GameCube Thumbstick Potentiometer

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The Nintendo GameCube controller's joysticks can become loose and unresponsive over time. If you want to keep using your favorite controller without having to deal with faulty control stick and C-stick inputs, pick up a couple of these thumbstick potentiometers to make your controller feel brand new.

Replacement thumbstick caps and a complete GameCube controller button set are also available. 


  • Compatible with both the gray control (analog) stick and the yellow C-stick
  • Fits genuine GameCube controllers and some third-party controllers


  • 1 x Thumbstick potentiometer


  • This product requires soldering. To install, desolder the original thumbstick potentiometer and solder this one into place on the controller's PCB
  • The GameCube controller can be opened with a tri-wing screwedriver (sold separately)
  • This is an aftermarket product and may not feel identical to its genuine counterpart


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
adam hawkins
All components I got are broken in some form or another

The game cube thumbsticks I received wore down within a couple weeks of average use. The stickboxes I bought and resoldered to my controller did not fit without slight modification to the outer plastic housing and began drifting worse than my old stickboxes. I believe the product quality is supremely bad and have since bought better components. I do not recommend any of Retro Modding's products if you use your controller more than once a month lmao. If you work for retro modding and are reading this, Either remove the products from your website or lower the price and explain they suck. Sorry guys, but if everything I bought from you only lasted a few months, you may need to reevaluate the suppliers of your products.

Hi Adam,

Thank you for this complete and honest review. We are sorry to hear about these issues. We would like to look into this with you and replace or refund the defective product. If you send us an email at, we will be glad to do this with you.

The RM Team

Ethan E

GameCube Thumbstick Potentiometer

Jorge Mena
Great replacement

As described and does the job really well. Highly recommended.


I never got any of the stuff I purchased usps screwed up with a different zip code
I’m waiting for a refund . Or my product still

Hi Rafael,

Thank you for this review.

I understand the frustration regarding the situation of your package right now, but it will be shipped again to you as soon as we receive it. We unfortunately don't have any control over delivery services delays.

Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns!

The RM Team

Markus Sørensen
Just what I needed

Made the loose thumbstick as good as new. Fits perfectly for original GameCube controllers.

Note that installment requires soldering tools, however, the work is entry-level.