(Topic ID: 142990)

The Who's TOMMY Club - Can you hear me? Members Only!


By ChadH

5 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 1,790 posts
  • 148 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 day ago by Milltown
  • Topic is favorited by 71 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 402 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

20210113_181612 (resized).jpg
20210113_182307 (resized).jpg
20210113_181554 (resized).jpg
63687155-9E84-4033-BDB0-DB43EE820ED9 (resized).jpeg
IMG_5317 (resized).JPG
20201217_074102 (resized).jpg
Tommy (resized).jpg
Silver Ball (resized).jpg
20201124_062244 (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20201201-154559_Chrome (resized).jpg
20201124_062244 (resized).jpg
1122202206_HDR (resized).jpg
1122202205_HDR (resized).jpg
Capture (resized).JPG
IMG_20201122_220844_401 (resized).jpg
1122202207 (resized).jpg

There are 1790 posts in this topic. You are on page 36 of 36.
#1751 41 days ago
Quoted from RojerLockless:

Those side vinyl's are sweet where did you get them?

I ordered them from https://www.retrorefurbs.com
It did take some time to arrive but i found them worth it. They look very nice on the machine i think.

#1752 41 days ago
Quoted from cybevenom:

I ordered them from https://www.retrorefurbs.com
It did take some time to arrive but i found them worth it. They look very nice on the machine i think.

Yes that will work for the lamp matrix lights, but this is the GI maestro one...

20201217_074102 (resized).jpg
#1754 40 days ago
Quoted from Milltown:

are Those adjustment knobs ? On the board ?

Yes, Its been a while since I installed it and played with it...but yes all adjustments made on the board....unfortunately they are no longer being made...I found this one used....

#1755 40 days ago
Quoted from monkfe:

Yes, Its been a while since I installed it and played with it...but yes all adjustments made on the board....unfortunately they are no longer being made...I found this one used....

Dam

I like that idea.

#1756 36 days ago

So, I upgraded the game to 5.0 and now my Encore doesn't ever save my ball... like.. Ever.. hah.. If my flipper hits ONCE it's gone.. yet it's still there if I touch nothing it saves it but that's literally it.

I dug through the settings and couldn't really find anything that seemed to be what I'm looking for, how to I turn it on to be at least a little more generous? It used to be fantastic!

Save me! lol I'm getting WORSE at the game now because 1 of my 3 balls keeps being 1 or 2 flippers and then drains ! >.<

#1757 36 days ago
Quoted from RojerLockless:

So, I upgraded the game to 5.0 and now my Encore doesn't ever save my ball... like.. Ever.. hah.. If my flipper hits ONCE it's gone.. yet it's still there if I touch nothing it saves it but that's literally it.
I dug through the settings and couldn't really find anything that seemed to be what I'm looking for, how to I turn it on to be at least a little more generous? It used to be fantastic!
Save me! lol I'm getting WORSE at the game now because 1 of my 3 balls keeps being 1 or 2 flippers and then drains ! >.<

Check Adjustment 51

https://www.pinballcode.com/tommy5

Adjustment 51 - Proprietary

Original: No effect on the game.

Update: Renamed to “Ball Save”. Allows the player to control the amount of switches hit at start of ball before Ball Save is turned off. Range is 1 to 9. Default is 4.

#1758 36 days ago
Quoted from Ive:

Check Adjustment 51
https://www.pinballcode.com/tommy5
Adjustment 51 - Proprietary
Original: No effect on the game.
Update: Renamed to “Ball Save”. Allows the player to control the amount of switches hit at start of ball before Ball Save is turned off. Range is 1 to 9. Default is 4.

Thank you!

#1759 36 days ago

Weird.. Just checked my Adjustment goes from 1-12.. then skips to 99 factory reset....

I have no 13-98.

#1760 36 days ago

You have to press the start button on the last adjustment to expand them

#1761 36 days ago
Quoted from RojerLockless:

Weird.. Just checked my Adjustment goes from 1-12.. then skips to 99 factory reset....
I have no 13-98.

try again, human error.

#1762 36 days ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

You have to press the start button on the last adjustment to expand them

hhaha, I'm so dumb.

Thanks guys got it all sorted out.

#1763 29 days ago

I installed pinsound in my Tommy, All Who songs V2. I already had flipper fidelity speakers in there but the sound was not very good and what a difference it makes. I can’t think of any other machine that needs pinsound as much as Tommy. Any opinions on what the best version is to have installed?

#1764 29 days ago

My retro refurbs who cab decals after almost 2 months are finaly in ny.... Now to wait for them to get to mass....all good.. Not there fault....

