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    He seems to have switched (for the time being) to something other than Bluechip / Wegen. You can see it in this video at 1:39:25 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FWCH_h8SEuo&t=3690s anyone recognize the pick?

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    I can't quite make out what pick that is.
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    Default Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Nevermind.
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    It looks like a V pick? The classic?
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    Maybe his endorsement deal with Bluechip ran out and he is shopping for a new deal?

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    Default Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    It looks like a casin pick perhaps
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    Default Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMatt View Post
    It looks like a casin pick perhaps
    Yeah, maybe Red Bear?
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    What he uses means nothing to me, as I will never sound like him. I just want a pick that sounds good to me.

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    Default Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    interesting pick grip...pick looks a little like a Dunlop Utex; Chris must have heard I went back to them too

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    Wait a minute here, you mean to tell me I won't sound like Thiele if I use the same pick?

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    Default Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Definitely looks like a Casein pick. Redbear, EML, Manouche Picks, and several others are making them. I have a couple from EML and they're my current favorite.

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    Default Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Seale View Post
    Definitely looks like a Casein pick. Redbear, EML, Manouche Picks, and several others are making them. I have a couple from EML and they're my current favorite.
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    Default Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Here's some closeups.

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    Default Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    A truly vintage instrument deserves a truly vintage shell pick, just as very good contemporary mandolin and like pick go together. CT may be simply digging deeper into the nuances of what makes a classic tick...someday he may discover Monel strings, too -- if he hasn't already. Tony Rice understands this very well. 'Nuff said.

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    IMO, too light colored to be "real". Appears to be casein. To my non expert eye, looks like something from Hense.

    Interesting, as I've also been experimenting with some the casein picks in my stash. Don't think Chris is trying to sound like me. But maybe he can if he works on it more<G>.
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    Noticed that about a month ago too.

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    And here is an EML casein large triangle 1.5mm side by side with a CT55
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    Could be something else, but something real close to that is my guess.

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    Yeah, it's the pick that makes him sound so good.
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    Indeed, it looks like casein! Great, now I can buy one from each manufacturer and see which one makes me sound like Thile

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    Dang he shows a lot of pick

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    I wonder what kind of socks he is wearing?
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    Is that a Tone Gard, I see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wilson View Post
    Dang he shows a lot of pick
    thanks for mentioning that! I've been working on right hand and am glad I went back to look. I like being a bit of a fan boy, knowing full well I'll never sound like that. It's interesting to reflect on what he must think over to pick one pick or another pick, etc. No doubt he's also obsessed over pick grip, etc.

    I really do think most of what I want to improve on is my right hand; however and would search out his pick if we knew. I do like the bird-dogging of this thread!

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    I think the EML Casein server just exploded.

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    My Hense is darker(color, not tone), without the light patches.
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    Default Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    To me the coolest thing here is not the pick but how he holds it. He shows a lot of pick, yes. Also looks like it’s flopping around like crazy in a couple of those pictures. I know he says to hold it loose. This really brings that home.

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