Fightstick TE -- what's the resistor plate

My intention is to open the unit, but I want to get more details of what I want to change before I open it. Here goes: what kind of resistor plate is in the TE Fightstick?


My old Dreamcast Ascii stick felt like it had the Octagonal resistor and I really enjoyed that feel (I was a little sad to sell the stick, but it went to a SRK user).

The TE stick feels good, but it doesn’t feel like the Ascii.

Your old ASCII had an optical joystick. I’m not sure but I think those are cornerless?

The TE has a Sanwa JLF with a square gate.

I put a octo-gate in my TE and I really like it. I could use the square gate, but it never felt natural to me.