- May 25, 2004
Artie Bodendorfer said:Thier must be more then one Herman the German. The real Herman the German I new was RAMBO The Cue Maker And he would talk too any one.
And if someone would have gotten too Herman The German RAMBO before he died the could have been filty rich.
Not only with his buisness making cues. But he had hundreds off pictures off all different pool players.
I never seen that meny pidtures any were. He had pool Trophes Magaziens. And old cue sticks from old players. It would have been like King Touts Mind. But he had everything even old pool shirts.
I use too go and see him down town with Al Fuss he Liked Herman the German RAmbo a lott. But I dont no what happened to all that stuff he had. Somebody might have thrown it all in the garbage.
Rambo and Balla Bushca were my favorite two cue sticks. They both played great. But that was the man I new Rambo.
They called him Herman the German. Sweetest and nices man I have ever meet. 100 percent geniuen. God bless Herman The German Rambo. And he spoke fluent German.
To me he will always be number one in making cues. And he didnt have all the teknowloge and knowledge about cue sticks that they have today.
But he was the greatest off his time and thier was no number two. He was in a class all by himself. But all things come too a end. No matter good or evile.
We are all hir on earth just PRACTICING. And maybe just maybe we will learn and understand what life is all about. And why we are realy her?
A tribute to Herman the German RAMBO.
Ok, thought I'd share a little related story, to Artie's post....
When I was a kid about 17 yrs. old, myself and a buddy made a trip on the subway to old downtown Chicago to Herman Rambow's cuemakers shop....we were really psyched to go there and see the cues and maybe see how they were made.....well, like Artie said, Mr. Rambow was a real nice guy, he was friendly to us, talked to us awhile and showed us some of his cues, machinery, a little about how he built them, etc....we thanked him and said we'd be back for a cue before too long when we played a little better, and scraped up the $$$....I always remember that day........now here's one more part to the story...
As I left his shop that day, I took one of his business cards with me - and 40 yrs. later I still had it sitting in a box with old mementos and things....Well, at that time, a few years ago, I heard that Victor Stein, the originator and publisher of the huge, excellent, history of pool/billiards book - The Billiard Encyclopedia, was looking for any old pictures, memorabilia, etc. re. old cuemakers for the book, and I wound up lending him the business card to photograph for the book...
So any of you who own a copy of The Billiard Encyclopedia, or get a chance to look at a copy...that's my old Herman Rambow business card, that you'll see a pic of in the book...
PS, And, let's not forget, Mr. Herman Rambow made great cues...