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High Tap, Pioneer


By 0geist0

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    A friend suggested that I high tap my Gottlieb Pioneer, but I'm worried about breaking plastics. I would appreciate your opinions on it

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    #2 1 year ago

    You’ll be fine. It increases the power a bit but it’s not Life altering.

    I did it in mine and it helped the flippers but it doesn’t create airballs or anything.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from currieddog:

    Why the suggestion?

    He said it would play faster and hit harder.

    #5 1 year ago

    No hurt to try it, you can always change it back.

    #7 1 year ago

    give it a good wax and rebuild the flippers if they arnt strong enough. no need to high tap.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    give it a good wax and rebuild the flippers if they arnt strong enough. no need to high tap.

    Everything is rebuilt and waxed. I'm curious to try it.

    #9 1 year ago

    If you are curious then go for it! Can always change it back!

    #10 1 year ago

    Yes try it. It takes longer to warm the solder iron than to make the change.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from 0geist0:

    Everything is rebuilt and waxed. I'm curious to try it.

    Then go for it if you don't like it you can always switch it back. Let us know what you think.

    #12 1 year ago

    If I want an em to play fast I pitch it until the ball returns to the flippers at the speed I like, then if the flippers can't get the ball back to the top put in hotter coils on or high tap. If the game has a spinner then the proper pitch also depends on the way it hits that. Personally I don't care for the slamming of the pops and kickers on high tap or the flippers usually either. Also before playing any new old game always at least replace the flipper bushings, sleeves and verify proper bat clearance and condition. If your playfield is stable with level inserts and waxed you will cause little harm but if not you will wear it much faster.

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