N64 replacement joystick modules

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    So school is out for me, and one of the projects I have planned for the summer is to finally refurbish all of my game console controllers.

    The N64 sticks were, as we all know, terrible at withstanding the test of time.

    I'm thinking of buying new ones, but would like some input as there's two different varieties.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/380637297752?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    This is a third party recreation of the original stick. Probably a safe bet, but will almost certainly have the same problem the OEM ones do, where they wear out super quickly.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-REPLACE...g_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item43b4ceaa24

    Then there's this, a GC styled replacement. It sounds fantastic, likely won't wear out as quickly, but then again, I've heard it has some issues with being over sensitive.
     
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    I have used the 2nd as replacements for my controllers and they are great, much better than the original ones.
     
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    Same boat here. They are fantastic and far superior to the original controllers OP, don't even bother with ones that are like the original sticks.
     
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    Thank you both, my mind is made then! I suppose I'll be ordering them in a day or two.
     
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    Alright so I ordered two and they came in, verdict:

    They're definitely nice, for one. They're pretty accurate, but they're a tad over-sensitive and I wish they had a rubber cap to them. The former should be fixable in an emulator or Xpadder, though.
     
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    Guess it doesn't contribute much to the topic, but here's my small pile of genuine Nintendo replacement sticks. I have three N64 controllers, none of which have loose sticks yet. But I'm ready.

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    Huh wow, how did you end up getting genuine ones?

    Edit - also, for what it's worth, comparison between my heavily used OEM (left, albeit not as bad as some I've seen) and GC Styled replacement (right)

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    I called Nintendo about 8 or 9 years ago and asked for one. They sent me four.
     
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    No kiddin. That's pretty boss XD
     
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