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Ghostbusters Club - We Got One!!!

By 30FathomDave

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#81 5 years ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

still on the fence, might be in on a pro... and put MY license plate on it, lol.

Sounds like a great idea Bob.

#82 5 years ago

Pro on order.....or should I say Promium by the time I'm done with it.

#83 5 years ago
Quoted from Toasterdog:

I have a hard time visualizing add-on trim. What color would you do?
Pink, light blue. Maybe white? I would probably lean chrome if I was going to add custom armor.
The really knocked the art out of the park on all the cabinet version.

I think I'm gonna go with Candy Raspberry armor and apron.


#87 5 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

minus the subway, left flipper feed and many other features. You can do up a Toyota all you want but it will never be a lexus

Oh that's pretty harsh....calling a Pro a Toyota. But at least it will be a pretty Toyota.

#122 5 years ago
Quoted from Darth_Chris:

waiting for Pinball Refinery Premium Numero UNO

But it will still be a "Toyota"....according to some people here.

#127 5 years ago
Quoted from Captain_Kirk:

Safe bet on this one!

It was a safe bet with my Mustang Pro too. I LOVE that game. GB Pro will be my 2nd NIB game so I think I'll be 2 for 2.

#128 5 years ago
Quoted from Tmezel:

Mezelmods game is in the house! I have one with the misspelled insert!

Ohhhhh, you got a collectable one. We should start a tally of who gets a misspelled and who doesn't. It would be interesting to know.

#134 5 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

No his is a done up premium it has all the features unlike your so call Promium. the pinball refinery premiums are amazing!!!

Oh I thought it was a Pro.

Quoted from Mitch:

plus Toyota are one of the most reliable cars with the best resale so what's the problem.

That's why my Mustang Pro has been perfect since I unboxed it.

#199 5 years ago

I just read that we had 400 people go through the door at the MPLS release party. WOW!!!

#201 5 years ago

Oh man, at times people were standing shoulder to shoulder talkin and drinkin but they were still able to play the games. At one time I saw 15 waiting to play the 2 GB's. Everyone got to play all the games and Hobbit was a hit too. I wish we could have parties like that more often.

#203 5 years ago
Quoted from LesManley:

lots of others were content just being there, talking and taking it all in.

That was me, but I did get in a 4 player game on Hobbit.

#206 5 years ago
Quoted from konghusker:

What did you think of TH?

This is a GB thread so I'll just say if I had 9k I'd buy one.

#233 5 years ago

But it could be a chore to find Pro related posts mixed in with the Premium and LE posts and vice versa.

#268 5 years ago
Quoted from policano:

Redid some LEDs on mine.

Man you just did a purple/pink wash out of all that great art. Me no likey.

#280 5 years ago
Quoted from frankmac:

The open space in the back of the Pro was a great fit!

I see you wrapped the slimer rod arm in el wire, looks nice.

#291 5 years ago
Quoted from frankmac:

The view from the front of the machine. ZUUL fits right in.

Hey Frank are your side blades the ones Stern sells for the game?

#294 5 years ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Hey Paul, the blades I have on my game are the Tilt graphics gameblades. They are a graphic print. Easy on and easy off no screws... It is a nice product.

Thanks Frank.

#315 5 years ago
Quoted from Ed209:

You could have just checked Amazon and saved that gas money...
amazon.com link »

40 BUCKS. to get that one plastic.

#316 5 years ago
Quoted from Manic:

do we have the usual right or left flipper buzz and chatter when held like older Sterns? I thought somehow they caught up with WMS from 20 years ago and finally had dual wound coils?

I was told that it has dual wound coils.

#364 5 years ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

Replaced the noisy spike fan. Made a video.
Direct link to the comparison at the end, watch the whole video for more info.
» YouTube video

Do they make one at 3000rpm?

#428 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Kids should be able to squeeze in betwixed games no?

Yeah....with big belt buckles on their belts.

#430 5 years ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

The switch move thing is a brain killer. Now that I've finally gotten used to it, DAMMIT, the other night I reached for the backbox corner to turn on my Metallica. Dammit!

Try throwing in a Pin 2000 game too. I'll have all 3 different switches to contend with.

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#560 5 years ago
Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

$500 safe in my pocket.

Same here...but I'm gonna actually spend it on powder coating, LE apron and other stuff.

#581 5 years ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

My lasercut siderails came in today. Just need to powdercoat all my hardware in fluorescent. Will show when ready


#588 5 years ago

Here's my $25 total topper, I'm cheap, a little over the top but so is the artwork of the game. My room is black light so I painted the teeth and whites of the eyes bl reactive so they light up.


#590 5 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

MustangPaul that slimer looks cool. How big is it? Where did you find it?

Got it from mypartyshirt.com, $15.93 shipped. Size 15x15 inches. It can be found on page 3 on their site. In my picture it's lit up from behind by the sun. I painted a board flat black and painted it white where it mounts and lit it with 4 white led strips. They also have a GB sign on page 1, same size and same price. I've been thinking about getting that one too and lighting it up the same way as the other one.


