Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Ball Top Joystick

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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.

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:
Length: 95mm
Width: 53mm
Thickness: 1.6mm

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.

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.



  • 4
    Good quality stick

    Posted by Joan on 5th Jan 2020

    The stick is of a very good quality as most reviewers say, though I haven't found them as different as the ones coming with the Mayflash F101 stick. I've chosen a different ones to have a different feeling, may be a stick with a little more resistance. I also needed to buy a non-soldering 5 pin cable to make it work with my Mayflash, the ones offered at the checkout were not the ones I had to use.

  • 5
    Buen producto

    Posted by Vicente Ramirez Gonzalez on 4th Jan 2020

    Muy buena calidad y llego mas rápido de lo esperado!
    Lo recomiendo.

  • 5
    Amazing for the price

    Posted by Joupin on 18th Nov 2019

    Such a satisfying feel using this stick as every motion you make gives you such an awesome feedback, from the sound it makes to the transitions from point to point. A must buy for sure.

  • 5
    Worthwhile purchase!

    Posted by J.R. Jordan on 25th Feb 2019

    After playing with my Venom arcade stick I found it's responsiveness was tempremental, it struggled to register diagonals even on it's default square gate. After learning about modding and the quality parts sold in I ordered and my stick works fantastically now. I was a very slightly disappointed about the purple colour not being as dark as I thought but it's not a deal breaker and still works with the theme I went with. Thank you very much arcadeworld!

  • 5
    There's a reason why you see SANWA JLFs everywhere

    Posted by DoubleBox on 1st Feb 2019

    This stick is amazing and hands down one of the best if not the best lever on the market at the moment.

    If you are currently using a Hori RAP4 I highly recommend changing out the stick for this SANWA JLF as it just preforms so much better.

    No rebound inputs and the stick feels sturdy.

    On top of that the pivot is silicone meaning it slips better and doesn't get stuck.

    I highly recommend this stick.

  • 5
    Our no1 Go-To when we need arcade location parts

    Posted by 7ten on 5th Jan 2019

    We have multiple Namco Noir and Delta cabinets with Sanwa parts ordered from Arcade World UK, in our London arcade. Arcade World has never let us down.

  • 5

    Posted by James on 29th Aug 2018

    Great responsive stick, bought many from arcadeworlduk over the years.

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    Top notch

    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

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