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Metallica owner's thread


By swampfire

7 years ago



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#16601 1 year ago

I have a full set of Met pro plastics, if anyone is interested. Maybe someone that made a mistake cutting them for the spinners.

#16602 1 year ago
Quoted from Spiderpin:

Looks good, I see the left orbit spinner that you added wasn't enough. I added spinner too but the cross you added is the ticket. What do you have you spinner tried into. Mines hooked to the upper top switch next to up post.

I had them hooked up to the total lightshow board but since the last update I had to temporarily wire both up to the right pick target.

#16603 1 year ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Anyone have instructions on hooking up the pro spinners? I know I have to adapt one plastic but I want to make sure I hook them up correctly.

You’ve got to cut two plastics... All the steps you need are in hooks thread...

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-pinball-hkd-metallica-pro-with-add-on-spinners/page/4#post-2149471

If you didn’t buy his kit and put your own together done forget the diode on the switch... won’t work without it.

#16604 1 year ago

If anyone needs a Met pro translite let me know.

Added 13 months ago:

EDIT: Sold

#16605 1 year ago

What do you chaps think about Cliffy vs Mantis in regards to protecting the mystery hole?
It seems like there's a trade off. Cliffy offers better protection, but as usual, it will somewhat affect the ball's travel and get worse over time.
The Mantis looks like it wouldn't affect the ball at all, but it doesn't protect the rim of the hole.

Anyone have long term/hard use with either one? Pics?

Thanks!

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#16606 1 year ago

Got my sparky installed

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#16607 1 year ago
Quoted from KYLEDM5:

What do you chaps think about Cliffy vs Mantis in regards to protecting the mystery hole?
It seems like there's a trade off. Cliffy offers better protection, but as usual, it will somewhat affect the ball's travel and get worse over time.
The Mantis looks like it wouldn't affect the ball at all, but it doesn't protect the rim of the hole.
Anyone have long term/hard use with either one? Pics?
Thanks!

I have both installed in mine for maximum protection. yes, the cliffy does affect slow balls from entering the mystery scoop, but it's a small price to pay vs. having the edge of the hole all gouged up over time

#16608 1 year ago
Quoted from KYLEDM5:

What do you chaps think about Cliffy vs Mantis in regards to protecting the mystery hole?
It seems like there's a trade off. Cliffy offers better protection, but as usual, it will somewhat affect the ball's travel and get worse over time.
The Mantis looks like it wouldn't affect the ball at all, but it doesn't protect the rim of the hole.
Anyone have long term/hard use with either one? Pics?
Thanks!

I have a complete set of Cliffy's installed on my Met with ZERO issues....I haven't used the Mantis protectors.

#16609 1 year ago
Quoted from KYLEDM5:

What do you chaps think about Cliffy vs Mantis in regards to protecting the mystery hole?
It seems like there's a trade off. Cliffy offers better protection, but as usual, it will somewhat affect the ball's travel and get worse over time.
The Mantis looks like it wouldn't affect the ball at all, but it doesn't protect the rim of the hole.
Anyone have long term/hard use with either one? Pics?
Thanks!

Cliffy all day long. Protect the part of the hole that gets worn. Which is the whole point.

#16610 1 year ago

I have the Mantis protector in mine along with some mylar around the edges. Seems to work fine with zero impact on gameplay.

#16611 1 year ago

Gents,

Where can you buy a good Met shooter rod?
Also, some good flipper bat covers - Metallica themed of course
Thanks....

#16612 1 year ago

Anyone thinking of selling their Metallica Premium LE in the near future? I'm hoping to pick one up,once I sell my house. I'd like to pick it up, to avoid shipping. I'm hoping that I'll be ready to buy, by this coming fall.
I figured It's worth a shot to ask.

#16613 1 year ago
Quoted from KYLEDM5:

What do you chaps think about Cliffy vs Mantis in regards to protecting the mystery hole?
It seems like there's a trade off. Cliffy offers better protection, but as usual, it will somewhat affect the ball's travel and get worse over time.
The Mantis looks like it wouldn't affect the ball at all, but it doesn't protect the rim of the hole.
Anyone have long term/hard use with either one? Pics?
Thanks!

