Yeah, I was just having a great game, and I got to 10 songs and was like "Holy shite... I got a chance at Encore". Then the nerves hit, lol. I got to song 11 and my shot making ability went into the crapper. That was my one best game in about 1,200 I've played on my AC/DC Luvi VE. I don't know if the stars will ever align and allow me to get to Encore.

#1534 57 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

What’s everyone’s best song total? I can’t seem to get past 6 even if I’m trying to complete them as efficiently as possible. Encore still a long way off for me I’m afraid.

Maybe 8 or 9 total is my best. I lowered the outlane posts to the bottom on my game because it was an absolute drain monster before that. Extra balls are also more difficult to earn on ACDC and you are lucky to get one - two is rare.

I have tried lowering note requirements for relighting the jukebox to 7 and it helps a little. Yeah, encore is a long way off for me too.

Rob

#1535 57 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

What’s everyone’s best song total? I can’t seem to get past 6 even if I’m trying to complete them as efficiently as possible. Encore still a long way off for me I’m afraid.

encore baby! Knowing how much you enjoy GOT and Iron Throne, I can't wait to see what you think about Encore. I wont spoil anything for you but I think you will get addicted to it

For me I have to make the decision before I start. Score or Encore. If going for encore I will complete the easy songs outside of MB but for all the target based songs and the cannon song I don't even think of attempting unless I'm in MB. Get good at backhanding the left ramp on the fly and it will come sooner rather than later for you knowing your skill level.

#1536 57 days ago

One thing I've noticed in watching videos of people play this game for score is the constant ball cradling for multiple seconds for every shot. Such a boring way to play...probably why I don't do that great.

#1537 57 days ago

What do people think is the best video tutorial?
I finally got mine tweaked just right, and now I need to learn all the rules.
Rob

#1538 57 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

encore baby! Knowing how much you enjoy GOT and Iron Throne, I can't wait to see what you think about Encore. I wont spoil anything for you but I think you will get addicted to it
For me I have to make the decision before I start. Score or Encore. If going for encore I will complete the easy songs outside of MB but for all the target based songs and the cannon song I don't even think of attempting unless I'm in MB. Get good at backhanding the left ramp on the fly and it will come sooner rather than later for you knowing your skill level.

I’ll need to become more clear on how many shots are needed to complete a mode. Seems like some need less than others.

Is it only based on the music notes you make once you light them?

So single ball modes would be:
Rosie
Hell ain’t a bad place to be
Hells bells
War machine
Rock and roll train

Rest use MB to complete? So you’d have to have 7-8 MBs to complete the rest. That doesn’t seem too daunting. Just tough to put that all together on a 3-4 ball game. I’ll get it. Definitely the hardest wizard mode to get to of any game I’ve owned.

#1539 57 days ago
Quoted from dr_spidey:

What do people think is the best video tutorial?
I finally got mine tweaked just right, and now I need to learn all the rules.
Rob

Just wait for Chuck to figure it out and watch what he will inevitably make

#1540 57 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I’ll need to become more clear on how many shots are needed to complete a mode. Seems like some need less than others.
Is it only based on the music notes you make once you light them?
So single ball modes would be:
Rosie
Hell ain’t a bad place to be
Hells bells
War machine
Rock and roll train
Rest use MB to complete? So you’d have to have 7-8 MBs to complete the rest. That doesn’t seem too daunting. Just tough to put that all together on a 3-4 ball game. I’ll get it. Definitely the hardest wizard mode to get to of any game I’ve owned.

Couple of things - for encore.

Prime, prime, prime your MB's and never start 2 at one time. You see all drops down but one, take the shot to get album closer. Shoot some loops to get tour ready, etc. When going for encore, I focus this on ball one as if I drain fast then I just switch from an encore attempt to a score game Now when you need to start a risky song then you can shoot that last shot to get your MB ready and be safe. I try to do as many modes as possible in MB for obvious reasons.

Modes are all the same. You are just making the shot to light that specific song.
- Rosie is always the top 3 inlanes
- Shook me is always pops
- TNT is always the 3 targets
- Etc

The songs/modes don't change on what you need to collect to change your song but I prefer the songs that will require the drops or cannon in MB but you can still avoid them as you just need to collect 8 other songs to light the jukebox. You could very realistically just only ever shoot
- left ramp
- right ramp
- left orbit
- right orbit (shooting orbits will naturally get you Rosie and Shook)
- bell

With this you only need one "riskier"shot to light the jukebox. I generally go for TNT.

Hope this helps. I know Bowen has a rules write-up somewhere that may help but I just don't know where it's linked anymore.
-

#1541 57 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Hope this helps. I know Bowen has a rules write-up somewhere that may help but I just don't know where it's linked anymore.

I have this saved. I’ll be sure to reference this as well.

#1542 56 days ago

I know there are a ton of cannon issue threads, but didn't find exactly what i was looking for. The cannon is firing prematurely. when I put it in test mode, switch 62 triggers, and the cannon stops at the midpoint. when I have it continue, 62 flickers.

