6 February 2021 at 15 h 38 min #48364
I’m considering buying a Seeburg D-3WA wallbox and converting to MP3.
Please can anyone give any tips on how to enable freeplay on these units ?
Many thanks 😊
6 February 2021 at 20 h 00 min #48365
Either wire a monetary push switch to one on the coin switches probably best to use the quarter switch, so when pressed it will give 6 credits which will allow 3 selections to be made.
Or you could register credits using the coin switch then disable the subtract credit solenoid so it will always stay in credit.
Hope this helps.
6 February 2021 at 23 h 11 min #48368
I bought the box in the end – I paid over the odds for it, but it’s in almost perfect condition 😁
So far, everything seems to be working well mechanically and the good news is that it appears to already be configured for free play 😊👍
Now I just need to find stock of some 1.5 boards to do the conversion
8 February 2021 at 12 h 37 min #48374
Wow that was quick, not sure what over the odds is for a 3wa but if it is in almost perfect condition I would think it’s worth paying that little bit more.
I have seen restored re chromed ones advertised in the states for around $1000 plus shipping a tax, & remember when items like this arrive in England you would probably have to pay an import tax & VAT on the total amount inc the shipping charge.
Chrome plating is very expensive and not guaranteed to turn out well, and I can guarantee you that when it doesn’t it’s very disappointing.
Can you see how the 3wa has been converted to free play ?
Enjoy it, any pictures?
8 February 2021 at 14 h 29 min #48375
I bought from a local UK source 😊
I paid £500 including next day delivery
It looks like it’s been owned by an individual since 2004 and has service stamps from that year by a London based Juke Box specialist company as it has service stickers inside from that year.
The only odd thing with it was that it had been modified with a wire soldered (visible in photo)<span style=”-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”> t</span>o prevent the last two title pages being turned and the related buttons had bolts behind them to prevent them being pressed. However, I believe this is normal I’d the unit had been connected to a jukebox with only 160 track selections. I’ve removed the bolts and wire.
I can’t see any obvious modifications for freeplay.
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8 February 2021 at 23 h 58 min #48378
Nice wallbox that!
If you take into account that the price you paid included next day delivery I guess that cost the vendor in excess of £60 I don’t think you paid over the odds for it, yes you could have waited and probably bought one for £300 to £350 but it may not have been as pretty as that looks.
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