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The Official JJP GnR Owners Thread

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#23701 48 days ago

Gonna have to come out of the beta. My 6 year old son does not have the required patience when the game loses track of balls.. what’s the easiest way to do this ?

#23702 48 days ago
Quoted from Kenz:

Gonna have to come out of the beta. My 6 year old son does not have the required patience when the game loses track of balls.. what’s the easiest way to do this ?

Download the USB full install version, and plug in the USB thumb drive with the image installed on it, then turn on the pin and it should load the older version automatically.

Note that you need the full install zip image AND the ubootnetin program that takes that image and makes a bootable usb image from it.

#23703 48 days ago
Quoted from Kenz:

Gonna have to come out of the beta. My 6 year old son does not have the required patience when the game loses track of balls.. what’s the easiest way to do this ?

Can you clarify a bit here?

Been running the beta (now b32, previous before) now for a while and no issues for me.

#23704 48 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Download the USB full install version, and plug in the USB thumb drive with the image installed on it, then turn on the pin and it should load the older version automatically.
Note that you need the full install zip image AND the ubootnetin program that takes that image and makes a bootable usb image from it.

Kenz Don't forget to back up your settings first if you want to keep your score, I've been told that a full load like that wipes everything

#23705 48 days ago

This was interesting.
Look who started following Elton John on Twitter.

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#23706 48 days ago
Quoted from Wariodolby:

This was interesting.
Look who started following Elton John on Twitter.
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Just in time for Elton to quit Twitter:

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/elton-john-quits-twitter-2022-12-09/

#23707 48 days ago

Maybe a JJP reboot of Capt. Fantastic LOL.

My wife and I just saw him a few months ago

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#23708 48 days ago

Those with a more recent NIB LE, what number is your game? I wonder if they did end up making 5k of these as planned

#23709 48 days ago
Quoted from darkryder:

Maybe a JJP reboot of Capt. Fantastic LOL.
My wife and I just saw him a few months ago
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I'd rather they just have all "eras" of Elton as modes or a progression or something. He has some very pinball-friendly theming.

But give me The Matrix from JJP, first.

#23710 48 days ago
Quoted from Wariodolby:

This was interesting.
Look who started following Elton John on Twitter.
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It's been a pretty solid rumor that Elton is Eric's next pin so this makes sense unless JJP is trolling.

On other breaking news, I ordered a Rush pro today.

#23711 47 days ago
Quoted from Vespula:

It's been a pretty solid rumor that Elton is Eric's next pin so this makes sense unless JJP is trolling.

Elton John is rumored to be Steve Ritchie's next pin. Eric is working on The Godfather, according to the rumor mill.

#23712 47 days ago
Quoted from Wariodolby:

This was interesting.
Look who started following Elton John on Twitter.
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this will be a hard pass for me.

#23713 47 days ago

Dentist office rock would not be an exciting pin for me haha. Elton John, billy joel, steely Dan, ect - just not enough edge for pinball IMO. Ugh.

#23714 47 days ago

kinda hard for me to go from Guns 'n fucking Roses to Elton John. Might be a pass for me if so but gameplay could be solid. If it is gonna be the Matrix i hope they focus on the first trilogy or the complete story and not just part 4. That movie did nothing for me but bring the franchise down.

#23715 47 days ago
Quoted from king_pin:

Those with a more recent NIB LE, what number is your game? I wonder if they did end up making 5k of these as planned

I’m #2133. 8/21 manufacturing date

#23716 47 days ago
Quoted from rrosenhouse:

Elton John is rumored to be Steve Ritchie's next pin. Eric is working on The Godfather, according to the rumor mill.

If the rumours are true , Steve Ritchie left Stern because he couldn't get what he wanted because of the BOM , so he goes to jjp , and instead of getting titles like Star Wars and Led Zeppelin , they give him Elton John I feel so sorry for him .
I've never seen anywhere , anybody asking for an Elton John pinball machine .
In an interview I remember Eric saying that they wouldn't go for a licence where they couldn't get full assets and had people lining up after seeing GNR .
From what I've heard , I think Jack is the main one responsible for licences , and I can understand why he went with Pirates , Lord of the Rings / Hobbit and Guns N Roses , with Slash coming to them and giving them full assets .
But if he thinks The Godfather , Avatar and Elton John are good themes because they have made a lot of money , then he's out of touch with what the Pinball public wants .

#23717 47 days ago
Quoted from king_pin:

Those with a more recent NIB LE, what number is your game? I wonder if they did end up making 5k of these as planned

I've seen serials in the upper 4000s so it's darn close, if not all... The official count seems like harmless info JJP could easily share with all the fans who want to know!

#23718 47 days ago
Quoted from Vespula:

I've seen serials in the upper 4000s so it's darn close, if not all... The official count seems like harmless info JJP could easily share with all the fans who want to know!

