Seimitsu LS-38-01 Arcade Joystick

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The Seimitsu LS-38-01 joystick is very similar to the popular Seimitsu LS-32-01 model but with one important difference - the thicker/stiffer spring. The LS-38-01 joystick is fitted with a thicker spring, which is stronger than the standard spring found in LS-32-01 joysticks. The stronger spring gives the LS-38-01 joystick a much stiffer feel and a quicker return to centre for the shaft of the joystick, which results in improved control during gameplay. The spring inside the LS-38-01 joystick is approx 1.5 to 2 times stronger than the standard springs and the LS-38-01 joystick is the perfect choice for those customers who prefer a joystick with a much stiffer feel and quicker return to centre.

The Seimitsu LS-38-01 joystick ihas its microswitches soldered onto the PCB and connects via a 5-pin cable and features a common ground. (H5P) The LS-38-01 joystick is a serious competitor to the Sanwa JLF series of joysticks and is actually preferred by some people, due to the fact it has a thicker spring and more tension, with a quicker return to centre, making this a good choice for 2D beat 'em up and shoot ‘em up games. The Seimitsu LS-38-01 joystick comes fitted with a stepped SS mounting plate, dust cover, 35mm ball top handle in a choice of colour and also features a 2-4-8 way adjustable gate.

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Product features:
* 2-4-8 way adjustable movement
* Stiffer/thicker spring
* High quality
* Smooth motion
* Extremely durable
* Perfect choice for 2D beat ‘em up and shoot ‘em up games
* Short travel
* Ball top handle and dust cover included
* PCB that connects via the H5P cable



  • 5
    Seimitsu Ls-38

    Posted by Maycon Fernandes Penha on 10th May 2020

    This joystick, in my opinion, is the best Seimitsu controller ... Even those players who are used to old arcades, this Seimitsu controller is a great alternative ... Even more the Seimitsu Ls-38, as it is firmer, for those who were used to the old Happ commands ... I advise you to use a circular restrictor ... Pure nostalgia ... For those who will play Kof, I think it is indispensable ... It greatly improves the gameplay ... accessory that improves even more plus the Ls -38 joystick from Seimitsu !! In my opinion. Of the Seimitsu controls, the Ls-32, Ls-38 ... They are the best ... And look, I already had the opportunity to try all the Seimitsu controls ... There is no way I lose to the Sanwa JLF ... E depending on the game, it can be even higher ...

  • 5
    Seimitsu LS-32-01-SC Arcade Joystick replacement

    Posted by david whetton on 21st Jul 2019

    I have just replaced my Seimitsu LS-32-01-SC Arcade Joystick with the Seimitsu LS-38-01 Arcade Joystick, not because there was anything wrong with the LS-32-01 but because i wanted a stiffer and faster return to centre the LS-38-01 provids. Im my opinion it gives me greater control in Shmups i play on the xbox 360 (cave shooters). It feels far more precise and feels much tighter when it comes to tiny movements. I would say a very much recommended stick for shooter fans. Plus the 01 model is a straight swap out for the Street Fighter Tournament Edition Arcade Fightstick, no need for any harness, the micro switches are soldered to its own board, just plug it in and away you go. And while you are at it, swap out the standard buttons for the Seimitsu PS-14-GN-C 30mm Screw In Arcade Buttons. All this equals a top arcade stick you can pummel for years like i have and still doing to this day. Definitely worth it imho

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