silenced buttons?

Discussion in 'Joysticks and Other Controllers' started by Unicorn, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Unicorn

    Unicorn Well-Known Masher Content Manager Wolf Bronze Supporter

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    Hey all,
    I have one (somewhat weird) question: are there any silenced stick buttons to buy? And if yes, what is the price / quality; and where to get them?

    To explain my problem: I am sleeping a lot less that my whife is; and I am playing Vf mainly at evenings. But... The stick buttons clapping is not the best for good nighty sleep of her, so I am switching for pad when she went to bed. And I am not that bad at pad, but pad is bad for Vf [​IMG]
    So I am looking for some way how to make my stick less loudy - and because 90+ % of the noise comes fromthe buttons, they are obviously the place to start.

    ...

    Is there any way how to get over my problem? [​IMG]
     
  2. akai

    akai Well-Known Member

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    I think the Fighting Edge Sticks are supposed to be quieter the buttons. Can't remember.
     
  3. replicant

    replicant Well-Known Member

    Sanwa has had quiet buttons and joysticks for a year or so now that you can special order from them. I know Paradise Arcades also sells 20 gram microswitches for JLF sticks (4 switches + harness) for $10 that really cut the stick noise down by a good 75% or so.
     
  4. Unicorn

    Unicorn Well-Known Masher Content Manager Wolf Bronze Supporter

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    do you have any link for a shop where I can buy them? Ideally any in EU?
    Thanks a lot anyway - this is a big hope for me! [​IMG]
     
  5. Unicorn

    Unicorn Well-Known Masher Content Manager Wolf Bronze Supporter

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    That is only for stick, right? Is there anything like that for buttons as well?
     
  6. replicant

    replicant Well-Known Member

    The one from Paradise Arcade is only for the stick yes.
    In EU you can check out http://www.gremlinsolutions.co.uk/ and http://www.arcadeshop.de/ to see if they have them in stock. Also, you can check out http://neoempire.com/forum and lots of EU players might can help you out.

    If you don't mind waiting a bit you can get the upcoming EXAR Guilty Gear Quiet Sanwa Edition Stick that is coming for the PS3. It's being specially made for the launch of "Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus" which is coming to XBL and PSN shortly. It looks awesome and here is a video of it.

    http://shoryuken.com/2012/06/22/silent-s...-stick-preview/
     
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  7. Unicorn

    Unicorn Well-Known Masher Content Manager Wolf Bronze Supporter

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    Thank you a lot for your answers!

    That silenced stick looks awesome for sure. ATM I am working on custom stick for myself; if it goes wrong or turned out not appealing, I will consider this stick for sure.

    Once again, thank you a lot!
     
  8. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    When I saw the Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus stick, I started seriously considering (and am still considering) modding one of my arcade sticks with a silent set of sticks and buttons.

    The main reason: Going to be a father really soon (probably before the end of the month, maybe even within a week lol)! I figure, if I'm on baby-watch over a sleeping baby, I really should use a quieter arrangement!

    However, AJS has given me a pro tip: "When my child is asleep, I literally play with a blanket over my hands and controller!"

    Sounds like a great tip! Though I'm curious if the wife misinterpreted what was happening under the sheets :p
     
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  9. Unicorn

    Unicorn Well-Known Masher Content Manager Wolf Bronze Supporter

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    Wow gratz! My 3rd will come in like 3 weeks, so yea, I probably know how you feel [​IMG]
    Wow, never though about that one. Will try definitelly, lets see what will my whife say THEN [​IMG]
    Nah, I am playing in my "vault" while she is sleeping downstairs [​IMG]

    Anyway, thank you for a great tip, I will definitelly giv it a try!
     
  10. Fulan

    Fulan Well-Known Member

    hahaha I've done that to reduce noise. Not very comfortable though
     
  11. Dennis0201

    Dennis0201 Well-Known Member

    001 told me sanwa silent buttons are not available yet.
     
  12. Unicorn

    Unicorn Well-Known Masher Content Manager Wolf Bronze Supporter

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    ... I second that sentiment...
     
  14. replicant

    replicant Well-Known Member

    You can also try this for buttons. Basically, you use something like Micro-Suede, Synthetic Felt, or something similar that is very thin as a dampener.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpgq4zEbRpg

    Similar:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dijLCRPG89A
    (Source for similar) http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/sanwa-silencers.158899/

    Note: Marcelo at SRK who is doing the Silencer Inserts is currently away dealing with a family accident. No idea when he'll be back.

    For stick your current options are the Paradise JLF switches or Toodles Optical JLF Stick Mod.

    Toodles (Order info is below the YT video):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONxa64Okiqo
     
  15. Kikimaru

    Kikimaru Well-Known Member

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    Support this guy, and maybe we can get silenced buttons [​IMG]

    HBSF-30 on IndieGoGo

    Bonus: uses switches with 50x the lifespan of Sanwas!


    They also sell a Cherry switches kit -- slightly higher price & noise than the 20g, but Cherry switches are much higher quality.
     
  16. Unicorn

    Unicorn Well-Known Masher Content Manager Wolf Bronze Supporter

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    Can not find any info - if I will contribute (and he rise 8000), when will he ship the buttons?
    Also, how reliable is this?
     
  17. Kikimaru

    Kikimaru Well-Known Member

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    No idea how "reliable" it is, but it's just like Kickstarter.
    I'll see if we can press him for more info on the SRK thread.
     
  18. capt_catalina

    capt_catalina Well-Known Member

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    I second Kikimaru's find regarding those silent buttons. Excellent kit that I would love to see fruition.
     
  19. Unicorn

    Unicorn Well-Known Masher Content Manager Wolf Bronze Supporter

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  20. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    Very nice! But also spendy, I hope the parts aren't so expensive, I want to just buy the stick and buttons hehe.
     

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