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Darren's BHQ Custom Cues


Darren's BHQ Custom Cues

Darren, Billiards Forum user @djxk1 recently put in an order for two custom BHQ pool cue butts.

Darren wanted just the BHQ butts only as he has two predator shafts with 5/16 x 18 joint that he wants to use. He measured his shafts for me so that I can get these as close as possible. I'm within .010". Maybe they will contract in the cold northern winds of Canada.

The top cue is bacote & birdsye with brass & black rings. The bottom cue is cocobola & birdsye with brass & black rings.

Darren's target weight was 18.50 oz Both cues weigh 19 oz exactly when weighing them with my predator shaft.

And this happened during the construction of one of them. Sorry Darren! Can you just imagine the words that were coming out of my mouth? They would make a sailor blush!

Darren's BHQ Custom Cues

Replies & Comments

  1. BHQdjkx1 on 12/10/2006 5:19:02 PM

    The more I see that broken cue the more I want to cry! Oh well its just a piece of wood, right? Thanks Brent, for the emails and getting right on the solution.

    For those of you that have thought of dealing with Brent, I still highly recommend the guy! Everyone makes a mistake once in a while, but Brent is quick to admit any mistakes, minor or major. He also is sure to do everything in his power to make it right! That's all you can ask for when dealing with a cue builder. He cares about his work and is honest and fair. His prices are still VERY reasonable and I am sure that his workmanship and attitude will cause his reputation to grow.

    I'm glad I got my order in now, before he ends up with LONG waiting lists and huge price tags.

  2. BHQBHQ on 12/10/2006 6:26:00 PM

    Thanks for still having confidence in me. I will be shipping the cocobola cue tomorrow. I better get it out of here before I bust that one too!

  3. BHQCaptainHook on 12/11/2006 8:13:53 AM

    That is a shame it was a pretty cue. How does a Cue like that crack?

  4. BHQBHQ on 12/11/2006 11:03:00 AM

    Very easily when some dummy hits forward instead of reverse when I tapped the joint pin. The tap was already bottomed out and something had to give somewhere. I was changing the pin that is shown in the previous pictures of his cues. it was off just a touch. It appears as though I AM OFF A TOUCH.

  5. BHQdjkx1 on 12/28/2006 12:07:59 PM

    Just an update. I received the cocobola butt, however there was a minor issue with the bacote one. So Brent shipped the first one to me, and after him dealing with some crazy postal workers, it finally arrived. Thanks for all the effort Brent.

    Well this cue is very nice. It is smooth as silk, both in appearance and to the touch. It hits firm and has a nice balance IMO. I also think the ring-work adds a touch of class.

    If you want an extremely expensive cue that hits like a dream and you feel like being on a long list, just call Brent in a few years. If you are like me and you want a very reasonably priced cue that looks and plays great, and you appreciate good communication, then I suggest you call Brent now.

  6. BHQBHQ on 1/21/2007 9:22:08 PM

    Or call me in about a year! Just yesterday told two guys it would be close to a year to complete their cues. Some say that's good, but, I still feel bad about taking that long. I've got 11 BHQ custom cues in progress right now, 7 more to start "asap".

  7. BHQdjkx1 on 1/21/2007 11:01:10 PM

    WOW! That is some CRAZY BEM. I love it. So does that mean its coming my way soon? I absolutely love the cue I already have but I cant wait to get this one. Like a good parent, I will try to love them equally, but this one may be my "secret favorite".

  8. BHQdjkx1 on 2/1/2007 2:30:29 PM

    Well I finally have both my cues and just as I suspected the second one is absolutely stunning. Much more so than in the photos.

    The BEM is just nuts. They both play great, feel solid, and look awesome to me.

    Thanks again Brent for all the work and good communication. You have earned my respect. Keep up the good work.

  9. BHQBHQ on 2/1/2007 4:15:50 PM

    Darren, if you are happy, I'm happy. Shoot 'em straight!

  10. BHQMark Bellamy on 10/4/2017 12:30:37 AM

    Brent I sent you a 'friend request' on FaceBook. I'm trying to identify an old cue. Billy Carter [not Jimmy Carter's brother] said you could help.

    BTW: beautiful cues you make. Where are you in Cincinnati? I'm right here in Columbus. I like to go to Michael's in Fairfield [and Hooters]. I stay at the LivInn Suites in Sharonville.

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Darren's BHQ Custom Cues

  • Title: Darren's BHQ Custom Cues
  • Author: (Brent Hartman)
  • Published: 12/6/2006 2:48:08 PM