The topper looks better than the factory one
My pro is being shipped Friday. I had purchased a premium but don't really care for mini playfields.
What's the best way to upgrade the sound, hopefully buying all the necessary stuff from one place?
Howdy! Just picked up my Aerosmith. Any OBX beer drinking pinsiders welcome to play. 'Will unbox Saturday.
Nice to see a fellow pinsider got #266864. I got the somewhat older #266863. Installing tomorrow.
I've just played my AS a few times but I really like the screen size over WOZ. You should be a fan of Aerosmith or not even consider this pin. The playfield is pretty much wide open which I like but if the upper playfield of GB is what you prefer buy something else. I'm very pleased with AS but its not for everyone.
I haven't seen much advantage in going over 3 ball multiball. It might be a good idea if you sink 3 balls in the toy box early but l'd take two 3 ballers over one 6 ball. If jackpots increased that would be different. A good idea actually but I haven't observed it.
The song you pick keeps playing unless you change it after your time runs out. If you get toys or elevator multiball
It plays Toys or Love in Elevator until you loose the balls then reverts to the original song picked. It you complete all the
Targets of a song and don't change it when select track lights it will change for you at next ball.
Quoted from MacLean:
does any one know the proper audio setting on AS? Sounds a bit distorted even with the volume at 29. Gotta be the audio setting, right?
29 is pretty high. You can adjust treble and bass in settings. You might have another problem though if you hear distortion at lower levels, like 18 - 25. Mine's pretty loud and clear at 18. You might have a bad speaker so try to isolate the bad one then unplug. All speakers distorting might mean the audio board. Make sure connections tight.
Quoted from John1210:
A speaker upgrade question ?....
Has anyone upgraded to a bigger sub and had problems? Also what's the go with no headphone jack?
Stern deleted the headphone jack on the Spike 2 system. You can add a sub but you'll need to wire it yourself which you can do fairly easy using the speaker connections under the playfield. But if you want a really professional job wait for Pinnovator's
Spike 2 system adapter which I imagine they are working on now (deletion of the earphone jack requires a work around).
I have the Pinnovators system on WOZ and GB. It comes with through the door volume control, external speaker cut off, earphone volume control, earphone jack in the service door. Also you get a sub connection with wiring that has RCA connections on the end. The mounting plate replaces the dummy plate where a bill validator would go. It looks great - like a factory install and is removable. Unavailable for Spike 2 as of now but I'll wait.
I'll post pic's of the Spike 1 door plate in a few.
Here's the Pinnovators Spike 1 door plate - these plates match precisely the factory door. (front and backside). The system also comes with another circuit board that plugs into the back box.
I made a mistake - the Pinnovators Pinpac 4 Spike 2 system is shown that fits GB. Apparently there was a change in the spike 2 systems. There's a Spike 2-1 and a Spike 2-2 apparently. It's $120
The ball missing the toy box is due to too high a standard setting from Stern. It can be dialed down and makes it every time.
Regardless, you get credit for the ball even if it misses.
Quoted from John1210:
I'm still working mine out. So can you clarify the advantage to locking more balls for toys multiball and also the multipliers. Cheers
When I went from 3 ball to 4 ball multiball (Jackie pronounces "Mul - Tye - Ball") my scores went up a lot. I had said earlier in a post I'd rather have 2 x 3 multiball rather than 1 x 6 multiball but I was wrong. My guess is scores are multiplied more with more balls. Good strategy to go for at least 4 ball multiball over 3 ball unless you're on you're last ball.
No board failures for me from either AS or GB, both new
if you never seem to complete a mode you can increase mode times in settings. Factory is 30 seconds. 40 seconds didn't seem to help me at all but I really stink at pinball.
You should adjust mode times to your liking. If too easy decrease times. If too hard increase.
Quoted from vireland:
Is there a way to adjust the lock launch into the toybox? We got a Premium in and the lock shoots high and to the left 9 times out of 10. Almost never goes IN. Coil pulse is set to soft.
Yes. I posted a while back. I lowered mine about 80points. I think it's in the AS adjustment menu
I have great difficulty hitting the right orbit. It's not the machine but I think I'm just loosing coordination at age 64.
I may have to add a huge funnel to that area. Maybe Stern should make a granny version with extra large type, hearing aids, and walkers for legs.
I played one more game after my last post. 'Got my best score ever! The game gods must have been listening.
The button also shoots the ball in case you're lazy.
Also when choosing a song it locks in that song.
You can increase times of each mode in settings. They are set from factory for 30 seconds
Quoted from Eskaybee:
But if you don't kill the witch king you can still progress through the game and to wizard modes.
If you don't complete a song mode like sweet emotion, you have to keep playing it over and over until you complete it and there's no memory progression. No?
Once it times out you shoot the scoop and can change to another song
Quoted from Eskaybee:
Yes. But you still can't progress to the final wizard mode unless you complete it right? So you can theoretically keep playing it over and over if you've beaten all the other song modes? Same goes for all the modes. Only have to play them to get to medley wizard mode, but must complete them to get to the final wizard mode?
You have to complete all song modes so yes. I never have gotten near that far . Not the games fault but me.
My GB and AS were made about 2 weeks of each other and both had a split left seam of the cabinets. I repaired both and you can hardly notice. Both pins are on Teflon sliders on Berber carpet. I play on a stool so there was little nudging. This splitting was the first I've ever had since 1954. It seems Stern has corrected this situation so I wouldn't worry about it now.
That said, these Stearns have been otherwise rock solid, no problems at all. GB and AS are really good games. It's hard to pick a favorite but I can say AS has an immediate like factor but GB really shines after continued use.
Quoted from Who-Dey:
Do you have a problem with your AS resetting during gameplay any, or getting just a black screen occasionally? How about your GB, does it ever reset? My GB did that one time I think but my AS has never done that.
I've never had any resetting problems at all. My Stearns have been rock solid except for the cabinet issue.
If you find the right ramp frustrating as I have try adjusting the right flipper up a bit.
You should be able to make the right ramp rather consistently using the right flipper from a dead stop cradle. If you can't do this try adjustment... it only takes a wee bit.
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