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Black Rose Club: owners and fans welcome

By FlippinFantastic

6 years ago

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#31 6 years ago

It's funny how many people have recently bought a Black Rose, considering only 3 or 4 thousand were made. They must all be on the market now.

I picked up one two weeks ago as my first pin.


Really faded cabinet, I know, but the playfield is in immaculate condition as the machine was home use for over a decade. The only real problem is the "Special" light in the top right of the playfield that has lifted slightly and causes the ball to bounce up and hit that pirate behind it. I'll get around to fixing this soon.
While the cannon plastic itself is fairly dirty and in need of a good clean, there is basically no wear at all around it and this is the reason I'm holding out on buying a Cliffy for the moment.
I did notice that after a few plays today, the solenoid in the cannon wasn't pushing the ball out very fast, like it should be. How should I go about fixing this? Could the solenoid be dirty and if so how does one clean a solenoid?

Some quick questions:
What colour rubbers do you guys have on your BR?
I have black and am considering buying white rubbers due to how dirty the black ones make the playfield.

Lightning bolt flippers or regular flippers?
My BR came with lightning bolt, but regular are what most machines have, so I'll probably buy some.

Anyone else getting sick of the outlanes?
I am, especially with the one on the right. If I hit a sneak attack or a shot from the upper flipper that doesn't quite make the ramp and rolls back down, it is almost guaranteed to go down the outlane. I've noticed that it's a big deterrent for the rest of the family or friends that come over and have a game.

How easy is it buying and fitting LEDs yourself (especially for a first time pin owner)?

Thankyou fellow Black Rose owners!


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#47 6 years ago


Been surfing the pinside and the net in general and found that most Black Roses have a red "100 000" insert under the Whirlpool ramp. Mine has a white insert.
So what is up with that? What colour do you guys have on that insert?

EDIT: Also noticed my playfield doesn't have say "Diamond Plate" above the right flipper like a lot of the machines on the net. Maybe I've got an early production game?

#52 6 years ago

Those LEDs look great njgsx96! Did you colour match inserts or go for all white bulbs?

I'm considering LEDing my Black Rose too once I've saved up a bit more cash. I'm wondering how many come in the kit? I think I'll just go all whites and replace a few of the white insert lights with green.

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