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This is the TAD pick in 50/1000 of an inch(1.25mm) thickness. It is shaped identically to the TP, but is slightly larger. All BlueChip Picks are professionally machined, laser engraved, and hand beveled.


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  1. Great Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Mar 2018

    Love the tone I get from using this pick and really like the way it stays put in my fingers while playing. Great product.

  2. Hoh? 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Mar 2018

    I like the TAD 50 that I bought - recommended by a friend. It's the first pick I've tried that I felt I had total control with - i.e. not turning on me or falling out of my fingers. Being a bluegrass musician (y'know, a man's man in the picking world) I can get plenty of punch and power. The pick also wears very nice. I have been playing for a couple of months with it and have noticed no wear. Only downside is a slight fuzzy sound. I've ruled out fret noise so I don't know if that's the shape of the pick, or the tremendous force this pick allows me to generate (remember bluegrass pickers are not limp wrists).

  3. Best picks EVER 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2018

    I absolutely love Blue Chip picks. The tone they produce is simply stellar. The pick glides over the strings because of the polished bevel so they are very fast. I play Bluegrass, Jazz, and some rock and ALWAYS use the BCP’s. I like the TAD 50. I’v Been using these picks for a couple of years now and have compared them to hundreds of other picks. Nothing else compares. I’ve been playing for over 40 years and play out regularly. Nobody I’ve recommended these picks to has regretted buying them.

  4. Bluechip TAD-50 - my favorite 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2018

    I have several BlueChip picks and have given several as gifts. My favorite style is the TAD-50. The thing sounds great on any acoustic guitar or mandolin and makes a great instrument sound even better. It really is the secret sauce. Ignore the price. Totally trivial in the overall scheme of things.
    I typically use the 40 to make an instrument sound brighter, the 50 for general use, and the TAD-1R 60 on my Collings mandolin. the 1R bit means there is one rounded corner so you can get that smoother sound that you need on a mandolin sometimes.

  5. Great for Mandolin 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Dec 2017

    I like the TAD 50 a lot, but knew instantly I would need a slightly thicker pick. So I purchased the TAD 60 when Blue Chip offered free engraving, and the TAD 60 is perfect. I'm keeping the TAD 50 as well, because a lighter touch could be needed for various genres. The thickness difference between TAD 50/TAD 60 isn't huge, but I find I play differently.

  6. Bright mandolin pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2017

    The TAD50 is a bright stiff pick that glides right through strings. The sound is a little brighter than I expected, which I'd attribute to the sharp points, but it does make your voice stand out.

  7. Great tone plus! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Nov 2017

    My Thompson D-MA already has amazing tone, but this pick really does pull more out of it. The speed bevel gave the pick that already broke in feel right out of the box. After almost a month of hard playing there are zero signs of wear! Super happy with it and I can say well worth the money. Just don't lose it!

  8. TAD50 a little too stiff, otherwise superb!! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Nov 2017

    Being completely new to the product, I researched as much as possible prior to purchase; but until you can actually play with the pick, it is hard to get a feel for the texture, size and stiffness, etc. So, I am fine with the pick in general, but now that I have played with this pick, in hind sight I would have ordered a TAD40. The TAD50 is a little stiff for my preference.I am playing a a Gibson A0 pre-1920.


    Posted by on 8th Nov 2017

    Highly recommend them. I like the TAD 50. The TAD40 gives a little brighter tone and is great also.Very consistent feel and action.

    Jack Abeel Nov 8 2017

  10. I was skeptical. I was wrong. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Nov 2017

    I had read a few interviews with people like Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage in which they said these picks are incredibly. How can a pick be incredible? That was my thought process.

    A friend nudged me and said I was wrong.

    Well, I did an A/B between my old Dunlop Ultex 1.14mm and the TAD 50, and the difference was striking. It sounded better. Fuller. I couldn't believe it. It really does matter. If you're skeptical, I can tell you honestly that I get it. I was never going to spend more money on picks than I had historically. But, I was wrong. Worth every penny.

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