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Jun 28, 2018 - 6:22:46 PM

resotom Players Union Member

USA

850 posts since 6/13/2012

Received my order for a Blue Chip thumb pick today. Had to modify it so it wouldn't slide around my thumb. I ordered a large because that is what I currently use with my Zookies.. The blade is slightly behind the wrap-around part of the thumb pick but the action of the blade is very good. Otherwise, it is a very comfortable pick to use on fast rolls and backward rolls. I know this subject has come up often on this forum but have any of you experienced any problems with this ? Your comments would be very much appreciated.

Jun 29, 2018 - 8:15:22 AM

Hobo

USA

15 posts since 5/2/2018

How did you modify it... bending the metal band to be slightly tighter? They say never use the blade as a lever to bend the metal part as it will come loose or break. I ordered a large as you did and it's just a wee bit lose also, I've gotten used to it and prefer its fit to the tightness I get with a Zookies large. I love the Bluechip!

Edited by - Hobo on 06/29/2018 08:17:09

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:09:45 PM

67 posts since 9/23/2010

Nice product, and it fit well and was comfortable. However, I never really saw a significant difference to warrant sticking with it since I can purchase a lot of the pro pik thumb picks for the cost of one Blue Chip, and I like the Propik's tone. Not everyone likes Pro Piks either, your experience/mileage may vary.

Edited by - McPickin on 06/29/2018 12:10:51

Jun 29, 2018 - 2:10:11 PM
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resotom Players Union Member

USA

850 posts since 6/13/2012

I filled the inside of the Blue Chip with blue painters tape for about four layers then trimmed them to match the contours of the wrap around thumb part. Not only did this tighten up the thumb part to my comfort level...it stopped any sliding of my thumb inside the pick. Works very well now.

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:22:31 PM

2 posts since 6/27/2014

I had similar problems with my Blue Chip thumb pick. It never felt like it was on very good and was likely to come off any second. I had been using Zookie large 10 degree before the Blue Chip. I was a NAMM show in Nashville last year and stopped by the Dunlop booth. They introduced me to Ultex Gold Large Thumb Picks. I love the tone I get from them and have not broken a single one yet. Zookies broke with me all the time. to tell you the truth I am not even sure where my Blue Chip Thumb pick is now. These Ultex flat picks are awesome also plus their Primetone flat picks are excellent. I was at the booth on Thursday and requested they make a Primetone version thumb pick....they are thinking about it. Hope you guys find this interesting.

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:17:11 PM

resotom Players Union Member

USA

850 posts since 6/13/2012

Keep us posted on this topic .

Jul 2, 2018 - 6:35:29 PM

rbarnes

USA

54 posts since 5/30/2012

I have “modified “ one of my BC picks for a better fit using two pair of needle nose pliers and CAREFULLY reshaping the metal band, that one has never been as comfortable as the others, it’s difficult to get the right curvature. My other two fit really well right out of the tube. I use the medium

Jul 2, 2018 - 6:49:59 PM

resotom Players Union Member

USA

850 posts since 6/13/2012

I noticed that the Bluechip thumb pick has a more bass response on the top three strings as opposed to the Zookies. Have any of you noticed this with your choice of thumb picks ?

Jul 2, 2018 - 6:52:20 PM

resotom Players Union Member

USA

850 posts since 6/13/2012

I like my top three strings to be very bright sounding and the lower bass strings bright sounding as well. I find that the brand of strings has a lot to do with this. Any comments would be appreciated..

Jul 3, 2018 - 7:22:43 AM

345 posts since 1/29/2013

I’ve have used the same L BC thumbpick for the last 5 years or so. The fit is more loose than the golden gates I used to use but it never rotates or comes off. I’m not looking for something different.

I’d be curious how many others lick their fingers before sliding on picks. I do and it works great at “gluing” them on.

Edited by - BrianMac on 07/03/2018 07:23:29

Jul 3, 2018 - 9:06:18 AM

815 posts since 1/10/2009

quote:
Originally posted by BrianMac


I’d be curious how many others lick their fingers before sliding on picks. I do and it works great at “gluing” them on.


I do that Brian. My fingers seem to vary in size with time of day and how much abuse they have had from work, I’m a log builder when I’m not playing. If they are a bit swollen then the moisture helps them stay put. 

I have been using a Blue Chip thumb pick for at least 7 years and it’s the only pick I’ll ever need. As I’ve said before in several topics like this I always have to adjust the fit of any thumb pick to be comfortable on my huge thumb. I use 2 pairs of needle nose pliers and shape the band for a perfect fit, avoiding the rivet area to not strain the brittle hard plastic. I imagine some thumbs fit the pick as is but if not just shape it yourself.

Jul 3, 2018 - 9:56:20 AM

resotom Players Union Member

USA

850 posts since 6/13/2012

I also lick my fingers then wipe off the residue and my picks stay on ..

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