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#6751 79 days ago
Quoted from brainmegaphone:

Wow, that is very... pink!

Yeah! It’s fun! And low risk, I can always put the original stuff back on it.

#6752 78 days ago
Quoted from MaxIsDead:

Yeah! It’s fun! And low risk, I can always put the original stuff back on it.

Awhile ago I tried the pink / blue combo and wasn’t disappointed.

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#6753 78 days ago
Quoted from MaxIsDead:

Cabinet and head are both original.

Ok, cool.

Matt.

#6754 76 days ago

Anyone try the precision pinball flippers?

#6755 76 days ago
Quoted from PinPickle:

Anyone try the precision pinball flippers?

Yes, I love them..but not on this title....but someday...they're picey,but the flippers shoot fine on this machine (mine anyway) so it will be a while...

#6756 76 days ago
Quoted from monkfe:

the flippers shoot fine on this machine

They are the gold standard, for me. They've spoiled me, in fact. I really struggle with the lack of snappiness on JJP, etc.

#6757 75 days ago

Has anyone replaced the itchy and scratchy figures? They can be purchased on ebay, but the arms are not in the correct position, and the axe and hammer are not attached.

Are the arms movable? And just hot-glue the hammer and axe into the hands?

#6758 74 days ago
Quoted from WannaTheater:

Has anyone replaced the itchy and scratchy figures? They can be purchased on ebay, but the arms are not in the correct position, and the axe and hammer are not attached.
Are the arms movable? And just hot-glue the hammer and axe into the hands?

I purchased them, and the arms are movable.

#6759 72 days ago

Hello! New TSPP owner here. I’m having a problem with shooting the right orbit. A shot with some speed will hit the playfield ball guide, and launch the ball up onto the plastic cover above the orbit—crashing into the flasher up top. Too light of a shot will either deflect off the ball guide or the krusty spinner (can’t totally tell which). I’ve watched quite a few videos and don’t see anyone else with this specific problem. Anyone here experienced similar, or have thoughts on how to address?

I’ve searched this massive thread the best I can, apologies if it’s been covered before.

Photo shows ball guide, and the upper plastic cover where the ball ends up far too often!

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#6760 72 days ago

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#6761 72 days ago

Let me see your where your flippers are set. If you want to hit outlanes with better consistency, drop your bat placement slightly. I set mine so that the guide hole is just above the bat.

Quoted from SAM1978:

Hello! New TSPP owner here. I’m having a problem with shooting the right orbit. A shot with some speed will hit the playfield ball guide, and launch the ball up onto the plastic cover above the orbit—crashing into the flasher up top. Too light of a shot will either deflect off the ball guide or the krusty spinner (can’t totally tell which). I’ve watched quite a few videos and don’t see anyone else with this specific problem. Anyone here experienced similar, or have thoughts on how to address?
I’ve searched this massive thread the best I can, apologies if it’s been covered before.
Photo shows ball guide, and the upper plastic cover where the ball ends up far too often!
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#6762 72 days ago
Quoted from SAM1978:

Hello! New TSPP owner here. I’m having a problem with shooting the right orbit. A shot with some speed will hit the playfield ball guide, and launch the ball up onto the plastic cover above the orbit—crashing into the flasher up top. Too light of a shot will either deflect off the ball guide or the krusty spinner (can’t totally tell which). I’ve watched quite a few videos and don’t see anyone else with this specific problem. Anyone here experienced similar, or have thoughts on how to address?
I’ve searched this massive thread the best I can, apologies if it’s been covered before.
Photo shows ball guide, and the upper plastic cover where the ball ends up far too often!
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On my game that plastic cover is reversed from yours and provides better coverage towards the spinner.

#6763 71 days ago
Quoted from brainmegaphone:

On my game that plastic cover is reversed from yours and provides better coverage towards the spinner.

Yes! That seems to have done it! Thank you.

#6764 67 days ago

Adding simpsons to my collection in a few days. If you add Pinsound to it you lose all the cool callouts right? Worth the upgrade???

#6765 67 days ago
Quoted from beltking:

Adding simpsons to my collection in a few days. If you add Pinsound to it you lose all the cool callouts right? Worth the upgrade???

No, you don't lose the callouts if you add pinsound. In fact, there are multiple playlists available, including the default callouts and music. 100% worth the upgrade.

