Merry Xmas guys!
Just installed a color dmd and it flickers of the wrong colors every once in a while! What the heck?!? Besides that.. frikkin awesome!Haha.. but what should I do?!?!
I felt the instructions were horrible! Not much help at all.. But I did end up getting the dmd to work. I dunno why it worked but I put the older update (colordmd.rom) AND the newer one (chroma.rom) on the memory stick then updated the dmd.. it works now ! So purdy!
He's the black knight...he has the power.. give him your money..muahahaha...(sorry,I had to)
Mine look more matte finish than chrome as well..definitely not powder coated tho.
Finally changed out all the remaining white bulbs..full color led's now! Pic's don't do it justice, but im stoked. Wooot
The guitar pics look cool..the post with wire wrapped around it behind them...not so much! Great idea tho. Also would be cool to pay tribute to Burton &Newsted on them!
That looks sweet man..and a really good idea.. i hate not seeing the lane markers..but love the snake mod! Hahah..
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:
Thought I would post this here as well....trying to create a resource thread for customizing Sparkys. Had some questions
Quoted from pcprogrammer:
Could someone post a pic of what the pinbits extended sparky protector looks like installed. I purchased a met pro with wood backbox, only 39 plays on it. Everything looks perfect on it. I want to try and keep it that way. I ordered a full cliffy set and am wondering also about mylar on the sparky magnet vs carbon cliffy. There is a clear plastic piece coming out from sparky legs but I don't know if that comes from the factory or if it's a mod?
Quoted from VolunteerPin:
Loving my new Metallica so far. It was pretty dirty. Used novus 2 and then waxed her up really nice and installed some super shiny's. also updated to new code. Are there some recommended settings to change other than free play and coin door ball save which I do on all my pins? Sure are a lot of gameplay options on this pin!
Hey Kornfreak..shitty about your pin! But I stayed home from work to play Metallica(for u!) & thought of another mod you are gonna wanna do!! Haha..but, change the songs! I realize I cant stand enter sandman and about 5 others if I want to keep er for a while! Anyone have new song list suggestions they've made fit?! I know they need to be same length & some need to stay on there..just think a change is needed!
I got a question...is it wrong to play a few games with the tilt bob taken off?! Only after a 100 games or so?! Hahah..cause it sure was fun!
I just want to say from the bottom of Kornfreak's heart...u guys are frikkin awesome help in this thread! Serious, nice to see good peeps helping out with any problem that's someone has! And it helps that you guys know your shit too! Haha..Cheers
Quoted from Thanos75:
I spit shined my balls and threw caution to the wind and fired it up. Had a great time. Played about 30 games before having to leave for work.
I bought mine lightly used and good to go. Original owner had it all protected from day one! So, I'm just busting ur balls bud! It's a sweet investment and u want to keep that thing purdy! 2013 game and they still pumping them out faaak!
I ordered a ball drain cliffy last week and he messaged me last nite that it's in the mail!
Why not photoshop your initials to a higher score then? 200 million..shit, just take the glass off and do the TNT ball in hand trick! 200 billlllllllion.....by the way..no one is going to steal your initials.
There are so many options.. don't bother with a kit..just create your own! Few extra lights never hurts if you want to switch up a color later on too!
Quoted from KornFreak28:
Thanks!!! I assume I can also just unscrew the whole thing? Thanks again!
You can definitely change ones that are impossible to get to on the playfield because of ramps, etc by unscrewing the lil hex head screws from the bottom..but dont bother on the lil pinch plastics ones! Just be careful pinching em!
Quoted from Lermods:
An extra ball at 20 mil and 150 mil for metallica is hardly the same as 5 ball. I doubt many people could score 300 mil on 5 ball. The lower interval is set for my kids to give them something to shoot for.
Quoted from Bigbossfan:
Hi all. Hope someone can help!
Just got the powerbladez. Left side, no problem, fits like a glove. One on the right however is a little long and extends over the washer that serves as a ground for the flipper button. Is this going to be a problem (Pics attached, showing it touch the end by the head,, and the existing over lap onto the washer.
Anyone make a custom toppers for their Met?! Thinking of coming up with something..
Something with these dragon skulls I've had forever..maybe drill out their eyes and wire some led's from the g.i. . I would like some flashers up behind there too, maybe other skulls or something around em to fill it in.?!?
Quoted from MustangPaul:
I did. I got one of the car window graphic eq's off ebay and mounted it on a piece of plex and because my ceiling is open I screwed it to a floor joist about an inch off the bb so I can pull the game out. It has a mic on the control box which I placed on the bb behind the eq and it picks up the game audio perfect there. Looks and works great and people love it. Ebay has different styles and sizes, I got a regular eq design, the big one so it actually extends about 2 inches over each side of the bb.