#593 5 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Thanks for the mypartyshirt tip. I took the plunge on both Slimer and the GB logo since it was only showing a few left of each.

Your very welcome. I mounted mine a a piece of enamel painted 1/2 inch ACX plywood. It was kind of a pain to mount it.

#596 5 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

$25? they were 9.99 on amazon and ebay.

Total man TOTAL! Shipping, leds, wood, paint, tax.

#607 5 years ago

I'm in the club, picked up my Pro at our 3rd Annual Pinball BBQ. It's almost new, by the end of the night it had a couple hundred games on it. Now the nodding begins, first to go on were my red Leg Light_ups and beatmasters red shooter housing light up. Everyone there said they looked great on the game. One thing I noticed were the balls in the game, they looked and felt like Pinballlife's Oh So Shiny balls so I'm leaving them in. I've got the parts for another custom mod, I hope I can make it work cuz I've never seen or heard of anything like what I'm attempting to do. Keeping my fingers crossed. Oh and high score for the evening was a bit over 200mil.

#613 5 years ago

Here's my pro at the Pinball BBQ yesterday with my red LED Leg Light-Ups and beatmasters red Shooter Housing Light-Up on it.



#657 5 years ago
Quoted from jar155:

The game calms down big time after a breaking in period. Games that have seen more play see WAY less ball jumping over the return lanes.

All new games play fast, the same as when ya wax a game plays fast then settles down as you play it.

#658 5 years ago
Quoted from Rokablly:

In preperation for my Premium I decided to pull the trigger and purchase a few MODS now. However, I question the need for certain MODS when Stern hasn't even sent out any Prems yet.

Have you considered my Leg Light-Ups?

#660 5 years ago
Quoted from Rokablly:

Yes, I will be ordering them for sure just not sure if I'll get 1 or 2 sets. Plus I've already spent almost $400 on a game I don't even have yet.

OK sounds good. I bought a bunch of stuff for mine before I got it too so your not alone and I have the expensive stuff yet to buy.

#663 5 years ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

Paul, do you think you can make slimer green as opposed to typical LED green?

The green in my pictures is as close as I can get. I think it looks good.

#686 5 years ago
Quoted from jeffsgames:

Where did you get those. They look great!

That German company, Pinball Center. 89 euros so with shipping about $150

#689 5 years ago
Quoted from jeffsgames:

Looks like we have another case of needing a US supplier to start offering them. Those are sweet but I doubt many people would pay to ship individually.

Yeah the shipping kills it for me too as does buying anything from them really. Can't fault them though, they are just to far away for us in the US. Nice for the guys in Europe though. Funny no one over here offers them.

#727 5 years ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

yeah, that giant ugly piece of plastic that is trying to add a center post. Terrible horrible no good very bad

Do you really not like it.

#730 5 years ago
Quoted from Fortytwo:

I just noticed the center post bracket is made from acrylic!!!! Do some research and use polycarbonate. Acrylic is brittle in comparison. When I home make one I use poly, they use it in industry fo machine guards, bullet proof, and cold form it. I would have a hard time paying for special peices made out of acrylic.
Sorry for the rant but just floored about material choice.

Probably their rip off.......I mean profit margin wasn't big enough using the good stuff.

#762 5 years ago

Do the ribbed bats use the standard 1/2 inch wide rubbers?

#788 5 years ago

I think my GB Pro likes me. What a rush when you hit the right ramp SOLID and the ball goes all the way up the ramp to the 3rd switch and comes FLYING back down...did it twice too. Didn't have a single out lane hop over too. This was only about my 30th game too.


#790 5 years ago
Quoted from jar155:

Seriously, that's a super satisfying shot. I have an LE coming, and its right ramp is great, but it lacks that same rush.

Yes it is when you nail it not just dribble it up to the first or second switch. It rebounded off that back gate so hard it shot back down. What a RUSH.

#791 5 years ago

Question...are the only tapable 12v flashers the 2 Ghost Trap flashers on the pf back board, I "think" so. I want to put flashers under the 2 cutouts on my LE style apron. I have 2 custom mini "translights" to put in the cutouts and I want to light them up somehow. Any suggestions on another way to light them up with flashers? These Spike games don't have very many options I'm finding. Thanks

#795 4 years ago
Quoted from Tmezel:

Flashers are now 5.5v.

Well what are they using in those 2, 89 sockets on the back board, are they running 12v bulbs on 5.5v?

#810 4 years ago
Quoted from MrBellMan:

Has anyone replaced the head T-Molding to a different color? Was it easy to replace?

Yes I did, very easy. When you take off the old molding make sure the channel is clean, pay attention to where the old molding is notched and use a rubber hammer to tap it in as you go.




#814 4 years ago
Quoted from desertT1:

Does that change with the mode lights? I'd give that a try if it did.

