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Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)


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“Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)”

  • I'm in on a CE 43 votes
    7%
  • I'm in on a SE 103 votes
    17%
  • I'm in on a LE 315 votes
    51%
  • I'm out for now 161 votes
    26%

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#3901 9 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

that is the overlap...the front is under it same as the rest

Whew!! thanks. I though ohhh no

#3902 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinballocd:

Anyone tried to load a custom logo recently on a MBRLE. Just tried 10 times and no go. When I pressing Start button does nothing. MicroSD is fat 32 and file name and size etc are correct. Also have tried using a Mac and PC putting image on MicroSD. Any advice?

Well never mind works perfect as long as your start button is working. Not sure what happend but all good.

#3903 9 months ago

Well, I got rotten luck...
Seems a new record for broken machine for me though...
So no sooner than set up, one of the mechs breaks on me.
Frankenstien's Monster table does not go up or down. Its stuck in place. Yes, the game prepares for that eventuallity in the code, so I can still play the game, but the Frankie Monster's bash toy does come down, and lets be honest, its a cool bash toy.
I get there errors Switch 82 up/dn bank down.
Switch 81 bank up... And I think I might have an error on switch 83. Hard to tell. Don't like how the diagnostics is for this machine.
Also my lock down bar is very jittery. A pain in the butt to use. And I have them on my other machines... I really think stern discontinuing them is the right call.

Anyway. I am really cheesed off right now. Hope its a simple fix... I do have family coming over to play it tomorrow, and I'd like it to be working.

#3904 9 months ago

My experience restoring games and using the cab protectors are great. I prefer the metal because when you tighten them they don’t crack .

Now Go play Pinball !!!

#3905 9 months ago

I've noticed after playing this is a super dark basement without any other light or machine on. It's very dark down by the flippers and in the center by the CD. Not sure if this is something I will adjust to but I'm wondering if anyone has tried doing any strip lighting or spotlights to help it down there. I don't even want to hear about pinstadium so don't bother with that. Just want maybe a bit more lighting at the bottom.

#3906 9 months ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Stern have now switched to plastic for obvious reasons.

The plastic ones are junk ! They crack
But it saves a $1 per game
My Dad calls them bean counters who
Makes these decisions !!!

#3907 9 months ago
Quoted from vwallat99:

I'Just want maybe a bit more lighting at the bottom.

Just order a through led light strip !
I had to put one on my Original MB

#3908 9 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Well, I got rotten luck...
Seems a new record for broken machine for me though...
So no sooner than set up, one of the mechs breaks on me.
Frankenstien's Monster table does not go up or down. Its stuck in place. Yes, the game prepares for that eventuallity in the code, so I can still play the game, but the Frankie Monster's bash toy does come down, and lets be honest, its a cool bash toy.
I get there errors Switch 82 up/dn bank down.
Switch 81 bank up... And I think I might have an error on switch 83. Hard to tell. Don't like how the diagnostics is for this machine.
Also my lock down bar is very jittery. A pain in the butt to use. And I have them on my other machines... I really think stern discontinuing them is the right call.
Anyway. I am really cheesed off right now. Hope its a simple fix... I do have family coming over to play it tomorrow, and I'd like it to be working.

The lock down bar has screws on the underside of it that you can adjust to keep it from being jittery.

#3909 9 months ago
Quoted from SkaterVet:

The lock down bar has screws on the underside of it that you can adjust to keep it from being jittery.

No, I mean it doesn't lock and unlock easily. I spend a lot of time fiddling with it to get it to close properly.
But, I really am more concerned about the frankie bash toy not working.

#3910 9 months ago
Quoted from whitey:

Just order a through led light strip !
I had to put one on my Original MB

What color do you recommend?

#3911 9 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

But, I really am more concerned about the frankie bash toy not working.

Sorry to hear of your problems.....Stay calm...………………..what did you find when lifting the playfield and examining the mechanism/coil assembly under the playfield that actuates the Frankie bed "Toy" ??…….binding,mis-aligned mech.,loose screws and maybe it shifted under there,wires stuck in the assembly ???,there is some kind of hinge under there.....check it all out.

Yay pinball ownership and all the fixes/tweeks they need !! Hang tuff man !!

