This is our thumbpick in a size medium. 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 thumbpick available.
Size compares to a standard medium thumb pick of any brand.
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Posted by Richard Neff on 2nd Aug 2016
This thumb pick is the best that I have had. It does not catch on the strings, does not slip on my thumb, and is very durable. It produces a sound that I like with a minimum of scratch. The only complaint that I have is that they are pricey.
Posted by Carl Garner on 11th Jul 2016
I was reluctant to spend $40 for a thumb pick, but I kept seeing gread reviews on it, so I bit the bullet and bought one. I couldn't be more pleased. I likely have at least 10 plastic thumb picks, but I doubt if I'll ever use one of those again so long as I have this one. I've had it about a month now, and have not had one regret. I watch a lot of videos, and I now notice many of the pros have one. When I first got mine, I'd ordered a "medium", but it took a large, and they were happy to exchange it for me. Good people to deal with.
Posted by Paul Gunderson on 23rd Mar 2016
The most durable, yet comfortable thumb pick ever! I've told many of my banjo playing buddies and they concur!
Posted by Fred Bowen on 29th May 2015
You gotta admit, it's a leap of faith to spend 40 bucks on a thumb pick. For years the Herco blue was my pick of choice until a friend showed me a Blue Chip flat pick. It was sufficiently impressive that I leapt and haven't regretted it. I don't know why it's better, but it is.
Posted by Jim on 4th Jan 2014
I'm very happy with my thumb pick purchase. I've used plastic thumb picks for many years and this is my first metal band pick. With the plastic pick I was always worried it would break at the bend. No worries with this pick. Contrary to the webpage I purchased one size smaller than a plastic pick. I'm very happy I did, the pick was a bit too small but easy bent to the right size. One thing of note is that pick itself is small, about the width of a pencil. This took some time to get used to the different geometry of hitting the strings. Very happy customer.
Posted by Mark Wallace on 18th Dec 2013
I bought the JD Crow model thumb pick. I loved it at first, but over time the tip of the pick became flat. It's almost like it was filed down. I can only assume this is due to the tip of the pick rubbing against the head of my banjo while vamping. This happened only a few months after buying it, granted I had been playing a lot of back up. I thought it would have lasted a little longer. It didn't stop me from buying a replacement though because the picks are just that comfortable and sound that good.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2013
i realize these are made by american craftsman, so i'm willing to pay the price, but for the life of me i cannot figure why they're so high other than i'm willing to pay it
Posted by James on 25th Feb 2013
I wouldn't have thought that the brightness of my playing could increase with this one easy step! I now love my banjo again!!
It's worth noting however, that as a UK customer, the product is subject to £5.04 of V.A.T ,and our Post Office in all it's wisdom, adds a further £8 admin charge for dealing with the VAT issue!- thus increasing the price of this product by £13.04 , a fair chunk! Could the VAT issue be sorted out at the P&P stage to avoid the extra admin charge?
Posted by Paul on 25th Jan 2013
I've hated plastic thumbpicks for years, mostly because they feel like they're going to fly off in the middle of a performance, a distraction I don't need. The Blue Chip is snug and comfortable and definately feels like it's going to stay where it is. Because they're on the pricey side, I've had vinyl pockets sewn on my guitar straps where the picks are stored--close at hand and in plain sight. I'd also like to thank Mark for his suggestion on using pine pitch--extra traction always helps.
Posted by Mark on 9th Jul 2012
I better not lose this thing, because at these prices it'll be painful to replace. I was leery at first because there is no sizing guide other than S, M & L. So I got the medium. When it came, it seemed a tight fit. The steel band admits a bit of adjustment though, and after a couple of tweaks, one with a cautious use of pliers, I got a perfect fit. I still use a dab of pine pitch on the inner surface where it mates to my thumb to increase the grab. I'm adjusting nicely to it now. I had been using the Fred Kelly speed picks, and I still like them, and can use them. I do like the Blue Chip better though, due to its action against the string. It is the best I've found, I'll grant you that. It's also the most expensive, but for me it is worth it to find a thumb pick that totally overcomes the deficits of the cheapees. If it weren't for the pine pitch though, I'd still be dissatisfied.
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