Hey everyone. Big day for me!
Here's a little background. If you're in a hurry....or just don't care....just skip the next two paragraphs.
From 2003-2007, I owned & ran a sportsbar/restaurant/live music venue in Central Florida. Don't go looking for it....it's a Chinese buffet now! I had a profit sharing arrangement with a coin-op distributor/operator in the area, and he outfitted my bar with a digital jukebox, bar-top 'Megatouch' games (those things were like digital crack-cocaine for some of my regulars in the age immediately preceding smartphones and apps!), pool tables, cigarette machine, and a few video games. My ONE AND ONLY DEMAND of him when we came to an agreement was that he bring in a Simpsons Pinball Party, which was brand new at the time. I had recently played one at a Florida Turnpike rest area (of all places!) and instantly fell in love with it! He made good on his promise, and I can clearly remember the day in early 2004 when he delivered the game. It was brand new, and I remember being really impressed with how intricate and complicated everything 'under the hood' looked.....and I watched in amazement as they put it on its legs and set it up. This was my first exposure to pinball as anything more than the occasional kid player at the local arcade in the 80s. I played that TSPP every day for years! Tuesdays were my favorite day of the week because the coin-op guy would come to empty the coin boxes, and he would always leave me 10 free credits on TSPP. It was in that bar, on that game, that I started to learn that pinball has rules....that it's not JUST about keeping the ball from draining. And what a complex game to learn that lesson on! Right?
To sum it all up....I loved that game dearly. In July of 2007 I closed down the bar. It was not an easy decision, but I was starting to feel burned out, and looking back, I got out riiiight at the perfect time, before things started to get real bad with the economy. A few weeks ago marked 10 years since the bar closed. Ever since then, I have always told myself that one day, I would own a TSPP of my own. TODAY IS THE DAY! It should be delivered in a few hours. It's not the first pinball I have bought, but it's the most special to me, personally! By far.
SO......I'm just looking for a little advice about my new baby. It just got a full LED upgrade by the guys I bought it from. They also put new Cliffys on the 3 ramps and shooter eject. I am going to install an OCD-LED board, and the ColorDMD LCD screen today.
HERE IS MY QUESTION: Are there any MUST-HAVE mods/upgrades/protection that I am forgetting?
Thanks in advance for any help / advice! You people are the best pinball resource out there!