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The official 2019 Golden State Pinball Festival Thread


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    #851 27 days ago

    2 hour delay on Friday and 4 1/2 hour last night, (Got home to Atascadero at 2:18 AM) worth every minute of it. Been to every single one back to the beginnings in Roseville, and they get better every year. Weather and traffic, just add to the experience.

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    #852 27 days ago

    If anyone missed out on the limited edition Donny blacklight screen print we have them for sale at The Flipper Room. Your money goes back to GSPF. $40... and we can help with framing if you need it. There were only 125 made.

    Thanks for the great event everyone! My family had a blast.

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    #853 27 days ago
    Quoted from drypaint:

    If anyone missed out on the limited edition Donny blacklight screen print we have them for sale at The Flipper Room. Your money goes back to GSPF. $40... and we can help with framing if you need it. There were only 125 made.
    Thanks for the great event everyone! My family had a blast.
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    These look great under a blacklight:

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    #854 27 days ago

    Support our sponsors, vendors,and supporters!
    Swing by the flipper room and get one of them sweet posters, get it framed and hang it with pride next to your games.

    #855 27 days ago
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    #856 27 days ago

    I never end up taking many photos, but here’s what I got from the show.

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    #857 27 days ago

    Does anyone know who had the Devils Dare black glass at the swap meet?
    My friend is looking for one.
    Thanks.

    #858 27 days ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    Does anyone know who had the Devils Dare black glass at the swap meet?

    It was Jimmy Bovensi's. It's mine now! It's a little wrinkled down in the red zone, and missing some paint in the lower right.
    If I were to sell it, it would hafta wait until next year... I don't know from shipping anything, let alone a backglass.

    #859 27 days ago

    Thank you fireball.

    #860 27 days ago

    Thank you to the entire GSPF'19 gang that got together and put on such a great event.
    Man, were there a lot of great people and fantastic pinball machines gathered there in Lodi, CA.
    New and old pins. What a blast! My show favorites that I played were (in no particular order) Stern Black Knight Pro, TBL, TRON LE, Octoberfest, Future Spa & BOP (hotrod chromed, CC'd & ultra restored), Transporter, TNA and that sweet JM.
    I enjoyed the cabinet decal installation shop and the delicious 5 Window Beer Company craft beer on tap!!
    The Rollergames that I brought clocked 481 plays (I had to adjust the VUK spring once and remove the 1-way gate that was causing ball hang-ups) and the Bally Star Trek with custom music logged in 572 issue free plays.

    Hope to see you all there next year @ GSPF '20!
    Steveo~

    If you weren't able to hear it over the roar of all of the games, you can listen to it here:

    .. ball #3 has the longest segment of the custom music.

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    #861 27 days ago
    Quoted from MrArt2u:

    How can I possibly go a whole year without seeing all your shiny happy faces?? I guess I'll just have to stare at this big ole picture of all you at Sparky's BBQ!
    Hot damn, what a good time! thanks, Sparky for the Q, JJ for the brews, and all of you for being you.
    Amanda and I had a blast! We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all the fine people that put on such a fantastic Pinball Show! Thank you to the GSPF crew, the hard working volunteers, the vendors that come out for us and, of course, the generous game bringers. And so many more people too. I've gone to a bunch of shows around the country and this one is my favorite. I'm proud to call it our home show!
    We'll upload a bunch of pics somewhere when I get back from my next technology-free trip. Look for a link here or in next year's countdown post that I'm guessing Spencer already started.[quoted image]

    If anyone is interested in a print of last year's group photo by MrArt2u, practicalsteve had them at this year's bbq printed on a nice card stock. Several got left behind and got wet in the rain. If you want one, send a DM to practicalsteve, and he will send you one.

    #862 27 days ago

    What was the total pin count at the show? I counted about 75 EMs inside.

    #863 27 days ago
    Quoted from Sparky:

    If anyone is interested in a print of last year's group photo by MrArt2u, practicalsteve had them at this year's bbq printed on a nice card stock. Several got left behind and got wet in the rain. If you want one, send a DM to practicalsteve, and he will send you one.

    At no cost. If you are a friend or are in the photo and want one just PM your address

    #864 27 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    What was the total pin count at the show? I counted about 75 EMs inside.

    It was over 300.

    #865 27 days ago

    This year had the most pins < 5yrs old ever i believe. Only pin related games not represented was no bingos i think and no game plan pins. But what am i complaining about, getting too jaded in my old age. Great show!

    #866 27 days ago

    I really enjoyed Atlantis and I’m not really an EM guy

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    #867 27 days ago

    My favorite shot from the show. I love the murals that Pacific Pinball Museum brings out.

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    #868 27 days ago

    There was a cabinet decal installation workshop? Note to self. Read the schedule next year.

    Good times in JJs trailer/bar. Had to exit before you guys got me faded. Great pics, Blimpey!

