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Stern KISS Mods
« on: May 07, 2015, 06:35:46 AM »
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I thought I would start the first KISS mods thread as I already have a old mod that would be well suited for the PRO version as it doesn't seem to have a speaker.
Premium and LE seem to have the speaker

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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2015, 07:29:16 AM »
Soon as i saw the other Kiss thread and saw the speaker on the playfield, i thought of your Marshall speaker mod Jady  *%*
Yours would look a lot better than what Stern has used  *%* *%*

I'm guessing Stern didn't use the Marshall logo to avoid having to pay Marshall to use it!

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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 08:21:59 AM »
Swinks u can go to town on this one! I'm only guessing but I can see this being one of the most modded Sterns to date. I'm a fan of yr marshall cab mod - just no pin to put it on  :lol
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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 11:02:13 AM »
The mod that I started last night will suit the game nicely, and with the pro the speaker may look better at the back of the mini playfield area as to not block that area

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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 11:22:07 AM »
Is it considered sacrilege to install mirror blades on KISS LE ?
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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2015, 11:44:58 AM »
Is it considered sacrilege to install mirror blades on KISS LE ?

No not at all-I've given up with blades as they just get scratched really bad as the gap is very tight :( I'll be looking for some sort of art :)

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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2015, 12:18:23 PM »
Good to see that Marshall stack idea being put to more use mate.
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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2015, 03:55:28 PM »
a guy on pinside mocked up orange trim package and suits the decals a little better, and red probably would look good on the premium, though black does look good on the cabinet

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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2015, 09:28:02 PM »
Is it considered sacrilege to install mirror blades on KISS LE ?
Like Swinksy said, black chrome mirrored blades would look pretty sweet, if you can get them?
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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2015, 09:56:09 PM »
Is it considered sacrilege to install mirror blades on KISS LE ?
Like Swinksy said, black chrome mirrored blades would look pretty sweet, if you can get them?

totally agree, still have a stern and bally set stashed, bally set is going in the creech though.

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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2015, 11:42:19 PM »
Mirror blades on the Kiss Pinny would be awesome for sure.

I bought some from Jady(Swinksy) and they are the best on the planet. I bought both types.

The purple on the Pro cabinet looks better than the Premium in my opinion, but again, use caution when deciding by looking at photos only compared to seeing the machines in real life when thinking about metal work colour mods.
But I think purple powdercoat would look awesome and maybe purple legs ?

Any mod u make Swinksy will be a winner. Your designs are always well designed and thought out with excellent pricing. An asset to the forum and Aust wide pinheads.

Anyone got any ideas for a topper mod ?

Nino, what cool Kiss collectables u got that would go on top.
I am thinking Kiss 12 inch Action Figures with a few spots on them plus a few strobes timed to the music ?
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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2015, 07:50:00 AM »
Will most likely use the Icy Pole Wrapper I kept (from the late 70's) - I sold a full set to a collector a few years ago, but I kept an "Ace" Icy Pole Wrapper and I think I'll trim it and use it in the place of the scorecard. The other scorecard will be replaced with one of the backstage passes, or tickets stubs to the Reunion Tour. As a topper - the original 1979 KISS Dolls (still in box), or my McFarlane Gene Simmons doll which stands 21 inches tall. I'll need to make a bracket to hold it up, but it would look awesome. Stern will obviously make a topper, and there is an "Alive !" Figurine set that would be absolutely perfect.

A close friend (and KISS fan) is a professional pyrotechnician and he always has these weird and strange items sent to him. I recall a small lighter arrangement that created miniature flash bombs. Now THAT would look amazing.

The other thing I'm thinking of is I have several old 45's sitting in a box - several KISS songs - I might trim one down and use it in the place of an instruction card.

alternatively, i might leave it "as is".
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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2015, 08:04:27 AM »
Red or green leds in the demon's eyes will be widespread - a mod to make this easy might be saleable. Another could be interchangeable heads - eg. Ace instead of Gene.
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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2015, 11:03:28 AM »
Off topic a little. I keep hearing how gene and paul are money grabbers etc. How will these modders get by the licencing? Won't the two go after anything they don't get a cut from? If so I think mods will be few or very expensive.
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Re: Stern KISS Mods
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2015, 11:19:15 AM »
Off topic a little. I keep hearing how gene and paul are money grabbers etc. How will these modders get by the licencing? Won't the two go after anything they don't get a cut from? If so I think mods will be few or very expensive.

I was thinking the same thing, anyone thinking of doing mods without the licence could get possibly get themselves into hot water with these guys.
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