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Suggestions for modifying Travel Time scoring

By jasonspoint28

10 months ago

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  • Latest reply 10 months ago by TimMe
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#1 10 months ago

I’m getting to the end of shopping out the Travel Time I picked up a few weeks ago and am not really enjoying the scoring. Maybe it’s silly of me, but I hear a lot of the 100 and 500 chime, and not much of the 10 or 1000. I would like to hear more of the 10 and 1000 during game play.

The T-R-A-V-E-L stand up targets and kickers score 100. The lower T-I-M-E stand ups score 500. These aren’t marked on the playfield, so I’m considering changing them to 50 or 1000 points.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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#2 10 months ago
Quoted from jasonspoint28:

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

It's your machine, so why not? I don't know it well enough to suggest numbers, but I would say it's always best to make changes that are easily reversible.

#3 10 months ago

Tune your chimes to where you like them. Re-wire them.

#4 10 months ago

I fabbed a new bracket to hold Gottlieb chime bars, but used the old Williams coils. pinhead52 located a Gottlieb plastic resonator box for me that is hopefully getting shipped soon. I’ve got new chime bars cut from 6063 flat stock, but they sound a bit off. I found some 6061 flat stock that I’m going to try out when I get a chance. It probably has more to do with bar length and node spacing than material though.

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#5 10 months ago

The chime unit re-work you are doing is a very cool mod.

The note that is sounded is all about the length of the bar. The shorter the bar, the higher the pitch of the note. If a note is too low, shave off SMALL sections of one end of the bar until it gets to the desired pitch. If a note is too high, you need to start over with a longer bar.

- TimMe

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