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This is the TAD-1R pick in 60/1000th of an inch(1.5mm) thickness. It is identical to the TAD, but HAS ONE ROUNDED CORNER. All of our picks are professionally machined, hand beveled, and laser etched.


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  1. Love the tone 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2016

    I'm using my new TAD1R60 for mandolin after a while playing on a Primetone 1.5mm of the same size and bevel. In many ways, the tone of the BC is similar in character to the Primtone pick. The biggest difference I hear, however, is considerably less pick noise and metallic string overtones, particularly right at the attack of each note/pick stroke. The result is a thicker tone overall, though still with very clear articulation (in contrast, for example, to the Wegen TF140, which is soft and muddled on the note attack to my ears).

    I got the 1R with the idea to use it for tremolo, particularly double-stop tremolo situations. It's certainly easier to glide across the strings with the round edge, but I find that I lose some volume and single-note clarity with that corner. Still need to get used to using it and pulling good tone, but for now I favor the other two corners considerably.

  2. Great pick. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jul 2016

    My Blue Chip TAD 1R 60 is the second Blue Chip pick I have. My other was same model, but an 80, with no rounded ends. The slightly less chunky 60 is fine in comparison with the 80, and works out a little cheaper there. No big loss for me in the lesser thickness. Bevelled edges make for smooth pass over the string; the rounded end, the 1R, does have a subtle but noticeable softer attack. A useful addition to have, especially, as the other two points of the pick are the more standard shape, and therefore give the more standard tone.
    My one reservation is that in hot weather, if you have fingers that are likely to sweat a little, the Blue Chip is quite smooth and tends to move in your grip. If you're playing an ongoing rhythm line, this can be a concern, as eventually it might end up in a position that makes comfortable playing difficult. The solution might be some form of 'corrugation' - a small rough patch - in the centre of the pick to stabilize the grip. For me, it's not a question of holding the pick tighter, as that introduces a tension into the right hand which affects fluidity of movement across the string. But this is a small complaint. Overall, it is a very comfortable, long-lasting, excellent quality pick.

  3. Top quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2016

    These picks produce the best tone of any that I've tried, and just don't seem to wear at all. I've purchased a number of Blue Chip picks in the past, and use them on both mandolin and guitar. I will surely continue to do so.

  4. Very Versatile Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Sep 2015

    First of all, I love Blue Chip Picks, and yes they are worth what they cost. What I like most about this pick is the ability to switch back and forth between the round tip and the pointed tip. I tend to use the round tip for rhythm work and then spin it for lead. Great Pick.

  5. Best picks out there! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2015

    Well worth the money! I have been playing Blue Chip picks for 3 years now and have not used anything else since. Before I had used Wegen, Golden Gate and shell picks. To me, the BC is right on par with the shell in terms of tone and exceeds it in playability, speed, etc. as well as being maintenance free. In 3 years, my picks have absolutely NO wear! Only very very fine scratches that you have to hold in the right light to see. I like the TAD 60 3R for mandolin and the 50 and 60 1Rs for guitar. I usually have one on each instrument and another in my leather BC key ring pouch. Thank you Blue Chip!

  6. TAD 1r 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th May 2015

    I love this pick! It is the most comfortable pick I've ever used, and the tone is so very clear, but not brittle. I have ordered several others because of the quality and playability of these products.

  7. A believer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2015

    Like so many others, I had to hear what a $35 pick sounded like. Turns out, so good that I ordered a TAD60 a few weeks after getting the TAD60 - 1R. I was worried that the BC picks would be too bright (particularly with the bevels) but they're not. While I'd rather use a 1.5 ProPlec and have dozens of them in reserve for the price of one BC, the fact is the BC sounds better - at least on my instrument - and is worth the extra money.

  8. TAD1R-60 is a really nice pick! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jan 2015

    I previously purchased the CT55, which I just love. Had an opportunity to get another, so I thought I'd try the thicker pick with the rounded corner. Nice!
    The rounded is great for tremolo, lets out a nice breathy sound.

  9. TAD60-1R is 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2015

    good. very good.

    I recently ordered the TAD60-1R as my introduction into the bluechip lineup. It only took a week of using it before I ordered two more bluechips, the TD60 and the TP60-1R. They are fantastic, better than any other pick I have, and probably will, ever use.

    I play solely electric- Fender Strat and Fender Mustang. Strings: TI 14-55 on strat, and Galla nylon tapewound 14-67 on mustang. Play mainly lead rock style guitar, think jimi + gilmour.

    I, before delving into the expensive side of guitar picks, had used pretty exclusively the Fender medium, and other .73 picks- nylon and ultex assorted. I also found a favourite in the Eric Johnson Jazz 3s and Dunlop Jazztone series which are excellent as well. But then came a day when my innocence was lost, and i found out about bluechip, red bear, V-pick, and I of course had to try them. This was also around the time I amped up my string gauges, and suddenly my thin plastic picks felt very thin, and very plasticky. I picked up a v-pick, traditional ultra light, which i did like more than anything else I had tried. But i knew I would not be satisfied until I tried a bluechip so I dove in with the TAD60-1R. Now I can't go back.

    Compared to the V-picks the TAD60-1R just sounds simply better. The tone is more lively, and noticeably more natural. Volume is increased, especially when played unplugged, which I often do. The pick is faster, and more precise- with both edges.

    Compared to the plastic mass market picks, the TAD60-1R feels like an extension of your fingers. Feel is increased to a point where I only use the old picks to remind myself that the bluechips are fantastic.

    Compared to the Wegen Gypsy Jazz, The TAD60-1R is slightly slower, but louder and brighter. The wegen is a fast pick, but does not offer a well pronounced note so much as it does a scraped one. For my purposes the TAD60-1R is much better, as I am more about the sound and pronunciation.

    Compared to the TD60, the TAD60-1R is louder and offers a more pronounced note. However, I find the TD60 a little more versatile sound wise when using the round edges. The contrast is greater than in the TAD60-1R. However, I prefer the sound quality out of the TAD60-1R. A little trickier to manoeuvre, but the sound is worth it-- so clear and defined.

    Compared to the TP60-1R, the TAD60-1R is bigger and sounds bigger. The TP60-1R feels faster, and offers better note pronunciation than the TD60, but it is not as pronounced as the TAD60-1R.

    Although big at first, and slightly slower than other bluechip options, the TAD60-1R is the best pick I have ever used. Thanks Bluechip, now my favourite pick cost $35.

  10. An amazing pick with incredible tone 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Dec 2014

    The TAD 60-1R is a great pick. I use it on mandolin and I find that both the pointed and rounded edges work great and give me exactly the tone I need. I was previously using the Proplec and the Blue Chip gives me more volume and speed. The pick comes off the strings quickly and also sticks to my fingers. I have yet to drop one and I tend to drop picks.

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