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This is the TAD pick in 40/1000 of an inch(1.0mm) thickness. It is shaped identically to the TP, but is slightly larger. All BlueChip Picks are professionally machined, laser engraved, and hand beveled.


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. tad 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jul 2022

    I love all blue chip products I have tried. They don’t disappoint. I was weary of spending that kind of money on a pick but I would never use anything else.

  2. more pickin less slippen 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jun 2022

    I have a problem with my fingers sweating and having trouble holding on to a pick. Over the past four years I had tried about every pick and specialty pick out there. Any time I saw something new and heard you have to try this , I did . I could buy probably at least 3 or 4 bluechip picks on what i shelled out. So last year I decided to pull the trigger and get one of these bluechip picks I been hearing about. The slipping has really lightened up if not completely disappeared. So after a year I bought another one to keep with my mandolin too. Now there is a lot more pickin and a lot less slipped.

  3. Greatest invention since duct tape 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jun 2022

    Thought I would never pay this much for picks but they are worth it!
    I have a variety now and TAD 40 is my current favorite for mandolin. In addition to the shape and action of these picks I think they are just easy to hold on to and don't slip around like other materials.
    Also the folks at Blue Chip are great to work with.

  4. TAD 40 - My Choice For Playing Live 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jun 2022

    I have a lot of picks, including TAD 50's & 60's and I like them for the darker tone they provide. I have some casein picks that are also nice but nothing projects like the TAD 40. It has a bright, lively tone that microphones respond well to. I imagine most players have several picks for different purposes but when it comes to playing live, the TAD 40 never lets me down. It just works.

  5. Purchased as a Gift 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Apr 2022

    Fantastic product! I purchased this as a gift for a friend, I added the engraving and it looked great. The quality is great, I can see this lasting for years. I am planning on getting one for myself soon!

  6. TAD 40 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Apr 2022

    The best Pick !!!

  7. Perfect for hard driving bluegrass rhythm. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Mar 2022

    I've been using triangular shaped picks for decades. I love the grip they afford and the fact that you get three corners to work with, extending the life of the pick. Having said that, I've never worn out a BlueChip pick. I mostly lose them. Thus it is nice to be able to have my name printed on one side (I have a short first and last name.) Since doing that I have not lost any. And for tone it's the best short of tortoise.

  8. Tremolo's best friend 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Feb 2022

    When a mandolin tune contains a lot of tremolo, I find the TAD40 a tad easier to use. Just the right amount of give in the pick to bring out double stops and pretty rifts in waltzes. Then I switch back to the TAD50 for faster, note-heavy songs. Great combo of picks that cover the waterfront for me.

  9. simply the best 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Feb 2022

    A lot of money for a pick. Yes. But when you think of the daily pleasure with good tone and perfect feeling - for a long time … And your guitar is happy too …

  10. Great Mandolin Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Feb 2022

    I’m not a great golfer so it doesn’t matter what type a golf ball I use. I’m not a professional mandolin player either but this pick does make me better. This pick seems to glide across the strings while providing volumes and tones closer to a thin pick. Love my BlueChip pick. I’ll be ordering more.

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