Maybe this is not so much a tech question so much as a question about style.
I have a Neo Geo cab (4 slot US cab) and was wondering what you think about replacing the standard US buttons/joysticks (happ) with japanese style (sanwa or seimitsu) hardware?
Do you think it would be too weird having japanese parts in an american cab? The control panel on a neo geo cab is metal, so putting in either snap in or screw in parts wouldn’t be an issue at all. I’m more or less concerned about the reaction of not having stock parts or colour scheme on the buttons.
The sticks and buttons all need replacing, as they feel VERY worn out, especially player one. So do you think I should stick with Happ parts, or go with Japanese?
I don’t have a solid preference for either style play-wise. I use a MAS arcade stick on my dreamcast and I have an all Sanwa stick that i use for PC/PS2. So I’m pretty comfortable with both styles.
Thoughts/opinions would be appreciated.