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TSPP Owners Club..... Members Only!!!


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#4251 24 days ago

I agree ColorDMD is a must and the installation isn't hard. The original DMD is worth around $75 so you'll have to decide if having someone install it for you is a good deal.

I wouldn't bother with a shaker, personally. I would suggest getting an LEDOCD board though if you have any desire to put LEDs in it. It makes an enormous difference.

#4252 24 days ago
Quoted from vbobrusev:

Looks like this is mine decals? If somebody need new decals for cabinet. DM me. i have two options, with or without fade effect.

Yes it is. Very happy!

#4253 24 days ago

Agree...ColorDMD is a must. Skip the shaker.
If the game has LEDs, an OCD board is also a must, in my opinion.

#4254 21 days ago
Quoted from MG7322:

So my upper right saucer #24 stopped working. Soldered in a new switch last week and nothing. Tested and found switch 64 and 16 also not registering. Only thing in common is the white/gray CN7 row. But the other switches on that row work (tilt Bob, garage door etc). We looked for obvious broken wire and tested diodes and reseated the connection at the CPU.
I don’t want to start digging into the harness looking for a broken wire. I have a meter to test continuity. Any suggestions or old threads to read?
Thanks.[quoted image]

Updated! We tracked the issue down to a broken solder joint at one of the switches. As the matrix states we had signal until a certain point then it went dead. Tracing back it was broken at the solder joint where 2 wires go into one. Thank you guy for the troubleshooting tips!

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#4255 18 days ago

chalkey TSPP was also one of my first pins and the Color DMD was my first mod install. I think you’ll find troubleshooting and modding your own game can be one of the best and most rewarding aspects of this hobby and the DMD install is a great start with few tools required and simple step by step inx. Congrats!

#4256 16 days ago

Need help-got a buddy who just started powder coat co. Willing to experiment. Has anyone done pink rails? Name of color? Let’s fool around...open to ideas. If he gets good could be a great asset to the community.

#4257 16 days ago

Somewhere in the depths of this thread the is a photo of a TSPP in the same pink as the doughnut

#4259 16 days ago

Eww. Nuclear green or yellow would have more appeal.

#4260 16 days ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

Eww. Nuclear green or yellow would have more appeal.

Lots of examples of green, yellow, and red in the topic gallery.

#4261 11 days ago

I've owned this game close to a year now and never been able to crack 30mil. Occasionally by sheer luck I get up into the 20 mil range, but it's not consistent. I also seem to read a lot about how long the ball times are for people, yet I feel like I'm always draining (my balls last maybe a few minutes at best). Any ideas on how I can go about not sucking at this? As it stands this is probably my least played game now since I just drain constantly.

#4262 11 days ago

Where are your outlane posts set? You should be able to top 30M if you can combine couch and itchy and scratchy multiballs and get a few jackpots.

#4263 11 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Where are your outlane posts set? You should be able to top 30M if you can combine couch and itchy and scratchy multiballs and get a few jackpots.

Stealing a photo from another thread:

Mine was at B-3, but I just moved it to the same settings in the photo a couple days ago to see how that goes.
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The left outlane is all the way at the bottom.

#4264 11 days ago
Quoted from atrainn:

I've owned this game close to a year now and never been able to crack 30mil. Occasionally by sheer luck I get up into the 20 mil range, but it's not consistent. I also seem to read a lot about how long the ball times are for people, yet I feel like I'm always draining (my balls last maybe a few minutes at best). Any ideas on how I can go about not sucking at this? As it stands this is probably my least played game now since I just drain constantly.

It can be a bit mean on ball launch. I put like a 13 second ball saver. I also have an extra ball on replay so I get one around 14 million. This is the only game I have with an extra ball reward. Check your itchy kickout (no pun) you may need to adjust the deflector if it’s draining. The drains from the pops are annoying. No solution. To me this game is a bit of a shooter. I catch the ball more in this one than my other games. Some games I suck like crazy making the garage.

We seem to be getting closer with our machines. Nice line up you have.

