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Metallica owner's thread

By swampfire

7 years ago

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#8969 4 years ago

Merry Xmas guys!


#8970 4 years ago

My custom made sparky!


#8977 4 years ago

How much are they raising the prices on a met pro next year?!

#8988 4 years ago

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?!?!

#9001 4 years ago

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!

#9005 4 years ago

He's the black knight...he has the power.. give him your money..muahahaha...(sorry,I had to)

#9007 4 years ago

Mine look more matte finish than chrome as well..definitely not powder coated tho.

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#9058 4 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

so my right flipper works perfectly fine - super strong but if I hold the button in, I can hear a sound which must be the EOS being used (or something to keep the flipper powered). Not so much on my left. Normal?

Yup..s'all good man!

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#9146 4 years ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

All of the games posted here seem to be missing the stars on the flippers. Is that a special order or something?

my flipper's dont have stars..but will soon have some eyeballs! & the artist made a custom shooter rod to match my sparky! Cant wait !!

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#9148 4 years ago
Quoted from Delta9:

Youll think differently if the clear coat chips and ghosting happens might wanna wait a min for stern to figer out the problem batman 66 is having all these issues

Dude..u own quite a few sterns to be doggin them! Gotta ask..3 ghostbusters?!? What up wit dat?

#9167 4 years ago

Finally changed out all the remaining white bulbs..full color led's now! Pic's don't do it justice, but im stoked. Wooot

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#9171 4 years ago

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!

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#9184 4 years ago
Quoted from Roostking:

Man that looks amazing!! Where did you get the less from?

they're left over's from a local pinsider..he bought a few extra!..not even sure where he got them from tho...Dude, they pop !

#9185 4 years ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Thank you sir may I have another

Sure...how about a Burton tombstone above the left ramp to match the mezel cemetery arch..and on the right side abovethe ramp a billboard looking dealio like outside a nightclub with a voivod & Megadeth show..awee ya

#9201 3 years ago

That looks sweet man..and a really good idea.. i hate not seeing the lane markers..but love the snake mod! Hahah..

#9224 3 years ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

Thought I would post this here as well....trying to create a resource thread for customizing Sparkys. Had some questions

matching shooter rod for pic#3 !!

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#9225 3 years ago

Annnd some flipper toppers too!

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#9238 3 years ago
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?

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#9330 3 years ago

Can you adjust how loud the shaker rocks..or is it just one setting?!

#9432 3 years ago
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!

have u read ANY OF the previous 188 pages? Lots of good recommendations!

#9493 3 years ago

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!

#9538 3 years ago

Play the shit out of that fukkin thing already!

#9540 3 years ago

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!

#9554 3 years ago

I've never bothererd..just turn up the volume!

#9603 3 years ago

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

#9636 3 years ago

Kornfreak...you're Killin me man!! hahaha

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#9708 3 years ago
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.

Take that Kornfreak!! Haha.. Dude..even if it's just a few million.. let's see a score tonite!! I'm going to pour a gin and fire mine up with you! Cheers man..& Cheers to all you pinheads!

#9713 3 years ago

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!

#9725 3 years ago

I ordered a ball drain cliffy last week and he messaged me last nite that it's in the mail!

#9751 3 years ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Is there any way to tell if I have it already? Thanos75 just bought his and it fried....Maybe some have it and some don't? Thanks

Whatever you do..DON'T play and and DON'T dare get sparky multiball..muahahaha

#9771 3 years ago

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#9779 3 years ago

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.

#9783 3 years ago
#9924 3 years ago
Quoted from pcprogrammer:

» YouTube video
» YouTube video

now you need to change up the white guitar pics! I used cyan blue led's in mine and it really pops!

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#9926 3 years ago

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!

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#9962 3 years ago
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!

#9968 3 years ago
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.

haha..do u get an extra ball just for getting to 20 million? Or do you hit the mystery scoop for extra ball after its lit?

#9984 3 years ago
Quoted from Leachdude:

Why do you want cover songs on a Metallica pinball machine? The last 3 on your list are covers, good versions but not original.

Because some of the songs that come with the game are horrible..original..but horrible

#10022 3 years ago
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.

I just cut the overlapped parts off with a razor to prevent it from ever peeling or lifting! Not sure if it was necessary tho!

