This is the TAD pick in 60/1000 of an inch(1.5mm) thickness. It is shaped identically to the TP, but is slightly larger. All BlueChip Picks are professionally machined, laser engraved, and hand beveled.
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Posted by Unknown on 16th Jun 2015
Its funny but i cant (prefer not to)
Play with any other pick
Tad 60 no bevel....
Posted by Samuel on 8th Jun 2015
This is the second Blue Chip pick that I have bought. They bring out a tone in my guitar and mandolin that cannot be achieved with any other pick. They are wonderful and are the only picks that I will buy.
Posted by Unknown on 18th May 2015
Great pick! Love how it sticks in between my fingers even when they get sweaty. Sound us great as well. Even though I gave it a 5 star rating it's a little thick for me. But that was my own fault for getting the TAD60. Now I'm using the TAD40 which is perfect for me.
Posted by ruud-haus-quay on 7th May 2015
I purchased the pick out of curiosity, because I am kind of a freak about the influence of picks on one's tone. On initial inspection and feel, the pick did not seem like anything special. Once I started to use it, the proverbial proof was firmly identifiable in the pudding. The pick plays like a dream. The pick does not feel "sticky" or "tacky" to the touch, but it does seem to offer a superb "grip", for lack of a better word. A superior pick in all regards. I suspect it will wear very well, so just don't lose it and it will be well worth the investment.
Posted by Jordan Garrett on 1st May 2015
I'd adapted a long time ago to liking pointed style picks like Jazz III's and its variations. Then a mandolin picker gave me a celluloid rounded triangle type which I made into something similar to a TAD style with no bevel. Shortly after Being that my fathers side of my family is from Palau I used to have pretty good access to alot of tortoise shell amenities that I crafted into picks, until they were gone. So after waiting on Red Bear's for countless months I got them and found they had similar feel and tone to tortoise but were like tortoise, hard to replace, and not very durable. I ordered my first blue chip pick a TD I believe and got it in 2 days shipped to Illinois. Speaking of Blue Chip's durability I had never used a speed bevel so I worked...HARD with an iron file to shape away enough to make it a standard point bevel because thats what I was used to. One day I tried the speed bevel after getting use to the size for so long and I noticed my speed stayed up but I wasn't missing notes and carried alot more power to the string. I of course after one year lost the 2 I had and looked for other replaceable options. A local vintage acoustic instrument shop carried wegens and I got by with those pretty well. Then I decided I had to try the bluechips again and got a TAD(perfect size). I love the perfect bevel they give you. In short I guess its on the same level as tortoise shell, but its different and in my opinion better. For me its the perfect extension and connection to my strings that I can be the least concious of and focus on playing not on working the pick to get what I need. The sound frequency, tonal character, and volume are features I cannot match when using anything else. And I swear if you can get into the habit of putting it away in the same place you will always have it. In this case 3 corners worth and strings will not put a dent in it. If you can manage to not lose it, it will most likely feel the exact same for as long as you have it. And yeah like a previous review said, the bands I play with notice the difference. They are the only pick that I love this dearly and they make them all year round and are always in stock. I've already said too much . Find your shape and Spend the money just to try it. Flatpickers dream forsure. I've developed a frightening attachment to them. So has my Martin.
Posted by Silly Moustache on 20th Apr 2015
Each of my dreads have a TAD40 and TAD50 in the pick box. TAD40s for solo work, TAD50s for bluegrass, and combo work.
I felt that I needed something a "tad" more for my D12-20 and so bought a TAD60. Certainly brings out middle and treble a little more.
It also works quite well on my shortscale Santa Cruz "RS".
Posted by Unknown on 16th Apr 2015
I have to admit that I was completely stunned by two things. 1. The reduction in pick noise. 2. How fluidly the pick seemed to move through the strings.
Posted by Ron Gehrke on 25th Mar 2015
When I first heard about BlueChip picks, I said I would never spend that much money on a pick. Then I started reading reviews and watching YouTube videos and I became sold.
The difference in tone is incredible. Everyone that I play with has commented about it. If I lost this pick, I would buy a replacement or two immediately.
Posted by Travis Nesbit on 9th Jan 2015
The first time I played with the pick, I thought I had made a mistake. The pick felt too slick and I just wasn't getting the clarity out of my playing. I didn't think the pick was punching throught the notes while flatpicking and strumming felt a bit dull. I kept with it and then, things changed.
Having never used a pick with a speed bevel, I had to tweak my angle of attack. Not so much that it felt strange playing thankfully. Once I got that, the pick really showed what it can do. Licks are clean and fast. Strumming is full of sound. Thickness is spot on for me. Size is good and matches the picks I've used in the past but I may try a slightly smaller model for flatpicking.
Admittedly, if I were to rewrite this review in another month, I might rate 5 stars. It's close right now but not quite there. As I said, I'm liking this more and more. It's the first pick I grab now and it's the one that gets the most play. All in all, great product and worth it.
Posted by Sam G. on 13th Nov 2014
This pick is by far the best pick I have ever used. The response is great and the tone it produces is unbelievable. Needless to say, I won't be using any other pick than my Blue Chip. You can't go wrong with 'em.
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