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  • steve14steve14 Joined: Posts: 61
    Does anyone know if MAS went out of business?

    read previous comments. they've been gone for a while now
  • Zabuza22Zabuza22 Joined: Posts: 189
    I know where they live. I may take a drive down there. I feel bad tho because I only want to buy blank cases and not a full stick. I'm not sure how they will feel about that.
  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    Zabuza22 wrote: »
    I know where they live. I may take a drive down there. I feel bad tho because I only want to buy blank cases and not a full stick. I'm not sure how they will feel about that.

    If you're going, say you'll get two of whatever you're picking up, and I'll buy it off you.
    #MAS_Preservation_Society
  • Nobus3r1Nobus3r1 #RiseUp? Joined: Posts: 5,491
    For whatever it's worth the 'massystems' eBay account has shown recent, moderate activity. Seems they're mostly selling off computer parts and phone peripherals though.
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  • noober2noober2 Pre 09 member Joined: Posts: 409
    didnt people use to call the store in SoCal back in the day?
  • Dan_The_ManDan_The_Man FGC Hipster Joined: Posts: 65
    STEZO_ONE wrote: »
    noober2 wrote: »
    didnt people use to call the store in SoCal back in the day?

    Yup. A lady would answer with kids screaming and crying the background while she took your order.

    An American business you could be proud of.
    #KeepDreaming
  • Pablo_the_MexPablo_the_Mex Blond Kanye Status Joined: Posts: 8,277
    I think you can actually roll up on them and buy whatever they have in stock. I would have totally done it if I lived down there. I think some people in the marvel vs capcom 2 facebook group (LOL!) did this within the last year.

  • Zabuza22Zabuza22 Joined: Posts: 189
    I'll see what's up. I would like to buy some blank cases.
  • Zabuza22Zabuza22 Joined: Posts: 189
    Ok so I'm really close to driving to this lady's house. I'm thinking this week end. Or does anyone have old mas cases
  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    Zabuza22 wrote: »
    Ok so I'm really close to driving to this lady's house. I'm thinking this week end. Or does anyone have old mas cases

    Nope u going.

    But we'll buy what u find.

    #MAS_Preservation_Society
  • Dan_The_ManDan_The_Man FGC Hipster Joined: Posts: 65
    Get out there Zabuza22, you're the hero we need! You could single handedly bring about a resurgence of interest in American sticks!
    #KeepDreaming
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,242
    Get out there Zabuza22, you're the hero we need! You could single handedly bring about a resurgence of interest in American sticks!
    Zabuza22 wrote: »
    Ok so I'm really close to driving to this lady's house. I'm thinking this week end. Or does anyone have old mas cases
    That is at best a pipe dream.

    if you want a real resurgence of American sticks you need to find someone active and willing to make the stick cases you need instead of casing the old MAS system stick makers who are probably retired in the scene.
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  • Zabuza22Zabuza22 Joined: Posts: 189
    I apologize first of all for not being attentive to this thread. I live like 25 minutes away from the lady. I still remember how to get there. I didn't go because i think they are retired and also because I'm only interested in buying empty cases. Also she's getting old. I guess I can take a drive this Saturday. I have an open schedule. If I go I will try and work out a deal for like 4 or 5 cases. I want to keep two of them for me tho.

    Another option is to find the case maker who works with wood and we can just give them the layout of the old Mas
  • Dan_The_ManDan_The_Man FGC Hipster Joined: Posts: 65
    Zabuza22 wrote: »
    I apologize first of all for not being attentive to this thread. I live like 25 minutes away from the lady. I still remember how to get there. I didn't go because i think they are retired and also because I'm only interested in buying empty cases. Also she's getting old. I guess I can take a drive this Saturday. I have an open schedule. If I go I will try and work out a deal for like 4 or 5 cases. I want to keep two of them for me tho.

    Another option is to find the case maker who works with wood and we can just give them the layout of the old Mas

    Don't fret too much about it man, I understand rolling up on somebodies place unannounced would be uncomfortable. If you do go I'll totally take a mini MAS case if they have one. If not it's all good too I'll keep bumping my thread in the trade section and look on ebay.
    #KeepDreaming
  • Zabuza22Zabuza22 Joined: Posts: 189
    I actually found a wood worker on Craigslist. He does it all. I'm gonna contact him and ask him to build me some cases. I actually have an empty shell he can copy. I'll keep you guys posted
  • CapitalistixCapitalistix Joined: Posts: 47
    Do it! Revive good wuality american sticks! If I were a better woodworker Id definitely have tried already
  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    I swear @Darksakul posted a site a few months ago that sells unfinished MAS clone blanks.
    #MAS_Preservation_Society
  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Not quite MAS, but here's a empty case that has a somewhat similar style.

    http://shop.harumancustoms.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61&product_id=65

    For $55 I expected t-molding to be installed, specially when the case is made from cheap particle board.

    Oops sorry, it was actually @Darksakul complaining :anguished: about said seller.

    Kudos actually go to @MonkeyGovernor for finding this.
    #MAS_Preservation_Society
  • Dan_The_ManDan_The_Man FGC Hipster Joined: Posts: 65
    Hmm, those don't look half bad actually.
    #KeepDreaming
  • KappaCalebKappaCaleb Master of Nothing, Purveyor of many. Joined: Posts: 69
    These are on ebay, havent got one but for the price dont look bad.
    s-l1600.jpg
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/281959800964?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    not sure if it has holes for other buttons or if you can just get 6 button layout, you might would need to ask the seller
    Is it the joystick, the buttons, or my execution? The world may never know. But it's proably the lag ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • LittleJimmy1983LittleJimmy1983 Darksakul for mod 2018 Joined: Posts: 941
    Not to derail this thread but does anyone know if an IL-Euro stick would fit in a HRAP 4 case without modifications?
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,242
    Not to derail this thread but does anyone know if an IL-Euro stick would fit in a HRAP 4 case without modifications?

