Someone knowledgable confirm I'm buying the right things (SE stick conversion)


#1

Hey guys- I’m upgrading an SE stick to what’ll functionally be a TE stick. This is what I’m buying from Lizard Lick. Sound good?

Sanwa JLF-TP-8T Ball Handle Joystick, 4 & 8-Way Adjustable

8 Sanwa OBSF-30 Pushbuttons with Vertical Microswitch

Sanwa GT-Y Octagonal Restrictor Plate

I’m pretty sure all of this is compatible, save for the stick. I understand you’re supposed to use an 8Y or so it seems- can someone tell me if I’ve got it right?

Thanks!


#2

you got it! all those would fit right in to the SE (might have to remove the mounting plate from the JLF)


#3

Restrictor plate is optional right?


#4

yeah I want to give the octagonal a try. Not quite sure I like square yet, but I’ve got till when my order arrives to find out.

Thanks for the help!


#5

which restrictor gives the stick a full round feeling???

also is the seimitsu stick better then the sanwa’s?
sorry im new to this custom modding but i want to make my stick as close as possible to the arcade feeling.

i have somewhat the same list as the op except i added the bat stick add on and i am now unsure which stick replacement to buy. sanwa? or seimitsu? is there a noticable difference? is there a comparison thread somewhere?

any help would be great.


#6

Octagonal feels like a circle with little ridges in it so you can feel exactly where each direction is. If you want a circular feel but still want a lot of precision i would get an octagonal gate.

Seimitsu and Sanwa are both top-notch japanese arcade part manufacturers. You can’t go wrong with either. Some people like sanwa better, some people like Seimitsu better, its just a matter of preference and opinion. But as i said you can’t go wrong with either. (Although, the mad catz sticks were made based completely off the designs by Sanwa. Its basically a sanwa knockoff, and TE stick uses actual sanwa parts. So if you want your stick to be a lot like the TE version, i would get sanwa parts.)

If the Sanwa LB-30-N Joystick Bat Top is what you also got, from what i can tell, it only fits on the JLW-UM-8. Can be used with JLF series and JLW-TM-8 using an adapter sold on LizardLick.com. – Im not a fan of bat style sticks and cant help you with that much. – It looks as if the JLW-UM-8 stick already comes with a bat-style top, so if im not mistaken, you can just buy that stick + octagonal gate + new buttons and you’ll be set.

Good Luck.


#7

thanks buddy.

so the choice is clear. i just saw some sanwa and seimitsu vids.
im going to be goin with the sanwa parts. it turns out the srimitsu sticks were the ones i did not like in the arcade. i remember the thick stick and huge ball tops.

yes that bat top you mentioned is the piece i will be getting.
im an oldschooler who loved the happ controls back in the day at the 25 cent funland arcade. but i love the control response of the sanwa’s and seimitsu’s at pac mall and chinatown.

now here’s the big question… buttons???
who knows the difference? i cant seem to find and comparison threads on buttons… i want the oldschool inward curved buttons that click when you press the jap button repeatedly. not sure what those are called but i took a look at the button selections and man that was even harder then the stick…


#8

oh yeah as for the 8 point feeling. no. i want the full 360 motion with no bumps or grooves. i want smooth all around 360. where can i get a stick or restrictor that has this option?


#9

for the circular feeling of the Sanwa JLF, you’ll just have to remove the square gate (clear plastic ring on the bottom). the concave buttons you are looking for are/were Happ competition buttons (they are kinda hard to find nowadays from what i remember tho). look for the Sanwa and Seimitsu FAQ here on SRK for comparison of parts. good luck getting your perfect stick =)