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    Agreed. My mentor uses Dunlop nylon heavy. In my hands they sound bad. Like a cheap nylon pick. With him they are perfect. He likes my BC, but is afraid of losing it. (FWIW, I am now trying Ultex .73 again and it seems to add the extra volume I need in this band.)

    As to the Thile pick, interesting. It's basically the original Red Bear triangle. Might buy one to try it, but haven't really been serious about casein for a few years. It's another pick where I get more noise than sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    Agreed. My mentor uses Dunlop nylon heavy. In my hands they sound bad. Like a cheap nylon pick. With him they are perfect. He likes my BC, but is afraid of losing it. (FWIW, I am now trying Ultex .73 again and it seems to add the extra volume I need in this band.)

    As to the Thile pick, interesting. It's basically the original Red Bear triangle. Might buy one to try it, but haven't really been serious about casein for a few years. It's another pick where I get more noise than sound.
    Well, I just pulled the trigger and ordered one of these through Sweetwater... their site said "in stock" so I thought what the hell... give one a try.

    Cheaper than a BlueChip or RedBear and 1.4 is the same thickness of the pick (a secret) I currently use so I'm curious to see what CT & DA got goin' on. I'll do a post after it arrives...

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    Seems like it's getting harder and harder these days to find facts and truths that are "real"... so when I was told by a rep at Sweetwater on Friday that yes, they did have the new D'Addario Chris Thile pick in stock and yes, they would have it shipped out to me on Monday (today) I was excited about my purchase and looked forward to receiving it. But when I called them today to confirm that they were shipping it out the sales rep I spoke to gave me some lame excuse that they were "changing their shipping warehouse" or some such B.S. and that the shipping would be delayed for an undetermined amount of time.

    So here's an actual "fact" and the real "truth"... the didn't have the pick in stock. In fact nobody does! You can order one of these picks from a few retailers, but the truth is that they are not yet available.

    As someone who once ran an art dealership selling pieces of art worth tens of thousand of dollars I figured out very early on that the way to succeed in business was to 1. Always treat your customers like gold and 2. Deliver on your promises.

    I won't be doing any more business with Sweetwater. The water was not sweet and their brand of customer service has left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. "Nuff said...

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    Well I got an email this morning from Sweetwater stating that the Chris Thile Sig Casein 1.4mm Mando Pick was shipped on Saturday to me. Guess I'll know in a few of days.

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    Got mine in the mail Saturday from American Musical Supply. It was glassy smooth out of the package, but becomes a bit textured with some hand warmth. The tone is brighter than my normal Wegen. I like it better than the Red Bears Iíve used, marginally better than my primetone, and equal but different to the Wegen. Honestly, about like I expected ó but still a great gift from my wife!

    Side note: itís a good pick for getting clarity on my oval-hole mandola. I do prefer it there to the Wegen.

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    My email from Sweetwater said my pick was shipped today. Interesting.

    Haven't had a casein pick since the Compton Taterbug model from Red Bear. Can't find that one anywhere.
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    Eric at EML picks makes a really nice casein pick if anyone is interested. I also like his resin picks (I actually like them better than casein).

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    [QUOTE=Don Grieser;1758467]My email from Sweetwater said my pick was shipped today. Interesting.

    Well, so much for my above post... can't figure out what happened with mine. My apologies to Sweetwater.

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    I received mine from Sweetwater ordered Thursday the 20th arrived Priority Mail on Monday the 24th - great service as always from Sweetwater ;-)

    As for the "new" Thile pick I've only had about 5-10 minutes of A/B time w/the D'Addario vs. the BlueChip - and Drew who posted prior nailed it comes out of the gate glass like a red bear but quickly tacks up a bit....its a nice pick for sure!

    Maybe I'm nuts but it still doesn't "quite" have the clarity that the CT55 has....is it within $10 of that, well you be the judge ;-) I'm glad I got it for sure, its a nice back up to the CT55 and should this ever change I'll update my post/comments.

    But since March 2011 the CT55 has been the pick under the strings ....

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