JLF Hori Hybrid/Where can I get microswitches?


#1

Hey guys,

I’ve built a couple of sticks but I’ve always just bought a JLF and called it a day. Now I’m using a Tekken 6 wireless stick case and height is an issue.

I was thinking of keeping the stock Hori stick and just switching out some parts with a JLF. However, if better microswitches is the only thing that makes a JLF better than a Hori, can I just buy new microswitches? If so, what kind should I buy and where can I get them?

Thanks. I hope simply putting in different microswitches is better than cannibalizing a JLF.


#2

The JLF uses these microswitches.
MS-0-2P Microswitch
http://lizardlick.com/images/sanwa_mso2p.jpg


#3

I’d just replace the buttons & call it a day.
MAAAAAAYBE a new spring, too.


#4

I took an EX2 and replaced the switches with those Sanwa ones, and used the spring and gate from a JLF, left the Hori shaft. Feels pretty nice, though a little tighter than a standard JLF.


#5

This is an excellent solution, but I would go ahead and throw a JLF pivot in there too. The Hori one tends to grind itself into dust.


#6

Only other thing I should probably note is that, due to the smaller size of the Hori actuator, you have a little more “deadspace” between directions and corners.


#7

Thanks for all the info guys - can I just take the switches from my JLF, or are they soldered to the PCB or something?

Thanks!


#8

They are soldered.
But you can use them, or buy them individually like linked above.


#9

I’m so glad I found this post. I’ve been trying to find a fix for my loose FS3 stick. Thanks guys!


#10

Those solder legs won’t hit the plastic housing of the Hori stick?


#11

Will not.


#12

Quick update to anyone interested -

I decided to use the stock Hori stick, but replaced the actuator with a JLF one and the spring with one from an LS-56. Feels pretty good! =)


#13

Thanks for the update, bchan009. I’m going to do the same, keep the microswitches and replace the spring, actuator and pivot. Good to hear you’re liking it.