After exchanging a few PMs with shrimpnoodles regarding some things he had for sale, I found out that shaft from the asci optical is identical to sanwa jlf shaft except that it’s shorter. My question is are there any other shorter shafts that are compatible with jlf? If so, where can I get a pair or from which joystick can I salvage them from?
Reason why I’m looking is because I’m going to be mounting a jlf directly under a metal panel (courtesy of blklightning21) with no room below the stick to allow for spacers and mounting plate. I’m not a “must have authentic arcade feel or else I won’t touch it” kinda person so the shaft length is purely a personal aesthetic reason/preference.
I was on a hunt for a slim case a long while back as well. I’m pretty sure that the hori shaft is different from the sanwa. the lower portion is shorter than the sanwas. And that’s where it’s important. Because the lower portion is where you put in the spring and the actuator that would normally fit the sanwa. If you use a hori stick, you would have to use the hori’s spring and actuator and it sucks. If you sit them next to each other, you’ll see the things on hori is cheaper quality. The ascii’s shaft is the same with the top being shorter. that means that you’re able to use the full sanwa mechanism and still have the stick proportional when mounting. Try to get an ascii shaft. You can find the comparison floating around srk somewhere. Look in sanwa flash/ascii thread for sanwa/ascii comparison. and look at chippermonkey’s hori ex2 modding tutorial for hori/sanwa comparison. That’s one of the main thing that I made sure of when I mod, that I everything is fully sanwa. Otherwise, there’s no point. I’d rather have it working the correct way than having it look nice.