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#16201 6 months ago
Quoted from 6point5degrees:

Is this a simple bulb replacement? Odd that both ends of the bulb are still lighting up.
Forgive my ignorance, but I purchase a replacement at Home Depot, for example?
Thanks!
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Yep totally normal for a bad fluorescent bulb. Replacement from Home Depot or wherever will get you back up and running.

Sometimes you can actually run your hand over it and get it to kick on.

#16202 6 months ago

Playing when I hear kaklunk and my left flipper goes dead. Moment of panic. Luckily the nut and bolt had come loose from the flipper assembly. Easy fix bit it was a lock nut which makes me think it just wasnt ever tightened properly. My game is less than a year old. Anyway, thankful and happy it wasnt something larger.

#16203 6 months ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Playing when I hear kaklunk and my left flipper goes dead. Moment of panic. Luckily the nut and bolt had come loose from the flipper assembly. Easy fix bit it was a lock nut which makes me think it just wasnt ever tightened properly. My game is less than a year old. Anyway, thankful and happy it wasnt something larger.

Thanks for the reminder to get into the guts and check connections, bolts and what have you..

#16204 6 months ago

At least you figured out what fell off. I hate it when find the thing that fell off but no idea where it goes.

#16205 6 months ago

Put up my personal best today.
Had an extra ball and the 3rd crank it up lit but choked before I could hit the scoop. Terrible FWTBT (about 8m I think) but respectable 80m+ in F2B.
I've gotten much better at alot of the shots and pretty consistently get all the multiballs but still cant reliably find the piston to bring up my scores.

I believe this was only one Sparky(maybe 2), 2 Grave, 2 Snake and a Coffin.
...and Justice for all, Seek and Destroy, Blackened and 2 CIU.
Damn, that's alot in one game for me.

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#16206 6 months ago

Oh, also I made it further in F2B than before. Couldn't see a damned thing but red inserts lol. Reminded me of old video games (like mega man) where the lights in a level only come on for a moment and you have to figure out what's going on in that instant and hope you make the right moves in the dark. Very fun and stressful lol. Had to take a moment between ball 2 and 3 when I sewered during F2B. Heart was beating like mad lol

#16207 6 months ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Put up my personal best today.
Had an extra ball and the 3rd crank it up lit but choked before I could hit the scoop. Terrible FWTBT (about 8m I think) but respectable 80m+ in F2B.
I've gotten much better at alot of the shots and pretty consistently get all the multiballs but still cant reliably find the piston to bring up my scores.
I believe this was only one Sparky(maybe 2), 2 Grave, 2 Snake and a Coffin.
...and Justice for all, Seek and Destroy, Blackened and 2 CIU.
Damn, that's alot in one game for me.
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Good score!

I was able to get to EOTL after owning the game for about a month (actually did it twice within the week) and since then, I don't think I've hot 200M!!!

You're definitely getting close. Be sure to try to space out your MBs, so you don't use too many to get into each CIU (since they get progressively harder to start).

#16208 6 months ago

has anyone disabled the outer orbit post? thinking of trying it

#16209 6 months ago

Mine quit working at one point so I played it for a week or so with it disabled. I know others deliberately do it this way. It gives you a true orbit and speeds up the game. For me, though, I think it changes the game too much; I prefer to have it working.

#16210 6 months ago
Quoted from libtech:

has anyone disabled the outer orbit post? thinking of trying it

I wouldn't disable it especially if it's working properly. You will change the intent of the game and it will be harder to blow pistons since the ball will rarely be dropped into the pops.

#16211 6 months ago
Quoted from libtech:

has anyone disabled the outer orbit post? thinking of trying it

Nope, never. You will diminish the blown piston awards then. If you have a premium, when the spinner is lit for 'super spinner' you do get a full orbit shot with nice lighting effects.