No they don't but they do fade and flash but the controler isn't very good so they don't fade very nicely. They do have 5 or 6 different brightness level's which is nice.

Quoted from golfingdad1:

Paul , where did you get those T-Molding led strips ?

The T molding comes from T-molding.com and the RGB strips and just plain RGB non waterproof strips you slide into a channel in the molding. $4 per foot with a minimum of 15ft, each side is a bit over 6ft. I just wish the molding was more frosted to get rid of more of the led hot spotting. They sell the RGB strips and controler but you can find them way cheaper on ebay....like half the price with free shipping.

#822 4 years ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

Yes, go for the GHOST target while the ball save is still on, then pound the Slimer as quickly as possible. It is possible to do all this and get the first modes flashing all while ball save is still active. Learn to backhand the right loop from a trap on the right flipper. Learn to post pass from left to right to set up the ramp shot. Practice the left scoop shot. It is a difficult shot but possibly the most important shot in the game.

So it is a matter of "play better".

#824 4 years ago

I just installed a color changing RGB strip in my shooter lane. It lights it up really nice.




#826 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

i'd think that would be blinding and have a lot of glare off the glass. I usually do my best to reduce the light coming from the backbox in every way possible.

On the lowest brightness setting it's not a problem at all, the tl reflection on the glass is what's REALLY bad on this game. The reflection of the lit T molding is way off to the sides on the glass, where the black of the cab sides are so it's not on the pf at all. Will PDI glass get rid of the tl reflection on the glass?

#829 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

no, PDI glass doesn't really get rid of any glare. It reduces it, but you still have about 30% still there. To reduce backbox glare. I use the LED backbox panels and have the whites on the adjustable section. So I can lower the brightness of the backbox. Then I reduce it about 80%. most people can't even tell that it's that low, and the backbox glare is almost gone. Even on transformers, which usually has a dark playfield and terrible translite glare.

Quoted from lapean111:

I put duct tape over the fluorescent bulb as a diffuser. Works perfectly to get rid of the glare.

But this is a Spike game with those killer bright leds in the bb. Is there a menu setting to turn them down?

#831 4 years ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

I use LED backbox panels in my older Sterns with a blanking circuit that turns off the backbox lighting when you start a game.
I wish Stern would put a menu setting where you could turn off or drastically dim (user selectable) the Spike LEDs when you start a game. Could be as simple as "Backbox level when in game" set from 0-100%

I've got those dimming panels in a couple games and like how they dim when you start a game.

I wish they would do that for the bb lighting also, it really wipes out the view of the upper 1/3 of the pf on GB.

#833 4 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Standard adjustment # 65 allows you to set the % of bb brightness. I agree it would be nice for the game start to auto dim the bb leds.

Oh man thanks much for the info. I've got sooooo much to learn on this game.

#835 4 years ago

Got my Stern art blades on and they look GREAT! But let me tell you the backing is SUPER sticky and once they're down their DOWN....no second chances.





#837 4 years ago
Quoted from txstargazer3:

Did you remove the playfield to install them?

Stood it up inside the cab and my friend held it while I put them on. You actually have to line them up, up and down and sideways by using the bb hinge bolt holes on the sides of the cab as your starting point.

#843 4 years ago
Quoted from jar155:

Get them lined up with the backing on, tape them in place, and then peel the backing and move slowly as you stick it down.

Yup that's the way to do it, they go on super easy that way. That's the way to put mylar down on a pf too or any sticker for that matter.

#875 4 years ago

Got my Speakerlightkits installed today, took about 20 minutes. I mounted the lights first then the grill then the speaker. I did it that way cuz I have GB key fob pieces stuck on to the grill so the lights light them up. Looks great. The key fobs give it a nice 3d effect when lit from the front or should I say sides.






#877 4 years ago
Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

Just think how good it will look when there's a ColorDMD sitting between those speaker lights!

Oh mannnnnnnnnn.

#881 4 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Put it in now with the SIGMA code and you can make it green

I want to but I didn't see it on their site for Spike.

#908 4 years ago

Hey guys, my Ghost Trap mini domes on the backboard don't flash bright at all, they have 8 led standard 12v bulbs in them but they hardly light up at all, in fact only 2 of the 8 leds on the bulb light up dimly at all. In the menu the flasher settings only has dim and normal for settings. I tried different bulbs and no change. They use flashers on pc's everywhere else in the game so why not here? Are yours that dim also? I was hoping they were 12v cuz I'd wanted to tie into them for a flasher mod, now I can't. Thanks Stern.

#911 4 years ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

?!? all Ghostbusters Leds % flashers are now 5Volt not longer 12 V
i think this is the same at all spike machines

All the other flashers on the game are the 5v pcb type, only the 2 under the mini domes have 12v sockets and bulbs.

Quoted from chuckwurt:

Right so maybe his domes had 12v ones installed by mistake? Would that cause them to be dim? Put one of the other flashers from the game in those sockets and make sure they say 5v on them.

