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Welcome to FORMATION - The Controller Customizer


NOTE:  This section is dedicated for a COMPLETE arcade stick or controller build.  All parts must be added to your cart to accomplish this.  If any part is deleted, it WILL delay your order and / or cancel it completely 

Performed meticulously by our MADD MODDER's and LAYERS FGC Team

Watch the FULL Instructional Video Here

Our goal with Formation Customization is simple.  This serves as your personal modder and allows you to make changes on the fly, in seconds, with virtually all of the parts we carry in our store.  With over 1400 different parts to choose from, the combinations pushbutton, balltop, lever colors are almost endless.  Our customization options not only optimize the touch and feel from the parts you select, but you can also optimize your PCB internally with EZ mod installs with the Brook UFB.  

Not enough?  How about customizing your own art or choose from one of our high quality wrap material from Avery or 3M (the good stuff they use on car wraps) to trick out the look of your arcade stick?

With our large inventory parts, you would be hard pressed to find any modder, anywhere, in the world that could choose from such a large selection of goods.

Choose between any of the stock arcade stick models we carry from Hori or Qanba to customize your lever (joystick), balltop or bat top, pushbuttons (30mm) or 24 (mm), dust, shaft cover, Phreakmod Link and even add an EZ Mod Kit with UFB installed (for qualifying models - a option will appear for this).  The cost of installation is already embedded into the "shell" controller pricing, so simply add the parts you want and check out.  That's it. Our modding and shipping team will do the rest. 

A software program wouldn't be anything without the staff backing it up.  For the past year, our Madd Modders and Layers Team have refined their processes to perform the cleanest mod inside and out as well as work efficiently to prepare themselves for large volume of mods if required.

We hope you enjoy this service and please let us know if you encounter any issues as we feel there's always room for improvement.


ARTWORK PREP (Do this first if you want custom artwork printed and applied - otherwise, proceed to step #1) - Real-time custom artwork preview will not be available in conjunction with your custom controller preview. 

Artwork Requirements:

  • USE OUR TEMPLATES linked below to ensure accurate printing and application.  If you don't your order will be delayed as we CANNOT accept any other template since they will not print out properly with our printer setup
  • Minimum resolution of your artwork at least 300dpi
  • Send your artwork as a FULLY LAYERED .PSD or .PDF

Custom Artwork for your control Panel Provided by LAYERS FGC.  If you would like your own custom artwork applied to your customized arcade stick, please download the appropriate template for the arcade stick and have this ready.  All the instructions are indicated in the template itself. You will then be add this artwork in step to combine with your customized arcade stick, which our Layers FGC team will print and professionally apply for you.

1) Choose the arcade controller "shell"  (this includes the stock pcb) that you would like to customize by clicking on the body of the case itself. Select the brand and model from the drop-down menu below.

Why is the cost of the arcade controller shell more than the stock controller itself? 

The cost of labor for our modders is embedded into the price.   The whole purpose of this section is for our team to mod a fully customized arcade controller for you.  The final cost will naturally be less if you buy all the parts separately and mod it yourself, which  you can do so, but do not use our FORMATION services if you want to mod it yourself.

2) Choose the parts you want customized by clicking on that part at any time. Once a part is selected, you can customize the parts through the drop-down menus. The indicator below will show you what part is currently selected (highlighted in red). Alternatively you can also click on the mini arcade stick icon to select the part to customize.

If you want all the buttons to be the same there an all 8-button option so you can change all eight buttons at the same time. To start all over, simply click on "reset" to start with a blank shell. 

3) You must choose all the components to complete the customization of the arcade stick, even if the default part is the same as what you want. For example, if you want to customize the HORI RAP N Hayabusa arcade controller, and you want to keep the Hori Hayabusa Lever, you must still choose that lever.

Here is a checklist of necessary parts

  • Base (Hori or Qanba Shell)
  • Balltop
  • Shaftcover & Dustcover (Choose the Appropriate Part)
  • x8 30mm Buttons (If Stickless  11 - 24mm, 1 - 30mm)
  • x1 24mm button (Available on Select models)
  • Joystick Lever

Optional add-ons

  • EZMOD Kit with Brook UFB - Makes your arcade stick universal (A check box will appear with qualifying models - Click on this box to add this upgrade)
  • Phreakmods The Link (Do not choose this option if you are choosing either the Seimitsu LS-40-01 or the LS-55-01).  For Hori or Sanwa Denshi levers, choose the Hori / Sanwa Denshi Phreakmod type.  For Seimitsu, LS-32 or LS-38 series, choose the LS-32.  For the LS-56, 58, 60 0r 62, choose the LS-56 Phreakmods Link
  • Layers FGC Custom Artwork Printing Service

Be sure to double check for accuracy.  Once you have placed the order, we will not be able to make changes once you have been charged

4) When you are done, click "ADD TO CART" to finalize your order

RETURNS or EXCHANGES:  For Colors Customized orders, there are NO refunds or exchanges.  We will test the fully customized arcade stick with each of it's parts, the joystick, pcb, pushbuttons to ensure full functionality

5) Shipping Times (After placing your Order)

A) WITHOUT Customized Art - Please allow 5 business days

B) WITH Customized Art - Please allow 14-21  business days

C) WITH EX Wraps - Please allow 14-21 business days (we generally have most  materials in stock, but for some arcade sticks, the sizes are irregular so a larger sheet must be ordered)

Quick Link:


(IST joystick add $4.95 for harness )
Info (+$ Installation Fee )

$ 324.99

Reset to default?
Phreakmod The Link:
Artwork: None
EX Wrap: None
Button Cutout Install: Do not install