How many Cues do you own today

Baron

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I think Tas cues are pretty easy to get and I really like them. I have never had a Bluegrass but a few of my buddies swear by them, and they seem practically impossible to get.

Were the Bluegrass cues the toughest to get?

Just curious.

Ken
Do you mean Tasc or Tad? They're both pretty common, and were all fairly easy to come by with the exception of one of the Tads - a purpleheart hoppe which took me a while to find. Ended up getting it from a very friendly gentleman out of New Zealand.

Yes, the Bluegrass cues were definitely the toughest to come by with the Southwest, a pristine merry widow, being not far behind. (It's not that SW are uncommon, but a SW merry widow in good condition that hasn't been passed around a million times and at a half decent price is very tough to find.)

Bluegrass cues are getting harder and harder to find at anything approaching a reasonable price. They pop up here and there, but people ask stupid money for them and it seems like a lot of them are going straight to Asia and not making their way back. An AZ member gave me a very fair price on one, and I got the other on one of the FB groups - this one was actually a present from my wife. Both are cocobolo merry widows - the one I got on AZ is wrapped and the cocobolo is so dark it looks like ebony, and the one my wife got me is a beautiful, super figured red cocobolo with a really nice honey birdseye handle. It's one of his 30th anniversary cues with the ruby in the butt and has the yellow micarta ferrules as well. Very different cues but both play fantastic. If you ever get a chance to try or pick one up, I do highly recommend them. Richard makes my favorite playing cues I've run across along with Tascarella and Lambros.
 

darshan27

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1992 Wal Mart Wilson cue I received as a Christmas Present. Warped, but I'll never get rid of it.
2011 Josey Sneaky Pete (main player)
2012 Josey Jump Break
1998 Viking V2V. Fabulous mother of toilet seat inlays
1993 Huebler AS-H3
1995 Huebler Custom Ivory Queen refitted with leather wrap by the old man himself. (RIP Paul Huebler)
 

Ken_4fun

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Do you mean Tasc or Tad? They're both pretty common, and were all fairly easy to come by with the exception of one of the Tads - a purpleheart hoppe which took me a while to find. Ended up getting it from a very friendly gentleman out of New Zealand.

Yes, the Bluegrass cues were definitely the toughest to come by with the Southwest, a pristine merry widow, being not far behind. (It's not that SW are uncommon, but a SW merry widow in good condition that hasn't been passed around a million times and at a half decent price is very tough to find.)

Bluegrass cues are getting harder and harder to find at anything approaching a reasonable price. They pop up here and there, but people ask stupid money for them and it seems like a lot of them are going straight to Asia and not making their way back. An AZ member gave me a very fair price on one, and I got the other on one of the FB groups - this one was actually a present from my wife. Both are cocobolo merry widows - the one I got on AZ is wrapped and the cocobolo is so dark it looks like ebony, and the one my wife got me is a beautiful, super figured red cocobolo with a really nice honey birdseye handle. It's one of his 30th anniversary cues with the ruby in the butt and has the yellow micarta ferrules as well. Very different cues but both play fantastic. If you ever get a chance to try or pick one up, I do highly recommend them. Richard makes my favorite playing cues I've run across along with Tascarella and Lambros.
Yeah I meant Tascarella. Pete is great to work with, not cheap, but no bullshit that you have to put up with some cue makers.

I play with a Gus, but those Bluegrass guys are like a cult, LOL. I need to pick one up, easier said than done.

Best of rolls Baron.

Ken
 

ChrisinNC

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This is a great quote. Lol! It makes think how insane I’ve become.

When I bought some Taom chalk, I didn’t buy one, to try out. I now have four pieces of Taom. They sit there.

I don’t change tips as a business. I have about 50 layered tips and of course hundreds of other single layered tips.

I own 6 or 7 mini butt screw in cue extensions. 3 mid-cue extensions. 5 or so jump cues, 3 jump/break cues. 7 or 8 JBCases, 5 bridge heads. 10 chalk holders not including the magnetic type! Lol! I also have hundreds of unused no-flag masters chalk, even though I know there’s no difference. Maybe someone wants to give me an offer.

I know it’s ridiculous.
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4 interchangeable playing cues all from the same manufacturer with similar specs, in the neighborhood of 20 total shafts for those 4 cues (same manufacturer as the butts, all LD but 3 types, both 29” and 30” lengths), one break cue with 2 shafts, one jump cue, a 2 inch, 4 inch, 8 inch, and 12 inch butt extension. Two 4x8 cases and 6-7 2x4 cases.
 

Braxton1082

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Great Thread. I always loved that McD Dice Cue. Owner of Ham Bones pool hall in Lubbock in the 80’s had one. I found one on E Bay and Keith Josey refinished and made a matching shaft. Then I bought a D20 for the hard case it was in and it ended up being pretty nice. Sent to Proficient and they did a great job. Happy to have them both now!
I know this is an old post but it's funny you brought up Ham Bones. I play APA with him and his son. He still has that cue also.
 
