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Why is a wedgehead called a wedgehead?


By cory79

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    What really is considered a wedgehead? From what I can gather is they are older pinballs.

    #2 1 year ago

    The shape of the head is the shape of a wedge. Only single players from the 1960's to late 70's. Gottlieb and Chicago Coin had a few. Williams had inverted wedge heads.

    #3 1 year ago

    Here’s some visual examples of wedge heads. Only one of these is mine, though.

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    #4 1 year ago

    Wedge head is easier to understand and spell, than 'Trapezoid Head'.

    #5 1 year ago

    I sometimes used to call them angle heads. They are in fact trapezoidal as you said.

    #6 1 year ago

    What is a zoid, and how do you trap one?

    #7 1 year ago

    Zombie version of the Noid.

    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    how do you trap one?

    Dead pizza.

    LTG : )

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Zombie version of the Noid.

    Dead pizza.
    LTG : )

    But it must be Dominos pizza.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from ibuypinballs:

    The shape of the head is the shape of a wedge. Only single players from the 1960's to late 70's. Gottlieb and Chicago Coin had a few. Williams had inverted wedge heads.

    With some exceptions.

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    #10 1 year ago

    Yeah, like what the hell were they thinking!

    #11 1 year ago

    The same reason a reverse wedgehead is called a reverse wedgehead like my Wing Ding. I want to place mine between Atlantis and either Dimension or Astro

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinaholic:

    The same reason a reverse wedgehead is called a reverse wedgehead like my Wing Ding. I want to place mine between Atlantis and either Dimension or Astro

    When you come down to it, they're both wedgeheads. Which one is reverse or inverted? Who's to say?

    #13 1 year ago

    Bally did "fake" wedgeheads in the mid 60's by use of tall painted triangles on the face trim of the backbox, giving the illusion of a tapered head. Here are a few examples:

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    #14 1 year ago

    and here is my wedgehead on my virtual cabinet next to a real one, and my wedgehead on my homebrew

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    #15 1 year ago

    They call them wedgeheads because they are square shaped (not).

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    #16 1 year ago

    Because...Engineers

    #17 1 year ago

    Not to be confused with a Square Head

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    #18 1 year ago

    Or Egg Head

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    #19 1 year ago

    Or Good Head (part of Bill Clinton’s collection)

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    They call them wedgeheads because they are square shaped (not).[quoted image]

    That's a wing nut!

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