    Unlikely, the joystick mount pattern will not lineup, and the Hrap 4 isn't as deep as past Hrap sticks.
    The standard Sanwa JLF/Hayabusa mount will add some unneeded depth to the Happ joystick, and the Happ joystick takes up ALOT of space.
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  • KappaCalebKappaCaleb Master of Nothing, Purveyor of many. Joined: Posts: 69

    Not to derail this thread but does anyone know if an IL-Euro stick would fit in a HRAP 4 case without modifications?

    yeah you'd most likely would need to heavily modify the stick or the case (and the case still might be too shallow unless you add to the bottom, seen someone do it with SE madcatz stick).
    Your best bet is to get another case like A pelican or an SFAE stick and modding them.
    HRAP1-3's are pretty deep and even then you got a mod quite a bit to fit one in there (i did to an HRAP3, i had to modify the shaft to get the stick down to my preferred height).
    Is it the joystick, the buttons, or my execution? The world may never know. But it's proably the lag ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Zabuza22Zabuza22 Joined: Posts: 189
    Ok I'm really gonna try and go this week end. I'll keep you guys posted. Also. I may even offer modding services. Ima actually quite alright at it .
  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    Zabuza22 wrote: »
    Ok I'm really gonna try and go this week end. I'll keep you guys posted. Also. I may even offer modding services. Ima actually quite alright at it .

    Any news @Zabuza22 ?

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    P.S.

    A couple MAS sticks in "okay'ish" shape popped up on the eBays recently:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/282286034218

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/182383656862

    One's going for stupid money, and the other could probably be had for less than $100 bucks.

    I don't think either of them has a Perfect360 in it, but I haven't asked :disappointed:

    I'm not the seller.
    #MAS_Preservation_Society
  • Nobus3r1Nobus3r1 #RiseUp? Joined: Posts: 5,491
    Zabuza22 wrote: »
    Ok I'm really gonna try and go this week end. I'll keep you guys posted. Also. I may even offer modding services. Ima actually quite alright at it .

    Any news @Zabuza22 ?

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    P.S.

    A couple MAS sticks in "okay'ish" shape popped up on the eBays recently:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/282286034218

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/182383656862

    One's going for stupid money, and the other could probably be had for less than $100 bucks.

    I don't think either of them has a Perfect360 in it, but I haven't asked :disappointed:

    I'm not the seller.
    The one that's going for stupid money better have a working Perfect 360 in it for that price.
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  • Dan_The_ManDan_The_Man FGC Hipster Joined: Posts: 65
    For 200 bucks those things better have had working P360s in em or a couple guys got jipped.
    #KeepDreaming
  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    edited April 7
    Some MAS sticks in "more than okay'ish" shape popped up on the eBays recently:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/302266252707

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/302266225149

    Again I'm not the seller.
    #MAS_Preservation_Society
  • DreamTRDreamTR Console is the suck Joined: Posts: 4,185 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    So maybe one of yall knows but what do the 1990/2000 stamps on either side of the stick signify? I've seen some with none, only on one side, or both.

    1990- The year his son was born.
    2000- The year his daughter was born.
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  • madmalkavmadmalkav Joined: Posts: 57
    KappaCaleb wrote: »
    These are on ebay, havent got one but for the price dont look bad.
    s-l1600.jpg
    s-l1600.jpg
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/281959800964?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    not sure if it has holes for other buttons or if you can just get 6 button layout, you might would need to ask the seller

    Looks great, too bad shipping to Spain is so damn expensive...
  • shiryu7shiryu7 Joined: Posts: 11
    Thinking about finally letting go of my MAS Supernova supergun w/ 2 super pro sticks (ps2 compatible). Includes all of the original cables and documentation. Actually purchased this from Vinh of Arcadeshock from back in the days and he kept it in good shape, I have done the same. Anyone know how much I should price this?
  • UnsafeUnsafe Joined: Posts: 62
    @shiryu7

    Are you still thinking of selling those? I've been looking for some MAS sticks. Are they regular comp sticks or 360s inside?
  • shiryu7shiryu7 Joined: Posts: 11
    I need to confirm, but I think they are just the default that MAS produced them with (comp?). I'll be taking them out this weekend and taking photos of everything. How much would you offer? They are in great shape.
  • UnsafeUnsafe Joined: Posts: 62
    I'll pm you my bid @shiryu7

    I really want another p360 but I might buy one just for the box (and history).
  • 805Nash805Nash Joined: Posts: 19
    edited August 29
    I have about 30+ MAS sticks all with Wico P360 in them and at least 25 more Wico P360s sitting in a box.
  • Rob2DRob2D Drunken Master with cracked thumbsticks Joined: Posts: 55
    805Nash wrote: »
    I have about 30+ MAS sticks all with Wico P360 in them and at least 25 more Wico P360s sitting in a box.

    This guy with the retirement plan!
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
  • 805Nash805Nash Joined: Posts: 19
    Someone had to take over when Golden Nismor sold off his stock. lol
  • UnsafeUnsafe Joined: Posts: 62
    You selling any of them?
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