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The TP is our classic triangular pick in a 48/1000 of an inch thickness(1.22mm). The TP is the same size as the TPR, but has slightly sharper 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. THE best pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jan 2018

    If you're looking for a pick that's easy to hang onto and has a powerful tone, Blue Chip is the way to go. This thing makes playing a joy.

  2. Great pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2018

    Works perfect. Ordering another.

  3. Blue Chips are Worth Ir 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2018

    My only mistake was uncertainty of pick thickness desired, as this was my first Blue Chip. In retrospect, I'd have gone a bit thicker....55 or 60. That said, the pick lived up to every expectation re feel, tone desired, and durability. I keep trying to go back to previous options that I chose prior to blue chip, and the blue chip always wins. Honestly, at my non pro level play, I'd get by just fine with a cheaper pick. It's an indulgence at my level...but an indulgence that my hand, ears, and Martin appreciate.

  4. BlueChip TP48 — 5 Stars 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jan 2018

    Without a doubt the best commercially available pick I've ever owned for flatpicking/bluegrass guitar. The TP48 (tri-corner 1.22mm) comes closer to the highly desirable responsiveness and tonal qualities of a pick made from the carapace of a Hawksbill sea turtle (commonly referred to as a "tortoise shell" pick) than anything else I've tried. Like a TS pick, the BlueChip pick material is extremely durable with no signs of wear whatsoever after 80+ hours of hard use. The "speed bevels" on the edges of the pick are identical to how I've modified my own picks for decades now, and so it's nice to have that done beforehand.

    Furthermore, I have to give Matthew extra credit for his prompt and excellent customer service: I initially ordered two different BlueChip picks to see which shape/style felt and sounded the best to me. The TP48 was the winner in this regard (obviously), and so I called and asked if I might exchange the other pick for a second TP48 instead. No problem! I mailed it back the next day, and he shipped me a second TP48 pick two days later at no additional shipping cost.

    I've acquired and experimented with other expensive, boutique picks over the years, but this is the first one where I truly feel it was worth the money. All this being said, pick preference is a highly subjective topic and, understandably, opinions vary quite a bit. But if you're seeking the sound and feel of tortoise shell from a synthetic pick, you'd be hard pressed to do better than a BlueChip.

    My two cents, your mileage may vary, yada yada yada...

  5. I may have found my pick. This is huge. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2017

    I play mandolin & guitar & fiddle, bluegrass but also swing & whatever. I've been playing at a semi-pro level since the mid-1960s. I have bought several Blue Chip picks before, but with the TP-48 I may have found the right shape, size, & weight. The material is certainly better than anything I have tried (including tortoise shell). And the company is responsive. 5 stars and a warm "thank you."

  6. really cool compromise 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Nov 2017

    Not sure why, but this size really does feel and sound different than a 45 or a 50. Like all BCs it plays great. Very little noise!

    These guys make a great product that has really helped me play better

  7. Worth it! Ultra-sensitive with no wear... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Nov 2017

    I have now had my Blue Chip TP-48 for a couple months and am even more impressed that when I first took the plunge and blew a whole pile of money on ONE PICK. While the "no wear" characteristic was what attracted me to start with, I was also intrigued by the tone, opinions about which which varies depending on the player but is generally always positive. For me, the fact that the pick "talks" to my fingers while I'm playing letting me know the angle and type of attack I am using and just "becoming one" with my sound is worth way more than the price. I've spent hundreds on pedals that don't do as much for y playing as this simple little pick.

  8. wrong pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Nov 2017

    when i ordered the pick, i ordered a TP 45, i received a TP 48, not what i wanted. however i do like the picks

  9. The Perfect Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Oct 2017

    This is the one! Perfect from the start, no wear after two months of intensive amounts of playing, and no pick noise. Great for everything I've tried it for. Super pick!

  10. A Great Addition 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2017

    The TP48 is a great addition to my two other Blue Chip picks, the TPR45 and the custom TP45. The TPR45 gives a softer, mellower tone while the TP48 and TP45 give a slightly brighter tone. I change picks depending on the tune/song and the conditions under which I'm picking.

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