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This is the TAD-3R pick in 40/1000th of an inch(1.0mm) thickness. It is identical to the TAD, but HAS THREE ROUNDED CORNERS. 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.

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  1. Not a bad pick 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2018

    I use a wide variety of picks on 5 different guitars, I also change it up according to the speed I'm playing. I have 4 BlueChips and I'm sure I will have a couple more in the future.I really enjoy them for faster flat picking, they really stick to your fingers and produce a quality tone. They work for me, I would like to see some coupons or discounts after purchasing 4. With all that said if you have a quality instrument you should be able pick it with a Opossums tail bone
    and get a decent sound.

  2. Excellent Consistent Quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jan 2018

    This is the best pick I have ever used, there is less vacation between this pick than the differences between different tortoise shell picks. This pick is an excellent replacement for the tortoise shell pick I have used since 1955. I needed to slightly round the points and retire the bevel, but this was easy after having worked over so many tortoise shell picks over the years. The only criticism I have is that because of the color the pick is easy to set down and lose, a brighter color or more obvious margins on the pick would be helpful, also a lighter color would help in making it easier to locate. Excellent, consistent picks, at last a replacement for tortoise shell!

  3. Over Rated 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Mar 2017

    Wanted to see what all the hype was about so I bought the Blue Chip. Played with it for a couple of weeks and went back to the pick I was using (TUSQ). The tone produced by the Blue Chip was very similar to the TUSQ but I still prefer the TUSQ. Based on the price, I was expecting a significant difference.

  4. perfect for mandolin 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Aug 2016

    I know a lot of folks like a super thick/heavy pick for mandolin. I tried a few. This size works perfect for me. I don't lose any speed when picking and it's easy for tremolo and rhythm. The projection from my June F5 is still great. Don't lose a thing.

  5. Just Get Some 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Aug 2016

    Quite simply these are the best picks I've found, and I think I've tried them all. The 40 is perfect for mandolin and the 50 for guitar. And the wooden box is a no-brainer. Simply awesome products.

  6. Love these picks! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Mar 2016

    I started using BlueChip picks about a year ago and I'm hooked. They are my all time favorites. I use them every day and they still look brand new, not like other picks that I have to replace after a month or two. There are no signs of wear at all. I really like the feel, the way they glide over the strings. At the moment I have three TAD's, a 40, a 50 and a 60, as well as a CT 55 and a thumb pick. When I needed the thumb pick modified to better suit my playing the folks at BlueChip were happy to help. You can't beat that for service. I am definitely a satisfied customer. Thanks!!

  7. Sound like a Pro! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2016

    The size of this pick for playing mandolin is great! I find the rounded corners with the speed bevel to be just what I needed for all the great songs I am trying to master. When I received the pick in the mail I immediately took it out and began playing my mandolin. To my surprise my wife said - You sure are sounding great tonight. Are you doing anything different? I told her it is my new pick. She told me everything sounds so much purer. I thought that was great coming from my number one critic and fan!

  8. Found THE Pick! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2016

    I've experimented over the years with different picks, but this has become my favorite. I've always liked brighter, thinner picks (ultem...) for acoustic guitar, and didn't initially connect with the more muted blue chip tone. But this TAD40-3R has a fullness and substance to it that has made it my go to pick. I get plenty of edge as well. My ear doesn't miss the brightness and it has improved the speed and fluency of my technique. To me the TAD40-3R has more presence than the more pointed styles. And it just flies on the strings. www.michaellondon.net

  9. my TAD 40 3r 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Oct 2015

    very good product, i guess i have found the right pick

  10. Plesant supprise 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2015

    I bought 2 picks, a 40 and a 50, not knowing the difference. I played the 40 first and found it more than good nice and bright, just one of those things when you pick up something good it just let's you do it better. I have been trying picks hand over fist for the past 4 years and at last I have found "The Pick" for me. I then played the 50 and found it muted compared to the 40, it is heavier but not the pick for me. Thanx for the pick, If I ever need another one it just means that this one has been nicked!

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