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 The LS-58 is a redesigned LS-56 unit introduced by Seimitsu around 2 years ago.  While components appear largely unaltered from the LS-56 series, the mounting plate screw-on positions have been altered and the LS-58 comes with a looser, stock spring. ​ It is backwardsly compatible with the LS-56 spring and LS-56 octagonal gate, however. ​ Both production series of the LS-58 come equipped with PCB'​s. ​ The LS-58-01-CX comes equipped with transparent shaft covers matched to bubbletops in a variety of a colors. ​ The LS-58-01-X features solid-colored shafts paired with solid-colored balltops. ​ To date, only the LS-58-01-CX has been stocked in numbers outside of Japan and generally paired with the MS Mounting Plate (redesigned) for the LS-58-01 series. ​ Even this model of LS-58-01 appears to be being dropped outside of Japan in favor of restocking the LS-56-01 amongst most domestic Japanese arcade parts vendors in the United States. ​ http://​support.paradisearcadeshop.net/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​t=1380254160&​w=500&​h=375&​tok=416eac&​media=base-rs.jpg The LS-58 is a redesigned LS-56 unit introduced by Seimitsu around 2 years ago.  While components appear largely unaltered from the LS-56 series, the mounting plate screw-on positions have been altered and the LS-58 comes with a looser, stock spring. ​ It is backwardsly compatible with the LS-56 spring and LS-56 octagonal gate, however. ​ Both production series of the LS-58 come equipped with PCB'​s. ​ The LS-58-01-CX comes equipped with transparent shaft covers matched to bubbletops in a variety of a colors. ​ The LS-58-01-X features solid-colored shafts paired with solid-colored balltops. ​ To date, only the LS-58-01-CX has been stocked in numbers outside of Japan and generally paired with the MS Mounting Plate (redesigned) for the LS-58-01 series. ​ Even this model of LS-58-01 appears to be being dropped outside of Japan in favor of restocking the LS-56-01 amongst most domestic Japanese arcade parts vendors in the United States. ​ http://​support.paradisearcadeshop.net/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​t=1380254160&​w=500&​h=375&​tok=416eac&​media=base-rs.jpg
-(**NOTE:** If gamers decide to buy an LS-58-01 after all, the best version to get is with the MS Mounting Plate. ​ It's the second control unit from the left in picture. ​ Another good alternate mounting plate would be the P-40 equipped LS-58-01 pictured furthest left in the sample picture. ​ Either mounting choice should cover about every potential mounting situation in a Japanese-style joystick case.)+(**NOTE:** If gamers decide to buy an LS-58-01 after all, the best version to get is with the MS Mounting Plate. ​ It's the second control unit from the left in picture. ​ Another good alternate mounting plate would be the P-40 equipped LS-58-01 pictured furthest left in the sample picture. ​ Either mounting choice should cover about every potential mounting situation in a Japanese-style joystick case.  The LS-58-01 with the SS Mounting Plate is not the ideal choice. ​ The LS-56/-58 has a taller shaft than the LS-32 so players used to regulation height with the LS-32 might not like the additional height the SS Mounting Plate option provide. ​ With the MS and P-40 Mounting Plates, the LS-58 sits lower in the joystick base and is closer to regulation height.)
  
 The reasons people generally switch to Seimitsu control levers are as numerous as the types of gamers out there. ​ Some gamers prefer the faster recentering of the levers and more easily customized control lever tensions. ​ Other gamers may prefer the Seimitsu restrictor gates and their greater variety of options over the Sanwa JLF.  Still other gamers feel that the gated microswitches make a huge difference in becoming comfortable with Japanese-style joysticks. ​ There does seem to be a consensus that it's preferrable to use certain Seimitsu control levers (LS-32, LS-56) over the Sanwa JLF for playing a variety of retro-genre games (side-scrolling platform games, side-scrolling shooting games, 2-D fighters) in addition to contemporary fighting games. ​ For whatever his or her reasons for choosing to equip with an alternate control lever, as the Number Two Japanese arcade parts manufacturer the Seimitsu brand is a worthy alternative to any other company'​s product. The reasons people generally switch to Seimitsu control levers are as numerous as the types of gamers out there. ​ Some gamers prefer the faster recentering of the levers and more easily customized control lever tensions. ​ Other gamers may prefer the Seimitsu restrictor gates and their greater variety of options over the Sanwa JLF.  Still other gamers feel that the gated microswitches make a huge difference in becoming comfortable with Japanese-style joysticks. ​ There does seem to be a consensus that it's preferrable to use certain Seimitsu control levers (LS-32, LS-56) over the Sanwa JLF for playing a variety of retro-genre games (side-scrolling platform games, side-scrolling shooting games, 2-D fighters) in addition to contemporary fighting games. ​ For whatever his or her reasons for choosing to equip with an alternate control lever, as the Number Two Japanese arcade parts manufacturer the Seimitsu brand is a worthy alternative to any other company'​s product.
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