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Pin Type for an Old J&J Pool Cue

Pin Type for an Old J&J Pool Cue

What is the pin type for an old J&J pool cue?

I'd like to replace the shaft on my old J&J cue but I'm not sure what pin this is.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


Pin Type for an Old J&J Pool Cue

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  1. user1495994737billiardsforum on 5/28/2017 2:15:17 PM

    To be sure, can you let me know the year and model number of your J&J pool cue please? If you are unsure, upload a couple pics of the cue and we can get it identified.

  2. user1495994737user1495994737 on 5/28/2017 2:30:18 PM

    There are no serial #'s I can find anywhere. The only marking the cue has is a "J&J" toward the butt of the cue.

    I purchased the cue in 2004 but I'm not sure when it was manufactured. 😞



  3. user1495994737billiardsforum on 5/28/2017 3:52:46 PM

    You have what looks like a standard 3/8x12 joint. I am not 100% sure on that. However, I found that you have a J&J model 5549 pool cue (or a very close model to it).


    The full catalog page from J&J showing your cue from 1999-2000 is below. They described this line of cues:

    Gotta love the description J&J gave to this line of cues (which does confirm the joint type):

    J&J 5549 Pool Cue - $89

    Veneer Points, Inlays, & 3/8x12 Pin type.

    Fancy cues with hand crafted points, inlays, and/or Veneers.
    With high quality materials and delicate workmanship, but at affordable price, these cues are the best valued cues you can find.

    Oh yes, they are so fancy! (I joke, but actually, at $89 bucks it was a really decent cue).

    NOTE: this info is based on the best of my very flawed and incomplete knowledge, and is definitely not a guarantee. As such I can take no responsibility if it turns out to be incorrect.

    If you must be 100% guaranteed, you can always reach out to J&J for the authoritative answer:

    (562) 229-9688

    The full catalog page:


  4. user1495994737user1495994737 on 5/31/2017 11:09:25 PM

    Does this help at all?


  5. user1495994737billiardsforum on 5/31/2017 11:21:31 PM

    I am not sure what more you need at this point.

    We identified the pool cue, found the model number, dug up the original catalog from the manufacturer, and got the pin type directly from that. We've also provided the manufacturer's phone and email contact information.

    If you need any more specific info than this, you'll need to use the contact info for J&J, and reach out.

    We don't sell anything here, so I am not up to speed on all of the available shaft options.

    But, you should just be able to provide the cue info to the pool cue retailer you are buying the new shaft from and they should have no problem selecting the appropriate shaft based on that, and you should be good to go.

    Any good cue sport retailer should be able to take your cue model info (or the cue itself) and get you the correct replacement shaft.

  6. user1495994737user1495994737 on 5/31/2017 11:35:44 PM

    My apologies if the questions have bugged you. I reached out to the manufacturer and the response was, "it could be several different types. 3/8X11 or 3/8x12. You should find a way to test this to be sure". That was the response from J&J after giving them all of the info. I am going to purchase a few thread protectors to verify. We live in the boonies with the nearest retailers being several hours away.

    Thank you for your help and the info you provided previously.

  7. user1495994737billiardsforum on 6/1/2017 9:53:18 PM

    Sorry if I came off a little harsh there. I shouldn't get on here and reply when I am tired at the end of the night. No harm or offense intended.

    You probably already know this, but just in case; The "11" or "12" means e.g. 11 threads "per inch" or 12 threads "per inch" (and is not necessarily a count of total threads). So, my math tells me:

    • 3/8x11 - threads would be 0.0909090 inches apart
    • 3/8x12 - threads would be 0.0833333 inches apart

    If you have a precision measuring tool (were those measuring calipers in your last pic?) you could try measuring thread to thread... see if you get obviously closer to one of those numbers than the other.

    In any case, I've given you all I know and all of the info I have on it.

    If we're taking votes, I'm voting 3/8x12. Please let me know the verdict when you test it with the joint protectors. :)

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Pin Type for an Old J&J Pool Cue

  • Title: Pin Type for an Old J&J Pool Cue
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  • Published: 5/28/2017 2:05:38 PM
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