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sound of my Tiger

By daw6205

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Hi,
I have a Tiger by Gottlieb from Italy and the sound is made by speaker and electric board not with the classic chime. Does anyone know why there is a difference with these machines sold in Italy?

Many Thanks

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#2 1 year ago

The only other Tiger I've seen had chimes. There is one on you tube that has chimes and IPDB shows a picture of the chime unit. So this may be a hack. Maybe by an individual or an importer. Notice the three holes in the cabinet where the chime unit would have attached.

#3 1 year ago

Yes, that was my question. It has been altered i know but wondered if anyone knew why?! i have a colleague in Italy who has 5 Tigers, and has confirmed that they also have been altered from chime to speaker& electric board.

Many thanks in advance for any thoughts!

#4 1 year ago

Altered to stimulate interest adding more plays so more income.

Or the games were imported less the chime units and the circuit board & speaker is cheaper than a chime unit.

#5 1 year ago

The famous parts supplier WICO sold a sound board in the 1970s whose purpose was to make EM games have the modern, up-to-date sound of first-generation solid-state games. Call it a "mod" if you wish.
.................David Marston

#6 1 year ago

Thank you for all these info. In Italy this device is call "Biri-Biri' about of his sound.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from dmarston:

The famous parts supplier WICO sold a sound board in the 1970s whose purpose was to make EM games have the modern, up-to-date sound of first-generation solid-state games. Call it a "mod" if you wish.
.................David Marston

Did it come with a banner to put under the playfield glass? I've often wondered about this game:
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/Mark

#8 1 year ago

It may be awhile before I can retrieve the pertinent WICO catalog to answer about the banner.
.................David Marston

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from dmarston:

It may be awhile before I can retrieve the pertinent WICO catalog to answer about the banner.
.................David Marston

David, that sure looks like a Wico decal.

#10 1 year ago

I owned a gottlieb tiger a few years back. had the standard gottlieb chime unit in it.

one of the largest distrubtors here in australia towards the end of the e.m. era, they had a small circuit board and speaker installed to all of their pins.

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