(Topic ID: 50762)

Metallica owner's thread


By swampfire

6 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 17,191 posts
  • 959 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 20 hours ago by Mr_Outlane
  • Topic is favorited by 369 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 2,943 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

AD7C5EAA-16FB-4FEE-AA98-7714687D0538 (resized).jpeg
AD43465E-F523-4444-AAF5-8EF60E341772 (resized).jpeg
EBFC9F4E-6334-49DF-9FAE-9F4546D2FA26 (resized).jpeg
C983082E-5120-4A3C-9B68-EB491421D7E7 (resized).jpeg
3508fb180bb5eddd6ce77b68e97d976e00ff52fd.jpeg (resized).jpg
EF82459E-3D35-4C2F-A1A4-D5A5AF738B5B (resized).jpeg
12F2F3CA-9A84-4A07-8498-CDFCAD6BB449 (resized).jpeg
BDAA4093-FC41-4AF3-98C0-C8F4AFE06BC5 (resized).jpeg
5B2DBA3D-D33B-4FA3-B478-0C8902164D28.jpeg
08A2353A-227F-4471-B644-99250F8CD1ED (resized).jpeg
EE77AE9B-F9D2-4417-95C1-487A0003B0A6 (resized).jpeg
C2778CF1-BE72-4435-A7A3-956014D956D6 (resized).jpeg
EB43D533-A925-4165-9D81-02CB119BFBFD (resized).jpeg
FA45EFDB-A47E-43E1-93E9-D6B9E5A82DA2 (resized).jpeg
Dp4gQ5MU4AAC7vo (resized).jpg
20200106_232456 (resized).jpg

Topic index (key posts)

5 key posts have been marked in this topic (Show topic index)

There are 17191 posts in this topic. You are on page 206 of 344.
#10251 2 years ago

Unrelated to magnets, but after getting stuck in the mid 200Ms for a long time I finally threw a 390M GC onto my Metallica last night. Feels good man. Completed FWTBT and got the hell outta there fast, had a decent Fade to Black, and unfortunately an aweful Enter Sandman but still digging the new GC.

#10252 2 years ago
Quoted from GotAQuestion:

Unrelated to magnets, but after getting stuck in the mid 200Ms for a long time I finally threw a 390M GC onto my Metallica last night. Feels good man. Completed FWTBT and got the hell outta there fast, had a decent Fade to Black, and unfortunately an aweful Enter Sandman but still digging the new GC.

Don't you love it! Nothing is more satisfying in this game than getting the fuel x2 multiplier and then hitting CIU and completing it to cash out for a double jackpot. Just happened to me the other night and it was a bit over 70mil jackpot.

#10253 2 years ago

Backed down the magnet core a tad, but I think I'll order another one because the top of the core just isn't level. So while before it seemed to be raised, it was a bit in the front but the other side was not as much.

This wrench came in handy because that nut was on tight and my largest socket was still too small.

20170317_130955 (resized).jpg

#10254 2 years ago

You can also recondition your magnet core by grinding it flat, then you have a spare ready to go for the next swap down the road. Belt sander would work.

#10255 2 years ago

I replace my magnet cores quite frequently.....more than most would I'm sure.

#10256 2 years ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

Don't you love it! Nothing is more satisfying in this game than getting the fuel x2 multiplier and then hitting CIU and completing it to cash out for a double jackpot. Just happened to me the other night and it was a bit over 70mil jackpot.

I have a love/hate with that fuel double jackpot XD
It feels amazing when you make it... but I drained a 100M CIU jackpot with fuel scoring on while trying to make that shot. It rejected on the scoop SDTM. Watching 200M drain hurt. I think I even posted about it some weeks ago (edit: I did). I'm not sure I'll get over it until I make a 200M jackpot lmao

That drain has become sort of a fish-that-got-away legend for me.

#10257 2 years ago

Is my snake jaw too high?
What is the concensus on lowering it? Washers from the bottom?

I feel like the snake rejects more than it should. Really I can only get it in by banking it off the newton cube.

