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Metallica owner's thread


By swampfire

6 years ago



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#16801 44 days ago

So Metallica is off to a loving new home in Kingston. Great game but limited room and time for a change. You will be missed Metallica.

#16802 44 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Me too but sticky tack. Never glue

Hot glue peels off and doesn’t hurt what it’s used on.

#16803 44 days ago
Quoted from dnapac:

Hot glue peels off and doesn’t hurt what it’s used on.

Unless it's skin

#16804 44 days ago

I like Elmer's Rubber Cement. Comes off super easy.

#16805 43 days ago

I use blu tack to hold the picks. Don't think that should ruin anything

#16806 43 days ago

Happy to temporarily join the club. I just swung a 3 month trade of My ST:TNG for Metallica and am... still learning the rules. Fun game! Pro tip: if you cut the cat 5 that goes from the backbox to the coin door the sound doesn't work! Easy fix though. Having fun learning the game.

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#16807 42 days ago

Hi friends,

I am new to both pinball ownership and a sweet modded out metallica pro is my first pin. I have a question because I think something is goofed with the machine. There is a post right above the mystery scoop that has a 7/16 OD rubber on it which causes the ball to go SDTM or bounce over to the left flipper when it comes down from (I dont know what its called) the area where the pop bumpers push the ball to the right. The metallicas ive played in a few arcades around town does not do this. Should I be shaving down the rubber I buy in order to make the bounce happen a bit less? Or should i take off that metal piece that lets the ball glide down to the post and bend it a bit? This is basically my first "issue", and im looking forward to fixing it. Thanks in advance!

#16808 42 days ago
Quoted from mbasnight:

There is a post right above the mystery scoop that has a 7/16 OD rubber on it which causes the ball to go SDTM or bounce over to the left flipper when it comes down from

Sounds like the wrong size rubber, this post rubber should not extend beyond the edge of the guide rail. For a quic fix, just swap it with the one to the right of Sparky.

#16809 42 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Guy:

Sounds like the wrong size rubber, this post rubber should not extend beyond the edge of the guide rail. For a quic fix, just swap it with the one to the right of Sparky.

The sparky and that one are the same size. I tried that already hoping for a quick fix. Ive uploaded a pic and you can see its just barely over the edge of the metal wall there. Its just barely visible from this angle.

One other thing to note is that the scoop has a (presumably) cliffy metal protector on it, so maybe that caused the post to move out of alignment a bit? Hell if I know at this point, but Im totally willing to move/unseat/bend/mod anything to make it better.

The rubbers that were on the machine when I purchased were from titan. I used this guide I found to double check, and bought a new rubber (well, of course I bought a lot so i wouldn't be waiting for days if a slingshot rubber broke). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1a1NWWHRFXhTAknLEbc5mDyzQKEl8zov5nmEd9mvF5Xg/edit#gid=575980796

At this point Im about 1.5 months in, totally sucked in to pinball culture (or at least I think I am haha). Im totally loving the machine and the potential for mucking around w it!

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#16810 42 days ago
Quoted from mbasnight:

Ive uploaded a pic and you can see its just barely over the edge of the metal wall there. Its just barely visible from this angle.

That's called the rail for the right orbit.

The rail on my Metallica is more to the left so balls rolling along there will miss the rubber. To fix that, you need to take that plastic off and whatever else is necessary and see if you can loosen the screws holding the rail to shift it a little left and tighten it back down.

#16811 41 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

The rail on my Metallica is more to the left so balls rolling along there will miss the rubber. To fix that, you need to take that plastic off and whatever else is necessary and see if you can loosen the screws holding the rail to shift it a little left and tighten it back down.

DEAR GOD THANK YOU. I found that one of the standard head screws holding that metal, when tightened, caused it to pull in a bit. I tried a few times and no dice, but by that time i had the metal piece accessible, so i just bent it a wee bit. Works like a charm now!

Also thanks for telling me what its called, im trying to remember the terms but some of them I dont know.. Actually I suspect most of the terms/parts/etc I dont know yet. I now know orbit

edit: is there some way to give karma/upvotes or something like that here? edit2: found it!

#16812 41 days ago
Quoted from mbasnight:

Actually I suspect most of the terms/parts/etc I dont know yet.

