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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. Bevels 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Aug 2016

    The bevels are near perfect. They encourage the proper pick angles and direction so that beautiful tone is produced. This has changed my play.
    The overall size is larger than typical picks, so I will probably buy another smaller model for variety. The material of the pick is unbelievable. The rounded corner produces a wonderful softer tone.

  2. Great pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jun 2016

    I ordered two picks based on research and recommendation from someone I trust, Eric Gibson, of the Gibson Brothers. I am very satisfied with the playability of this product.

  3. Amazing! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Apr 2016

    I was blown away with the smoothness and quality of this pick! Sound is impressive! Thanks!

  4. Incredible pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jan 2016

    This pick is amazing. Somehow it simultaneously sticks to my fingers yet glides along the strings without imparting too much of it's own character. The tone is beautifully balanced. The brown color is unassuming yet purposeful. These are simply the best picks I've used, and I've become something of a pick collector.

  5. A truly excellent "swiss army" pick. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Oct 2015

    I've had a couple of these picks now - the TAD1 R40 is a wonderfully all purpose pick that I can use for bluegrass picking, folk strumming, and even on my ukuleles -the pick responds very well to a number of major ukulele string brands, with excellent speed and minimum pick noise. I can get wonderful tremolo on my taropatch uke with minimal pick noise - not something I could say about many another pick.

    Guitars are a give, including my newest baby, a wonderful Gallagher Ragtime Special which I shouldn't really flat pick -but do anyway!

    I've also bought my pal one -he's a far better player than I, and he loves his too.

    Nice job, Blue Chip!

  6. Just what I was looking for! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jun 2015

    I just got my Tad 1 R 40, and it is "just right"!
    I have used a heavier Blue Chip but ended up thinning one corner down and liked that. So I got the 40 and love it.
    I am still amazed at how little playing and even heavy playing shows on these picks. If someone told me that they last forever, I could not but believe them.
    I even prefer the pick over an old tortoise shell I have, and it's legal!
    Ultimate pick!!

  7. Made mine a 2R 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2015

    I took the plunge into Blue Chip world after hearing good results from friends. I have been using fairly heavy and rounded picks for a long time. I had settled on the white Claytons, rounding off two of the tips, and rarely using the sharp point. More recently I have been using John Pearse studio picks, with the three different shapes - sharp, round, extra round.
    I ordered the TAD40-1R because it was about the same shape and size as the Clayton, and the 40 since it was about 1.00mm, which is what I typically like.
    I took it for a test drive against picks with the same shape, both celluloid and the white Clayton material, which seems almost a nylon type polymer.
    After much A-B comparison, I must say the Blue Chip does give a slightly superior tone on every guitar I tried, when up against the same thickness and shape of other materials. I must say, it is not a night-and-day difference. More like comparing a real Lloyd Loar against a really good new mandolin. I have done that comparison myself. The Loar is maybe 10 percent better in tone and 10 times the price. Blue Chip material is like that. Expensive, but at least you don't need to mortgage your home to buy one.
    I liked the one rounded tip better, but the sharper point is good too for a little brighter sound. After deciding to keep it (and after reshaping my Blue Chip thumbpick) I decided to reshape the third point to "extra rounded" -- I used the profile of a nickel as my template and made a Blue Chip with 3 different points.
    I wish they offered that: A TAD with regular, rounded, and extra-round points. I got mine now, if I don't lose it!

  8. TAD 40 1R 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Mar 2015

    I bought this pick for my Grandson who plays guitar. I loved the idea of the chips versatility. I wasn't sure which type of point he would like best. This pick solved the problem. He loves the pick and it is now his favorite. I had previously bought his Father, my son, a CT 55 and it is is favorite pick for his mandolin. That's 3 for 3 in favor of BC Picks as I also use the the CT 55 on my mandolin. Thank you BC!

  9. Who Could Ask for More? 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Feb 2015

    I am so happy with these picks. I use the flat pick for bluegrass and folk, old time and the JD thumb pick for fingerstyle old blues.
    I used to have picks fly off all the time. Not anymore.
    They last forever.
    Like my good musical buddy said, you spend 2-4K on an instrument what is a $35 pick? The sound is better, and the texture of the pick is so perfect, it grabs the string in just the right way, makes me a better player.
    Thanks Blue Chip!

  10. Versatile and great tone 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2015

    I switched frpm Fender Triangle Picks medium to Blue Chip Picks for better durability and they really last. I used to go through 2 picks per gig on my accoustic. Now i just have one for many gigs in the past and a lot to come :)
    I use the thinner Version TAD 35-1R mainly, have a few others though, but that is my favourite, since it is closest to the size of the Fender pick, but better overall.
    My only wish would be to maybe have one pick slightly even thinner, like a TAD 30 for so or some strumming sounds on recordings, since i work in studios as well and sometimes it is nice to have this really light sound, overall great pick, won't go back again .)

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