#1765 23 days ago
#1766 21 days ago

I haven't seen any posts about installing a GIzmo LED smoother (made by LED OCD creator Harold Toler) in Tommy, so I thought I'd share my recent experience with it. Since the EnerGI Maestro isn't being made anymore, I decided to give the cheaper GIzmo a try. It was reported to work in Tommy with a tight fit on the LED OCD website and I'm happy to report it does work and the fit is actually pretty exact. Installation was simple and the only thing I had to do was make sure the yellow and white CN9 cables were out of the way. Since it doesn't bypass the relay, there is still clicking and it's still a bit abrupt when the GI flashes on. GI going out, however, has nice smooth ramping. While not as powerful and customizable as the EnerGI Maestro, I think it's a pretty good solution for just making the GI flashing a little easier on the eyes when using LEDs.

IMG_5317 (resized).JPG

#1767 20 days ago

I got an extra, new, unused trans light like this for sale. I sure do like mine. It’s $60, priority postage included, shipped in a tube. PM, if interested.

Sold.

63687155-9E84-4033-BDB0-DB43EE820ED9 (resized).jpeg
#1768 20 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Here’s an example of a ‘used’ Tommy PF that had no work done on it. Smooth .. your observations are spot on. My GnR and DESW are the same
[quoted image]

Really would love one of these to hang on my wall.

#1769 20 days ago

Anyone have any directions or pictures on how to install the Cliffy's? I finally got mine in after the holidays!

#1770 20 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

I always recommended the external headphone station as well. For $50, it saves you a lot of headaches going between orchestrations and controlling the external volume. The wheel on the Data East is terrible for controlling sound. They never seem to work. What I personally do is run an extended USB cable from the Pinsound card to the front of the coin door. I put one orchestration on each USB so when I want to change between orchestrations, I just swap out the USB. It is a lot easier than taking off the translite, lowering the speaker panel, etc. to get to the Pinsound card.
amazon.com link »

This is an underrated post.

#1771 20 days ago
Quoted from Milltown:

Could not be happier with my alternate translight from retro refurbs... Very cool.. Pinsound is killer once I get it ironed out . stil killer as it is...
The kids are alright cab art next from retro returns...
Have to stil instal my cliffys protectors amd new mirror decals and instal chads code.. Sinking some coin in this one but its a keeper...
[quoted image][quoted image]

I like your Pinbot

#1772 20 days ago
Quoted from HIPPY:

I got an extra, new, unused trans light like this for sale. I sure do like mine. It’s $60, priority postage included, shipped in a tube. PM, if interested.
[quoted image]

Be careful advertising these for sale. You will have some German dude threatening to have his family in Colorado hunt you down lol. Did you have it made yourself? We likely had the same guy do it as I got mine printed in Texas as well.

#1773 20 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Be careful advertising these for sale. You will have some German dude threatening to have his family in Colorado hunt you down lol. Did you have it made yourself? We likely had the same guy do it as I got mine printed in Texas as well.

Thanks, but, no, these are at retrorefurbs. Already gone, too. Looks really good.

#1774 20 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Be careful advertising these for sale. You will have some German dude threatening to have his family in Colorado hunt you down lol. Did you have it made yourself? We likely had the same guy do it as I got mine printed in Texas as well.

By the way, your Pinsound stuff is the very best. Can’t imagine Tommy without it.

#1775 19 days ago
Quoted from HIPPY:

By the way, your Pinsound stuff is the very best. Can’t imagine Tommy without it.

Thanks, your probably the second person to actually show some praise Hard crowd to please, these pinball collectors.

#1776 19 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Thanks, your probably the second person to actually show some praise Hard crowd to please, these pinball collectors.

I think you did a great job with it. Thanks! I am currently running The Who greatest V2 and it’s a huge upgrade from the original songs.

#1777 19 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Thanks, your probably the second person to actually show some praise Hard crowd to please, these pinball collectors.

Thank you for your pinsound <3

#1778 19 days ago
Quoted from HIPPY:

Thanks, but, no, these are at retrorefurbs. Already gone, too. Looks really good.

I had one - I thought I like the design but once in my game it just didn't seem right I also didn't like the strange mottling effect on the white areas, and some of the lines were a bit off. Minor things but enough to bother me. Sold it to someone else who loved it though.

The Proto one is my favourite so I went back to that one.

#1779 15 days ago

I'm not saying everyone in this thread should go vote tommy 10/10... but I'm not saying you shouldn't either

#1780 15 days ago
Quoted from Milltown:

Rest of the cliffys in place... Shooter dialed in manual and auto....
[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Do you have any pictures installing them? I started putting them on today and I just don't want to take off anything I don't have to to get them on. The only one I've installed so far is by the shooter rod.

#1781 14 days ago
Quoted from RojerLockless:

Do you have any pictures installing them? I started putting them on today and I just don't want to take off anything I don't have to to get them on. The only one I've installed so far is by the shooter rod.

Ahhh I don't... They take some time and patience for sure.... The left scoop is the tough one and it's not to bad to do.. The others are a breeze.

