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Reproduction Classic Stern Cabinets -- Now Available!!

By EZPinball

8 months ago


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#1 8 months ago

With so many Classic Stern standard-body parts being reproduced, we are pleased to announce that you now have an option to purchase a NEW reproduction pinball cabinet to house your classic Stern scratch-built game. This cabinet looks exactly like an original Stern cabinet from the outside, but is constructed using modern joinery on the inside which makes it a snap to assemble with nothing more than a tension strap and phillips screwdriver. You can purchase assembled by us, or flat-pack style where you can assemble the cabinet in a few hours.

Please visit our website www.EZPinball.com for more details.

You can also email us directly [email protected] with any questions you have.

#2 8 months ago

Any plans to offer painted and stenciled cabs?

#3 8 months ago

Costs for flat pack and fully assembled?

#4 8 months ago
Quoted from brenna98:

Costs for flat pack and fully assembled?

From the site:

The EZ Pinball Pincab is available both flat packed ($795) and pre-assembled ($1,295).

#5 8 months ago

Looking good for the guys wanting to build new games or restoring their old ones. Even the local guys here might try a group buy of the flat packs. Since the Seawitch & Star Gazer plastics, glass, & playfields are made here. Buy the other parts from the USA.

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#6 7 months ago
Quoted from EZPinball:

With so many Classic Stern standard-body parts being reproduced, we are pleased to announce that you now have an option to purchase a NEW reproduction pinball cabinet to house your classic Stern scratch-built game. This cabinet looks exactly like an original Stern cabinet from the outside, but is constructed using modern joinery on the inside which makes it a snap to assemble with nothing more than a tension strap and phillips screwdriver. You can purchase assembled by us, or flat-pack style where you can assemble the cabinet in a few hours.
Please visit our website www.EZPinball.com for more details.
You can also email us directly [email protected] with any questions you have.

Neat to see this come to fruition, best of luck!

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#7 7 months ago

Cabinets are shipping now. During the process of preparing the pallet and getting shipping quotes from several interested buyers I have determined that:

1) You can ship up to FIVE (5) EZPinball cabinets on the same pallet for almost identical shipping price. So if you want to pool a few local collectors and make a group buy, everyone saves. Saves me time by only making one pallet, saves YOU money (BIG Money) since you can offset the shipping cost per cabinet across multiple cabinets.

2) Every shipment still needs an individual quote, but it seems like I can ship the pallet of cabinets (1 to 5 cabinets) for around a maximum of $250 per shipment in the continental USA. This is not a guarantee, but at least now you have a ballpark figure to work with shipping wise. I presume remote rural locations may cost more, and local destinations closer to California would cost less. Our shipping specialist can also arrange for International shipments as well.

I'm going to be updating the website shortly to incorporate these details as well.

Thanks to everyone for their input and suggestions. I want to earn your business and reputation as the go-to company for reproduction pinball cabinets. It is my plan to begin reproducing Classic Bally cabinets in the upcoming months, but feel free to reach out if you would like another cabinet reproduced. If I get enough interest, I will consider reproducing any pinball cabinet using the EZ system for flat-pack shipment and ease of assembly for you.

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#8 7 months ago

I'm hoping as soon as someone gets this and puts it together they post a review, please.
-Mike

#9 7 months ago

Would luv to see pics of the Classic Bally cabinet’s when produced.

#11 7 months ago

EZPinball question. Cabinet doesn’t come whit decals? I’m thinking in ad 1 or 2 or more classic Stern yo my collection. Thank you

#12 7 months ago

To my collection

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#13 6 months ago

Anyone looking to build a new Seawitch or Star Gazer game with a new cabinet. I will do a Special $600 US shipped for a new playfield to USA for 2021. Just show me proof of purchase of a new cabinet. Or if you buy a new cabinet for another game you can still get a new playfield Special!

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#14 5 months ago

John, greatwichjohn thanks for the unsolicited offer. Cabinets are currently in stock and ready to ship anytime up to July 1st.

We will not be shipping cabinets between July 1st and July 25th while everyone at EZPinball takes an extended "COVID Relief" vacation. It's finally so uplifting to be able to get out and do things again. My family and I will be doing a domestic "All American" vacation visiting Mount Rushmore, Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Cody WY, and Southern Montana.

I will be keeping an eye on the [email protected] mailbox while we are away. We look forward to providing you with a Premium Reproduction Classic Stern cabinet!

Stay Tuned!! We are planning to attend several pinball shows this fall and look forward to meeting you in person!

Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of this new endeavor. We welcome your input and feedback to provide you with the best product possible!

EZPinball

#15 4 months ago
Quoted from EZPinball:

John, greatwichjohn thanks for the unsolicited offer. Cabinets are currently in stock and ready to ship anytime up to July 1st.
We will not be shipping cabinets between July 1st and July 25th while everyone at EZPinball takes an extended "COVID Relief" vacation. It's finally so uplifting to be able to get out and do things again. My family and I will be doing a domestic "All American" vacation visiting Mount Rushmore, Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Cody WY, and Southern Montana.
I will be keeping an eye on the [email protected] mailbox while we are away. We look forward to providing you with a Premium Reproduction Classic Stern cabinet!
Stay Tuned!! We are planning to attend several pinball shows this fall and look forward to meeting you in person!
Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of this new endeavor. We welcome your input and feedback to provide you with the best product possible!
EZPinball

You know where I'm at if you're hitting this far East, more than welcome to stop by and say hi.

