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Metallica owner's thread


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#12051 2 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

grabbing one of the spheres would be a b*tch with all of those goblin miners guarding them

I thought they were goblin minors

#12052 2 years ago

Yesterday I finished the first part of pimping my Metallica.

Things I have done:
• Installed a ColorDMD display
• Stripped the playfield and cleaned it
• Installed new Super-bands rubbers (mostly orange and purple ones)
• Installed a playfield protector from Pinball Universe (man it is shiny ‘-)
• Installed the Snake mod, Snake fangs and Snake mouth decal
• Installed extended Sparky plastic
• Installed coffin skull decal
• Adjusted the drop targets and magnets height
• Installed Pile of skulls flipper bats (yellow)
• The game was already full led but I changed some colors (Sparky -> purple, Mystery hole ->blue, Fuel-> green, band members -> blue and the big progress inserts: Cross -> blue, Electric chair -> purple, Coffin -> red and Snake -> green). Here is a short video to get an impression

Things to do:
• Install metal diverter post
• Install Total Light Show
• Install Creeping Death Speaker panel
• Install Creeping Death blades
• Install Creeping Death UV lightning
• Install orange translucent apron
• Install new (small) speakers
• Connect active subwoofer to current subwoofer

This game is a blast to play and mod ‘-)

#12053 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Yesterday I finished the first part of pimping my Metallica.
Things I have done:
• Installed a ColorDMD display
• Stripped the playfield and cleaned it
• Installed new Super-bands rubbers (mostly orange and purple ones)
• Installed a playfield protector from Pinball Universe (man it is shiny ‘-)
• Installed the Snake mod, Snake fangs and Snake mouth decal
• Adjusted the drop targets and magnets height
• Installed Pile of skulls flipper bats (yellow)
• The game was already full led but I changed some colors (Sparky -> purple, Mystery hole ->blue, Fuel-> green, band members -> blue and the big progress inserts: Cross -> blue, Electric chair -> purple, Coffin -> red and Snake -> green). Here is a short video to get an impression » YouTube video
Things to do:
• Install metal diverter post
• Install Total Light Show
• Install Creeping Death Speaker panel
• Install Creeping Death blades
• Install Creeping Death UV lightning
• Install new (small) speakers
• Connect active subwoofer to current subwoofer
This game is a blast to play and mod ‘-)

Careful, you might upset Rens, who holds the record for most modded Metallica!

#12054 2 years ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Careful, you might upset Rens, who holds the record for most modded Metallica!

I forgot the orange translucent apron, added to the list

#12055 2 years ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Careful, you might upset Rens, who holds the record for most modded Metallica!

Where do you think we got all the ideas !!

Damned, he visits my game room and than starts copying my work

#12056 2 years ago

Who has the best prices on nib Met premium shipped?

#12057 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Yesterday I finished the first part of pimping my Metallica.
Things I have done:
• Installed a ColorDMD display
• Stripped the playfield and cleaned it
• Installed new Super-bands rubbers (mostly orange and purple ones)
• Installed a playfield protector from Pinball Universe (man it is shiny ‘-)
• Installed the Snake mod, Snake fangs and Snake mouth decal
• Adjusted the drop targets and magnets height
• Installed Pile of skulls flipper bats (yellow)
• The game was already full led but I changed some colors (Sparky -> purple, Mystery hole ->blue, Fuel-> green, band members -> blue and the big progress inserts: Cross -> blue, Electric chair -> purple, Coffin -> red and Snake -> green). Here is a short video to get an impression » YouTube video
Things to do:
• Install metal diverter post
• Install Total Light Show
• Install Creeping Death Speaker panel
• Install Creeping Death blades
• Install Creeping Death UV lightning
• Install orange translucent apron
• Install new (small) speakers
• Connect active subwoofer to current subwoofer
This game is a blast to play and mod ‘-)

Nice list but you forgot my mod.

#12058 2 years ago
Quoted from Hdmike444:

Who has the best prices on nib Met premium shipped?

kingpingames has good prices

#12059 2 years ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

kingpingames has good prices

When I was shopping around for MET PRE a couple of months ago, I found Melisa at Cointaker offered me the best price. I ended up buying used though, so never got to test out their service, but from everything I've read here, they're awesome.

#12060 2 years ago

I also bought from Cointaker several months ago, I bought a NIB Met Premium and am very hsppy

#12061 2 years ago

New to owning a met, and have a couple questions. I have a pro by the way. Im not the best player and am just starting to learn the rules well enough to get where i want to go. During crank it up, on any mode, do those hits count towards your next crank it up, or does it reset all items collected at the end of the round. And do the number of hits stay the same to get to each mode, or do they go up like collecting the picks. (Ive only even made it to the first round a handfull of times so far)
Thanks!

#12062 2 years ago

Hits during CIU do not count to the next Ciu. The number of hits needed for the next CIU does increase. The amount of starting hits needed and the amount of increase to the next one is adjustable in the menus.

#12063 2 years ago

Thanks. I figured it wouldnt count towards the next. Man, i dont think ill ever beat this game!

#12064 2 years ago

I always forget how to light and collect the ciu hurry up inserts.

