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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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  1. Tad 60 pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Nov 2015

    Absolutely superb. I use this one than the 50 on my mandolin as seems to add a bit more bite for bluegrass. The 50 I find works better on slower tunes that require that extra tonal character. Engraving perfect and a nice touch.

  2. Its a great pick but not a great 35.00 Pick 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2015

    Its smooth and handles good, dont know yet how it wears. But its sort of like what I watched on You tube on the experts that could pick the high end guitars over the quality imports, THEY COULDN'T and were wrong more than they were right. When you buy a 3500 martin you have to rate it good. When you buy a 35.00 Pick you dont want to look foolish either. But what do I know.

  3. Love this pick. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Aug 2015

    This has become my favorite pick. It's the perfect thickness for me me. I typically prefer the speed bevel for acoustic and the rounded bevel for electric guitar, although some might find that backwards...It feels solid and durable, and you can shape them easily with some fine wet/dry paper and make them a little sharper or duller as you like, and they just never fail me. Great tone, great size, nice silky smooth action with the strings. I love them!

  4. This pick makes a difference 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Aug 2015

    After trying pick after pick (including tortoise shell) I finally broke down and ordered a Blue Chip. My mandolin just "Came to life" It increased not only my volume but also "deepened" my tone. I immediately ordered another one just incase I lost it....or someone borrowed it and forgot to give it back..LOL..... Note I play 50-60 shows a year and I will be sure to tell other musicians my "Blue Chip" story...I have already had folks ask if I got a new mandolin... You can check out my website at www.mtempleton.com
    Mark Templeton

  5. These are for real 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jul 2015

    Since I started playing bluegrass, I've learned the difference that a good pick will make. I waited over a year to try Blue Chip picks. After finally taking the plunge and using the TAD 60 for the past 2 months, I have to say it is the best pick I've ever used. There's a lot of hype surrounding these picks, I have to admit they are exceptional.

  6. im a believer....you will be too 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2015

    Its funny but i cant (prefer not to)
    Play with any other pick
    Tad 60 no bevel....
    Perfect plectrum....

  7. Awesome Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  8. Sticks to your fingers 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  9. Proof in the Pudding 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  10. Kinda the Excalibur of picks 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

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