Well I am gonna build an arcade stick soon.
I already picked out the joystick (Sanwa JLF-TP-8T). Buttons are another story.
Now I’ve read that all Japanese parts are superior to Happ parts (one of the reasons I’m getting the sanwa stick). But I have a problem with the buttons. I wanted to get the sanwa 30mm buttons with the screw in nut. Then I saw they didn’t have any in black (which I really want). And then I saw the pop-in (nut-less) buttons had black but the problem is they seem so shallow that it seems that I would have to have an extremely thin top panel (4mm max according to slagcoin). Wouldn’t that sacrifice durability?
Are the Happ buttons so bad? I like that they are very long but I want to use the template on slagcoin and since its not measured in metric it wouldnt fit into the layout.
What do you think?
Also, if I do get the Japanese buttons, is it hard to find a 30mm drill bit (I’m in the US)?