I'd love to see a pic Paul !! Aboot How much are the window graffics off ebay?! Thanks!
Does the silence on this thread indicate that kornfreak has ran outta questions?!? And actually playing his pin!? Woot wooot
Quoted from arcademojo:
New Metallica owner of a used Metallica.
Going through flasher test and noticed I don't see any flash with this one. Or should I say when activateing this switch the under cab lighting lights up. What exactly on the playfield should light up? The under cab lighting is a mod that was installed before I purchased.
Those happy face skull beads for kids bracelets don't belong on a pinball neither! Just saying!
I'm just bustin' your balls POMC..your machine..u do what U like man!! kinda wish i as high as that magnet ! haha
All you LE owner's should check out the "NEW METALLICA hammer mod" thread ! It puts the original hammer to shame IMO and makes me want to sell my pro!
Is that powder coated or vinyl wrapped orange?! Look real nice man! Tasteful upgrades! Looks faakin shweet! Congrats!
Quoted from 85vett:
Not sure if he's doing more so you should check it out soon.
These are frikkin awesome and make me wish i had a LE ... although someone on that thread mounted one to a pro and it looks shweeet too
Is this mod extra lights under the inserts? Can't you just change the white bulbs to color LED's bulbs for the same effect? Or is this much brighter than that? I watched the video but must of missed it
Quoted from MustangPaul:
It's the number of leds that fill the insert with light.
So it's basically a splitter with two bulbs per each insert? The inserts or plastics aren't changed out tho? I think a LED strip would definitely make it brighter. Mine are just bulbs and definitely not as full
Quoted from earflaps:
Looks great. I wonder if matching green T-moulding would help pull it all together? The backbox looks slightly out of place with the chrome...IMO. Would be curious to see it just to compare.
I agree! That chrome looks horrible no matter what colour the rails are.. just doesn't suit the theme or rest of the cabinet IMO
Quoted from pinballdork:
I just noticed this the other day, on both sides of the cabinet. I don't know if it was like this when I bought the game, in 2015. When playing the cab has always felt a little wobbly, especially compared to my other machines (wlms/bally). The rail bolts inside are all tight, everything inside is tight, so I'm not sure how or when this happened. Anyone have ideas what I should look at? Thx
I'm confused as to what this mod is. the instructions say replace the old bulb with a l.e.d. light plate. Isn't that just another bulb with a colored piece of plastic that fits the insert?
thanks scorpio..i see the lil strips now! much better than the original btw! also, dammit I need to change my songs ..that should almost be a 'must do' mod! another dumb question: exactly what does the total light show mod do? is it more flashing and blinking lights to the code?! Thanks
Pomc-- u should try some cyan blue bulbs in the 8 guitar pic inserts! that rising cross looks deadly btw!
Quoted from ViolinSteve:
I used to have the wires for the sub clipped to the cabinet speaker, but then I got this and it was a great thing:
Not a huge investment, but a cleaner signal right from the board.
Quoted from PoMC:
Now that Sparky makes sense. He's a prisoner being electrocuted, not a circus clown Ken doll.
you painted your sparky with paint markers..while it was ON the playfield. c'mon man. throwing a lil jab at those custom sparkies that are done by artists with skills?!? Should we bring up the children's braclet beads again?
nah. u should block the clown Ken dolls instead of throwing digs at them. again, not everyone agrees with your taste of what's cool or not! you're border line trolling with your relentless nonsense! ramp
Quoted from GhostThruster:
Everybody here loves Stan Bush right? I replaced some of the music with songs from the soundtrack of Transformers the Movie (1986) using Pinball Browser. The song edits are pretty rough but I just threw this together to see if it was worth pursuing. The sound effects in the game go surprisingly well. Also, camera was poorly focused but wanted to upload this anyway in case people were interested in doing something similar.
Nothing's Gonna Stand In Our Way - Cross MB
Dare to be Stupid - Sparky MB
Dare - Snake MB
The Touch - Coffin MB
Transformers Theme - High Score Screen
Here are some of the highlights so you can skip through the game:
Sparky MB at 2:00
Crank It Up at 8:15
» YouTube video
Quoted from jorant:
My 10 year old loves video games. But he's been getting into pinball on his own now. I'm surprised. He does video game reviews on his channel and asked last night make one for Metallica! So of course I said yes
» YouTube video
I attached a pic of how we recorded it. We taped his phone to the ceiling. Lol
That's pretty dang cool of him! Let him know he did an awesome job! & love the creativity with the camera angle!!
