(Topic ID: 21150)

Who took the XXXX out of this pin ?


By castlesteve

7 years ago



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    #1 7 years ago

    <rant>

    Seems like every time I purchase a pin one or more significant parts have been scavenged... and I only seem to notice it when I'm knee deep in pulling one apart.

    By far, the most annoying scavenged part is the freaking KNOCKER assembly. Why do people remove these? I mean, they are probably the least used coil in the entire machine.

    </rant>

    #2 7 years ago

    Knocker assembly?

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    #3 7 years ago

    My wife asked me to remove them on all of ours, but I just inserted a piece of firm foam between them and the cabinet.

    Maybe thats why they are missing?

    #4 7 years ago

    Couldn't agree more. Fortunately, they aren't that hard to replace.

    http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=708&parent=0

    #5 7 years ago

    A lot of times the will get scalped because people need to use the coil to fix a game on location

    #6 7 years ago

    I'm addicted to that noise

    #7 7 years ago

    Do Sterns replicate that noise with the speakers and not an actual knocker? Cuz that's what I suspect. Their "knocker" is strangely unsatisfying.

    Just a question, not a debate.

    #8 7 years ago

    yea I know... it's just annoying to have to place that one last order when you play it and wonder why there isnt that knock sound. Thankfully (most) people dont cut the connector off

    #9 7 years ago
    Quoted from playboywillis:

    I'm addicted to that noise

    yup. Add that to the list of cost reductions that annoy me. But this is NOT another STERN rant thread

    oops - was supposed to be quote on the fake knock sound

    #10 7 years ago
    Quoted from playboywillis:

    Do Sterns replicate that noise with the speakers and not an actual knocker? Cuz that's what I suspect. Their "knocker" is strangely unsatisfying.

    Yes, and it sucks HARD...there are people in the past who have made kits to install a normal knocker though...

    #11 7 years ago
    Quoted from fattrain:

    A lot of times the will get scalped because people need to use the coil to fix a game on location

    Gary Stern mentioned that on his last speech in Seattle . He said that the operators would use the knocker as a spare part. It would keep the game running and collecting coins. Thought it was a good bit of trivia.

    #12 7 years ago

    The only part I have had missing is the coin box. Not a big issue as the pin was not going out on route.

    #13 7 years ago
    Quoted from fattrain:

    A lot of times the will get scalped because people need to use the coil to fix a game on location

    Exactly!

    #14 7 years ago

    That makes sense. bad idea but makes sense

    #15 7 years ago
    Quoted from playboywillis:

    I'm addicted to that noise

    I like to dance after I hear that knocker on my TSPP.

    #16 7 years ago

    My favorite part about knockers is that it's obvious some heinous down at the factory years ago invented the knocker from some parts lying around and thus changed all ours lives forever.

    #17 7 years ago
    Quoted from txstargazer3:

    The only part I have had missing is the coin box. Not a big issue as the pin was not going out on route.

    The coin box is critical. It's where I keep a handful of spare parts (bulbs etc.) and any parts that were replaced by mods, the goodie bag, etc.

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