So I just got my first stick (been a keyboard player before that). My friend was in China and picked up a Qanba Q4 for me. I’ve got to say that I love the stick, but the buttons are another issue.
Everyone has been really hyping up Sanwa buttons here, but the buttons that came with my stick were really sensitive, mushy, and did not offer strong tactile feedback. The start button on the other hand, which people mentioned was not Sanwa and was “cheap”, is in my opinion quite clicky and pleasant to press.
I suppose this is simply the way that Japanese arcade buttons are set up, but I’m not sure I like it. There’s no clear breaking point between when the button is pressed and when it isn’t, like there is for the cheaper button. As someone who played on an IBM Model M buckling spring keyboard, this lack of click is kind of hard to get used to, unnerving even.
Can anyone recommend a brand of buttons that is really clicky and has a strong sense of tactile feedback? I don’t want the buttons to be clicky to the point of being hard to press, but I don’t want them to have no feel either, which the Sanwas do.