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This is the TAD pick in 40/1000 of an inch(1.0mm) thickness. It is shaped identically to the TP, but is slightly larger. All BlueChip Picks are professionally machined, laser engraved, and hand beveled.


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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  1. best pick I have ever used 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Feb 2018

    I recently purchased a TAD 40 and I am extremely pleased. Virtually no pick noise, good clear tone, and it slides very smoothly over the strings, making it easier to play faster leads. I own several other " premium " picks in both triangle and teardrop shapes, and the Bluechip picks are head and shoulders better playing and sounding picks.

  2. Perfect pick? 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jan 2018

    I started using Blue Chips a couple years ago. Now I have four of them. The search, though, never ends. Picks are the poor man's nirvana and search I will continue, but Blue Chips sets the bar incredibly high.

  3. Good control and longevity 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    I have been using using TP40 andTAD40's for MANY years with excellent tonal and playing control and negligible wear. They are the best picks I have ever found for Mandolin, Cittern etc.. All my student now use these also, just by comparing how their instrument sound with these pick versus any other types they have tried.

    One improvement I would highly recommend is to have a permanent 1/4 diameter White dot inscribed at the center of both sides. If you have ever dropped a $35 dollar pick on dirt or on stage or a dancefloor, and tried to find it, then having a high contrast reflective large dot is essential to finding it.

  4. love it. wish i had found earlier 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    Super nice pick. Feels good in my hand. Wish 8 had found them sooner

  5. Great Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    The TAD - 40 works great on mandolin and guitar. I tend to use this on guitar. I just love these picks!!

  6. Excellent Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2017

    I bought this pick along with a TAD 50 for my mandolin. Both are outstanding, but I prefer the tone of the 50 for the mandolin, I am keeping the 40 as a backup and to try out on my guitar (Martin M36).

  7. Best Flat pick in the World-- 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Mar 2017

    I have found this TD40 the very best pick in the industry ,it won't wear out it won't slip in you fingers, the clarity is that of a Tortoise shell pick and they are Legal. They are so amazing they even have the ability of growing legs and walking away----(

  8. Best pick ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2017

    although they are expensive they are the best you can get---.

  9. Worth the price! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2017

    It feels right in your hand and the way it "releases" from the strings has to be experienced to be understood. I've got dozens of picks and there's nothing like these BlueChips. It's this simple - a great guitar deserves a great pick.

  10. perfect for my style 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2016

    Having used a CT55 for about 2 years now I felt I wanted something a bit lighter with some small give. The TAD 40 suited me perfectly. It probably lacks a little of the volume of the CT55 but easily has the same tone and feel. Having tried 3 other popular branded plecks I'd safely say I'll never use another pick on my mandolin.

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