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Up the Irons - Stern Iron Maiden Owners and True Fans Club!


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#4351 6 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Take a picture of the switch at the flipper button from the top, both at rest and with the flipper button pressed.

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#4352 6 months ago
Quoted from jarch:

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It looks like the little nub that makes contact is defective. Compare the one the green arrow is pointing to against the one the red arrow is pointing to. With that shape it would be making intermittent or no contact. Take the switch stack apart and replace that leaf or replace the whole switch stack. You might be able to file the pointy one down so it makes better contact just to get you up and running temporarily, but that needs to be replaced for long-term use.

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#4353 6 months ago

Thanks very much!

#4354 6 months ago
Quoted from Gogdog:

OK...so made some improvements.
First, I added double layer red photo gels to the gun lights. Its easy to take them apart and access the hollow area, and cut out small circles to jam in there.
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So now I went from this ->
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to this ->
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Still not perfectly red but...close enough.
I was also getting some light bleed on the bottom of the topper ->
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So I did a quick and dirty fix, where I just taped a strip of black construction paper to the bottom to make a "skirt".
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And had it flare out the front and two small pieces of tape to hold it down.
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Completely not noticeable from the front...you can only see it from a step stool. Now no more light bleed!
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NICE!
That light bleed bothers me too.. does the wing just pop off? Like just pry it off?

#4355 6 months ago
Quoted from tilted81:

NICE! That light bleed bothers me too.. does the wing just pop off? Like just pry it off?

#4356 6 months ago
Quoted from tilted81:

NICE!
That light bleed bothers me too.. does the wing just pop off? Like just pry it off?

No...there are two screws on both sides. Then it just slides forward off. You can't miss 'em. And...maybe you can come up with a more elegant solution than mine. My original idea was to glue/tape some black foam but...I just didn't have any on hand.

#4357 6 months ago

Are pro owners drilling through the foot base on the stern piece of mind eddie or drilling holes through the plastic to zip tie?

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#4358 6 months ago

I drilled a hole in the base, preferred that over zip tie method.

#4359 6 months ago
Quoted from mbott1701:

I drilled a hole in the base, preferred that over zip tie method.

Same. Its how its done on the Premium/LE too.

#4360 6 months ago
Quoted from Gogdog:

Same. Its how its done on the Premium/LE too.

He's factory zip-tied on the back foot on the Premium we have here.

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#4361 6 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

He's factory zip-tied on the back foot on the Premium we have here.[quoted image]

Oh wait...you are right....though, isn't he also screwed down? Maybe I'm misremembering a picture I once saw...

#4362 6 months ago
Quoted from Gogdog:

Oh wait...you are right....though, isn't he also screwed down? Maybe I'm misremembering a picture I once saw...

I think the front foot is screwed in and the back is zip-tied.

#4363 6 months ago

So what’s the highest base loop jackpot value you’ve guys seen? I had a sweet game last night where I got the loop jackpot value up to 11M had 2x ready. Started it with one loop, then drained, game over haha...if only; what that could have been.

#4364 6 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

So what’s the highest base loop jackpot value you’ve guys seen? I had a sweet game last night where I got the loop jackpot value up to 11M had 2x ready. Started it with one loop, then drained, game over haha...if only; what that could have been.

Couple of weeks ago I was in Trooper MB and was trying to hit the SJP but was continually nailing the loop instead. Scored 126 million in loop awards and never did hit the SJP. I'm not sure if I've ever been so frustrated and happy at the same time.

#4365 6 months ago

What strategy have you gotten your high score with? This may be a silly question but I concentrated on finishing modes for a long time. I switched over to focusing on multiballs and my scores have increased big time. This may not make a bit of sense but it worked for me..

#4366 6 months ago
Quoted from bigduke6:

What strategy have you gotten your high score with? This may be a silly question but I concentrated on finishing modes for a long time. I switched over to focusing on multiballs and my scores have increased big time. This may not make a bit of sense but it worked for me..

Initial strategy immediately after the plunge is to get the ball to the right flipper and then shoot the Revive spinner 2 times to light the outlanes. This almost always guarantees a game over 100 million, even with EB’s turned off.