#3912 9 months ago
Quoted from v8torino:

Sorry to hear of your problems.....Stay calm...………………..what did you find when lifting the playfield and examining the mechanism/coil assembly under the playfield that actuates the Frankie bed "Toy" ??…….binding,mis-aligned mech.,loose screws and maybe it shifted under there,wires stuck in the assembly ???,there is some kind of hinge under there.....check it all out.
Yay pinball ownership and all the fixes/tweeks they need !! Hang tuff man !!

I coudln't find anything out of place... I'll look again tomorrow with a less tired and frustrated set of eyes. I've been known to miss very blatant and easily noticeable things.

I did smell something burning in my house for a few minutes. And I was walking around trying to spot the smell. And then I gave up. And started to play pinball again... And then I noticed that during Frankie MB, ramp wasn't working...

And there also was powder on the subwoofer in the cab... I'm a bit afraid that a coil burned out... Replacing the coil now that I know how to solder shouldn't be too hard(don't want to do it on a new machine though really silly and BS), and if that is the case... Gotta find out what caused it to burn out.

Not too keen on this all to be honest... As within 48 hours I had a major ramp issue with my Iron Maiden Prem... But, despite that issue and the crappy sarcophagus hit detection I haven't really had any major issues with that one...
So I do hope once I sort this, then I will have some smooth sailing.

#3913 9 months ago
Quoted from whitey:

Just order a through led light strip !
I had to put one on my Original MB

Yeah that's kind of where I'm leaning towards. Just wondering if anyone has done this yet and how it turned out. Idk if it will look right with the color changes?

#3914 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinballocd:

What color do you recommend?

My original MB I did a black light with glow in the dark flipper decals but I ordered a white strip this time but waiting for game to arrive to install. I wanted more light
I also ordered a disco ball, Frank table,
Titan rubbers . I love my AFMLE after selling a mint restored original and have never second guessed my decision
Hopefully MBRLE works out as well

#3915 9 months ago
Quoted from vwallat99:

Yeah that's kind of where I'm leaning towards. Just wondering if anyone has done this yet and how it turned out. Idk if it will look right with the color changes?

Lermods sells a color changing trough light for MBr for $46. I’m likely going to order a blue trough light from them and not go for the color changing option.

#3916 9 months ago
Quoted from SkaterVet:

Lermods sells a color changing trough light for MBr for $46. I’m likely going to order a blue trough light from them and not go for the color changing option.

Doesn't really change with the game which would be annoying.

#3917 9 months ago
Quoted from whitey:

My experience restoring games and using the cab protectors are great. I prefer the metal because when you tighten them they don’t crack .
Now Go play Pinball !!!

Yes I agree with this. We were just commenting that Stern likely switched to the plastic versions because of cost. They still work well though and I haven't cracked one yet. When I restore games I always install the metal versions and I'll never have to worry about wrinkled side art again

#3918 9 months ago
Quoted from vwallat99:

Doesn't really change with the game which would be annoying.

It does change with the game on the SE and the LE, but not the CE.

#3919 9 months ago
Quoted from Pablouk:

Good news with the Non matching LE rolling out in USA. Does anyone know when production / shipping starts on the European models. I am in UK and can't wait for my first NIB machine!!

Still no words on European customers, but I can wait as long as I get a cabinet without wrapped decals.

#3920 9 months ago

At this point I think if it comes delivered with cracked decals, or the backbox ripped off and the cabinet looking like a rhomboided Ford Festiva after a head on collision, I might still sign for my LE. After 5 months of waiting, they could deliver a Thunderturds are Go and I probably would sign for that too... Hell, right now if a refrigerator box showed up with a plank of plywood, 2 buttons, a battery, a buzzer, and a lightbulb screwed to it, I might sign on the line for that too... all of it would be more than the NIB LE I expected to have recieved by the end of March. March... I ordered in October... They talked a good talk, but my expectations, set by CGC even back then, were no later than mid to late January, February at the longest. Now we are entering 2nd or third week in March territory.

One thing for certain, you EA’s waiting 20 months for MMr’s will tell me this is a walk in the park... and that is why you get a little of that wait back with the matching program... lucky bastards.

#3921 9 months ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

At this point I think if it comes delivered with cracked decals, or the backbox ripped off and the cabinet looking like a rhomboided Ford Festiva after a head on collision, I might still sign for my LE. After 5 months of waiting, they could deliver a Thunderturds are Go and I probably would sign for that too... Hell, right now if a refrigerator box showed up with a plank of plywood, 2 buttons, a battery, a buzzer, and a lightbulb screwed to it, I might sign on the line for that too... all of it would be more than the NIB LE I expected to have recieved by the end of March. March... I ordered in October... They talked a good talk, but my expectations, set by CGC even back then, were no later than mid to late January, February at the longest. Now we are entering 2nd or third week in March territory.
One thing for certain, you EA’s waiting 20 months for MMr’s will tell me this is a walk in the park... and that is why you get a little of that wait back with the matching program... lucky bastards.

