The main authority about Korean arcade parts on SRK is Laugh.
Saulabi is the best known joy stick from Korea.
From time to time there pops up a Saulabi topic on Shoryuken - Home
I would find it very handy if it was in one topic so I made this topic to show some Swords(wo)man love.
Why should you get one?
- They are easy to obtain.
- They are generally inexpensive.
- You maybe like the joy stick.
- You might like the button lay-out.
- You want the casing for a modification project. (Saulabi modding tutorial
Official Korean website:
It uses a MyoungShin Fanta joy stick.
It is a joy stick with a rubber bat top and no restrictor plate so you can make a circle.
Korean joy sticks use a rubber ring instead of a spring
so that is where that wine gum feeling comes from.
However they put in one randomly so you can either end up with a stiff one or a more looser one.
You could get one with micro switches,
which makes the clicking sound
or one with leaf switches.
For example the one I have gotten originaly is pretty good:
Saulabi SPS-1000 Original Joy Stick
It can be easily replaced with a better Korean joy stick by just unscrewing the stock one and screw in the new one.
- MyoungShin Fanta (Hard, medium and soft rubber ring.)
- TaeYoung Fanta (Hard rubber ring only.)
Topic about Korean joy sticks: Korean sticks [web: stick.pe.kr], experience?
The stock buttons are good enough already but they feel quite hollow.
They are flat or flat and steep off diagonally
Their diameter is 28 mm (twenty-eight millimeters).
They are stuck to the printed circuit board which is floating. (Buttons on printed circuit board.
They can easily be replaced with Crown buttons.
- Crown CWB 203 A
- Crown CWB 203 C
These are flat buttons.
Might you decide to replace them,
you will have to replace them all,
because Crown buttons are longer.
To remove the stock buttons you you will have to de-solder
the points from the bottom which is the best and safest way.
Crown CWB 203 A
The Crown CWB 203 A might be easier because they have prongs that you can bend to make it fit
and let the printed circuit board hang like it did with the stock buttons.
Saulabi's button holes are perfect for Crown CWB203A buttons (since the stock buttons are modeled after them) and will fit nicely. However, the soldering points for the buttons on the PCB are solder together than the CWB203A's prongs. The easiest way I've found to make it fit is to bend the prongs on the CWB203A buttons like this. Be careful when you bend them as I've broke off a few prongs by bending them too much too quickly.
It's hard to make nice 90-degree bends like in the picture above because the prongs are slightly too thick and short, but you get the idea.
Now you can just insert the prongs to the Saulabi PCB and solder them.
Alternatively you can add quick-disconnect terminals to the Crown CWB 203 A.
Crown CWB 203 A with quick-disconnect terminal
Crown CWB 203 C
Wire up the buttons.
Crown CWB 203 C wired.
You can solder them directly to the printed circuit board.
The "L" shape is the ground.
I decided to keep it modular and wired the buttons and the printed circuit board separately and connect them with a barrier strip.
Wired printed circuit board.
Printed circuit board and buttons connected.
I tried to daisy-chain the ground but that did not work on my printed circuit board.
What I used to solder is:
- Soldering Iron 30 Watts (thirty Watts)
- Soldering Wire 60/40 Sn/Pb
- Stranded wire AWG24
There is no clearance for the screws when using Crown CWB 203 C.
A tip I got from Laugh
Put the screw there and screw the button in to the screw.
Measurements: L 38 cm * W 21 cm * H 09 cm (According to Saulabi.)
The top panel is slightly angled to match Korean arcade cabinets.
Base bottom measurements: L 28.5 cm * W 17.5 cm
Opening up the Saulabi.
Pull out the four rubber feet at the bottom and unscrew the screws.
From stock you will see a weight plate at the bottom. (Metal weight plate screwed on bottom.
The rest is on the top panel. (Inside of top panel.
Saulabi Joy stick versions:
There is no easy way to see what kind of Saulabi it is.
There are several colour schemes.
You could look at the connector to see for what system it is.
PlayStation and PlayStation 2
- SPS-1000 Vibration (
L1  /\ R1
L2 O X R2
It seems that most do not work with a PlayStation to Something Else converter,
or it works partially.
The MayFlash X-JoyBox
(PlayStation to Xbox converter) seems to work with it.
- 4K (Works with the PC Plug and Play.)
L1  /\ R1
L2 O X R2
- Online Black
- Online White
5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4
The PC versions needs the Saulabi Keyset program to work.
Original: [url] http://www.isaulabi.com/Saulabi.exe[/url]
English language Saulabi Keyset program by Xorcist
Where to get them:
(Also for Korean arcade parts.)
- ???? ???? ??32? ?? ???? ??? ??????
(Random select on micro switched or leaved joy stick.)
(European distributor, you can probably ask them for one with micro switches, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please inform me about things that I need to add and incorrect statements that needs to be corrected and things like that.
Now let's play powerful games and enjoy fancy look of the joy stick!