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.
How To Identify A Genuine Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick: We have been importing genuine Sanwa parts from Japan for many years. You can be guaranteed that all our Sanwa parts are 100% genuine and we only deal direct with the factory. There are other sellers and companies on the internet that claim/advertise Sanwa parts as genuine, when in fact, this may not be true.
Ways to identify: 1 - The mounting plate on a genuine Sanwa joystick will have an oily sheen, unlike copies, which will look dull and grey in colour and not feel smooth. 2 - 2 x dust covers will always be included. 3 - The restrictor gate will feature a gold dot along with the Sanwa brand name.
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.
Product Features: * 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.
JLF-TP-8YT The most popular model with flat mounting plate attached.
JLF-TP-8Y Same joystick as the JLF-TP-8YT but with the flat mounting plate removed
JLF-TP-8S 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.
Great responsive stick, bought many from arcadeworlduk over the years.
Amazing arcade stick!
Posted by Lyon Simic on 19th Jul 2018
A brilliant arcade stick component from Sanwa and was a needed upgrade from my previous Hori arcade stick. This is because the Sanwa arcade stick is much more flexible and less restrictive when playing 2D fighting games with the stick combos being much easier to complete in my opinion, The last thing i want to mention is the overall feel of the stick, since i think the stick itself felt it was engineered for most 2D fighting games with its overall natural response when using it to manoeuvre characters and complete complex combos.
Posted by Hilda on 15th Jul 2018
Sanwa's stellar reputation is well earned. I switched to an 8-way restrictor and the stick feels fantastic
Sanwa JFL TP 8YT ball top stick
Posted by Benjamin on 3rd Jun 2018
I'm really happy with this Sanwa stick. I bought 2 for a DIY bartop. It feels just right and is a big up grade over the PS4 venom stick I had before. Service from Arcade World was flawless too. Would def use again.
Top replacement for stock Venom Stick
Posted by Stormy on 12th Mar 2018
I got this stick as a replacement for my stock Venom PS3/PS4 arcade Fightstick. I had problems doing electrics and Skyrockets with the stock joystick. It was a day and night difference. I had no problems at all, with the Sanwa. The replacement was done in minutes and very easy, with the right cable.
SANWA JLF-TP-8YT BALL TOP JOYSTICK
Posted by Dirk Zelaskowska on 8th Mar 2018
I am satisfied with these Item & the shipping Time was great!!
Posted by Adin on 19th Feb 2018
After using this to the one that came with the arcade stick i must say this is by far superior. The movement feels smoother and when double tap back then let it go to neutral it doesnt tap forward. Deffinatly worth the money.
Worth the Price
Posted by Chris Ferenci on 14th Feb 2018
Easy to set up, just plug it in and your ready to go, just make sure u have a JST-XH FEMALE TO FEMALE CONNECTOR CABLE with this product.
Posted by Morgan Friel on 28th Jan 2018