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This is the TAD-1R pick in 40/1000th of an inch(1.0mm) thickness. It is identical to the TAD, but HAS ONE ROUNDED CORNER. All of our picks are professionally machined, hand beveled, and laser etched.


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. Blue Chip picks are definitely a game changer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2018

    I've been playing Blue Chip picks for over 6 years now. Prior to that I had worked through 3-4 different brands but, kept coming back to Blue Chip. The quality and workmanship of their picks is outstanding. I recently added a TAD40-1R to the arsenal. Currently using a TP50-1R for guitar and a CT55 for mandolin. The TAD40-1R is very versatile and crosses over to various instruments with ease. I will look no further for picks. Sold on Blue Chip.

  2. Rich Tone 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2018

    Makes my Taylor 12 string sound absolutely incredible. It sounds like it's just been recorded!

  3. Two different sounds in one hand 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st May 2018

    TAD40-1R - this is two different sounds in one hand. So I play Bach with the round end and french romantic with the sharp end.


    Toomas Rannu

  4. Fat Tone 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2018

    I really like this pick for the clear fat tone I get when using the rounded corner. When I received this pick I sat down and did side by side test with this and other picks I use for strumming and single note playing. I did this on both a rosewood and mahogany acoustics. Without a doubt I can hear a more rich clear tone with the BlueChip Pick than any of the others I use. I could hear it while playing and I could hear it when I recorded the test. The BlueChip does take a little getting use to as it does slide over the strings fast and smooth. The difference in tone is subtle but it is there and for me that alone makes the cost worthwhile.

  5. Great pick for bluegrass picking. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jul 2017

    I ordered this pick to have a spare in case I lose my other. This is the third TAD40-1R I have purchased. I gave my first spare to a friend in the bluegrass community who couldn't believe how much of a difference a pick could make on the sound of a guitar and ease of flat picking. I LOVE this pick.

  6. Best Flat Picks Ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jul 2017

    I love that Blue Chip Picks can be customized to provide just what the consumer wants. And what is so amazing is that the harder you drive these picks, the better they adhere to your thumb and finger! No slipping around, or dropping on the ground when you're really hammering away on bluegrass rhythm, for example. Truly the best picks I have ever used, especially for flat picking on an acoustic guitar. And these picks seem to never wear out!
    Blue Chip Picks are truly a great value for the price!

  7. Tone 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Mar 2017

    1 rounded edge and 2 sharp offer options for tone. Overall tone based upon the material is outstanding....just what I'm looking for.

  8. Nothing like 'em. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2017

    There's a name for guys like me - I'm a "pickhead." I've got dozen; all shapes & sizes. They're little works of art to me. Without question, my BlueChips are my favorites. They are absolutely worth the price. I bought one because I had to give 'em a try ... Then I bought 3 more. A great guitar deserves the best pick!

  9. Mine is a TAD 35 1R, great pick, great customer service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2016

    My guitar playing level is basically, "mid-level hack playing mostly bluegrass." I am always trying picks of different materials, shapes and thicknesses, trying to improve. There are so many variables; speed , tone etc. Some say you need a thicker pick to be faster. I don't know about that. Steve Kaufman plays a .73 delrin. I have several Blue Chips, including a TAD 40 and TAD 50. I requested this pick in 35 thickness. The material is basically stiff anyway. This thinner pick means that I'm not working so hard to push it through the bass strings. The material is still plenty thick and stiff enough to hit solid rest strokes. The rounded edge is very handy. When I'm doing heavy strumming or chops, this is the edge I use. also , sometimes I get a little too heavy on my attack, so I'll switch to the rounded edge to soften it down a little. I'm liking this pick a real lot. But, all the Blue Chips are great. Beats any pick of comparable thickness and shape.

  10. Super Duper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Nov 2016

    Love these picks. The feel. The sound. Variety of design. They are the best for every way I use them.

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