Would you trash this or keep using it?
@JoeB IMHO, I would take some sandpaper or a nail file and round the edge a bit, unless you’re missing hitting strings with it, I would still use it. I also buy like a dozen of those thumb picks too, just in case.
Are the blue chips made from something different where they do not do this?
Yes. I don’t know what that material is, but it’s TOUGH! I’ve had 2 BlueChips for about a year and I haven’t noticed any wear on either of them.
I would throw this one away, yes.
Keeping this one to remind me of a bonehead mistake made a few weeks ago sitting in my truck. Spare pick was so tight my thumb was going numb. Used a lighter to attempted loosing. Pick went up in flames immediately like it was soaked in kerosine! Tossed it out into a rain puddle. Burnt my thumb from melted plastic and left the most horrible smell inside the cab! Don’t try this at home, or in your rig…
Change it and see if it affects your playing.
I just took a look at my pick and it looks like yours. My playing has been really ragged lately and I never thought to take a look at my pick! Thanks.
How do you like the Golden Gate pick? I just got one the other day while visiting Austin, TX. They seem very durable.
Ouch! Thanks for sharing that lesson. Not one I’d want to learn the hard way.
I seem to recall reading about using heat to shape those picks, but I think it was with hot (boiling?) water. May be worth a shot?
Ha, your welcome Mark. Know about the hot water but none was readily available at the time…
Make sure you take your thumb out of the pick before placing it in boiling water.