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Metallica owner's thread

By swampfire

9 years ago


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#20001 41 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

When you hold left flipper on plunge, one shot will have all inserts flashing. Hit that shot quickly and you will be awarded all the inserts for that shot. You probably get more points but not sure.

The Super Fucking Skill Shot is the one to master. Hold left flipper and plunge top right lane. MEGA POINTS!!!

#20002 41 days ago

I don't agree. What's it worth, 5 or 10 million? The other skill shot completes snake, cross and electric chair on a shot. That puts you well on your way to your first CIU, where the real points are. Complete a shot, then start any MB and you probably come out on the other side of that MB with CIU lit.

#20003 41 days ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

You need to adjust the switch in Snakes mouth slightly higher.

The switch is properly working as its always knows the ball is there but the lighting of the snakes does not always happen for some reason.

#20004 41 days ago

If snake switch is intermittent.. e.g. closes on entry but reopens after ball settles, the game will eject without awarding light, etc.

#20005 40 days ago
Quoted from djreddog:The Super Fucking Skill Shot is the one to master. Hold left flipper and plunge top right lane. MEGA POINTS!!!

You can’t be serious. I can’t see the roll over due to the Aftermarket Snake plastic. By the the way, I’m looking for the original.

#20006 40 days ago

WTB the original plastic behind the .head.

#20007 40 days ago
Quoted from Gorgar666:

You can’t be serious. I can’t see the roll over due to the Aftermarket Snake plastic. By the the way, I’m looking for the original.

I'd give you mine if you want to pay the shipping. I have mine modded up from spinny-vinny and won't be changing it back ever. PM if interested

#20008 40 days ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

I'd give you mine if you want to pay the shipping. I have mine modded up from spinny-vinny and won't be changing it back ever. PM if interested

Done.

#20009 40 days ago
Quoted from metallik:

If snake switch is intermittent.. e.g. closes on entry but reopens after ball settles, the game will eject without awarding light, etc.

This a millions times over. It took me a LOT of troubleshooting and processing to arrive at this determination. Many smart people I talked to could not figure this out. After adjusting the switch a millions times I replaced it. Problem solved.

#20010 39 days ago

Anyone looking to off load their Sparky shooter rod?

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#20011 39 days ago
Quoted from Enchantress:

Anyone looking to off load their Sparky shooter rod?
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I’ve got one I would sell.

#20012 39 days ago

If the shaft length is not just perfect you’re gonna have all types of problems.

#20013 38 days ago

“thats what”

-she

Hahahha

#20014 38 days ago
Quoted from Rickwh:

“thats what”
-she
Hahahha

Ba da bing!

#20015 35 days ago

Looking for some help .I purchased my Met used and it came with pinstadiums. The back box lights , apron flashers ,apron art lights and GI lightning have never worked .I thought fuses but they’re all fine .Is GI lighting disconnected for these things? That’s what I thought this whole time but it doesn’t make sense.

#20016 35 days ago

Also this black line , I can’t find its partner .I’m guessing with all these alligator clips I’m dealing with Frankenstein .OCD is kicking in high gear it looks like a king night .Any help will be greatly appreciated

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#20017 35 days ago

Alligator clips are the devil. They can slip off and touch too many things. My suggestion would be to disconnect/remove the pinstadiums and start with getting the game working as it should…then get a good set of installation instructions from pinstadiums that match your kit if you want it installed. I do not have pinstadiums so others can confirm but I believe the install is not difficult and completely reversible unless a previous owner hacked into the wiring…Most important is to get your lighting working 100% then you can install the pinstadiums if you want hopefully without any issues. Plenty of people here have them so someone should be able to help sort this out for you.

#20018 35 days ago
Quoted from Pickle:

Alligator clips are the devil. They can slip off and touch too many things. My suggestion would be to disconnect/remove the pinstadiums and start with getting the game working as it should…then get a good set of installation instructions from pinstadiums that match your kit if you want it installed. I do not have pinstadiums so others can confirm but I believe the install is not difficult and completely reversible unless a previous owner hacked into the wiring…Most important is to get your lighting working 100% then you can install the pinstadiums if you want hopefully without any issues. Plenty of people here have them so someone should be able to help sort this out for you.

Thank You .I started with removing them last night .I really thought it was going to be the fuses but indicator lights were on F1 thru F-5 and they tested fine .Going to work then pick it up again tonight .

#20019 35 days ago

In the course of making TPU based protector products for RUSH, NinjaCamp and Outpost Kodelia were asked if we could design a Grave Marker that would not break.

The answer is yes -- check out the link below for more info.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1326-ninjacamp-mods/06864-metallica-virtually-indestructible-grave-marker

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#20020 25 days ago

Sorry this probably gets asked a lot but I didn't see it in the key topics at the top. I'm looking at my dream pin, pretty sure I'll be picking up a Metallica premium. Are there any specific wear spots or issues I should know to look out for in advance?

