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Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick


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  • Product Description

    Sanwa's premiere joystick is the de-facto standard in most Japanese arcade setups, and widely adopted in the Madcatz series of joysticks.  Works with a wide array of Sanwa balltops, battops and Seimitsu balltops, including the Seimitsu LB-39 Bubbletop, Sanwa LB-35 Balltop, and Sanwa LB-30 N-S Battop.

    The Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick comes fully assembled with Sanwa TP-MA PCB Assembly, JLF-P1 Mounting PlateSanwa JLF-H 5-Pin Wiring Harness and dual dustwashers. 

    What's Included?

    You will receive the following with your purchase:

    • JLF-CD Dust Cover
    • JLF-P1 Mounting Plate

     and mounting plates are available separately.

  • Product Reviews


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    1. Favorite Joystick to use

      I prefer to use Sanwa products over Hori and Seimitsu. If you play street fighter or tekken this is what you want. One day I might try the korean style joysticks. All 3 arcade sticks I own are stripped and replaced with Sanwa joystick and buttons. I feel that the JLF series by Sanwa is the best money can by. When I switched from Hori hayabusa and Seimitsu, my executions of combos and moments where it counts it seemed that just simply switching to sanwa did the trick for my play style. Run a balltop for street fighter and a battop for tekken. on May 18th 2020

    2. Solid and responsive stick!

      Great stick that I use for all the fighting and other 8 way games. I installed them under a 3/4" wood control panel in a 1/4" routed square with a 24mm hole. I also tested them in a 1/2" routed out square but liked the balltop sitting lower on the control panel and went with the 1/4" routed square. The 1/4" route also allowed me to use some M4 E-Z Lok threaded inserts underneath for a clean control panel top. The Focus Attack communication was great, as was their packaging, and they ship really fast! on May 2nd 2020

    3. Standard JLF, what else can I say?

      Great stick, very well engineered and truly versatile in its customization options if you're into that stuff, can't go wrong if you're looking for your first joystick.

      on Apr 1st 2020

    4. My favorite lever

      if you dont know what brand to go with, you cant go wrong with sanwa. Pick one up and try it out your self. on Dec 26th 2019

    5. WAAAAAAAY better than the Sanwa/JLF Clones on amazon/ebay

      I have been building arcade machines for a while now and always used the Sanwa/JLF clones from Amazon and ebay and when I built myself my own cabinet I used the same and put 4lb tension springs in the joysticks. They worked just fine, no complaints. But I have a pretty good side business building arcades for other people so I decided to replace the joystick I always play on with a real Sanwa joystick and the difference was obvious instantly. It just "feels" a million times better, the movements are smoother and you can just tell the internal components are way better. on Dec 10th 2019

    6. Always a fantastic buy

      In my opinion there's not much better than a regular old sanwa JLF lever. Mine came in perfect condition from FA. Thanks again on Nov 20th 2019

    7. Works great

      Used to swap out stick from a Qanba drone. Feels a bit more solid and works with no issues. on Nov 8th 2019

    8. The Only Way To Play

      I'm most definitely a sanwa guy. anything else, to me, just doesn't feel right. The JLF fitted with an 8way gate is my preferred way of playing and i recommend it to everyone. Easy to mod, easy to use, feel very natural in your hand, smooth action. Sanwa all the way. on Nov 2nd 2019

    9. Replaced Sanwa JLF Clone...

      I replaced a Sanwa JLF clone with this real Sanwa stick and the difference is night and day...The movement is way smoother and the stick just feels better. on Oct 28th 2019

    10. Great Stick

      Got this as a replacement for my stock mayflash 300 stick and the difference is like night and day. Just a overall better feel in terms of control and accuracy with movements.

      Highly recommend!

      on Aug 22nd 2019

  • Product Videos

    • Sanwa JLF vs Hori Hayabusa vs Seimitsu LS-32 : Joystick Centering and Wobble
      I mounted these all to the same panel to do some comparison te...
    • Who makes the best arcade controls? XArcade, Seimitsu, Hori, or Sanwa?
      In this video we compare different sticks and buttons from var...
    • Tech Corner: Sanwa JLF Maintenance
      Episode 1 of Tech Corner features the the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joy...

    Sanwa JLF vs Hori Hayabusa vs Seimitsu LS-32 : Joystick Centering and Wobble

    I mounted these all to the same panel to do some comparison testing. I also slow down time to show you how they return to neutral and in some cases actuate the opposite direction.
  • Warranty Information

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