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Texas Prez
10-30-2008, 05:13 PM
Most people have a dream cue with 300,000 inlays...I think that number might be a little exaggerated...who knows...

but anyways...my favorite "production" cues out there are the Tiger Birdseye maple cue and the Predator P2 Birdseye both with the stack leather wrap and neither have any inlays....gorgeous cues IMO

as a broke college kid I have the next in this line: A Viking G-08

So if any of yall have a zero-inlay clear stained custom or anything, rub it in... is there anyone who likes these too?? If you show off with pics I won't mind...I never see customs like this unless they are J/B's

ATM
10-30-2008, 05:20 PM
Have you checked the cue gallery?
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=49519&highlight=birdseye

JXMIKE
10-30-2008, 05:24 PM
nah your not alone, i dont even like inlays id rather have a plain jane with exotic woods anyday.

Texas Prez
10-30-2008, 05:25 PM
Thanks!! I didn't see this one

TXsouthpaw
10-30-2008, 05:26 PM
im a cocabolo man. but a nice peice of birdseye can be nice.

smoooothstroke
10-30-2008, 05:27 PM
I too appreciate,even prefer,Plain Jane.

Fast Lenny
10-30-2008, 05:29 PM
Here is my plain jane player,the woods do the talking.Made by Dave Albrecht who post on here as nbll01 ,his site is www.albrechtcustomcues.com
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj69/Albrechtcustomcues/handle-1-1.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj69/Albrechtcustomcues/handle-3-1.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj69/Albrechtcustomcues/full-length.jpg

swami4u
10-30-2008, 05:37 PM
nah your not alone, i dont even like inlays id rather have a plain jane with exotic woods anyday.


Ill give you a little idea i have...not going to do it myself. I take no responsibly if it is good or bad advice!
You like the Birdseye, who doesn't!

What is one to do if they are a "broke collage kid" wanting some super nice
Birdseye on a good playing cue with a classic look for around 500.00.....?????

Post up a WTB D-series mcdermott cue. Look for one with the standard
4 points up, no inlays. Some of these cues had really good Birdseye forearms
Allot of them did matter of fact.....Get a good price on one (most salesman today wont buy/sell these cues) You can find one for a good price. Send said cue to a custom guy, have him work his magic on it, remove butt cap,
replace, make a shaft, maybe even taper the thing a little different.
bingo, custom cue , nice forearm with the Birdseye's you like, 1200.00 cue... for about 500-600.00
The big plus in this plan????? the cue has YEARS of seasoning on the wood...
I'm with the school of thought that OLD CUES PLAY BETTER...Just make sure the shaft wood is VERY well seasoned.
My 2 cent's on how to get a classic look cue, that playes really well, for low money....

Carpe_Diem
10-30-2008, 06:09 PM
I absolutely love McDermott as several in there line up of cues including the ones under 500 dollars are made with birdseye maple. The hit and feel are great even paired with the standard Hard Rock Maple shafts.

My Dubliner forearm and sleeve is birds eye maple which looks and feels great! And it's under the 500 dollar pricetag.

Big thumbs up for the folks at McDermott. Keep making those great cues right here in the USA!! :thumbup:

P.S. Thanks to all the members on here that talked me into getting the Dubliner. :thumbup:

Cheers.

Texas Prez
10-30-2008, 06:25 PM
Ill give you a little idea i have...not going to do it myself. I take no responsibly if it is good or bad advice!
You like the Birdseye, who doesn't!

What is one to do if they are a "broke college kid" wanting some super nice
Birdseye on a good playing cue with a classic look for around 500.00.....?????

....I'm with the school of thought that OLD CUES PLAY BETTER...Just make sure the shaft wood is VERY well seasoned.
My 2 cent's on how to get a classic look cue, that playes really well, for low money....

Great suggestion!!!

Thanks!