Mine was a first run game but I don't see how Stern could make a mistake like that. There's no way to put another flasher in the sockets, the pcb's have no socket. LOL

Could another Pro owner check theirs and post here?

#914 4 years ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

You guys that have had the pro for a while. How's the gameplay standing up to home use?
I've played the pro on location four or five different occasions, and every time I walk away feeling like its a really fun game. Seriously considering this one...

I've had mine for a little over a month and love it and am having a great time blinging it out. It's not going anywhere.

#922 4 years ago
Quoted from frankmac:

If that's how you do it great! @CaptainNeo
For the guys that like to jump right in on MODS more power to them!!!?

At least the mods I make do something and it's fun thinking of a way to make something actually work.Llike my leg light-ups or making my frosted clear repro Batman Forever shooter gun light up or getting the Bat plane to light up of making the Mustang Gears plastic light up. At least I'm not gluing action figures all over the pf that just sit there and do nothing. Pinball has something for everyone.

#925 4 years ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Paul you always do a great job! I am very happy with my Leg Light-ups you sold me on my WOZ..
Keep up the great work !!

Thanks Frank and your game looks FANTASTIC. They are the culmination of 2 and half months of design work.

#926 4 years ago
Quoted from 30FathomDave:

To each their own, I suppose... but personally, I like having fun and modding my games BEFORE I get bored with them. I don't see why it's a big deal if someone is excited about their new game and wants to dig in with mods (many of which won't be available forever) WHILE they're immersing themself in what the game has to offer.
*posted while both walking AND chewing gum*

Yeah I don't get it either Dave.

"Step on a crack break your mothers back" so be careful walking AND chewing gum.

#927 4 years ago

Can someone look behind the pf back board and see if they have 89 sockets behind the Ghost Trap plastic? That's what I have and they really don't light up at all.


#933 4 years ago
Quoted from frankmac:

I don't think anyone out there would put mods before there games! I believe most are so proud and are haveing such a great time and experience with the games that the MODS become a personal expression!
I think MODS a great! What ever MOD makes each owner happy! That's all that matters


#936 4 years ago
Quoted from Fortytwo:

Hello. Just a quick note. The socket does not determine the voltage. There is no standard etc. look at the lower playfeild lights on black hole. So yes a socket that will fit a 89 can take multiple voltages. Just depends on the bulb required.
Ba15s base bulb.

Yes I know that but my sockets have 89 bulbs in them so with only 5v going in they really don't light up. I have a wall wort power supply that's switchable, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9 and 12v, I tested the bulbs that were in the sockets and they are 12v but when powered to 4.5v, which is only half a volt short of 5v only 2 of the 8 smd in the bulb faintly lit and 6v isn't much better. So yes I have 89 sockets but only 5v is being supplied to them which will not light a 12v 89 bulb. I am not aware of a 89 socketed bulb the runs on 5v so please let me know where I can buy some. Why would stern do that to my game. I've seen vids of other Pros and all show bright flashing Ghost Trap flashers. I contacted my distributor and they are talking to Stern.

#937 4 years ago
Quoted from Beebl:

Thanks to another pinsider I'm now in the GB club, great pin so far I think its going to take me a month to start all the modes.


#938 4 years ago

Got my Candy Raspberry coated armor today and the color looks great on the game. But I need to find another coater cuz one part of a leg didn't turn out well and the coater said "there's nothing I can do about it, it's a flaw in the metal or something, I can redo it but I can't guarantee it will turn out better, there's no money in this kind of job for me so I don't want any more of your business". So I payed them their $300 for my parts and got the fuck out. Any one local DO NOT go to Twin City Powder Coating.



#958 4 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

From the research I've done, no LED companies carry them. Stern is the only place using them. Comet is working on them, but not sure what the other companies are doing since I haven't asked them. Sounds like stern accidentally used a 12v bulb and you just need them to send you some 5v ones. Assuming I understand your situation correctly.

I know a few things about bulbs and I've never heard of a 5v bulb using a 89 socket...I've never even heard of a 5v "bulb" period, a 5v pcb board like Stern is using in their Spike games but that's it. Going to be interesting to hear what Cointaker finds out about this.

#959 4 years ago
Quoted from Tazmancat:

Wow! Gorgeous color and great price for that job. I assume you will be putting this on the GB Premium? You picked a great color for the art package. Would love to find someone local to Atlanta who could do that for me for a decent price.

Actually it's on a Pro, the color matches parts of the sky on Stern's art blades.


#960 4 years ago
Quoted from Tazmancat:

Question: Can the trim around the back glass be powder coated? Not sure if that is possible...

No the tl trim is plastic but the Krylon plastic paint might work.

#961 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Wow, $300 and you had to supply the metal as well? They should be happy with your business because they are charging enough. contact paul at virtruapin.net. He offers powdercoating with the hardware included for a much more reasonable price.

