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This is our JD Crowe style dobro/resonator thumb pick in a size medium. This is a slightly thicker blade design as compared to our banjo picks to withstand the more strenuous use on a dobro. It is constructed using a custom designed stainless steel band and a 60/1000 of an inch(1.50mm) thick BlueChip pick. These picks are laser etched, professionally machined, and hand beveled to create the best thumb pick available.
Size compares to a standard medium thumb pick of any brand. 

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  1. Pros and cons...mostly pros 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jan 2018

    I really do like this thumb pick for reso playing (JD profile Reso pick). I used the brown tortoise pattern colored National picks previously. You will notice this pick isn't quite as bright in tone as the National pick mentioned, which took some getting used to. That said, it has excellent tone, if a bit on the mellow side (fantastic for Weissenborn). You may also need to dig in a little more to get the same power you'd get from the National pick, which hits a little heavier. The fit is fantastic and the build quality surpasses anything else I've tried. If this pick was $15, I'd be 100% happy, but at $40 for a thumb pick, you tend to expect perfection. It actually still slips a bit during the up strum when strumming/vamping on dobro. The textured interior finish helps with this, but doesn't grip that great. I will likely spray glue some 400 grit sandpaper inside the loop like I do with the National picks (which slip less with the sandpaper than the Blue Chip without). Sizing is also an issue. My National pick is a large and fits tightly. I had to order a medium for the Blue Chip to fit similarly. At the price point, you might find yourself with expectations so high that the real-world experience is a bit underwhelming. Just tell yourself you're spending 10x as much for a 30% improvement and you'll be much happier!

  2. WOW... finally convered 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Oct 2017

    Finally converted to this pick for my banjo .... little thicker with a better sound than standard JD Crow Blue Cip... left my old brand behind which I thought I would never leave

  3. Nice Pick, Though Too Expensive 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jul 2017

    I like the pick, and it seems well made. I had to "shape" and bend it a little here and there to get it to fit better, but for the most part it's fine now. As with most picks, they can become a bit sloppy after some use and sweat, but I was able to quickly remedy this and make it more comfortable and snug again. I use it mostly playing slide blues on my National Resonator, and I like it some what better than my other picks. Still, I think $40 is bit too steep.

  4. A thumb pick that doesn't slide around on my thumb 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st May 2017

    I'm a lap steel player and I've tried a lot of plastic thumbpicks and they've all felt unstable and loose on my thumb - no matter how tight they feel when I put them on. This has given me the stability I've been searching for. The surprise has been the beautiful tone. Now if I can find fingerpicks that sound as good I'll be in heaven!

  5. Great tone, Great comfort 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jan 2017

    This pick gives a new dimension when picking Doc Watsons
    'Ticklin' the strings'.
    Very happy with my purchase.

  6. Longlasting tone.. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Nov 2016

    I ordered my reso thumbpick the 29th of december 2009. I am now about to order my backup pick (24th of november 2017). It is not because of wear.. I am just so afraid I'll loose it! Needless to say more. Best there is!

  7. Deserved Reputation of Blue chip picks! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Oct 2016

    Very pleased with my Dobro thumb pick. I have always used plastic, but had to heat & shape them to avoid the sound of the edge scraping the strings. Somehow (?) this is not needed with Blue Chip picks. They play smooth right out of the box. I use the medium size, which gives me a great fit without pinching, & good stability. I was concerned about fit, but when the Blue Chip guys told me I could return if it didn't suit, I went ahead with my purchase. Very pleased.

  8. Stable and Punchy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2016

    $40.00!!! Worth every penny. Very stable. No flex. Great tone. You can buy 8 regular thumb picks and find one that works. Or, you can buy a Blue Chip and be done.

  9. I was skeptical, but..... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Sep 2015

    ...since I ifnally tried this pick, I see what all the fuss is about - it REALLY is better! smooth tone, no stirng scratch, nice snap when picked, very comfortable (I never did like those all-plastic picks, very uncomfortable, very tight to stay on but loose when you sweat).

  10. BCT-RESO-JDM Great Thumbpick!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Aug 2014

    Granted, $40 does seem like a lot for a Thumbpick! One of my reasons for not buying one was, think of all the plastic ones I can buy with that kind of money!! Take my advice, don't fool yourself! The best plastic Thumbpick is like a Yugo and a Bluechip is like a Mercedes! There is a BIG difference!! Mated with two Sammy Shelor finger picks, you're picking WILL change for the better. I go thru plastic ones constantly, but after a month of pretty steady picking, mine shows no wear, none, as in ZERO!! You're mileage may vary, but I don't think so! What's money compared to happiness!!! I chose a JD Reso because I play both reso and banjo!!

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