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RETROFIT Classic Bally/Stern DIY Plasma-to-LED Conversion Display Kits


By acebathound

3 years ago



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#751 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

I'm in need of a few sets of Williams System 7.

I mentioned this already in another thread, but I'll likely do a Williams System 7 set of my own design with the custom digits I now have. I'm ultra picky about what I want to see in certain products and displays are one of those things I need to look as perfect as possible. I've got a Jungle Lord we're keeping in the collection long-term with an LED set in it, that looks like crap, and it's going to bug the bejeezus out of me to not to at least prototype my own displays now that I've got my own custom digits. Will also allow me to use up what otherwise will amount to *at least* a 5-10 year supply of digits since the full Bally sets only sell a few a month currently.

I think what's bugging me most with the displays in Jungle Lord is the comma lights up brighter than the numbers. That's going to drive me into PCB design quicker than anything else once the game's fully up and running and in the line-up.

Obviously not everyone's as anal-retentive as I am when it comes to this stuff and to be fair, it's RANDOM anal-retentiveness I have no problems with cabinets being beat up, some playfield wear that's not in the direct center of the playfield, things like that. But displays having issues, numbers being cut off behind backglasses, commas lighting brighter than digits -- it's like nails on a chalk-board to me.

#752 1 year ago

Hey Wayne, you're amazing

I understand your point and agree on the sums you made to get to the final price.

It's funny to see how you can compress the number of components we put in the same set of displays

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#753 1 year ago
Quoted from acebathound:

I mentioned this already in another thread, but I'll likely do a Williams System 7 set of my own design with the custom digits I now have. I'm ultra picky about what I want to see in certain products and displays are one of those things I need to look as perfect as possible. I've got a Jungle Lord we're keeping in the collection long-term with an LED set in it, that looks like crap, and it's going to bug the bejeezus out of me to not to at least prototype my own displays now that I've got my own custom digits. Will also allow me to use up what otherwise will amount to *at least* a 5-10 year supply of digits since the full Bally sets only sell a few a month currently.
I think what's bugging me most with the displays in Jungle Lord is the comma lights up brighter than the numbers. That's going to drive me into PCB design quicker than anything else once the game's fully up and running and in the line-up.
Obviously not everyone's as anal-retentive as I am when it comes to this stuff and to be fair, it's RANDOM anal-retentiveness I have no problems with cabinets being beat up, some playfield wear that's not in the direct center of the playfield, things like that. But displays having issues, numbers being cut off behind backglasses, commas lighting brighter than digits -- it's like nails on a chalk-board to me.

That's great news mate! Now getting crack on the System 7 design lol

5 months later
#754 7 months ago

Guess I should check in more often, huh? I make the Wolffpac Tech displays. Thanks for the vote of confidence, and yes the profit margins are pretty slim.

Update:I now have Williams System 7/9 displays and System 11 displays. Will also have Williams 11B all-in-one and Bally 6803 dual display kits shortly.

Initially only with orange digits. Red, blue green and white digits should be available in about 4 weeks.

#755 7 months ago

Why are others spamming their products on Wayne's thread? Create you own threads for your own products.

#756 7 months ago

Pinballmaniac40
I don't think it's spamming when you read this

Quoted from acebathound:

Wolffpac sells Sys3-6 Williams display kits at $100 shipped that I wouldn't touch myself. Do people recognize the deal that is? Probably not. I've got no problem voicing a bit of opinion here on how much of a deal it actually is..

For those $100 early Williams display sets:
Priority shipping alone is $8-12
Paypal fees on $100 is another $3.30
Material costs $30.00-$40.00 most likely
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Total cost ~$50 or more when you average in variable Priority shipping rates to different parts of the US.

Quoted from acebathound:

Now go buy some early Williams display kits from Wolffpac for $100, it's a steal!

I think this is just the nature of business and creators talking about each others inventions and techniques.
But @Pinitech you do have a crowd of us that as you see protect and defend you.

-Mike

#757 7 months ago

I see that as Wayne answering a question as to why is was in no hurry to enter the Williams sys 3-7 LED display market because of what already is available.

#758 7 months ago
Quoted from Grizlyrig:

Pinballmaniac40
I don't think it's spamming when you read this

Hey Guys!

Yeah, no worries. I'm sure it was just a search that wolffdp did for his website / name and saw what I posted. I'd actually imagine he was surprised to see a shout-out for one of his products from a "competitor" lol

Quoted from Grizlyrig:

But @Pinitech you do have a crowd of us that as you see protect and defend you.

It's definitely appreciated! I'm thankful of the supporters over the years! Great knowing that people respect what you've contributed to the hobby & have your back! There's now been several times someone brought something up and people have defended what I'm doing -- or in one case someone questioning if my business still exists because a phone number that never existed was "disconnected" hehe. Right away, people have stepped in to help set the record straight and that's been cool to see.

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#759 7 months ago
Quoted from acebathound:

Yeah, no worries. I'm sure it was just a search that wolffdp did for his website / name and saw what I posted. I'd actually imagine he was surprised to see a shout-out for one of his products from a "competitor" lol

You got it. Didn’t mean to spam the thread, I was really just trying to say “thank you”. I only added the extra info cause someone in the thread mentioned they were looking for a kit.

Back to hibernating.

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