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The CT55 is a pick custom designed by Chris Thile for his personal use. It is very similar in size and shape to our TAD line of picks. However it is only manufactured in 55/1000 of an inch(1.4mm) thickness and has a custom bevel per his specifications. This is the exact pick that Chris Thile is currently using. See his thoughts on this pick on our users page.


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. My go to pick from here on out. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Apr 2018

    I know... are you kidding me? 35 bucks for a PICK?

    Well... it's a pick, but it's more than that, it really becomes part of the instrument. This CT-55 Blue Chip pick gives you amazing dynamic range and absolute control over your sound. The sound of the pick is neutral, as there is almost no pick noise as you strike the strings. It really brings out the true natural sound of my Martin HD-28 guitar.

    The pick is not slippery in the hand and I do not worry about it slipping out of my thumb and finger.

    I have tried the NuTone protein picks... they sound good, but they break all the time... and I have easily broken 35 dollars worth of those picks... that is not going to happen with the Blue Chip CT-55.

    Try one... if you are like me, you will not mind the cost, as long as you don't lose it!

  2. Great pick and indestructible 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Apr 2018

    I've been using it for almost a year now, absolutely amazing and it still good as new.

  3. CT55 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2018

    I have a CT55 and aTAD60 .These are two of the best mandolin picks I own.

  4. Grip the Tone! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Apr 2018

    First time user of bluechip picks and recently saw a post from Joey Landreth talking about the CT55. Wasn't sure I would like the bigger design and did not have a true reference of how big it actually was compared to a standard pic. Right off the bat I noticed great tone from the pic in both my acoustic and electric rig. The CT55 was not thin sounding but also not muddy. Very inviting and inspiring. I also had reservations on if I could place this larger pick behind my fingers to fingerpick between usage. The material kept me from dropping it and seemed to wick away moisture or possibly embrace it to create friction. Loved that! The last thing I will say is that when I play rhythm I tend to use thumb, index and middle to get more of a percussive technique and having the CT55 being larger with more surface area, I was able to grip it better and reserve hand fitige from trying to grab a smaller standard pick. Overall I am happy to have found Bluechip picks and look forward to bringing it the gear family. ZK

  5. Mandolin Sounds Better! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2018

    I am really pleased with my purchase of this CT55 Pick. The things I like most about it are that the tone of my mandolins improved with its use. Another aspect is that after practicing with it for two weeks, it has never slipped from my grip, even when I relax to allow it to rotate up and down. Thirdly, this Blue Chip allows for a variance in the attack; i.e., when I strike softer I get a lighter volume and when I dig in it gets as loud as I want to go. Other picks don't give me this same control. Thank you!

  6. Awesome pick! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2018

    This pick is everything everyone told me it would be. I love it!!

  7. Great pick Lots of volume 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Mar 2018

    I really enjoy my BlueChip Pick. I had held off for awhile in getting one but after trying a friends I knew it would not be long till I had one. I purchased the CT55 for my Kentucky Mandolin boy its a barker now. Thanks again BlueChip!

  8. AMAZING! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Mar 2018

    I'm a touring musicians and I use the CT55 pick on all my acoustic guitars! Best picks around!

  9. Opened me up to a new sound! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2018

    I honestly don’t know what me look up what pick is best for bluegrass mandolin, but a video really emphasized this pick. I’ve always used a thinner pick that i use for guitar figuring the thinner picks makes the tremolos easier. After the YouTube video, I started experimenting with thicker picks that were close to this one and liked the new powerful and darker tone. So decided to go ahead and order one. I like the shape, easy to hold and the bevels make the playing smooth with little pick noise. The material really does start to feel kinda tacky when it warms up with your body temp but not like double sided tape tacky though, just enough to maintain grip during some hard and fast playing. I always recommend to others that you have to try these things out at least once, you never know if you don’t.

  10. best there is 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2018

    Best there is

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