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Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by fuctfuct Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:23 pm

I've been using a Qanba Carbon for a few months. It was the cheapest stick I could find ($65 CAD shipped) that wasn't total garbage. It was even cheaper than the Hori Mini. I use it for Arcade emulation. I play mostly Shmups, Beat em ups (Bemups?), Neo Geo and "normal" arcade stuff. Not really into fighting games. I usually only fire up Street Fighter II just to listen to it for a while. Brings me right back to the arcade hearing it, lol. I'm not great at Shmups but I'm having fun okay! Anyways, from doing a little googling it seems people like Seimitsu for Shmups and Sawna for fighting. But what the "best" all round stick, in your opinion?

As for buttons I'm pretty much set on Seimitsu. However I cant decide if I should do the Neo Geo colors on the top row, the bottom row, or both rows. Thoughts? lol

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BONUS ROUND: Do they make Japanese style concave buttons? That would be amazing. I haven't been able to find any though.
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Re: Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by JoeAwesome Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:33 pm

There’s no “best” stick, but likely the most common stick you’ll see people use and in candy cabs is the Sanwa JLF.
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Re: Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by fuctfuct Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:31 am

I remember reading somewhere that most cabs in Japan, back in the day, ran Seimitsu sticks.. *shrugs* NFI

I'm just gonna go all Seimitsu. With a battop for extra going against the current mainstream! haha
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Re: Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by Anapan Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:33 am

When I was building mine I read that for competition using Sanwa buttons is preferred. When I built a test cab I had some leaf-spring concave buttons and not wanting to put the "good" buttons in I threw the leafspring ones in and found out I actually prefer them.
For joystick, I prefer Sanwa JLF with an octogate to some others I tried. I have an analog arcade stick from Ultimarc I'm looking forward to testing out, but I haven't hooked it up yet.
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Re: Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by marurun Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:55 am

I have one of these sticks and I actually like the stock parts OK. They're certainly good enough for me, though I'm no measure of competition-grade quality.
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Re: Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by JoeAwesome Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:02 am

I’m not competitive at all, but I’ve tried a few Seimitsu levers and almost every stick I buy comes with a JLF. I prefer the Seimitsus with heavier springs like my LS-38. Broken in JLFs feel mushy to me, but not unusable. I mostly play fighters, but play shmups occasionally as well.
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Re: Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by fuctfuct Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:17 pm

I’m not competitive at all either. I watch 1CC twitch streams all the time.. i'm more of a 50CC arcade player lol. The stick is actually fine for me as is. I just got caught up in the "hype" of REAL JAPANESE PARTS! hah. I would like the Neo Geo colors though, so I'll probably still do it.
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Re: Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by fastbilly1 Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:08 pm

fuctfuct wrote:I'm just gonna go all Seimitsu. With a battop for extra going against the current mainstream! haha

Really stick it to them and go all Happ.
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Re: Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by marurun Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:38 pm

Honestly, my biggest annoyance with the Qanba Carbon is how close the buttons are to the stick.
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Re: Qanba Carbon Seimitsu? Sanwa?

by fuctfuct Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:39 am

fastbilly1 wrote:
fuctfuct wrote:I'm just gonna go all Seimitsu. With a battop for extra going against the current mainstream! haha

Really stick it to them and go all Happ.

:lol: I'd actually love some concave buttons. But Happ type stuff doesn't fit Japanese style stuff. Mostly due to depth. Happ sticks suck tho :)

marurun wrote:Honestly, my biggest annoyance with the Qanba Carbon is how close the buttons are to the stick.

Hasn't bugged me yet. And i have pretty big hands (I'm 6'4'' 240 lol)
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