#4367 6 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Initial strategy immediately after the plunge is to get the ball to the right flipper and then shoot the Revive spinner 2 times to light the outlanes. This almost always guarantees a game over 100 million, even with EB’s turned off.

And get good at the super secret skill shot to the left outlane for 20 million a pop. Guarantees a 60-80 million point game just right there if you get 1 extra ball and can do it consistently.

#4368 6 months ago

I picked up this plastic after having so many stuck balls on our IM Prem in the arcade. Taking the glass off 2-3 times a day to help customers with stuck balls is not fun. This one should do the trick. Have them now on the site as well.

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#4369 6 months ago
Quoted from jimbeam42:

Are pro owners drilling through the foot base on the stern piece of mind eddie or drilling holes through the plastic to zip tie?
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I used a small dab of hot glue. Been holdin steady, and looks nicer. If my game were on route I’d go w/ the zip tie

#4370 6 months ago
Quoted from Gogdog:

No...there are two screws on both sides. Then it just slides forward off. You can't miss 'em. And...maybe you can come up with a more elegant solution than mine. My original idea was to glue/tape some black foam but...I just didn't have any on hand.

Foam was my thought too. I’ve got some weather stripping I think that would work nicely hopefully I can give it a look by the weekend

#4371 6 months ago
Quoted from bigduke6:

What strategy have you gotten your high score with? This may be a silly question but I concentrated on finishing modes for a long time. I switched over to focusing on multiballs and my scores have increased big time. This may not make a bit of sense but it worked for me..

Make sure to start 2x/3x at the right times. i.e. for modes, just before you get a sjp and start progressing jp levels, when loop jp’s Are lit, cyborg mb - but I usually wait til end of level 2 or level 3 to activate it.

To add to that, if you get all the x targets lit solid with 3x qualified, you get an additional 20 secs of 3x when you start it.

#4372 6 months ago
Quoted from mrs_mezelmods:

I picked up this plastic after having so many stuck balls on our IM Prem in the arcade. Taking the glass off 2-3 times a day to help customers with stuck balls is not fun. This one should do the trick. Have them now on the site as well.
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I just bought this, thanks!

#4373 6 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

So what’s the highest base loop jackpot value you’ve guys seen? I had a sweet game last night where I got the loop jackpot value up to 11M had 2x ready. Started it with one loop, then drained, game over haha...if only; what that could have been.

I think I've seen up around 20 mil maybe for one of the later loop jackpot levels - but 11-12 mil is the highest I specifically remember seeing. A couple weeks ago though I nailed a loop jackpot set total of over 400 million due to 3x running and just nailing a huge string of loops - I have no idea what the base value was at that run though. My previous best was in the 150 range I think, lol.

#4374 6 months ago
Quoted from mrs_mezelmods:

I picked up this plastic after having so many stuck balls on our IM Prem in the arcade. Taking the glass off 2-3 times a day to help customers with stuck balls is not fun. This one should do the trick. Have them now on the site as well.
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I sent a pic of the one I whipped up for our Maiden Premium here to Stern but they have to be aware of the problem. They should do a running change and include something to stop balls from getting in there. It's a very common ball trap.

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#4375 6 months ago

Joined the club yesterday! Bought the pro. What a great game ! I received one of these with my game, it’s the only one my distributor (tommy at nitro!) has ever seen.. anybody else get one. Any idea if it’s value??

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#4376 6 months ago

No but I want one lpl

#4377 6 months ago
Quoted from billrz:

Joined the club yesterday! Bought the pro. What a great game ! I received one of these with my game, it’s the only one my distributor (tommy at nitro!) has ever seen.. anybody else get one. Any idea if it’s value??
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It's not worth anything! Let me take it off your hands for you .

#4378 6 months ago

welcome bill! good choice

#4379 6 months ago

Couldn't find a NECA Cyborg figure so found 2 Minutes to Midnight NECA as that is the other mini-wizard mode.

Fits perfectly with just 2 zip ties and no drilling of figure etc.

