The instructions for installing the drum mod were decent, but I felt that adding our own experience to the mix might help other budding pinball modders. One thing we felt was missing specifically was more detail on the solder points for the wires.
The first step was to feed the wires up through the playfield. The hardest of the two for this step is definitely the lower playfield drum. We had to use tweezers and teamwork to get the wire up through the playfield where it needed to go, because there were already a good number of wires going through that pathway.
|Wires feeding up for lower playfield drum|
|Wires feeding up for upper playfield drum|
|Solder points for drum kit wiring|
Installing the drums was not a big deal at all. You have a choice of flasher color for this kit, and we chose yellow. Adding the LED piece to the drums was a simple matter of peeling off the covering for the double-stick tape and just sticking it onto the back of the drums.
|Lower playfield drum, side view|
|Upper playfield drum, side view|
And here's a player-view of the completed installation.
|Upper playfield drum, front view|
|Lower playfield drum, front view|
The video below shows what they look like in action. It's always hard to film pinball flashers adequately, and they look kind of blinding in this video. I was afraid ours would be like that, but in reality they are very nice, and it's a relatively subtle effect. I recommend this mod to anyone looking to improve what is a near-flawless machine to begin with. :)