This pick was custom designed and created for Kenny Smith. It is the exact style that he is currently using. The Kenny Smith signature picks are very similar to a TPR, but slightly smaller. This is the 40/1000 of an inch(1.0mm) which is the thickness of Kenny's personal BlueChip Pick.
Kenny Smith pick with a quarter on top. Note the size. This is a small pick.
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.
Posted by "Rooster" Rick -The Homegrown String Band on 21st Jun 2015
I bought this pick for my wife, so she wouldn't seal mine! I have four Blue Chip picks of my own. Three of them are Kenny Smith models, two KS50s and a KS40. The 40 is a little brighter than the 50s which is better for close stage miking. I love my Blue Chips, good tone, low string noise, and good grip. The only bad thing about them is that I feel uncomfortable using anything else.
Posted by David Brack on 17th Mar 2015
I gave the pick 4 stars just because it was not for me. The pick has all the features you would expect like the classic Blue Chip tone and feel. This pick was just too small for me.
If take a standard pick (> and just play the rounded corner that should give you a feel for this pick. The rounded tip is just a bit more rounded than a TPR.
Like I said if you play the corners on a standard pick now, You will love this pick.
Posted by Jim Vanover on 26th Jan 2015
I recently purchased my second Blue Chip pick and I could be more happy with it. It has great tone on my new Martin D-18 and my 1994 Martin Custom 15. It does not wear like other picks including tortoise shell and I never lose my grip. Sure they cost more but why play a high dollar guitar with a 25 cent pick?
Posted by Gary on 21st Oct 2014
I have ordered 2 of these in between tpr and a KS pick,I also get the thickness of a 35 instead of a 40.
I 've been playing a long time and have found that this combo is the best I have ever used.
It is great for medium sized hands especially!!
It also works great for guitar although I commonly use a regular teardrop 35 blue chip turned to the side.
Posted by Richard Pawlot on 27th Jan 2014
Great pick's and great service!! After the BC 50 I purchased the Kenny Smith 40, well.. can't say i pick like Kenny bud the pick's are all right.They sound sweet!
Greetings from the lowlands:Richard Pawlot
Posted by Dr. Tom Williamson on 16th Dec 2013
I was turned on to this pick by Kenny Smith himself. I've been using larger BC picks (TAD 1R 40s and 50s) up to now. I thought getting used to a much smaller pick would be more of a challenge but it was easy. I really like the sound this pick imparts to the treble strings in particular. It gives them a punchiness and sweet sounding top end ring. And I find they are better for speed picking. The points are rounded just right. I was using the rounded points of TAD 1R 40s and 50s but they would occasionally get hung up on the string/s during speedy passages. This doesn't occur with the KS picks. They also sound great for strumming. Both the KS-35 and KS-40 are my new favorite picks now. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Dec 2013
I play a lot, guitar and mandolin. Andabe this is probable the most comfortable pick that don't sound right comfortable extension of my hand when I am playing.
I own three bluechip picks different styles and shapes I don't go to play anywhere with out them.
Posted by Mark Kramer on 9th Jul 2012
I always thought "Kenny Smith, that boy sure can pick!". Little did I know, all I needed was a Kenny Smith signature pick like his. First thing that happened after opening the package is Studebaker came streaming out of the pick as though I was channeling Kenny in my room. Now I don't have to practice. Sweet!