This is the TAD-1R pick in 50/1000th of an inch(1.25mm) thickness. It is identical to the TAD, but HAS ONE ROUNDED CORNER. All of our picks are professionally machined, hand beveled, and laser etched.
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 Teresa Randolph on 25th Aug 2014
Last year, when I looked at the price of the Blue Chip picks, I thought "Whow! That's a lot of moola for a pick." So I waited to see if I was responsible enough to hold onto a single pick for a full 12 months. Only then, after playing the same Wegen for a year, did I dare try the Blue Chips. Oh my! what a difference! The sound is clear and perfect. The difference is mind blowing, especially on my D-28. The pick is perfectly balanced in my hand and I love being able to switch from the pointed to the round ends, depending on what I'm playing.
Posted by Eric on 11th Jul 2014
Ok, I am in the Navy. About 2 weeks before I was scheduled to fly home with my guitar I decided I order a TAD-1R 50 to have waiting on me when I got home. I could hardly contain my excitement to see for myself what the fuss was all about. When I got home, I discovered that the airline lost my Martin D-35. Boo! It took about 8 more days, but thank goodness I got her back. At first, before my acoustic hot here, I didn't understand what the fuss was about- the pick didn't seem all that different and trying it on my Strat was cool, but not as great as I expected. Anyway, when my Martin arrived, I became convinced. I love my D-35, but man, with the Blue Chip it's just better at everything. The sound is better and I honestly didn't think that was possible. The tone is somehow louder and clearer- piano like. I can't get enough. My fingers are killing me because I can't stop playing. I am inspired like never before. Thank you for an amazing product!!
Posted by Mike on 7th Apr 2014
The TAD-50 1R is a great pick. I have the TAD-80 1R as well. All of the rerviews praising these picks are absolutly true. Great tone, easy to grip, great speed etc. I play a lot of fiddle tunes and mostly use the rounded point. I like the 1R because the 2 sharp points make it easier for me to grip. After taking a lesson with Tim Stafford I think I am going to try the TAD-40 1R. He indicated he felt I would get a warmer tone and that that Blue Chips were still plenty stiff at that gauge.
Thank you Blue Chip for improving my playing!
Posted by Larry Collins on 24th Mar 2014
The quality of the pick is supreme, but my order got screwed up.
They did not engrave my pick.
I supplied the name of a friend to be engraved on the pick. Sadly, the invoice showed that 'Engrave=No'. Someone at BlueChip even circled it in ink, as if that were to make me feel better. Well, it didn't.
This was a birthday present. Time was urgent, so I paid a local engraver $21.00, to finish the job and get my gift to the party on time.
That stinks. When you order, be careful.
Posted by Kraig on 26th Feb 2014
It's a no brainer to buy this pick, with the 2 edges it's like having 2 picks for 1 price, I ordered a 6-piece set, every thickness from 35-60 (35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60). You have to custom order the 35-45-55. My favorite is the 45, it's my go-to pick.
Posted by James Dennis on 23rd Dec 2013
I've been using BC picks for some time now and I really like the quality of the product and the tone I get on my mandolins. They seem to pass over the strings with less noise and effort than many other materials and they simply don't wear out!
Posted by Michael Alessi on 22nd Jul 2013
I had recently purchased a TD-50 and was very disappointed with it, but I decided to give BC another try, and I'm so glad that I did. I'm nothing short of amazed with tone of this pick.It projects much better than any other pick I've ever used. I can finally be heard over a mandolin! I recommend this pick 100%.
Posted by John on 19th Jul 2013
I ordered this pick and loved the feel of it... But I found that I really had no use for the one rounded corner...
Sent it back for a TAD-50 - Easy return & I received the perfect pic for me!
Posted by Jim Kozel on 21st Feb 2013
When you can spend pennies on guitar picks, the blue chip picks must be pretty special to command the price.
The TAD 1R 50 has great feel, tone, grip, edge. I lost my first one. Bought two more, this time with my name engraved so folks know the picks belong to me.
Posted by Steve Talbot on 29th Oct 2010
I got two of these. True, they are expensive, but they are worth it! I have tortoise shells and Red Bears but I will only use these now. I'm thinking of buying one for a friend who refuses to use anything but tortoise. If he doesn't like it I'll gladly trade him.