I’m thinking of modding my old namco (grey with yellow buttons and yellow ball top). Don’t really wanna do anything too hard, it would be my first mod. My soldering skills are pretty basic at best.
What I wanna do is swap the ball top for a bubble yellow seimitsu, keep the stock stick, change the buttons to clear yellow seimitsu (or perhaps sanwa) and keep the hori pcb.
I’ve read the guides by arcade stick monk and kowal, pretty useful. What I wanna know is:
How would I connect the buttons to the pcb? Can I bend the seimitsu prongs to fit the pcb easily? If I went for sanwa how would I bend their prongs? arcade stick monk did it pretty well in his pics. Or would it be easier to solder the buttons to some wire then solder them to the pcb - if I did this how/where would I secure the pcb? Oh and will a seimitsu ball top fit on the stock stick ok?