This is our JD Crowe thumb pick in a size small. This pick was designed by JD Crowe and constructed to his very exacting specifications. The BCT-JDL is the exact pick that JD uses. The pick bears JD's initials on the inside between the rivets. It is constructed using a custom designed stainless steel band and a 50/1000 of an inch(1.25mm) thick BlueChip pick. These picks are laser etched, professionally machined, and hand beveled to create the best thumb pick available.
Size compares to a standard small thumb pick of any brand.
Posted by Robin on 4th Apr 2016
I've used plastic thumb picks for years but they always felt bad. They were too loose or too tight, and usually twisted around during songs so I felt like I was always chasing them. This pick fit perfectly when I put it on, and it didn't move! I bought it to play my banjo (I'm just beginning) but thought I'd try it out on my guitar. It was totally awesome finger picking my guitar. I have found the only thumb pick I will ever use. Blue Chip ROCKS!
Posted by Gingher on 16th Jun 2015
I have small fingers and all the plastic pics I would buy would stretch out within a month. Blue Chip is tough and has lasted a year. It also keeps the plastic "noise" down as the pick moves across the strings. Also, when I sweat onstage it doesn't move like plastic picks do.
Posted by Andrew on 4th Mar 2014
I've only been playing banjo about a year, but have been plagued by string scraping from the plastic thumb picks I've used. The noise was completely eliminated when I started using this pick. It also fits very nicely, and I have very thin bones. As long as I manage not to lose it, as I am prone to doing, it will have been well worth the $40! Good job Blue Chip.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Jan 2014
Been looking at buying one of these for months now. Got a Master Card gift card for Christmas and decided to use it to buy a pick. Very glad I did. Wish I hadn't waited so long. The best part for me is being able to adjust it to fit my thumb and it staying that way. I highly recommend it. I've tried a lot of plastic picks and none come close.
I also have a TP50 guitar pick that is awesome. They make a leather pick case that clips to your key ring for the guitar picks that I use. Wish they made one for the banjo picks too.
Posted by Dave Blood on 6th Jan 2014
My wife, Virginia Lee Blood, guitarist and singer with Mixt Company, plays Lester Flatt style rhythm, and wears out regular thumb picks quickly. Last Christmas I bought her a Blue Chip thumb pick and she loved it. Unfortunately, she lost it and has had to "make do" with a regular thumb pick. So finally this Christmas rolled around and I made myself the hero and ordered her one of these new J.D. Crowe picks...she absolutely loves it, so I'm the big hero again (along with you guys at Blue Chip). And I use them for my mandolin also. Thanks for a great product...
Posted by Rik Elswit on 12th Jul 2013
I purchased a JD-M on a friend's recommendation, and couldn't be happier. Besides the fact that plastic picks usually only last me 2-3 weeks, if they're tight enough not to slip, they cut off my circulation. The Blue Chip fits perfectly, is much more comfortable, and I don't have to take it off every few songs to get the blood flow back. It's worth the money.
Posted by JSWKingsfield on 3rd Jun 2013
It is ridiculously difficult for a fine-boned banjo player to find a good thumb pick, but this is the one for me. (OK, I still had to scrunch it a bit tighter with pliers, but it worked and stays in shape.) Hardly any pick noise, comfortable. I used to grind off the tip of a Golden Gate every 3 weeks, but I've used one of these for 18 months, 10-15 hours intermediate student use a week, and only minimal wear at the corners. I get more control given the tip's strength. I've tried several other thumb picks, but this is the one I recommend and is worth the extra upfront expense given its longevity.
Posted by Sally Zilm on 30th Jul 2012
I have been patiently waiting for this pick for over 3 weeks. Living in West Australia, post from the USA takes forever. But gee the wait was so worth it. I was a bit sceptical
about paying $40 for a pick , but the reviews seemed positive so I took the plunge.
Well!! It is simply amazing .The tone is so full ,and the pick noise minimal.I am so happy that I took the plunge, it is worth every dollar. The size is good for my petite thumb, although it could be fractionally smaller, but it still deserves 5 stars.