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Pinsider Talent Directory


By Glarrownage

4 years ago



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#51 4 years ago
Quoted from ChrisHibler:

For me...I can fix any pinball board except Game Plan and Atari. Currently not taking in surface mount work ala Stern S.A.M. system. Can also work on Taito Ice Cold Beer boards.
Thanks for listing this!
--
Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31
http://www.Team-EM.com
http://webpages.charter.net/chibler/Pinball/index.htm
http://www.PinWiki.com - The Place to go for Pinball Repair Info

Thanks Chris, I'll try to fit some of that together on one line. Thanks for all the help over the years by the way!

Quoted from Adydar:

He is, under BackAlleyMatt

Nice, thank you! Matt is a great guy. He's another one I'm going to have a hard time fitting a one line description.

#52 4 years ago
Quoted from ovfdfireman:

Decal/art printing
Ovfdfireman
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/custom-decals-printing-and-cutting-for-pinheads-only
Fabrication/mods
Ovfdfireman, makes custom speaker kits, and many electronic and molded game mods - http://www.pinballpro.com

You got it!

Quoted from robertmee:

I listed him earlier but it wasn't added

Quoted from beelzeboob:

Jim McCune does amazing work on restorations if nobody has noted it yet. And I'm not just being a smartass.

Sorry, is Jim taking work? I know he does great work, I've seen the pics. He's the only guy I have not dealt with and I can't confirm this but he seems like he doesn't want the work. I certainly don't want to leave people off the list for no reason, but I do want to ensure future pinheads arn't chasing their tails.

Quoted from terryb:

Diagnostic boards and troubleshooting aids (i.e. switch matrix tester).
Acebathound Pinitech http://www.pinitech.com/
HHaase Siegcraft Electronics http://www.siegecraft.us/pinball/boards.html

I found a place for those guys now. At least I think it fits under parts and distribution. Terry, what category can I put you in (Or make a new one)? I swear, you have been part of the solution to any problem I've ever posted about. You are like a walking reference guide.

#53 4 years ago
Quoted from Glarrownage:

Sorry, is Jim taking work? I know he does great work, I've seen the pics. He's the only guy I have not dealt with and I can't confirm this but he seems like he doesn't want the work. I certainly don't want to leave people off the list for no reason, but I do want to ensure future pinheads arn't chasing their tails.

Good point. I had just assumed he was.

#54 4 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

Good point. I had just assumed he was.

One of the reasons I started this thread. People that sometimes come highly recommended don't always really care about getting more work, and even act as though they are annoyed to be receiving work. I'm trying to avoid that with this list if possible, so that newer Pinsiders get the best possible experience when working with fellow Pinsiders.

#55 4 years ago

Could add Herg to the list under the parts/mods category:

Herg - Stone Ridge, VA - Creates LED OCD, GI OCD and GIzmo LED lamp control boards - http://www.ledocd.com/

#56 4 years ago

Jurassic Park pointers, rulesets, and mode progressions....I'm your guy.

#57 4 years ago

This looks pretty handy, thanks dude !
Allen Shope and Treasure Cove in Louisville KY. They do stunning restorations as well. They also sell some really nice playfield polishing kits.
He's a really nice guy.

#59 4 years ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

Reserved for my bartender...

Quoted from o-din:

Thanks buddy!

Coffee spit-up. LOL.

#60 4 years ago

The guy that makes the Bally backglass lift channel and hardware?

#61 4 years ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

The guy that makes the Bally backglass lift channel and hardware?

Gatecrasher

#62 4 years ago

I would consider creating two distinct lists. Sometimes you need someone to help you get something done, and other times you just need a part off the shelf. I would prefer two lists.

1. Services - People who take on custom projects (work for hire)
2. Vendors - People/Companies who sell things

Then just put an "*" near the 3-4 guys that don't want extra business "right now" -- and let them know you've put an asterisk on their names. I think it's silly to omit some of the most helpful people in pinball just because they are busy right now.

List #1 will be small and easy to update
List #2 will be huge, and have no end in sight

-mof

#63 4 years ago

More "parts" people:

Kerry @ Mantis Amusements
PDI http://www.pinballdecals.com/
http://www.pinbits.com/

Another restoration person who sells color DMDs

pinballmiked http://pinballmiked.com/

#64 4 years ago

I like the idea. I think Pinside should take a look into this initiative. Maybe develop a section where individuals can provide information on the services they offer. Then have the ability to sort by area, type of service etc. You could even have Pinside user "like" the service and make comments about it.

#65 4 years ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

I make new playfield rails. My FB page is Reese Rails and I have a thread on Pinside titled Oak Replacement rails. I can be reached at Richmondpinball@gmail.....