Rob

#16212 6 months ago

When I run wires for the PSW10 do I disconnect the wires plugged into the lower cabinet speaker leaving non working, and splice them into the wires coming from the sub, or do I leave them connected and just run the two wires from the sub to the lower cab speaker?

#16213 6 months ago

Leave them connected, then you get sound from both the speaker and the sub.

#16214 6 months ago
Quoted from mcuzz:

Leave them connected, then you get sound from both the speaker and the sub.

Excellent thank you!!

#16215 6 months ago

Is there a difference when adjusting the volume at the door buttons vs in the menu?

#16216 6 months ago

Quick question, I adjusted the level of the pf slightly (2 full turns on both back legs) and now when I hit the grave markers, they don't drop.

Could a slight raise of pf cause this?

#16217 6 months ago
Quoted from bowtech:

Is there a difference when adjusting the volume at the door buttons vs in the menu?

Nope.

#16218 6 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Quick question, I adjusted the level of the pf slightly (2 full turns on both back legs) and now when I hit the grave markers, they don't drop.
Could a slight raise of pf cause this?

They don’t drop ever? Backhand or forehand? I guess changing the pitch of the game could cause more bricks for the drop targets, but seems like something else is going on if they never drop.

#16219 6 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Quick question, I adjusted the level of the pf slightly (2 full turns on both back legs) and now when I hit the grave markers, they don't drop.
Could a slight raise of pf cause this?

You probably need to tighten the springs by a few coils on the drop targets. Mine did the same thing and i took the spring off and stretched it tighter by a few coils and they work good again now.

#16220 6 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

They don’t drop ever? Backhand or forehand? I guess changing the pitch of the game could cause more bricks for the drop targets, but seems like something else is going on if they never drop.

Quoted from Who-Dey:

You probably need to tighten the springs by a few coils on the drop targets. Mine did the same thing and i took the spring off and stretched it tighter by a few coils and they work good again now.

I recently took it all apart to fix the first target that was dropping as soon as the game started.

Everything was working perfectly until I changed the pitch. Now it is rarely going down. You have to hit the target three or four times before it goes down.

just seems strange that changing the pitch could affect this.

#16221 6 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

I recently took it all apart to fix the first target that was dropping as soon as the game started.
Everything was working perfectly until I changed the pitch. Now it is rarely going down. You have to hit the target three or four times before it goes down.
just seems strange that changing the pitch could affect this.

Try adjusting the pitch back to where it was and see of they go back to normal behavior.

#16222 6 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Try adjusting the pitch back to where it was and see of they go back to normal behavior.

Yup, was planning to try that later (have a bruised rib, so not excited to lift it).

Let's see. I'll report back.

#16223 6 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Yup, was planning to try that later (have a bruised rib, so not excited to lift it).
Let's see. I'll report back.

Ouch! Don't lift it....you can turn the leveler with a wrench with the weight of the game on it, especially on the way "down" feel better soon!

#16224 6 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

I recently took it all apart to fix the first target that was dropping as soon as the game started.
Everything was working perfectly until I changed the pitch. Now it is rarely going down. You have to hit the target three or four times before it goes down.
just seems strange that changing the pitch could affect this.

Just the little bit that you changed the pitch wouldn't so that i am sure if it. It also sounds like the ball is hitting the targets hard and just bouncing/bricking off of them. That sounds like the springs dont have enough tension on them to me. You can take the springs and maybe stretch them out about 5-8 coils and that should do it i bet.

#16225 6 months ago

What is a good playfield pitch for Met?
6.7-7 deg?

#16226 6 months ago
Quoted from FuryosJustin:

What is a good playfield pitch for Met?
6.7-7 deg?

Whatever pitch that makes it feel/play the way you like.

#16227 6 months ago
Quoted from KYLEDM5:

Whatever pitch that makes it feel/play the way you like.

Yea, I didn't use a level app when setting it up in the beginning, got left/right level and put up rear till i liked it.
fast, but not nasty. Turned out to be 7 deg when I recently checked with a app.

