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Lock is Lit 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:

Joe Cicak’s presentation A Pinball Expo 2006:

Podcast Update a.k.a. “Where the hell are you guys?”

Wanted to drop a note concerning the lack of new shows. Rick, and I have been quite busy the past couple months with everything except pinball. School is out, so that means more family time for the both of us, and we really haven’t had any pinball related news. No pinball trips, and no new machines. But fear not though, as we will be back!

In the meantime, give our Aussie friends a listen @ the Pinheadz podcast!

The PInheadz Pinball Podcast

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:

Podcast update

Wanted to apologize for the lack of any new podcasts the past couple months. My father was diagnosed with cancer (stage 4) a couple months ago, and the podcast has been the last thing on my mind. Having said that, I am hoping we can do a short show sometime this week. I realize we have a contest going on, so we will announce something concerning that as well.