We are excited to partner with Comet Pinball, the leading purveyor of LEDs in pinball machines. Comet Pinball has a massive, and growing, inventory of LED bulbs and matrix units to bring pinball machines to life. Now available on our website: Comet Pinball’s 2SMD Frosted Lens PREMIUM LEDS in both bayonet & wedge based sockets: WARM WHITE: Bayonet Base or Wedge Base SUNLIGHT: Bayonet Base or Wedge Base COOL WHITE: Bayonet Base or Wedge Base “You might not know it, but the first question you should ask when putting LEDs into your machine is: which white should I choose? At Comet read more…
Archive for the ‘Knowledge Center’ Category
We get a lot of questions from people asking about coil substitutions. Let’s preface by saying we always recommend replacing a coil with the same part number as the original. Remember, a weak flipper probably won’t be fixed by replacing the coil with a stronger one, and changing to a non-factory recommended coil can cause damage to plastics, drop targets and ramps. Click “Read More” at the top right for more information.
The end of stroke switch (EOS) is your pinball flipper assembly’s best friend. The End Of Stroke switch keeps the flipper in check, but it does have a hard job. It gets beat up; many times per game, and eventually, you will need to repair or replace that old end of stroke switch. Which EOS switch do you need, and what is an EOS switch for? Click “Read More” at the top right to read more.
Are you a pinball technician? Would you like your business to be listed? Every day, we have customers that need help with their games beyond their scope of knowledge. We decided to create a “Rolodex” of vetted pinball technicians from around the world, so when our customers ask for repair help, we can send them your way! Please join our Pinball Technician database, today. Click the “read more” button at the top right.
Here is a great tutorial from Charlie Danger of Dead Flip Pinball Streaming showing us how to remove a playfield from a new Stern Pinball game! Removing the playfield is sometimes necessary, do it with confidence and care. Watch the tutorial here! Another great tutorial video from Jack Danger, “Breaking Down a Pinball Machine for Transport: Follow Dead Flip on Youtube for more great tutorials! http://www.youtube.com/deadflip
Did you know that Bob Matthews made a comprehensive guide for playing in those “classics” tournaments? This is one of the most valuable compendiums we have ever seen in pinball history when it comes to game rules, details, and tips!! Check it out and cherish it. If Bob’s guide helps you in any way, he is asking for donations to Project Pinball. Happy Flipping!
The Slow Mo Guys created an amazing video showing the power of pinball through slow motion! Click “Read More” at the top right to check out the video!
When dealing with screws, nuts, and bolts, understanding the cryptic part numbers can simplify ordering. The last 2 digits (XX) of the 4 digit fastener part numberprefix (40XX-12345-12) indicates the standard stud size of the bolt or screw. For example, part #4006-01030-12 indicates a #6 stud diameter (.138″) fastener. The 2 digit part number suffix for bolts and screws (-12, -04, -16, etc) indicates the number of 1/16″ length increments of the fastener. For example, part #4004-01003-04 indicates a screw that is 4/16″ long or 1/4″ long. Click “Read More” at the top right for more information.
Stuck at home with your games? Start streaming pinball now! There are multiple outlets you can stream on for free. Twitch, Facebook LIVE, Youtube, or even just using ZOOM to stream with your personal family & friends! Streaming pinball is the latest way to share pinball gameplay, rules, and even repair tips! Don’t know where to start? We have you covered! Jack Danger paves the way for pinball streamers with his professional and entertaining pinball streams on twitch.tv, Dead Flip Pinball Streaming. Always keen about sharing his knowledge, Jack created a comprehensive breakdown on “How to Stream Pinball”.
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