That would have ruined the hit imo .
You now have a cue with a very skinny forearm with a thin joint .
That sort of thing happened to a sneaky pete of my late mentor.
The owner took it to another maker and had it refinish.
He thought it had a funny taper and proceeded to re-taper to one straight angle .
The owner then called my mentor saying the cue no longer hits the same way after he had it refinished .
Then he fessed up it was retapered .
My mentor would have retired the cue if he had a choice after that.
It still hits good and the joint may not be as small as I maybe made you think.
I am not sure it is an exact straight taper to the joint, but the “hump” isn’t there.
The whole butt of the cue from the hump to the butt was oversized. The cue would not slide down into cases that all my other cues fit into.
I find it funny when all the different cue makers have different ideas of how a cue should hit. The ”quality” of the hit is as “perceived“ by the player, not the cue maker.
Even two identical cues usually have a noticeably different hit.
Southwest has a waiting list of over a dozen years for some reason. The Chinese seem to think they have mystical powers or something. I’m surprised there aren’t more cue makers using Southwest’s exact dimensions in their cues and marketing to the Chinese. There are a lot more pool players there than there are in the USA.