Glad that worked. You can read this if your having trouble falling asleep..

https://www.ipdb.org/glossary.php

#16813 37 days ago

The front drop target is failing to stay up when the game resets them at the start of a ball. I don’t know much about Stern drops. Is there something I can do to correct this?

#16814 37 days ago

Replace if worn or adjust tension on the back.

#16815 37 days ago

Not sure if this has been posted before.

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#16816 36 days ago

I like the green plastic protectors I put on the game but it definitely cuts down the nice colors from the led's below. I have a premium and really enjoyed the color light show from below. I'm torn, does anyone have pictures of the green plastic from that company in germany that are cut out below the plastics and your opinion?

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#16817 26 days ago

Does anyone know where to get the extended Sparky airball plastic? Mine finally cracked. Looking for the version that is clear with no spider web etching.

#16818 26 days ago

rickwh was making them. you could always reach out to him and see if he still has any left

#16819 26 days ago
Quoted from Jakers:

Does anyone know where to get the extended Sparky airball plastic? Mine finally cracked. Looking for the version that is clear with no spider web etching.

I got mine from Pinbits:

https://www.pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_74&products_id=630&zenid=6580c2d4b1f8acd987e6f5d308901459

#16820 26 days ago

I got mine from pinbits as well.

#16821 26 days ago

Yeah sorry ive been out of stock for a long time. No plans to make any more. Ive been referring peeps to pinbits.

#16822 25 days ago

Back in the club tonight. Wasn’t gone for long.

Anybody know where I can get a Monsters translite?

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#16823 25 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Anybody know where I can get a Monsters translite?

I hate to recommend Ebay for pinball stuff, but this is where I got mine. It's actually Game Room Guys. They don't seem to have it on their regular website.
ebay.com link » Stern Metallica Premium Pinball Backbox Translite Part Number 830 52e 01

#16824 25 days ago

That’s a great price, grab it!

#16825 25 days ago
Quoted from RCA1:

I hate to recommend Ebay for pinball stuff, but this is where I got mine. It's actually Game Room Guys. They don't seem to have it on their regular website.
ebay.com link » Stern Metallica Premium Pinball Backbox Translite Part Number 830 52e 01

Wow thanks for that link. Just grabbed one!

#16826 25 days ago

DANG IT! None left
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#16827 25 days ago

Wow that’s the cheapest I’ve ever seen!

#16828 25 days ago

Is there a setting that allows you to keep the grave stones that you've knocked down from one ball to another? Or, is the only option that they reset at the start of each ball. Thanks!

#16829 25 days ago
Quoted from WeLoveScott:

Is there a setting that allows you to keep the grave stones that you've knocked down from one ball to another? Or, is the only option that they reset at the start of each ball. Thanks!

Drops always reset. I recommend setting to carry over the pic targets tho!

#16830 25 days ago

What’s the trick to stop the balls from getting magnetized on the graveyard multi ball. Lost two possible grand champion scores to the balls getting stuck on the magnet. Got three stuck at once, then changed all the balls and 15 games later happened again.

Anyone have a link to ones that don’t magnetize ?

#16831 25 days ago
Quoted from mjs2:

What’s the trick to stop the balls from getting magnetized on the graveyard multi ball. Lost two possible grand champion scores to the balls getting stuck on the magnet. Got three stuck at once, then changed all the balls and 15 games later happened again.

If a ball is being held by the graveyard magnet, then you need a hard, direct hit from the right flipper to knock it off the magnet. Anything less won't work, especially backhand shots from the left flipper. Doesn't mean that your balls are magnetized, just means that you didn't hit the first ball hard enough.

#16832 24 days ago
Quoted from BillySastard:

If a ball is being held by the graveyard magnet, then you need a hard, direct hit from the right flipper to knock it off the magnet. Anything less won't work, especially backhand shots from the left flipper. Doesn't mean that your balls are magnetized, just means that you didn't hit the first ball hard enough.

Agree

#16833 24 days ago

Yep, normal behavior!!

#16834 24 days ago

I hit those balls hard. Then when removed The balls I can pull them around the pool table like a train.

