Budget Arcade Stick for TGM beginner.

Thread in 'Hardware' started by TarzanTGM, 8 Mar 2018.


What stick should I get?

Poll closed 9 Mar 2018.
  1. Qanba Carbon

    1 vote(s)
  2. Qanba Drone

    0 vote(s)
  3. Don’t even bother...

    0 vote(s)
  1. Ive been looking at some well known brands of fightsticks and the Qanba Carbon and the Qanba Drone seem to be pretty good sticks. I know the Carbon comes equipped with the 4 way restrictor gate. I’m also willing to consider modding the stick for a sanwa stick if possible on either of those models. Any other thoughts?
  2. Muf


    The Carbon looks like a decent JLF clone, and is easily upgraded to the real deal if Qanba's imitation turns out to be lacking in any way. I'd say go for it.
  3. Not sure that's the best thing to do, cuz you're spending more money for the integrated parts that you won't be using.
    I'd suggest either modding a cheap stick, or buying one with sanwa parts outright; unless you want to buy a 4way non-sanwa stick to play for a few months and then mod it later...
  4. For a starter I suggest finding a used Madcatz Tournament Edition on Ebay. Probably a PS3 Version will do. (Can be found for around 50-60 euro in europe)
  5. I tried two different sticks recently. I got first a 30$ stick with USB from a Chinese website do see if there was any point for a noob to have a " good stick " . I really fast noticed that the " crap - basic " stick was just not playable. Some actions didn't register and things were not precise.

    So I finally got a Mayflash F500 (80€ with shipping to Germany) and bought a Sanwa JLF stick. Even if the stick inside the mayflash as got 1 ground per position connected, they share the ground so I connected only 1 ground to the board and I have to say that I feel the difference with movement.
    Now I at least feel what I'm doing is registered, and I don't have the frustration to have something not right happening.

    For reference I'm currently playing Mame on osx, not recompiled. My plan is to have a dedicated host for that (Raspi3, last version).

    Hope it helps.

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