#4265 11 days ago
Quoted from atrainn:

I've owned this game close to a year now and never been able to crack 30mil. Occasionally by sheer luck I get up into the 20 mil range, but it's not consistent. I also seem to read a lot about how long the ball times are for people, yet I feel like I'm always draining (my balls last maybe a few minutes at best). Any ideas on how I can go about not sucking at this? As it stands this is probably my least played game now since I just drain constantly.

I usually suck at pinball as in I never passed 1 million after a year of owning WOZ (and 1200 games), but surprisingly my TSPP has been much more forgiving and I regularly pass 50 millions (3 balls + EB at replay)

I dont feel it drains too much on me especially because its an easy game to nudge (gently) and except from the bumbers its quite easy to see early if a ball is a headed to the outlane.

#4266 11 days ago
Quoted from atrainn:

Mine was at B-3, but I just moved it to the same settings in the photo a couple days ago to see how that goes.

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The left outlane is all the way at the bottom.

My understanding is the wider the gap between posts (I.e. A3) the easier. This allows more room to bump away from outlane and a wider path into the shooters lane, instead of the outlane...

#4267 11 days ago
Quoted from Melhadmj:

My understanding is the wider the gap between posts (I.e. A3) the easier. This allows more room to bump away from outlane and a wider path into the shooters lane, instead of the outlane...

Yep mine is B3 and some heading for the outlane go into the shooter.

#4268 11 days ago
Quoted from Melhadmj:

My understanding is the wider the gap between posts (I.e. A3) the easier. This allows more room to bump away from outlane and a wider path into the shooters lane, instead of the outlane...

Interesting, I'll try opening them all the way up then. I figured closer together would be easier since it would be a smaller gap for the ball to go through.

What pitch do you guys have your game at?

#4269 11 days ago

Standard pitch is 6.5. That's where mine is set. The auto-plunge goes into the Kick-E-Mart.

#4270 11 days ago

I have mine set up much like others mentioned above and I usually score 15 to 60 Million, start at least one couch multi ball and occasionally reach Alien invasion or mystery spot. I think I am an average player, I’m certainly not league quality.

- Left outlane is all the way to the bottom
- Right outlane is in the B3 position
- The picth is set to 6.8
- 7 second ball saver
- An extra ball award
- Itchy and Scratchy saucer eject always goes to left flipper, never SDTM

Good luck getting yours dialed in, once you do this game is so much fun! I think this is my favorite pin with an amazing variety of ways to play, looking for a high score, completing TV modes, Starting mini-wizard modes etc.

#4271 9 days ago

I just did a custom color theme with titan rings. I put glow in the dark posts and rings around the nuclear plant area, hoping it would glow more, but it doesn’t really glow until I turn off the machine lol. Still a neat gimmick I suppose. I miscounted and I’m 3 posts short from being finished. But i like the way it turned out. Next is a colorDMD.

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#4272 9 days ago

Looks neat. Two suggestions, if I may. The flippers need cleaning and would look great with some Titan rubbers. Get a Kwik-E-Mart sticker.

#4273 9 days ago

You could add a new garage door decal too, or possibly clean off the ball marks if the decal isn’t worn thru. I tried using gel hand sanitizer on a Q-tip to clean the black off flippers and stand up targets. Worked great, and it evaporates without leaving any behind. You could use a cleaner or even Goo-Gone, but that’s much more harsh and has a strong odor. Looking good!

#4274 8 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

You could add a new garage door decal too, or possibly clean off the ball marks if the decal isn’t worn thru. I tried using gel hand sanitizer on a Q-tip to clean the black off flippers and stand up targets. Worked great, and it evaporates without leaving any behind. You could use a cleaner or even Goo-Gone, but that’s much more harsh and has a strong odor. Looking good!

And put Mylar over it

#4275 8 days ago

Looking for a set of slingshot plastics. Anyone have a spare set and want to help a brother?

Thanks in advance

#4276 8 days ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

Looks neat. Two suggestions, if I may. The flippers need cleaning and would look great with some Titan rubbers. Get a Kwik-E-Mart sticker.

Quoted from Pinkitten:

You could add a new garage door decal too, or possibly clean off the ball marks if the decal isn’t worn thru. I tried using gel hand sanitizer on a Q-tip to clean the black off flippers and stand up targets. Worked great, and it evaporates without leaving any behind. You could use a cleaner or even Goo-Gone, but that’s much more harsh and has a strong odor. Looking good!