There were no GNR's on the line during the factory tours at expo . From everything that has been said , they've all been made , but technically not sold because they are at distributors .

#23719 47 days ago

My wobbly record spinner just won't stay away! Every time I tighten it up, it spins perfectly at first, but after a handful of games, it's loosened itself back up. Is there a trick to tightening it so it stays tight? Edit to add, I'm using a nut driver from the underside, and a Phillips head screwdriver on the screw through a notch in the decal.

For what it's worth, I'm hand-tightening the white jam nut, but my understanding is that's only relevant to moving the record spinner up and down relative to the playfield, and not tied to the wobble issue.

Thanks!

#23720 47 days ago
Quoted from Jaygee77:

Is there a trick to tightening it so it stays tight?

Blue Locktite

LTG : )

#23721 47 days ago
Quoted from ls1chris:

this will be a hard pass for me.

Hard for me to pass, too.

#23722 47 days ago
Quoted from cybevenom:

kinda hard for me to go from Guns 'n fucking Roses to Elton John. Might be a pass for me if so but gameplay could be solid. If it is gonna be the Matrix i hope they focus on the first trilogy or the complete story and not just part 4. That movie did nothing for me but bring the franchise down.

Matrix 1 is all I need. 2,3,4 were ALL less-than.

#23723 47 days ago
Quoted from Jaygee77:

My wobbly record spinner just won't stay away! Every time I tighten it up, it spins perfectly at first, but after a handful of games, it's loosened itself back up. Is there a trick to tightening it so it stays tight? Edit to add, I'm using a nut driver from the underside, and a Phillips head screwdriver on the screw through a notch in the decal.
For what it's worth, I'm hand-tightening the white jam nut, but my understanding is that's only relevant to moving the record spinner up and down relative to the playfield, and not tied to the wobble issue.
Thanks!

Blue Loctite WILL take care of the screw on top, but if you do that route, be VERY CAREFUL not to get any on the record because blue loctite weakens or melts plastic and you could end up in worse shape after it has a little time to work its magic and make the record plastic brittle around the middle. Little dab'll do ya.

#23724 47 days ago

Can anyone give me advice on where to find info to why the raptor gate is stuck half way. Any help to a specific thread on the topic would be great! Ty!

#23725 47 days ago
Quoted from Norcal:

Can anyone give me advice on where to find info to why the raptor gate is stuck half way.

Figure out what it is binding on. Or post a picture of it stuck so we can help figure it out.

LTG : )

#23726 47 days ago
Quoted from Norcal:

Can anyone give me advice on where to find info to why the raptor gate is stuck half way. Any help to a specific thread on the topic would be great! Ty!

Probably not binding on anything in a GnR pin. But seriously, hop on over the Jurassic park thread, it's a pretty well documented issue.

#23727 47 days ago
Quoted from CoolCatPinball:

Probably not binding on anything in a GnR pin. But seriously, hop on over the Jurassic park thread, it's a pretty well documented issue.

Rotfl. All in the family.

#23728 47 days ago

I’m a new owner of an LE GnR but have wanted one for a while. It has the tour topper and the led add on already installed. I bought the Pingraffix motion light topper but not sure how to remove the topper on there now. I remember there are pressure screws or something holding the black bar to the top of the back box and can’t remember how to properly remove the topper. I’m sure it’s discussed somewhere in this thread by search hasn’t helped me find it. Sorry if this has been covered but I’d appreciate any advice so I don’t mess it up. Thanks!

#23729 46 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

I’m a new owner of an LE GnR but have wanted one for a while. It has the tour topper and the led add on already installed. I bought the Pingraffix motion light topper

Are you talking about the Stadium Topper?

https://www.pingraffix.com/product-page/jjp-guns-n-roses-stadium-topper

#23730 46 days ago

Yes I have the stadium topper and I traded my AIQ for a GnR LE and it already had the not in this lifetime topper with the LED light add-on installed. So I want to remove that and install the stadium topper. I know how to install the stadium topper but not how to properly remove the old topper in case I ever need to put it back on I don’t wanna screw up the pressure screws sorry if I sound stupid

#23731 46 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

Yes I have the stadium topper and I traded my AIQ for a GnR LE and it already had the not in this lifetime topper with the LED light add-on installed. So I want to remove that and install the stadium topper. I know how to install the stadium topper but not how to properly remove the old topper in case I ever need to put it back on I don’t wanna screw up the pressure screws sorry if I sound stupid

Is it just the stock JJP plexi lit topper? Or does it have the marquee lights that move? Do you have a picture? If it's the JJP stock topper, it's dead simple to get off. If it has the lights that move, it's a little more complicated, but still not bad.

#23732 46 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Is it just the stock JJP plexi lit topper? Or does it have the marquee lights that move? Do you have a picture? If it's the JJP stock topper, it's dead simple to get off. If it has the lights that move, it's a little more complicated, but still not bad.