#16228 6 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Just the little bit that you changed the pitch wouldn't so that i am sure if it. It also sounds like the ball is hitting the targets hard and just bouncing/bricking off of them. That sounds like the springs dont have enough tension on them to me. You can take the springs and maybe stretch them out about 5-8 coils and that should do it i bet.

After waxing, my drop targets usually don't drop because of the speed but eventually does enough to work. Would you recommend making this adjustment in this situation?

#16229 6 months ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

After waxing, my drop targets usually don't drop because of the speed but eventually does enough to work. Would you recommend making this adjustment in this situation?

Sounds like what happened to my game as well. The ball is just bricking off the target 60-70% of the time.

I took some naphtha too it, then Mist N Shine, and finished off with a wax.

Maybe the springs need more tension?

#16230 6 months ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

After waxing, my drop targets usually don't drop because of the speed but eventually does enough to work. Would you recommend making this adjustment in this situation?

I have actually experienced what you are saying so thats a good point i guess but i just dont see how raising the pitch so little like that could make that happen. Ive been wrong before though, it wouldn't be the first time and certainly wont be the last either.

#16231 6 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I have actually experienced what you are saying so thats a good point i guess but i just dont see how raising the pitch so little like that could make that happen. Ive been wrong before though, it wouldn't be the first time and certainly wont be the last either.

I did forget to mention that when I raised the pitch, I also cleaned and waxed the pf.

I had no idea waxing could cause bricking on the targets, so i attributed it to the pitch.

I still think the targets should drop on contact, am I right? Is it time to adjust spring tension?

Do I just cut the springs shorter?

#16232 6 months ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

Nope, never. You will diminish the blown piston awards then. If you have a premium, when the spinner is lit for 'super spinner' you do get a full orbit shot with nice lighting effects.
Rob

Sounds good thanks for the input!

#16233 6 months ago

I'm in the club, great pin!!
Pm me if you have spinners, knocker kit, shaker, or any other mods for sale.

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#16234 6 months ago
Quoted from FuryosJustin:

What is a good playfield pitch for Met?
6.7-7 deg?

I was gonna asked same question as I gotta move soon, and break down pin to move, and wondering when I set it up on pitch angle. Wonder if Borg has a preferred preference for his game since he designed it. I know Ritchie mentions pitch angle for some of his pins he designs. I do know that higher the pitch less airballs off sparky, but have one of Rick's extended protectors and its save the area of dimples big time.

#16235 6 months ago
Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:

I was gonna asked same question as I gotta move soon, and break down pin to move, and wondering when I set it up on pitch angle. Wonder if Borg has a preferred preference for his game since he designed it. I know Ritchie mentions pitch angle for some of his pins he designs. I do know that higher the pitch less airballs off sparky, but have one of Rick's extended protectors and its save the area of dimples big time.

I would say 6.5 to no more than 6.7. The problem with every Stern game is that they never added proper flipper power adjustments. Increased pitch is kind of a lousy way to counter strong flippers. My GoT pro had stupidly strong flippers where I had to set the pitch to at least 7.2 or it played like crap.

Rob

#16236 6 months ago
Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:

I was gonna asked same question as I gotta move soon, and break down pin to move, and wondering when I set it up on pitch angle. Wonder if Borg has a preferred preference for his game since he designed it. I know Ritchie mentions pitch angle for some of his pins he designs. I do know that higher the pitch less airballs off sparky, but have one of Rick's extended protectors and its save the area of dimples big time.

