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11-23-2019, 07:48 AM

Well Bob Frey is still alive and he made an awful lot of those Scruggs sneaky's.

Under $500. He even makes what's called a true sneaky model. TS, get it?
  
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11-23-2019, 08:17 AM

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Hello,

iam not so good to know what cue maker or branded mark cue has the best cost-benefit Ratio?

I know they are cues for more than $2000 on the market, but which of them are in a category like an BMW M3?

I dont Need a Aston Martin (8 Pointers) only for the look i mean who produces for less amount the best playing cue?

Price value max $1000

who are the top notch cue maker.
Production? Mezz. Custom not withstanding price range...MVP, Dzuricky, Bluegrass, Webb, Joey. Lots of fantastic makers to choose from.
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11-23-2019, 08:21 AM

Just my $.02 here but for the $$ spent you can not find a better cue than a Mezz. Their QC is off the charts and they play great.
  
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11-23-2019, 08:21 AM

You would have all of the cue you need with a merry widow from Barnhart, Nitti or Josey.

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11-23-2019, 01:26 PM

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11-23-2019, 03:38 PM

First off, knowing that every pool players definition of the perfect playing cue will vary greatly, I will have to say for the money, one of the better custom playing cues that also have top notch fit and finish, Jim Pierce cues. I have tried out every cue I could get my hands on the last few years. I have a few favorite cue makers but I picked one to build me a cue and it was Jim Pierce. He did not disappoint. Good luck with your search.
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hi - 11-23-2019, 10:36 PM

Mezz for production cue. Other brand you can have 10 cues all play different.

I would invest in custom, DZ, Josey, Wes Hunter, Lomax, Bob Fray, Jensen cant go wrong.


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11-25-2019, 07:05 AM

Has anyone found a reliable way to tell which ones Bob made, versus the majority that were made after he left Tim Scuggs?


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Well Bob Frey is still alive and he made an awful lot of those Scruggs sneaky's.

Under $500. He even makes what's called a true sneaky model. TS, get it?


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11-25-2019, 12:18 PM

A. Spend $500-$600 on a Meucci, and have $400-$500 left for the pool room.

B. Spend $1,000 trying to exceed the Meucci; and you probably can?


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11-25-2019, 12:25 PM

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Production - Pechauer
Custom - Rick Howard or Keith Josey
Agree.........tho I've never played with a Rick Howard. Just think if it compares to a Josey it must be good,

But yes..Coco is right. No cue makes up for instruction and table time...
  
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11-25-2019, 01:27 PM

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Check out Cem.
This is absolutely right being in Germany, his cues are brilliant and well worth the $. Thatís the best plan being in Germany IMO.

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11-27-2019, 09:03 AM

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Which is why all good players use bar cues off the wall. You should just answer the question instead of being contrarian for no damn reason.
Well said! Why are there ALWAYS cranky old farts that have to inject their unwarranted and unsolicited opinions that have nothing to do with the question? If you're not trying to be helpful shut up.
That said, to answer the original question I would go with Pechauer. If you read their story (bought their own timberland, select their own wood, make their own joints in their own metal shop) no one does what they do to build a cue at the prices they charge.


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11-27-2019, 09:29 AM

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You would have all of the cue you need with a merry widow from Barnhart, Nitti or Josey.

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11-27-2019, 11:17 AM

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Well Bob Frey is still alive and he made an awful lot of those Scruggs sneaky's.



Under $500. He even makes what's called a true sneaky model. TS, get it?


Winner! Then take the rest of the thousand left over and invest it in personal knowledge of the game especially in regards to some reputable instruction and coaching. It pays off way better than anydare I say dodad or equipment lol


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11-27-2019, 11:36 AM

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Production? Mezz. Custom not withstanding price range...MVP, Dzuricky, Bluegrass, Webb, Joey. Lots of fantastic makers to choose from.
Good luck.
I'll get on that Mezz vote as well.

Was very skeptical not having hit a single ball with a cue I just ordered online.
Could not be more happy with it. For much less than your $1000 range, it was a good buy for me.

For a good quality hand-made: Keith Josey
  
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