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Metallica owner's thread


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#16901 55 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

My 14 year old has taken all but one of the high score spots on our Met. Anyone suggest a suitable punishment?

I haven't been playing much lately and starting to question the need for 11 pinball machines. I love it when someone, especially my kids, gets on the leader board. It forces me to play the game to wipe it out, and I always have a great time playing a game I would have otherwise not played. I wish i could get my kids to play more. They are pretty good players.

#16902 55 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

My 14 year old has taken all but one of the high score spots on our Met. Anyone suggest a suitable punishment?

Look at that - Stern just released a software update . Too bad updating code wipes out high scores. Too bad, kid. lol

#16903 55 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

My 14 year old has taken all but one of the high score spots on our Met. Anyone suggest a suitable punishment?

I so very much look forward to this day. I love competition and teaching competition to my sons.

#16904 54 days ago
Quoted from Monk:

I so very much look forward to this day. I love competition and teaching competition to my sons.

I do love it.... I actually cleaned and waxed all of my games yesterday (it rained all day) and thought I was being slick. My son said " oh, yeah?? It's on!" And legitimately whooped me three games in a row. He still points out strategies on this game I can't even understand.
It really does make you pissed and proud at the same time

#16905 54 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Me too.... I actually cleaned and waxed all of my games yesterday (it rained all day) and thought I was being slick. My son said " oh, yeah?? It's on!" And legitimately whooped me three games in a row. He still points out strategies on this game I can't even understand.
It really does make you pissed and proud at the same time

I can soooo relate!!! My 16 year old son has been handing me my butt at all 3 of our games lately! It started when I recently updated the code to our Metallica Pro. I was the GC on it before the update. Since the update, I haven't come close to touching his scores. He's all but erased me from the game! We also traded our TWD Pro and AC/DC Premium for AFMR and Jurassic Park Premium. He has made it his mission in life to beat my scores on all of our games. I find him down there all the time trying to up his scores. He's been trash talking me non-stop, too! Until I whipped him yesterday at JP. Put up the GC after beating his best score by 35 mil. He's not so loud right now...LOL. Thanksgiving break will be fun!!! I love that he enjoys playing pinball, but especially love that he likes to play with me. Good times!

#16906 54 days ago

Wish my teenage boys were more into playing. They used to play a little but very casual. Never really tried to figure out rules and such. It would be awesome to have some competition in the house. You guys are blessed. At least my pins will see some action this week from family coming over for Thanksgiving.

#16907 54 days ago

Installed the cemetary arch, tombstone gate and hammer LED mods on my LE and really dig them. Going to do ColorDMD, PinWoofer and a few other mods like snake mouth LED next. I played a game the other night and completed four CIU modes, but didn’t qualify the 5th and lost all progress. Sooo close to EOTL, maybe next time. This game is still incredible and bolted to the floor.

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#16908 53 days ago

Nice work on the MODs. I wouldn't go as far as saying the game play is incredible. Fun yes.

#16909 53 days ago
Quoted from darkryder:

Installed the cemetary arch, tombstone gate and hammer LED mods on my LE and really dig them. Going to do ColorDMD, PinWoofer and a few other mods like snake mouth LED next. I played a game the other night and completed four CIU modes, but didn’t qualify the 5th and lost all progress. Sooo close to EOTL, maybe next time. This game is still incredible and bolted to the floor.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That green at the bottom is odd IMO. Nice mods and what # LE do you have? I have 190.

#16910 53 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

That green at the bottom is odd IMO. Nice mods and what # LE do you have? I have 190.

Thanks. I never noticed the green, is that not original? I guess the first owner I bought it from must have swapped the bulbs, but I like it. It’s MOP LE #389/500. Probably the only game I’d keep if I got out of the hobby. Special to me in many ways. Lusted for one for years and finally found a mint example. PinWoofer system is being ordered this week, will put the Flipper Fidelity kit up for sale after I do the swap.

