Custom cues help required!!!!

icecool69

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I am thinking of buying a custom cue butt to go with the predator 3143 shaft I have. I haven't got much of a clue regarding custom makers so was wondering who are the best to look at.

I would have a budget of roughly 2500 GBP but just looking to by the butt to go with a uni loc shaft.

Any help with this would be highly appreciated
 

Johnny Rosato

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LOTS of cue makers for that money. Research on here,pick one,have him build you a complete cue with THEIR standard shaft,then have him change ringwork on your Pred to match his custom ringwork. That's my opinion !!!
 

Superiorduper

AzB Silver Member
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Why spend all that money on a custom cue to throw a predator shaft on it? Just buy a cheap lucasi or something that already has a uniloc joint
 

Renegade_56

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LOTS of cue makers for that money. Research on here,pick one,have him build you a complete cue with THEIR standard shaft,then have him change ringwork on your Pred to match his custom ringwork. That's my opinion !!!

Good advise,,
 

icecool69

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Why spend all that money and throw a predator shaft on it?

I also thought that the predator shaft were the best ones to have and that a lot of the custom cues throw too much unless you tell me any different
 

JC

Coos Cues
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Predator shafts are made from scrap wood. They are very soft and ding way too easily.

Bob Danielson of BD cues in Washington state makes a very nice LD shaft and cues to go with it well within your budget.

JC
 

brilliance

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hi

Get 5280 cue, has decent tip installed already and AAAA grade shaft or McDermott.

People recommend Schmelke because its made in USA, not because it hits well. I purchased few, its built well, however, dont expect that god hit..
 

billiardthought

Anti-intellectualism
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Get 5280 cue, has decent tip installed already and AAAA grade shaft or McDermott.

People recommend Schmelke because its made in USA, not because it hits well. I purchased few, its built well, however, dont expect that god hit..

That is only your opinion.

It's a fact that Schmelke is a great value, and it's my opinion that Schmelkes play good.
 

JC

Coos Cues
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Get 5280 cue, has decent tip installed already and AAAA grade shaft or McDermott.

People recommend Schmelke because its made in USA, not because it hits well. I purchased few, its built well, however, dont expect that god hit..

Good thing cuz the Schmelke cue doesn't expect the god stroke from you either.:smile:

JC
 

Cezar Morales

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I am thinking of buying a custom cue butt to go with the predator 3143 shaft I have. I haven't got much of a clue regarding custom makers so was wondering who are the best to look at.

I would have a budget of roughly 2500 GBP but just looking to by the butt to go with a uni loc shaft.

Any help with this would be highly appreciated


You have a pretty big budget so i think u wld be better of getting a custom cue with the predator shaft for quality.

Uniloc joints are known to loosen itself over time from what i've heard and predator butt are not known for good woods.

A few good custom cuemakers that work with predator shaft which i will recommend are Keith Josey, Andy Gilbert ( if hes taking orders ), Rat cues , Mezz cues, Airel carmeli.

These are all good choices so u can check out their reviews n pick one u like.

Try getting joints like 3-8-10 or radial pin which are very universal.

Good luck :))
 
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