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Blue Chip Opinion by an Ex-Skeptic
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Huntley Slim Mar 19, 2010.

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Jan 31, 2013
Huntley Slim replied to Chad's discussion Blue Chip Opinion by an Ex-Skeptic
"Daryl, I got into a guitar store while I was on vacation, and I hadn't brought my BlueChip. I tried to lay down some fiddle tunes on a couple of the guitars in the store and was quickly reminded why I play the BlueChip all the time. It was like…"
Mar 19, 2010
Chad commented on Stefan Jadefjord's group Blue Chip picks
"Aren't they guaranteed from breakage?"
Jan 24, 2010
Chad replied to fkearns's discussion "Bonaparte's Retreat" chord question
"Yeah, that's what we always played."
Nov 29, 2009
Thomas Williamson replied to Chad's discussion Blue Chip Opinion by an Ex-Skeptic
"Ordered one last night to try (the large triangle). I didn't know for sure what thickness to order. I like medium picks for acoustic guitar so I ordered a 1.25mm. Hope that correlates to a medium. I'm anxious to try it out. Tom"
Oct 6, 2009
Guy Hill replied to Chad's discussion Blue Chip Opinion by an Ex-Skeptic
"I just love my TAD 40 "lefty". I keep trying other picks for comparative purposes, but always end up using the Blue Chip. Fully worth the $35 IMHO."
Sep 9, 2009
Daryl Price replied to Chad's discussion Blue Chip Opinion by an Ex-Skeptic
"The longer you play the Blue Chip, the more you will hear. Actually, you'll probably have a few doubts about how good it is until you've played it spell. Your licks will speed up, clean up and you'll learn how to handle the pick. It…"
Sep 9, 2009
Chad replied to Chad's discussion Blue Chip Opinion by an Ex-Skeptic
""the price will go up even more!" I know you're kidding and all, but I thought I should add this: The reason Blue Chip picks are expensive isn't because they are "better than the other guys". The reason is that they…"
Aug 20, 2009

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Favorite Flatpickers
Brian Sutton
David Grier
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Blackberry Blossom
Beaumont Rag
Favorite Guitars
Blueridge BR-160, Martin HD28

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At 9:21am on April 30, 2009, Dave Bendlin said…
that's some nice pickin', Chad... good job!! Were all those tunes played with your BR-160? ...sounds great
At 12:33pm on April 30, 2009, Dave Bendlin said…
you're right, you can definitely hear the difference... she really opened up in the 8 mos.

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