Question about custom TE sticks


#1

where does everyone buy them? i see 100’s of people with different types of custom sticks and it bothers me knowing i cant have one. every website i ever see a custom stick is $400+ dollars. i wanna see a list of sites that sell custom sticks and i’m sure other people would too. thanks!


#2

Custom stuff is expensive - get a job.

Or buy a Madcatz and mod it yourself.


#3

Yeah, custom sticks aren’t cheap. People often don’t stop to consider how much work goes into them, as well as the rising cost of materials.

As for a list of websites, stick to the SRK trading outlet and avoid eBay. And for god’s sake, avoid DSP’s overpriced bullshit.


#4

Just go easy mode and mod a Madcatz TE with nice looking art and a plexi. Or you can mooch off a friend who is good at crafting.


#5

Customizing a TE stick can be as simple as going to tek-innovations.com and ordering a custom plexi and sending in some artwork, and perhaps buying different buttons off lizardlick.
It doesn’t have to cost $400, it can be as little as spending $50-$100 on top of buying a TE stick.


#6

Also please keep in mind makers of custom sticks do not factor in the actual hourly cost of labor.
At the skill level required for some of the work I seen, labor would easily be 33 to 50 dollars per hour.

It could take a week to make a proper stick case from wood, not including drying and curing times. Thats 20 to 40 hours there.
It can take 1 to 5 hours to properly wire a stick, depending on the customs required.

If that is the cause, stick makers would charge $1200 to 2500 for a stick just on labor cost for the case making and wiring.
Factor in work for custom art, planning, consultation, parts. Were looking at a 5 grand and up sticks

Most stick cost are the materials and parts and maybe small fee and I do mean small for labor.
and that is comparing it to other industries.


#7

Going by your thread title, I think you are talking about modded TE sticks, and not customs.

You can’t buy modded TE’s off the shelf, your best bet is the trading outlet or auction sites/craigs list.
Or buy a new or used TE and order a plexi with the desired button number and layout and get someone to make some artwork for you.

as for proper custom sticks, theres enough posts regarding that already.


#8

Don’t buy any modified TE or SE that goes for $400. Especially if it’s from DarkScrubPhail.


#9

I had never heard of this person until today.

It’s unfortunate I learned at all. Seems like the douchest of bags.


#10

It angered us so much, it was why we started Sticks for Joy.


#11

What exactly was the start of the feud? I just saw his name pop up in this thread and another, then googled him. Found his website and it’s like Insane Clown Posse level of jack offs on there.


#12

He was auctioning off Standard Edition FightSticks with an art and button swap (that he “designed,” one even had the artwork cut short on the stick), they reached about $400 each, and called them “customs,” for a job that a monkey with a screwdriver could easily do.

I also got banned on his forums for knowing more about modding than him.


#13

Well, tards gonna tard…