#6766 66 days ago
Quoted from beltking:

Adding simpsons to my collection in a few days. If you add Pinsound to it you lose all the cool callouts right? Worth the upgrade???

Someone more experienced can chime in here but I made the change, upgraded my speakers, sub and added a shaker.

You can keep stock sound but it does not sound ½ as good. The bit rate (experts can expand) is different. I have the 2 other sound codes but if I could do it all over again I would keep it stock. I’m sure I’m the minority.

#6767 66 days ago

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#6768 66 days ago

Joined club today. Cabinet is nice. Going to do yellow powder coat job on everything for around $850. Nuclear railesxand hinges.

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#6769 66 days ago
Quoted from beltking:

Joined club today. Cabinet is nice. Going to do yellow powder coat job on everything for around $850. Nuclear railesxand hinges.
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Congrats! That's about 4 times what you should osy for powder coating. I have a local guy to me that will do it all for around $200. PM me if interested

#6770 66 days ago
Quoted from PinPickle:

Someone more experienced can chime in here but I made the change

I collaborated with scandell on his mix (see YouTube vid featuring that mix below), but I've been using Baptiste's mix lately.

Initially, it was a bit "busy" for my tastes, but I've come to love it. I'm still hear new callouts from time-to-time and it's very clear that Baptiste is a true fan of the Simpsons. Very good callout selection.

Quoted from PinPickle:

upgraded my speakers, sub and added a shaker

Curious which speakers you installed. I'm too much of a cheapass to buy one of the ready-made kits and most of the aftermarket shielded speakers I've seen are too deep would touch the boards). I've got the PinSound and an LED OCD board, so the backbox is pretty full.

#6771 66 days ago
Quoted from cjchand:

I collaborated with scandell on his mix (see YouTube vid featuring that mix below), but I've been using Baptiste's mix lately.
Initially, it was a bit "busy" for my tastes, but I've come to love it. I'm still hear new callouts from time-to-time and it's very clear that Baptiste is a true fan of the Simpsons. Very good callout selection.

Curious which speakers you installed. I'm too much of a cheapass to buy one of the ready-made kits and most of the aftermarket shielded speakers I've seen are too deep would touch the boards). I've got the PinSound and an LED OCD board, so the backbox is pretty full.

I bought one of the kits

#6772 64 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

Prices for this game are obscene right now. What’s a realistic price for a TSPP with color DMD and some cabinet wear / typical fading?
Also…does anyone make a donut sticker or something to cover the start button fading? Or has anyone re wrapped the cabinet in the alternate design from retro refurbs? I’d love to see pics if so.

In the netherlands we got it at little over 7000 euros from a reseller he just got it from a private collector just that week. The cabinet was ok and somethings faded. It was routed but the playfield was very good and all led and pin2dmd installed so not a real bad price plus he transported the game from germany to the netherlands so that saved us a bit of a trip extra (europe prices are normally a bit higher than the us because of VAT 19-21% here) it was a nice price but we could have gotten a fresh pin (like jurassic park or something) one almost for the same price. But we just love the simpsons and yes it is a amazing pinball machine.

Now the same seller is selling a little better cabinet version voor 8250 but no extra's no led no pn2dmd.

So price are up still depending location of course it is a great pin still. We might get an extra one but that will be the rotating one every so often get a new one the simpsons will stay.

So working some some upgrades. added flanders to the pin to help a bit more with ball jumping out of the monorail but the washer solution works perfectly fine now. so no jumping but I got the flanders mini already to so it just needed to be added.

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Added rod of power and flaming moe the flashers are very very bright and it tones it down a bit.

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I have got the moe tavern playset modifying it so it will fit in the corner and updated the love machine with some proper leds and a animation.


It was just drilling out the fake lights (5mm drill used a wood drill bit with a nice point made is really easy) and just some 5mm red leds and 220ohm resistors and a arduino nano voor 5 euros. and some code that was the easy bit. solder everything together and done.

And my ledocd is finally come in. I needed to import the thing as getting here in europe was not really possible.

#6773 61 days ago

Anyone have a cliffy set they never installed and want to sell?

#6774 61 days ago
Quoted from beltking:

Anyone have a cliffy set they never installed and want to sell?

I hope you find one!

