The TD is a standard teardrop shape pick with two rounded corners and one sharper playing corner. This is a TD in a 40/1000 of an inch(1.00mm) thickness. All of our picks a 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.
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Posted by Drew Tousley on 7th Dec 2015
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS PICK. BEAUTIFUL TONE AND PLAYABILITY, AND IT ADHERES TO MY FINGERS AS IF BY MAGIC. I'VE TRIED THE 50 & 60 TOO---ALL VERY NICE---THIS HAVING PERHAPS A LITTLE MORE PRESENCE OVERALL. AWESOME! CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THE 45 VERSION.
Posted by John S. on 19th Oct 2015
This is a great pick. Might be the best I have ever used. HOwever I am not an advanced enough player to tell whether it can really increase my flatpicking speed because my technique is just not good enough to get up to those speeds. The pick does have great tone and is very comfortable between my thumb and pointer finger. It also seems easier to hold onto as I seem to drop it less often. The price is a bit much though.
Posted by Mark Thompson on 7th Oct 2015
I love BluecChip picks but the TD-40 series is just a little bit too thin for my purposes.
I prefer the TD-45 that was specially made or a TD 50. I believe the latter delivers all
the great tone my '51 D-28 or '06 Bourgeois D-150 is capable of. Isn't that what we all
Posted by B. B. Wolfe on 5th Oct 2015
Have played many different brands of picks and have never been completely satisfied, that is, until now. The TD 40 is the only pick I have played that feels like it is an extension of myself. It is strong enough to use for flat picking and flexible enough to produce a good rhythm. Looking forward to many years of playing with this pick, that is, if I don't lose it first.
Posted by DG on 16th Sep 2015
As many have said, the sound is superior. I haven't played a tortoise shell pick, but most likely I've played every other material. The tone is as solid as a pick twice it's thickness and half of it's control.
And I agree with everyone who's described the feel as organic. It warms quickly and somehow feels as if it's conformed to my grip.
I couldn't ask for more.
Posted by Lou on 4th Sep 2015
Buying something that is orders of magnitude more expensive than the average product price does require some serious rationale. The first barrier is making the investment at all and on this point the answer is pretty straight forward; the time, money and commitment to music and the enjoyment of the engagement more than justify the expense. The second question is one of value and performance and in that regard Blue Chip has absolutely succeeded. I purchased the TD 35 and 40 and both have exceeded my expectations. They glide over the strings, are very easy to grip and control and appear to be very durable. Even more importantly, they make your guitar sing while improving your accuracy. Pretty astounding for such a small part of the musical formula, but totally in keeping with the concept of instrumentation from bone nuts to solid woods. I recommend you spring for a Blue Chip and give one a try. I am sure you will find that it a good investment.
Posted by Steve Osborn on 1st Sep 2015
These are great picks. I held off buying one for years, but I finally decided a nice dreadnought guitar should have a good pick to go with it. I like a crisp, ringing sound, but not metallic sounding; woody and warm. I'd been using polycarbonate picks but after getting the TD 50 and 40, I've put my other picks away. I think I like the 40 a little better for the sound I want. It's just a bit brighter than the 50, but a solid, firm pick just the same. It does not move in my fingers even when playing hard. I think the 40 might just be the best all around pick thickness. Minimal pick noise on strings. These Blue Chip picks seem to do it all.
Posted by Sean Rezel on 25th Aug 2015
When it first arrived I tested with my usual picks like the Dunlop Tortex fin. There is a huge difference in sound. Not small. Huge. The way it clips the strings doesn't come across as harsh and immediately some of my band members recognize the difference in tone. Incredible pick. After getting really good gear, don't sting on the pick. It is also extremely comfortable to hold and grips really well.
Posted by Calib Smith on 18th Aug 2015
Hey Matt you guys just keep making amazing picks!!! I've been an exclusive blue chip user since 2011 and I've never been disappointed as a matter of fact my whole band uses them now! We would love to put your guy's name and emblem on our upcoming CD and promote you guys when we are out playing!! Thanks for continuous quality craftsmanship and great customer service!
Posted by Brian on 16th Aug 2015
I was already using TP-1R for acoustic and loving it, so I decided to pick up a TD-style pick to try out on electric. I had used a light to medium pick for electric, and decided to go with the TD 40, figuring I would still use it for acoustic if I didn't like it for electric.
I got it yesterday and used it for a gig this evening. The shape is really nice, with a slightly slimmer point than my normal pick. Despite being a good deal thicker than what I normally use, the thickness was not a problem. And, of course, it had the same great grip that I love for acoustic. I was never worried about the pick flying out of my hand or shifting into an unwanted position.
Tonally, the result on electric is much the same I experience on acoustic. The attack is warm and musical and the dynamics are very easy to control. Love it! Also, whereas I can run through my normal picks at a rate of one or even two per hour set, the TD-40 still looks and feels brand new even after a couple of hours of practice and frenetic bit of playing. I may order a TD-35 and get a bit closer to my usual gauge, but if for some reason the TD-40 became the only pick I could use for the rest of my days, I wouldn't bat an eye.
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