#16835 24 days ago
Quoted from mjs2:

What’s the trick to stop the balls from getting magnetized on the graveyard multi ball. Lost two possible grand champion scores to the balls getting stuck on the magnet. Got three stuck at once, then changed all the balls and 15 games later happened again.
Anyone have a link to ones that don’t magnetize ?

If the balls are really magnetized, you need carbon core balls like these:

https://ballbaron.com/product/pinball-carbon/

#16836 24 days ago

Are you using the high polished chrome balls. Standard carbon balls are the go for games with magnets especially ones with lots of magnets like theatre of magic etc

#16837 24 days ago

Thabks- this is what I have been looking for, But unfortunately they have been out of stock for quite sometime now. Anyone have a link to someone who currently has these in stock.

Thanks.

#16839 24 days ago

Thanks so much I will give these a shot until Barron has the other ones in stock. Appreciate the help everyone!

#16840 24 days ago

I purchased some really shiny ones from at expo last week (from the pinball wizard) but haven't had a chance to try them out and see how long they last before magnetizing.

the owner assured me that these will work and not get magnetized but we'll see. the chrome ones from ball baron were really nice, but got really magnetized after about 50-60 games (to the point where 3 balls were firmly stuck in the coffin subway on my MET premium). and unfortunately, my degaussing ring didn't do much more than eliminate the problem for about an additional 5 games.

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#16841 24 days ago
Quoted from RCA1:

I hate to recommend Ebay for pinball stuff, but this is where I got mine. It's actually Game Room Guys. They don't seem to have it on their regular website.
ebay.com link » Stern Metallica Premium Pinball Backbox Translite Part Number 830 52e 01

Damn it. I always seem to be a day late and a dollar short. Oh well.

#16842 24 days ago
Quoted from mjs2:

Thabks- this is what I have been looking for, But unfortunately they have been out of stock for quite sometime now. Anyone have a link to someone who currently has these in stock.
Thanks.

I have 50 or 60 of them if you want to swing by and grab some. I’m fairly close to you. I’ll sell them to you at cost.

#16843 24 days ago

Sorry, didn't notice they were out of stock. These are in stock but with a risk:

https://ballbaron.com/product/carbon-steel-pinballs-uninspected/

#16844 24 days ago

no apology needed jawjaw appreciate the responses.

Thanks for the offer colston- pm replied to.

Mike.

#16845 23 days ago

Can someone do me a favor that will save me about an hour of reinstalling the code. I’m playing with pinball browser, swapping out songs and trying figure something out.

Can someone start a game (but not plunge) and take note of how the songs preview? For example, if you set the radio on Fuel does it play the entire song, 20s of the song, 5s, etc? What do some of the other songs do?

I’m trying to get a feel for how they act. Someone of my replaced songs are 5s and others are 30 seconds.

I just never paid attention to how it worked before.

#16846 23 days ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Can someone do me a favor that will save me about an hour of reinstalling the code. I’m playing with pinball browser, swapping out songs and trying figure something out.
Can someone start a game (but not plunge) and take note of how the songs preview? For example, if you set the radio on Fuel does it play the entire song, 20s of the song, 5s, etc? What do some of the other songs do?
I’m trying to get a feel for how they act. Someone of my replaced songs are 5s and others are 30 seconds.
I just never paid attention to how it worked before.

I remember it loops the first part of the song, in a spot where it is not noticable.

#16847 23 days ago

As stated above.
Ride the lightning: about 5 sec loop
Bells tolls: just the bell ringing Loop
Fade to black: about 5 sec loop
Creeping: 5 sec loop

And so on... no loop really longer than 5sec.

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#16848 14 days ago

Anybody have mirror blades in with the Creeping Death light rails?

The last two METS I had actually had the CD side blades and rails. Wondering if with mirror blades the light show would be way too bright or reflective.

#16849 14 days ago

On occasion my ColorDMD will go into what I'm guessing is Sigma. It will go back to color if I power cycle the game, but I'm wondering if there is a way to stop this issue from happening. Any suggestions? It's the LCD version.

#16850 14 days ago

I have had received a few messages of where to find all the parts for a music themed shooter so thought to post here

here is where the parts can be found here
https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace?q=swinksmusic&sort=newest

and the blank plunger rods can be found at pinball life here
https://www.pinballlife.com/knobless-shooter-rod.html

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