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#41 User is offline   bayoubengal1954 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:06 PM

View PostBuc McMaster, on 29 January 2018 - 07:12 AM, said:

As I mentioned before, if you're the type that loses little stuff like guitar picks, dropping $35 on one doesn't make much sense........

That would be me. That's why the Dunlop Primetones are a good compromise for me. "A man's gotta know his limitations".
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:09 PM

View PostJinder, on 29 January 2018 - 01:10 PM, said:

I'm going to be reckless and try one when I have some money to spare.

I tend to keep my picks in my pockets and scatter them all over the place when looking for keys or change, so I'll have to change my ways a bit!


Get one of those guitar pick holders for you key chain. I got a Levy's one for 5 bucks in a guitar store.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:17 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 29 January 2018 - 09:32 AM, said:

That is impressive. 3 years and no wear. I may try one out. I want to try the TAD1R in 35 but they don't make it. It comes in a 40. 40 is the max I would do.I looked on Red Bears site and they only had 2 picks at the time to buy and they were really thick.


They will make it for you. Call them and tell them or when you buy it online just tell them you want it in 35 (comment box). They were doing to do that for me with a TP 35 but I decided to stick with a TD style. Iíd call and just make sure itís a normal return policy still, but theyíll make it. And it was going to ship the same day too so no wait.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:58 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 29 January 2018 - 02:09 PM, said:

Get one of those guitar pick holders for you key chain. I got a Levy's one for 5 bucks in a guitar store.

http://www.guitarcen...L4GC-adType^PLA


Now you mention it, a leather Gibson keychain pick holder came with my SJ200 when I bought it a few years back. Iíll dig it out!
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

I've owned a couple of mine for 6-7yrs, good as new. Anytime you want to have one re-buffed/shined or re-beveled.... just send it in and they will return, only cost is postage.

When ordering on-line, at checkout in the special instructions, order for a TAD1R - specify you want it at 35, 37, 39, 57, etc. Just rec'd my custom SR55 last week.

Value? There is no substitute for a pick that frees your wrist from the tension required to hold a plastic pick.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

View PostBuc McMaster, on 25 January 2018 - 08:54 PM, said:

Very (very!) subjective, pick choice is......like string choice. Blue Chip for me has the feel, response and sound I want to hear from my guitar.
The high price is due to the cost of the material, something from DuPont. Of all the picks out there this one works to ALL of my expectations of a guitar pick.
Warm rather than bright. Smooth attack, never harsh nor brittle. Very good tactility, to the grip and string aftack. Absolutely no wear......none behind years of service.....this still amazes me.

If one tends to lose track of things like guitar picks, dropping $30 on such a thing may well seem crazy. I do understand. Also that every player has different
expectations and their own way of meeting them. Cool.


I have a TD35 and a TD35RB and agree with everything Buc said above. How the pick glides through the strings while flatpicking has to be my favorite part though.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:30 PM

Before these I played with a medium celluloid and with the BCs iím Going back and forth between the .89 and 1.00s. The thicker strums/glides better. Itís really weird!

Now I have a couple of days left to decide if I keep the TD 35 and 40 or just stick with the same for each guitar.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 04:57 AM

I wouldnít pass judgement in expense... glass houses and all on my property.
Maybe one day I will try these expensive picks. In the meantime, several cheap options work great for me. COOL Heavy picks are outstanding, and cost a buck. And Gibson Heavy Black picks are also amazing. I spent $20 for a tin of those at Christmas. Dunlop Primetones are right behind.
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:41 AM

Found it.

It was in a Gruhns picholder keychain right where I put it.

It's still sticky.

Cold and sticky.

How does something stay sticky for years?
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:54 PM

View PostMikeCT, on 29 January 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

They will make it for you. Call them and tell them or when you buy it online just tell them you want it in 35 (comment box). They were doing to do that for me with a TP 35 but I decided to stick with a TD style. I'd call and just make sure it's a normal return policy still, but they'll make it. And it was going to ship the same day too so no wait.

Mike


I called them yesterday about 5 minutes after they closed (damn time zones), but e-mailed them and asked it they could make the one in the thickness or in my case thinness I want. Have not heard back yet.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:18 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 30 January 2018 - 12:54 PM, said:

I called them yesterday about 5 minutes after they closed (damn time zones), but e-mailed them and asked it they could make the one in the thickness or in my case thinness I want. Have not heard back yet.


Iíd just call them. There were very good about returning emails so they may just be jammed with something. Theyíll pick up.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:53 PM

What do folks here think about speed bevels?

For any that aren't familiar, this is what it looks like
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Yes it replicates pick wear. Obviously left handed players need the bevels running the opposite way from the one shown.

Do you find it makes a difference?
(I dont expect it to be noticed if you are strumming)
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:24 PM

Iím not an authority by any stretch but I think it helps. Iím not sure how it wouldnít even if itís just marginal.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:35 PM

Never tried one with a bevel............but I did order two with a left handed bevel a couple days ago just to scratch that itch and see if it makes a difference for my style. Certainly won't get a bevel from wear, 'cause they don't.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

View PostMikeCT, on 30 January 2018 - 01:18 PM, said:

I'd just call them. There were very good about returning emails so they may just be jammed with something. They'll pick up.


I just got the e-mail back from Blue Chip and they can do it, but it would be custom, so it would not have a return policy.

Decisions?

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 04:50 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 30 January 2018 - 04:34 PM, said:

I just got the e-mail back from Blue Chip and they can do it, but it would be custom, so it would not have a return policy.

Decisions?


What about trying the closest stock size to what you want to see if you even like it first? If you do and still want the custom size then exchange it for your custom size. You donít pay shipping again on exchanges (aside from you mailing it back).

Iíd mention that with this material you may actually like something thicker than your normally use. I played with 60 and 73s only before I bought these and now I find miyself playing with the BC 40 (1.0 mm) more than the BC 35 (.88 or .89mm). I never would have expected that.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

Here are my high end picks and some low end ones as well. I just gave most a run though playing the same opening intro to Peaches En Regalia by FZ. I still like the .73 pink Dunlop ones. The Herco has the best grip. I like about a .8 to 1.5mm and usually use a .8mm for my acoustics and electrics and also a 1mm. I rock a 1.5mm every now and again. Notice what tab book its on?
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

The bevel (L or R) is for speed and/or clean note finess. The round bevel (RB) is good for strumming. I often turn the right bevel TD point to the side when I want to switch to a chordial rhythm part and then turn the point back to the strings for arpeggio. I have a TD43 RB, seldom gets much action.

The heavy picks like the 60-100 are almost always used by bluegrass shredders, loudest diddle diddle volume contest with the banjo twangers. hee haw
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:59 PM

I've been thinking you're all crazy considering $35+ for a pick... but lately I've been playing a lot of slide guitar, strumming really hard and have a hard time holding the grip on my pick.

Is that a reason to look at one of these, or is it purely tone... any suggestions on how to improve grip?

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 04:43 PM

I've tried all the above, and my preference is far away the Pickboy.

Comes to about 90% of the sound of a BLue Chip for about 1/40th the price.

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