I have had a marco "mantis style" protector on from game 0. Up to 2800+ plays
Can see a very small amount of wear starting on left edge.
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#16614 1 year ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

Gents,
Where can you buy a good Met shooter rod?
Also, some good flipper bat covers - Metallica themed of course
Thanks....

This one looks cool..

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/metallica-shooter-rod-cylinder-head-wip

#16615 1 year ago

Thanks man, I’ve contacted him, certainly does look cool....

#16616 1 year ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

Gents,
Where can you buy a good Met shooter rod?
Also, some good flipper bat covers - Metallica themed of course
Thanks....

I use the bat from Scared Stiff in my MET.

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#16617 1 year ago

Has anyone replaced the sparky mag? If so how?

#16618 1 year ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

Thanks man, I’ve contacted him, certainly does look cool....

That's the shooter right I have, and it's held up well. Looks great!!

#16619 1 year ago
Quoted from newpinbin:

Has anyone replaced the sparky mag? If so how?

I just did. The magnet core is just threaded in but held on by a very tight nut. Scroll back a bit in this thread for ideas on breaking it loose. I pulsed the magnet a bunch of times. I don't see how that helped but it did.

#16620 1 year ago

What size socket/nut holds that magnet core?

#16621 1 year ago
Quoted from Rickwh:

What size socket/nut holds that magnet core?

I use large channel lock pliers to turn the nut, so that I can hold the core from turning with a large screwdriver.

#16622 1 year ago

Hey Metallica pin owner’s, just wanted to give a shout out to PINWOOFER. I just bought the “Super Kit”, from Dan and I honestly couldn’t be happier! The speakers and amps are bad ass and I have never heard a pinball machine sound this good. I had a bass speaker that I would move from one pin to another, and it sounded ok, but this new kit is rock’n the hell outa my house! I have bought competitors speaker kits in the past, and they were ok, but Subwoofer is night and day better. I just ordered 2 more kits this morning, one for my new Aerosmith LE and one for my new Iron Maiden Premium. I can’t wait to get them, install them, and enjoy the new sound. Thanks Subdude for providing such a kick ass upgrade.

Mark

#16623 1 year ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

I just did. The magnet core is just threaded in but held on by a very tight nut. Scroll back a bit in this thread for ideas on breaking it loose. I pulsed the magnet a bunch of times. I don't see how that helped but it did.

How bad was the mag? How many plays did you have before it need to be replaced?

#16624 1 year ago

How easy is it to remove Sparky? Hi right foot broke and I need to glue it - plus I'd love to get him painted. Any instructions out there?

Also, who do you recommend to paint him?

Thanks!!!

#16625 1 year ago
Quoted from newpinbin:

How bad was the mag? How many plays did you have before it need to be replaced?

I posted a pic of the core. It was hammered flat but not mushroomed bad. I've had the game for 2-3 years and played it a lot.

#16626 1 year ago
Quoted from mthirkell:

How easy is it to remove Sparky? Hi right foot broke and I need to glue it - plus I'd love to get him painted. Any instructions out there?
Also, who do you recommend to paint him?
Thanks!!!

That reminds me. Are there any good preventative measures you lads recommend to help protect his feet from breaking in the first place?

#16627 1 year ago
Quoted from mthirkell:

Also, who do you recommend to paint him?

Modfather, and if you can wade through the BS, there’s some good info here.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/metallica-post-your-custom-painted-sparky-here

#16628 1 year ago
Quoted from mthirkell:

How easy is it to remove Sparky? Hi right foot broke and I need to glue it - plus I'd love to get him painted. Any instructions out there?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/instructions-for-swapping-out-your-old-sparky-with-your-new-dd-custom

#16629 1 year ago

looking for a metallica premium on a two for one trade. have a nice DE Hook, Nice NBA FB, and HUO first owner terminator 3 located in south jersey

MJR

#16630 1 year ago

I have an issue where the front two metallica graveyard markers don't register a hit on the opptos. They will register if I press down hard on them or wiggle them but I cant seem to get them adjusted in the game. Anyone else can help with this issue? Long story short this is new replacement playfield - it just has taken me a year to put the game back together because it was in storage.