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#16911 53 days ago
Quoted from darkryder:

Thanks. I never noticed the green, is that not original? I guess the first owner I bought it from must have swapped the bulbs, but I like it. It’s MOP LE #389/500. Probably the only game I’d keep if I got out of the hobby. Special to me in many ways. Lusted for one for years and finally found a mint example. PinWoofer system is being ordered this week, will put the Flipper Fidelity kit up for sale after I do the swap.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Right on man, you really have a nice LE and love seeing them. Mine is my first NIB, or any pin. I have been a huge Metallica fan and when i heard Met was coming out, the stars aligned and mine will never leave!! I guess i kept those 30 year old posters and picture discs for a reason!! Awesome job dude, its a great game!!

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#16912 52 days ago

Same here, big fan since the late 80s and remember listening to And Justice for All about 1000 times in high school. Most prolific metal band of all time and I’ve seen them live a few times. That Nightmare before Christmas show at AT&T park in 2015 was something I’ll never forget, they are amazing. Your LE is sweet, they are definitely keepers. Now put an Iron Maiden next to it!

#16913 52 days ago

Can someone check their game and see if I have the graveyard marker connector plugged in the right way. It is the connector attached to the graveyard assembly. I can not get my drop down targets to register a hit no matter what I try to do. It is a Pro with LEDs.

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#16914 52 days ago

This is what mine looks like. Don't know if it makes a difference but mine is a premium.

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#16915 52 days ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

This is what mine looks like. Don't know if it makes a difference but mine is a premium.

Must be a difference because yours is a premium. Maybe someone with a pro can take a picture or someone can give me an idea why I cant get my targets to register.

Thanks for taking the time to take the pic - I appreciate it!

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#16916 45 days ago

Big thanks to many of you who posted recently. Went ahead and purchased all new titan rubbers (orange) and a pinwoofer system. Will post pics once installed. Just wanted to drop in and say thank you.

#16917 44 days ago
Quoted from marksf123:

Maybe someone with a pro can take a picture or someone can give me an idea why I cant get my targets to register.

Sorry for the delay. I’ve had my MET for a while, so I don’t check the thread as much anymore.

Here is the picture on a Pro, and it looks like you’re wired correctly.

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So that leads us to standard debugging of an opto. And the easiest spot to check first is fuses. So pop open the backbox, flip on the game, CLOSE THE DOOR, and look at the nice LEDs Stern provides. Are they all lit?

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#16918 42 days ago

I added some red details to my pro.

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#16919 42 days ago

Lighted clear drops added.

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#16920 42 days ago
Quoted from onemoresean:

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Those look great!

#16921 42 days ago

Does anyone have any extras of the premium/LE plastics that are along both sides of the Playfield they would sell? I need the two plastics where the two spinners are. Thank you!

#16922 42 days ago

Just finished up my speaker mod. Made these with my printer. They have a red led at the power button and each speaker has 6 Smt leds and flashes with the corresponding ramp shot. I think they turned out fantastic
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#16923 42 days ago
Quoted from hoby1:

Just finished up my speaker mod. Made these with my printer. They have a red led at the power button and each speaker has 6 Smt leds and flashes with the corresponding ramp shot. I think they turned out fantastic
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Way cool~!!!

#16924 42 days ago
Quoted from hoby1:

Just finished up my speaker mod. Made these with my printer. They have a red led at the power button and each speaker has 6 Smt leds and flashes with the corresponding ramp shot. I think they turned out fantastic
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That's bad ass!

#16925 42 days ago

Full PF shot

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#16926 42 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Love the orange, pardon my ignorance, but where are you guys getting rubbers from?

If you haven't ordered yet, I'll toss out a shameless plug for my orange ring kit at Titan.

https://www.titanpinball.com/kits/index.php/view/id/1202

#16927 42 days ago
Quoted from hoby1:

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Beautiful game. I gotta get some of those green plastic protectors.

#16928 42 days ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Beautiful game. I gotta get some of those green plastic protectors.

I like them but they do null out the nice light show on LE. No more varity of colors.

#16929 42 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

I like them but they do null out the nice light show on LE. No more varity of colors.

Agree 100%
Stupit to cut the nice light variation.

