Over the decades I've used my BY-1 for most of my CW operation. Other than to check out what all the fuss is about, I don't use iambic keying, so a single lever paddle would suit my electronic keyer needs. I bought a CW Morse single lever paddle to try out and I have a couple of issues with it. First, I find the thin fingerpiece a bit awkward and find myself wanting something wider. I'm glad I didn't spend a bundle on a Begali HST or similar. Second, I would like closer contact spacing, that I can't get with the CW Morse paddle, though I realize it is an economy paddle. So is there anything to be gained by going with a Bencher ST-1 or similar? Vibrokeyer maybe? For now I think I'll put the BY-1 back on the table. I think converting the CW Morse paddle into a Cootie would work well. Your thoughts and experiences?