The Jazz pick is very similar in size and shape to the Dunlop Jazz 3 pick. This is a Jazz in a 50/1000 of an inch(1.25mm) thickness. All of our picks a professionally machined, hand beveled, and laser etched. This pick has a universal rounded bevel.
Quarters, Nickels and Dimes, if included in the pictures, are for size reference only. They are not etched on the picks or included with the sale. To use this reference, please place a coin on your current non-Bluechip pick and then compare to the pictures of our picks with coins on top of them. This will help you choose the pick that is closest to your current favorite size and shape.
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Posted by Robert H. on 16th Jun 2016
I had injured my fretting hand awhile back, so took that "opportunity" to audition a great many picks. I've always preferred a small pick with a fairly pointed tip, plus I use a hybrid, pick and fingernails technique, so I wanted a pick that somewhat matched the sound of my fingernails. The Jazz 50 is the only pick I've found that gives me all three aspects I have been looking for: it is surprisingly easy to hold on to, it is a good match to the fingernails on my other 3 fingers, and it simply produces the best tone I've heard from any pick on both my electrics and acoustics. So far they seem amazingly durable, so the price is not a concern, though I certainly hope I don't lose any!
Posted by Tom Karol on 1st Jan 2016
I've been using Jazz 60's on my archtop (strung with roundwound 12's) for almost 4 years now (with little or no signs of wear by the way). On my semi-hollow (roundwound 11's), however, they sounded a bit too dark. So, I put the Jazz 50 on my XMas list this year, and a good friend came through. This one's perfect for this guitar: Same great feel, but a brighter attack. Amazing - guess I'll have to get a couple more!
Posted by Tony Kukulich on 6th Nov 2015
I've been a fan of the Dunlop Jazz IIIs for a while, but felt like they had a little too much flex in them. I tried the Dunlop 205, and while I liked that too, it felt like too much pick. After accepting that I was going to spend $35 on a single pick, I ordered a Jazz 50.
For me, it's perfect. It's stiff and delivers energy to the string without flexing. But it's very comfortable in my hand. It glides effortlessly across the strings, so playing 16th note funk rhythm is not a problem. It's the first pick I've used that I don't think about when I'm playing. It's just there doing its job. I ended up buying a second so that one is always in the gig bag and one is always on the rehearsal stand.
Posted by Pete Hynum on 19th Oct 2015
I have been using this particular type of Blue Chip for about 5 years I think. Is that possible. This is the best I have found for tone, attack, qnd release. Just an overall great pick. Nothing else to even comes close. I have given away about 5 so far and then have to order a new one but I always make sure I have one in reserve so I do not have to go without while waiting. Thanks for a great pick.
L. P. Hynum
Posted by Forrest Halford on 5th Mar 2015
I have been using the Eric Johnson version of the Dunlop Jazz 3 pick
It is said that these Dunlop picks are 1.38 mm thick
I measure them as 1.32mm with my Starrett micrometer
I first chose the BC Jazz 60 (1.52mm) then the Jazz 50 (1.27mm) and then the Jazz 40 (1.02mm)
I was told by the BC folks that the material used in the BC picks was about the same "stiffness" as the material used in the Dunlop "Jazz 3 pick
I have found this not to be true
I find that the BC Jazz 40 (1.02mm) is about as stiff as the Dunlop
So, there is about a 35% difference with the BC material being stiffer than the nylon used in the Dunlop pick
Now, for the specifics of the pick
It is very slightly smaller on the upper wide part of the pick than the Dunlop Jazz 3
This is fine, and is nearly imperceptible to me
The material is close to magic
Somehow the coefficient of friction on steel strings is VERY low allowing for smoother playing AND simultaneously is VERY firm in ones grasp with slight pressure and is MUCH easier to hold onto that the Dunlop pick
It is not rougher in texture, indeed it is quite smooth, so this increased holding power, or apparent friction between the fingers and pick with slight pressure is very impressive
I really like these picks
The tone on the BC Jazz 60 was quite a bit darker with hum-bucking pickups than the Dunlop Jazz 3
I also noticed that it (BC Jazz 60) was significantly stiffer than the EC pick--offering literally no flex with reasonable force
This is why I kept trying the progressively lighter BC Jazz picks and saw the the BC Jazz 40s offer about the same stiffness as the Dunlop Eric Johnson pick
Most importantly the tone is significantly brighter (than the BC Jazz 60) with this thickness (Jazz 40) as it has, like the Dunlop EJ pick, a slight flex to it
I would like to trade my Jazz 60 and 50 for two more Jazz 40's
We'll see what they say, as it has been more than a month since I started this process
I very much recommend these picks for electric blues/rock guitar playing and I am sure that I will continue to use them
Posted by bobbyp on 24th Dec 2014
I used to be a fingerstyle/classical acoustic player. I didn't take the electric as seriously (though I played a lot). It was more like my playground and I never thought about the pick. Just used a standard size medium gauge whatever was handy.