Vinnie
10-30-2008, 08:52 PM
Check out the handle on my custom Turner purple heart cue...

http://pool.fojavi.com/media/My_Cue_Aug_2006_03.jpg

P.S. This custom cue only cost me $375. :smile:

gobrian77
10-30-2008, 09:37 PM
I like my Stacey and STL-1 (that shaft isn't warped- it was a camera thing:p ):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/gobrian77/IMG_2900.jpg

JIMMY L
10-30-2008, 10:08 PM
I just picked this cue up from a AZ member and it will be my main player for many years to come. NO its not for sale:thumbup:

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x38/UWB_photos/ITS%20GEORGE/FreyCue027.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x38/UWB_photos/ITS%20GEORGE/FreyCue028.jpg

swami4u
10-30-2008, 10:46 PM
Great suggestion!!!

Thanks!

Just to make sure i was clear, Im talking about getting a Mc'd
cue from the OLD D series cues. Actually c OR d series. IMHO the older
the better. I have seen some unreal Birdseye forearms on those old cues.
Need to look around for the right one for conversion.

swami4u
10-30-2008, 10:47 PM
Check out the handle on my custom Turner purple heart cue...

http://pool.fojavi.com/media/My_Cue_Aug_2006_03.jpg

P.S. This custom cue only cost me $375. :smile:


That's a pretty strong piece of Birdseye on a 375.00 cue!

Koopa
10-30-2008, 11:34 PM
No inlays, no points, no wraps.

TripXQ
10-31-2008, 04:08 AM
You are all welcome to visit my website for some views of my available cues of rare woods with minimal inlaying. There's even a heartwood BEM with sapwood handle available. Check them out. Let me know what you think.

http://www.triplecrosscues.com

Thanks in advance for viewing and giving me a chance.
Tom Gedris, Triple Cross Cues:cool:

Stan9
10-31-2008, 04:34 AM
You are not alone - I like them BEM plain janes too.:D Here's a pic of one I had:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/Phototo_2007/PJ%20BEM/DSC_4714.jpg

RFisher
10-31-2008, 05:18 AM
Here's one for you.

kittyzilla
10-31-2008, 06:12 AM
This is a pretty one I saw in another post.

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1074/1493/219730.jpg

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1074/1493/219729.jpg

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1074/1493/219728.jpg

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1074/1493/219726.jpg

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1074/1493/219731.jpg

rayjay
10-31-2008, 08:43 AM
Here's a super Darrin Hill...
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=92784&highlight=Darrin+Hill
:p

akaTrigger
10-31-2008, 09:10 AM
Searing = speechless

This is a pretty one I saw in another post.

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1074/1493/219729.jpg

akaTrigger
10-31-2008, 09:12 AM
Most people have a dream cue with 300,000 inlays...I think that number might be a little exaggerated...who knows...

but anyways...my favorite "production" cues out there are the Tiger Birdseye maple cue and the Predator P2 Birdseye both with the stack leather wrap and neither have any inlays....gorgeous cues IMO

as a broke college kid I have the next in this line: A Viking G-08

So if any of yall have a zero-inlay clear stained custom or anything, rub it in... is there anyone who likes these too?? If you show off with pics I won't mind...I never see customs like this unless they are J/B's

I think BEM is the nutz.... with or without inlays. I have both. :)

deep
10-31-2008, 09:18 AM
im a cocabolo man. but a nice peice of birdseye can be nice.


I totally agree. :thumbup:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/doorhandle/scfor-1.jpg

Texas Prez
10-31-2008, 10:43 AM
Searing = speechless

Totally agree.... anyone know how much that one goes for??? My guess is more than the $200 in my bank account ;) hahaha

metallicane
10-31-2008, 11:01 AM
I just sold an awesome plain jane BEM Bluegrass cue. Sellers remorse:mad: .

desi2960
10-31-2008, 11:35 AM
my playing cue for the last 5 years has 9 pieces in the butt. the wood pin, the joint collar, the be forearm, the insane thyua burl handle [ cored ]. the be butt cap, butt cap ring, rubber bumper and screw. i love the be and the thyua burl has matching size eyes. no points no inlays, no bells and whistles just great looking wood. chuck

dmgwalsh
10-31-2008, 12:04 PM
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AnitoKid
10-31-2008, 01:07 PM
Birdseye are beautiful!
And thanks for the pics - gorgeous cues!
And I kid you not!