#1782 13 days ago
Quoted from Milltown:

Ahhh I don't... They take some time and patience for sure.... The left scoop is the tough one and it's not to bad to do.. The others are a breeze.

Crap. Lol I just don't wanna take apart stuff that I don't need to... I've already lost a screw that fell into the playfield somewhere I really hope it fell through but I can't find it or hear it anywhere.

#1783 13 days ago

On a side note, I decided to cheap out and make my own blades for my Tommy.

I went with a Silver mirrored vinyl and cut them to the same size as my protectors. *Just used them as a template worked GREAT and the whole roll of vinyl was around 8 bucks.

What do you think?

Definitely WAY better than it was stock.

I used the soapy water spray bottle method... Worked easy and took only about half a minute each side!

20210113_181554 (resized).jpg20210113_181612 (resized).jpg20210113_182307 (resized).jpg
#1784 13 days ago
Quoted from RojerLockless:

Crap. Lol I just don't wanna take apart stuff that I don't need to... I've already lost a screw that fell into the playfield somewhere I really hope it fell through but I can't find it or hear it anywhere.

Common occurence .... probably hung up in the wiring loom somewhere.

#1785 13 days ago
Quoted from RojerLockless:

Crap. Lol I just don't wanna take apart stuff that I don't need to... I've already lost a screw that fell into the playfield somewhere I really hope it fell through but I can't find it or hear it anywhere.

Check the speaker magnet
Its not to hard to instal them...

#1786 6 days ago

I bought a stainless steel gazing ball as a replacement Tommy topper, and have been looking at the various posts on mounting it. A couple have gone with just having a plate over the hole in the backbox and threading a long screw up into the ball. Given the thin surface of the ball that doesn't seem really secure.

After looking around further, seems like perhaps a jack nut would be the ideal solution? Something like https://www.grainger.com/product/POP-AVDEL-Jack-Nut-3ZLU8

Or alternatively a well nut such as https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-10-32-tpi-x-5-8-in-Brass-Expansion-Nut-814358/204276054

Anyone tried either of these approaches?

Randy

#1787 6 days ago
Quoted from rwredmon:

I bought a stainless steel gazing ball as a replacement Tommy topper, and have been looking at the various posts on mounting it. A couple have gone with just having a plate over the hole in the backbox and threading a long screw up into the ball. Given the thin surface of the ball that doesn't seem really secure.
After looking around further, seems like perhaps a jack nut would be the ideal solution? Something like https://www.grainger.com/product/POP-AVDEL-Jack-Nut-3ZLU8
Or alternatively a well nut such as https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-10-32-tpi-x-5-8-in-Brass-Expansion-Nut-814358/204276054
Anyone tried either of these approaches?
Randy

mine just sits in the existing hole...never had an issue....

#1788 6 days ago
Quoted from monkfe:

mine just sits in the existing hole...never had an issue....

This. I was doing the same thing as you - figuring out a mounting set up. And I noticed the ball didn't even wobble when I would slide it out to work on it. So, really no reason to mount. Particularly considering that even if I transported it, I don't move games with toppers with them still attached.

#1789 5 days ago
Quoted from robotron911:

This. I was doing the same thing as you - figuring out a mounting set up. And I noticed the ball didn't even wobble when I would slide it out to work on it. So, really no reason to mount. Particularly considering that even if I transported it, I don't move games with toppers with them still attached.

I picked up an flat round metal plate used to secure junction boxes to studs that was bigger than the hole (kind of looks like a metal maze), ran a screw with a washer through it into the ball (mine is a big heavy outdoor silver plastic Christmas tree ball that’s the same size and character as the original) and I had no issues and can fold the top with the ball affixed - if that’s at all a goal.

#1790 1 day ago
Quoted from rwredmon:

I bought a stainless steel gazing ball as a replacement Tommy topper, and have been looking at the various posts on mounting it. A couple have gone with just having a plate over the hole in the backbox and threading a long screw up into the ball. Given the thin surface of the ball that doesn't seem really secure.
After looking around further, seems like perhaps a jack nut would be the ideal solution? Something like https://www.grainger.com/product/POP-AVDEL-Jack-Nut-3ZLU8
Or alternatively a well nut such as https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-10-32-tpi-x-5-8-in-Brass-Expansion-Nut-814358/204276054
Anyone tried either of these approaches?
Randy

I did the same.

I Drilled a small hole.
And a 6 inch long piece of Plexi inside...
It's deff not moving...

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 349.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball Mods
$ 54.99
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Lighted Pinball Mods
From: $ 40.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 24.95
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
ULEKstore
$ 19.00
$ 99.00
Playfield - Other
Arcade Upkeep
From: $ 20.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
There are 1790 posts in this topic. You are on page 36 of 36.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside