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Hi guys, I’m looking at buying one of these two machines (not both :(). Both work, but need some repairs replacements, which is fine with me, as I’m looking for a machine to keep me busy :) JP is a little more expensive than SG.

 

The Dino on JP works, the rope light & stargate on SG works. Both cabs need a few touch ups & they are both playable.

 

Anyone have opinions on which way to go and why? Gameplay better on one? Parts unobtainium on another?

 

Thanks

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JP will have better resale

 

 

I find Stargate more fun to play

I haven't looked for a long time, but it used to be that to get gottlieb parts you had to use some prickly characters in the US.

 

*I take it back, I actually ordered from Steve, once back in the day. He just didn't take the usual payment methods, but all was perfect besides that

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Thx bwodie.

 

Yeh that’s what I thought about resale too. I’m totally unsure about Gottlieb parts - haven’t owned one yet.. I only own RFM at the mo.

 

I also live in Central QLD, the nearest Pinball service is 6 hours south in Brissy..

 

 

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I found ordering from Steve Young at Pinball Resource (now owns everything Gottlieb) was actually fine. A bit old style but not more difficult, slow or expensive than anyone else.

 

It is true though that JP is slightly more valued (3000-4000) than SG (2500-3500).

Mostly a theme thing I believe, since gameplay is kind of equivalent (to me), but engineering - I think - is way superior with Gottlieb System3s.

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but engineering - I think - is way superior with Gottlieb System3s.

 

Actually had me taken aback a couple of times, the first time i went over a sys3; all the detail under the playfield for a start.

I found this video interesting

 

From:

http://www.pinrepair.com/sys3/index.htm#manual

1e. Getting Started: Gottlib System3 Overview video

"This 12 minute movie explains the Gottlieb System3 solid state pinball system and it's electronic parts, along with what Gottlieb did differently than Williams/Bally and Dataeast."

 

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I hear it gets quite repetitive??

 

If you hold the flipper button in whilst launching the ball it disables the 'shoot the pyramid' call out :D

 

I thoroughly enjoyed mine when it was 'semi-playable'....I just need to get the rebuild completed :lol

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Pinball Resource has every part you'll ever need for Stargate, so no worries about part availability: http://www.pbresource.com/Stargate.html

 

And the "Shoot the pyramid" callout can be silenced by holding the flipper buttons in for 3 seconds at the start of the game. So that's not a valid reason to hate the game anymore!

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Pinball Resource has every part you'll ever need for Stargate, so no worries about part availability: http://www.pbresource.com/Stargate.html

 

And the "Shoot the pyramid" callout can be silenced by holding the flipper buttons in for 3 seconds at the start of the game. So that's not a valid reason to hate the game anymore!

 

That’s it! Thanks Alex [emoji106]

 

 

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I prefer JP on every evaluation .

I'm still after some elusive Stargate parts but most are available at PBR , a must for the Gottlieb .

Holding in the flipper only reduces that pyramid call out on my device and it's NOT the only annoying call out that bugs me .

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Oh that’s a great site, thanks!! Nowhere in Aussie to get the Gottlieb parts? How’s the shipping cost/time?

 

Anyone else in favour of JP? Most seem to be SG fans - I’m watching thru SG1 at the mo.. hehe.

 

Anything on either that I need to look out for? Parts breakdown or long term issues? Particular or weird maintenance/problems?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Actually had me taken aback a couple of times, the first time i went over a sys3; all the detail under the playfield for a start.

I found this video interesting

 

From:

http://www.pinrepair.com/sys3/index.htm#manual

1e. Getting Started: Gottlib System3 Overview video

"This 12 minute movie explains the Gottlieb System3 solid state pinball system and it's electronic parts, along with what Gottlieb did differently than Williams/Bally and Dataeast."

 

 

Oh that’s really great, thanks! I’ll have a look around this site tonight. Anything equivalent for the DE games?

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Oh that’s a great site, thanks!! Nowhere in Aussie to get the Gottlieb parts? How’s the shipping cost/time?

 

From a recent email from PBR:

Shipping charges are based on size of box,weight, and delivery service(see below)

 

USPS First Class Mail - Not Insurable - No Tracking - (Cheapest) Has weight and size limit

USPS Priority Mail - Next step up (Trackable - Insurance available)

USPS Express Mail - Fastest/most expensive

 

You can do some calculations here:

https://postcalc.usps.com/

 

You can also buy any part we offer locally from someone like:

Mark C:*http://www.pinballspareparts.com.au

and/or

Nino:*http://www.rtbb.com.au

 

They say no tracking on the first option but my experience has been that the customs number works as a tracking number. The weight limit is 4lbs.

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Oh that’s really great, thanks! I’ll have a look around this site tonight. Anything equivalent for the DE games?

 

 

http://techniek.flipperwinkel.nl/desega/index1.htm parts 2 and 3 are linked at the bottom of that page.

That is originally from pinrepair, but it disappeared a while back, I can't remember why. If you want to get really "pinball geeky", hunt out the "This old pinball" dvd's.

http://www.pinrepair.com/top/

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