I am very sad to hear you are putting the cue in the rack. I totally understand and accept your decision, it is a huge amount of work and Ron’s passion has gone.
You are my favourite podcast, I don’t listen to any others. You cover most of the field, from early solid state onwards, tournament pinball, repairs. You do great interviews with industry and players. And I love the chemistry between you two.
If you do more shows by all means make them shorter if that helps, eg you don’t need to entertain me with face off segments etc. Maybe bring in the odd EM expert so we can pick up on their passion and tips for collecting and repairing.
Thanks for all the great times, driving in my car won’t be same without you two along side me.
P.S. I found the switch matrix issue with my Cosmic Princess - the left spinner that was firing the right slingshot. I cut off all the caps, replaced the diodes in the switch column, checked continuity for a short, checked the connectors. None of this helped. Then I noticed that if I touched the spinner switch (without closing it and registering a switch hit) the right slingshot would still fire. Turns out a previous owner had put a bolt through the spinner post and secured it under the playfield on the drop target assembly. There was continuity from the switch, up the spinner and down the post. The spinner switch was shorting on the drop target assembly.