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89 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: Bought from the maker
I started making and using real t-shell picks back in 1993 and used the exclusively until I tried out the first Blue Chip pick someone handed to me. I have to give credit where credit is due... the Blue Chip is a better pick than a real shell pick because it *never* wears out and STILL gives great tone, like real T-shell. The pick I'm using now (Blue Chip TAD-60) is going on 5 years of use, without *any* signs of wear. Real T-shell picks WILL eventually wear enough to have to be replaced. But hey...I enjoyed making my own picks and I knew it was only a matter of time until someone came up with a superior material. My style of playing is very aggressive...and the Blue Chip pick can take it, without ever wearing out. Just a super product... ... ...
Overall Rating: 10
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