I think it looks pretty good and way better than flat plastic Cyborg!
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#4380 6 months ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Couldn't find a NECA Cyborg figure so found 2 Minutes to Midnight NECA as that is the other mini-wizard mode.
Fits perfectly with just 2 zip ties and no drilling of figure etc.
I think it looks pretty good and way better than flat plastic Cyborg!
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The leg looks weird just laying there. Hang it in front of the pharaoh target and make it a piñata the ball can hit on its way to the target.

#4381 6 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

The leg looks weird just laying there. Hang it in front of the pharaoh target and make it a piñata the ball can hit on its way to the target.

Eddie is just sitting down and taking a rest

Don't want to chop leg off!

I get what you mean but it looks way better from a player's perspective, while playing game.

#4382 6 months ago
Quoted from stevebighead:

Maiden owners, I am on the fence between a IMD Premium and a DP Premium. I am concerned with all the mechanical issues reported for the IMD. Question, has Stern addressed these issues at the factory so the NIB will have been fixed by now?

Just got my premium a couple weeks ago. I may have had a Friday PM build but it took me about 6 hours to get dialed in. Worse from the factory than my Avengers was. Worth it in the long run but be prepared to at min have to work on the captive ball mechs as well as the the shooter lane.

#4383 6 months ago

Are there 2 different Orb mods? 1 that is interactive, and 1 that stays lit all the time? I found 1 for 20.00 and another for 46.00. Just curious what the difference is and which one people are buying.

#4384 6 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Are there 2 different Orb mods? 1 that is interactive, and 1 that stays lit all the time? I found 1 for 20.00 and another for 46.00. Just curious what the difference is and which one people are buying.

Ours is wired to the game. The others I have seen are a plastic or 3d printed ball that sits on top of the existing flasher somehow. You have to move the flasher board I believe, but not really sure. Ours is an acrylic ball with an smd led inside on metal mount. For the pro, we can offer different color led options.

It's on our website, free shipping.

#4385 6 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Ours is wired to the game. The others I have seen are a plastic or 3d printed ball that sits on top of the existing flasher somehow. You have to move the flasher board I believe, but not really sure. Ours is an acrylic ball with an smd led inside on metal mount. For the pro, we can offer different color led options.
It's on our website, free shipping.

Yep, saw it on your website. The other was from 3D mods i believe? Just ordered the Pharoah blinder kit from you yesterday. I like your Orb mod better because of the different color options. Sure i'll be ordering the Orb mod and maybe more from you shortly. Just noticed too your prices are different on your website vs going through here and adding to your cart. Must just add the shipping to the mod price through Pinside.

#4386 6 months ago

Hey everyone, I'm new to the hobby and have a question i hope someone can answer.

The opto for the big loop on my premium needs adjusting, it registers whenever the left flipper is used or when i hit the playfield with my hand near it, now I've read a lot about Stern using softer/lower quality wood, so my question is should i remove some parts on the playfield to reach the opto, or is it safe to just unscrew it from the bottom?

I'm a bit worried that if this part needs adjustment often and i always remove the assembly from the bottom eventually the screws won't have any wood left to grip when reinstalling?

Perhaps that doesn't happen so easily but like i said I'm new to this so better safe than sorry

#4387 6 months ago
Quoted from Novastorm:

Hey everyone, I'm new to the hobby and have a question i hope someone can answer.
The opto for the big loop on my premium needs adjusting, it registers whenever the left flipper is used or when i hit the playfield with my hand near it, now I've read a lot about Stern using softer/lower quality wood, so my question is should i remove some parts on the playfield to reach the opto, or is it safe to just unscrew it from the bottom?
I'm a bit worried that if this part needs adjustment often and i always remove the assembly from the bottom eventually the screws won't have any wood left to grip when reinstalling?
Perhaps that doesn't happen so easily but like i said I'm new to this so better safe than sorry

A few times in and out with the screw won't cause you trouble, and even if you DO wear the hole out, a toothpick piece and a little wood glue will make the hole grip like new again.

#4388 6 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

A few times in and out with the screw won't cause you trouble, and even if you DO wear the hole out, a toothpick piece and a little wood glue will make the hole grip like new again.