I'm trying to do the same thing with my new Aerosmith game... find someone with spare cliffy's. He is pretty backed up with orders right now.

#6775 61 days ago
Quoted from brainmegaphone:

I hope you find one!
I'm trying to do the same thing with my new Aerosmith game... find someone with spare cliffy's. He is pretty backed up with orders right now.

September orders shipping now so three months!!!! Really needs help. I could so fix this business model and create a site that you can order. Take so much off his plate.

#6776 61 days ago
Quoted from beltking:

September orders shipping now so three months!!!! Really needs help. I could so fix this business model and create a site that you can order. Take so much off his plate.

At this point I think he’d listen.

#6777 60 days ago

Like the toppers idea on earlier thread. $90 and about $30 in lighting and channels. Before pic before I make it beautiful in all yellow trim.

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#6778 60 days ago

Cool! Where did you get the Kang and Kodos?

Quoted from beltking:

Like the toppers idea on earlier thread. $90 and about $30 in lighting and channels. Before pic before I make it beautiful in all yellow trim.
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#6779 60 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

Cool! Where did you get the Kang and Kodos?

Search kidrobot plush they make them.

#6780 60 days ago
Quoted from beltking:

September orders shipping now so three months!!!! Really needs help. I could so fix this business model and create a site that you can order. Take so much off his plate.

I spoke to him about the backlog a couple of months ago when he warned me about the current delay time. I mentioned sites that'll take your CAD drawing and laser cut it in your material of choice. He said the real time sink is in the bending, which makes a lot of sense. He mentioned he's tried hiring out work before, and had to re-bend pieces that others had done. What he really needs is someone that knows how to use a sheet metal brake, and can work to his standards. It's unfortunate that although his kids are capable of doing the work they just aren't interested.

#6781 60 days ago
Quoted from El_Barto:

I spoke to him about the backlog a couple of months ago when he warned me about the current delay time. I mentioned sites that'll take your CAD drawing and laser cut it in your material of choice. He said the real time sink is in the bending, which makes a lot of sense. He mentioned he's tried hiring out work before, and had to re-bend pieces that others had done. What he really needs is someone that knows how to use a sheet metal brake, and can work to his standards. It's unfortunate that although his kids are capable of doing the work they just aren't interested.

My company has a laser knife cutter so you put the leather on a table and with the computer you tell it what to cut out. Was $200,000 machine. Don’t think cliffy will invest that but could pound them out quick. Ours is for leather but sure they have thin metal ones.

#6782 60 days ago
Quoted from beltking:

My company has a laser knife cutter so you put the leather on a table and with the computer you tell it what to cut out. Was $200,000 machine. Don’t think cliffy will invest that but could pound them out quick. Ours is for leather but sure they have thin metal ones.

His problem isn't in getting stuff cut, he already does laser cutting (not sure if he owns the equipment or sends it out). The problem is bending it all after it's cut. Some of his parts have some complex bends (I've done a little sheet metal work before), I'm not sure there is a machine that could bend all his various parts without retooling for each part type, and anything beyond a good brake would be prohibitively expensive for a one-man operation.

Oh, one FYI - his current "complete set" for TSPP is different than the older ones - he's added an outhole protector and a 2nd piece to the shooter eject. If you get an old set those may not be included.

#6783 59 days ago

Hi all.

I have officially lost all the parts that mount the skateboard to the underside of the metal bracket. Does anyone know the part number for those? also the post that sits at the rear of the bracket

#6784 59 days ago
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#6785 59 days ago

Awesome thanks! Having trouble finding #4 buttonhead rivet, why are they needed?

#6786 59 days ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

Awesome thanks! Having trouble finding #4 buttonhead rivet, why are they needed?

it looks like it keeps the skateboard platform from coming too far forward...I took a look at mine, but can't easily see it...looks like one of those nylon pcb spacers...

#6787 59 days ago

So after all these years I finally replaced the glass with invisiglass. Huge noticeable difference.
Don’t know why I waited so long.
I still love this game!

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#6788 59 days ago
Quoted from dug:

So after all these years I finally replaced the glass with invisiglass. Huge noticeable difference.
Don’t know why I waited so long.
I still love this game!
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One of the most underrated "mods" you can do! I have either PDI or VooDoo glass on all of my machines and the difference is huge! Congrats.

