This is the TAD-3R pick in 60/1000th of an inch(1.5mm) 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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Posted by Dave on 29th May 2016
I had been looking for the right pick for me for many years until 6 years ago when I purchased my first BlueChip pick! It was a TAD60 and I loved it! I practiced and played live with that same pick for all 6 years. I recently decided to purchase a new pick but ONLY to have as a backup in case I lost the one I already have...
My new pick is the TAD60-3R which I find to be even better! The slightly larger radius on the points works very well with my mandolin- it produces the perfect warmth and glides over the strings incredibly freely. And the gloss finish makes for ample grip! Fantastic pick!
Posted by david on 28th Apr 2016
Hands down best nandolin pick on the market...no other pick re acts as well as these blu chip picks...i wouldnt use any other pick
Posted by Unknown on 1st Mar 2016
I just received what I thought was the closest size to the pick I have been used to and it just seemed a bit too large. So . . . let's just re-size it. Bring out the dremel tool and several grades of sandpaper. The stone on the dremel doesn't even make a mark. Order the size and shape you need. It won't move. You're not going to massage it to your liking. If you don't lose it, and your name's not Thile, it won't wear out.
Posted by Lee Rider on 21st Aug 2015
I have been using the Golden Gate picks for many years and never could imagine spending $35 for a flatpick, but I started playing with a band that required more precise picking so I finally broke down and bought one. Difference is like night and day. My picking has improved exponentially. Thanks
Posted by Marc on 11th Aug 2015
The TAD-60R is built to the same precision as the other products I have from bluechip. Expectations met! The shape doesn't quite fit my fingers as well as the TD-60 I've been using. So I'm a little disappointed, but it's as fast and as level at tone production as one should expect.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Jul 2015
Like many others I was very hesitant to spend so much on a pick, but decided to take the plunge after reading so many good reviews. I have to admit I wasn't blown away with the first strum, but it quickly grew on me and after pickin' for a bit it REALLY grew on me. AWESOME!
I recently read a post on mandolin café: "Blue chip pick - lose it and see how it affects you." Couldn't be more spot on! Tried my Wegen pick after a few days of using only the Blue Chip . . . needless to say I'm hooked on Blue Chip and can't imagine using another pick (don't get me wrong, Wegans are great, but . . . ). As for price, yes they're expensive . . . but what's $35 after spending over $5k for a high end Collings dread (or even under $1k for that matter).
My advice: try one out, if you happen not to like it or don't think it's worth the price, Blue Chip will take it back with 30 days for a full refund. Really can't go wrong!
Posted by Phil Dalton on 27th Jan 2015
I have been playing for over 50 years. I have used every pick known to man plus more than my share of cut up credit cards. This pick has 3 things I love: 1. Tone - it has a built in EQ that is perfect for my HD28. It produces pure tone with great volume without the clicking sound of many picks. 2. It slides through strings like butter! No matter how I attack the strings this thing goes through with perfectly smooth consistency. 3. I can hold on to this pick no matter how I play. I have not lost it yet - but I will purchase a couple of back ups as picks have the tendency to play hide and seek with me.
Posted by SMS from Ithaca, NY on 3rd Oct 2014
I play mandocello. I love this pick. It is the right shape and size for semi aggressive picking. It handles tremolo on the mandocello like a dream. It doesn't catch on the string or wear out like cheaper picks will do. I just purchased my back up pick. I'm such a fan. Thanks!
Posted by Pasty White on 19th Mar 2014
Fantastic pick. I prefer a stiff pick and this fits the bill without being too thick. Everything that everyone raves about in terms of tone, speed and grip is spot-on. A much recommended investment. I doubt I'll be losing this anytime soon. I bought a TPR 60 for my electric because I prefer a slightly smaller pick for electric playing. Both are ideal tools for great feel and tone.
Posted by Ol' Andy on 9th Jan 2014
I bought a TAD60-3R for use on my F5, but found that it really came into its own on my custom Martin D12-20. However my mando player (an old pal) "stole" it from me to use on his new Weber Fern. Worn down by emails about free shipping - I ordered another - and it surely brings out the best of my 12 string - using EJ37s tuned to D.
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