My First Brand New Pinball Purchase

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My First Brand New Pinball Purchase


By Sonora70

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

After much deliberation, research, and game liquidation I ordered my first brand new game. At the recommendation of some pinsiders I tried Metallica Pro and the decision was made. Can't wait to get it! Not a huge fan of the band but love the game play and the art work. Apparently Stern just sold out of them. I had to make a couple phone calls to find someone that had them in stock.

Because this is my first new in the box pin, are there any dos and don'ts to new game ownership? Are there some type of protectors I should install to protect the playfield?

#4 11 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

First thing is you can probably get this info in the thread you already have going about it.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/need-advice-on-next-pinball-purchase

Sorry I offended you. I considered this an unrelated post. Thanks.

#11 11 months ago

I’m checking out all the mods. I ordered the shaker motor with the pin. Have to get the snake fangs and the side blades soon.

It’s been non stop reading since I completed the order. Protection is my first priority to protect things like Sparky’s feet etc....

#16 11 months ago
Quoted from Ed209:

Swap out factory balls, install new code and plop on some cliffy/plastic protectors. Good to go unless something needs to be dialed in.

Swap the balls?

#28 11 months ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

If this is your first Stern game, be careful raising the playfield. It's not hinged and just slides out. You need to pull out and raise at the same time. It's possible to drop the whole dang playfield into the cabinet. Embarrassed to say I have done that. Sliding the playfield back into the cab is kind of a pain. You have to lift the back of the playfield and push it in. I guess Stern could not be bothered to create a way to raise and lower the playfield like pins had for decades before.

Good to know! Thanks for the info!

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