What's an EA?

#3922 9 months ago
Quoted from Pablouk:

Good news with the Non matching LE rolling out in USA. Does anyone know when production / shipping starts on the European models. I am in UK and can't wait for my first NIB machine!!

Still no word from my distributor MOP. I ordered the LE 2nd of november.

#3923 9 months ago

There’s a whole thread about this, but the scoop is wildly inconsistent on my MBR which gets lots of plays on location. Here’s what I’ve tried:

Adjusting the power
Repositioning the assembly (there’s really only millimeters of wiggle room) by loosening screws and re tightening.
Polishing the scoop to reduce spin
Raising the plunger up 1/8 inch (and tried 1/4 inch) to have the ball rest on it

None of this has worked. The ball can hit anywhere from the slingshot to SDTM.

I think the plunger has uneven wear already (!) and is the main culprit.

I’m going to open a ticket.

#3924 9 months ago
Quoted from DANGERTERROR:

There’s a whole thread about this, but the scoop is wildly inconsistent on my MBR which gets lots of plays on location. Here’s what I’ve tried:
Adjusting the power
Repositioning the assembly (there’s really only millimeters of wiggle room) by loosening screws and re tightening.
Polishing the scoop to reduce spin
Raising the plunger up 1/8 inch (and tried 1/4 inch) to have the ball rest on it
None of this has worked. The ball can hit anywhere from the slingshot to SDTM.
I think the plunger has uneven wear already (!) and is the main culprit.
I’m going to open a ticket.

Keep us posted.

#3925 9 months ago
Quoted from DANGERTERROR:

There’s a whole thread about this, but the scoop is wildly inconsistent on my MBR which gets lots of plays on location. Here’s what I’ve tried:
Adjusting the power
Repositioning the assembly (there’s really only millimeters of wiggle room) by loosening screws and re tightening.
Polishing the scoop to reduce spin
Raising the plunger up 1/8 inch (and tried 1/4 inch) to have the ball rest on it
None of this has worked. The ball can hit anywhere from the slingshot to SDTM.
I think the plunger has uneven wear already (!) and is the main culprit.
I’m going to open a ticket.

I used to have SDTMs every 2-3 ejects. I grabbed the top of the scoop by hand and bent it a little towards the left or right... can't remember which.

I haven't had a SDTM in a long time, and the slight bend I put in it isn't noticeable.

#3926 9 months ago

Okay... It appears everything that requires a motor to work no longer are working.
As the frankenstien dual targets do not raise and lower anymore. Frankenies table doesn't raise and lower at all.
And now Dracula doesn't come out of his coffin.

I raised the playfield and I looked at everything... Everything looks fine.
I am beyond cheesed off right now. Game only played for about 1 hour before breaking on me.
So I will be calling CGC on Monday and seeing what they can tell me.

Was hoping there to be a simple fix, but I doubt it.
Something serious seems to be going on.

#3927 9 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Okay... It appears everything that requires a motor to work no longer are working.
As the frankenstien dual targets do not raise and lower anymore. Frankenies table doesn't raise and lower at all.
And now Dracula doesn't come out of his coffin.
I raised the playfield and I looked at everything... Everything looks fine.
I am beyond cheesed off right now. Game only played for about 1 hour before breaking on me.
So I will be calling CGC on Monday and seeing what they can tell me.
Was hoping there to be a simple fix, but I doubt it.
Something serious seems to be going on.

That sucks man, I hope it's a quick/simple fix, but either way I'm sure CGC will do what they need to do to turn it around.

#3928 9 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Everything looks fine.

Have you checked fuses on driver board in the backbox ? And on board under playfield ? Page 1-60 in the manual.

LTG : )

#3929 9 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Okay... It appears everything that requires a motor to work no longer are working.

fuses sounds like a great place to start ...

#3930 9 months ago

Just traded for a MBRLE, and it is one of the most beautiful pins I’ve seen! Plays great. Small crack on the decal is barely noticeable unless you are hunting for it. This didn’t keep me from getting the machine, it is trivial. Frankly, the wrapped decal looks better. So I’ll have a coveted early MBR with wrapped decals and small signature crack! In my opinion, this is the best remake, and I’ve owned all three.

