Minor Brawlstick problem

Hey Guys,

I bought a brawlstick brand new for relatively cheap (about $40 shipped). Everything works great and I was able to use it on the PC, but sometimes the diagonals (up-back, or up-forward) don’t work unless I force it in that direction, and when playing, its kinda hard to force it in a quick reaction situation. Now I read some posts that the only way to fix this is to swap it with a new joystick like a Sanwa JLF. Is this pretty easy to do? Is there an article or a wiki that shows how to do this?

Also, I have a local dealer selling a brand new Sanwa JLF for $25. Is this a good price?