Zippyy Long Shaft Ball Top Arcade Joystick

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This long shaft joystick is a good low-cost alternative to other branded joysticks we sell and is ideal for arcade machine and JAMMA machine projects. This ball top joystick is the perfect choice for first time arcade cabinet builders or customers with a budget to stick to. It can be used in bar top arcade machines, upright arcade machines and cocktail arcade machines. 

This joystick comes with a 35mm ball top handle and features a 4cm long shaft and a plastic restrictor gate on the bottom, which can be set for 2, 4 or 8 way movement, by simply undoing the screws and moving the restrictor into the required position.

Product Features
*Ball top style joystick
*Long shaft 4cm height
*Low cost alternative to branded joysticks
*Perfect for first time builders or customers with a budget
*Choice of colours for the handles
*Large choice of compatible handles (sold separately)

Mounting Plate Length: 9.8cm
Mounting Plate Width: 6.5cm
Height of Joystick Shaft: 4cm

Wiring Info
This joystick is fitted with 4 x Microswitches with 4.8mm terminals.
Each microswitch will require 1 x 4.8mm crimped wire for ground connection and 1 x 4.8mm crimped wire for signal connection.

Pre-crimped wires and daisy chain ground harness can be purchased separately here:
1 Metre Long Crimped Wires
Daisy Chain Ground Harness 

Compatible handles
The list of joystick handles below will also fit this joystick.
These are available to order as separates here:
Arcade Joystick Handles
Sanwa LB-35 Ball Top
Sanwa LB-35 Clear Ball Top
Sanwa LB-30N Bat Top
Seimitsu LB-35 Ball Top
Seimitsu LB-39 Bubble Top
Crystal Ball Top
Arcade World UK Fine Mesh Ball
Arcade World UK Metallic Bat Top


  • 5
    Zippy long shaft joystick

    Posted by Wayne on 25th Nov 2020

    Great price.2,4 or 8 way option it fantastic.

  • 5
    Zippy long stocking (shaft) joysticks

    Posted by Keith on 1st Jun 2020

    Bought these to replace my aged HAPP controllers that seemed to have lost their responsiveness. It had got to the stage that I couldnt even get ofvthe first level of Pacman. Now I'm back up to getting to level 10 to 12 which is my norm. Street fighter also now plays so much better. Glad I gave the Zippys a try. Very responsive and transition very well. The only downside is needing a screwdriver to change the gate. However I very rarely change away from 8 way so not an issue to me. All in all an excellent joystick for the price.

  • 4
    Great value

    Posted by Tim on 16th Dec 2019

    Perfectly fine for the price paid. The switches are a bit clicky and I had to file a bit of excess plastic off the dust cover so it didn't catch on my panel.

  • 5
    Great Joystick

    Posted by Katie Powell on 27th Mar 2018

    We bought this joystiock to replace broken one on our retro games machine. Very easy to install and works perfectly (very robust). Cannot fault service or product.

  • 4

    Posted by Neil Prentice on 23rd Oct 2017

    I'm pretty new to all this and found these sticks great for my first build, going forwards I would probably look more into better sticks, but as it stands I can't really fault it for a retro arcade build.

  • 4
    Seem to work fine

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Aug 2016

    Although I have nothing to compare these to, they seem to work fine on what is my first Jamma project. Very pleased with them.

  • 4
    Seem to work fine

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Aug 2016

    Although I have nothing to compare these to, they seem to work fine on what is my first Jamma project. Very pleased with them.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 19th May 2016

    Excellent quality and fast shipments.

  • 4
    Great Price, Great product!

    Posted by William on 17th Mar 2016

    For the price, this is a good budget joystick. I was having a little trouble with diagonal movement until i removed one of the green plastic retainers from the bottom. Has a ver satisfying click to the button which I like. Cant go wrong for the price but dont forget to buy bolts, I did!

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