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 60/1000 of an inch(1.5mm).
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 Drew Egerton on 12th Jul 2016
This is my 5th BC pick I think so I won't go into the materials or value, etc. The shape of this pick I never expected to like. I had seen it on this site many times and passed over it due to the small size and lack of a point. However, after a glowing review on Mandolin Cafe from some members, I decided to check it out. It took a few hours of playing to really get used to it, and I'm still not QUITE as comfortable with it as the larger sizes, but I do love it. It gives a little bit smoother more mellow sound than the pointed picks and both mandolin but especially on guitar. It gives a lot of that "Kenny Smith" sound, though you'll never be just like Kenny of course. I am starting to prefer it over the TAD 1Rs and 3Rs and CT55 that I had before.
Posted by Bill Johnson on 6th Jul 2016
I have tried many different picks and just did not get the feel or sound from my Ellis F5 that I was after. This includes many Blue Chip picks, even the Doyle Lawson 45. This Kenny Smith 60 is my go to pick now!
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jun 2016
I have big hands and long fingers so you might expect I'd use a large pick and indeed that used to be true, but when I tried one of these little picks that changed. This thing fits perfectly in my fingers and stays put better than the larger picks I used to use (including larger Blue Chips.) With a larger pick I have to constantly pay attention to having just the right amount of pick sticking out of my fingers, but with this one it's automatically in the ideal position. The corners are just the right roundness. This is pretty close to the perfect pick!
Posted by Lee Callicutt on 11th Dec 2015
I like a lot of different picks, for a lot of different reasons, but this is THE pick that I've been trying to fashion on my own by reshaping various and sundry Acetal, Delrin, etc. picks into the compact, three rounded shoulder, equilateral triangle picks of my dreams.
This is what I would call a neutral pick, bringing out the sound and voice of the fingers, strings, wood and the instrument itself rather than the noise of the pick, and with all the punch, clarity and articulation I could ever hope for to boot.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Nov 2014
I use fingers a lot and nylon strings a lot and wanted to a pick that could have a similar tone to a that when you use a rest stroke on a nylon string and this is it. I also wanted one pick that would suit all guitars...nylon, acoustic and electric. This is also it.
Posted by Klampfenheini on 2nd Aug 2013
For all guitarists , who are looking for the perfect "Jazz I" , this is it.
Or , if you do not like the tip of the jazz picks , but want the control of a small pick - try this.
Posted by Johnnie Öhlin on 11th Jul 2012
The KS60 is small pick but it fits my small hand perfectly.
It´s a very (VERY) stiff pick with a nice radius that suits me perfectly.
KS60 brings out an amazing tone in my vintage artist guitar (SCGC). I can work the KS60 with diffret angeling, positioning and shape my tone with ease.
Sounds good both up and down the neck.
It´s like the pick were oiled or greased...
There is no friction and yet it stays in my hand.
Ordering was easy on the bluechip website and delivery was fast to me here in Sweden E.U. just about a week.
Posted by Steven Block on 30th Aug 2010
I am absolutely delighted with this pick. My hands are on the small size, and I often had problems associated with the following: (1) the pick rotating in my grip, (2) producing a fast tremolo, or (3) getting a clear, consistent tone on the lower strings. All three of these problems turned out to be caused by having too much of the pick exposed beyond my fingertips and thumb, when held in the standard power grip. Switching to a slightly smaller pick (i.e., about the size of a nickel coin, not a quarter) solved all these issues at once, by allowing me to 'choke up' on the pick ever so slightly, yet still maintain it under the first joint of my index finger. The Kenny Smith pick has nearly the same corner radius and bevel as its larger BlueChip cousins, such as the TPR, and its tone sounds much like these on the mandolin, for example. But it's the perfect pick if you happen to have smaller hands. I am indebted to BlueChip for solving all my pick problems at a stroke!