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This is the TAD-1R pick in 50/1000th of an inch(1.25mm) 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. Best pick for picking single notes 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Sep 2018

    I've been playing guitar for only about 5 years and mostly play bluegrass. I love picking fiddle tune melodies and the first time I tried one of these picks I was sold. I felt like it enabled me to play faster because it glides over the strings so easily. Surprisingly, though it doesn't stick to the strings, it also doesn't slip out of my grip.

    I recommend monogramming it so you can identify yours in a crowd because everyone will want to try it.

  2. Great Pick! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2017

    Only been using this pick for about two weeks, but loving it so far. The size is great for me and the sound compared to most other picks is a lot warmer and smooth sounding. Worth the money!

  3. The best that money can buy! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jan 2017

    I've been using CT55s on my mandolin for a couple of years and thought I'd try this fractionally lighter version. For me, it works slightly better than the CT55. It's a close thing though and I switch between the two models quite happily. The most important thing as far as I'm concerned is the large triangular shape. I know many mandolin players like the SR series but I find the TAD / CT series easier to keep hold of(!) and more suitable for the tone I like. The rounded shape of the SR gives a fatter warmer sound but my instrument - a Weber Elite F5 - has enough warmth and rersponds better (in my hands anyway) to the more pointed picks.

  4. awesome picks 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2016

    I encourage players who buy my guitars to get blue chip picks, a great guitR deserves a great pick.

  5. Great pick 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jun 2016

    Seems weird to say great pick, but it is. The sound is great, a little bit of a click, but not big, just right. And when I bear down it makes my Boyd 18 guitar sing. Not really impressed with the sound on my Weber mandolin, but it is easier to play with. Hope it lasts a long time

  6. Love the first one so much I bought another! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jun 2016

    I tried a CT55 for my Mandolin a few months ago and could not believe the difference in the control and clarity compared to my other picks. I material the Blue chip picks are made of sticks really well to my fingers. I have a Mandocello as well so instead of stealing the pick from my Mandolin all the time I thought I would just get another Blue Chip. I chose the TAD-1R 50 because the size is nearly identical to the CT55 and I thought one rounded corner might come in handy for a different sound. Thanks Blue Chip

  7. a good pick fir several styles and instruments 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2015

    This pick is a nice size and thickness fir me, one thing I like is the one roundedec tip, with a little transition time you can rotate tips for different tone clarity if notes verses waxier tremolo, you can hAve a chunkier chop or z crisper chop on a mandolin,
    I also use it on my acoustic guitar. I have a TAD1R 40 that I give a slight edge to the guitar and an edge to the TAD1R for.my mandolin.

  8. I thought I'd lost my mind 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Dec 2015

    Having never spent more that about $0.50 for a pick in my 45 years of playing, I thought I'd lost my mind in considering buying a pick that was 70 times more expensive. After reading reviews on the Acoustic Guitar Forum and considering it was my birthday, my wife insisted that I splurge. With the wide variety of available picks, I took a chance on the TAD1R-50. Of course, it wouldn't do not to have it engraved so I spent the extra $5 for engraving and added an engraved pick box as well. When it arrived (incredibly quickly, I should add), I was amazed at the quality of the box. What completely blew me away was the noticeably better sound and control in playing. I had my wife do an eyes closed listening test where I played using my old type pick, the new Blue Chip on the sharper corner, and the new Blue Chip on the rounded corner. Her first comment was that the BC pick sounded better and brighter. She could also hear the difference between the sound of the rounded corner vs the sharper corner. I am sold and have rethought my picking of picks. These picks sound better, play easier, and don't seem to wear. I've become more protective of my pick. These are worth hanging on to.

  9. Great picks 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Nov 2015

    My wish for the 50 is that it was thinner. That's probably not possible so how about a TAD 45. I have the 40 and it's slightly to flexible. Other than that I love your picks.

  10. One of my favorite 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Sep 2015

    It took me a long while to build up the courage to purchase such a costly pick but I do not regret my purchase one bit. I love the fact that it has one rounded edge as it allows me to be very versatile. I highly recommend this pick to anyone.

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