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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. Great Picks 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2018

    I have tried them all, and this one does more for my playing and sound than any of 'em. I love them !

  2. Excellent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Mar 2018

    I really nice pick. It is the right size and feels great. I use it for guitar, mandolin, and Tenor guitar. I am very satisfied.

  3. Great overall pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Mar 2018

    The TAD-40 came recommended to me by several musicians I know and trust. They were 100% right!! Great weight, and the material used has a great feel and texture. Sounds great on the strings and doesn't slip. Will be buying others for my other stringed instruments

  4. I am a shell pick convertred soul. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

    These picks give the most balanced sound, in MHO, on all of my mandolins. I have tried many different picks made from shark bone to shell- which was my favorite for years, but this material produces the best overall balanced sound and the bevel maintainence is only slight after a years use and I play hard daily. I use the 40 on the majority of my instruments but I also use a 50 to produce a softer tonation when recording. These picks allow for clean,fast and smooth playing especially on instruments with paired strings.
    Thanks to Blue Chip for a superior instrument pick that will meet the demands of the most discriminating players.

  5. impressive picks 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Mar 2018

    I bought my first TD 40 a month or so ago. I was so impressed by the significant improvement over other picks that I have used that I bought a second one as a spare.

  6. Great Pick! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Feb 2018

    I purchased the TAD40, and have now used it on 3-4 gigs. Tone is great and its easy to hang on to. Only reason I didnt rate a 5, is because I've only had it 2-3 weeks.....want to see how it holds up over time....

  7. Johns Birthday Present 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2018

    Awesome pick! The TAD 40 fits so great in my fingers. I have a weak and sore thumb from 65 years of abuse. This pick has lots of surface area to hang on to! It doesn’t even try to slip out of my fingers even with a weak grip on my thumb! I just enjoy playing with it. Thanks so very much for an excellent product! I had my name engraved on it for my Birthday and it looks awesome! A+++++ rating and excellent service with very friendly and fast service!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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