I absolutely love these genuine Sanwa joysticks! I've bought them for every build I've done & will continue to do so.
Combine them with 4 lbs spring & octagonal restrictor plates & you have a match made in heaven!
I have replaced the joysticks in my SF2, Rampage, TMNT, and NBA Jam cabinets with these Sanwa sticks and 2 lb springs. I added octagonal gates for SF2, the Sanwa square gates are fine for the other games. Shane was extremely responsive and helpful in walking me through how to splice the wires for one joystick on the TMNT and NBA Jan cabinets. These sticks make all the difference and it is a simple mod to do; well worth the time and money.
Finally, I can do my moves on my Arcade 1Up Street Fighter cabinet. These joysticks respond so much better than what was built into it. I love that they are already set up to go into the Arcade 1Up as far as the wiring goes. Rather than drill new hole for the Sanwa mounting plate, I opted to switch the mounting plates so they would mount in the existing holes. Worked like a charm!
Wonderful replacements for the stock Arcade1Up sticks. They fit perfectly. They are super easy to wire up with one 5-pin connector and I also got the 4lb tension springs for mine and it feels amazing.
What can you honestly say about genuine Sanwa sticks that has not been said. Their reputation speaks for itself. Amazing upgrades to the janky sticks A1U ships you and super easy to install. Just make sure the wiring harness matches what you are using on your encoder board. DIY does a good job at emphasizing this before you order. Bought 4 of them for a TMNT upgrade and they are silky smooth even with the OEM springs. A 2 or 4 lb spring can be swapped out and the gates are easily interchangeable.