They charged me $100 for blasting and $200 for coating. It really pissed me off cuz I've done business with them on 4 jobs and never a problem until now. I'll take my business elsewhere no problem. I like to keep it local cuz I can see any problems when I pick up.

#962 4 years ago
Quoted from ramegoom:

You can buy a kit and do your own powder coating:
Go to craigslist and buy an old used oven - they're cheap - then rig it up in your garage and use it to cure the powder. There are a ton of different finishes and colors available.
Something to ponder anyway. Once you perfect it, there's no limit to what you can do. Actually there is; the size of the oven dictates the largest part you can cure.

I know people who had it and it's a messy business unless you have the proper spray booth and proper oven. I'll stick with the pros who do it for a living.

#963 4 years ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

Meh. Put that leg on the back and fuggedaboutit

That's what I did.

#964 4 years ago
Quoted from jrockne:

Good to know, I've got some stuff I need to get coated.

There's a place over in Plymouth, can't remember their name, I've had some done there and they do good work but it's hard for me to get to that part of town TCP was straight up 35W so real easy for me.

#968 4 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Neither had Comet until I showed them. They are a few months away from offering them. Same with nifty. Haven't talked to CT. Here is a 89 flasher from my GOT:

Well I'll be. My bulbs are not marked at all.

#969 4 years ago
Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

A++ That really looks nice. Probably even nicer in person!

Oh you should see it in person. Just wait till I get the flashers under the custom apron cutouts on it with flashers under them.

#970 4 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Neither had Comet until I showed them. They are a few months away from offering them. Same with nifty. Haven't talked to CT. Here is a 89 flasher from my GOT:

I just got off the phone with Melissa and she's sending me out the correct bulbs. I just wonder how Stern put the wrong bulbs in my game.

#977 4 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Awesome. Do they have them for sale? I want to change up all the flashers in my GOT.

You'd have to ask her.

#978 4 years ago
Quoted from jtaudio:

That's a great color choice! What is the color/brand? I'd like to check into having that done locally.

Not sure what brand they used but it's a 2 coat process, Almost Chrome base with the Candy Raspberry tint top coat. I almost went with a sparkle silver base, it was a close call between the 2 but Almost Chrome won. This is what the sparkle silver looks like under a green, it's what I think Stern should have gone with on the GB LE. My BF wireforms are done with this and they looks awesome.


#980 4 years ago
Quoted from imharrow:

I was a bit disappointed with spike and removing the head (which I need to do to get into my basement). I usually find it easier to remove the hinges at the head. With spike you can't because the power supply.

I don't understand this. I just took off the hinges on my Pro and to do that all I had to do is remove 2 nuts that hold the service box cover to get at the 2 nuts holding the hinge on that side. The 2 nuts on the other side were off in about 30 seconds. The 1 bolt that holds the hinge to the cab on each side took me about 20 seconds each to take off. I didn't have to remove the head so I don't know how difficult that would be.

#1007 4 years ago
Quoted from rockrand:

So it look like about 7-10 le games have been shipped to USA customers so far and these have been in the line for weeks ,

Well if they aint got parts....

#1008 4 years ago
Quoted from blimpey:

#24 unboxing with assistance of my helper.

Who got first game?

#1033 4 years ago
Quoted from pinchamp:

I just measured the t mouldings on my METLE and it is just over 9 feet with the corner overlaps so an order of 20' should easy do two games. Or is the head for GBLE different dimensions?

Yes they are different, my GB Pro is 6ft for each side so I had to buy 15ft of the clear that I put the rgb led strip into.


#1042 4 years ago

The only plaque where numbers really mean anything are the ones on the Refineries games.

#1065 4 years ago
Quoted from Bay78:

Wow that's cutting it close but should be o.k. I measure 86" now and I have to drywall and put in thin flooring but should fit. My Addams Family with topper measures at about 83" so this one will be very close. I'm super excited to get the game and play it like crazy.

Looks like a good reason to go with a black painted exposed ceiling and if your games are lined up in line with your floor joists above you'd have what another 8-10 inches more to play with. I have 12 of my 14 games like that and it really makes a difference.

#1084 4 years ago
Quoted from jar155:

Put in art blades and speaker lights. They both look great!

Those are 2 nice additions, I have them too.

#1096 4 years ago
Quoted from Paul_from_Gilroy:

At PAGG, some people were talking about cutting up plastic milk jugs to make diffusers for overly-bright LEDs in Spike games.

I did that behind the left side targets on my Getaway and it works great for that too.

#1101 4 years ago
Quoted from Meph:

Just got notification that my GB Pro from Cointaker left Sunbury, PA tonight at 4:30pm. Hopefully I can pick it up in Syracuse tomorrow morning. A fellow collector in Buffalo had his GB Pro arrived today from a different distributor, so Pro machines are shipping again at the same time as the LEs.

Just shows ya that Stern can crank out the games when they want to.

