You probably already know this, but a Joey cue pings like no other, Tascarella bumperless as well. I am also a huge fan of that cue feedback-I was interested to get a Tonkin cue mayber 10-12 years ago and I ran into Pete at SBE outside so no chance to hit one of his cues right then. I asked him some specific questions about the playability of his cues and when I asked about how his cues sound when striking whitey he told me that he strives to make them as close to no noise as he possibly can. That was a deal breaker for me as I am a big fan of the sharp note <<<ping>>> when a cue strikes the cue ball.
They play as good as you do. Playability is not a thing that measured with numbers or comparisons. It's a combination of hit feel, balance and how the shaft performs. None of those can really be put into something you can compare person to person since it's all personal preference. You can say the cue is yellow, but you can't really say it "plays good" since that will change from one person to the next.Thinking about buy a Pete Tonkin. Any thoughts on how they play. My daily player is a Lambros