I currently have two arcade sticks. A PS3 TE Stick and a ps2 custom stick that I’ve had for a few years now. For a long time I have been playing on my ps2 custom, but having played on the ps3 TE stick I’ve noticed how worn in my ps2 stick was.
I figured that the thing to fix was the replace the pcb of my old stick. This did nothing. So then I replaced the spring, this did nothing. I tried doubling up the spring and while it did give it more resistance, it didn’t necessarily give the same feeling that the new sanwa stick on my TE stick gave. I even switched the parts from the TE stick to the PS2 stick and for some god forsaken reason, the ps2 stick still feels loose while the TE stick plays perfectly. What exactly am I supposed to replace?
The best example I can give is whenever I push the joystick all the way to one side and then let go, the TE stick will go straight to neutral and not move at all. Whereas the PS2 stick will go back to neutral and then wobble around a little before settling.
What exactly do I need to change so that the stick goes back to a neutral state faster? For all I know it could have always played like this, but I don’t think that is the case.