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Stern authorized versus third-party shaker motor

By acupunk12

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Hi, anybody have any thoughts on buying an authorized shaker from stern vs a third party from somewhere like PBL? I know for warranty it’s best to go Stern on a new machine less than three months. Just wondering if there’s any real difference. Thanks

    #2 1 year ago
    Quoted from acupunk12:

    Hi, anybody have any thoughts on buying an authorized shaker from stern vs a third party from somewhere like PBL? I know for warranty it’s best to go Stern on a new machine less than three months. Just wondering if there’s any real difference. Thanks

    I buy my shakers from cointaker and pinball life, never had an issue with either of them.

    #3 1 year ago

    PBL I order one for every new game!
    Stern shakers are too violent.
    At league nights can always tell when a game has stern shaker , rattles my teeth. And shakes glass

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from freddy:

    PBL I order one for every new game!
    Stern shakers are too violent.
    At league nights can always tell when a game has stern shaker , rattles my teeth. And shakes glass

    Does anti rattle tape or lowering the settings help curb the rattling?

    #5 1 year ago

    found out the hard way you cant adjust the stern ones unless you take them mostly apart. kinda wish i went after market. but at the same rate - for a while there were one or two aftermarket ones causing issues so i decided to play it safe.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from tommyp:

    found out the hard way you cant adjust the stern ones unless you take them mostly apart. kinda wish i went after market. but at the same rate - for a while there were one or two aftermarket ones causing issues so i decided to play it safe.

    Yeah That’s why I’m asking. It’s definitely a catch 22 on deciding which one to get. I just ordered voo-doo glass and the last thing I would want is the glass and shaker , two relatively pricey mods, not being copacetic with each other

    #7 1 year ago

    What we already said; Pinballlife
    Relax, you're over thinking this one
    You screw it in, you plug it in; nothing bad is going to happen.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/shaker-motor-for-godzilla

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    What we already said; Pinballlife
    Relax, you're over thinking this one
    You screw it in, you plug it in; nothing bad is going to happen.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/shaker-motor-for-godzilla

    LOL I get it. Just covering my bases I bought the PBL one (:

    Thanks!

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from acupunk12:

    LOL I get it. Just covering my bases I bought the PBL one (:
    Thanks!

    Ha no worries. Just got one for my GZ Prem as well; you can always trust pinballlife.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from freddy:

    PBL I order one for every new game!
    Stern shakers are too violent.
    At league nights can always tell when a game has stern shaker , rattles my teeth. And shakes glass

    The red tremors were too violent, but their standard shakers work well.

    #11 1 year ago

    I have PL shakers in my RUSH and LZ. They work perfectly.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    The red tremors were too violent, but their standard shakers work well.

    No one said they didn’t work well.
    I just like screws, nuts And bolts to stay put.
    Don’t like finding them in the bottom of the cab!

    #13 1 year ago

    This thread just cost me $100.

    THANKS GUYS.

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    #14 1 year ago

    Is there anyway to identify which shakers are made by Stern? I was planning to use this shaker in my Iron Maiden but just want to make sure there are no issues. Seems to have the longer connector wire so seems to be made for Spike 2 game. Also, I don’t see any external capacitor which seemed to have caused some issues with the Spike 2 games in the past. Thanks for the help!

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    #15 8 months ago

    pinballjah Did you figure it out?

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