These joysticks are made by Sanwa and regarded by many as the best arcade joysticks available. They are used in some Japanese cabinets such as the Sega Naomi and are virtually indestructible.
They feature a metal universal mounting bracket, which ensures they will fit into the existing control panel of your cabinet without having to drill extra holes. They have a light spring pressure for really fast movements.
They can be easily swapped between 8-way and true 4-way mode by rotating the restrictor plate at the bottom of the assembly. You can also increase the spring pressure by removing and stretching the spring, which is accessed by undoing the 4 screws at the top of the mounting plate.
Another nice feature is the long switch actuators which allow exact “tuning” of the switch sensitivity with careful use of long-nosed pliers.
Joysticks come with a dust disc and your choice of colour in either a ball or bat top.
*PLEASE NOTE* Not all Joystick Top colours perfectly match button colours. If a close/perfect colour match is important then you may wish to check with us before ordering to avoid disappointment!
In addition, the Bat Tops (which are original Sanwa items) use a larger thread than the balls, so we fit them with a nylon sleeve so they can be fitted to all our joysticks.
For mounting joysticks into a timber panel, we prefer the “blind mounting” method which involves screwing the mounting plate of the joystick to the underside of the control panel. This leaves the top of your control panel ‘clean’ and it means your hand can rest on the panel without it rubbing across bolt heads. We use 6g 12mm Pan Head screws for this task, which you can purchase from us as Joystick Mounting Screws.
For metal panels, or timber panels thinner than 12mm, we recommend using our Joystick Mounting Bolts.