Jaw up:
IMG_1041 (resized).JPG

Jaw down:
IMG_1042 (resized).JPG

Jaw down, different angle:
IMG_1043 (resized).JPG

#10258 2 years ago
Quoted from oohlou:

Is my snake jaw too high?
What is the concensus on lowering it? Washers from the bottom?
I feel like the snake rejects more than it should. Really I can only get it in by banking it off the newton cube.
Jaw up:

Jaw down:

Jaw down, different angle:

Your snake jaw is too high. Mine was exactly like yours too. There are 2 popular opinions for fixing this which can be found by searching pinside threads:

1: There is a screw adjustment on the release coil mechanism which may help if adjusted. But, that really isn't for adjusting the jaw height and has more to do with adjusting the latching mechanism. Adjusting this had no effect on my game.

2: Remove the snake mechanism and remount it with washers as spacers between the playfield and mechanism. I glued 2 thick washers in place at EVERY screw hole on the mechanism which made remounting it easy. 1/8 inch on my game did the trick.

Rob

-1
#10259 2 years ago
Quoted from oohlou:

Is my snake jaw too high?
What is the concensus on lowering it? Washers from the bottom?
I feel like the snake rejects more than it should. Really I can only get it in by banking it off the newton cube.
Jaw up:

Jaw down:

Jaw down, different angle:

Looks like your hammer block is toast too.

#10260 2 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Looks like your hammer block is toast too.

Really? Why do you say that? This is only after ~500 plays. If you look at the other pictures of the cube on Pinside this type of wear seems pretty normal. "toast" to me means doesn't work / will fail / will cause problems soon. I think I could play for another 5000+ games before this part fails.

I may change the newton cube out to a newton ball for gameplay reasons but I think the cube will work for as long as I want to leave it in.

#10261 2 years ago
Quoted from oohlou:

Really? Why do you say that? This is only after ~500 plays. If you look at the other pictures of the cube on Pinside this type of wear seems pretty normal. "toast" to me means doesn't work / will fail / will cause problems soon. I think I could play for another 5000+ games before this part fails.
I may change the newton cube out to a newton ball for gameplay reasons but I think the cube will work for as long as I want to leave it in.

If that is toast, mine is like Chernobyl. I do intend to get the pro setup though. Which reminds me ....where can this be purchased again?

#10262 2 years ago
Quoted from Roostking:

If that is toast, mine is like Chernobyl. I do intend to get the pro setup though. Which reminds me ....where can this be purchased again?

pinball life sells the newton ball.

#10263 2 years ago
Quoted from Roostking:

If that is toast, mine is like Chernobyl. I do intend to get the pro setup though. Which reminds me ....where can this be purchased again?

I had the newton ball on my premium, but put back the block. The reason is that I was getting airballs of the ball.

Rob

#10264 2 years ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I had the newton ball on my premium, but put back the block. The reason is that I was getting airballs of the ball.
Rob

Ive never had an issue with air balls on my road case. Did you get the newton ball with the metal base?

#10265 2 years ago
Quoted from smassa:

Ive never had an issue with air balls on my road case. Did you get the newton ball with the metal base?

Yes. I don't mind the block since the hammer obscures it anyhow.

Rob

#10266 2 years ago

Scored this a while ago on 1.7 code
3 ball factory

Some really cool dots,
the horseman are awesome !

So want to make EOTL

Code still requires work
in particular graveyard 'falling asleep' during certain modes
Hope Lyman has the time to perfect one day

METLE420 (resized).JPG

17
#10267 2 years ago

It's a official guys, I'm not the owner of a NIB Metallica Pro. What a day it was. The grand opening of Arcade Expo, receiving my Met Pro (and GB Premium) and....ready for this, meeting Dirty Donny, chatting for a long time and having him sign my translite and arpon. What a friggin' day!

IMG_1296 (resized).JPG

IMG_1291 (resized).JPG

IMG_5538 (resized).JPG

#10268 2 years ago
Quoted from zene10:

Just finished up a batch of guitar pick lights so you can see the lit rollover lane lights blocked by the Pingraffix Snake mod.
The spiders match the playfield graphics but all look nice. If you like the googly eyes on your translight, there's one for you.
http://www.wanderwheels.com/pinside/pick_lights/rolloverGif1.gif
http://www.wanderwheels.com/pinside/pick_lights/rolloverSpiderGif.gif

Mod - For Sale
Rollover Target Guitar Pick Lights for Pingraffix Snake ModNew “The Snake Mod²

The problem: Pingraffix Snake mod (2D or 3D) blocks the view of the upper rollover lane lights.

