This short shaft ball top joystick is a good low-cost alternative to other branded joysticks we sell and is ideal for arcade machine and JAMMA machine projects. This ball top joystick is the perfect choice for first time arcade cabinet builders or customers with a budget to stick to. It can be used in bar top arcade machines, upright arcade machines and cocktail arcade machines. The joystick has a 2.5cm short shaft, which is suitable for more control and some customers prefer this over the long shaft version, which is 4cm.
Each joystick comes complete with a 35mm ball top handle, which can easily be unscrewed, should you ever wish to replace or change the joystick handle at a later date. The joystick handles are available in various colours, including Red, Green, Yellow, Black, Pink and White. The colour can be selected at the time of order
This joystick features a 2.5cm short shaft and a plastic restrictor gate on the bottom, which can be set for 2, 4 or 8 way movement, by simply undoing the screws and moving the restrictor into the required position.
*Ball top style joystick
*Short shaft 2.5cm height
*Choice of colours for the handles
*Low cost alternative to branded joysticks
*Perfect for first time builders or customers with a budget
*Large choice of compatible handles (sold separately)
Mounting Plate Length: 9.8cm
Mounting Plate Width: 6.5cm
Height of Joystick Shaft: 2.5cm
This joystick is fitted with 4 x Microswitches with 4.8mm terminals.
Each microswitch will require 1 x 4.8mm crimped wire for ground connection and 1 x 4.8mm crimped wire for signal connection.
Pre-crimped wires and daisy chain ground harness can be purchased separately here:
1 Metre Long Crimped Wires
Daisy Chain Ground Harness
The list of joystick handles below will also fit this joystick.
These are available to order as separates here:
Arcade Joystick Handles
Sanwa LB-35 Ball Top
Sanwa LB-35 Clear Ball Top
Sanwa LB-30N Bat Top
Seimitsu LB-35 Ball Top
Seimitsu LB-39 Bubble Top
Crystal Ball Top
Arcade World UK Fine Mesh Ball
Arcade World UK Metallic Bat Top
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I've had a Zippy stick for about half a decade now, and based on the years of use I've put through it, I can safely compare it to a Seimitsu LS-32 in terms of appearance (even has the dual restrictors) combined together with the feeling of an LS-40 (the movement feels smooth - not as smooth as a genuine LS-40, of course, but close enough, given the price tag). My advice to anyone looking to buy this joystick is to buy some spare microswitches just in case, since the stock switches are quite fragile from personal experience (that, or they've aged considerably faster than the joystick itself).
Excellent joysticks for the money, work well and built well.
Bought it for my desktop arcade machine. Mounted it in a 6mm MDF for the control board. Work perfectly with a really professional finish for the price.
Perfect solution for my mini arcade cabinet.