I sat long and thought hard looking at the web site before I put in my order for a Blue Chip pick via PayPal.
I can hear sgarrity and Bucket snickering already!
It was surprisingly easy once I decided to do it. One click and it was done! $35.00 plus $3.00 for shipping. Funny thing is it only cost 88 cents to send it.
Anyways I forgot I ordered it until I got it today. It came very quickly, just a day or two. As soon as I pulled it out of the package I wished I had gotten one a little bit thinner but oh well.
I went upstairs and pulled my mandolin out and first I played a few minutes with my old picks I use (cheapo's) and got the feel and sound firmly in my head.
THEN ... the moment of truth came. As I picked up the pick it felt strangely cool to the touch like some exotic alien material. LOL!
I don't know what I was expecting ... maybe to tremelo like the Dawg? Blaze on the strings like Thile?
Well I started slowly with scales and exercises and played a good selection of tunes that use all the sounds a mandolin canb make. Tremelo, chop, doublestops, fast riffs.
My conclusion? This is a nice pick ... the bevels make it a tiny bit easier to play. Just enough to be noticable. Also for such a slick and polished pick it is not slipperly at all.
Is it worth $38.00 dollars? I don't know yet but I will say that this is without a doubt THE most expensive pick I have ever bought and that is including two TS picks I bought years ago.
For the first time in my life I am seriously contemplating a little pick holder to put it in. Because I KNOW if I just stick it in between the strings and leave it in the case I might have it a week or two.
We have two gigs this weekend. An indoors gig at a church and then another at a big picnic outdoors.
Supposed to be hot this weekend too so I'll see how this pick holds up.