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Question about Meucci - 12-06-2018, 01:00 AM

Haven't posted on the forums in quite awhile. Long story short, I lost my home in the Camp Fire. This included my pool table, and assorted cues, one of which was a Meucci Originals HOF 6 that I bought used in the early 90's.I loved that cue, and I'd like to replace it with another Meucci, a B&M 6.

Thoughts on the quality of todays Meucci's and NOT the re-pop "originals".
  
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12-06-2018, 06:52 AM

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Haven't posted on the forums in quite awhile. Long story short, I lost my home in the Camp Fire. This included my pool table, and assorted cues, one of which was a Meucci Originals HOF 6 that I bought used in the early 90's.I loved that cue, and I'd like to replace it with another Meucci, a B&M 6.

Thoughts on the quality of todays Meucci's and NOT the re-pop "originals".
Quality is still iffy. I've seen them from perfect to firewood. The Pro series cues/shafts play really good. If you decide on a new Meucci go with one with little/no inlays. That tends to be the problem as most of the problem cues i've seen have "popped" inlay work. I'd get the basic 4pt. Meucci Pro series cue. http://meuccicues.com/bmc-pro-series-3-butt.html You can usually find them on Ebay for decent price. Or this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Meucci-BMC-...Condition=1000

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12-06-2018, 10:28 AM

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Haven't posted on the forums in quite awhile. Long story short, I lost my home in the Camp Fire. This included my pool table, and assorted cues, one of which was a Meucci Originals HOF 6 that I bought used in the early 90's.I loved that cue, and I'd like to replace it with another Meucci, a B&M 6.

Thoughts on the quality of todays Meucci's and NOT the re-pop "originals".
So sorry to hear about your home. Good luck with everything. Anyway, the Meucci's I've played with I haven't liked but would never have bought one regardless due to all the negative comments on this site. I did a lot of research using this site when I first stared playing a while back and bought some cues based on consensus among the participants here. I agree with garczar based on what I've read and a couple guys locally here in Charleston some of whom play with Meuccis. You can get a cue you'll love or you can get junk, and their customer service can be great or terrible. Hearing stuff like that was enough to keep me away from them even if I had enjoyed their cues I had tried. Buyer beware, but that said best wishes to you and hope you find a keeper.


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12-06-2018, 07:36 PM

Thanks guys. One more question, when you say the inlays "pop" is this shortly after getting the cue or within a few years. My old cue was beginning to get slightly raised inlays, but it took 20 years.
  
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12-07-2018, 05:30 AM

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Thanks guys. One more question, when you say the inlays "pop" is this shortly after getting the cue or within a few years. My old cue was beginning to get slightly raised inlays, but it took 20 years.
That's common on 20yr old Meuccis. I've seen it happen way too quickly on some newer ones.
  
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12-07-2018, 09:15 AM

Meucci quality is hit or miss.
I might take a gamble on one for a couple hundred.
But if you are in the $500 to $700 no way.

Your money would be better spent on a Schon,Pechauer or Mezz.


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12-07-2018, 01:06 PM

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Meucci quality is hit or miss.
I might take a gamble on one for a couple hundred.
But if you are in the $500 to $700 no way.

Your money would be better spent on a Schon,Pechauer or Mezz.
TOTALLY agree. Mezz's sub-$500 cues are unreal cues. I've got a AXI-K and its is WAY nicer than stuff coming out of even Schon's shop these days.

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12-09-2018, 06:14 PM

I took the advice here and bought a Mezz ZZ34. Beautiful cue, not too much "bling" and from the testimonials probably feels much like a late 70's Adams I had. Which, btw, I shot better with. While I "loved" the Mooch, it did have a noodle for a shaft.

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05-19-2019, 01:48 PM

Congratulations. I hope you enjoy your new cue.

Regarding Meucci: I recently purchased a new 4 point Meucci with the Pro Shaft. The shaft is very light, with a nice leather tip, similar to a Kamui Black; I believe? The cue weighs 19 ounces, and plays like butter.

I then went to Meucci Family Billiards, and toured their Factory. It was pretty cool.

As long as my Meucci keeps hitting on all cylinders, I'm happy.


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07-05-2019, 12:27 PM

Despite the many negative things I've read on here about his newer/more recent cues, I decided to give one a try. I now have 2 Meucci cues and absolutely LOVE them both. He has some pretty interesting designs and colors that I don't see anywhere else...might be a bit polarizing to some.


This was the first Meucci I purchased, as I wanted to try his Pro shaft 12.5mm at the lowest price...it blew me away with how it played. And I love the wrapless feel in grip hand with the look of spec'd Irish linen (hopefully this clear coat holds up well over time).
https://www.seyberts.com/meucci-jayson-shaw-jss-cue


Have this w/ the Ultimate Weapon shaft 11.65mm. Out of any cue I own, this has the smoothest/most accurate joint diameter--run your fingers up and down and it feels like a ine-piece cue...can't feel any lip at all (which I can't even say that about my 2 Schons and 3 Mezz cues). To be fair and on the flip side, the 4 points are not the same length--doesn't affect play, but makes me wonder.
https://www.seyberts.com/meucci-swbb2-barbox-cue
  
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07-10-2019, 07:25 AM

Just get a Mezz and be done. There isn't a better mass produced cue available.


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11-26-2019, 02:31 PM

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Meucci quality is hit or miss.
I might take a gamble on one for a couple hundred.
But if you are in the $500 to $700 no way.

Your money would be better spent on a Schon,Pechauer or Mezz.
That may be true but if you like the meucci hit, those wont fill the bill.
I just like the way the black dot shaft hits
  
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