#16631 1 year ago

Hi everyone,
Check out the mod I creates for the gravestone hole in the playfield. Custom fit, fully reversible, no permanent modifications.
It’s printed, hand painted with added greenery and cleared. This was created with a Premium machine, but also works with the Pro.
Installs under the metal ball guides leading up to the cross.

Putting feelers out to gauge any interest in this. If there are enough people interested, then I will make a run of these and start a new thread. I do have a few already completed and ready to go. These do take some time to make by the time they are printed and hand painted. Pics show mod installed in a Premium with cross up and down, lights on and off.

Pricing to be finalized depending on interest level. Hope to be in the 40 range.
Contact me if interested. Thank you.

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#16632 1 year ago

Can that withstand a hit from a ball?

#16633 1 year ago

Thanks for the question.
Yes it can. A ball has been thrown into it multiple times to test.
Also this has been on a location game for two months without any issues.

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#16634 1 year ago

Howdy all! I'm late to the party want to say hello.

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#16635 1 year ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Howdy all! I'm late to the party want to say hello.[quoted image]

Better late than never. Welcome

#16636 1 year ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Howdy all! I'm late to the party want to say hello.[quoted image]

Badass man!! Have fun!!

#16637 1 year ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Howdy all! I'm late to the party want to say hello.

Unboxing - Cool. More photos plz!

#16638 1 year ago

Thanks,it was like the grail cutting the top off and seeing the coin door. Always wanted this game and an LE. I can't believe they dont come with a shaker, not sure I ever played one without it? This game took electric shock to a whole new level. Glad to be part of the club!

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#16639 1 year ago

A shaker and a Polk 110 work well!! Enjoy, its a keeper!

#16640 1 year ago

Just joined the club! Have a question, the t molding on the top was missing on mine (metal backbox). How was the molding attached up there? I see 2 holes, but not sure if they were used, or if the molding was just glued/tacked on. How should I replace? Thanks!

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#16641 1 year ago

You have the newer “metal back box” Met. Met came both with wooden backbox and metal. The metal ones are newer and they switched to that in 2014 or so. Metal back boxes don’t have t molding across the front. I think the two holes are supposed to have rubber stoppers cause that corresponds to where the head rests on the cab side rails.

#16642 1 year ago
Quoted from Rickwh:

I think the two holes are supposed to have rubber stoppers cause that corresponds to where the head rests on the cab side rails.

and the playfield when you raise it against the back box.

#16643 1 year ago

Ah, that explains things. Odd choice though. Thanks!

Looking forward to learning from this group.

Quoted from Rickwh:

You have the newer “metal back box” Met. Met came both with wooden backbox and metal. The metal ones are newer and they switched to that in 2014 or so. Metal back boxes don’t have t molding across the front. I think the two holes are supposed to have rubber stoppers cause that corresponds to where the head rests on the cab side rails.

#16644 1 year ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

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Didn't know they still made Metallicas.

#16645 1 year ago
Quoted from jedi42:

Just joined the club! Have a question, the t molding on the top was missing on mine (metal backbox). How was the molding attached up there? I see 2 holes, but not sure if they were used, or if the molding was just glued/tacked on. How should I replace? Thanks![quoted image][quoted image]

I'd like to join the club,but nobody within driving distance,wants to part with their HUO Metallica Premium LE.

#16646 1 year ago

They don’t, but if you ask around some distros may have one or two in stock.

#16647 1 year ago

Yeah,the LE's are all bolted down and hard to find lately within driving distance. NIB come up for sale once in awhile. Don't plan on selling my either for some time so no loss.

#16648 1 year ago

Is there a perticular shaker anyone recommends before I start shopping? Easy install.. thanks

#16649 1 year ago

I was looking for a NIB premium from a dealer. I found a few, but they were all marked up to + 500 to 800 past MSRP. I thought stern did a last call run of these a couple months ago. Guess I'll probably get something else.

#16650 1 year ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Is there a perticular shaker anyone recommends before I start shopping? Easy install.. thanks

I would recommend the Stern shaker. I had one in my METLE and it was perfect. Sold my METLE and bought a pro with the red shaker from CT. WAY too intense. Had to tone it down with a motor speed controller.

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