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The CT55 is a pick custom designed by Chris Thile for his personal use. It is very similar in size and shape to our TAD line of picks. However it is only manufactured in 55/1000 of an inch(1.4mm) thickness and has a custom bevel per his specifications. This is the exact pick that Chris Thile is currently using. See his thoughts on this pick on our users page.


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  1. Best pick ever!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Feb 2018

    I love my CT55 pick.

  2. My new "go to/must have" pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Feb 2018

    I love the CT 55 pick - it's definitely the one I plan to use from now on. My biggest fear was that I wouldn't be able to get a good grip on the pick - I've always had to use picks with rough surfaces or holes or I couldn't hold on to them. But other reviewers were right - it just somehow seems to "stick" to my thumb and forefinger, while allowing me to hold it loosely. I also think the slightly rounded, slightly pointed corners are perfect for getting a warm, but not muddy sound. 5 stars for sure.

  3. FIRST PICK I CAN HOLD ON TO 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2018

    I love many things about this pick. The sound, the glide over the strings, the lack of pick noise, the larger triangle shape and bevel are all great features. But the thing I love the MOST is that for some reason it's easy to hang on to. I've tried gritty picks, rubbery picks, picks with ridges, holes, stars, etc., but still got a lot of pick slippage. Despite the smooth surface on the Bluechip, it is very easy to hold on to. After holding it for a sec, it almost feels slightly tacky (in a good way) just where your skin is contacting the pick. It's a pleasure to play with. Thanks for a great product!

  4. Make it thicker, with a grip 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2018

    2mm thick would be my preference. I also think that molding a rough texture in the middle of the pick would make it easier to keep the corner where I need it. I put painters tape on both sides to accomplish this.

  5. The Last Pick You'll Ever Need! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2018

    I can't believe how much this has raised my tone, resonance and overall playing. It has helped me create a firm percussiveness, amplified volume and a clear, sustained ring when needed. Sturdy and versatile, it's an essential tool, and when engraved it's something to cherish.

  6. Bluechips are the best! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    These made me better immediately. Much less pick noise and just the right bevel so it glides across the string. Overall size is bigger making it easier to grip. Been using them for a couple of years now.

  7. Love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    Don’t want to play with anything else!

  8. Great pick. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    I was prepared to be disappointed but that didn't happen. As a flat picker, it's the best pick I've ever used. I just hope I don't lose it. I keep it in a case in my guitar case. Just in case.....

  9. Expensive but Very Good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    I currently use this pick on mandolin and it is by far the best one I've used. It delivers the best tone I've gotten out of my mandolin. It gives a great sweet sound when playing soft and can deliver volume with little pick noise when playing loud. It also has a great grip and shape. The bevel allows for fast tremolo and lots of fast picking. Overall this pick is expensive but it does far more than many other picks I've tried.

  10. best ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Jan 2018

    they don't slip. Great projection. LOVE THIS PIC!!!

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