    #869 27 days ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    cabinet decal installation workshop?

    What??? Yeah I had no idea, that was dumb to miss.
    -mof

    #870 27 days ago

    So I finally was able to unpack from the show today. Note to self: Never schedule a job walk 200 miles from home the day after GSPF.

    I have to say, the game selection this year was outstanding. There were lots of machines in very good condition. There were only a handful of games that went down, and stayed down during the show. I think 90% of the tech items I dealt with all weekend were just stuck balls.

    I can't wait for next year.

    #871 27 days ago
    Quoted from ntstlgl1970:

    I really enjoyed Atlantis and I’m not really an EM guy
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    That one was super nice. I wanna meet the owner of that machine and have him show me his score reel adjusting techniques. Some of the crispest reels I have ever played on.

    #872 27 days ago

    Cab resto workshop was Sunday at Pinball University (the seminar/speaker facility).

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    #873 27 days ago

    What an amazing pin community we have here. It was a pleasure working with you incredible PinZealots and I think the adversity of rain has taken us to a new level of brotherhood! Thanks to everyone who together makes this show what it is. Some fun shots I took at the show.
    Until next year!

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    #874 27 days ago

    Back to the grind today and still recovering from pinlag.
    Happy Tuesday everyone.

    #875 27 days ago
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    #876 27 days ago

    This year might be remembered as the year of the WX.

    Here is what I was facing outside Austin, NV getting there. ABS city. Snow packed road, hairpin curves and a 6% down grade. Good thing I'm a Colorado native... ( - :

    Made it home safe though, no traffic jams YEAH!

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    #877 27 days ago
    Quoted from mcbPalisade:

    This year might be remembered as the year of the WX.
    Here is what I was facing outside Austin, NV getting there. ABS city. Snow packed road, hairpin curves and a 6% down grade. Good thing I'm a Colorado native... ( - :
    Made it home safe though, no traffic jams YEAH![quoted image]

    Whew, glad you made it safe...downhill curves like that are not fun

    #878 27 days ago
    Quoted from mcbPalisade:

    This year might be remembered as the year of the WX.
    Here is what I was facing outside Austin, NV getting there. ABS city. Snow packed road, hairpin curves and a 6% down grade. Good thing I'm a Colorado native... ( - :
    Made it home safe though, no traffic jams YEAH![quoted image]

    Glad you made it home safe. It was great to see you Mike.

    #879 26 days ago
    Quoted from pinballnut:

    What an amazing pin community we have here. It was a pleasure working with you incredible PinZealots and I think the adversity of rain has taken us to a new level of brotherhood! Thanks to everyone who together makes this show what it is. Some fun shots I took at the show.
    Until next year!
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    Awesome job this year Brad & crew. Had such a great time!

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    #880 26 days ago

    Another great addition to the blacklight room....Thanks Dirty Donny!

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    #881 26 days ago
    Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

    Another great addition to the blacklight room....Thanks Dirty Donny!
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    Is it your second Donny?

    #882 26 days ago

    Yeah the one in the center of top row is a Donny as well. The Melvins print is a Zombie Yeti. There’s lots of cool backlight stuff out there now Looking forward to next years GSPF print

    #883 26 days ago

    Bump. More stories and pics are needed here.
    I’m still wading through pinlag.

    #884 26 days ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    I’m still wading through pinlag.

    I almost feel human this morning.

    Here's a blast from the recent past for you. Pancho Blanco and the Jersey KidImage from iOS (3) (resized).jpg

    #885 25 days ago
    Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

    Another great addition to the blacklight room....Thanks Dirty Donny!
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    What do you use for the black lights themselves? The one I bought off amazon barely does anything

    #886 25 days ago

    I just ordered some of these that'll arrive tomorrow. Buy one get one for the next few days:

    https://www.pssl.com/Solena-Max-Bar-Mini-UV-9x3-Watt-LED-UV-Black-Light

    #887 25 days ago
    Quoted from Pball:

    I just ordered some of these that'll arrive tomorrow. Buy one get one for the next few days:
    https://www.pssl.com/Solena-Max-Bar-Mini-UV-9x3-Watt-LED-UV-Black-Light

    These are pretty much the ones Donny has in his booth.

    #888 25 days ago
    Quoted from practicalsteve:

    What do you use for the black lights themselves? The one I bought off amazon barely does anything

    I have 4 light fixtures in my ceiling & I wanted a bulb that doesn’t get hot, but throws off as little visible light as possible too. Something to make the posters light up, but keep the room dark. Those big bar lights can cast shadows & make the whole room purple because they are too bright.

    I tried the Sunlight 2W LED bulbs, which were awesome at 365nm and gave off very little visible light, but at 2W & a single LED, they were too dim to light the room. I went with the Sunlight 20W compact fluorescent bulbs, which are just above 400nm & stay cool. They work really well for my setup. Every room is different though.
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    #889 24 days ago

    Had an amazing time as always and the rain, while a bummer, didn’t dampen spirits at all (well some of our spirits got soaked but it was worth it!)

