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Blue Chip pick suggestion

#61 User is offline   billroy 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:06 AM

Just looking at the BC pick site... how do you pick the option you want? Is it you strictly should get the shape and size I like today - or do they have recommendations based on playing styles etc...

Besides their selection, I didn't see anything to help guide you through the selection process.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:26 AM

View Postbillroy, on 06 February 2018 - 05:06 AM, said:

Just looking at the BC pick site... how do you pick the option you want? Is it you strictly should get the shape and size I like today - or do they have recommendations based on playing styles etc...

Besides their selection, I didn't see anything to help guide you through the selection process.


Because these picks are so expensive, you may want to experiment with cheap picks to find a shape, size, and thickness that works for you before buying Blue Chips. The cheap picks won't be a perfect analogue, but may give you an idea of shapes and sizes you like or dislike. They do have scaled photos or drawings of each pick, so you can compare with what you are using now or what you experiment with.

Pick choice is about as personal as you get. What works for me might well not work for you.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:01 AM

billroy, BC Picks does not offer recommendations because words have different meanings, stairway to heaven.

For playing mostly rhythm, you might want a more rounded tip, many options.

For playing lead, you might want a TD teardrop tip.

Thickness, thinner will make it more bright and the thicker will make it less bright.

Road goes on forever....
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:48 AM

Thanks Tarr / J45N - I'm pretty solid with the shape / width of what I use today ( 2 different ones), so will try to replicate one of those(with the speed bevel though!) to check them out.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:21 PM

I was very kindly send a Blue Chip pick by a fellow former which arrived today, and Iím frankly astounded at how good this pick feels and sounds. So warm sounding and has such a buttery feel across the strings. I spent an hour with my 2001 Epi EL-00 and couldnít stop playing-I wrote a song within twenty mins and couldnít put it down...Iím a convert!

Iím looking forward to seeing how it wears...or doesnít. I can definitely see some more of these coming into my life.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:14 PM

They have a refund policy if you return it within 30 days all you pay is shipping if you are not satisfied. Unless you do a custom design, like have your name on it or get a pick in different thickness than what that shape comes in.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:37 PM

I will never criticize anyone over how he/she spends money on gear. I've made some choices that many could and have questioned. I just know I lose picks a lot and losing a BC would be a sad thing indeed. ☹️
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:42 PM

Why don't they do a .50 mm ?
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:43 PM

And where do they sell Blue chips picks in the UK ?
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:07 AM

http://www.jp-guitar...p/blue_chip.htm

Search google . Blue chip picks uk

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:21 AM

I really do hope someone on this forum gets commission. $35 for a pick is over the top - but evidently easier to justify than a new guitar.

I started out showing her a $4500 H bird i was thinking of ordering, and after she came down off the roof - the $35 pick didn't sound that bad... so i ordered 2 (a TD 45 and TAD 50). They've shipped, and can't wait for them to arrive - I'm hoping for a Jinder like experience!
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:37 AM

View PostJinder, on 07 February 2018 - 01:21 PM, said:

....and Iím frankly astounded at how good this pick feels and sounds.

It does indeed. Nothing else like it as far as I'm concerned.

View Postbillroy, on 09 February 2018 - 06:21 AM, said:

$35 for a pick is over the top......

But only if you lose that $35 pick. It will never wear out, which makes it an excellent investment if you don't lose it!
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:08 AM

Hi all - got my blue chip picks yesterday (a TD 45 and TAD 50 - TAD for 3 string slide). I feel I notice a difference, but it doesn't hit you over the head as much as I thought it would. At first blush I feel an understated benefit to tone is how easy they are to hold and keep a grip on.

Regardless - here's a (non-Gibby) comparison of the TD45 and a Fender Heavy Tortoiseshell Pick (my regular go to). This is played on a non gibby mahongany dread, recorded straight into my iPhone with garage band than uploaded to soundclound. Apologies for background noise etc... i'm learning - but hope it's informative. Pick Comparison

FYI - I play a little something with one then other, and then repeat for 3 different types of strumming. If there's any guesses to which is which, or comments to differences, I'll post which pick played first than second later today / tomorrow morning... if not i'll humbly crawl back to my rock till i think of something else to bother you all with ; )

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:49 PM

I bought a TAD40 and a TPR45 after reading the thread and hearing them exhalted to heaven on UMGF.
They are definitely great picks. I got mine last week, and really enjoy them. I wonít gig with them though.
By the way, if these picks merit an ďAĒ, my black plastic gibson heavy picks are an ďA-ď, and they cost $20 for a tin of 40.
I donít regret the purchase, as they are nice and I will use them at home.
I also like the COOL Heavy picks. By the way... they cost a buck.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:50 PM

View PostThemisSal, on 11 February 2018 - 03:49 PM, said:

I bought a TAD40 and a TPR45 after reading the thread and hearing them exhalted to heaven on UMGF.
They are definitely great picks. I got mine last week, and really enjoy them. I wonít gig with them though.
By the way, if these picks merit an ďAĒ, my black plastic gibson heavy picks are an ďA-ď, and they cost $20 for a tin of 40.
I donít regret the purchase, as they are nice and I will use them at home.
I also like the COOL Heavy picks. By the way... they cost a buck.



Hey ThemiSal - How come you wouldn't gig with them?
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:52 PM

 billroy, on 11 February 2018 - 04:50 PM, said:

Hey ThemiSal - How come you wouldn't gig with them?

I'm guessing he's like me and afraid he's gonna lose it st a gig.
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This post has been edited by bayoubengal1954: 11 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:15 AM

Yep.

That, and they feel sticky.......

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:09 AM

I wouldnt gig with them because I would be bummed if I lost one.... Yup.

Nice picks. For me I might pay $10 bucks for them again - not $35 though.

Again - no knock on the picks - just the value to me. I really like them.

I just also really like these:

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:31 AM

I like Ďhavingí a blue chip pick
But it wouldnít ruin my life if I never had one

The gibson picks for some reason I canít fathom really nice picks
I like the larger tri cornered ones rather than those little uns


Sometimes I like a thick pick and sometimes I reach for my little herco gold picks
Sometimes fingers



But the blue chip pick wonít make anyone fantastic. Theyíre just a plectrum


Most of the times the song chooses the plectrum rather than me
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:40 PM

I guess think of it this way. A pick is a tool we use to play our guitars with. Some use fingers. Now if this tool is good and worth it, should we not get good tools and use them. If it helps you play better, maybe. $35 for a pick? What, you must be kidding, but do you bat an eye at a $2749 J-45? Is that overpriced?

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