[N64] Anyone here have any experience with those replacement Analog parts for N64 Controllers?

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I recently fixed my N64 after 16 years of it sitting on my shelf looking sorry for itself :P (turned out to be a dead Power Adapter and a broken Cart Slot)
Now that the Console is fixed and games are booting right I turned my attention to the Controllers, and man they're wrecked :P super loose and grindy :/ I've seen online its possible to get full replacement Analog Sticks but they're not great and feel unauthentic..
Then there's the individual Analog parts that are available, they seem like true replacements of the original parts that wear overtime, these are the part I'm on about (not my Ebay :P)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384355592126?hash=item597d60e7be:g:ts4AAOSwSdJhD7hQ seems abit steep if you ask me :P
I have found another person that sells individual Analog parts but the delivery cost is twice the price of the parts to UK :(
https://store.kitsch-bent.com/ otherwise seems a good place to get them.

So has anyone here used these type of replacement parts (bowl and gear) on their N64 and what was your experience with them? did the Stick feel good (like stock) or did it feel wrong like the other 3rd party Analog replacements?

Thanks.
 
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Actually... I do! I upgraded my ol reliable N64 controller to the NGC stick and its awesome. Banjo feels amazing and its way more tolerable than the original one for me.
Thanks but I'm specifically on about the Gear and Bowl replacement to keep the N64 Pad as close to the stock "feel" as possible, the Game cube type (while probably good) takes away from the authenticity on the OG Controller.
 

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Thanks but I'm specifically on about the Gear and Bowl replacement to keep the N64 Pad as close to the stock "feel" as possible, the Game cube type (while probably good) takes away from the authenticity on the OG Controller.

While you are right and I respect that, the time and amount of gear and bowl sticks manually repaired have taught me to stop with the OG thing, stop with the pain on the sides of my thumbs and grab a modern analog instead.

Never looked back. For playing I mean. For autenticity I have another controler CIB which I will not use for playing.
 
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While you are right and I respect that, the time and amount of gear and bowl sticks manually repaired have taught me to stop with the OG thing, stop with the pain on the sides of my thumbs and grab a modern analog instead.

Never looked back. For playing I mean. For autenticity I have another controler CIB which I will not use for playing.
To each their own I guess :P I do see the do it once and forget about it benefit of the GC style replacement and I have no doubt that the Gear/Bowl replacement will have to be replaced again and again overtime (unless you buy one of those total rip off steel stick replacements, wow they are expensive lol)
I just prefer the precision of original style stick :)
 
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