    One constructive feedback thing. In the middle room bathrooms the hand dryers are old school and weak so it takes forever to dry your hands. If they could upgrade to the turbocharged ones like in the front/EM room that’d be awesome!

    Already looking forward to 2020. Hopefully I can do the pin golf with the campground pins if weather cooperates

    #890 24 days ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    Support our sponsors, vendors,and supporters!
    Swing by the flipper room and get one of them sweet posters, get it framed and hang it with pride next to your games.

    I spent almost $500 at one of the vendor's booth, doing my part to support.  Also dropped off a board with the same vendor for repair in the hopes it could be repaired during the show.

    I've been disappointed with the lack of response to my inquiries after the vendor packed up with my board on Sunday. 

    Seriously, how hard is it to respond to an email?

    #891 24 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    I spent almost $500 at one of the vendor's booth, doing my part to support.&nbsp; Also dropped off a board with the same vendor for repair in the hopes it could be repaired during the show.
    I've been disappointed with the lack of response to my inquiries after the vendor packed up with my board on Sunday.&nbsp;
    Seriously, how hard is it to respond to an email?

    If you're talking about Rob Anthony he is driving right now. I keep seeing pics of him on the road with Antar. If you haven't already drop him another email to make sure he got it.

    #892 24 days ago
    Quoted from Cheddar:

    If you're talking about Rob Anthony he is driving right now. I keep seeing pics of him on the road with Antar. If you haven't already drop him another email to make sure he got it.

    I've PM'd from Pinside once and emailed the address on his business website. How many times is necessary?

    If he can post pics of his dog, he can send an email. He's obviously connected.

    #893 24 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    I've been disappointed with the lack of response to my inquiries after the vendor packed up with my board on Sunday.&nbsp;</blockquote

    I've done the same at a pervious show were I game him a board for repair and he wasn't able to do it at the show. He repaired it and sent it back out to me. He did email me saying it was on its way. Rob is a good guy and has a very good reputation in the industry. Honestly he's probably just not checking emails while driving. Have no fear, I know he will get back to you.

    #894 24 days ago

    Rob is a good guy, he will send message as soon as possible.

    Have faith please!

    #895 24 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    I've PM'd from Pinside once and emailed the address on his business website. How many times is necessary?
    If he can post pics of his dog, he can send an email. He's obviously connected.

    Rob isn't great about returning emails. I wanted to buy a couple of items from him once but he never took the time to get back to me.

    I wouldn't worry about your purchase....he's an honest guy.

    #896 24 days ago

    Thanks. I appreciate the responses.

    When I dropped off the board, he didn't want me to put my personal contact info with it, which I thought was strange, especially if he planned to take it with him. He never took any contact info on me.

    What's the expected wait time? It's nice to have some idea if I'm looking at 2 weeks or 6 months.

    #897 23 days ago
    Quoted from genex:

    One constructive feedback thing. In the middle room bathrooms the hand dryers are old school and weak so it takes forever to dry your hands. If they could upgrade to the turbocharged ones like in the front/EM room that’d be awesome!

    Heated dryers are so bad for germs. I just used paper towels they had outside the bathrooms for cleaning (glass?) instead.

    #898 23 days ago

    Words can’t express how grateful I am for all the organizers, volunteers, vendors and the great people who brought all kinds of awesome pins from their personal collection to share with their fellow pinheads. This makes the best show in the country. This has been a very tough year personally however seeing my League members, my best pal Steve Borel and wife Shelly along with their hospitality plus Sparky’s (Mark) bbq made my spirits soar to a new Level. Pinwillie, Practical Steve,Spencer, Adam, Kerry Richards, Bryce, Joe, Justin, Kris, Dallas from Napa valley Pinball and of course Tom, Jason, Loren/Evette and Wally/Mary you all are extraordinary human beings and thank you for being you! I look forward to seeing you all very soon. Keep on flipping
    Harley D.

    #899 23 days ago
    Quoted from shovelhed:

    Words can’t express how grateful I am for all the organizers, volunteers, vendors and the great people who brought all kinds of awesome pins from their personal collection to share with their fellow pinheads. This makes the best show in the country. This has been a very tough year personally however seeing my League members, my best pal Steve Borel and wife Shelly along with their hospitality plus Sparky’s (Mark) bbq made my spirits soar to a new Level. Pinwillie, Practical Steve,Spencer, Adam, Kerry Richards, Bryce, Joe, Justin, Kris, Dallas from Napa valley Pinball and of course Tom, Jason, Loren/Evette and Wally/Mary you all are extraordinary human beings and thank you for being you! I look forward to seeing you all very soon. Keep on flipping
    Harley D.

    You make the show great sir. Thank you.

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