Well, I’m new to having an arcade stick, so my opinion counts for very little around here. I really like it though! It was an expensive item but I think it was worth the money. It is made by Sanwa after all.
I’m not going to translate the whole thing, but here is some info:
First image, just regular manual, included parts blablabla
To change the art you gotta unlock the 4 rivets by pressing them from the underside using a metal tool they included, like they show at the bottom at the second image you posted.
The last 2:
A letter of apology because the stick release was delayed and couldn’t hit the market when they said it would (pretty common thing to apologize for things like this in Japan) AND the other one is kinda like a warning saying that the flexible sheet (the plexi, I suppose) can expand and shrink with temperature. If that happens, unlock the rivets, put everything back into position and lock it again.
Hope it helps.
Edit: Oh, I forgot, it says that that they included a tin badge as an apology.
I ordered mine from nin-nin-game.com. I also saw it up for pre-order at play-asia for $100 more or so. Unfortunately, both stores say “out of stock/out of print.” You might try Japan’s ebay or other auction sites. I’m sure there are those who bought it with the intent of immediately selling it; just be prepared to pay a lot more for it.
Anyone having issues with the sound on the stick not working while playing Guilty Gear Xrd? If I play the game with a pad, sound ouputs just fine. I did go into the controller volume settings on the PS4, but the option is greyed out and can’t be adjusted when the stick is plugged in. The volume knob on the stick is set to max, btw.
The difference between the Ebten stick and the others you mention is the fact that it has a built in speaker meant to ouput audio, along with a volume knob, while the others as far as I know do not. What else would be the purpose of this feature? Why have it and also add to the cost of the stick if it is not supported?