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THam

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How many do I have now? 3 (Mezz, Mezz PB Kai, Mezz AirDrive II). How many have I bought and traded or sold? Lost count.

Also have a PFD being made.
 

Mustardeer

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A few schons, a bob frey, a mezz, a predator, 3 jump cues, a bk rush. Used to have lots of random cues but got rid of them, I don’t care about equipment anymore. I do have like 50 different gloves though lol, and lots of tips. Lots of shafts too.
 

TrxR

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Got a few now.
My First cue is an old Dufferin I got when I was 14 (27yrs ago)
A Viking
A Jacoby laminate
A BK Rush
2 Predator P3 Bacote
Jacoby jump cue
and a Treadway.
 
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SeniorTom

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I own four playing cues and a couple break cues, and a couple cheap old cues for non serious players . This is my latest playing cue from Pechaurer, which has a Rogue 12.4mm carbon fiber shaft instead of the wood shaft. It cost me $930, ouch!

 

OldOrvis

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I play with a Nitti ....the name matches how I am when I gamble :ROFLMAO:


But I have gone through a lot of cues.....I think my old Lambros was the best hitting and I sold it like sickos do.
 

slide13

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Counting all of them, just 5 currently

2 Runde playing cues, my main player and my backup which stays at home
OB break cue
Jacoby jump cue
Peradon snooker cue
 

3kushn

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Was bored and thought I'd take a pic of most
McDermott - Raffle cue
Harvey Martin
Meucci from Harry Sim's Widow
1975 Meucci Original w/Harry Sims Mods
Harry Sims Cue
Mendoza Schuler - Raffle cue
Longoni ex Player
Longoni compensation from Verhoeven
Tiger
Tiger
Bert Schrager
Dieckman Masse
2-Dieckman Sister cues Current players
My 1st Dieckman
Dieckman Travel cue - Presented to Robert Byrne for HOF Induction by Dennis
Harvey Martin - Not in pic. Minor Repairs being done.
 

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Maxx

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Was bored and thought I'd take a pic of most
McDermott - Raffle cue
Harvey Martin
Meucci from Harry Sim's Widow
1975 Meucci Original w/Harry Sims Mods
Harry Sims Cue
Mendoza Schuler - Raffle cue
Longoni ex Player
Longoni compensation from Verhoeven
Tiger
Tiger
Bert Schrager
Dieckman Masse
2-Dieckman Sister cues Current players
My 1st Dieckman
Dieckman Travel cue - Presented to Robert Byrne for HOF Induction by Dennis
Harvey Martin - Not in pic. Minor Repairs being done.
Like that Harvey Martin!
 

Bamacues

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I have these 9, 3 being refinished, and 3 being built. The plan is to settle down to around 6-7, and quit...
 

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Michael Webb

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Was bored and thought I'd take a pic of most
McDermott - Raffle cue
Harvey Martin
Meucci from Harry Sim's Widow
1975 Meucci Original w/Harry Sims Mods
Harry Sims Cue
Mendoza Schuler - Raffle cue
Longoni ex Player
Longoni compensation from Verhoeven
Tiger
Tiger
Bert Schrager
Dieckman Masse
2-Dieckman Sister cues Current players
My 1st Dieckman
Dieckman Travel cue - Presented to Robert Byrne for HOF Induction by Dennis
Harvey Martin - Not in pic. Minor Repairs being done.
Good morning
Do the Martin Cues have a 3/8x8 brass joint screw or 3/8x10?
On the Mendoza Cue,
How simular is it to Ray Schuler Cue.
I talk with Noel. He's a good guy.
 

3kushn

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Good morning
Do the Martin Cues have a 3/8x8 brass joint screw or 3/8x10?
On the Mendoza Cue,
How simular is it to Ray Schuler Cue.
I talk with Noel. He's a good guy.
I'm going to call the Martin 3/8-10

I'm no expert on Schuler. I've only hit a few balls with 3 different ones. Geo Ashby, Robert Byrne and a local Billiard buddy.
The look is exactly as I remember and the feel is similar. Very different feel than most cues. I like it but I play with my Dieckman's

And yes, Noel is way up on the list. I believe he still has my old T-Rail Carom table.
 

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Michael Webb

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I'm going to call the Martin 3/8-10

I'm no expert on Schuler. I've only hit a few balls with 3 different ones. Geo Ashby, Robert Byrne and a local Billiard buddy.
The look is exactly as I remember and the feel is similar. Very different feel than most cues. I like it but I play with my Dieckman's

And yes, Noel is way up on the list. I believe he still has my old T-Rail Carom table.
Looks like 3/8x10
This is the 3/8x8.
 

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follownoone

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I have two Joss cues, three Mcdermott cues, two Tim Monk cues, and one Dufferin two piece cue. A half dozen Dufferin one piece cues also.

Interesting is that I used to switch between cues sometimes daily and always within a few days. About 3 months ago I picked one and put a new tip on it, and it is all I shoot with now. It is hard to do when you are in the habit of swapping out. I only mention it because I am shooting better than I have in awhile and I think it is because of using the same cue.
 
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