So I have accumulated a couple of 5" bells with the intention of adding them to my Slick Chick and North Star where they did not come with them from the factory.
In reviewing the game play of both of these games it seems Gottlieb, in their infinite wisdom, combined(compromised) the bell function.
I originally assumed that the 0-9 unit with the integral bell sounded 1 point increments and that the stand alone bell sounded 10 point increments without the 100 points sounding anything. Now that I've paid attention I find that the 0-9 bell does sound on 1 point increments. The separate bell sounds on 100 point increments. And 10 point scores sound both the 0-9 bell and the stand alone bell at the same time. The dual bells chiming on the 10 point scores comes off as less than discreet.
I'm assuming on later games like Domino and Target Pool, where they actually had three bells, that the tonal differences are no different than the two bells from games like NS and SC along with the addition of the 5" bell for the 100 point scoring. That was my plan for NS and SC. Keep the integral 0-9 bell for 1 point scoring, use the stand alone bell for 10 point scores, and add the 5" bell for 100 point scoring.
What is not totally clear yet, as I have not dug too deep yet, is which circuit to disable off of the 10 point score relay to eliminate the dual bell sounding at 10 point scoring. Obviously I will need to rewire the circuit from the 100 point relay to drive the 5" bell and abandon the circuit that now sounds the stand alone bell.
Has anyone done this to their games? Is it this simple?
Thanks for any insight.