The new playfield rails Taylor makes are absolutely beautiful, if you are doing a full restoration you owe it to yourself to get a set.

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#66 4 years ago
Quoted from akm:

Could add Herg to the list under the parts/mods category:
Herg - Stone Ridge, VA - Creates LED OCD, GI OCD and GIzmo LED lamp control boards - http://www.ledocd.com/

Added. I didn't realize how much easier it was to add to the list when it's already formatted for me lol. Thanks!

Quoted from Gryszzz:

This looks pretty handy, thanks dude !
Allen Shope and Treasure Cove in Louisville KY. They do stunning restorations as well. They also sell some really nice playfield polishing kits.
He's a really nice guy.

Agreed, Allen is a great guy. I have a Treasure Cove kit myself. What is his Pinside name?

Quoted from mof:

List #1 will be small and easy to update
List #2 will be huge, and have no end in sight

Mof, yes I'm seeing a need to split this up a little bit. My "Mods and Fabrication" category is going to be to big to efficiently navigate. I'll move the "Other" list to reserve two and split services and parts across the first two posts. It's going to take me a little bit to split up, but that is the plan for now. I'm going to try to figure out how I want to split up parts as well.

#67 4 years ago
Quoted from metahugh:

The new playfield rails Taylor makes are absolutely beautiful, if you are doing a full restoration you owe it to yourself to get a set.

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Nice, thanks for the pics and praise for Taylor. This is a good thread for it. I wish I could incorporate some type of rating system, but I think that would turn a helpful thread into full blown dramatics. Regardless, everyone is more than welcome to post their approval of other pinsiders in this thread, plug your merchandise, and post pics of great pinsider work like metahugh has done.

#68 4 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Jurassic Park pointers, rulesets, and mode progressions....I'm your guy.

Welcome to the prestigious "Other" category.

#69 4 years ago

Custom autographed aprons - Centerflank

#70 4 years ago
Quoted from metahugh:

The new playfield rails Taylor makes are absolutely beautiful, if you are doing a full restoration you owe it to yourself to get a set.

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Thanks for the kind words Hugh. Unfortunately they take time to do and I sometimes get caught up in life. I try to maintain a 3 week turnaround but that can sometimes get stretched.

#71 4 years ago
Quoted from jayhawkai:

Custom autographed aprons - Centerflank

I'll need Flank to confirm or deny his involvement with said autographs.

#73 4 years ago

I think the people who run Pinside should create a formalized directory categorized by region and service / product rendered. AND, it should have a 5 Star customer ranking system or feedback system like you see on Amazon. That would be really useful and interesting. Board repair services are the most vital to keeping machines alive, in my opinion. It's sort of a dying art form to repair these MPU boards, sound boards, etc. Suppliers of bling (myself included) to pimp our machines is secondary to keeping them running.

#75 4 years ago
Quoted from Zitt:

ME? Pinball-Mods.com
Pinball Parts such as Custom Colored Early SolidState Flipper buttons

These are great. Very cool

#76 4 years ago

I started something like this on my website about a year ago. Maybe I will add some of the missing vendors on my page from the posts taken from here.

www.pinballsupernova.com under the Info Tab.

#78 4 years ago

service
Whridlsoncestood - playfield restoration located in Hamden, CT.
-mof

#79 4 years ago
Quoted from Glarrownage:

Other:
Gryszzz - Indianapolis, IN - Straight up Dominates JP
yzfguy - Jefferson Twp., NJ - Eats Copious Amounts of Wings


Bwaahahaharrrr !!!
I'm so honored. I'd like to thank the Academy....and the fans...and Super Woody most importantly.

#80 4 years ago

WV metal ain't no joke.
That Byzantine is good stuff. They used to have a joke side band called The Burt Reynolds Death Metal Experiment...also good stuff. Which I guess means that that particular WV metal actually is a joke...ha.

#81 4 years ago
Quoted from mof:

http://www.bigdaddy-enterprises.com/

I don't remember the pinsider names

This is Todd Svec's site/business. Oddly, his PinSide name is...toddsvec.
--
Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31
http://www.Team-EM.com
http://webpages.charter.net/chibler/Pinball/index.htm
http://www.PinWiki.com - The Place to go for Pinball Repair Info

#82 4 years ago

Shameless self- plug

I do pinball restoration and repair.
Boardwork
Metal fabrication specializing in the welding repair of assemblies..VUKs, Troughs etc

Pintech found on Facebook. Working on a web site. Can be contacted here or at Modern Pinball NYC

#83 4 years ago

Which Heading does "Smart-Ass Answers" go under?

#84 4 years ago

I'm not sure there is much talent involved or it will help your pinball game, but I mix a mean Jack and Coke.

