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.



  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Dirk Zelaskowska on 8th Mar 2018

    I am satisfied with these Item & the shipping Time was great!!

  • 5

    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.

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    Superior Product

    Posted by Morgan Friel on 28th Jan 2018

    Wonderful choice from a range of colours, excellent quality, and a truly fantastic feel in terms of use and responsiveness. Very smooth.

  • 5

    Posted by Sam on 7th Nov 2017

    It's the gold standard joystick for a reason. It won't let you down.

  • 5

    Posted by Adrian Johnsson on 27th Oct 2017

    Super satisfied with the stick and shipping time

  • 5
    Stick sanwa

    Posted by Ibouadilene jeremy on 11th Oct 2017

    Good stick

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