#16930 42 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

I like them but they do null out the nice light show on LE. No more varity of colors.

Sold my LE and bought a original PRO NIB.... The one with the wooden backbox.

#16931 41 days ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

If you haven't ordered yet, I'll toss out a shameless plug for my orange ring kit at Titan.
https://www.titanpinball.com/kits/index.php/view/id/1202

I appreciate guys like you! I was literally telling my wife yesterday about the kits people posted on titan, saving me a lot of research! I did buy a kit someone posted, not sure if its this one, but it was all orange.

Thanks!

#16932 41 days ago
Quoted from waynetrane:

Agree 100%
Stupit to cut the nice light variation.

I mentioned this before but no one answered. There is a german company who makes the green protecters but has the middle cut out. Apparently the colors are still there but heard mixed reviews without pics? Anyone?

#16933 41 days ago
Quoted from hoby1:

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Spinny-vinny snake ramp mod but no custom sparky!?

#16934 41 days ago

I have been back and forth on getting sparky customized. It seems so permanent, like deciding on a tattoo! As a rangers fan, I was considering having him done up as a NJ devil.

#16935 41 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I have been back and forth on getting sparky customized. It seems so permanent, like deciding on a tattoo! As a rangers fan, I was considering having him done up as a NJ devil.

I was thinking the same thing...... Only thing I want to stay neutral with the theme. No sports, bands, and stars. I like either a stripped or orange jail outfit.

That was if you ever sell its not buyer sensitive.

#16936 41 days ago
Quoted from Jimmyhonda:

Does anyone have any extras of the premium/LE plastics that are along both sides of the Playfield they would sell? I need the two plastics where the two spinners are. Thank you!

I'm surprised someone hasn't at least made a printable template so we can cut the Pro plastics. It's what has been holding me back from installing my spinners..

#16937 41 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

I'm surprised someone hasn't at least made a printable template so we can cut the Pro plastics. It's what has been holding me back from installing my spinners..

Yup, that’s what I need the premium/LE plastics for. I’m afraid to cut mine.

#16938 41 days ago
Quoted from Jimmyhonda:

Yup, that’s what I need the premium/LE plastics for. I’m afraid to cut mine.

Have someone with a Premium make a template for you and cut them with a scroll saw. Very easy. Thats what I did.

#16939 41 days ago

I keep debating on selling my pro for a SW premium, but just can't seem to pull the trigger. Anybody sell Metallica and regret it? Anybody buy it a second time and upgrade to premium? Any thoughts compared to a sw premium? It's probably my most played pin, so I'm really on the fence.

#16940 41 days ago
Quoted from konghusker:

I keep debating on selling my pro for a SW premium, but just can't seem to pull the trigger. Anybody sell Metallica and regret it? Anybody buy it a second time and upgrade to premium? Any thoughts compared to a sw premium? It's probably my most played pin, so I'm really on the fence.

Funny you ask, though not a premium, I bought a Metallica pro led from a friend yesterday. It’s the only game I’ve ever owned twice. Love the game. It was pretty much stock except for a color dmd and I’ve been busy modding it with undercab lights, led backbox and a bunch of other things. Ordering a shaker and mirrors for it tomorrow.

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#16941 41 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Funny you ask, though not a premium, I bought a Metallica pro led from a friend yesterday. It’s the only game I’ve ever owned twice. Love the game. It was pretty much stock except for a color dmd and I’ve been busy modding it with undercab lights, led backbox and a bunch of other things. Ordering a shaker and mirrors for it tomorrow.[quoted image]

I seriously love the game and play it the most, but the family considers it the weakest theme in the house and if I want anything new, I have to sell. First world problems.

#16942 41 days ago
Quoted from konghusker:

I seriously love the game and play it the most, but the family considers it the weakest theme in the house and if I want anything new, I have to sell. First world problems.

I’m the opposite, my 15 year old loves it, one of the reasons I bought it back.

#16943 41 days ago
Quoted from konghusker:

I seriously love the game and play it the most, but the family considers it the weakest theme in the house and if I want anything new, I have to sell. First world problems.

