This is our JD Crowe style dobro/resonator thumb pick in a size large. This is a slightly thicker blade design as compared to our banjo picks to withstand the more strenuous use on a dobro. It is constructed using a custom designed stainless steel band and a 60/1000 of an inch(1.50mm) 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 Gary Mortensen on 5th Jan 2017
I've used this thumbpick for about five years and am completely happy with it. It's extremely durable and very comfortable.
After five years, the thumbpick edge had worn down a bit, so that I couldn't dig in as aggressively as I sometimes needed. So, I got a new one and am good for another five years.
I use this for lap style resonator guitar, BTW.
Posted by George on 24th Oct 2016
These picks last much longer than plastic thumb picks. I wish they would make some of the same pick with a Poly- Amide-Imide blade.
It lasts longer, sounds brighter, and slips off the strings better.
Posted by "Cousin Stretch" on 20th Sep 2016
This is the best Thumpick there is,
If your thinking who in there right mind would pay $45,
Well I no longer think that way.
A superior pick in every way .
Quit experimenting,This pick also helped my technique.
I was going thru a thumpick a wk.
You won,t be disappointed !
Posted by Chad on 2nd Mar 2016
I recently purchased the BCT-JDL to use with my banjo. I tried it out and loved the fit, but I felt the tone wasn't as full as I was getting with my plastic Dunlop. I called BlueChip and explained my situation and I decided to try out the thicker BCT-RESO-BTL, with the intention of sending one or both back if I was unhappy with them. I ordered the RESO and tried both picks out while I had them both, and I could hear a definite increase in the fullness of my tone with the RESO over the regular JDL.
I sent the regular JDL back and kept the RESO to use as my banjo thumbpick and I've been using it every day since.
Problems I used to have with plastic thumbpicks include:
-Friction on the strings
-Thumb would turn blue and go numb due to a too-tight fit
-Pick would slip around due to a too-loose fit
-Discomfort after playing for long periods of time
-Worn edge would require pick replacement after a couple weeks
-Worn edge would require adjustments in my picking
-Band would catch on strings
Every single one of those issues is now resolved. I know the RESO-JDL is designed for a dobro, but I prefer it for a banjo over the regular JDL because I play heavy-handedly and need the extra thickness to get the comfort and tone I want. And the RESO -JDL delivers!
Posted by Manfred Sumper on 25th Dec 2015
It's just fun to play with and produces a great full tone it.
Posted by Paul Price on 7th May 2015
Bluechip has created the perfect thumbpick here. The thickness is perfect for my playing, and I use it mainly on my harp guitar. I can switch from playing bass patterns on my subs to playing fast picked lines without having to adjust my hand position. Feels great, sounds great!
Posted by Lamboman on 7th Jun 2013
Yes, I've tried many but far from all. However, when they're this good how much better can they be? Do these last forever? They are literally like the Energizer bunny only better. They are comfortable as all get out. They sound great...they blah, blah,blah...you get the picture. I've got three and I think that's overkill. I will get more if I can wear one out or maybe before in case I lose one. Same as for the "regular" picks. And yes this is a glowing review
Posted by Sherlock the Cat on 8th Jan 2013
I bought the large reso and the medium regular JDL, so I'd have a range and a variation to suit different moods. Each has a different feel that is subtle but significant.
I don't want a thumbpick that squeezes my fingers because it cuts down on the sensitivity and sense of "having nothing there" and serves as a distraction. I want to transmit the energy seamlessly into the pick -- so it's a balancing act to get the pick at the point where it's securely on the thumb and not squeezing, but also not so loose that it feels like it's going to fall off. Perhaps some micro dimples on the insides of the steel and pick would make it easier to find the Goldilocks spot, without slippage.
Anyway, I'm not going back. This is the future, as far as I'm concerned.
Posted by Luke on 27th Oct 2012
I didn't want a $40 pick to be my favorite. I didn't want to have to keep track of one & worrying about losing it.
I have tried them all. I have tried making my own. This is the loudest, sharpest I've found. I'll not stop looking, but for now this is my new weapon! Now I have to keep it safe.
Posted by Cooke Allen? on 10th Jul 2012
I like da pick,
makes rhythm stuff pop more and snappy,
rakin your strings before one of them emotional notes sounds grittier with more tension in the phase noticed,
however, it does take a sec to learn how to make your low reso trems cleaner with minimum string noise and surfy harmonic overtones but boy did I find those cookin quick i did,
all and all, good pick to buy IF YOU DONT LOSE YOUR THUBPICKS
although i do and I bought it anyway!
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