#10032 3 years ago

Anyone make a custom toppers for their Met?! Thinking of coming up with something..

#10035 3 years ago

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.?!?

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#10036 3 years ago

I also wanna hydro dip them skulls!!

#10040 3 years ago
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!

#10041 3 years ago
Quoted from Meegis:

Whatever you do, don't dip your junk in them. They look unforgiving.

Peter Griffin might argue the same thing about your avatar!

#10136 3 years ago

Does the silence on this thread indicate that kornfreak has ran outta questions?!? And actually playing his pin!? Woot wooot

#10143 3 years ago
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.

that's the flasher inside the cross..the previous owner of mine just put a dab of hot glue on the bottom to hold the light inside it.stays put!

#10155 3 years ago
Quoted from simplykind:

What's the latest pricing on NIB Met Pro's? Have someone looking to purchase one.

call coin taker or nitro!

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#10237 3 years ago

Those happy face skull beads for kids bracelets don't belong on a pinball neither! Just saying!

#10249 3 years ago

I'm just bustin' your balls POMC..your machine..u do what U like man!! kinda wish i as high as that magnet ! haha

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#10453 3 years ago

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!

#10455 3 years ago

Hmmm, sounds like a Lectrical issue

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#10521 3 years ago

Is that powder coated or vinyl wrapped orange?! Look real nice man! Tasteful upgrades! Looks faakin shweet! Congrats!

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#10662 3 years ago

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

#10687 3 years ago

Well done on the topper! Looks Faakin Awesome man!

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#10736 3 years ago

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

#10744 3 years ago
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

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#10765 3 years ago
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

#10790 3 years ago
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

shitty deal! Looks like she's getting old and developing granny boobs.

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#10927 3 years ago
Quoted from Breadfan:

My custom shooter.

By custom do you mean home-made?

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#10998 3 years ago

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?

#11005 3 years ago

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!

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#11154 3 years ago
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.

mine JUST showed up in the mailbox!

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#11160 3 years ago
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?

#11162 3 years ago

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

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#11369 3 years ago
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
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#11430 3 years ago
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!!

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#11486 3 years ago
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.


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#11685 3 years ago

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?!?!

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#11700 3 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

I saw tropical fruit when the photo appeared on my screen. Looks like jungle fruit or something.....That wouldn't even look right on my TFTC

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

#11706 3 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Nice craftsmanship but not for me.

that's how a gentleman says no thanks. You start talking about it looking like tropical jungle fruit and shit? Wtf? Just say you dont like it, it's fine. I do not know, nor have ever met the guy who made the snake mod..but I wouldn't talk shit about him or his craft like THAT. You did it with another guy's custom painted sparky's on here too. Just annoys me I guess!

#11708 3 years ago
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!

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#11781 3 years ago

That is fukkin horrible man.. sorry to see that. Bollocks indeed

#11797 3 years ago
Quoted from northvibe:

I will say, the new pf has some massive clear coat and looks much better then the old pfs

Lets see some pics please!!

#11799 3 years ago

I just wanna see a shiny new pf!

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#11908 3 years ago

$2000 extra for a rising cross and a coffin ball lock feature (deadly mods available for that tho) seems a bit high. You could buy an F-14 tomcat with that money! I say stick with the pro & spend the money on a nice playing SS.

#11944 3 years ago

Sometimes i tuck my knees to my chest and lean forward...but that's how i roll

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#12037 3 years ago

Any of these should help with the shakes!

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#12246 3 years ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

Nobody has picture of their Laserrific Topper...

The website don't show that they make one. Have you seen one before?

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#12416 3 years ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

I put this up on my friend’s machine last night.

I wouldn't let you over EVER again if you were my friend ! Noice tho!!

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#12542 2 years ago
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
A topper??
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!

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#12657 2 years ago

I see a custom Sparky in your future imagamejunky!! Those art blades look sooo good! Nice pin!! She's a beauty

#12671 2 years ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

....the hammer not so much. I wanna talk about the hammer for a minute though. I have heard that the hammer is almost always tore up and not working on Metallica.

having hammer problems?? Try this mod! Oh wait, what's that?! Ohhh, my mistake..

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#12819 2 years ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

I think it also depends on the game. For example, I went LED on my T2 because it fit the theme (and the age) better, but I have LCD for my MET Pre.