#85 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I'm not sure there is much talent involved or it will help your pinball game, but I mix a mean Jack and Coke.

Even this far away, I know you just use the Cola for slight coloring of the drink.

#86 4 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

I know you just use the Cola for slight coloring of the drink.

Could be why I never run out of cola.

#87 4 years ago

I have no talents to submit, but let me know when it's time for the Pinsider Taint Directory.

#88 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Could be why I never run out of cola.

Nobody wants a Coke and Jack.

#89 4 years ago

Pinrestore.com restoration tools and supplies
Don't know if he's on pinside.

#90 4 years ago

I know I missed a few but I'm going to go back through here in an hour or so and see what else I need to add.

Quoted from Eddie:

Shameless self- plug
I do pinball restoration and repair.
Boardwork
Metal fabrication specializing in the welding repair of assemblies..VUKs, Troughs etc
Pintech found on Facebook. Working on a web site. Can be contacted here or at Modern Pinball NYC

Nice! You are a man of many skills. Do you do full blown restorations? I may add the metal working part to the plating/powdercoating section.

Quoted from Darcy:

Which Heading does "Smart-Ass Answers" go under?

That would the the "Other" category in post three. Feel free to nominate yourself for the appropriate title. I may take some creative liberties with it.

Quoted from o-din:

I'm not sure there is much talent involved or it will help your pinball game, but I mix a mean Jack and Coke.

Added

Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

I have no talents to submit, but let me know when it's time for the Pinsider Taint Directory.

Added. I didn't know if you wanted to be listed in the Pinsider Taint Directory or you had a lot of suggestions for it. Either way, I think I got you covered.

Quoted from terryb:

Pinrestore.com restoration tools and supplies
Don't know if he's on pinside.

I've placed many orders with Pinrestore, good people. Does anyone know if they have a pinside account?

#91 4 years ago
Quoted from Glarrownage:

I know I missed a few but I'm going to go back through here in an hour or so and see what else I need to add.

Nice! You are a man of many skills. Do you do full blown restorations? I may add the metal working part to the plating/powdercoating section.

?

Everything but full cabinet work or painting. Only small touchups on cabinet and playfields.

#92 4 years ago

WV's own The Burt Reynolds Death Metal Experiment. OP you're lucky to be breathing the same mountain air as these Gods.

#93 4 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

WV's own The Burt Reynolds Death Metal Experiment. OP you're lucky to be breathing the same mountain air as these Gods.
» YouTube video

I feel lucky.

#95 4 years ago
Quoted from mof:

More "parts" people:
Kerry @ Mantis Amusements
PDI http://www.pinballdecals.com/
http://www.pinbits.com/
Another restoration person who sells color DMDs
pinballmiked http://pinballmiked.com/

I think this is the only group I didnt get to add. I got Pinballmiked, I've watched all of his youtube videos, he's a lot of fun to watch work. I've ordered and been very happy from Mantis, Pinballdecals, and pinbits! Is Kerry his pinside name for Mantis? I looked up a Kerry but didn't know if it was him. Same with PDI, I saw a PDI but I didn't know that is for pinballdecals. Anyone know if pinbits has a pinsider handle?

#96 4 years ago

If Pinside got on board with this, maybe add a review/rating provision...The Angie's list of Pinball.

#97 4 years ago
Quoted from Glarrownage:

O-din - Somewhere, CA - Master Mixologist of Jack and Coke.... Minus the Coke

And the mixologist is feeling it today!

#98 4 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

If Pinside got on board with this, maybe add a review/rating provision...The Angie's list of Pinball.

First, let me say I totally agree. I would really like to see functionality added to the site where a user could query a database full of Pinside talent for particular skills or parts. I would also like to see a web application created so that a user could input a part number and it would query multiple vendors and subsequently respond with in-stock/out-of-stock and price for each vendor. But all this stuff takes a lot of development time, so for now I'm happy to keep this list running until there is a better option.

On the other hand, you have seen how much drama results from the Top 100 ratings. Can you imagine the drama surrounding ratings and reviews for Pinsiders? It would have to be heavily moderated seeing as it may actually effect someones income (A much more serious consequence than arbitrary ratings for pinball machines).

#99 4 years ago

I will also add your list to my Pinball411.com website. Thanks!

#100 4 years ago

I do general repairs, restorations, and boardwork in Mass, RI, eastern CT and southern NH. I make house calls.

Boards I repair:
WMS - all except P2K
Classic Bally / Stern - all except 6803 and Stern speech boards
GTB - none
DE - all except sound
Stern - Whitestar and SAM - not yet - currently looking for a test fixture.

Allan
ardvarkpr.com

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