Lambros is very consistent from cue to cue. Great balance, a stiff hit that was the same on all 4 Lambros I've owned. Workmanship is top notch, puts his own twist on classic designs, a true artist that reads the wood as well as anyone.
I have one Tascarella that has a stiff yet soft hit, if that makes any sense. Great cue, classic design. I've hit with one other Tasc and the feel was completely different. My cue is a wrapless full splice with an Elforyn joint, the other a more classic design with a SS joint, so that may have been the difference.
Lastly I've been playing with a Pat Diviney sneaky with his kielwood shafts and I really love the hit. I ended up buying 2 more, one for the car, one for my pool room and I find that the hit on those are all consistent, stiff enough for a table length follow or draw, yet they maintain a good feel for those more precise touch shots. A great playing cue!
I've bought and sold a bunch of cues and tried most that I want to at this point. Some looked great but didn't feel right, others that came highly recommended but weren't right for me. The one cue I haven't tried yet that's on my list is a Herck. Hopefully one day.
That's my thought's. All subjective but that's why there's more than one cue maker.