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


By MrSanRamon

1 year ago



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

  • I'm in on a CE 40 votes
    7%
  • I'm in on a SE 102 votes
    17%
  • I'm in on a LE 304 votes
    50%
  • I'm out for now 161 votes
    27%

(607 votes)

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Post #4230 Potential fix for SDTM from scoop. Posted by Reznnate (7 months ago)

Post #5928 Frankenstein switch adjustment tips Posted by MGM2 (62 days ago)

Post #6026 Links to STDM Tweaks Posted by Oaken (48 days ago)


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#1393 10 months ago
Quoted from ShinyBall:

Ok, I see from above picture (post#1383) that there is 1000 to be made classic...and I know 1250 LE.. how many SE?

That's likely playfield 537 in the first batch of 1,000 - they are going to make SE's and CE's for years........

1 month later
#2651 8 months ago
Quoted from LoserKid3:

Last complaint is kind of a stupid one but I wish a Monster Bash key fob came with the pinball machine. I know it is really dumb but I like having a key fob from the specific pin for the key to tell the difference between my keys to my pins. I wouldn't mind so much if I could just buy a key fob online but apparently they are non existent for Monster Bash

Hmmm.....I got a key fob with my SE. Maybe the LE's get a 'better' playfield and the SEs get the fob?

Enjoying the heck outta my MBr - nicely done CGC!!

1 week later
#2884 8 months ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

Random Public Service message for MBr owners- perhaps owners of previous CGCs know this, but I didn't think on it-
Be sure and TURN OFF the Power Saving GI feature in the rom from the standard menu (not the CG menu)
This was there in the 90s for regular incandescent bulbs- not for modern games with LEDs.
Moreover- I notice that the backbox speakers in my SE made a mild buzzing noise after 15 minutes with this feature engaged by default.

Hey - thanks for the tip. I noticed the speaker buzz in my SE as well.

1 week later
#3208 8 months ago
Quoted from canea:

This is what I think it is personally. Cabinets contracting and expanding slightly during periods of cold during shipping could cause fluctuations with the decals? Or could be the vinyl itself becomes brittle in the cold and breaks easier during shipping. I have one on order, but it's subzero where I'm at, so yeah...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, I have an SE with a late December build date that was built in a warm factory, shipped in cold weather, picked up by a friend where it sat for a couple of weeks in his unheated garage, where I picked it up in sub freezing weather and transported in the open bed of a truck for 6 hours to my house, where it was taken out of the box and set up in a warm environment. No issues with the cabinet, electronics, decals, etc......

#3213 8 months ago
Quoted from Mdanielb:

That doesn't feel any better at all .... my LE took 5 days to arrive, did arrive in a snowstorm, I did get it right into my semi-heated garage for an overnight, then immediately the next morning into my game room where it sat untouched for 48 hrs. to acclimate. I removed the topper, threw open the top box flaps only to discover ... cracked decal.

Well crap.....sorry to hear that.

#3222 8 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

From what others have said, CGC sends replacement decals for those affected.
For what it’s worth my AFMr LE has no decal issues.

If it is indeed a problem with the joint, that will need to be corrected before the new decals are applied (which is a lot of work in itself), or the same thing will just happen again. CGC uses a halving joint at the corners rather than a mitred joint. On my SE I can feel the joint through the decal - whether it will eventually crack or not remains to be seen.

#3225 8 months ago
Quoted from hollywood:

Didn't CGC used to make the Williams cabinets. or am I dreaming? Why would they change their proven design?

No clue - maybe B/W dictated they use a different type of joint. Maybe the current joint is cheaper to do. I'd have to check my B/W cabs tonight, but I believe they used a type of lock rabbet joint:
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If you look close, you can see the joint in the pic that was posted earlier - it's right below the decal crack:

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#3378 8 months ago
Quoted from GCS2000:

All of the above
Aftermarket wise you can do everything to an SE that the LE has except the topper and extra year of warranty

Powdercoating - $450

Wish the LE came with PDI or Invisiglass that would make the LE a no brainer IMHO. That being said I have thought many times about just doing the SE and moving on with life but still sticking with the LE as that is what the wife wants and you know how that saying goes.

Holy shit - $450!? Pretty high estimate - must have gold flecks. I've had games (legs, rails, lockdown bar, bolts, hinges) done for $150-$200 depending on color and finish.

#3525 8 months ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

I wonder if the LE topper would work on anything but an LE? I'm guessing not........Reason I say that is when my machine boots I notice is says "LE" somewhere in the boot sequence.

My SE says they same thing during bootup - "LE Ver 2.0" I think.

1 week later
#3758 7 months ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

Hey guys, I have two small issues with my MBrLE. Can some one explain how to adjust drac? When the ball comes down the right orbit it clips his feet and then goes sdtm. Second, sometimes the scoop shoots sdtm, how can I adjust it?

Put Drac in test mode so he comes out of the coffin. There are 2 phillips head screws on the front that hold him to the metal bracket. Loosen and 'tilt' him a bit to the right and re-tighten the screws. I had the same issue until I adjusted him - no more sdtm rollers off his feet!

Not sure on the scoop - don't have that issue. Maybe drop the coil strength down a bit?

3 weeks later
#4491 7 months ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

The update he gave was pretty brutal, his reject rate is astronomical, and he said if he was being honest, my wait is not over, but the light at the end of the tunnel is not the on-coming train, but just my MBrLE a little ways off in the delivery distance.
Looking forward to a pint with Ryan at TPF. BH

Did he say what they are doing with all the reject playfields? Sanding down and re-screening?

2 weeks later
#4885 6 months ago
Quoted from pin-moose:

Maybe wood or CC, wish I knew. The bigger concern for me than dimpling was the scarring of the pinballs. You are able to feel the nicks with your fingernail and I would expect this would become a more common occurrence on this game due to the design of the scoop.

Metal hitting metal - metal hitting wood. Dings, scratches, dimples, fingerprints, dust, cooties - it's gonna happen. Either replace the damn balls and play the game or cut the cord off and just look at the pretty art. Downvote away, but I'm with gambit3113 on this....... *sigh*

1 week later
#5047 6 months ago
Quoted from Monk:

I'm not home at the moment, but my CE came with/something very similar to this on the key ring:
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My SE came with the same fob. Mine was a December 2018 build and it seems like CGC had a small supply of key fobs and randomly put them in. Guessing that stock dried up.

#5143 6 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Anybody have a recommendation for making the frank table and target bank motors a bit quieter?

uhh....turn the volume up?

#5145 6 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

No kidding - I’ve done that! Mine has this high pitched squeal, I’m just not sure where to adjust, trying not to lube anything

Ouch - that's not good. Mine is pretty quiet - can't hear the motors during gameplay and they really aren't noticeable when resetting after a game. Maybe something is binding up - time to dig in......

4 months later
#5956 60 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

It wiped out my custom logo unfortunately, but not my scores or other settings.

Ah crap - was gonna ask about that. Will have to dig out the instructions on how to replace the logo.

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