#16 4 months ago

any chance you can make a head for an earthshaker? i need a replacement. flatpack preferred to save on shipping.

#17 4 months ago

Has anybody bought one of these? If so can you post pics or write a review?

#18 4 months ago

Any idea when the Bally cabinets will be available? The cabs look great!

#19 4 months ago
Quoted from Grizlyrig:

I'm hoping as soon as someone gets this and puts it together they post a review, please.
-Mike

Same. This could really help in making a Star Gazer scratch build. The harness will still be an issue.

#20 4 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Same. This could really help in making a Star Gazer scratch build. The harness will still be an issue.

Coin doors and lockdown bars as well.

#21 4 months ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Coin doors and lockdown bars as well.

Good point. Lockdown bars are basically unobtainable. I need one for my Quicksilver.

#22 4 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Good point. Lockdown bars are basically unobtainable. I need one for my Quicksilver.

yeah biggest thing stopping me from using this product. Still need a complete-ish donor game too. But the cabinets are awesome and make a restore way easier.

#23 4 months ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Has anybody bought one of these? If so can you post pics or write a review?

I have the "prototype" cabinet that was built to make the blueprints for the EZPinball cabinet. I am working on trying to get one of the EZPinball cabinets at the moment but I am not sure when exactly that will happen. The cabinet that I have right now is a copy of the Meteor cabinet that is also in the pictures as well as another similar Stern head that I had laying around for comparison.
Obviously this one is the "prototype" and technically not an EZPinball cabinet but I was impressed when I started fitting the Meteor parts to the new cabinet since what I have is essentially a mock up to "proof" it and basically all I had to do was put them side by side and transfer measurements over to test fit parts.
If/when I get a newer version cabinet I can report back here.

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#24 4 months ago

I want to clarify that 20eyes cabinet was the 1st "prototype" Reproduction Classic Stern cabinet, where I was trying to exactly duplicate the original. My goal is to flat-pack cabinets for cost savings yet allowing the end user to easily assemble the cabinet in their garage or basement with minimal tools and woodworking skills. The one 20eyes has would not flat-pack or assemble easily so I set about making a new cabinet design that looks identical to the Classic Stern on the outside but uses modern joinery and assembly techniques on the inside. Please see the latest EZPinball cabinet design on our website www.ezpinball.com

The palm plate / lockdown bar issue. I purposefully did not make any CNC routings in this area because I felt it was likely that the Bally palm plate / lockdown bar could be substituted in lieu of the original Stern piece. I have also heard that Data East hardware is similar. This cabinet is a blank slate for the homebrew folks to find new solutions without boundaries. I think the Bally style of this era is similar enough that it would work quite well in lieu of the original Stern palm plate / lockdown assembly.

The EZPinball cabinet is currently set up to accommodate the OEM Stern coin door. It would take almost no effort at all to revise the door opening to potentially use a Bally door, or a Happ door, or any common door available. Did you know that a Bally door will plug in exactly wire-for-wire to a Stern Harness? Food for thought. I am pretty flexible and open to any and all suggestions. I feel this cabinet is a fresh approach to reproduction pinball cabinets for the hobbiest / restorer so I'm all ears! Let me know what you'd like so see in a reproduction Classic Stern Cabinet and let's work together!

I've even approached Third Coast in seeing if they could make a Bally to Stern conversion harness where you take a late-model Bally transformer/rectifier board (the lower cabinet mounted style) and have it power a Classic Stern such as QS or SG.
Your Thoughts??

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#25 87 days ago

This is totally rad man looking forward to it.

#26 84 days ago

I sold my business so I will not be able to have any further incentives for Seawitch or Star Gazer playfields.

2 months later
#27 21 days ago

EZPinball will be at Pin-A-Go-Go in Dixon, CA this weekend! We will have cabinets both Flat-Pack and assembled for you to take home!

We will also have light insert panels available for Seawitch and Star Gazer.

Stop by our booth and say HI!

#28 15 days ago

Northern California folks.... If you want to save on shipping these cabinets, contact The Flipper Room. We will be distributing EZPinball cabinets up in the Bay Area. We can sell you assembled cabinets (or flat pack if you really want) with NO shipping cost added! We will soon even offer stenciling. You would just have to drop ship your stencil of choice from Pinball Pimp to The Flipper Room.

#29 12 days ago

We are very excited to be able to partner with The Flipper Room to provide local distribution to the Bay Area and also provide painted cabinets if desired.

EZPinball will also provide assembly assistance (if you purchase Flat-Pack) regardless of which location you pick up your EZStern cabinet!

#30 12 days ago

EZPinball what does a flat packed cabinet cost? Specifically for Quicksilver & Seawitch.

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