Me too.. LCD in MET... LED in BSD... Johnny mnemonic will eventually get an LED as well

#12874 2 years ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Anyways, i totally recommend every MET owner to do this because it absolutely 100% fixed my left orbit rejects and the game now plays like it was designed to play. I only played 4 or 5 games but so far not one single reject and i nailed the orbit hard on several shots.

love your enthusiasm on your MET! Reminds me just how damn awesome the game is! What's your favourite multiball so far?! Wait til you get a CrankItUp mode started!! Have you spelled metallica on the ramps and started Lady Justice?!?!

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#12922 2 years ago

Where can i get a snake head for a MET pro..does Stern sell direct or would i have to go thru a parts supplier?!

#12928 2 years ago
Quoted from dnapac:

I have a extra snake head, but I removed the mouth mount. Why do you need another snake head?

I want to see if its pissible to customize it! Pm sent!

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#13014 2 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

so the translite on marco is Roadcase NOT MONSTERS. My journey continues ; ) Thanks for the alert though.

You're not gonna own it long enough to worry it man! Haha (friendly poke!)

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#13175 2 years ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

IMDN definitely has potential.

gotta ask..what does DN stand for..

#13202 2 years ago
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.

Stern has a list of distributors on their website. Maybe you could try messaging them and ask if they one in stock. It worked for an IMDN Le customer!

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#13253 2 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I temp-traded pinnyheadhead my MET for a SMVE for about 2 months. Lucky for me, he fell in love with it and bought his own MET, and now my MET is back home. I really enjoyed SMVE but it's a very different kind of pin. There's nothing like MET, accept no substitutes.

I have temp trade offers for a shadow or TWD right now.. haven't decided if im gonna trade tho! I did JM for BK2K and enjoyed the change up for a while! Hmmm

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#13607 2 years ago

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!!
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#13729 2 years ago
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!

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#13828 2 years ago

Is there anything to watch out for when installing the mystery scoop cliffy?

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#13911 2 years ago

Where are the 2-1/2"'s used on the pro?!

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#13913 2 years ago
Quoted from Londonpinball:

Selling my MET pro in London Canada

Keep the colour dmd fir the next one!

#13916 2 years ago
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.

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

#13917 2 years ago

That being said.. my MET is now on its third set of 2" slingshot rubbers.. has anyone used 2-1/2's on their slings? Big difference? For a few bucks I dont mind replacing them more often!

#13920 2 years ago
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!

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#14023 2 years ago

Or u can just wait ten seconds and have a sip of beer!

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#14248 2 years ago
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...

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#14294 2 years ago
Quoted from Rensh:

Visited a dollar store today and saw this Halloween gimmick.
So made myself a 3 USD topper
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What the heck does that have to do with a Metallica themed pinball ?! I don't get it

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#14307 2 years ago
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 $$!

#14309 2 years ago

+1 for the colour dmd!

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#14476 2 years ago
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.

dig out one mod company and throw a different one in the mud!

#14484 2 years ago

One mod I really need to do already is change some of the songs!!

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#14768 2 years ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

Are you shitting me???

No shittin!

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#14788 2 years ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

Are you shitting me???

That's what my buddy with GB said too! stern does have a few games needing code updates..I'm kinda surprised they did this one too.. wooot!

#14808 2 years ago

I loved racing on Off Road!

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#14950 2 years ago

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..

#15032 2 years ago
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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I'll just leave these here... pinsider spinny-vinny did em up

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#15069 2 years ago

What are the benefits of an external volume control?! When during play would you need to adjust the sound

1 week later
#15276 2 years ago
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.

my MET now has crappy sound as well. It used to sound much better. The new code update helped a bit, but it is still not like it used to be. Any other suggestions of what might of went wrong?! (Besides get a powered sub!)

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#15357 2 years ago
Quoted from libtech:

Does anyone know where a guy could get the plastic snake body mod for a pro?

check out this thread..message vinny I'm Calgary!..sorry I dunno how to post links!! Haha!

"Metallica 3D snake to cover steel ramp mod"

#15431 2 years ago

I haven't noticed anything major on the new code with my colour dmd..no need to wait for that if you plan on getting a MET !! I have noticed some new animations tho I believe.. when hitting ramp shots on "lady justice" i see some flying eyeballs on fire whizzing by..

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#15605 1 year ago
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 ?

