Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick With Fine Mesh Ball Top

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The JLF-TP-8YT just got a whole lot cooler! This extremely popular joystick is now available to order with a sleek looking fine mesh ball top handle. The handle on this joystick is 35mm and features a tight, cool looking mesh pattern. For those customers who demand quality and style, this is it!

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 fine mesh 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.

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

Product Features:
* High quality Japanese joystick
* Switchable 4 and 8 way square restrictor
* Perfect for fighting games
* Fine mesh 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
    Best Joystick

    Posted by Tilt on 29th Dec 2021

    Sanwa is the best

  • 5

    Posted by MICHAEL ELLIS on 16th Feb 2020

    Amazing Joystick used for my upgrading of MayFlash F500 thanks to the staff at Arcade World. it's like being in the real arcade as it's so responsive. Used all Sanwa parts highly recommended, you won't be sorry you bought this.

  • 5
    Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick

    Posted by jim on 27th Jun 2019

    i replaced my old joysticks with these and they are a lot better, very noticable on street fighter games style that require very specific joystick movment patterns - hadoken,sonic boom etc., yep good.

  • 5
    Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick With Fine Mesh Ball Top

    Posted by Alexandre Langlois on 15th May 2019

    Hi, I have already about tens of Arcade sticks at my home for some consoles like the NEO・GEO and my Computer.
    I have bought a Qanba Qaraf and material to mod it in the past at arcadeworlduk when they were under an another company name, even got them at the phone with my friends and they were really friendly and helped me.
    I got even a goodies as a real photo of Street Fighter Champions Japanese team with the Qanba.
    So I was confident to bought once again at this place and I am not disappoint.
    I like Sanwa and Seimitsu and certains Hori products, sometimes I combine different brands.
    This time I choose to go full Sanwa on a Hori Taito Real Arcade Pro 4 Premium VLX mod on the green/purple colours of the so sympathetic and really big worldwide community Gamergate, because I am an exigent demanding gamer who has begin to play in 1985 and continue with enjoyement to these days, especially the old good Arcades games, I tested this Arcade stick mod with the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick that I bought here with Sanwa buttons on my PS1/PS2/PS3 NEO・GEO and Dreamcast, Xbox360, using Joysticks ports converters on Samurai Spirit 3, Fatal Fury 3 and Special, Rival Schools and Project Justice, Jojo Byzarre Adventures, Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service, Capcom VS SNK pro, Marvel VS Capcom 1, Third Strike and Street Fighter Alpha 3, Dead or Alive 2 ultimate and DOA IV, Soul Calibur 1 and others.
    It was like eating at a luxuous restaurant. The Sanwa joystick respond perfectly, it's an another world with this kind of material. I have experience with this kind of material but I wish to explain to the Gamers and persons who are playing with pads or low quality sticks, that this product is really good material. I choose this one because I am oldschool and really like the click click click Arcade rooms sounds. For the others who do not want to annoy someone sleeping in the same room, simply choose the silent version one.
    The ball is pretty, I am happy of it. I will surely mod another Illuminated light diodes joystick later but for the moment I am really happy with the new aesthetic of my Arcade stick.
    The Sanwa Elephant keyring bought here, make it even more cool.
    So the quality, the durability of the material look really solid, it have a good aesthetic, and in the hands it's like driving a millionaire car. Sincerelly.
    This joystick was really easy to mount, to change the original restrictor for a Sanwa GT-Y Octagonal 8 ways was the time of a two seconds clip. No need to drill the plastic this time or to add screws and it is solid, it will not broke or fall.
    Adding a Sanwa JLF-CD Shaft Cover was simple, a child could do it.
    I am really happy of this bought that I was surprise to got it so quickly even with fast shipping, because I do not live in the UK.
    So yeah, I am happy for the good times of confortable gaming that I will got now.
    Thank you Arcadeworlduk.

  • 5
    Good Design

    Posted by jay on 24th Jun 2014

    I liked the design of the Joystick from the first time i got hand on this one.
    Simple, easy to take apart, the 4/8 way switching mechanism needs some practice but i think it's a very nice Idea and it seems solid.
    Playing with this one just feels perfect.

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