Q: How much will a customized joystick cost?
A: This can vary greatly due to several things because I create specifically for the individual. Most of my work averages between $250-375.00 usd, but several have sold from $700-800.00 due to cost of materials and additional labor involved. That’s a wide range but don’t let that dissuade you if you’re serious, I will create for you and work with you to make sure you’re satisfied. You can make me an offer or give me specifics such as joystick/buttons brand, case design/material, system/s, or even price range.
Q: Are you currently taking any orders?
A: Depends on my current workload, contact me.
Q: How do I pay?
A: I mainly accept Paypal and money orders. The terms of payment can be discussed but normally its either the full amount up front or broken up into two payments (half to begin and the other half paid upon completion). Whichever is more convenient for you is fine with me.
Q: Do you ship to…?
A: I ship globally, so chances are I can get it to you but rates can vary greatly so if you give me your address I can inform you of the cost beforehand.
Q: Do you accept trades?
A: I will occasionally, it depends on what you’re offering. I’m never looking for anything specific but if it catches my interest then maybe we can work something out.
Q: What’s better Sanwa, Happ, or Seimitsu?
A: There is no right answer here, it depends on the type of games you play and your own personal preferences. I can try to assist you in choices based on what you’re looking for but be assured all the components I use are very good.
Q: Should I use a square, round, or octagon gate?
A: Again this is up to your own play style and what you’re already use to. Japanese style ball top joysticks normally have square gates by default so that’s what you’ll find in the majority of Japanese arcade cabs, while American machines normally have Happ bat top joysticks which usually have a rounded gate. Something to note is that Sanwa JLF joysticks can easily be changed from ball to bat top and from a square gate to either of the other two gates with the right parts.
Q: Which systems can you make a custom joystick for?
A: I primarily make them for the PS3, PC, or Xbox360.
Q: Will they work with multiple systems?
A: By default no, but I can make them compatible with multiple systems at an additional cost.