I wanted to see if this would work.
I had a piece of dowel rod and an extra shooter tip.
This is white shooter tip. (Work with me here)
Drill a hole in the shooter tip.
Take piece of 3/8" dowel and a large drill bit. Drill a concave area on one end.
From the inside of the shooter tip run a screw through the hole you drilled in the shooter tip.
And then screw the shooter tip to the concave area you drilled in the dowel rod.
Congratulations, you have just made a lamp removal tool. The white shooter tip is too weak to work. But a black shooter tip gets the job done.
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It works and it works well. However, I like the one I bought from the pinsider who selling lamp removal tools better than this. But it does work. If you have some dowel laying around and an extra shooter tip, you can make a lamp removal tool that will work better than that piece of trash that you buy from the pinball websites. In a pinch, it will get you by.
EDIT: Take a Q-tip and some alcohol to wash any mold release agent from the inside of the tip. This will help it grip a little better.