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(Topic ID: 253132)

Improving a Blue Note.


By Darcy

11 months ago



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  • Latest reply 11 months ago by Sea_Wolf
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#1 11 months ago

Have had this Blue Note for some time. Bought it with the worn out backglass, and since there were only 226 of these made, had figured out that a NOS back glass would be a tough find. Here are some photos of before and after.

Worn out backglass with peeling and missing art work.
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The backside with tape and possibly some clear coat.
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The new backglass from Steve at Mayfair Amusements in NYC. Steve sent some photos of the slightly worn off back silvering. Looked great to me as it is a 100% improvement from what I had. Could not be happier with the replacement.
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#3 11 months ago

Looks Awesome! I’m looking for this machine to add to my collection also...

#4 11 months ago

Wow clickbate title lol.
I thought you were changing something to improve to gameplay.
Your just replacing a worn backglass.

#5 11 months ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Wow clickbate title lol.
I thought you were changing something to improve to gameplay.
Your just replacing a worn backglass.

Ignore that. This is a remarkable job wow!

#6 11 months ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Wow clickbate title lol.
I thought you were changing something to improve to gameplay.
Your just replacing a worn backglass.

I will admit that the hardest part of this change was the dent in the Credit Card statement.

#7 11 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

I will admit that the hardest part of this change was the dent in the Credit Card statement.

LOL. And I will admit that I missed the first time that this was a purchase of a new backglass. But it still looks good!

#8 11 months ago

Hey, its Sonny and Cher!

#9 11 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

It looks incredible! Congrats!

I don't know about that. It just looks like new!

#10 11 months ago

I always thought the guy looked like Donny Osmond.

#11 11 months ago

The area of white around the score reel windows has a slight pearl effect. Not a straight white colour.

#12 11 months ago
Quoted from SteamVette:

I always thought the guy looked like Donny Osmond.

Hey, its Donnie and Marie!

#13 11 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Have had this Blue Note for some time. Bought it with the worn out backglass, and since there were only 226 of these made, had figured out that a NOS back glass would be a tough find. Here are some photos of before and after.
Worn out backglass with peeling and missing art work.
[quoted image]
The backside with tape and possibly some clear coat.
[quoted image]
The new backglass from Steve at Mayfair Amusements in NYC. Steve sent some photos of the slightly worn off back silvering. Looked great to me as it is a 100% improvement from what I had. Could not be happier with the replacement.
[quoted image]

Very nice. I tried to contact them this morning after seeing this to ask if they might have a backglass for my Flip a Card since the one I have had been horribly touched up by a previous owner.

Haven’t heard anything back from them yet. Just wondering if it took awhile for them to respond to you. Hopefully they have one.

#14 11 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Very nice. I tried to contact them this morning after seeing this to ask if they might have a backglass for my Flip a Card since the one I have had been horribly touched up by a previous owner.
Haven’t heard anything back from them yet. Just wondering if it took awhile for them to respond to you. Hopefully they have one.

You can get an excellent repro here.
http://bgresto.com/?p=331

#15 11 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

You can get an excellent repro here.
http://bgresto.com/?p=331

Thanks Mike. I was getting ready to ask about them on here after coming across their website. I wasn’t sure if they were still in business or if anyone had bought from them before.

They have produced my backglass before so it sounds like it would be in the $175-250 range plus shipping I guess.

#16 11 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Very nice. I tried to contact them this morning after seeing this to ask if they might have a backglass for my Flip a Card since the one I have had been horribly touched up by a previous owner.
Haven’t heard anything back from them yet. Just wondering if it took awhile for them to respond to you. Hopefully they have one.

Mayfair? No. I doubt he has "Flip A Card".

#17 11 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Mayfair? No. I doubt he has "Flip A Card".

He doesn’t. And no answer from BGResto on a reproduction estimate.

Oh well, it doesn’t look that bad.

#18 11 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

He doesn’t. And no answer from BGResto on a reproduction estimate.
Oh well, it doesn’t look that bad.

Try BGResto again, they might have a repo backglass.

#19 11 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Mayfair? No. I doubt he has "Flip A Card".

But he had a ‘Blue Note’?

1800>226.

#20 11 months ago

I think SeaWolf was wanting to know a cost estimate for repro BG, or maybe time to make one and receive it.

Might also want to contact Mike Pacak. if he has any stock of BGs,
IT was probably about 20yrs ago, but i remember him selling a GTB Rock Star BG (Italian cousin to Blue Note)
to someone at pinball EXPO,
The backglass had some minor flaking, so Mike in order to remedy that,
cut off a few strips of clear shipping tape and applied it to (slapped it on) the backside of the BG,
I looked on in horror, but the buyer was a young lady that just wanted it for a wall hanging
and seemed satisfied.

#21 11 months ago

Blue Note is a game no one has, so Mayfair's NOStock of BGs for rare less demand games is probably greater than higher demand more common games.

#22 11 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Blue Note is a game no one has, so Mayfair's NOStock of BGs for rare less demand games is probably greater than higher demand more common games.

Thanks for that info. I forget the demand for backglasses is high. FWIW I haven’t had any luck with getting BGResto to respond to my emails.

Here’s what I’m dealing with. A horrible touchup by some previous owner that makes it look like a serial killer broke into the girl’s dorm room and shotgunned them. Creepy as hell but I can always live with it:

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#23 11 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Thanks for that info. I forget the demand for backglasses is high. FWIW I haven’t had any luck with getting BGResto to respond to my emails.

If you submitted an email to Steve outlining what you want but he has not responded - be patient. He will get back to you.

Once he gets back to you and you send payment the same advice will apply - be patient.

He provides a quality product.

#24 11 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Blue Note is a game no one has, so Mayfair's NOStock of BGs for rare less demand games is probably greater than higher demand more common games.

Yes, and most backglasses that have been reproduced by Shay or Ron Webb are ones that Mayfair does not have.

#25 11 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

If you submitted an email to Steve outlining what you want but he has not responded - be patient. He will get back to you.
Once he gets back to you and you send payment the same advice will apply - be patient.
He provides a quality product.

That’s good to know. I’m in no hurry.

#26 11 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

If you submitted an email to Steve outlining what you want but he has not responded - be patient. He will get back to you.
Once he gets back to you and you send payment the same advice will apply - be patient.
He provides a quality product.

Heard back from Stephen just now. Looking forward to doing business with him as soon as I recover from tax day today.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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