Quoted from bent98:
I think I am pretty much done with modding my MET Premium. I got a base unit with a few minor mods from Steve over at Pinball Refinery and then went buck wild. Steve @ PBR and Melissa @ Cointaker kick ass. I recommend them to anyone looking to get a NIB pinball that want to get powerdercoated and modded from the get go. The only thing left is to color the cross LED's but I am waiting for the cross LED mod to be made for the premium. If anyone notices any other tasteful mods I haven't done yet, please me know.
Hey guys..check out this sweet--ass snake mod that fits on the right side wire form. I'm sure to be ordering one this week..what do ya think of it?!?!
That's all I need to be convinced it will look deadly! Placing my order today!. You would notice the cheap toy on a playfield Pomc! I hope u also noticed the custom sparky painted by Dirty Donnie ?!! And how can someone say it don't "goes" with the game!? There's a snake head ON the playfield! Haha.. c'mon
Quoted from MustangPaul:
Nice craftsmanship but not for me.
Quoted from gliebig:
How often do y'all get a second, third...CIU mode? I can usually get one but I've never gotten a second in o e game?
I haven't had 100 million + game forever. I just levelled and cleaned mine up. Dammit! I got mine set up at 6.8º slope and a short ball save.. tried with it off for a while but couldn't take the quick drains! I've only ever hit 2 CIU's in a game a few times...never seen anyone get to e.o.t.l. yet either! Damn, i LOVE this game!
Quoted from imagamejunky:
Thanks guys! I'm stoked!
Here's what I've ordered/received so far...
ColorDMD (my favorite mod on my TWD)
Big subwoofer (love bass!)
Shaker (red tremor, I hope it's not TOO much)
Powerbladez (these look bad ass)
3D/2D snake mod
Pinbits clear plastic protector kit (with sparky)
Snake teeth & tongue
Orange sling/outlane protectors
Skulls flipper bat stickers
Blue under hammer LED
2 wire LED sparky mod
Full Cliffy set (of course!)
I still want but haven't bought yet...
Spinny Vinny's traditional hammer
LED speaker rings
Cemetery LED arch
I love this crazy but expensive hobby!
Don't forget a custom sparky from spinny-vinny! He also has a snake mod for the right ramp! It's deadly too!
I see a custom Sparky in your future imagamejunky!! Those art blades look sooo good! Nice pin!! She's a beauty
Quoted from shelby1000:
Does anyone have any insight on whether Stern will do yet another run of Metallica Premiums? I'm finally in a position to where I'm able to purchase one and get the whole refinery edition done but of course now everyone seems to be sold out on the NIB. I'm hoping I can still get one.
Check the key posts in this thread (post#2286) but also check out my custom sparky and shooter rod.. pinsider spinny-vinny can hook ya up.. there's a few other amazing artists on here that customize sparkies.. search for that thread too!!
Quoted from j_m_:
I never understood this. someone is looking to replace a game in their existing collection and have already decided which game they want but yet people feel the need to point out that what they want isn't really want they want (and that what I want is really more in line with their desires
me: so, I'm really thinking about asking out betty. I think that she and I would really hit it off
a friend: yeah, she's really cute, but have you thought about veronica? I think she's much sexier
This is a public forum where people discuss daily topics such as pinball. How don't you understand this? I have not the time nor the crayons to explain to you how they work!
Quoted from Roostking:
Where is this kit from?
I dont remember off hand! Haha, but I think i ordered them from Marco. I'd take a pic of the front of the package but cant get to my pin til Tues.
Quoted from roar:
Check the sheet here:
Everything lined up for me using this.
I see titan recommends 2-1/2's for the slingshot rubbers on that chart.. but these aren't titan rubbers. Hmm, wouldn't that lose all the action of the sling?! Guess I could put it on and find out! That's the one I broke! Put a used one back on for now
Quoted from Koos:
How often do you replace the rubbers?
My game is about 1,5 years old. Should I already replace them?
I’m not sure what rubbers feel like once they need to be replaced.
I'd say just visually inspect them when you're cleaning the playfield. Rotate around the posts and check the creases for slight cracks in the rubber. The slings rubbers are the first to go tho. My MET is now on route so if i can get more plays on the 2-1/2's without losing "sling action".. I'll put them on next cleaning!
Quoted from Sixmillion:
Is there anywhere in Canada to buy parts for pinball from? I order from pinball life and the shipping was very expensive.
