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This is the TAD-3R pick in 40/1000th of an inch(1.0mm) thickness. It is identical to the TAD, but HAS THREE ROUNDED CORNERS. 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. Used for over 3 years 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2021

    Purchased after a friend let me use his. was able to buy at a festival just as the crew was packing up to leave. I am very careful to keep up with my pick as I would feel "off" without it. I like the sound it makes. I play mandolin and recommend this pick. my recent purchase was a gift for my son. He likes his pick as well

  2. Awesome guitar pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2021

    Great pick and they accommodated my request for a 35 width for no extra charge.

  3. Wow! nice pick. i was very sceptical at first. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jun 2021

    I seen lots of reviews on Blue Chip picks. I was using Dunlop Prime Tone sculpted picks 1.3mm before I got a Blue Chip pick. I like the feeling of the pick between your fingers. It glides effortlessly off the strings but still not slippery in your fingers. The interaction with the pick and strings are not noisy or plastic like. It’s just smooth and makes for a great tone. I WILL buy again. I really don’t see using anything else…. It’s enhanced my ability right away. I feel like my playing will improve by using this pick… especially with smoothness and speed.

  4. the hype is real 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Mar 2021

    I bought a Blue Chip to prove they weren't what everyone says they are. It was worth the $40 to be able to shut down internet forums everywhere I searched.... then I played the damn thing. Out of nowhere I have no picks that I like to play besides my Blue Chip.

    You could seriously search for "Blue Chip Pick Review Praise" and just apply whatever you read to how I feel about my Blue Chip pick

  5. Blue Chip Picks 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jan 2021

    The Blue Chip Pick is the Fastest off the string I have ever used. They soften the sound just a little compared Tortoise Picks but much faster off the string.
    They last seaming long, long time compared to all other picks.
    I highly recommend Blue Chip Picks for most all styles of Flat Picking.

  6. The Best of the Best 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2021

    I play flatpick guitar, and I've tried most of the picks on the market. I've played my trusty 3R 40 picks and moved to something else several times - always to return to my good old 3R 40's. BlueChips are like no other flatpicks. They are without a doubt the best picks in the world of flatpick guitar. I have a drawer full of excellent picks I will never use again. The TAD-3R 40 is definitely "MY PICK." Even the tortoise must take second place in this race.

  7. Another custom pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Oct 2020

    I asked about how to get a pick in a specific thickness by email and got a prompt reply - easy as adding a note to the order. New pick arrived 2 days after placing the order - just as I wanted and now it is all I use. I'll probably have to get a spare. :-)

  8. I like this pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Sep 2020

    I'm a guitar player and like using rounded edges. To me it helps the pick roll off the strings better when I strum the acoustic guitar. I don't care for a harsh sound when I strum. This pick is BIG and easy to hold onto. When I play the boom chuck bluegrass rhythm it's easy to pick out the root and 5th note of the chords I'm playing. So the note strum note stum not only sounds good it's easy to do with this pick. Lead guitar players may also like this pick but I'm reviewing it as a acoustic rhythm guitar player because that is what I mostly use it for.

  9. Average Pick 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Sep 2020

    Got the pick for a mandolin. The sound is a little on the treble side, and I would probably like a heavier version of this shape. It's a good pick but not as smooth sounding some heavy picks of the same shape. I would try maybe one other BC pick but cost will not allow me to try several that I may or may not use.

  10. For players of any level 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Sep 2020

    BC Picks are not just for professional players. These picks don't move around on you. They stay in position. I got the TAD40-3R to try to blend the Kenny Smith 40 and the TP 48 used by Bryan Sutton. I liked the 40 thickness, but the TP 48 size. Worked perfect for me. I can play much faster bluegrass songs with this pick and play more clean.

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