Virtua Stick ps2 spring


#1

Hello. I own a virtua stick for ps2(the one with the really creative layout) and I was wondering if anyone knows what sort of spring I could fit into the weird seimitsu stick. The current one is really stiff. Thanks!


#2

The stick is generally a Seimitsu LS-56-01; checking Slagcoin it seems that he doesn’t recommend any off-the-shelf springs to put in.

Maybe swap it out for LS-55 or LS-33?


#3

Do you mean swap the entire stick or the spring? Swapping the entire stick is basically impossible/bad idea


#4

If the PS2 virtua stick uses a MS mounting plate, an ls-55 usually can be dropped right in as a replacement. Using a LS33 base with a ls 56 shaft might allow you to add in the ls-55 spring.

You could try to get a box of springs from the Home depot. Pull the spring out of your ls-56 and take it with you when you go to home depot. You will have to cut the home depot spring to adjust tension.


#5

Naw trust me the stick in the virtua stick is a freak of nature. The bolts are underneath the top artwork so there’s no way to get in that and switch stuff or else i would. The stick is an ls-33-01, which from what i understand, is discontinued. It’s an ls33 with a wiring harness and a pcb and a crazy tight spring. I was also thinking of going the hardware store route if there wasn’t a more legit way


#6

I can confirm the LS-33-01 isn’t in production.

I’ve checked for it on all the arcade parts sites (Gamingnow.net, LizardLick, Akihabarashop, etc.) and NOBODY has them anymore!

It’s just LS-33 and all the other Seimitsus.

One of the JLW’s also got discontinued, too…


#7

I’m starting to think this is essentially just an ls-56-01. Is there any way to make that feel more jlf-like?


#8

If you want an ls33-01 get an ls33 and get the pcb off an ls-56. Put them together and you got it.

You could get a JLF spring and replace it with that I guess.


#9

You will need to replace it with a JLF to get a JLF feel. It is a very different stick.


#10

I’ve got one of those PS2 Virtua Sticks.

It isn’t actually a LS-33. It’s a LS-56 with a LS-33 shaft (shorter shaft so they can mount it straight to the top plate).

All parts are LS-56 except the shaft, hence the stronger LS-56 spring. It does say LS-33-01 on the pcb, but the LS55/56 both use those “LS-33-01” pcbs.

No other sanwa/seimitsu springs are swapable for a LS-56 spring. The LS-56 spring is smaller, the other springs won’t fit in the LS-56 actuator.

The stock buttons are Seimitsu PS-15s btw.


#11

I didn’t want to come in to correct you guys before.
But Doveston is right.


#12

Yeah I actually tried to put a LS33 actuator in a LS-56-01, so I could use a LS-55 spring but the LS-33 actuator is too big and doesn’t fit inside the LS-56. The widened spring holder actually is in the same spot as the LS-56 levers and needs to go up higher. Basically I was thinking that if you replaced the LS-56 body with the LS-33 body and put the PCB in it might work out, but I am not too sure about what actuator you will have to use or how the LS-56 is mounted. Last ditch resort is to buy a LS-56 spring and cook it in a BBQ grill with hot coals to weaken it. Or cut a home depot spring, the problem is one of the ends will not be flat and provide uneven tension.


#13

Or… get used to it?
I love my LS-56; if I could fit it in my VSHG I would.


#14

I <3 double posts


#15

Yeah but sooo much tension isn’t my cup of tea. Thanks for setting everything straight Doveston