If a black Friday deal presents itself, I am considering investment in a Bluechip thumbpick. Before I do, a couple questions:
- Preferences are admittedly all subjective, but is there a general preference between the original BCT-1, the JD Crowe, and the Russ Carson? I’m leaning towards the JD based on the shape. For reference, the pick I have been using is the Dunlop on the left in the photo below.
- Of the two Dunlops on the left, I typically use the medium. Any idea what size of JD would be comparable? Is the metal thumb loop of the Bluechip fairly malleable and thus adjustable? Speaking of size…
- This is a general thumbpick sizing question. I have the four picks in the photo. In each pair there is a M and a L. In the picks on the left, the diameter of the thumb loop seems to be the same and the difference in size appears to be with the size of the pick blade. In the picks on the right, the blade size again varies, but there is also a very obvious difference in the diameter of the thumb loop. Does sizing in thumb picks typically refer to the size of the thumb it fits around, the size of the blade, or both? Maybe the diameter of the M on the left only appears the same as the large because it has been stretched out from wear.
- Any other thoughts on the Bluechip thumbpicks? Was the day you received your Bluechip the day you started living?
Thanks for any insights you might have. You can also try to sell me on some Sammy Shelor fingerpicks over the National NPs I have been using if you feel passionate and motivated.
P.S. After writing this, but before posting, I watched Jake’s video on the Bluechip sales page. I probably should have done that first. Anyway, it was really helpful. But, I would still like to hear what you have to say. The sizing question still has me spun around,
*Site maintenance note for @BanjoBen… There is a typo on the sales page for the BCT-1 (lenght).