The solution: Dirty Donny Guitar pick lights above the rollover la...”
1 day ago Elkridge, MD 30 (Firm)
zene10

Buy from zene10 with confidence. The dude makes quality mods. I recently installed his "Lighted Skull" mod, and I absolutely love it!!!

Lighted Skull (resized).jpg

#10269 2 years ago
Quoted from gweempose:

Buy from zene10 with confidence. The dude makes quality mods. I recently installed his "Lighted Skull" mod, and I absolutely love it!!!

Yup it's quality, I have one too.

#10270 2 years ago

Is that a metal cigarette case? I've seen similar ones at the flea market.

#10271 2 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Is that a metal cigarette case? I've seen similar ones at the flea market.

No, it's a solid piece of metal, the skull is glued on and the eyes light up.

#10272 2 years ago

Do a search for coffin cigarette case and there are so really great designs. One purple coffin with skulls would looks really cool.

#10273 2 years ago

Getting some good ideas for a new coffin, even though I like the one I made already. Very easy to light up the skull eyes with these coffins since they open up. Drill out skull eyes, stick a red LED strip in the coffin and wire it. I think the purple coffin with all the skulls looks like a nice match for Metallica and drill out a few sets of eyes for the LED strip

and it would look great.

coffins2 (resized).jpg
coffins3 (resized).jpg
coffiin1 (resized).jpg
Coffins (resized).jpg
coffin (resized).jpg

#10274 2 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Getting some good ideas for a new coffin, even though I like the one I made already. Very easy to light up the skull eyes with these coffins since they open up. Drill out skull eyes, stick a red LED strip in the coffin and wire it. I think the purple coffin with all the skulls looks like a nice match for Metallica and drill out a few sets of eyes for the LED strip
and it would look great.

Aren't they a little big?

#10275 2 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Aren't they a little big?

Dunno. Just getting ideas. They are 4" long, but there are other designs which are about 2.5". How long is that other one? Have to go out later and will stop at the head shop and see what they have in stock to see in person.

I just prefer to make my own mods instead of buying one already done. I enjoy it and it's fun for me.

#10276 2 years ago

I have Zenes coffin MOD too.....and this lane switch guitar pick MOD that he personally installed himself! Great guy and has a nice touch for doing MODS

IMG_1091 (resized).JPG

#10277 2 years ago

Throwing this out just for fun and for comments. I'm replacing a song on Metallica again and have a few choices shown below.

Unforgiven was replaced already with a covers medley of Last Caress/Green Hell/Too Late Too Late. Worked good because I have to fit the song into the 6'26" slot of Unforgiven. Each song also has to work at the 15" mark because that begins playing at the end of each game. Also has to work at the 3'40" mark because that begins playing when entering your name for a high score. My wife just doesn't like Too Late and even though the other songs work in the spots, especially Last Caress, I just want to go with a single song in this slot.

Here's the choices that I like so far and will work in the slot.

Broken Beaten & Scarred

Sabbra Cadabra (I really like as a fun pinball song, but does drag in the middle)

The Thing That Should Not Be

Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

#10278 2 years ago

How about It's Electric

#10279 2 years ago

If I recall, Shortest Straw is a great replacement time wise, otherwise The Thing That Should Not Be.

#10280 2 years ago
Quoted from Pickle:

How about It's Electric
» YouTube video

Gotta be in the 6'26" range.

#10281 2 years ago
Quoted from yuriijos:

If I recall, Shortest Straw is a great replacement time wise, otherwise The Thing That Should Not Be.

I missed Shortest Straw. Another strong contender.

#10282 2 years ago

Can anyone explain how or what is hit to allow the ball to Loop all the way around the back rather than being stopped by the diverters? most the time it hits the diverters but I know sometimes it Loops I just don't know why it does each thing specifically?