Thanks.

#20021 25 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Sorry this probably gets asked a lot but I didn't see it in the key topics at the top. I'm looking at my dream pin, pretty sure I'll be picking up a Metallica premium. Are there any specific wear spots or issues I should know to look out for in advance?
Thanks.

Get magnet protectors (mylar will do, otherwise the carbon fiber version from Cliffy are great too and what I personally use) and make sure the magnet cores are not mushroomed and are level. Also get an extended plastic protector in front of Sparky to prevent air balls.

#20022 24 days ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:Get magnet protectors (mylar will do, otherwise the carbon fiber version from Cliffy are great too and what I personally use) and make sure the magnet cores are not mushroomed and are level. Also get an extended plastic protector in front of Sparky to prevent air balls.

If there's no sparky protector, chances are there will be a shit tonne of dimples below sparky.

Also make sure the playfield isn't chipping or caving in around the sparky magnet core.

Rob

#20023 23 days ago

Does anyone know where to get a sparky protector these days? Only place I seem to see one in stock is in the UK.

#20024 23 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Does anyone know where to get a sparky protector these days? Only place I seem to see one in stock is in the UK.

https://www.pinballlife.com/metallica-sparky-leg-protector-plastic.html

#20025 23 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Does anyone know where to get a sparky protector these days? Only place I seem to see one in stock is in the UK.

I saw one on Ebay today

#20026 23 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Does anyone know where to get a sparky protector these days? Only place I seem to see one in stock is in the UK.

Take the sparky plastic off and go to a glass place. They can probably cut you a new one from scrap acrylic for far cheaper ($20) than you can buy online. Just tell them to make the front edge a bit further out than the stock piece. I've had lots of plastics made this way and using the original as a template.

Rob

#20027 23 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Does anyone know where to get a sparky protector these days? Only place I seem to see one in stock is in the UK.

You want the ::extended:: sparky protector that sticks our farther than the stock one. I got mine from Pinbits but they are no longer around. I recall someone here on Pinside selling them but now I can't find who it was

#20028 23 days ago

Thanks everyone. I just went with ebay since I didn't feel like trying to find anyone locally to cut one.

Also random question. This is my first game with magnets. Can I demagnetize a ball with a typical demag tool if it ends up getting magnetized?

#20029 23 days ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

You want the ::extended:: sparky protector that sticks our farther than the stock one. I got mine from Pinbits but they are no longer around. I recall someone here on Pinside selling them but now I can't find who it was

Rickwh was the pinside user that was making them for people. I would reach out to him

#20030 23 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Sorry this probably gets asked a lot but I didn't see it in the key topics at the top. I'm looking at my dream pin, pretty sure I'll be picking up a Metallica premium. Are there any specific wear spots or issues I should know to look out for in advance?
Thanks.

Some pf's had issue of inserts ghosting. I have a pro and a few inserts have that issue. Not the worst thing but might affect price. However, in this market it might make little difference.

#20031 22 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Some pf's had issue of inserts ghosting. I have a pro and a few inserts have that issue. Not the worst thing but might affect price. However, in this market it might make little difference.

Some playfields had an artwork chipping issue which is maybe related? Most notably around the sparky magnet core.

The playfield on my game was warped which I didn't realize until 10 months after I bought it. Luckily, Stern did replace it.

Rob

#20032 21 days ago

I got my premium last night, it's amazingly fun. I have an Iron Maiden which I thought was the best pin but I think Metallica takes the cake. The light show, the mechanisms, the call outs and of course the music. Everything about it is awesome.

It was giving me a weird error when I booted it saying I'm not allowed to play it in my country... turned out to be a ribbon cable on the CPU that came loose some how in transit. That was a fun 15 minutes lol...

A couple quick questions though based on my initial look. Is there no trough eject power setting on these SAM machines? I can control the strength of just about any solenoid on the IMDN but I was having trouble findign these settings on Metallica.

Also I'm finding the LEDs behind the grave stone super bright and shining into my eyes whenever the grave is lowered. Does anyone else have this issue? Any way to solve it other than just capping the bulbs or putting up something to block the light a bit?

#20033 21 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

I got my premium last night, it's amazingly fun. I have an Iron Maiden which I thought was the best pin but I think Metallica takes the cake. The light show, the mechanisms, the call outs and of course the music. Everything about it is awesome.
It was giving me a weird error when I booted it saying I'm not allowed to play it in my country... turned out to be a ribbon cable on the CPU that came loose some how in transit. That was a fun 15 minutes lol...
A couple quick questions though based on my initial look. Is there no trough eject power setting on these SAM machines? I can control the strength of just about any solenoid on the IMDN but I was having trouble findign these settings on Metallica.
Also I'm finding the LEDs behind the grave stone super bright and shining into my eyes whenever the grave is lowered. Does anyone else have this issue? Any way to solve it other than just capping the bulbs or putting up something to block the light a bit?