#12065 2 years ago

Found sparky foot busted off today. I used gorilla super glue gel to put it back on. Anybody have any luck after fixing a broken foot and what glue was used if so?

#12066 2 years ago

Hey Kong, did you have the extended protector installed for him?
Ive read where a few others had this happen as well.
Just curious.

#12067 2 years ago

Hurry ups work like this

One shot will have red arrow lit/flashing. Lets assume none of the inserts for that shot are lit.

If you hit sparky the sparky/switch insert will light on that shot.
If you hit the snake the snake insert will light on that shot
If you hit the cross the cross insert will light on that shot.

Once you have all the inserts on a particular shot lit all the inserts for that shot will flash. Hit the shot and that starts the hurry up.

Collect the hurry up at the captive ball.

There are some nuances with this like:
Snake shots will light 3 inserts. one for the lit lane and one on either side of it.

Until the cross lane hurry up is collected, hits to the cross will move the red arrow to the cross shot and away from the lane that was lit before.

#12068 2 years ago
Quoted from Rickwh:

Hurry ups work like this
One shot will have red arrow lit/flashing.

That's only for a pro. If you're on a pre/le, the light flashes blue. (the red lights flash indicating which lanes to hit for a combo).

Another tip that I just figured out yesterday -- when you hold the left flipper in when you launch the ball, you'll notice one of the lanes will have all of the inserts flashing. If you hit that lane in a few seconds after launch, you light them all immediately and get a bigger bonus.

#12069 2 years ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

That's only for a pro. If you're on a pre/le, the light flashes blue. (the red lights flash indicating which lanes to hit for a combo).
Another tip that I just figured out yesterday -- when you hold the left flipper in when you launch the ball, you'll notice one of the lanes will have all of the inserts flashing. If you hit that lane in a few seconds after launch, you light them all immediately and get a bigger bonus.

Yep i have a pro and dont have much exp with prem/le

#12070 2 years ago
Quoted from Rickwh:

Yep i have a pro and dont have much exp with prem/le

Yeah, I only brought it up because it took me awhile to figure out why the red lanes kept changing.

#12071 2 years ago
Quoted from Vino:

Hey Kong, did you have the extended protector installed for him?
Ive read where a few others had this happen as well.
Just curious.

Yeah, I have the extended sparky plastic. I tried a few games on it just now, and so far the foot held, but I'm not really confident it will last. Just curious if others that glued it back on have had any luck with it holding up.

#12072 2 years ago

Someone else had their foot break off and Stern sent them a new sparky.

#12073 2 years ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

Someone else had their foot break off and Stern sent them a new sparky.

I put pictures a few pages back too. I got it NIB and got a replacement through my distributor. Definitely worth the question if it's under 12 months old...

#12074 2 years ago
Quoted from Gerrard17:

I put pictures a few pages back too. I got it NIB and got a replacement through my distributor. Definitely worth the question if it's under 12 months old...

I recently had to replace my playfield because of ghosting (thankful Stern stood behind it and sent me a new one). I had a custom painted Sparky I took off before sending the old playfield back. They sent a completely populated playfield...including an original Sparky (now I have an extra). The paint on the feet of the custom Sparky is beat up (not surprising), but what really concerned me was the amount of cracking of the old Sparky's feet. One was just about to crack in half. I reinforced them with glue, but don't know how long that will last. We need to brainstorm as to how to protect his feet from the metal ball. I think this will become a major problem as the Metallica machines age. I thought about clear bumpers or plastics around the feet, but haven't tries anything. Another thought is a Cliffy (not sure he's watching this) to protect his feet.

#12075 2 years ago
Quoted from dnapac:

I recently had to replace my playfield because of ghosting (thankful Stern stood behind it and sent me a new one). I had a custom painted Sparky I took off before sending the old playfield back. They sent a completely populated playfield...including an original Sparky (now I have an extra). The paint on the feet of the custom Sparky is beat up (not surprising), but what really concerned me was the amount of cracking of the old Sparky's feet. One was just about to crack in half. I reinforced them with glue, but don't know how long that will last. We need to brainstorm as to how to protect his feet from the metal ball. I think this will become a major problem as the Metallica machines age. I thought about clear bumpers or plastics around the feet, but haven't tries anything. Another thought is a Cliffy (not sure he's watching this) to protect his feet.

Wow. I never knew Stern would replace a playfield that is fully populated. Is this normal practice when there is a problem? I always thought if they sent a playfield it was unpopulated. I have no issues on mine, just curious.

#12076 2 years ago
Quoted from MJW:

Wow. I never knew Stern would replace a playfield that is fully populated. Is this normal practice when there is a problem? I always thought if they sent a playfield it was unpopulated. I have no issues on mine, just curious.

If they replace the playfield, I think it's always populated. They have a hit and miss reputation, but I had nothing but a good experience. I had emailed Pat at Stern, prior to sending my old playfield back, that I was taking my custom Sparky off...he didn't respond...but I did it anyway. It was totally populated. I think Stern is starting to step up and make things right. Competition is good, and JJP, Spooky, CGC, etc. are all good for pinball. My recommend is, don't only email, but call Stern...the number on their web site, and you will get a better response. Also, don't be a demanding a$$hole. Honey attracts more bees than vinegar.

