Do your TE FightStick LB & LT buttons feel different, too?


#1

I wasnt able to find a thread about this, so im gonna start a new one:

I noticed that the black/grey buttons (LB&LT) of my TE fightstick feel different than the white ones. I never noticed this when actually playing (i dont use them that much), but when I took the buttons out (in order to change the artwork) the 2 black ones seemed to be more EASY-MOVING than the rest. I even could shuffle my buttons and blindly tell them apart, just by playing with them in my hands. no joke!
since i dont use LT&LB that much its no big deal, but how about replacing all the white buttons with black ones (to match your artwork or w/e)? at this point i honestly could imagine that this WOULD affect the feeling of my controls…
did anybody had similar experiences?


#2

Maybe your white buttons are more worn than the other two, so this makes them feel different.

None of the TE sticks that I’ve used felt different to me, but I havn’t been looking for it either.


#3

could be… but then again my stick is fairly new.


#4

It is a known fact that Sanwa White buttons are the softest. Why? I do not know. Maybe they come from a batch that used a specific microswitch that was manufactured a special way.


#5

softer then the other sanwa buttons ???


#6

Yes. There was a period of time where the white buttons were the most sensitive out of all the colors. I do not remember the exact date, but pretty much everyone agreed that the white buttons were “too sensitive.”


#7

are you serious?


#8

Hmm I always said my white sanwa felt a lot softer than my roommates purple.


#9

Thanks for the info! This is the first time I hear about this. Colour dependent Sanwa buttons… how odd!!!

Edit: Actually I got the impression that the dark buttons were “more sensitive”. But that’s obviously just a matter of subjectivity. Just wanted to say.


#10

honestly, seems the same to me…

btw… the ones on the TE stick? they’re 30mm buttons right? so if i wanted to swap 'em out for IL competition ones, i shouldn’t have a problem?


#11

The “white buttons are softer” might not be that big of a factor as of this date, but back when the usage of japanese parts were on the rise (3-4 years ago) and sanwa manufactured a metric ton of white buttons, the white buttons definitely were the most sensitive.