My guess is the flicker is being seen as the cannon going the full way and swinging back.

where should i start troubleshooing this? I was looking to see if light could be coming from somewhere, but didnt see anything. I'll check the outlane lights tonight. do I just need to change the opto?

#1543 56 days ago
Quoted from jester523:

I know there are a ton of cannon issue threads, but didn't find exactly what i was looking for. The cannon is firing prematurely. when I put it in test mode, switch 62 triggers, and the cannon stops at the midpoint. when I have it continue, 62 flickers.
My guess is the flicker is being seen as the cannon going the full way and swinging back.
where should i start troubleshooing this? I was looking to see if light could be coming from somewhere, but didnt see anything. I'll check the outlane lights tonight. do I just need to change the opto?

Mine was firing prematurely as well when I first got it. I had seen a thread about a light underneath the playfield at the cannon that somehow was affecting its operation.... just moved the light and problem went away. Any problems, let me know and I can take a picture of it

#1544 56 days ago

The AC/DC rule sheet is online at http://bit.ly/acdcrulesheet.

It's not updated for some of the most recent code changes and additions, unfortunately. But almost all the information is correct and complete, and it's an open document for those who would like to make (useful) changes.

#1545 56 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Couple of things - for encore.
Prime, prime, prime your MB's and never start 2 at one time. You see all drops down but one, take the shot to get album closer. Shoot some loops to get tour ready, etc. When going for encore, I focus this on ball one as if I drain fast then I just switch from an encore attempt to a score game Now when you need to start a risky song then you can shoot that last shot to get your MB ready and be safe. I try to do as many modes as possible in MB for obvious reasons.
Modes are all the same. You are just making the shot to light that specific song.
- Rosie is always the top 3 inlanes
- Shook me is always pops
- TNT is always the 3 targets
- Etc
The songs/modes don't change on what you need to collect to change your song but I prefer the songs that will require the drops or cannon in MB but you can still avoid them as you just need to collect 8 other songs to light the jukebox. You could very realistically just only ever shoot
- left ramp
- right ramp
- left orbit
- right orbit (shooting orbits will naturally get you Rosie and Shook)
- bell
With this you only need one "riskier"shot to light the jukebox. I generally go for TNT.
Hope this helps. I know Bowen has a rules write-up somewhere that may help but I just don't know where it's linked anymore.
-

Encore seems so far away for me. My game is brutal!

That's why just hoping Lyman adds the mode at end of 6 songs

#1546 55 days ago
Quoted from bsobie:

Mine was firing prematurely as well when I first got it. I had seen a thread about a light underneath the playfield at the cannon that somehow was affecting its operation.... just moved the light and problem went away. Any problems, let me know and I can take a picture of it

I read that too, but i'm not sure if it's the same on the Luci Vaults. The outlane bulbs looked to be circuit boards, flush to the wood, so there wasn't any light peeking through. Also, I was having the issue in test mode, so there wasn't any blinking lights. I took off the opto and cleaned it. I also cleaned the swinging arm that goes through the opto, thinking maybe there was a piece of dirt or something throwing the opto off. It's working now. Not exactly sure what it was though...

#1547 55 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

The songs/modes don't change on what you need to collect to change your song but I prefer the songs that will require the drops or cannon in MB but you can still avoid them as you just need to collect 8 other songs to light the jukebox. You could very realistically just only ever shoot
- left ramp
- right ramp
- left orbit
- right orbit (shooting orbits will naturally get you Rosie and Shook)
- bell
With this you only need one "riskier"shot to light the jukebox. I generally go for TNT.

A couple of additional thoughts.

Ramps are your friends, they have a safe feed, they progress towards Jam MB, (they light the lower lanes getting closer to lighting Song jackpot) and most importantly they award combos - which take you closer to lighting extra ball

The other extra ball is awarded on completion of stand up targets, this will normally happen through MBs, and is not really worth shooting for..

One more thing to take into consideration - if going for Encore - forget about maximising your score, you don't have to worry about completing specific shots for songs, you just need to make enough (8 on default) songs to light the jukebox to change the song. That holds true for EVERY song, ignore the specific songs objectives and just relight the jukebox, change song, rinse and repeat.
The only consideration I would take regarding song choice is if you are near starting a MB choose 'For those about to Rock'. Purely because every ramp shot, rather than giving a nice safe feed to the flipper get diverted to the cannon and puts the ball at risk. (Highway to hell only feeds to cannon for first right ramp shot.)

If all this fails and you are still struggling to get to Encore, consider lowering the number of shots needed to get be able to light the jukebox.

Encore is achievable, it just needs a completely different strategy than if you were playing for pts. I've had a game when I COMPLETED Encore and only just made it over 1.1 Billion.

#1548 55 days ago

Thanks for the additional tips. Just finally realized that lighting the juke box has nothing to do with that specific songs objectives.

My three major goals on this game are:

1. Get to Encore
2. Score a 300 million song JP
3. Get a billion points.

#1549 54 days ago

Just collected a 50 million song jackpot while trapped up with both flippers and firing the cannon with my chin. Haha

#1550 54 days ago

Does anyone have a link or provide one to the 1.68 code for LE?

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