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Hobbit setup, tweaks and adjustments

By pinballinreno

5 years ago

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#219 5 years ago
Quoted from FlippyD:

Got my Hobbit this week and it has a build date of 8/3/16. Looks like the fixed left wireform is installed and the character mylar. I'm not sure if there is a ramp fix installed.
I've got the playfield set to 6.9 and haven't adjusted the flippers yet. It's definitely tough to get up the ramps and nearly impossible backhand so those probably need to be boosted. However when you get a real clean shot and it zips up they have occasionally flown off the right wires and one time it jumped the left ramp into smaugs gold pit. Exciting!
I love lively games but it does feel clunky when the ball falls off the right wires. Smaug was able to knock the ball in his gold pile free.
Have had one smack of the glass out of maybe two hours of play. Again I love that, but I'm worried it might be bad on invisaglass.
A question I have is regarding sound. I was expecting a lot more bass. I mean there's bass but it's just not BOOOMING. Didn't see an EQ in the options. Do you need to upgrade the sub and amp to get more rumble in the low end?

For those who tried this, how does it sound?
Also, I noticed that my right spinner has stopped registering, or at least isn't making the moving to erebor sound anymore. Why would that be?
Has anyone done anything to warm up the color of the LEDs in the backglass?
And where do we get cliffys/should I get them?

#229 5 years ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Check for loose or broken off wire, adjust contact arm.

Dumb question - how do you adjust a contact arm?

The cliffys here aren't really described as for Hobbit, maybe this is too ambitious for me

#230 5 years ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

When I had it out, I just cleaned it with Mist N shine and some sparkle.

That didn't get it out for me. I also tried aluminum cleaner and no dice there either.

#232 5 years ago
Quoted from markmon:

One thing you can do is add 10 ohm resistors on each of the backbox speakers. This will lower the volume and you'll have to turn it up louder to make it how it was - leaving more bass.
One of these on each speaker http://www.parts-express.com/10-ohm-25w-resistor-wire-wound--017-10. Just remove the wire off the + terminal on each speaker and solder the resistor inline.

Did anybody do this? How many resistors do you buy, and how does this increase the amount of bass? Would this be different depending on SE vs pro? And did anyone try the subwoofer idea?

#235 5 years ago
Quoted from Zebulon-74:

pinlosopher I could take som pictures if you are not sure where to look.
I'm happy to help...

Thanks that would be awesome!
Is there no way to do the same sort of thing but by upgrading speakers? I love subs but I wish it weren't necessary, e.g., WOZ has tons of base I think.

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