#6789 59 days ago

So I added yellow t molding and I’m doing yellow powder coated trim and all metal inside plus coindoor. I have a decal around the speakers now but don’t like it so I’m thinking about doing what this guy did. Paint the inside wood white instead of black and then speaker panel yellow to match trim. I think that would really pop. Maybe white speaker grills.

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#6790 59 days ago

When I hit the ball into the garage, it doesn't detect the ball anymore. After a 10 seconds the find ball is triggered and it launches to upper play field. Any ideas on how to fix it?

#6791 59 days ago
Quoted from Johnbeatle:

When I hit the ball into the garage, it doesn't detect the ball anymore. After a 10 seconds the find ball is triggered and it launches to upper play field. Any ideas on how to fix it?

You need to check your wiring or replace the Y-switch under the play field. It’s in the far left corner.

#6792 59 days ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

Awesome thanks! Having trouble finding #4 buttonhead rivet, why are they needed?

I believe the button rivet acts as a stop, so the skateboard doesn’t go to far back. If I remember correctly, it bumps into a V plastic on the play field.

#6793 58 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

You need to check your wiring or replace the Y-switch under the play field. It’s in the far left corner.

Thank you! Will start looking into it.

#6794 58 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

You need to check your wiring or replace the Y-switch under the play field. It’s in the far left corner.

Ok not sure what I'm looking at. I've done some simple modding and led swapping but not much work with wiring. I looked up y switch for simpsons on Marco and I'm not seeing what I expected. I see this little guy next to the eject assembly. Is that what you're talking about?

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#6795 58 days ago
Quoted from Johnbeatle:

Ok not sure what I'm looking at. I've done some simple modding and led swapping but not much work with wiring. I looked up y switch for simpsons on Marco and I'm not seeing what I expected. I see this little guy next to the eject assembly. Is that what you're talking about?[quoted image]

If you look in the manual, there is a switch matrix chart with all the locations and part numbers.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/180-5116-01

#6796 58 days ago
Quoted from dug:

So after all these years I finally replaced the glass with invisiglass. Huge noticeable difference.
Don’t know why I waited so long.
I still love this game!
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Glass is expensive but is worth it. I have Voodoo, Invisiglass or Magic Glass in all but one of my pins. Eventually will get one more Voodoo for that one.

#6797 58 days ago
Quoted from Johnbeatle:

Ok not sure what I'm looking at. I've done some simple modding and led swapping but not much work with wiring. I looked up y switch for simpsons on Marco and I'm not seeing what I expected. I see this little guy next to the eject assembly. Is that what you're talking about?[quoted image]

If the wiring looks firmly soldered, then you’ll have to remove the coil assembly to get to the switch. Once the switch is out, you can put the game in switch test mode and see if it’s working. Sometimes the Y part of the switch just needs to be bent up. I’d recommend just buying a new one while your in there. That switch commonly goes bad. If you buy a new switch, make sure you replace the diode too (IN4004). It looks like Pinball Life has them in stock.

https://www.pinballlife.com/sternsegadata-east-vuk-vertical-up-kicker-fork-switch.html

#6798 58 days ago
Quoted from drummermike:

Glass is expensive but is worth it. I have Voodoo, Invisiglass or Magic Glass in all but one of my pins. Eventually will get one more Voodoo for that one.

Pinstadiums look beautiful on TSPP. Once Pinstadiums are installed there’s no need for Voodoo glass. The back box lights will disappear.

#6799 58 days ago
Quoted from Johnbeatle:

Ok not sure what I'm looking at. I've done some simple modding and led swapping but not much work with wiring. I looked up y switch for simpsons on Marco and I'm not seeing what I expected. I see this little guy next to the eject assembly. Is that what you're talking about?[quoted image]

One other thing I’ve seen happen, is a small piece of the garage ramp breaks and gets jammed in that switch hole. This would prevent the switch from going down far enough to activate.

#6800 58 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

Pinstadiums look beautiful on TSPP. Once Pinstadiums are installed there’s no need for Voodoo glass. The back box lights will disappear.

I do not need more lights. I take out all the ugly spotlights on the slings of all my pins. I have large fluorescent lights above the pins. I have bent plastic on the pins to get rid of the DMD glare.

The premium glass looks like no glass is on the pins.

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