This is our JD Crowe thumb pick in a size large. 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 large thumb pick of any brand.
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Posted by Jeff Sachs on 29th Nov 2016
Love this pic. Have let two fellow banjo players try mine and they both ordered their own immediately. Brings your playing up a notch.
Posted by Lance Pentland on 25th Oct 2016
Customized large band with TD-50 pick. I modified the pick to be a bit shorter and gave it a right hand speed bevel. From the top of the pick that's connected to the band to the tip; measures 31/32". I like to ride the bottom of the band slightly below the edge of the thumb cuticle. This gives me the feel of a flat pick while opening up to finger style. I guess it's fair to say, "I'm getting closer to the ultimate thumb pick that sounds and feels amazing." I have two more customized Blue Chip Thumb Picks that are a 50 and 60 thickness that mimic the Fred Kelly Slick Pick which are my go to. I like and own the TD-50, TP-50, and TP-1R 60. Now that I'm invested with the Blue Chip Company maybe they will give me a free pick of my choice for Christmas. No ones laughing...I'm dead serious! Say it again Goober Pyle...
Posted by Tom Warney on 7th Oct 2016
The JD Banjo thumb pick improves sound/tone a lot, compared to my plastic pick. Shorter blade is perfect for me. Fit is good (Large), but my thumb shape leaves a bit of a gap in upper band. Service was fast and excellent.
Posted by Dail Moore on 29th Jun 2016
The best THUMPICK I have ever used so far. BUT IT HAD BETTER BE BECAUSE OF THE PRICE. SO FAR ,GREAT!
Posted by Josh on 31st Mar 2016
I have been playing banjo for about 6 years. I've experimented with quite a few different thumb picks but could never really settle on one. I read about Blue Chips on many forums and found a lot of people were raving about them. I bought a JDL along with the Sammy Shelor finger picks. As soon as I put them on I could feel the difference in how they fit my fingers. Then I began picking my banjo and I could hear the difference in tone. My banjo is pretty loud and with the other picks I used the tone almost seemed annoying at times. With the JDL and Shelor picks the tone has been smoothed out and because of this I play my banjo a lot more. Keep up the good work!
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2016
Best pick I have tried yet. Great buy!
Posted by Hervé on 22nd Mar 2016
It just fits the thumb as close as possible and sounds perfectly!
Posted by Kyle leapard on 2nd Mar 2016
All I use is blue chip pick for banjo and guitar as a professional bluegrass musician I can count on the quality and durability as well as the tone they offer by far a never use any thing else pick
Posted by Oliver Most on 11th Jan 2016
I was playing famous brand plastic picks on my 5-String for nearly 27 years and they been ok since now. I gave the Thumb Pick a try and was very impressed of it. It fits my fat thumb perfectly, plays pretty easy and fast, the sound is awesome. I won't miss it. Although a lot of people say it's far too expensive (I also have to pay Import fees), it was worth and i won't miss it. I hope it lasts long and won't brake at the rivet holes.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Jan 2016
After all is considered, the quality of this product is worth every penny. Just consider a thumb pick that finally gives up and breaks in a couple of pieces. Not gonna happen with this one. Or that thumb pick that loosens to.the point of almost spinning around on your thumb in the middle of a song. Not gonna happen.
And finally, comfort. Once you get it like you want it, it stays that way- every time. Won't cut off circulation to your thumb like that favorite plastic one. Wish they didn't wear out, but they do. Takes a long time and alot of tunes, though. Like I said, Worth Every Penny !
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