#10283 2 years ago
Quoted from Brad76:

Can anyone explain how or what is hit to allow the ball to Loop all the way around the back rather than being stopped by the diverters? most the time it hits the diverters but I know sometimes it Loops I just don't know why it does each thing specifically?

Start And Justice For All mode by spelling Metallica and it loops around. Also on the Super Skill Shot when you hold the left flipper when plunging. Maybe other times as well, but that's all I can think off of the top of my head.

#10284 2 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Dunno. Just getting ideas. They are 4" long, but there are other designs which are about 2.5". How long is that other one? Have to go out later and will stop at the head shop and see what they have in stock to see in person.
I just prefer to make my own mods instead of buying one already done. I enjoy it and it's fun for me.

About 2.35 inches, 4 inches would cover all the balls.

#10285 2 years ago
Quoted from Brad76:

Can anyone explain how or what is hit to allow the ball to Loop all the way around the back rather than being stopped by the diverters? most the time it hits the diverters but I know sometimes it Loops I just don't know why it does each thing specifically?

Shoot either ramp, then hit the loop, the post won't stop it as long as you got the loop immediately after the ramp.

#10286 2 years ago

Hi guys about to join the club with a nib premium. Can anyone advise on whether the fuel gels work on the latest premiums? Thanks

#10287 2 years ago

Yep post stays down during strings of combo shots. So hit one shot and then either loop and the post will stay down until the combo shot timer (few seconds) ends.

#10288 2 years ago
Quoted from embryon:

Hi guys about to join the club with a nib premium. Can anyone advise on whether the fuel gels work on the latest premiums? Thanks

They work an all premiums. I actually bought a set of the fuel gels for my pro before I realized they do not work on pros... Send me a pm and you can have them.

#10289 2 years ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

They work an all premiums. I actually bought a set of the fuel gels for my pro before I realized they do not work on pros... Send me a pm and you can have them.

Where did you buy the gels? I need some too.

#10291 2 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

About 2.35 inches, 4 inches would cover all the balls.

Just measured and only the inside ball would be covered with a 4" coffin, which is fine with me. The coffins are so cheap that I'm going to try one out.

#10292 2 years ago

Anyone interested in lasercut stainless steel speakerpanels

Metallica 1st run (old backbox design)

$ 85,- + 20$ shipping

ac4 (resized).png

also AC DC and Star Trek are available

1ac (resized).jpg

2ac (resized).jpg

#10293 2 years ago
Quoted from BillySastard:

Where did you buy the gels? I need some too.

Even better, change out the white lights for colored on the LE and premium.

#10294 2 years ago

Does anyone know what the ramp metal gauge/thickness is?

I'm thinking about duplicating this type of ramp for another game. Thought it might be a cooler solution than making some sort of protector for the ramp entrance.

#10295 2 years ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

They work an all premiums. I actually bought a set of the fuel gels for my pro before I realized they do not work on pros... Send me a pm and you can have them.

Thanks very much for the generous offer, pm sent

#10298 2 years ago

POMC-- go with Shortest Straw dude! Love that album. I've been wearing out the older stock tunes (Battery never gets old!!!). Time to donate and make it all Kill em All. I'm just so technology ignorant so I keep putting off. Today is the day!

#10299 2 years ago

Dumb question: when the spider insert is blue, is that your lit lane to collect the grave, Sparky, and snake? Then once collected, shoot the lane again? And what exactly does this accomplish? My scoring appreciates any help.

#10300 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Dumb question: when the spider insert is blue, is that your lit lane to collect the grave, Sparky, and snake? Then once collected, shoot the lane again? And what exactly does this accomplish? My scoring appreciates any help.

Yes. The blue spider insert indicates the selected lane. Once all three items have been collected in that lane, it will start flashing. Shoot the lane one more time, and this will start a hurry up at the captive ball. If you nail the captive ball before the timer expires, it will lock in that lane, getting you closer to Seek and Destroy. Locking in a lane also makes it easier to get to CIU, since every time you nail that shot you will be awarded all three items.

This is a nice rundown of the rules ...

http://tiltforums.com/t/metallica-wiki-rulesheet/228

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 69.99
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 69.99
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 279.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball LEDs
There are 17191 posts in this topic. You are on page 206 of 344.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside