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Lock is Lit Pinball Podcast
58 minutes | May 5, 2019
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 123 Live From PInfest Part 1
This is the audio from our Facebook Live broadcast from Pinfest 2019! Can't wait until next year! Part 2 of our live broadcast will be up soon! Pinfest Official Site
81 minutes | Apr 14, 2019
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 122
Join us for a recap of the Pinball 2000 episode, as well as a discussion on the current state of pinball. We also discuss a very interesting thing that happened @ Pinfest last year, do an interview with a fine young chap by the name of Greg Taylor, and talk about what we will be bringing to our booth this year. Tilt:The Battle to Save Pinball (seriously, watch this!) http://tilt-movie.com/ George Gomez & Pat Lawlor @ Pinball Expo '99: https://youtu.be/jmmfJ5p_Qxs Allentown Pinfest website: http://www.pinfestival.com/ Nucore Forums: http://www.bigguyspinball.com/community/viewforum.php?f=18http://www.bigguyspinball.com/community/viewforum.php?f=18
16 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 121-The Life and Death of Pinball 2000
Welcome to a special episode of the podcast, a mini documentary on Pinball 2000, a list ditch effort to save Williams pinball. If this episode interested you at all, I implore you to watch TILT:The Battle to Save Pinball. This goes much deeper into the development of Pinball 2000, and the last days of the Williams pinball division. It also has some fascinating interviews with the people involved, including George Gomez, Pat Lawlor, Lyman Sheats, Roger Sharpe, and many others. It is available on Amazon Prime Video as well, and you can go directly to it here. George's Expo '99 Talk on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmmfJ5p_Qxs WMS Location Today: https://goo.gl/maps/kpu74XYVR4w There is also a P2K Collectors Page here: http://www.pinball2000.de/ Planetary Pinball still has some P2K info up as well: https://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/Williams/pinball2000/home.html And if you have a P2K pin, the repair guide is here: http://pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Pinball_2000_Repair And lastly, stay tuned...there will be more P2K info in the next episode, but be warned, Rick will be back. :)
20 minutes | May 4, 2018
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 120 Part 2
This is part two of our live broadcast from Pinfest 2018! Goes without saying, please listen to part one before listening to this one! Many thinks to Ivan, and the whole crew @ Pinfest for having us!
33 minutes | May 4, 2018
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 120 Part 1
Live from Pinfest 2018 in beautiful Allentown, Pa!! Join us as we broadcast live from Pinfest! Yes there is a lot of noise, but we were right in the thick of things, and also right across from the tournament section. This is part one, which we recorded early in the day. Part two was recorded around 6pm, and things were a tad bit quieter then.
66 minutes | Feb 9, 2018
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 119
Is this thing on? Yes, we are back! Is that a good thing? Who knows! Anyhows, join us as we fill you in on what's been going on for us pinball/arcade wise the past year. Also, we will be at Pinfest this year, and as always, we will have some sort of freebies to give out. Allentown, Pa-May 4th & 5th!
60 minutes | Apr 2, 2017
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 118
In this episode, we get together with George "GW" Whittaker of Big Fun Amusements, and Gene Wills to discuss the latest pinball machines from Stern, JJP, Heighway Pinball, Planetary Pinball, Spooky Pinball, and American Pinball. Keep up with Big Fun Amusements via George's Facebook page, as he posts anything for sale there first: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013626933993
122 minutes | Feb 3, 2017
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 117
In this exciting, action packed episode, we discuss new pins by Stern, playfield issues, and do a rather long segment on boutique pinball companies! Stern Aerosmith pin: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/aerosmith-pinball-machine/ Batman '66 issues, more issues throughout this thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/batman-66-whats-your-impression/page/28#post-3544738 Pinside thread on Boutique pinball: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/forum/boutique-pinball Kevin Kulek in court: https://pinballsupernova.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/news-kevin-kulek-pinball-predator-fiasco-brought-into-court-to-speak-about-charges-against-him/ Skit-B Discussion on Pinside: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-official-pinside-skit-b-predator-discussion Scoregasm Master from Day One Pinball: http://www.dayonepinball.com/games/scoregasm-master/ Captain Nemo from Quetzel Pinball: http://www.quetzalpinball.com/ Pythons Pinball Circus from Circus Maximus: https://www.facebook.com/circusmaximusgames/ Medieval Madness Remake by Planetary Pinball: http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=PP&Screen=PROD&Category_Code=GAME&Product_Code=PPS-MMR-LE Magic Girl Pinball by Zidware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcb1TyT5_c4 http://www.johnpopadiuk.com/ The Big Lebowski/BOP 2.0 by Dutch Pinball: http://www.dutchpinball.com/ Full Throttle/Alien Pinball by Heighway Pinball: http://www.heighwaypinball.com/ Wrath of Olympus by Riot Pinball: http://riotpinball.com/ Lexy Lightspeed by Multimorphic: http://www.multimorphic.com Timeshock by Silver Castle Pinball: https://www.facebook.com/silvercastlepinball/ Thunderbirds by Homepin: http://www.homepin.com/ https://www.facebook.com/HomepinPinball Pinball Gremlins by Vonnie D. Pinball: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2065029795/pinball-gremlins-pinball-machine https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-gremlins Wrath of Cthulu by Rebel Unit: http://www.therebelunit.com/index.html Spooky Pinball: http://www.spookypinball.com/ And finally, Pinfest 2017: http://www.pinfestival.com/
