The TP-1R is our classic triangular pick in a 40/1000 of an inch thickness with 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 Walter on 2nd Apr 2015
I love this pick however it is a little thin but works great for fast guitar playing. I also have a TP-1R in 50 which is just great. Best pick I've ever owned.
Posted by Jeff from Pa. on 26th Aug 2014
Very nice pick, glides across the strings effortlessly which is great for tremolos on the mandolin. Does not slip from the fingers either. In my opinion it has increased my picking speed as well. Best pick I've ever used, just don't loose it.
Posted by Bluegrass Granny on 14th Aug 2014
I love this pick! It has a slightly different sound than my tortoise pick, but just as fine--if anything, this one may have a bit less pick noise on the lower strings (as in none). Both are too new to compare wear. It's well worth the price--and the extra care to be sure I don't lose it.
Posted by Joe Beckett on 28th Jan 2014
Believe it or not this pick was recommende by another quality pick makerbecause his pick was not holding up! it compares favorably to my tortoise shell.
Posted by Phil on 3rd Jan 2014
Since I first tried a Blue Chip pick, they've been my "go to" pick. The tone they produce is comparable to tortoise shell and superior to all of the plastic picks that I've tried. They are consistent in gauge, easy to hold (non-slip), extremely durable, and just "glide" over the strings. I use the 40's on light gauge strings and 50's on medium gauge strings. I like the versatility of having one rounded corner so I buy the TP-1R versions. Blue chips are the best I've found so far so I've got one in each of my guitar cases.
Posted by Johnny from Texas on 25th Mar 2013
I have been playing a Blue Chip pick now for several years. I bought my second one last week...not because I needed to replace my original Blue Chip, which has absolutely no wear on it, but because I play a couple of different guitars and wanted a Blue Chip with each one! Absolutely the best picks I have ever used!
Posted by Jason in Barrie on 11th Dec 2012
I have been looking for a pick that allowed me to go from my guitar to a mandolin in a jam and this one delivers. This pick has very warm but clear sound and it slides off the strings like no other pick I have played.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Oct 2012
The efficiency of the 1R is great: both a rounded corner and two oiinted corners. In the 40mm thickness it's a bit thin for my taste for general mandolin use, but for specific situations and songs, it provides a perfect 'mostly-strings' tone....plus all the playability for which BC is known.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Oct 2012
A little thin for general mandolin use, but for specific songs and situations it provides the perfect light tone of 'mostly string'. Typical Blue Chip qualities and the cost efficiency of a rounded corner plus normal pointed corners.