As a result of (several factors including) this thread (PS3 Base) Project: Arcade Pad (PAP) - In need of wirers , I am finally getting my custom fight stick from Project GiantSword
http://blog.projectgiantsword.com/2013/04/29/peste-noire/ 3rd paragraph and 4th picture
As you can see, it uses a thumbpad from a PDP Versus Fighting Pad http://www.pdp.com/p-1011-versus-controller-for-xbox-360.aspx , which is fine and dandy, but reports say the switches in the thumbpad die out quickly. Ok no problem, just buy another, right? Wrong. “We’re Sorry, This Item Is Currently Unavailable”
That prompted me to tweet PDP:
@SM_Shourai: “@PDPgaming Question. Are the Versus Fighting Pads no longer in production, or just out of stock?”
@PDPgaming: “@SM_Shourai They are no longer in production.”
As for why I’m not using a Sanwa JLF, they can’t be easily cut down to the appropriate height and still be functional.
TL;DR - Does anyone know how to maintain/repair a thumbpad from a PDP Versus Fighting Pad?