In preparation for Ultra coming in a few months, I want to finally evolve from using a pad to fighting on a stick. I have seen a few guides online on how to create/mod your own and I want to follow that route as it seems pretty easy.
First I want to know if it’s okay to use Amazon for my shopping needs. All guides I have seen say to use this or that Japanese import site for the best items. I would rather use Amazon to build this stick unless they really don’t carry the correct parts.
First as a base I want to use the WWE All Stars Brawl Stick from Mad Catz currently at $40. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004M25NNQ/ref=s9_simh_gw_p63_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=043187CXKCX3ZAQ0ADF2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846
This seems like a good base as I have read it is easily modable and it is PC and PS3 compatible out of the box. This is most important to me since I would like to use this stick for MvC3 and SC5. If anyone has a better base for a cheaper price please post it.
For the buttons I will go with Sanwa OBSF-30-B set of eight for $31.http://www.amazon.com/OBSF-30-Arcade-Tournament-Joystick-Compatible/dp/B005C5EWDO/ref=pd_bxgy_misc_img_y
Finally for the stick I was this Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK joystick at $30. http://www.amazon.com/Sanwa-JLF-TP-8YT-SK-Adjustable-Tournament-Compatible/dp/B004CZBWF6/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1376786144&sr=8-7&keywords=sanwa+stick
Finally, I only saw one site that mentioned getting an octagonal restrictor plate but I’m not sure if it’s needed as the stick already states it is 8-way adjustable. If I do need one, I would get this one at around $9.http://www.amazon.com/Sanwa-GT-Y-Octagonal-Restrictor-Joysticks/dp/B004AU0H4U/ref=pd_bxgy_misc_img_z
The whole stick should run me about $100. From what I understand, this stick is comparable to buying a $150 stick new. I would be happy with that :)
Where can I save money?
Where can I replace parts for superior alternatives?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!