Absolute Pinball in saskatoon has tons of parts in store ready to ship. The ol' boy is named Devron and he been in the game for 30 years! I heard he is revamping his website to include the shopping cart/check out options to make it easier to shop online. But give him a call if u need something u dont see listed..I bet he has it! He has n.i.b. pins too! Good dude and great to chat with...
Quoted from John_I:
I'm not buying it, but I would still like to know.
Someone needs to release a definitive topper for this game. Stern maybe?? Little late I know.
I used to think toppers and mods were must have options..but use that money to get more pins! unless u plan on keeping it forever, then make it as pretty as you like! Kinda like powder coating! Looks sweet.. but costs $$!
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:
graysonsdad and joeraptor2003:
Update: My Sparky registering hits was NOT related to the PowerBlades; it turns out a Sparky Helmet mod (Mezel Mods) went bad which would cause Sparky to register even though the ball(s) were nowhere near him. It ties into the spot lights ... This issue took forever to track down.
Question: how many extra balls to you guys have your game set at?! Mine is at only 1 but I have never made it to EOTL yet.. thinkin I should leave it at the factory settings after I update the code..
Quoted from Graysonsdad:
Yay, Titans showed up today. Here are a few pics of the snake. I'm really happy with it. Cost me $80 cdn. Well worth it.
Just waiting on my Cemetery arch and I think I'm finally about done modding this one. Metallica is far too mod-able. More so than any other pin I can think of. It's easy to go down a hole of modding on this one but I love this game and dont plan on selling it so I dont care about the money I dump into it. It's my personalized pin and I love it
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What are the benefits of an external volume control?! When during play would you need to adjust the sound
Quoted from kcZ:
I've always thought that my Met sounded rather crappy and just figured that was how it is. I have TZ next to it and they sound equally as craptastic. Yesterday, I finished up my JP and decided to hook up the cab speaker which has torn paper (will replace when I figure out what I want to do)... Anyway, that JP rocks compared to Met.
What gives... Does this seem right? I reached in and did notice the cab speaker on Met was moving a tiny bit. Yeah.. yeah everyone says to get a sub. I figured that if I got a sub then I'd piss the wife off too often.
Quoted from Robertstone0407:
So i got a Metallica premium and its become about a nightmare to lock a ball in the coffin lock. The magent just does not seem to be grabbing the ball and i dont remember it being this bad. I called stern and they advised me to replace the board under the play field. I did and yeah still a no go. I read out the coil and it reads 5ohms and checked connections obviously. I see a setting on the menu in msec but it doesnt seem to help. Anyone got advice. I roll the ball over the magnet and it seems to grab it fine. The magnet works its like its not sensing the ball
Even with a new board
Long shot but could you balls de-magnitized? Have u changed them out recently ?
Quoted from mcuzz:
Just installed the hammer bought from spinny-vinny, I like it, it’s thinner and looks better imo.
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Are you considering a custom sparky from him as well?!?! I clearly recommend still never met the man.. told him I'm buying him a beer when we do!
Looking for examples of songs and length that peeps have swapped out with pinbrowser .. or is there examples on that website?!?!
Quoted from mcuzz:
You can use whatever song you want, some of the clips are almost nine minutes long. so you can even have two songs in one clip, The name of the song can be changed in the selection screen as well. Some songs are attached to multi ball or modes
I'm keeping the multiball/CIU's.. just looking to see what other people put in for the other songs
Quoted from Sparky:
If you go to the top of the page and click "Find in Topic," and then type "song replacement," you get about 10 posts where people have posted their different changes.
I tried that and got nothing. do you have any post#'s with examples of songs that peeps have swapped out?!
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.
Oh man!! This is so needed.. the factory speakers sound like shit in my opinion... definitely gonna be looking into this!
Quoted from PinWoofer:
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I remember a buddy in school was so afraid if u said "sssssssnake" he'd frikkin leap outta his chair! .poor guy! We pro'lly did say that more times than necessary
Quoted from RCA1:
I picked up a Monsters Premium translite on Ebay, from a pinball retailer.
Saw this when I got it. Looks like silver sharpie.
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Yup! I bought a METpro and it had the same silver marker signature!! U can only see it with the pin turned off tho which sucks but oh well!! Gentleman i bought mine from went to a book signing i believe and took it with him!!
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 know Vinny is workin on a seattle Seahawks sparky for a friend and new pinsider.. my game was purchased with the custom sparky and i had no say in it! I dunno what i would of asked for.. But i love it! I've since added matching shooter rod and the snake head & ramp mods too..I've never met the man.. just keep sending him my money dammit!
I've seen your thread on that skull hammer instal on your METpro twilight.. clean work and tempting....damn u!
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:
And some guy down thumbs my post above for mentioning it?? LOL!