91 minutes | Nov 11, 2016
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 116
We are indeed back! In this long delayed episode, we discuss Pinfest 2016, new pin purchases, and we have an interview with Ed Klemp of The Pinball Lounge in Ovieda, FL!! A huge shoutout to our new sponsor Big Fun Amusements, West Virginia's premier Jersey Jack Pinball dealer!! Check them out here: www.bigfunamusements.com Also, for your enjoyment: The Pinball Lounge http://www.wizardamusement.com/ Batman '66 Information https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/batman-66-by-stern-new-info Ghostbusters Issue Thread https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbuster-issue-thread
110 minutes | Apr 23, 2016
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 115
Join us to a long delayed episode 115! We discuss the Arkansas warehouse raid that we went on over the winter, a lot of new pin acquisitions, and other random things that have been going on. We will also have a booth/table at Pinfest 2016 in Allentown PA on May 5th, and 6th, so stop by and visit us!! We also talk about the future of the show going forward. This is the documentary on the final days of Williams pinball division. A must watch! Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball The Piniwiki list of vehicles that a pin will fit in: http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Vehicles_for_Moving_Pinball_Machines Pinfest 21016: http://www.pinfestival.com/ First Arkansas video, which we codenamed "Arkantana" https://youtu.be/8T7Hf9hRqus Second Arkansas trip video: https://youtu.be/sBttUWPNm-Q
56 minutes | Nov 28, 2015
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 114
Join us in this very special Thanksgiving episode as we give thanks to the wonderful people that allow us to have this amazing hobby, our wives! Guests in this episode are: Rick & Tara Taylor, George "G.W." & Theresa Whittaker, Gene & Wendy Wills, and me, Marc, & my wife Shelley. We also ask some questions to get a woman's perspective on pinball, & the pinball hobby! Check out the Amigos podcast! L to R: Shelley & Marc Johnston, Rick & Tara Taylor, Theresa & George Whittaker, Wendy & Gene Wills L to R: Gene, George, Daryl, Rick, & Marc
115 minutes | Nov 4, 2015
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 113
In this episode, I invite my long time friend Ken Lilly on the show for conversations about about arcade collecting in the 1990's, and of course pinball! We introduce a new show segment, "Stupid Ebay Stuff", and also welcome a behind the scenes episode editor/commentator, Vic, the podcast droid. We have mentioned them before, but Holland Computers sells some good multicade boards: www.hollandcomputers.com This what we were talking about, when we discussed Omega Race: http://www.madocowain.com/Arcade/OmegaRace/omegarace_board.html Ken's Games: Flipper McCoys: Ebay Auctions: Police Force http://www.ebay.com/itm/Police-Force-Pinball-Machine-by-Williams-with-Custom-LED-Kit-/252100291232?hash=item3ab2592aa0 Black Hole Ramp disk??? http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-HOLE-RAMP-DISC-RARE-ORIGINAL-PINBALL-NEW-Old-STOCK-WILLIAMS-BALLY-/131514275113?hash=item1e9edc9529 Michael Jordan pin: http://www.ebay.com/itm/301768371411?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Centaur 2 (never heard of it) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Centaur-II-Pinball-Machine-Bally-1983-Join-the-Ride/181175892020?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3Dbfb77b4ae3434bf1b5771181c6863c15%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D221881389539
16 minutes | Oct 27, 2015
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 112
Rick and I make a triumphant return to the studio in this epic episode filled with epic awesomeness! New show segment "Pin O' the Month" where we discuss the history behind Gottlieb's 1981 Black Hole! We also discuss a long distance trip to Pennsylvania to pick up a Hurricane pin, what else we have been up to, and what the future holds! The best Black Hole pin in the galaxy, mine! Joe Cicak's original sketch for Black Hole: The original Black Hole prototype: Dragon's Lair whitewood (the only pic I could find): Critical Mass: Critical Mass history, and rebirth: http://www.theyorkshow.com/cm.html Joe Cicak's presentation A Pinball Expo 2006: http://www.pinballnews.com/shows/expo2006/joecicak.mp3
24 minutes | Oct 1, 2015
Behind the Scenes
Join me as I take the mic, and go solo without the dead weight Rick. I go into how I got started in podcasting, and how we make such an epic* show such as ours. A all new regular** show is in the works, so stay tuned! The Blue Yeti Novation Launchpad Audio Technica ATM27HE Behringer Eurorack Mixer Tascam DR-05 Custom Soundboard App *Level of epicness may vary. **Normallness not guaranteed.
