Originally Posted by art5
I live in Oz too (WA to be exact). Since Oct12 many shops (not all unfortunately) started doing them sticks (ProMark, Vic Firth, Vater) for $12.95 each (for standard models) & $2-3 extra for signature models. Obviously to get us to buy from shop & not online.
Still remember the days of $24.95 per pair!!!!!!
I guess Tasmania is a bit slow to catch on, here sticks vary on price depending on size. Vic Firth 7AN $16.50 5B $19.50, Zildjian 5A $17.50 etc. I've decided once my Vater 5B's die I'm going to try some Pro Mark oak 7AN sticks. I really don't like 5B sticks, thought i'd give them a go but they feel like you will put a hole through your heads they're so big! I love 7AN sticks tho, they are great!