Modded sticks are in!

Mr.Kevums

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I sent off my sticks to Xian Xi to be modded about a month ago. It turns out that USPS has some kind of Nazi/monopoly-like scheme going on where their own priority boxes ship faster for the same cost as shipping in a regular box...anyhow, i got them back today and i couldn't be happier. They function and feel great. I would highly recommend this service/mod to anyone with the classic sticks. Thanks again, Xian Xi! :buttrock:

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rarehero

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why did you send them in to be modded?
they weren't functioning right?
for better parts?
is the one on the right modded too?
 

Mr.Kevums

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why did you send them in to be modded?
they weren't functioning right?
for better parts?
is the one on the right modded too?

both were modded. one in black, one in neo candy cab.

i just wanted it done for new parts. My joystick balltops were cracked pretty bad and i couldn't take the squeaky buttons :lolz:
 

supergoose

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My joystick balltops were cracked pretty bad and i couldn't take the squeaky buttons :lolz:
nice. i too have a pretty beat up stick that i want to mod like this. i'm also thinking about using something like dynamat (alubutyl) and adhesive backed foam on top of it to make it a bit heavier and less noisy.
 

Mr.Kevums

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nice. i too have a pretty beat up stick that i want to mod like this. i'm also thinking about using something like dynamat (alubutyl) and adhesive backed foam on top of it to make it a bit heavier and less noisy.

sounds pretty legit. i could probably use some additional weight to it, though i am getting used to their feather-ness.
 

GohanX

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Are those joystick balls larger than the stock neo? It looks like it, but it's hard to tell.

I generally don't like colored buttons on an old style stick, but yours looks pretty badass.
 

Mr.Kevums

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Are those joystick balls larger than the stock neo? It looks like it, but it's hard to tell.

I generally don't like colored buttons on an old style stick, but yours looks pretty badass.

Yes, they are larger. How much? I have no idea :tickled: Xian Xi could probably tell you.

Thanks! :cool:
 

Xian Xi

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They are 35mm ball tops, I think stock is ~20mm.
 

Grandmaster B

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Those joysticks are neat.
I prefer the color mod. On the black one, the stick and buttons don't seem to match the color of the board.
 

SNKNostalgia

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This reminds me how the A button on both my sticks are beginning to wear in a bit. Thanks to button mashers like King of The Monsters, Metal Slug 3 and bonus rounds on Fatal Fury 1.

I am also loosing a little bit of the solid clickyness on my most used stick. I might just get new condition sticks and mod the ones I own kinda soon.
 

Hit Man X

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Another Jag CD owner too, huh? :lolz:

The different colored buttons are not to my fancy, but they appear well done. :)
 

Mr.Kevums

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This reminds me how the A button on both my sticks are beginning to wear in a bit. Thanks to button mashers like King of The Monsters, Metal Slug 3 and bonus rounds on Fatal Fury 1.

I am also loosing a little bit of the solid clickyness on my most used stick. I might just get new condition sticks and mod the ones I own kinda soon.

I can attest to the fact that these Seimitsu buttons will probably last forever so if your looking for a replacement, this is it.

The stick problem your are having, well..i think doing a full stick mod (ex. swap w/ Sanwa board) as opposed to what i have done, being mostly cosmetic, would fix you up well.

Another Jag CD owner too, huh? :lolz:

The different colored buttons are not to my fancy, but they appear well done. :)

Jag rules. :buttrock:
 

Mathius

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Those are really cool, Mr. Kevums! Congratualations! :)

I had a Jag too BITD. I kinda miss it now.
 

GohanX

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If that's not an actual Sanwa joystick mod, what did you have done to it? Just swap out the shafts?

Also thumbs up to Seimitsu buttons. I like them a bit better than Sanwa and a lot better than the Happs.
 

Mr.Kevums

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If that's not an actual Sanwa joystick mod, what did you have done to it? Just swap out the shafts?

Also thumbs up to Seimitsu buttons. I like them a bit better than Sanwa and a lot better than the Happs.

Just swapped the shafts and balltops.
 

THEMAN

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Cool Sticks. Xian Xi did a good job. He's one of the regulars here that knows his stuff.
 
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