#1144 4 years ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Thought I would share this simple adjustment that has reduced the airballs off the 2X playfield values target. I replaced the stock foam behind the target with a thicker one. Easy asjustment. This is in an LE, not sure if it is necessary on a Pro.

How do they register now?

#1153 4 years ago

Got the left side custom printed cutout for my LE apron that's on my Pro cut out. Gonna do the right side tomorrow and make 2 clear plastic windows to go over them, then I just have to wait for my 5v flashers and sockets to arrive and wire them up to the Ghost Trap flashers on the pf back board. Gonna look really cool.


#1158 4 years ago

Hi guys, I just finished the inserts on the LE apron I have on my Pro. Now just waiting for my 5v flashers from CT to light them up, they will be tied into the Ghost Trap on the pf back board. They turned out pretty good if ya ask me. The last picture is back lit by the sun. Now I just need some kick ass cards, but I really don't want instruction cards just cards with great pictures.


#1183 4 years ago
Quoted from kermit24:

2. Increase the pitch of the playfield. I started at exactly 6.5 degrees. I feel the airballs reduced and it played better overall at a bit steeper pitch. It was curious because the bubble that is on the side rail is true much closer to 7 degrees. So I made it a bit more steep.

I have mine at 7.1 and that cut down the air balls.

#1185 4 years ago
Quoted from jar155:

Here's a before and after with Stern's plastic sling protectors. I went with the green ones. I'm not sure how much I like them, but they do diffuse the sling lights and cause the area in the slings to glow green. Kind of a neat effect there. I also put on some Perfect Play silicon bands, but I'm not sure if I like the extra grip. I thought they were supposed to be pretty close to regular rubber. I might go back to standard rubber.

I don't care for the way they mess with the purple color of the original plastics and I wish the ghosts lit up fully, they only half light up. I may have to do something about that.

#1203 4 years ago
Quoted from jar155:

Keychain for my keys. Obvious choice here.

That's what I used for both my speaker lights openings. It looks really cool when it's on the grill and the lights are in front of the grill.


#1206 4 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Animations are awesome on that one

This is gonna make one kick ass Color DMD.

#1229 4 years ago
Quoted from JDD:

Even the FLASHERS are new 5V type and I cointaker doesn't have color choices for those yet.

They have white and red.....I just bought some. I wish Comet would hurry up and get some colors.

#1278 4 years ago

I just wired up the flashers under the evil Slimer LE apron cutouts. They are hooked up to the Ghost Trap flashers on the pf back board. They work perfect and light up just right. Now I need some custom pictures to replace the rules cards.


#1302 4 years ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Don't forget to buy your assortment of GB t-shirts.
amazon.com link »

No way.

#1329 4 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Yes sir. That and I don't feel like moving 20 games to a new house haha. I'm picking up a nice odds and evens from my uncle later this summer and that will be it.
Pretty excited to hopefully find a badass basement to make a proper game room.

How big a game room ya lookin for?

#1355 4 years ago
Quoted from Phbooms:

Mylar doesnt help with the wood pushing down away from the clear. The ball ejects so hard into the lane the wood dents in really qickly and the clear can only bend so far until it separates from the wood.

Why can't Stern design a soft eject mech?

#1374 4 years ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

Joined the club. Picked up a GB Pro with pink armor yesterday. Great game!

Oh you got that one. Nice.

#1375 4 years ago
Quoted from Silver:

Finally, LE number 176 arrived today. So far, very impressed. Seems a great, fun game.

Great, now do us a favor and turn the shaker off and leave it off for a month and see if insert ghosting happens. We have been talking that that may be one of the causes. Thanks.

#1383 4 years ago
Quoted from Meph:

Looks like I may be leaving the club as fast as I joined it. I sold my STTNG to buy a GB Pro because my wife and kids never played it. They all loved the theme and were excited for GB. The wife told me last night that she absolutely hates the game because of the flipper gap, how much the ball jumps all over, and a the way the modes work. While I love the game myself, her concerns are valid and some of those issues aren't going to change.

Bummer but you have to listen to others who play it.

#1386 4 years ago
Quoted from sdup4fun:

So exactly one week into owning my LE and it has been playing fine. Tonight I go to turn it on and all that happens is the display says Stern Pinball and nothing happens. There are a couple of red lights on inside the cabinet when I open the coin door but beyond that zippo. Anyone have thoughts on how to troubleshoot this or should I just get the local dealer to come out and repair it for me under warranty? Any help would be appreciated.

Call the local dealer, when he comes out have him explain what's wrong. It's under warranty.

1 month later
#1511 4 years ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

That center post is for pu__ys! Shake that $h!t n grind it out!
Why don't u just set it to 5 balls....cause it cheating?

Tell that to all the people who are putting in $1 a game. I've seen people put a dollar in, the game lasts 30 seconds and they say F that shit and walk away.

