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I am excited to announce the opening of my new pinball store, The Pinball Basement.
Over the last five months, I've been working closely with PPS to bring unique products to the market that the community needs. The driving factor for selecting products to make available came down to what I was personally looking for. Items I wish you could buy, or items I was always looking for, or even items I feel like I'm the only person who would need this.
Using the original gerber files and films, I will be offering replacement Williams boards for most Williams Bally games.Everything from the power driver boards to the accessory playfield boards. Opto boards to eddy coils and everything in between.
If you are familiar with your games original boards, nothing has changed in regards to the circuits or sizing of components unless a part is unobtanium. The community has banded together for the past 30 years troubleshooting issues. If or when a problem arises, there is a wealth of information available on the topic. These boards will drop in and work as it's supposed to. No surprises do to changes in the design.
There is an insane list of products to come, new products will be added periodically and this topic will be updated to showcase what i’m working on.
Many boards are being brought back to life that have not been produced in over 25 years. Currently the store is debuting with 11 products, 21 more are in various stages of assembly/testing and eventually there will be many many more genuine williams replacement boards.
What makes these boards special?
These boards are drop-in replacements. No design changes have been made, this is the same board design and parts that were shipped with your game originally. The only difference is that these boards are brand new and made with modern printed circuit board technology.
A lot has changed in the past 30 years, circuit board manufacturing has come a long way. No longer will pads come up during repairs as easily as your original board. Each through hole connection is plated and constructed much tougher.
I hope to make an impact in the community by being a good resource for parts. Please bear with me as I update the site with better pictures and functionality.
Notes about inventory:
I am opening the store with a small inventory of parts to test the market and to help ramp up my stock.
New boards will be added as they become available and old boards will be restocked slowly at first, but plans are in motion to make sure all boards will be readily available.
I have an engineering background with an emphasis in manufacturing and past experience working with circuit board testing and repair. I am big into extreme projects and love the challenge of finding parts and building parted games back up. I’ve been in the hobby since 2013 and have had so much fun in these years learning about the unique hobby that is pinball.
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