60 minutes | Apr 22, 2015
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 111
In this long awaited episode, we discuss what all we have been up to since our last episode in January. We recap the 2015 Ohio Pinball Show, talk about a new-in-box Stern pin purchase, and discuss my trip to Asheville, NC to re-visit the Asheville Pinball Museum. Want to add better sound to your pins for fairly cheap? We also discuss adding a powered subwoofer instead of costly full speaker upgrades. Checkout APM's site Asheville Pinball Museum Be sure to check out the CoinBox Pinball Podcast, and their main site East Side Pinball! The Coin Op Hall of Fame grand opening May 23rd & 24th! This is the powered sub that I ordered from Amazon: Polk Audio PSW-10 Powered Sub And some threads on Pinside about adding external subs: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/adding-a-subwoofer-to-pinball
93 minutes | Jan 3, 2015
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 110
Happy New Year! On this long delayed episode, we talk a bit about what we've been up to the past couple months, and what we hope 2015 brings us. We also announce a new contest! Make sure you listen to the end of the podcast for a pinball sound snippet. Email us your guess as to what pinball machine this sound is from, and if you are correct, you'll be entered in to win a 3 pack of LED pop bumper rings courtesy of Comet Pinball, and a custom shooter rod of your choice from Wizard Amusement! Comet Pinball Pop Bumper Rings! Wizard Amusement Shooter Rods! We will be attending the 2015 Ohio Pinball Show, check them out here! 2015 Ohio Pinball Show We will also be hitting the auctions again this year. Auction Game Sales And this is the very useful fuse/circuit breaker mod:
68 minutes | Sep 22, 2014
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 109
Join us as we invite our friends Marc Crouse, Roger Deem, and Gene Wills on to the show in our very first roundtable discussion. On this episode, we discuss our memories of arcades from our youth, our favorite games, and the current state of arcades today. Elmer's Rotted Wood Stabilizer The wood repair glue Roger mentions. Sega Mach Storm Good representation of how much arcade games cost the operators nowadays. $30,000 will buy you this!
64 minutes | Aug 11, 2014
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 108
In this episode, we talk a bit about how the Power Up Retro Video Gaming convention went, and also discuss how to use LED strips to liven up your pinball machine! LED Strips @ Amazon These are blue, but you can get them in any color. $8!! RGD LED Strip Kit @ Amazon This is the RGB kit we talked about. 8 Way Terminal Block Nice way to hook up more than one strip to a single 12v power source. Comet Pinball New sponsor! Check them out!
13 minutes | Jul 13, 2014
Episode 107b Lock is Lit News Special Report!
Many thanks to Ben Durfee for allowing Lock is Lit to interview him about the upcoming Power Up Retro Video Gaming Convention, in Huntington, WV on August 2nd!
81 minutes | Jul 10, 2014
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 107
In this episode, we finally announce the winner of our shooter rod contest, talk a bit about the upcoming Power Up Retro Video Game Convention in Huntington, WV, and we run down through a list of tools you will need to maintain your pins. When is a pin to far gone to save? We talk a bit about this, and much, much more in this fun filled episode! Power Up Retro Gaming Convention August 2nd, from 12-5 in Huntington, WV Harbor Freight Need some cheap tools? Project Pinball Tournament in Fairmont, WV July 27th, 9am. Sounds like a fun time! Pana-Vise Electronic Work Center @ Amazon The circuit board holder mentioned in the show.
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