I thought about shaking things up and trading it, but it’s my teenage daughter’s favorite game. She has told me several times it stays. She has spoken.

#16944 41 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I’m the opposite, my 15 year old loves it, one of the reasons I bought it back.

That's what's crazy. It's definitely my go to game more than anything else I own, but if I have to sell something the theme is the weakest in my family. Probably won't sell it, but I'm looking for a way to change it up some.

#16945 41 days ago

Couple quick questions if someone can help. The second will be a little more detailed.

But first...my second drop target is registering on random hits as well as when the first drops. Not all the time but maybe 75%. Thoughts?? Looked at the mech and the springs look good! Not stretched. Seems a similar amount of resistance between that and the other drops when I manually touch them.

Only thing is maybe the small triangle part which holds it in place over the mech is slightly back more?!? Creating an easier resistance maybe?

Second...and I really want feedback on this.

When looking to light the 3 inserts below any one spider insert I wonder how people's snake mouth/hammer block react specifically. Is all this driven by software?

When I select a spider...then hit Sparky it lights that insert. Same spider I then hit the hammer block and this lights Snake. IS THIS CORRECT? And it will light more than one snake insert?!? Same spider and then I hit the drops it will light that insert.

So really I'm asking about the hammer hit and if it is supposed to light multiple inserts?

There was a couple other, what seemed to be buggy things, but lets start here first.

Thanks for the help.

#16946 41 days ago

After 6 yrs of ownership time for something new and it left the house yesterday

Was a choice between tspp and met and I let faith decide, eg put both up for sale and see which one goes first. It was Met going to a friend.

I do have however first right on buying it back when he wants to sell it

It has been fun.

#16947 41 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

I mentioned this before but no one answered. There is a german company who makes the green protecters but has the middle cut out. Apparently the colors are still there but heard mixed reviews without pics? Anyone?

Of course that would be nice, but never heared something about it.

#16948 41 days ago
Quoted from jardine:

Couple quick questions if someone can help. The second will be a little more detailed.
But first...my second drop target is registering on random hits as well as when the first drops. Not all the time but maybe 75%. Thoughts?? Looked at the mech and the springs look good! Not stretched. Seems a similar amount of resistance between that and the other drops when I manually touch them.
Only thing is maybe the small triangle part which holds it in place over the mech is slightly back more?!? Creating an easier resistance maybe?
Second...and I really want feedback on this.
When looking to light the 3 inserts below any one spider insert I wonder how people's snake mouth/hammer block react specifically. Is all this driven by software?
When I select a spider...then hit Sparky it lights that insert. Same spider I then hit the hammer block and this lights Snake. IS THIS CORRECT? And it will light more than one snake insert?!? Same spider and then I hit the drops it will light that insert.
So really I'm asking about the hammer hit and if it is supposed to light multiple inserts?
There was a couple other, what seemed to be buggy things, but lets start here first.
Thanks for the help.

Hitting the snake should light 3 snake inserts. The snake insert under the lit spider, and the snake inserts for the shot on either side of the lot spider.

Sounds like you are either hitting the snake and the hammer block together, or the snake switch is registering even though you just hit the hammer block. Maybe play around in switch test mode and throw a ball at the block and see if the snake jaw registers too?

#16949 40 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

I mentioned this before but no one answered. There is a german company who makes the green protecters but has the middle cut out. Apparently the colors are still there but heard mixed reviews without pics? Anyone?

there's a chap in the UK who recently set-up, and might be willing to create custom shapes/plastics.

https://www.colspinballmods.com/product-category/stern-pinball/metallica/

(ignore any current certificate errors - he's working on it!)

#16950 40 days ago
Quoted from konghusker:

It's probably my most played pin

Quoted from konghusker:

I seriously love the game and play it the most

Quoted from konghusker:

It's definitely my go to game more than anything else I own

These are 3 statements from a person that should NOT sell his Metallica. In fact, I can take that a step farther... these are 3 statements from a guy that will have to buy another MET later for more money... Heed my words (and your own)... these are not the sounds of someone ready to sell a game.

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