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Jukebox owners & collectors


By merccat

4 years ago



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#551 19 days ago
Quoted from scootss:

I plan to be picking up a Rowe CD wall-mount juke this week. I'll make sure it has the CD Pro drive in it and has the wall bracket.
What else should I be looking for on inspection? What's the "jukebox checklist"?
Thanks!

Power it up, cycle through all of the cd pages (left and right), play a cd and adjust the volume knob (on the bottom of the box) up and down to see if there are dead spots (not the end of the world). Que up 3 songs and test the skip song button (on the bottom between the power and the volume) If it has a bill acceptor you can test that. Other than that expect it will probably smell like cigarette smoke and may have some bulbs out but those are easy things to deal with.

Oh and keys, there will be a key for the main door and a key for the cashbox (on the side). Both are easy to drill out but it's easier if they have the keys already.

#552 19 days ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Not sure if this is the best option? But it's an option.
ebay.com link » Repair Service Philips Cdm3 Repair Jukebox Juke Box Player Cd Rowe Rockola

Saw that and will contact them. Thank you

#553 19 days ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Not sure if this is the best option? But it's an option.
ebay.com link » Repair Service Philips Cdm3 Repair Jukebox Juke Box Player Cd Rowe Rockola

That guy is a total Joke.

Steer clear of him...total rip-off

#554 19 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Saw that and will contact them. Thank you

This guy uses used parts to do his repairs. He knows nothing at all about board level repair.

Just an FYI....cdm3 repair parts are no longer available, and they won't be coming back. I have this info from a very reliable source. Your best bet, if possible, is to upgrade to a cdpro player.

#555 19 days ago

picked this up the other day

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#556 19 days ago

As someone who admires jukeboxes but knows very little about the market (and also where to get them), what are my chances in pinball terms of landing a nicely restored Wurlitzer 850 some day?

1. Cactus Canyon - Expensive but go up for sale somewhat frequently
2. Big Lebowski/JJPotC - Very expensive but obtainable as long as you're active and quick in your hunt
3. Big Bang Bar - Very expensive and you'll need to get extremely lucky in terms of knowing someone or stumbling on the ad first

Or do these analogies not work at all?

#557 19 days ago
Quoted from 1963BSARGS:

picked this up the other day
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Very sweet.....

#558 19 days ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

This guy uses used parts to do his repairs. He knows nothing at all about board level repair.
Just an FYI....cdm3 repair parts are no longer available, and they won't be coming back. I have this info from a very reliable source. Your best bet, if possible, is to upgrade to a cdpro player.

Ok thanks!

#559 19 days ago
Quoted from VALIS666:

As someone who admires jukeboxes but knows very little about the market (and also where to get them), what are my chances in pinball terms of landing a Wurlitzer 850 some day?
1. Cactus Canyon - Expensive but go up for sale somewhat frequently
2. Big Lebowski/JJPotC - Very expensive but obtainable as long as you're active and quick in your hunt
3. Big Bang Bar - Very expensive and you'll need to get extremely lucky in terms of knowing someone or stumbling on the ad first
Or do these analogies not work at all?

Your best bet is to have friends that are techs. They encounter lots of jukeboxes that they get house calls to repair. Usually it is the child of a deceased person trying to figure out what to do with dad’s old jukebox that doesn’t work. The age group that bought these machines off route back in the 1960’s are starting to pass away.

The 24 play mechanism on the 850’s, 1015’s, etc are not often simple fixes. Most techs won’t touch them. They usually require a complete teardown and bushing of the rear frame. The issue is that the mechanism has steel shafts that ride in holes in the zinc frame. The frame holes wear to an egg shape and make adjustments impossible. The mechanisms then jam.

When they realize the cost of repair, they usually sell for a very reasonable price.

#560 19 days ago

Thanks! Its an original 1947 1015. Bought it from an estate and had to bush the mech frame to get it going again. It has a wurlitzer factory 45 conversion kit that was installed in 1962, according to the receipts it came with.

#561 19 days ago

This topic sure lit up today. Nice to see some action here!

#562 19 days ago
Quoted from FelixTCat:

Power it up, cycle through all of the cd pages (left and right), play a cd and adjust the volume knob (on the bottom of the box) up and down to see if there are dead spots (not the end of the world). Que up 3 songs and test the skip song button (on the bottom between the power and the volume) If it has a bill acceptor you can test that. Other than that expect it will probably smell like cigarette smoke and may have some bulbs out but those are easy things to deal with.

Oh and keys, there will be a key for the main door and a key for the cashbox (on the side). Both are easy to drill out but it's easier if they have the keys already.

Hugely helpful. Thank you!