Thanks for the advice, will remove the assembly with less fear now

#4389 6 months ago
Quoted from billrz:

Joined the club yesterday! Bought the pro. What a great game ! I received one of these with my game, it’s the only one my distributor (tommy at nitro!) has ever seen.. anybody else get one. Any idea if it’s value??
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Pretty sure those are / were for sale on the stern website. I thought that particular one was $50? I remember eyeballing them, but also being brokish.

#4390 6 months ago

So i adjusted my opto and was curious, is this how they are from factory or does mine have a mod? (bought it second hand and seller couldn't remember all the mods he had installed)
There's a bit of plastic in front of the receiver that I remember seeing under the mods section of some shops, but i don't know if that is just an improved version of the factory plastic or that the plastic isn't there when it's new in box.

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#4391 6 months ago
Quoted from Novastorm:

So i adjusted my opto and was curious, is this how they are from factory or does mine have a mod? (bought it second hand and seller couldn't remember all the mods he had installed)
There's a bit of plastic in front of the receiver that I remember seeing under the mods section of some shops, but i don't know if that is just an improved version of the factory plastic or that the plastic isn't there when it's new in box. [quoted image]

That's a mod so fast orbit shots register consistently. Maybe the factory is doing it now, but I doubt it.

https://mezelmods.com/products/iron-maiden-pinball-loop-adjuster-kit

#4392 6 months ago

Has anyone found these necessary? I was wondering if they seem to be needed further down the road or something. Mine seems to register everything fine but it's only 4mo. old huo

#4393 6 months ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Has anyone found these necessary? I was wondering if they seem to be needed further down the road or something. Mine seems to register everything fine but it's only 4mo. old huo

I never had a problem with orbits registering on the Pro OR the Prem.

#4394 6 months ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Has anyone found these necessary? I was wondering if they seem to be needed further down the road or something. Mine seems to register everything fine but it's only 4mo. old huo

Quoted from vireland:

I never had a problem with orbits registering on the Pro OR the Prem.

Thanks for the input guys!

It seems to work by blocking a big chunk of the receiver for some reason? Which could be why mine seems to have a real tight window between registering and not registering... If it goes out of alignment again I'm going to just remove it and see if that fixes the issue... Would rather have some missed balls (which doesn't seem to even be an issue from Vireland's reaction) than having to adjust this thing every two weeks when it's moved 1/4th of a millimeter by playfield vibration...

#4395 6 months ago

Anyone got the Pinball Life real knocker kit on their machine and know what the setting needs to be changed to? I seem to have misplaced the instruction sheet that came with the kit and the last time the pin was updated the setting reverted back to normal Geez i hate that digital screech, bloody shocking

#4396 6 months ago

Iron Maiden and Batman 66 Topper Install and Review

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#4397 6 months ago

I’d love to see a voting song update ala Metallica with two more tracks. Anyone think there’s a chance of that?

#4398 6 months ago

I'm considering buying an IM Prem, there is a long thread about code issues, is everyone here generally happy with the code as it is or do you find the bugs annoying and code lacking polish?

Also can you adjust the music volume and sound effects volume independently? Was thinking if I got tired of the music I could make it more a of background sound.

#4399 6 months ago
Quoted from Rat:

I'm considering buying an IM Prem, there is a long thread about code issues, is everyone here generally happy with the code as it is or do you find the bugs annoying and code lacking polish?
Also can you adjust the music volume and sound effects volume independently? Was thinking if I got tired of the music I could make it more a of background sound.

Fairly long buglist, but pretty complicated code, none of the bugs are so annoying I can't stand it. Totally recommend the Premium.

#4400 6 months ago
Quoted from Rat:

I'm considering buying an IM Prem, there is a long thread about code issues, is everyone here generally happy with the code as it is or do you find the bugs annoying and code lacking polish?
Also can you adjust the music volume and sound effects volume independently? Was thinking if I got tired of the music I could make it more a of background sound.

You can adjust the music vs speech separately which I’ve used to bring the music more present in the mix. Crank it up!

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