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Product Description

Inspired by Russ Carson, this thumbpick is the same one he uses.  It is constructed using a custom designed stainless steel band and a talon shaped BlueChip pick. 
These picks are named BCT-BR in memory of Byron Robbins. Byron was a close personal friend of BlueChip's owner Matthew Goins and an avid banjo player who lost his battle with cancer in 2018. We are proud to be able to have this small opportunity to honor him.
These picks are laser etched, professionally machined, and hand beveled to create the best thumb pick available.

Size compares to a standard Large thumb pick of any brand. 

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  1. To new to review 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Feb 2022

    I am restarting banjo after 50 years. Previously I never got to the level I wished; I hope I achieve that this time. In doing my research for this restart I learned I should be using the BCT-BRL. I wanted to use the best so I went with the reviews and recommendations I found.
    I rate at four star because I am not proficient yet which is me not the pick.
    I am very excited to have this pick.

  2. It took a lifetime to find! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jun 2021

    At last a thumb pick that fits snugly, but doesn't cut off the blood supply! I also love the wider spacing of the BRL which gives a fantastic constant bass to my acoustic guitar. I'm going to have to order another now!

  3. Excellent pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th May 2021

    This may be the best thumb pick I've tried yet! Very well designed, it doesn't move around, and the shape of the blade makes for a clean attack.

  4. Large band with medium blade should be standard stock 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Feb 2021

    I ordered the "Ned Luberecki special," which is a large band with medium blade. Just right! I have seen plenty of Blue Chip thumb picks that have been modified by the user, but to keep that point at the end you will need to order one like I did. Sounds great and I don't get the head tap any more.

  5. The best thumb pick I have ever used! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Feb 2019

    I have been using BlueChip thumb picks for some years now since Matthew sent me the JD Reso model to try. When I saw an ad for this new model, designed by Russ Carson, I just had to give it a try. I've used nothing else since! It just works so well. Thanks, Russ and Matthew!

  6. banjo picks 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2018

    I have four now and love all of them

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