I've ordered a ton of buttons to see how they feel:
1) I have some of # 1 on the way. I love the color, and find it a perfect match for the original Atari buttons. If it was concave, it would be a slam dunk choice.
2) Initially, I ordered a bunch of # 2. I thought that was a perfect match, but I think I was swayed by the easy install and because I'm familiar with Sanwa buttons. They feel nice.
3) I kind of knew # 3 wouldn't be popular. I think the orange looks very '70's. That's what probably caught my eye
4) I didn't think # 4 would be popular at all. Wow, was I wrong! This is a Seimitsu button. They feel great, too. Install is a breeze with these.
I've ruled out Happ buttons because Happ isn't the Happ of the past. I have an order of IL buttons coming with super sensitive switches. I am curious to see what these feel like. My next step is to mount them in a wood board. I'll drill holes and line them up one by one. I want to see how they look, and how they respond. I want this to have an Atari look, but style is only one consideration. I want this stick to feel great!!
I hope to have photos of my prototypes and work in the coming days.
Edited by hizzy, Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:59 AM.