Blue chip picks

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by Nilitara, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Nilitara

    Nilitara Senior Member

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    Hi all

    Hearing really good reviews of these...unfortunately not available here in the UK, just wondering is anyone using them? I understand they are quite pricey!! Do they warrant the price tag?

    Nige
     
  2. gbroadhurst

    gbroadhurst Premium Member

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    Yes a TD 40. Does not bend, in fact it would more than likely snap before bending. Had one for about 3yrs now. Bought it when I picked up a Martin D42 Peter Frampton. Now use it playing a Lester.
    Overall wearing well, never feels like it is slipping out of my fingers, seems to make strings ring brighter.
    I do also believe they go kinda weird if you get them wet, according to Guthrie Govan
     
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    drugprowlingwolf Senior Member

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    Never tried 'em but a pick is a cheap way to get a noticeable difference in tone.

    That said, these aren't cheap for picks, lol.
     
  4. Nilitara

    Nilitara Senior Member

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    Thanks for your reply, it was the TD 40 I was looking at. They are 1.00mm aren't they? Currently using a 1.00mm JD
     
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    Yes they are 1mm. I really do like it and would buy again.
     
  6. NorlinBlackBeauty

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    Blue Chip picker here. I have two TAD 50s and three TAD 40s. Started using BC on my Martins ~2 years ago. Very little pick/string noise. They glide off of the strings with little perceived friction. Maybe I'm just telling myself that for the $40 a pop. The tone is outstanding.

    The TAD 50 is perfect on the .013" - .056" strings on the HD-28 and the TAD 40s for my D12-28 and LP (both .010s). The 3 pointed TADs will probably last forever. I've conditioned myself not to loose them - so far, so good.

    Pricey, but they do not wear out. You literally need a microscope to see any signs of significant wear. Made of Area 51 stuff or something.
     
  7. scrumm21

    scrumm21 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    .....and I thought V-Picks were pricey......wow
     

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