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This is the TAD-3R pick in 50/1000th of an inch(1.25mm) 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. A Flatpicker's Delight 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jul 2018

    The TAD-50 is a "tad" larger than the TPR-50. The rounded tips and beveled edges of the pick result in a warm, smooth, tight and punchy tone.

  2. A Loyal Customer Since 2008. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jan 2018

    I selected this pick because I generally use TD picks for strumming, but since this pick has a more rounded tip, I knew it would be less bright and warmer than my TD picks for lead or single-string playing. I am very satisfied with the sound and playability of this pick. Perhaps because of its shape, I believe I can feel it sliding off the strings with less friction than other picks. It sticks to your fingers, but slides off the strings! Of course, Blue Chip is a great company and it has been a pleasure dealing with them whenever I've needed to write or talk to someone directly. I've never completed a transaction with Blue Chip and been unhappy. I want to like my TD picks more, but I really love this shape of TAD-3R. At any shape, in terms of quality, Blue Chips are the best picks ever made.

  3. Great mando pick. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2017

    Great mando pick. It grips you and it glides over the strings!

  4. Never, ever slips 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Nov 2017

    I love this plectrum. I use it for my mando and guitar. They are difficult to find in my dark brown carpet or at the campground, so I have a pouch for each one on each instrument. Now all I have to do is remember to put them in it! That is a small cost to protect a GREAT product.

  5. Just awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 2017

    After hearing all the buzz and hype around Blue Chip picks I finally bit the bullet and ordered one up. The service was fast, and I had it within a few days of ordering. I can’t believe how great it sounds on my D18. It’s improved my speed and accuracy as well. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

  6. the Best Pick made 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Aug 2017

    For the nearly sixty years that I have been playing guitar, I have searched for the ideal guitar pick. The perfect pick still eludes me, but the Blue Chip TAD 3R, comes as close to perfect as I have ever found. The stiffness, feel and release off the strings is just what I have always looked for. The three rounded edges and bevel makes for a smooth release and consistent feel showing very little wear after all the hours I have put on theses picks. The 3Rs are as effective on the guitar as it is on my mandolin. They are the only picks I need and the only one I will use.

  7. TAD50-3R for Mandolin, Mandola, and Mandocello 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th May 2017

    I love this pick. I used to play mandolin family instruments quite a lot in the 90's... (which was only like 10 years ago, right?) Anyway... during the past couple years I've started playing again in earnest and was looking for something that would really improve my speed and sound (besides practicing). Just kidding. The TAD50-3R was exactly what I was searching for. It plays with ease, and I instantly noticed an improvement in the tone of my instruments. The bevel on the pick made contact in just the right way to bring out the depth of tone of the instruments. The rounded edges are perfect for fast tunes like Whiskey Before Breakfast and have enough point for individual note and tremolo playing. I love these picks. Thanks much!

  8. tad50-3r 50 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Feb 2017

    This pick is the right size, larger than most picks, makes it easy to hang on to. Great material, no pick click sound, and so far, no signs of wear (about 2 months of use). And the beveling does make a difference, I don't have to file my picks any longer. I like that all 3 corners are finished the same, I don't have to look at the pick to decide which corner to use. Overall I pick faster and more accurately with these picks, really, I would be skeptical of that claim if I wasn't using it myself. I used to use mandolin picks for acoustic flatpicking guitar, I like a hard pick that produces volume and a clear, almost mellow tone without any pick clicking. This is it, the best, and worth the price.

  9. Treasure pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Oct 2016

    I bought this pick for my wife's birthday and her first decent mandolin. I've had my own BlueChip guitar pick for more than a year and I'm quite satisfied with it for its firmness in my hand and sounds it makes with strings. Now my wife has one. She's happy with it and I'm happy for that.

  10. Great pick for below average player 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd May 2016

    I'm strictly a back deck / parking lot quality picker, but can really tell a difference with this pick. It moves over the strings more quickly and, despite looking and feeling very slick and smooth, it doesn't slide around in your fingers.

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