#1528 4 years ago
Quoted from scarybeard:

WOOT! just got my Ghostbusters PRO delivered yesterday!
just to chime in on the tally of defects and imperfections people have been reporting:
My playfield has no insert issues at all. The Slimer registers his hits just fine right out of the box. All the other switches, lights etc work as intended. In short, the game was in perfect working order.
I will say that the Airballs are a major problem. Those two ramp targets might as well be launch pads. I'm ordering that guard imediately!
Highscore my first day was 290 million. looking forward to some of the higher modes once I get more practice in.
Oh, one question. When I launch the ball the diverter on the ramp above the shooter lane 'shifts' a bit. Like its being slightly activated, then it relaxes once the ball passes it. Is this normal behavior anyone else has noticed?

Welcome aboard.

1 week later
#1552 4 years ago
Quoted from Meph:

Hmm actually mine are wrap around. The side wrap and the front is a separate piece. Are they shipping them now as 3 pieces with no overlap?

My Pro is a first run and it has the same wrap around.

1 week later
#1643 4 years ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Ok, these airballs are out of control. Took my protector off to tweak it a bit and..

You gonna raise hell with Stern?

#1678 4 years ago

The ball came down the pf really fast so I smacked it with the left flipper and it went screaming up here,
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only to hop the plastic and come to rest here.
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It all happened in the blink of an eye. Damn this game can be fast.

#1710 4 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

One person only, so far, has reported an airball breaking their Goggle's.

I thought it was 2.

#1717 4 years ago
Quoted from Phbooms:

First picture is from August 10th, 2nd picture from today October 3rd. 5 ghosted inserts and not slowing down at all. April build date.

Does the insert feel flat?

#1722 4 years ago
Quoted from Phbooms:

No there sunk in. On one of these ghostbusters threads i showed a metal flat ruler with a flashlight behind it on the playfield over top of one of my ghosted inserts and you could see the insert i was showing was sunk.


#1725 4 years ago
Quoted from Phbooms:

Hell Yeah! Stacked SFMB with PKE into MHMB. Had all the modes beat but 2, ballroom and staypuft.

I aint gonna play you for money that's for sure.

#1734 4 years ago

WELL! You've had it for 5 hours so let's see it already!!

#1752 4 years ago

How do you increase the volume of just the backbox speakers?

#1779 4 years ago
Quoted from Fortytwo:

I'm waiting for my game. I built a custom topper but want to mount it to the wall because of weight etc. my game is coming soon but I want to get this done before.
Can someone measure the tallest point in their game and also how much adjustment on the legs left to go up?

With the back legs set for a 7.1 pitch the back of the bb is 75 3/4 inches tall.

#1786 4 years ago
Quoted from jar155:

The update is buggy. Stuff I've seen so far:
- Certain awards collected by pops not being awarded
- Some skill shot awards not being awarded (video mode and Tobin's) if a mode is lit despite the DMD saying it will be
- Ball saver light comes on at random/wrong times
- E rollover light in P-K-E flickers throughout the game randomly
- Right orbit isn't always progressing mode on a made shot, but it's registering the shot (switch is fine)
- Apparently it crashes in video modes (I haven't seen it firsthand)
- Wrong insert colors on The Ballroom
- Timing is sometimes off on kickout sounds from scoops
Testing on this had to have been minimal.

It's a good thing that I NEVER install an update when it first comes out, I wait till I read that it's working good.

#1789 4 years ago
Quoted from finnflash:

I picked up a "used" pro yesterday , when i got home it only had 50 plays on it!!
This game is so much fun, and it was cool of Stern to release the new code for me.

Welcome to the club. Any ghosting of the inserts?

#1790 4 years ago

Can anyone tell me if the volume of the bb speakers can be turned up seperatly from the cab speaker?

#1800 4 years ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

Paul, I believe there are setting in Utilities for relative volume control. I know you can adjust the headphone volume, bass and treble, etc in there.

Thanks, I'll take another look.

#1810 4 years ago

Man what's with these shipping companies. Your good to go now.

2 weeks later
#1817 4 years ago
Quoted from Delta9:

Looks nice anyway I could talk you in to posting a pic of the sides

I'll try but my camera isn't very good. here's one I have at the moment with 4 of my red Leg Light-Ups on it. The pc raspberry matches the sky of the Stern art blades perfectly.

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1 week later
#1833 4 years ago
Quoted from Enaud:

Thanks for the video link Trekkie. I checked out my LE#470. It does not have that white plastic there. The leads on the flasher do have a piece of tape covering them up. Do you all think that is sufficient protection?
Edit: I thought about it a few more minutes and decided it would be safest to go ahead and install a piece of double sided tape there, as Todd did in the video. Better safe than sorry!

Yup I just did that to my Pro, nothing was covering it. better safe then sorry. Thanks much Trekkie for the link.