Quoted from gumnut01:

And put Mylar over it

Yea I need to clean the flippers, I replaced the bottom ones when I got the machine, and I was just going to replace the others too so the yellows would all match. Garage door sticker is on my cart at pinball life with some flipper rebuild kits and spotlight replacements.

Oh and all of the rings are titan

#4277 7 days ago

Following up on me sucking... I just straight up removed the top post haha, I'm having a better time but still finish below 10mil most of the time. I'll keep trying at it to see if I start enjoying the game more now. I also made a shooter rod, which was pretty easy.

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#4278 7 days ago

Question for the group:

I have a HUO in good condition. I often set to easy play for the kids so they have a better chance to get to SMS and Alien Invasion. I find during those longer games (for example after a long couch multiball) that the garage door will start to droop (not open all the way). This only seems to happen after the game has been used for awhile. Any idea the cause or better said how to adjust/fix?

A great game... But the drooping of the garage door can be a bummer when playing at times.

#4279 7 days ago
Quoted from ATLPinGuy:

Question for the group:
I have a HUO in good condition. I often set to easy play for the kids so they have a better chance to get to SMS and Alien Invasion. I find during those longer games (for example after a long couch multiball) that the garage door will start to droop (not open all the way). This only seems to happen after the game has been used for awhile. Any idea the cause or better said how to adjust/fix?
A great game... But the drooping of the garage door can be a bummer when playing at times.

mine does the same thing! i was thinking about replacing the coil.

#4280 7 days ago
Quoted from sk8ersublime:

mine does the same thing! i was thinking about replacing the coil.

Yeah, mine did that too until I replaced the coil with the stronger one that is actually recommended by Stern in a service bulletin. I don't remember the part number, but I'm sure it's somewhere in this thread.

#4281 6 days ago

Had same limp garage door issue, I replaced with above coil # - no issues after that.

#4282 6 days ago

Sort of regretting putting the treehouse mod in. Nothing wrong with it. Just feel it hides too much of the Kwik-E-Mart loop.

#4283 6 days ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Sort of regretting putting the treehouse mod in. Nothing wrong with it. Just feel it hides too much of the Kwik-E-Mart loop.

That's a clever mod, but one I decided against and returned once I saw how much it obstructed. I'm sure others really like it. The monorail train mod also looks great but the trade off is less visibility.

#4284 6 days ago
Quoted from toastbot:

Yeah, mine did that too until I replaced the coil with the stronger one that is actually recommended by Stern in a service bulletin. I don't remember the part number, but I'm sure it's somewhere in this thread.

Yea i remember seeing that. Thats the plan, just not the priority right now. Ill grab it next time i make an order. Its Stern 090-5036-OT/24-940

#4285 6 days ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Sort of regretting putting the treehouse mod in. Nothing wrong with it. Just feel it hides too much of the Kwik-E-Mart loop.

That's exactly how I rule out some rather cool looking mods, the treehouse and the monorails are the first one that come to mind. I'm also considering moving the I&S TV sideways to get a better view at the rather tight left ramp shot.

Actually I might be using the TV as an excuse to cover for my lack of skills at that game, but heck someone has to pay for it

#4286 6 days ago

I dont think the treehouse covers anymore then that bundle of lights.

#4287 5 days ago

Sorry for crashing the owners thread ...
I’m not an owner (yet) ... but man I played the hell out of this game at ReplayFx this year and it really grabbed my attention. I had never played one before. This machine is packed with pinball goodness !!! I’m in the hunt for one.

#4288 1 day ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Sorry for crashing the owners thread ...
I’m not an owner (yet) ... but man I played the hell out of this game at ReplayFx this year and it really grabbed my attention. I had never played one before. This machine is packed with pinball goodness !!! I’m in the hunt for one.

Please consider your membership application to have been received and currently in the pending/under-review file. Good luck with your hunt of this awesome pin.

#4289 1 hour ago

I guess my Simpsons has a little Gottlieb DNA in it.

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