Trough eject is brutal on Metallica and no adjustment to soften it up.

#20034 21 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

I got my premium last night, it's amazingly fun. I have an Iron Maiden which I thought was the best pin but I think Metallica takes the cake. The light show, the mechanisms, the call outs and of course the music. Everything about it is awesome.

IMDN is an ok game, but Metallica is just so much better. Truly one of Lyman's best ever games.

Rob

#20035 21 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Also I'm finding the LEDs behind the grave stone super bright and shining into my eyes whenever the grave is lowered. Does anyone else have this issue? Any way to solve it other than just capping the bulbs or putting up something to block the light a bit?

When I installed the rising cross mod I made a little cutout of the LE artwork to fit in behind there to filter the bright light. You can see it in this video:

#20036 21 days ago
Quoted from ktm450:

When I installed the rising cross mod I made a little cutout of the LE artwork to fit in behind there to filter the bright light. You can see it in this video:

This is still one of my favorite mods on my MET! Every time I see it, I smile

#20037 21 days ago
Quoted from ktm450:

When I installed the rising cross mod I made a little cutout of the LE artwork to fit in behind there to filter the bright light. You can see it in this video:

Wow, I didn’t know you could do this on a pro!

Where do I buy that mod and what all do I need?

TIA for any info.

#20038 20 days ago
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:

Wow, I didn’t know you could do this on a pro!
Where do I buy that mod and what all do I need?
TIA for any info.

It might be more cost effective to just get a premium.

Rob

#20039 20 days ago

Also interested in getting this mod on my pro.

If anyone can help me with where to get it please let me know.

Quoted from Rob_G:

It might be more cost effective to just get a premium.
Rob

Not sure about that… premiums are going for like 11/12k

I was looking for one for a while. A very nice pro came up locally a few months ago and I jumped on it. I am very happy with it and saved 3 or 4 thousand (not the way my wife looks at it…)

I’ve played both versions a lot and although I would’ve preferred a premium as I usually get. I’m happy to say, Metallica pro is awesome!

Anyway, that rising cross mod is very cool but if it’s crazy money than I don’t have a problem passing on it.

But, I’m m still interested and my question still remains though; is this mod available? Also, if it is, how much will it cost?

Any info is much appreciated
Thanks

#20040 20 days ago

I sure someone can provide the details. If you search this thread it’s been discussed with all the details…not sure if anyone actually sells it as a kit but I am sure you can source the parts needed.

#20041 20 days ago
Quoted from Pickle:

I sure someone can provide the details. If you search this thread it’s been discussed with all the details…not sure if anyone actually sells it as a kit but I am sure you can source the parts needed.

Ok, thank you.

#20042 20 days ago

The comments on the YouTube video suggest the board for the mod isn't made anymore, but maybe someone else has created a solution.

#20043 20 days ago

Can anyone tell me if the gravestone is supposed to light up for the premium/LE? Or is that only pro?

I was doing a lamp check and noticed that in the flasher menu #19 "grave marker flasher" did nothing when I turned it on.

#20044 20 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Can anyone tell me if the gravestone is supposed to light up for the premium/LE? Or is that only pro?
I was doing a lamp check and noticed that in the flasher menu #19 "grave marker flasher" did nothing when I turned it on.

My cross has a bulb in it on my premium.

#20045 20 days ago

If anyone is interested I've found a couple PRO mod's I have NIB for MET.

The Spinner Mod & Metal POPs mods. What should I ask for them?

#20046 20 days ago
Quoted from CryHavoc:

The comments on the YouTube video suggest the board for the mod isn't made anymore, but maybe someone else has created a solution.

RobF is your rising cross mod still in the works?

#20047 20 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Can anyone tell me if the gravestone is supposed to light up for the premium/LE? Or is that only pro?

I was doing a lamp check and noticed that in the flasher menu #19 "grave marker flasher" did nothing when I turned it on.

The bulb probably came loose. It happens on my premium.

Rob

#20048 19 days ago
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:

But, I’m m still interested and my question still remains though; is this mod available? Also, if it is, how much will it cost?
Any info is much appreciated
Thanks

The board is no longer available. It is run through the total lightshow board that gives the Pro the Premium lighting plus more.
If you are interested this is the Total Light Show thread and the post about the rising cross:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ramp-lighting-in-your-face-st-pro-brought-to-lifevideo/page/43#post-5072738

#20049 19 days ago

Is anyone making a real knocker kit for Met these days? I know someone made them for SAM games a few years ago, but I haven’t been able to find one.

#20050 19 days ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

RobF is your rising cross mod still in the works?

Yep. Just very slow to start dolling them out. I had my game at the NWPAS this passed weekend and wanted to use the show as another opportunity to stress test the design. I haven't unpacked since yesterday's teardown, but I will give it a good inspection to confirm it made it through ok.

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