It has the marquee lights that move. I had a buddy over here who knows more about Jersey Jack back boxes than I do and he said my topper had two separate Mods

#23733 46 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

It has the marquee lights that move. I had a buddy over here who knows more about Jersey Jack back boxes than I do and he said my topper had two separate Mods

Probably best to post pics of the front and back of the installed topper so I know what you're working with.

#23734 46 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Probably best to post pics of the front and back of the installed topper so I know what you're working with.

Thanks for the help!

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#23735 46 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

Thanks for the help!
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Yeah, that's pretty easy.

Take off the backglass carefully and unplug the red and blue wire leads inside the backbox (the ones you see going into the backbox from the top).

Then pull the red and blue wires up and out of the backbox.

Then there are a few screws on the front of the metal bracket at the base of the plexi. Loosen them equally until you can lift the plexi out of the metal channel and set aside the plexi with the circuit board and lights and red wires attached to it.

Then go back and remove the screws that are securing the metal channel to the top of the backbox and remove it (unless the new mod needs this channel, which I don't think it does). There should be the blue wire going to the LED strip at the bottom of the bracket channel that will come off when you take the metal bracket off.

#23736 46 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Yeah, that's pretty easy.
Take off the backglass carefully and unplug the red and blue wire leads inside the backbox (the ones you see going into the backbox from the top).
Then pull the red and blue wires up and out of the backbox.
Then there are a few screws on the front of the metal bracket at the base of the plexi. Loosen them equally until you can lift the plexi out of the metal channel and set aside the plexi with the circuit board and lights and red wires attached to it.
Then go back and remove the screws that are securing the metal channel to the top of the backbox and remove it (unless the new mod needs this channel, which I don't think it does. There should be the blue wire going to the LED strip at the bottom of the bracket channel that will come off when you take the metal bracket off.

Thank you very much. Just don’t want to wreck anything. I love this pin and I can’t wait to get the stadium topper connected. I’ll be ordering more of your quiet fan kits as well!

#23737 46 days ago
Quoted from Wariodolby:

This was interesting.
Look who started following Elton John on Twitter.
[quoted image]

No surprise to me. JJP is working on a new EJ pinball.

#23738 46 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

Thank you very much. Just don’t want to wreck anything. I love this pin and I can’t wait to get the stadium topper connected. I’ll be ordering more of your quiet fan kits as well!

The stadium topper is great .
Did you get the LED strips that go with the topper for the back box and underneath the cabinet , if you didn't , you should get them .
They look so cool .

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#23739 46 days ago
Quoted from Tommy-dog:

No surprise to me. JJP is working on a new EJ pinball.

Can't wait for Candle in the Wind multiball

#23740 46 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

The stadium topper is great .
Did you get the LED strips that go with the topper for the back box and underneath the cabinet , if you didn't , you should get them .
They look so cool .
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I sure did! I never cut corners in pinball. I’ve got almost as much into my collection as my house originally cost lol.

#23741 46 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Matrix 1 is all I need. 2,3,4 were ALL less-than.

AGREED!!!

#23742 46 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Matrix 1 is all I need. 2,3,4 were ALL less-than.

This is the correct answer.

#23743 46 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Blue Loctite WILL take care of the screw on top, but if you do that route, be VERY CAREFUL not to get any on the record because blue loctite weakens or melts plastic and you could end up in worse shape after it has a little time to work its magic and make the record plastic brittle around the middle. Little dab'll do ya.

CORRECT!! when i was a kid with a paper route i saved and bought a tamayi "clod buster" was a lot of $$$ for a 13-14 year old kid. i put locktight on everything and within 5 minutes of my first time running it , anyplace locktight touched plastic it shattered. i was devastated. luckily we went back to the hobby shop and they had tons of replacement plastic frames, the guy there said it happens all the time.

#23744 46 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Can't wait for Candle in the Wind multiball

and the "english rose" skill shot

#23745 46 days ago

after three months i finally figured out how to scroll and earn patches, i really need to watch my kid play sometime so i can learn the ropes

#23746 46 days ago

Does anyone have any good images of the ce playfield differences and sparkle?
Trying to get a good look at the differences but can't seem to find anything.

#23747 46 days ago
Quoted from Shmilder:

Does anyone have any good images of the ce playfield differences and sparkle?
Trying to get a good look at the differences but can't seem to find anything.

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#23748 45 days ago

Is the gnr code guy at Jjp doing anything these days or has he retired along with Pat.

#23749 45 days ago
Quoted from alpha70:

Is the gnr code guy at Jjp doing anything these days or has he retired along with Pat.

Keefer is still very much at JJP.

Added 45 days ago:

...and very active.

#23750 45 days ago

Not very active though?

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