#15632 1 year ago
Quoted from Bundy:

They are nice but I focus more on the playfield than the DMD so I do not care that much for the DMD to justify the cost.

If u can justify the cost of a custom shooter rod & sparky.... u should be able to justify a color dmd! Definitely worth it on MET

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#15976 1 year ago
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!

#15980 1 year ago

#15983 1 year ago

Looking for examples of songs and length that peeps have swapped out with pinbrowser .. or is there examples on that website?!?!

#15987 1 year ago
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

#15991 1 year ago
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?!

1 month later
#16244 1 year ago

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.

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#16329 1 year ago

Oh man!! This is so needed.. the factory speakers sound like shit in my opinion... definitely gonna be looking into this!

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#16385 1 year ago

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#16557 1 year ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

Before & after, thoughts? Go[quoted image][quoted image]

Aweee siiick!

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#16690 1 year ago

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

#16702 1 year ago
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.
Is my new translite signed by Dirty Donny?[quoted image][quoted image]

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!!

#16725 1 year ago
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#16795 1 year ago

Don't do it!...just saying

1 month later
#16880 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Anyone know if spinny vinny is making mods still?

Yup..he is busy as an artist in a calgary studio (like painting and shit!) But still hit him up! I sent a new Metallica owner his way tonight for a custom Seattle Seahawk sparky!! Send him a PM !

#16890 1 year ago

I think i need new flipper bats and rubbers now dammit

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#16933 1 year ago
Quoted from hoby1:

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

#16952 1 year 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 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!

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#16955 1 year ago

I've seen your thread on that skull hammer instal on your METpro twilight.. clean work and tempting....damn u!

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#17090 1 year ago
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!

#17093 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

You're right! He should have asked for...
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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.

#17095 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

Hey pal, take a look. I already own pinball machines and WILL own a Metallica as soon as I find a fair price within a reasonable proximity! I stress the word FAIR.

Who cares if you're going to own a MET one day? Doesn't allow u to be a d'bag in here man

#17105 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

How many games have you put on yours?

10000 ish!

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#17201 1 year ago
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

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#17292 11 months ago

I was gonna suggest anywhere but on the playfield!

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#17349 10 months ago
Quoted from ktm450:

Very nice, great to see you got it all working

Have you installed the newest code? It seemed to take two hits to start graveyard mb.. it should only be one hit after the drop targets are down

#17354 10 months ago

Very cool mod for us METpro peeps! Well done Rob!

#17387 10 months ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

I bought some 2 months ago. Easy install and a bargain. I wish they lit the blades up more than they do but Metallica has a lot of ambiant light going on.

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!

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#17480 9 months ago
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)

#17481 9 months ago

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!!

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#17581 8 months ago

Looks way better painted dude!! And as long u like it.. then deadly

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#17606 7 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Love mine
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Is it interactive with the game or just that light strip under it?! .. it's huge!

#17608 7 months ago

my Metallica has been on location the better part of two year's.. but due to the covid i "had to" bring it home so they have extra seating space at the brewery..dammmit.. (it feels good!)

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#17639 6 months ago

That's $6851 CAD after tax..
$5045 USD ...GO get that beauty!! Id say it's a good deal

#17641 6 months ago

haha.. stoner! (Me,not you!) What tax you have to pay? And what about shipping?

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#17702 5 months ago
Quoted from MacLean:

Just completed another Sparky & snake full modification.
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Fukkin deadly work dude! That snake is so radd!

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#17730 4 months ago
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?

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#17759 4 months ago
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

#17762 4 months ago

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

#17765 4 months ago

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!

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#17873 79 days ago

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)

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#17880 78 days ago
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

#17883 77 days ago

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

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#18009 27 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Had to check mine! No hole on a metal backbox run premium.

sorry if I missed it.. but did anyone figure out what the hole was for in the first place?! I keep forgetting to check if mine has one! will check tonight

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#18030 20 days ago

missing an important piece tho !
*blue backbox lights are no longer there! replaced with cool white*

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#18038 20 days ago

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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#18107 2 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

Awesome, I'll definitely print this tomorrow and give it a shot. Thanks.

show us a pic and give your thoughts when installing!! is it better than just using foam?!

#18109 1 day ago

you know I stare at the bleeding lights around my dmd now dammit!

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