As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the cootie key or sideswiper. I’ve been using one for years and all of my keys can easily be used as either a paddle or cootie. Knowing that cootie keys are not the most popular way of sending CW, I’ve set out to produce a key that is wired as a paddle but is equally at home as a cootie, and most of all, it’s very affordable. It features my exclusive Torsion Bar action and hand rubbed and finished exotic wood finger pieces with my (not shown in the picture) signature Mother-Of-Pearl dot inlay on both sides. With a simple stereo to mono adapter, you can switch back and forth from a classic paddle to a cootie quickly and easily. The key is all fine brushed brass and has enough mass (even though it only has a footprint of 3″x3″) to stay put in use thanks to the rubber feet. The flexible contact strip is Nickel Sliver. A 3.5mm cable is included as well as a hex key for adjustment should you drop it on the deck while you’re reaching for your coffee.
Handmade with great care, this key will last a lifetime.
I usually can get a key out the door in a week or less. Keys are sent via USPS Priority Mail and professionally packed to ensure safe delivery.
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TBCP (Torsion Bar Cootie/Paddle) $148 + $12.50 USPS Priority Mail Shipping