|First produced in 1952, the unique sound of the banjo D-tuners has captured the fancy of banjo lovers across the world. Often called Cheaters, a multitude of variations on the original design have been tried. The strongest objection to most of them is that installation requires drilling the peghead with two additional holes. The models which do not require drilling the peghead can be cumbersome and non-intuitive in their operation.
The revolutionary design of the Famous Old Time Music Company BANJO CHEAT-A-KEYS surmounts each and every one of these objections plus providing flawless performance no matter the tempo of the tune.
CHEAT-A-KEYS are available in Regular and Extra Wide. Regular will fit any headstock up to 1 and 7/8 inches wide. The Extra Wide will fit headstocks up to 2 and 1/2 inches wide. Either size sells for $149.95 plus tax and shipping. Call Famous Old Time Music Company at 513-607-1874 or email to order.
REAL, UNSOLICITED, TESTIMONIALS
Have to tell you…these things are so much fun! They actually work…I love them!! Haven’t played with tuners for decades. Got reacquainted with Foggy Mountain Chimes real quick. The thing stays in tune. Wow.
I’ve got your mail today and I tried to put it on my Banjo. It’s vey easy and smooth. i beleve my costomer love it. And I’m thinking to put it on my banjo.Thank you very much,
Kitty & Vernon,
After years and years of adjusting and readjusting Scruggs-Keith
Hi. I picked up the D-tuners Friday, got them on the banjo okay.THESE ARE THE BEST D-tuners I have ever used….!!!!
Just a note to say that I’m very pleased with the tuners!
Roger Matthews here. I bought a set of your Cheat-a-keys at a festival a few weekends ago and they’re terrific! Best I ever saw anywhere! They actually work! The installation of the tuners enhanced the bass response of my banjo and added just a tiny bit of sustain. Just made the banjo sound better as far as I’m concerned. The thing I like about them is that you can set them on the stage between tunes, I used the Keith tuners for years but they really weren’t a stage worthy device. Took too much time to get them set. The cheata tuners can be set from D to the Randy Lynn setting in seconds! I guess you already know that, but I just wanted to brag on you guys a little! Thanks for your wonderful product!
I got the tuners on Monday and have been giving them a good road test since. I am extremely pleased with the way these tuners work. It took me a little while to get used to the direction the G-string tuner turns, but not long. Having used a friend of mine’s set (on his banjo) for a few songs some time ago, I already knew that the tuners would hold the tuning well and accurately; but I wasn’t aware of just how easy it is to get the tuners into new and different tunings. The versatility and accuracy of these tuners is amazing and they have dramatically increased my interest in tuner tunes. I am one super happy customer. Thanks so much for making these, and I will advise every one of my banjo-playing friends to buy a set. Please tell the guy who made these things, “great job.”
Another nice thing about the Cheat-a-Key unit is that I can transfer it to any of my other banjos. I’ll never have to buy anymore Schallers or Keith Tuners. Great product. You ever need a testimonial, don’t hesitate to ask me.”