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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. Great pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jan 2019

    Larger than most I've used. Easy to hold and control. I wasn't sure I was going to like it.

  2. fantastic pick but need time and practice to properly master it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 2018

    I play bluegrass. For 35 years I used a standard extra heavy Fender pick. The TAD40-3R is another world, more volume, tone, expressiveness. But I had to change my right hand position to play this pick at its best, and I have not completely succeeded so far (2 weeks). But it is worth the change !

  3. A softer sound 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jul 2018

    The rounded edge of this pick gives my mandolin a softer sound and seems good for slower melodies. Usually I prefer a sharper point, but when a tune calls for this kind of sound, this is one great pick.

  4. Great custom job 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th May 2018

    I actually asked if they could make this pick as a 35 instead of a 40, and was told it would be no problem. A few days later, I had the pick in my hand as promised. It's nice having two picks of similar shape but different gauges to choose between.

  5. $35 pick is no better than a $.25 Fender pick. 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2018

    More expensive does not always mean better. Lesson learned.

  6. Not a bad pick 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2018

    I use a wide variety of picks on 5 different guitars, I also change it up according to the speed I'm playing. I have 4 BlueChips and I'm sure I will have a couple more in the future.I really enjoy them for faster flat picking, they really stick to your fingers and produce a quality tone. They work for me, I would like to see some coupons or discounts after purchasing 4. With all that said if you have a quality instrument you should be able pick it with a Opossums tail bone
    and get a decent sound.

  7. Excellent Consistent Quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jan 2018

    This is the best pick I have ever used, there is less vacation between this pick than the differences between different tortoise shell picks. This pick is an excellent replacement for the tortoise shell pick I have used since 1955. I needed to slightly round the points and retire the bevel, but this was easy after having worked over so many tortoise shell picks over the years. The only criticism I have is that because of the color the pick is easy to set down and lose, a brighter color or more obvious margins on the pick would be helpful, also a lighter color would help in making it easier to locate. Excellent, consistent picks, at last a replacement for tortoise shell!

  8. Mando/Guitar 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Oct 2017

    Started with the TAD 40 then ordered a TAD 40 3R for my mando, The wife tried the 3R and will not give it back! I may try the 50 3R for my mando these picks are a little spendy to experiment with but are the best we have used.

  9. Over Rated 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Mar 2017

    Wanted to see what all the hype was about so I bought the Blue Chip. Played with it for a couple of weeks and went back to the pick I was using (TUSQ). The tone produced by the Blue Chip was very similar to the TUSQ but I still prefer the TUSQ. Based on the price, I was expecting a significant difference.

  10. perfect for mandolin 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Aug 2016

    I know a lot of folks like a super thick/heavy pick for mandolin. I tried a few. This size works perfect for me. I don't lose any speed when picking and it's easy for tremolo and rhythm. The projection from my June F5 is still great. Don't lose a thing.

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