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Blue Chip pick suggestion

#81 User is offline   billroy 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:04 AM

I agree with FZ fan, $35 for an improved playing experience is a short price to pay. Now that I have a couple, I'd say these are nice, glad I have them - but not sure if they're nicer than some of the other selections out there for shorter money. T-Sal has me interested in the Gibson Heavy. When I lose these in a week or so, i'll let you know if I like them enough to order again.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:09 AM

View Postbillroy, on 13 February 2018 - 05:04 AM, said:

I agree with FZ fan, $35 for an improved playing experience is a short price to pay. Now that I have a couple, I'd say these are nice, glad I have them - but not sure if they're nicer than some of the other selections out there for shorter money. T-Sal has me interested in the Gibson Heavy. When I lose these in a week or so, i'll let you know if I like them enough to order again.



Pick up a couple of Gibson heavy picks. As Sal says they’re good also. And only pence
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#83 User is offline   PrairieSchooner 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:22 AM

$35.00 guitar picks, $100+ capos...where would the world of commerce be without dedicated hobbyists looking for the next accessory (says the guy who just ordered a $46 glass slide) :rolleyes: .

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:40 AM

View PostPrairieSchooner, on 13 February 2018 - 10:22 AM, said:

$35.00 guitar picks, $100+ capos...where would the world of commerce be without dedicate hobbyists looking for the next accessory (says the guy who just ordered a $46 glass slide) :rolleyes: .



And to think I used to use a lipstick tube cover as a slide, and buy single replacement strings to make a set last longer.

As a reality check, I only paid $50 (+$10 for the cardboard case) for my 1948-1950 J-45 just over 50 years ago. But it was pretty well-used for a guitar that was less than 20 years old.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:32 PM

View Postj45nick, on 13 February 2018 - 11:40 AM, said:

And to think I used to use a lipstick tube cover as a slide, and buy single replacement strings to make a set last longer.

As a reality check, I only paid $50 (+$10 for the cardboard case) for my 1948-1950 J-45 just over 50 years ago. But it was pretty well-used for a guitar that was less than 20 years old.


Yeah. I got my first guitar when I sold the PA from my first band that had dissolved (I was the singer and owned that piece of equipment). Sold it back to the store I bought it from, and I don't remember the conversation or the dollar amount, but it went something like "How much will you give me?" "$200 and this used guitar." "How much without the guitar?" "$200." So I took the guitar. It was a Harmony Sovereign H1260; wish I still had it!

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:45 PM

To the doubters, just buy a Blue Chip and try it. I can’t put mine down!
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:17 AM

View PostJinder, on 15 February 2018 - 06:45 PM, said:

I can’t put mine down!



That's because it's so STICKY.......

Bwahahahahahahaha.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

View PostJinder, on 15 February 2018 - 06:45 PM, said:

To the doubters, just buy a Blue Chip and try it. I can't put mine down!
They are nice. I was a doubter too. My Gravity Gold Series pick is really nice too.
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#89 User is offline   billroy 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:33 PM

I got both the TD 45 and TAD 50 (TAD 50 for slide). I just sent the TAD 50 back today, to replace it with the TAD 40.

I noticed the TAD 50 sounded muffled compared to the big triangle med fender pick I had been using, and the TD 45 sounded a bit brighter... or louder than the TAD 50. Hoping going for the TAD 40 continues the trend and I get the great pick you are all talking about. Will report back when it comes in.

I do think the feel of the pick is better - but didn't get the sound I was hoping for.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:49 PM

billroy, you'll be much happier with the 40... it won't be dull I promise.

I returned a TD60 someone recommended, way too dull.... replaced with 45.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:09 PM

View PostTarrr, on 16 February 2018 - 02:49 PM, said:

billroy, you'll be much happier with the 40... it won't be dull I promise.

I returned a TD60 someone recommended, way too dull.... replaced with 45.


Nice to hear - looking forward to it! (Thx)
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'00 Fender Strat (American Standard)
'90 Fender Strat (Korea, bought in an open market in Korea... yeah it might be real)
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:19 PM

Hey Folks - I saw this dead horse on the side of the road and felt a need to beat it. I just got my replacement pick (a TAD 40 in place of a TAD 60). My assessment is the TAD 40 still muffles the sound of the guitar compared to a Fender Heavy. From what everyone else is saying, I guess I just hear things different than everyone else (probably why I sound so darn good to myself!)

Anyways - I'm keeping it until I get a nice guitar to see if something transforms, but just ordered a case of Gibson Heavy Black for now.
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#93 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 02:02 PM

What a cash grab! I've only purchased a 2.6mm chicken pick for my Les Paul playing (link), but that's it besides some Fender premium picks of various gauges for both electric and acoustic guitar.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:34 AM

View PostLeonard McCoy, on 25 February 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

What a cash grab! I've only purchased a 2.6mm chicken pick for my Les Paul playing (link), but that's it besides some Fender premium picks of various gauges for both electric and acoustic guitar.


It may be, but no one bats an eye at a $2700 J-45.
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#95 User is offline   billroy 

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 03:34 PM

Here's an angle that I'm not sure has been discussed. Unless you can afford 20 of them (~$800 US or so) the stress of keeping track of a single pick just isn't worth it. A pick's a pick, you put it in your pocket, you put it down, you bang it on the table, you leave it places.

I like the bluechip, it sounds different, softer than my fender heavy tortoishell, i believe it does offer a better grip (a few songs i just play better with it) but the stress of keeping track of 1 pick is just not worth it. At a min. you spend 20 mins a day speeding around to all your past locations looking for it, at a max - you go for several agonizing days searching all the places repeatedly wondering where the hell it went, not really wanting to play guitar because you can't find your favorite pick blah bah dee blah blah. And then it turns up, in the middle of the floor, of the freakin room you work in, day in and day out wtf (happened twice).

I just ordered a tin of Gibson Heavy picks for $21 US... comes with 72 of them I believe. Now that's a number i don't mind decorating my house with. Maybe too much, if there's anyone that has a tin of mediums and wants to swap half of them send me a message, variety in bulk is even better. Mine are supposed to be hear end June, will report back how I like them then.

To give them props though - I do like the bluechip pick, i give them a thumbs up, but stress of any type bothers me... when i can order a pile of them i'll be back, until then my every day driver will be something i can afford in bulk.

Is investigating homemade picks of any value, does anybody have stories on successful homemade pick attempts - I've heard stories of folks using wood and stone, but not sure how I feel about that?

Regardless, Happy Friday,

Keep picking... in bulk ; )
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:38 PM

View Postbillroy, on 01 June 2018 - 03:34 PM, said:

.....the stress of keeping track of a single pick just isn't worth it.

Really? More urgent things to stress over than a guitar pick. There are only three places my pick ever is......in the strings on a break, on the corner of the desk with the tuner & capo when the guitar is bagged.......or in my hand.......always know right where it is. You can do it! And relax! [flapper]
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#97 User is offline   billroy 

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

View PostBuc McMaster, on 01 June 2018 - 07:38 PM, said:

You can do it! And relax! [flapper]


LOL - thanks for the words of encouragement, but I know my limitations!
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 06:02 PM

My fear isn't that I'll lose it.
My fear is that I'll still sound bad...
and then lose it !
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:26 AM

Some thumb picks I should've thrown away but I've never lost one. Finally quit trying new ones after settling in with a Blue Chip JD.
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:32 AM

I have a TP35-1R (which is .89mm) and it is the best pick IMO that I own. I've tried wood picks, metal, a lot of the plastic or cellulid ones, V-picks(which are great), Gravity Picks(also great) and the BC hands down wins.
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