I was also interested by something chuckwurt said a few posts back about increased sdtm from the grave markers at a certain pitch. If I have a good clean right flipper to grave marker, there's a 40% chance it's sdtm. I always thought it's just the way it plays, but now I'm thinking of bringing it back from 7 to 6.7deg and seeing if that changes

#16237 6 months ago

Finished 3 ciu (for the first time) and was a couple coffins away from lighting my fourth.
Until now I only had lit the third ciu a few times but drained before I could hit the scoop.
I've noticed a big step up in my game the last week or so. Not sure why but I'm happy. I've been bumping my own high scores off the bottom fairly regularly now. My high score is about 250m but I've been scoring in the 180m area with some consistency. Still do poorly in the ciu's and cant hit the piston multiplier very well.
The only thing I've changed in my gameplay really is focusing more on coffin to make sure I get a coffin mb and making sure to always get the add a ball in mb's.

#16238 6 months ago

...and I was at 7° for the first 8mo because I was going off the attached level. Ive been a bit over 6.5° for the last 3-4mo. (Hey, 1yr anniversary shortly)
It took me a little while of bricking shots left and right but I'm used to it now.

#16239 6 months ago

My MET seems off from the rest of my pins. Most of them have the rear legs turned out 1/3 to 1/2 the way out to get to 6.5 degrees.

On my MET, I have to almost turn them out to the very highest position to get 6.5.

Anyone else experience this with MET?

#16240 6 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

My MET seems off from the rest of my pins. Most of them have the rear legs turned out 1/3 to 1/2 the way out to get to 6.5 degrees.
On my MET, I have to almost turn them out to the very highest position to get 6.5.
Anyone else experience this with MET?

Same
I'd say I'm at 3/4

#16241 6 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

My MET seems off from the rest of my pins. Most of them have the rear legs turned out 1/3 to 1/2 the way out to get to 6.5 degrees.
On my MET, I have to almost turn them out to the very highest position to get 6.5.
Anyone else experience this with MET?

Mine pro is not like that. Are you measuring on the glass or the pf?

#16242 6 months ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Mine pro is not like that. Are you measuring on the glass or the pf?

Haha the pf.

To get the bubble between the lines, and get my digital level to read 6.5, I almost have the turn them out all the way.

#16243 6 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

I did forget to mention that when I raised the pitch, I also cleaned and waxed the pf.
I had no idea waxing could cause bricking on the targets, so i attributed it to the pitch.
I still think the targets should drop on contact, am I right? Is it time to adjust spring tension?
Do I just cut the springs shorter?

When the game plays fast, sometimes the drop targets bounce back to the resting position after a hit before the spring as had a chance to pull it down.

#16244 6 months ago

Get a digital torpedo level and don't even look at the bubble beside your playfield. Mine is at 6.8-6.9. If you're going to use a phone app make sure to take it out of the protective case..not sure what I think of those apps tho.

#16245 6 months ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

Get a digital torpedo level and don't even look at the bubble beside your playfield. Mine is at 6.8-6.9. If you're going to use a phone app make sure to take it out of the protective case..not sure what I think of those apps tho.

I use a digital torpedo, and with the legs cranked all the way out, the level in the center of the pf reads 6.5.

How are you getting 6.8-6.9?

#16246 6 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

I use a digital torpedo, and with the legs cranked all the way out, the level in the center of the pf reads 6.5.
How are you getting 6.8-6.9?

Try taking measurements at different areas of pf like at flippers or up top.

#16247 6 months ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Try taking measurements at different areas of pf like at flippers or up top.

Ive noticed that it changes also from top to bottom. Are you supposed to put it in the top, bottom, or middle?

#16248 6 months ago

Does anyone know if you can dim the flashers a little?
The first round flasher on the playfield under plastic behind the rising cross (premium) is killing me! I tried lowering it and I’m about to just drop it down below!

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#16249 6 months ago
Quoted from J-drum11:

Does anyone know if you can dim the flashers a little?
The first round flasher on the playfield behind the rising cross (premium) is killing me! I tried lowering it and I’m about to just drop it down below!

I put a bendy and pointed away from my eyes. I did this with some of the piston area gi as well.

#16250 6 months ago

Sorry. I have a pro. May be different. My mistake

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