Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Ball Top Joystick
The Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT is a high quality joystick, manufactured in Japan by Sanwa Denshi Co. This is the joystick of choice for fighting game enthusiasts, especially Street Fighter fanatics. Widely used in MadCatz & QanBa fight sticks and many Japanese arcade machines. Each joystick comes complete with a flat mounting plate, 2 x dust covers, TP-MA board with soldered microswitches & a 35mm ball top handle. This joystick features light spring pressure but can easily be modified if you prefer a stiffer feel, by adding a different spring, such as a Seimitsu LS-55 spring 2LB tension spring or 4LB tension spring.
By default, this joystick has a square restrictor gate and is set to 8 way. This can easily be changed to 4 way mode by simply removing the plastic restrictor, lifting the centre piece and rotating it to the 4 way position. We also sell the Sanwa GT Y Octagonal Gate if you prefer more precise 8 way control for games like Street Fighter, which will allow you to pull off combo moves with ease.
Connecting To A Screw Terminal PCB:
To connect the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick to a screw terminal PCB such as the I-PAC2, you would choose the JLF-H cable option.
Connecting To A Venom Fight Stick:
To connect the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick to a Venom PS4 fight stick, you will require the JST-XH Female To Female Connector Cable
Compatible Restrictor Gates:
Sanwa GT Y Octagonal Gate
Sanwa GT 2F 2 Way Restrictor
QanBa Octagonal Restrictor Gate
QanBa Round Restrictor Gate
Mounting Plate Dimensions:
* High quality Japanese joystick
* Switchable 4 and 8 way square restrictor
* Perfect for fighting games
* Includes 35mm LB-35 ball top handle
Sanwa JLF Joystick Product Codes Explained
There is often some confusion with the product codes for Sanwa joysticks and we often get asked to explain/help with the different codes. To try and explain the product codes, please see below. We hope this information helps and makes the different models of joystick easier to understand.
The most popular model with flat mounting plate attached.
Same joystick as the JLF-TP-8YT but with the flat mounting plate removed
Same Joystick as the JLF-TP-8Y but with a JLF-P-1S stepped mounting plate attached
JLF-CD Shaft Cover Set
By adding a black shaft cover set to the above models adds -SK to the end of the product code. For example: a JLF-TP-8YT fitted with a black shaft cover set becomes a JLF-TP-8YT-SK.
Showing reviews 1-5 of 13 | Next
Never lets you down
Posted by Scott on 16th Nov 2016
My favorite joystick by far. It is responsive and tactile. This was put in a custom stick I made for my little brother who is getting in to fighting games, so I wanted him to have good parts.
Posted by Gavin H on 17th Oct 2016
One of the best sticks
Posted by Alexander Toftgard Sweden on 19th May 2016
Great stick for fighting games, but if you play a lot of Neo Geo fast games like magical drops 2/3 then think about getting the harder return spring. I will be modding mine since the stick is made to have constant 3 finger fightstick grip in magical drops type puzzle games. They are so fast you play with an open hand and rely on the spring to centre the stick as fast as possible, so a harder spring would make it 5/5 for me. But all in all a superb stick and the unit received is genuine Sanwa, lots of copies on Ebay I've heard....
Everything received fast and with good packaging.
Good to know:
1. You need to order the cable to go with it. Does not hook up like a Happ stick.
2. It is top mount or mount from under a very thin metal board. So you need tools to cut out and recess for top mount in wood control panel.
3. I first tried to bottom mount to my 2cm thick wooden cabinet panel and fit an extension shaft. It kind of works but the sensitivity gets too high .
I also have ball and bat tops for these - get both! bats are great for Nintendo 8bit games, pacman, magical drop and balls for fighting games.
I have the standard and the octagonal gates. For fighting games newer ones like the octagonal but if you play a lot of SF2 Champ Edition, then the 4 gate is best. Also for Neo Geo games and Nintendo 8bit.
Great parts to Pro standard your stick
Posted by Viperx220 on 14th Apr 2016
I was looking for pro parts to uptake my venom fight stick, these Sanwa parts are the perfect replacements. Much more responsive than standard and well worth the cost of upgrade. You will not be disappointed
Strong choice for any arcade stick
Posted by Tom Piddock on 15th Mar 2016
The stick is responsive and a very good quality build (as you would hope to expect from Sanwa). If you are looking to replace your joystick then this is a very strong choice if not one of the best. It uses responsive micro-switches which click clearly on engaging, it has an option of colours so customising to your taste is easy and installation is quick and easy with the multiple screw holes in the mounting plate to choose from.
You can use this stick as a replacement or in building from scratch. I installed this into a custom stick made of wood and the plate fixture kept it sturdy in place.
On top of this the service was quick and the package was well cared for during delivery.
Showing reviews 1-5 of 13 | Next
Customers also viewed
£2.04 (inc VAT) £1.70 (ex VAT)
£3.96 (inc VAT) £3.30 (ex VAT)
£0.98 (inc VAT) £0.82 (ex VAT)
£18.60 (inc VAT) £15.50 (ex VAT)
£5.40 (inc VAT) £4.50 (ex VAT)