If I don't get the keys, or the locks have already been drilled out, is it easy for me to replace with my own lock and key?

#563 19 days ago
Quoted from 1963BSARGS:

picked this up the other day
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Guys , what should I be looking to pay for these beauties...seriously I have NO CLUE.
I would like something that plays 45s, but If that is way off the chart , please tell me .
Something that just works and looks cool.
Thanks guys

#564 19 days ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

Guys , what should I be looking to pay for these beauties...seriously I have NO CLUE.
I would like something that plays 45s, but If that is way off the chart , please tell me .
Something that just works and looks cool.
Thanks guys

Depends what you are looking for and how much you want to spend. The classic 1015 is 5K range in nice working/restored condition and there lots of restored ones so they are easy to find. If you are on a budget Then late 60’s to 80’s boxes can be had in various conditions for a couple hundred and sometimes even free. No real collector value in most of those boxes. Look at pictures of Jukes and see what you like. Set your budget and know what you are looking for. Projects of desirable Seeburgs, AMI, Wurlitzer, and Rock-Ola from the 50’s and early 60’s are getting hard to find. Certain models have increased in value and nicely restored can be 10K or more.Others of that era are just so common they can be found in nice condition for 2-5K. It really depends how much you have to spend and what box you are looking for. If you figure out what box you looking for I am sure one of here can give you a better price range.

#565 19 days ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

Guys , what should I be looking to pay for these beauties...seriously I have NO CLUE.
I would like something that plays 45s, but If that is way off the chart , please tell me .
Something that just works and looks cool.
Thanks guys

This might be helpfuL

http://www.alwaysjukin.com/items/price-guides/colorguide-detail.htm

It has pictures of just about every jukebox made, chronologically by manufacturer. It also has a priceguide based on condition.

#566 19 days ago
Quoted from scootss:

Hugely helpful. Thank you!
If I don't get the keys, or the locks have already been drilled out, is it easy for me to replace with my own lock and key?

Yes, the locks are easily replaceable.

#567 19 days ago

Wow, I forgot this topic existed, but it's kinda timely. A quick questions for the experts here since I'm a juke noob:

1) I have a client who owns a beautiful 1961 AMI Lyric (XJGA-100) with some issues. Are there Service manuals available for this? I couldn't find any other than "user manual". Also, she lost the key... I know the lock can be drilled & replaced but she'd like to keep it original if possible. Are there any key sources around locally (as opposed to the one I found in Germany that wants $60+ +shipping per key)?

2) I have a RockOla 440 - not the prettiest thing but weird enough for my taste. The guy at JukeBoxFridayNight put together a cap kit for me and I've redone that, but still don't have proper stereo. Anybody have any ideas what to check next? I understand these amps are not exactly revered. Also, the motors for the animation feature are all but impossible to find... anybody ever come up with something there? I could probably install modern LED chase lights for the same effect but would like to keep the original design.

#568 19 days ago
Quoted from goingincirclez:

Wow, I forgot this topic existed, but it's kinda timely. A quick questions for the experts here since I'm a juke noob:
1) I have a client who owns a beautiful 1961 AMI Lyric (XJGA-100) with some issues. Are there Service manuals available for this? I couldn't find any other than "user manual". Also, she lost the key... I know the lock can be drilled & replaced but she'd like to keep it original if possible. Are there any key sources around locally (as opposed to the one I found in Germany that wants $60+ +shipping per key)?
2) I have a RockOla 440 - not the prettiest thing but weird enough for my taste. The guy at JukeBoxFridayNight put together a cap kit for me and I've redone that, but still don't have proper stereo. Anybody have any ideas what to check next? I understand these amps are not exactly revered. Also, the motors for the animation feature are all but impossible to find... anybody ever come up with something there? I could probably install modern LED chase lights for the same effect but would like to keep the original design.

For the Lyric I would try Victory Glass. Here's what it says on their site
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I would call Victory Glass and ask for a cabinet key. That should be obtainable.

#569 19 days ago

Victory should also have the manuals if you need them.

#570 14 days ago

I picked this up yesterday.

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#571 13 days ago
Quoted from goingincirclez:

2) I have a RockOla 440 - not the prettiest thing but weird enough for my taste. The guy at JukeBoxFridayNight put together a cap kit for me and I've redone that, but still don't have proper stereo. Anybody have any ideas what to check next? I understand these amps are not exactly revered. Also, the motors for the animation feature are all but impossible to find... anybody ever come up with something there? I could probably install modern LED chase lights for the same effect but would like to keep the original design.

