As a beginner, I’ve tried to give myself every advantage I can to succeed at learning to play the guitar. Purchased a nice Martin 000-18 and became a Banjo Ben Gold Pick Member. Also, I purchased about 20 different picks from 99cents to $35. Well, at first I found the cheaper, thin picks easier to play and shyed away from thicker picks, especially my $35 Blue Chip. But after some advice from Ben himself, I have tried using the Blue Chip more and quickly discovered my strumming improved and the quality of the sound was far superior to the thinner picks. If anybody is wondering whether or not these Blue Chip picks are worth it, well, in my opinion they are if you want better sound and improved control. I guess even a novice like myself can spot quality when he hears it and feels it.
Just thought I would share with the group.