My wrist gave out on the technique I use for solo stuff...so I focused entirely on electric. It quickly became apparent that the pick is a serious part of a player's sound. I learned how to use a thick pick and started looking around. There are some great ones available, and I was pleasantly surprised when I found the Dunlop black Jazz III 1.38mm. Easy to get and inexpensive. Love it.
Then I read about the Blue Chips. Seemed pretty expensive, but if they lasted as long as they say and are hard to drop (I don't lose picks, anyway), I figured I'd give it a go.
I chose the Jazz50 because of it's similarity to the Jazz III. I love that size and feel, and really wanted to keep the technique together on it.
It's great. Pure and simple. Smoother than the Jazz III, but if you want a little more bite, you can change the angle. It really does have an easier glide to it and requires a little bit of practice to get it right. I've been using it for a couple of months and couldn't be happier. I forget that it's there. Natural extension. Man...what more could you ask for?
Like the Jazz III, the Jazz50 is great with all my guitars. Strat, LP, and G&L ASAT Classic. Martin OM-21 acoustic, too (though I'm using the STP50 for that). It's a sweet all around pick for all styles from country ballads to metal.
One of the the things I love about it is that it doesn't have that *chirp* on the attack that I get with a lot of other picks as you turn up the volume (especially when you're using overdrive or distortion). I was very, very happy about that.
I don't go for hype. I was fully aware of the 30 day return/exchange policy and more than ready to use it if need be. Let's just say that I ended up buying a backup for both the Jazz50 and STP50.
Posted by Justin M on 12th Sep 2014
I originally ordered the Jazz40 from this site and loved it but it just wasn't quite thick enough for me. So I ordered the Jazz50 and it was perfect. I'm a jazz student in college so I'm always playing either at school, giving lessons or practicing/jamming and this pick plays like new every time. It has the feel of a comfortable worn in pick with a sharp point, allowing for those fast, crisp and clear runs. Even playing chord solos sounds great with this thing, where most other picks have the "clicking" sound of plastic. It glides off of the strings and despite having sweaty hands it stays firmly between my fingers. I recommend getting the pouch that Blue Chip sells for $4 so you can keep it on your keychain or if it's in your case it will be kept from jangling around with the other stuff (not that it will wear down to begin with). You have to buy this pick, especially if you already like picks like the Jazz 3s, this blows them out of the water.
Posted by Barry Chabala on 19th Jul 2013
Ive been using a CT55 for acoustic guitar for some time now and Jazz III's and other hand made versions for electric. While i love the size and shape of the tradition Jazz, the soft material left a lot to be desired for me tonely and for feel off the strings. The Jazz 50 is pretty perfect! Feels great on the fingers - no need for bumps or holes to help you grip, the tip is nicely shaped for articulate playing and a fat tone, but will also give you a nice cutting tone if you dig in. AND it comes with my initials on it... what's not to love? :) Great Pick!
Posted by C.T. on 13th Jun 2013
I don't think I can add much more to what everyone else says... It just may be the perfect pick! It is paradoxically very grippy in your hand, but slides very smoothly across the strings. It produces a balanced tone that is not too bright and not too dark. If you like Jazz IIIs but want something with an even better feel and a clearer sound that won't wear down in a short period of time, this is the pick!
Posted by Justin on 5th Apr 2013
After using a TD45 on my acoustic for over a year, I decided to purchase a Jazz 50 to replace the famous Dunlop Jazz IIIs that I have used on electric guitar for the better part of a decade.
This pick is more than I thought it could be, and I had already known how great BlueChip picks are. The cut is extremely precise with no imperfections. The tip is sharp enough for speed yet not too sharp to over-accentuate the upper harmonics. The 50 gauge is very similar to the Jazz III size and I could not be happier.
Paired with the pick box, this pick will save money in the long run as you don't have to buy countless other picks that break down far too quickly. A great purchase!!
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