1 week later
#1842 4 years ago
Quoted from Medisinyl:

A bit premature as we just tore up the carpets for wood (messy), but I thought some may get a kick out of the Vigo wall I'm making for GB (WIP). He's behind the faux brick and the framing adds to the appearance of depth. I assume most would think this is a crazy thing to do in their house :p (perhaps not on this forum ). Interestingly enough, I initially got the Vigo print years before a GB pin was announced (thought I'd have it in a theater room, but never installed it). Never thought it would end up near a pin (I wasn't even into the hobby at the time :p ). Yet, it's a welcome turn of events

That's cool, now if you could make his eyes glow and pulse.

#1847 4 years ago
Quoted from AtTheArcade:

Hahaha! That's awesome! My whole arcade is Ghostbusters themed so nothing but love from me man!

UV carpet too?

#1858 4 years ago
Quoted from AtTheArcade:

No UV carpet. We just moved into a new house earlier this year and so my game room is temporarily in an unused bedroom upstairs. I'm going to convert out three car garage into my new game room and home office in the next couple of months. I don't think I'm going to go with UV carpet though. I had carpet squares in my old game room and I'll probably go that route again or commercial grade carpet.

I see.

#1859 4 years ago
Quoted from thall17:

Have had mine now for a little for a week. Have played approx 125 games and boy is it a BRUTAL game!! But when you get the playfield going and can manage a shot or two the adrenaline rush is unbeatable. Truly a 1 more game!!
Need to hammer up the rails, how much "force" is needed? I tapped on them a little and didn't seem to budge...
Airballs are still pretty common even with Art's protector installed
Right ramp is a little finicky...has to be an almost perfect shot though I did backhand one...
Lights, sound, gameplay, theme, art...just awesome!!
Making my MOD wish list for the wife for Christmas lol

Pro...Premium? Don't forget my mod (next to my avatar) for your list.

#1862 4 years ago
Quoted from thall17:

I have the premium...cant decide on color....

I have the Pro with Candy Raspberry powder coating and red light-ups on all 4 legs. Are you planning on powdering your armor?
Here's a picture.

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#1863 4 years ago

Holy smokes, you aint comin over and play'n my game. GREAT score.

#1873 4 years ago
Quoted from Monarca1091:

My ultimate topper for my GB....

Must be nice to have a tall ceiling, wish I had one.

#1876 4 years ago
Quoted from desertT1:

I'll trade you my tall ceiling for a basement.

Let me tell you, basements are a PAIN IN THE ASS when it comes to pins even with a walk out cuz you have the hill to deal with and if you live where there's snow.

4 weeks later
#1896 4 years ago
Quoted from pinnaf:

just got a premium... love it.. for anyone to rag on stern about "stuff" well, I say "whatever" to that. this is fast and fun , loud and proud, a LOT going on. I played it at York this fall and was "sold" on it!
I am just having fun with it now.. put a few mods on day 1.. like air ball protector and colored sling shot protectors and a couple other things.
will dabble with a few more cute ones like the lighted holes, the ghost add on the left scoop, bookstack and such
But was wondering in this group who as found the best for the price UNDER CABINET green lighting (interactive? or just steady.. plus would like to split mod that to light up a ECTO car I got for my own personal topper.
any leads on the best one "for the money" that is. THANKS in advance
this game is a RIP!!!(by that I mean rip roaring fun fest)

Nice mods going on there. My Leg Light-Ups look great on all 3 GB's, I have red on mine with Beatmasters red shooter light up. It's not a boring unlit front of the cab anymore.

#1898 4 years ago
Quoted from Jdfitzy-in-Aus:

100% plus for Paul's Leg Light ups, I have the green on the front and I had comments on NYE with friends over who all thought they looked great and came from the factory like that

Thanks jd, lookin goooood. It does look factory doesn't it.

3 weeks later
#2003 4 years ago
Quoted from jrio101:

My wife got hers today

That ought to keep her happy for a while.

#2015 4 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Every bulb in spike games are 6v even flashers. Should be good.

Flashers are 5v

#2043 4 years ago

A friend got the scream on my Pro tonight, EVERYBODY thought it was great.

#2054 4 years ago
Quoted from Bendit:

n.i.b. older stock. with this serial number, does it include a good or a bad playfield? worth the purchase gamble? thoughts?

I have a first run Pro from the beginning of the run and my pf is perfect with about 700 plays.

#2061 4 years ago
Quoted from Bendit:

Well that's the thing. It's not the same money. I can make an offer. Know what I mean?
You're right, same money it's a no-brainer, just buy a new one and get a warranty with it.

You'd get the same warranty with that one too.

3 weeks later
#2147 4 years ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

There is always going to be playfields that ghost because theres just no way you can have 100% perfection on a playfield,

Well I wouldn't go that far, my GB Pros pf is perfect after about 800 plays.

#2196 4 years ago
Quoted from moonduckie78:

Put a shaker on my Premium. Whenever it activates, I hear a high-pitched squeaking noise coming from somewhere on the right side of the cabinet.
Any ideas?

Leg bolts tight?