#3931 9 months ago

Early Adopter

#3932 9 months ago

Scoop plunger theory is one of the black arts of pinball... it is either just right, or wrong in many ways... plunger sits to high, or low, either too near the scoop wall, or not near enough, a little too much lean to the right or left, scoop is mis-shaped, the brackets are drilled wrong, the unit is installed wrong, the coil is wound wroung, the driver is failing, the wires are freyed and breaking, the switch is loose, or getting in the way, bent wrong, rubbing, sticking, power setting too high, or too low... heck sometimes its a wonder it ever spits the ball back out again. Welcome to pinball and fiddling with the little shit for the rest of your life.

#3933 9 months ago

This pin is now #1 on pinside!

#3934 9 months ago

Howdy. Anyone know of any distros with a MBrLE? Thanks.

#3935 9 months ago

gameroomguys

#3936 9 months ago

Nitro ads for LE are still up..so maybe them as well.

#3937 9 months ago

I have one that has became available.

Let me know if interested.

#3938 9 months ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

Id come equipped with a $20 in your back pocket to tip him for his patience in advance in case of any problems.
If he still insists I cant stay I'll just take it, just let him take it...

So what would your option be if they did take it back? At some point, I assume the pin will have to be delivered unless you go get it yourself? Switch carries? If so, who's going to pay the extra charges?

#3939 9 months ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

Id come equipped with a $20 in your back pocket to tip him for his patience in advance in case of any problems.
If he still insists I cant stay I'll just take it, just let him take it.
You might be delayed your game an extra a day or two, but I'm sure you can talk to his supervisor also if need be.
Ultimately, I wouldn't sign on the dotted line in this day and age till you've confirmed the game is OK-
That includes cabinet, playfield glass, side rails, and turning it on.

I agree with most of what u said, but the guys not gonna wait around for you to power the game up....seems a little over the top to me....

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#3940 9 months ago

Did a kinda metal shine look on the Williams logo..

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#3941 9 months ago

I don't know why you guys wanna replace the logo with Williams. I get that they are the originator of the machine, but without CGC we wouldn't have this beautifully updated classic with all the extras, like a large hi-def DMD, LED lighting that flows with the game, the speakers that make it sound amazing.

Thank you Williams for creating this game, but I'm keeping the CGC logo up there as a tribute to the remake. Williams already has ownership over the original anyway.

#3942 9 months ago

I feel ya, I just didn't like the look of cgc in there... They need a stylized font or something.. Too blah for my taste.

#3943 9 months ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

I feel ya, I just didn't like the look of cgc in there... They need a stylized font or something.. Too blah for my taste.

where did you get that logo....love to put that on mine

#3944 9 months ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Did a kinda metal shine look on the Williams logo..
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Excellent job with the logo it looks great. And while I agree about having the CGC logo on it I don't like the look.

if you care to share this logo I am sure several of us would be appreciative.

#3946 9 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

I agree with most of what u said, but the guys not gonna wait around for you to power the game up....seems a little over the top to me....

The gent who delivered my game waited and didn't request a tip or seem in any hurry whatsoever.
He was relaxing on the sofa, enjoying the can of coke I put in his hand.

#3947 9 months ago
Quoted from MEuRaH:

I don't know why you guys wanna replace the logo with Williams. I get that they are the originator of the machine, but without CGC we wouldn't have this beautifully updated classic with all the extras, like a large hi-def DMD, LED lighting that flows with the game, the speakers that make it sound amazing.
Thank you Williams for creating this game, but I'm keeping the CGC logo up there as a tribute to the remake. Williams already has ownership over the original anyway.

I like them both but am keeping CGC, as they made the original playfields and cabinets, and continue to do so. They deserve more than a little recognition.

#3948 9 months ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

The gent who delivered my game waited and didn't request a tip or seem in any hurry whatsoever.
He was relaxing on the sofa, enjoying the can of coke I put in his hand.

Thats great, but I can't imagine most would be willing to wait for someone to unbox, setup, fire up the game, and then test? In an ideal world your experience is best

#3949 9 months ago

To each his own, but I ALWAYS tip the delivery man.. it's usually the same crew and they VERY much appreciated
and patiently/help for me to get it open out and inspected!

#3950 9 months ago
Quoted from hassellcastle:

I have one that has became available.

Dont sell mine!

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