I like my buttons as evenly worked in as possible. The gripe I have over just installing new buttons and playing them right off the bat is that over time you will notice that the ‘springiness’ of some of the buttons will be more worked in than others due to the different amount of hits each button is getting. This causes me some problems when I have to simultaneously press 2 or more different buttons at a time. I like my buttons to feel ‘mushy’.
If you’re like me and would like your Sanwa/Seimitsu buttons to all be worked in evenly follow these simple steps.
Things you’ll need: Cable ties, Sanwa/Seimitsu buttons.
1.) Get a cable tie and place it in between the button’s two microswtiches. (I had to use two cable ties attached to each other to do this but if you have a long enough cable tie you only need to use one)
Note: In the picture below the cable tie is already tightened.
2.) Now depress the button all the way down and tighten the cable tie over the fully depressed button and over the button’s two tabs at the sides, with the cable tie still being kept in place in between the button’s microswitches.
3.) Now your cable tie will keep the button in its’ depressed state and will work in the the button’s spring. Wait a day or two or as long as you want. Once you remove the cable ties your buttons should be nice and worked in for that fresh n’ clean feel!