My stick modding obsession log:
At first I modded my X-arcade stick, gutted its pcb, buttons and sticks and replaced them with Sanwa JLWs, Happ comp buttons and pad hacked PS2 + Madcatz 360 PCBs.
Then I bought HRAP3 and did JLF ultimate mod and replaced buttons with Sanwas.
So after I got a stick for PS3, so I decided to buy HRAP EX for the xbox360. I performed JLF ultimate mod to it and replace the buttons with Seimitsus just to see how the Seimitsus feel.
I then purchased a Hori Ex2, replaced the joystick with Sanwa JLF and buttons with Sanwa buttons.
1 more week later after I completed my Hori EX2 mode, I decided to do a total conversion of my Hori Wii Fighting Stick and again replaced with all sanwa parts and replaced the Hori Wii PCB with an Sony Sixaxis PCB for a wireless stick.
Once I finished my Wii wireless stick total conversion, I bought a Tekken 5 Hori stick (HRAP lookalike), replaced all parts with Sanwa parts, I also ditched the Hori PCB and pad hacked 1 PSX digital PCB and 1 Madcatz 360 PCB for a dual PCB mod.
After I finished my T5 dual PCB mod, I bought a Pelican Real Arcade Universal stick, I replaced all parts with Happ parts and pad hacked yet another madcatz 360 PCB and added to the existing Universal PCB as a dual PCB mod making the Pelican Real Arcade Universal stick truly universal for the current generation of consoles.
I love my Pelican Universal Mod so much, I just bought another Pelican Universal, it’s on its way here and I want to add Madcatz 360 to it again. I grew up with American Style sticks, so I actually play better with my Pelican Real Arcade with Happ parts than my Japanese T5, HRAP3 sticks.
I have also purchased an Imp board and a MC Cthulhu board from Toodles. Once the parts arrived, I will make another dual PCB mod to my Xbox 360 TE stick I bought a while back but its been sitting in my closet collecting dust.
Meanwhile I’ve been playing SF4 on both PS3 and Xbox360 and both of my accounts I have around 3100 BPs. So am I addicted to video games or joystick modding or maybe both…
PS. I have since sold my Hori EX2, Hori Wii and Hori HRAP EX sticks all @ cost
(free labor, not too many people can afford my real hourly rate). I am thinking of selling my HRAP3 next… Keep an eye out in the trading forum once I finished my 360 TE dual mod. I won’t be needing my HRAP3 anymore.