The sizes are standardized for the sticks and the ball handles are interchangeable between the JLF and LS-32 sticks and the Hori Tekken 5 ball handle. The Hori hardware that isn’t Sanwa or Seimitsu tends to be about the same size. I’ve taken off the Tekken 5 ball handles and despite the flatter bottom which makes the ball handle itself a bit shorter than the other two varieties (Sanwa and Seimitsu) the screw thread size is exactly the same as a JLF/LS-32 shaft. I’ve even used the the T5 ball handle on a Sanwa shaft for a while. The T5 red color molding is fairly close to Sanwa’s red ball handle.
The Hori Real Arcade Pro sticks use Sanwa JLF joysticks so the ball handles on these are Sanwa parts, too. It’s the lower grade sticks like the Tekken 5 and Fighting Sticks that use all-Hori parts. I can’t verify this on the FS line but I do know for sure that the T5 is standardized to Sanwa measurements for both the ball handle and dust cover on its joystick.
While we’re on the subject of ball handles, Nareg, is there an ETA on when you can get other meshball handle colors? I, for one, wouldn’t mind getting a green meshball and possibly another red meshball, too.
Yeah, I have a fixation on the color red…