The Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick just got a whole lot cooler!
This JLF-TP-8YT joystick with AWUK aluminium ball top handle is now available in a choice of 5 stunning colours, including silver & gold. A matching AWUK aluminium shaft cover and dust cover set can also be added at the time of order if you want to style it to the max!
The design of this AWUK aluminium ball top handle is based on the popular Sanwa LB-35 ball top and has the same dimensions (35mm) Weighing approx 60 grams, the Arcade World UK Aluminium ball top handle is heavier than the Sanwa LB-35 plastic ball top handle, but has a great feel and looks stunning. If you want a stiffer spring to install in your Sanwa JLF series joystick to manage the slightly heavier handle, the Seimitsu LS-32 or LS-55 springs will be suitable. The LS-55 spring is the stiffest option.
Springs can be purchased separately here:
Sanwa Joystick Spring
Seimitsu Joystick Spring
We know that when modding fight sticks, colour options are very important and the AWUK Aluminium ball top handles are available in 5 eye catching colours. The AWUK aluminium ball top handles are a perfect accompaniment for our AWUK aluminium shaft cover and dust cover sets, so now you can bling your joystick to the max! A matching AWUK aluminium shaft cover and dust cover set can be chosen at the time of order from the drop down option.
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 is supplied as standard with a flat mounting plate fitted, 2 x black dust covers, TP-MA board with soldered microswitches & an AWUK aluminium ball top style handle in a choice of 5 cool looking colours.
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:
* High quality Japanese joystick
* Switchable 4 and 8 way square restrictor
* Perfect for fighting games
* Cool looking aluminium ball top handle
*Matching AWUK aluminium shaft and dust cover set – option can be added at the time of order
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.