This joystick is a classic and is a popular choice especially for fighting games.
It comes as standard with a clip on gate. The gate can be removed and then re-configured from 4way diamond to 8way square, and clipped back on. We also make different gates for this joystick.
The gate swap is tool-less and can be quite quick. We use the -01 version of the joystick with the switches mounted on a pcb rather than individual switches, so that switches don't fall out during gate swap.
We also have stock of the FLASH 1 optical PCB, this gives silent operation.
We use a custom S-plate to mount this joystick deep in the wood panel (it is designed for metal panel mounting ).