You got downvoted for price policing. If you don't want it..don't buy it. No need to come in here shitting on someone's market place add! Probably something to do with that "less than" sign beside how many years you've been part of the pinside community!
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:
You're right! He should have asked for...
After all... It's a GAP!
And I've been involved with pinball for years and on other sites! So your remark about my time on Pinside amounts to nothing but an ad hominem attack.
you've been around for years and that's how you treat a fellow community member who is trying to do his job? Ya, those places probably have more overhead and charge more than private sales. So what? You're not their target customer then. Why put him on blast in here.. take it else where. This thread is for owner's..not wannabe's and their price issues.
Quoted from Snailpin:
Hey guys I'm getting a Metallica Pro LED and I got some options to have mods installed before delivery, which one of the following would you recommend? Thanks!
1. Metallica Pro Coffin Insert (It adds 3 skulls to the coffin on the playfield, these are also lit from below)
2. Metallica Shooter Lane Protector
3. Metallica Sparky Anti Airball Plastic
4. Metallica Pinball Sparky Electrocution Helmet Mod (kinda expensive, like 50 bucks)
5. Metallica Pinball Snake Fangs Mod
6. Metallica Pinball Snake Mouth Decal
7. Coffin Pinball Mod
1,2,3,5, color dmd,custom sparky, external sub,shaker
Did u go with the creeping death rails or pinstadium?! I'm thinking of making up a set of the poor man's pinstadiums! I find the C-D rails an too obstructive and always an eye catch when not on.. they do look radd when flashing tho!
Quoted from Lermods:
Being home provides me with some additional time to work on mods. Been wanting to do this one for a while, it's a skull mod that interacts with the extra ball and crank it up lamps. That area is a bit bare and there is the ugly plastic, which I can't exactly tell what it's for since there are no issues with balls flying off the ramp. looks like a sneeze guard. In any case, the skull can be installed with or without the plastic in place. Available on our site and in our pinside shop shortly...
Ironically, I think that shape of the skull looks like Vic Rattlehead's. Dave mustaine would be proud! I don't think that really fits the game. The color & size don't really go with anything on the playfield (in my opinion)
And that's no burn to Lermods at all! I love his work and products.. I am into pimpin out machines however the owner sees fit! Just not feeling this one and leaving my opinion! Stay safe peeps!!
That's $6851 CAD after tax..
$5045 USD ...GO get that beauty!! Id say it's a good deal
Quoted from waynetrane:
Indeed it looks like printed.
BTW Met is by far light enough.
But i understand that it’s trendy to get blinded.
The newer Stern even doesn’t need to turn on, simply the PF colors will do these allone
Great attempt at humor in a second language. He didn't add any lights. He changed the housing to a cross. How in any language does that add more light?
Quoted from Rickwh:
Put a color dmd (lcd) in my 2013 wood back box met pro. Love the colorized dmd. But without the red filter on there the spots and gi in the return lanes are putting a bunch of glare. Anyone else have a solution for this? I think i left a clear plastic panel on in front of the color lcd. Should i have taken that off? Suggestions?
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Read the instructions. Of course it is to be removed tho there is also glare guards made from bent plastics that really help the older sterns
I read that different. Says- If the dmd lens is NOT clear.. what color is the lens after removing the red film? Don't think the plastic protector they ship with is what they meant..As it says the clear lens is sold separately
I believe it's just the angle of the wooden backbox..that glare blocker plastic will do the trick i bet! The colordmd is sooo frikkin with it on this pin tho!
shooter rod, sparky, and snake mod w/ramp pieces all done by spinny-vinny. (apparently he has moved on from pinball mods & not sure he sells stuff anymore)
Quoted from Viggin900:
I thought the creeping death uv lighting,decals, and side art blades for $75.00 was a steal from pinball refinery. I don't understand why everyone doesn't do it for that price?
two long, obstructive, rods constantly in your vision and even more distracting when activated. they just don't look good IMO
when they are not turned on they just don't look like they belong under the glass to me. to each their own tho.. I can see how the flashing lights are attractive. just not for me
missing an important piece tho !
*blue backbox lights are no longer there! replaced with cool white*
Spinny-vinny did make these mods.. I'm not sure if he's still in the pinball mods either.. last I read some people were having a hard time reaching him. I follow his IG account and he's definitely busy with an art studio and painting big pieces! Reach out to him tho, maybe he has more made! Mine was an early prototype i believe.. not sure tho how many more out there tho. The sparky is done by Vince too but it came with my pin when I bought it. I've since got the matching shooter rod and snake ramp mods..
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