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Product Description

This is the TAD-1R pick in 100/1000th of an inch(2.5mm) thickness. It is identical to the TAD, but HAS ONE ROUNDED CORNER. All of our picks are professionally machined, hand beveled, and laser etched.


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  1. Brighter than expected 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2023

    This pick was brighter than I expected. Like all there picks they are great to hold and produce a well rounded tone while this thicker version adds some subtle high end. The 3 different shapes are useful for me depending what type of music I play. The rounder side glides slightly better good tremolo. I expect to own this thick pick for the rest of my life like all the other blue chip picks I own.

  2. Best pick I’ve ever used 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2023

    The traditional 100. The pick just glides over the strings. It creates for me a brilliant sparkly tone, I love it, it’s expensive but it is worth it. It is my favourite pick now

  3. TAD 100-1R 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Mar 2022

    I totally love TAD 100-1R
    5 Stars all the way

  4. dynamic pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2022

    I’m used to the TPR 60 so this was kind of a large pick for me. It took a week or so to get used to but it’s awesome. With the thicker pick you get more control over dynamics. It’s definitely my favorite pick now and I actually prefer it over the TPR 60. Also the fact that it has a rounded and a pointed corner is useful for rhythm and switching to more of a popping lead tone. I play a Santa Cruz 00 with Thomastik Spectrums. This pick enriches the tone even more. And like every other Blue Chip Pick, it will outlast you.

  5. Best pick hands(or fingers)down. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Feb 2022

    I have been playing guitar for 18 years and 17 of that has been on an endless quest to find the pick that I could vibe with, the one that I would stick with. I've gone through thousands of picks, from Dunlop PrimeTones, to Dragon's Heart Guitar picks, to Stone Age to any boutique pick on the market, but have consistently stuck with Blue Chip. The minute someone put a blue chip in my hand, I knew it was the one. From then on, I've gone on to buy about 10 picks in various shapes and sizes, and know that this will always be my go-to from here on out.

  6. My favorite Bluechip 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2022

    I love the tone i get from my D28 with this pick. I really love the thickness and how it glides over the strings when flat picking. Its my favorite pick for cross picking as well. Woth the money.


    Posted by on 1st Jun 2020

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the thickness of the 100.
    Thanks for the 8th pick i have purchased.
    The rounded corners on all 3 corners is great.

  8. Smoothest tone, great grip. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st May 2019

    One of my top choices (in rotation) for picks for live and recording situations. Great for use with any guitar, which in my case are all acoustics (archtops, Selmer style guitar, resonator, parlor sized). The quietest pick on the market.

  9. Smooth baby! Very, very smooth! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jun 2016

    I purchased the Blue Chip TAD-1R 100 about a month ago. I play primarily Gypsy Jazz and decided to really see what this thing was made of, seeing as how I dropped $84 (custom engraving) on it. I decided to go with the TAD-1R, because it has one rounded side which is really ideal for rhythm playing in this style. After a bunch of intensive practices (la pompe, boleros, rumbas, waltzes) and a few clutch gigs (gypsy jazz, bal-musettes) there's barely any scratches on it! The weird part is the surface faces have a few "micro" scratches, but the bevels are almost pristine. Almost as is playing on them keeps them smooth. The two pointed bevel ends are amazing for lead playing, very quick and nimble. I mentioned to the bass player in one of the outfits I play in, about the self lubricating plastic. The reaction mirrored my initial scoff "what the hell does that mean?" Well, it's a thing, and what a thing it is! Smooth baby, very, very smooth! My previous go-to was a Red Bear Tri-Tip, one round, one pointed bevel, and one pointy point. Never used the pointy point, so having an extra pointed bevel is nice. The Red Bear tone is a bit brighter, I think this is due to their plastic (casein based, I do believe) which is chemically similar to tortoise shell. I've done a lot of repurposing of casein buttons to this end, the tone is good, but when I really want to step on the gas I get this crazy squelching sound. I've heard "chirp" get thrown around, but I don't think it's right. It's a high pitch "squeak" like the pick is screaming in pain. I would get the same experience from Red Bears after about 6 months. I think this has to do with a supposition that because tortoise shell was the pinnacle of plectrum technology through the ages, that it will always remain so because it's "perfect". This is a similar line of thinking to "imitation" cat-gut strings. Also, Red Bear is so backed up they don't do orders anymore, they just make what they make. First come, first serve, can't be having that! That being said Blue Chips; though not QUITE as bright, have given me no indication of the "pick death" sound. I've also used quite a few Wegens of various styles. To my experience, Blue Chips do sound superior. They also feel superior. In the hand and against the strings, very intuitive. At the risk of sounding elitist, maybe it requires a player being able to notice such subtleties. I also don't really like having to buff picks all the time, time is money people! For some people, it's not worth shelling out that kinda dough for something you can pay less than $1 for. I've been searching for the right fit for a long time, and for you seekers out there, my search is over. So much so, I just bought another one as back-up (yes, that awesome.) I fully endorse, and encourage you to purchase to keep these guys in business! Happy picking!

  10. Everything else sounds like plastic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jun 2013

    I played a lot of picks since nearly 40 years. I played nearly exclusively Wegen Picks in the end , but now , i never play anything else than Blue Chip Picks. Please offer a SR 100 !

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