#12077 2 years ago

Is there any scoring difference between closing the opto switch (with the ball) before Sparky's feet and hitting the target between his feet?

Rob

#12078 2 years ago

I believe hitting the target acts as “more hits” to the opti. For example one hit to the target = 3 triggers of opto.

#12079 2 years ago
Quoted from Monk:

I believe hitting the target acts as “more hits” to the opti. For example one hit to the target = 3 triggers of opto.

Correct

#12080 2 years ago

Rejoining the club.... Went pro this time. Where can I buy the rising cross (for pro) and the three white crosses by pops? Have trouble finding.... Thanks

#12081 2 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

Rejoining the club.... Went pro this time. Where can I buy the rising cross (for pro) and the three white crosses by pops? Have trouble finding.... Thanks

Rising Cross usually is in stock at Marco. You'll need the Total Lightshow mod installed for the cross to rise though.

No idea about those white crosses, but I think it just clutters up the pop area and doesn't really make sense to have crosses there though.

#12082 2 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Rising Cross usually is in stock at Marco. You'll need the Total Lightshow mod installed for the cross to rise though.
No idea about those white crosses, but I think it just clutters up the pop area and doesn't really make sense to have crosses there though.

Thanks. I actually found the crosses on pinball life but no luck with rising. Do you have a link by any chance? I have the Total light show mod....

#12083 2 years ago

I don't have a link, just recall someone else asked a short while ago and I thought they were told Marco has it.

Since you have the lightshow mod, add the sound caller kit and the spinners if you don't already have them.

#12084 2 years ago

Yeah great suggestion.... Just bought this morning. It's insane how these mods essentially make a pro a premium. No hammer to block view although there hammer into pf is cool. Just need to figure out easiest way to cut the plastic to accommodate. Don't have dremel.

If anyone knows where to buy rising cross lmk thanks. Prob last thing I need

#12085 2 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

If anyone knows where to buy rising cross lmk thanks. Prob last thing I need

for the lazy. it literally took me 5 secs to pull this up by searching "metallica" on marco's website
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/500-9810-00

#12086 2 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

for the lazy. it literally took me 5 secs to pull this up by searching "metallica" on marco's website
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/500-9810-00

Haha lol. Nice

#12087 2 years ago

Sorry must have missed it. Probably because it's 300! Damn that is expensive for that. Prob hold off for now

#12088 2 years ago
Quoted from MJW:

Wow. I never knew Stern would replace a playfield that is fully populated. Is this normal practice when there is a problem? I always thought if they sent a playfield it was unpopulated. I have no issues on mine, just curious.

They are sending my new populated playfield Monday and will have it Wednesday. It sure would have been nice to have it over thanksgiving break.

-6
#12089 2 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

Just need to figure out easiest way to cut the plastic to accommodate. Don't have dremel.

"Rent" a dremel from Walmart then return it when you're done.

#12090 2 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

"Rent" a dremel from Walmart then return it when you're done.

Interesting suggestion.... ; )

Now I just need a topper. I love toppers

#12091 2 years ago

The Matt McKee met topper is awesome if you can find one. I got the last one a couple years ago.

#12092 2 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

"Rent" a dremel from Walmart then return it when you're done.

not to sound like an ass, but "buy" the dremel. it's a great tool that you'll find plenty of uses for

PoMC:

#12093 2 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

not to sound like an ass, but "buy" the dremel. It's a great tool that you'll find plenty of uses for ...

+1

I love my Dremel. Use it for all sorts of things!

#12094 2 years ago

Does anyone have a photo that shows how they ran the mezelmods cemetery arch wires to the thru hole in the playfield, the instructions are unclear?

#12095 2 years ago
Quoted from davids1024:

Does anyone have a photo that shows how they ran the mezelmods cemetery arch wires to the thru hole in the playfield, the instructions are unclear?

My wires are kinda visible so im not the person to ask, but added question, when i put mine on i was putting it back together and i had to bend that plastic for it to sit right. Is that plastic supposed to be bent or did i reassemble wrong

#12096 2 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

not to sound like an ass, but "buy" the dremel. it's a great tool that you'll find plenty of uses for
PoMC:

I own a dremel kit.

#12097 2 years ago
Quoted from davids1024:

Does anyone have a photo that shows how they ran the mezelmods cemetery arch wires to the thru hole in the playfield, the instructions are unclear?

I believe you need to remove the surrounding plastic and feed it underneath a bit off to the side.

#12098 2 years ago

Just had a great game. Almost finished Fade to Black but failed to hit the mystery hole But, for the first time I have seen the great effect of almost all playfield and insert lights go out except for the red spiders and a few other inserts. Very cool effect.

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#12099 2 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

Just need to figure out easiest way to cut the plastic to accommodate. Don't have dremel.

I used a scroll saw to trim my plastics for the spinner install.

#12100 2 years ago

Here is how I have mine. Through the hole and pulled tight as to not go into the lane.
I will try and take better ones if this doesn't help

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