If you've got the spec for the voltage and RPM of the motor, try poking around on eBay. There are a lot of sellers out of China selling electric motors in a bunch of different configurations very cheaply, even if you have to buy a few different ones and experiment it's still probably cheaper than tracking down and original.

#572 12 days ago

This about as clean as it gets when buying a used jukebox. All of the original, unopened, documentation is there, including the original receipt.

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#573 12 days ago

How much did you pay ?

#574 12 days ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

How much did you pay ?

Let's just say I got a really good deal on it.

#575 9 days ago

I've had this one for quite a while (2006). Love the styling on this NSM

#576 9 days ago

Thanks to all the great help here, I am the proud owner of a rowe storm wallphono cd juke.

I have connected the juke to my Sonos system by using the rca outs in the pic below (based on the label, it is the volume normalizer).

Two questions:

1) is this the right place to do this?
2) since I’m essentially bypassing the amp, can/should I disconnect that somehow?

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#577 9 days ago
Quoted from cad-kid:

I've had this one for quite a while (2006). Love the styling on this NSM

Always thought the NSM jukes were cool. That's my favorite model!

#578 8 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Saw that and will contact them. Thank you

Found a couple non working cdm -12 players non working. These should be repairable, but this still leaves me questioning how to mount it in the jukebox. The height of the cdm 3 vs the cdm 12 is quite different. Also the ribbon cable harness I suspect will be different. ?

#579 8 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Found a couple non working cdm -12 players non working. These should be repairable, but this still leaves me questioning how to mount it in the jukebox. The height of the cdm 3 vs the cdm 12 is quite different. Also the ribbon cable harness I suspect will be different. ?

From my past experience, Ypu'll need to replace several other components in order to upgrade from cdm3 to a cdm 12 or cdpro. You'll have to to replace the cd mech board.

I upgraded this Rowe from a cdm3 to cdpro. The conversion kit included everything I needed, including a new power supply. I can hook you up with someone that can tell you what you need.

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#580 8 days ago

From my past experience, Ypu'll need to replace several other components in order to upgrade from cdm3 to a cdm 12 or cdpro. You'll have to to replace the cd mech board.

That's what I was thinking. Thank you.

#581 8 days ago

Can anybody tell me if a good working NSM Thunder Wall CD Jukebox full of good cd's is worth $600 ? Do they have good sound and are they made good.

#582 8 days ago
Quoted from guss:

Can anybody tell me if a good working NSM Thunder Wall CD Jukebox full of good cd's is worth $600 ? Do they have good sound and are they made good.

Parts are a bit hard to come by. Get yourself a Rowe.

#583 8 days ago
Quoted from guss:

Can anybody tell me if a good working NSM Thunder Wall CD Jukebox full of good cd's is worth $600 ? Do they have good sound and are they made good.

Maybe high by ~$200. Sound is good.

#584 7 days ago

Anyone know how to hookup external speakers to Wurlitzer 1015 OMT?

#585 7 days ago
Quoted from guss:

Can anybody tell me if a good working NSM Thunder Wall CD Jukebox full of good cd's is worth $600 ? Do they have good sound and are they made good.

I just bought a Rowe Storm for $475 after looking for a wall mount for a while. The NSMs are appealing for their fast song changes, but after talking to several NSM owners on here, everyone recommended Rowe, especially the people that had both. The page changing (sliding) mechanism on the NSMs are notoriously problematic.

But if you have your heart set on a NSM, $600 with CDs is definitely less than I saw it for.

#586 7 days ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

From my past experience, Ypu'll need to replace several other components in order to upgrade from cdm3 to a cdm 12 or cdpro. You'll have to to replace the cd mech board.
I upgraded this Rowe from a cdm3 to cdpro. The conversion kit included everything I needed, including a new power supply. I can hook you up with someone that can tell you what you need.
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I cut the quote wrong. Yes , if you would please. Thank you.

#587 7 days ago
Quoted from chad:

I cut the quote wrong. Yes , if you would please. Thank you.

I sent you a PM

#588 7 days ago

Got it. Thanks.

#589 7 days ago
Quoted from djh00000:

Anyone know how to hookup external speakers to Wurlitzer 1015 OMT?

One quick google search away
https://www.flippers.com/pdfs/OMT_CD_Operating&FieldService_22.pdf

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#590 7 days ago

Thank you very much!! I think I need to print the manual.

#591 6 days ago

Long shot, but does anyone have a bottom right corner cap in chrome for a Rowe Wall Phono? Part 40895501

It's the bottom right "foot"/corner for this wall mount juke.

Worst case, Suzohapp has one, but not in stock for a while.

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#592 2 hours ago

Here's a 4 part series I just released on NSM 45 rpm mechs and the issues I had with mine. Enjoy!

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