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    I have used all kinds of picks, original shells, Tortis, and other composites of materials...........but these new Blue Chips are extrodinary and outstanding in tone, playability and speed. Call Matthew Goins at 865-803-9442 or check out his website at www.bluechippick.net. Danny Roberts that plays with the Grascals, absolutely loves them and Paul Williams is using them. These things show hardly no wear after a long period of use.

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    Not a particularly informative website.

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    Never heard of this pick before but I've sure heard of Danny Roberts.
    Even talked with him on the phone when I called Gibson once, Nice guy. I sent an email asking the price and question about the shape and thickness. Guess I'll hear something pretty soon. Thanks for the info.
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    Hmmm...perhaps a pic of the pick wouldn't hurt.
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    Matthew's website is only about a week old with just the front page; He will have pictures of the picks soon. The guages he has now is a Blue Chip 40 tear shape, a tricorner pointed and a tricorner with slighly rounded edges about 1.4 mm, and the same a little thicker the Blue Chip 50 at a 1.5. Everyone on the Cafe here has what they like, whither it be original shells, Tortis, Wigens, or whatever, But I am sold on these little guys.

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    what is the price of these picks?

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    For now, these are $35. That seems high, but this material is so incredibly strong, and too, Matthew said that the tempature factor on this over 900 degrees. He said he had a 3 inch peice of this that he had a blow torch on with a digital thermometer and the material barely turned color. This again, is the best material I have ever used for picks. You will just have to try one to believe it.

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    <You will just have to try one to believe it.>

    At $35 bucks? Don't think so.

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    Not to sound negative but what does 900 degree temp have to do with tone and volume? The pick will never be around that temp.
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    I guess that depends on how fast you play...
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    Skittle,
    If the material is that durable, does the pick have any flex at all being from 1.0mm to 1.14mm.
    What is this composite material?
    How are the end bevels?
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    Perhaps the maker would consider offering some introductory pricing to drum up business. $35 for a pick that almost nobody has ever even seen let alone held or used seems a little steep, even if those two highly regarded folks mentioned above do use them.
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    A booth at summer festivals would be a good way to let players try them.
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    Checked out the website. Looks like they should be called the brown chip pick ......

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    Would be interesting to try out and see how this material sounds.
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    I would like to hear how they sound compared to the Tortis (Red Bear) picks.
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    There are pictures, descriptions, pricing and even a shopping cart, the navigation is across the top. Since it was easy I ordered one, I'll let you guys know. It's still cheaper than a new mando.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Kevin K @ Mar. 12 2008, 11:45)
    If the material is that durable, does the pick have any flex at all being from 1.0mm to 1.14mm. #
    What is this composite material?
    How are the end bevels?
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    Yes it has flex and the ends are beveled and polished.

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    $35 - is that each?

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    Here are some specs on the Picks

    http://www.bluechippick.net/Specs.htm

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    Some people insist on denigrating a product with knowing little or nothing about it. Why is that? If you don't want to buy it, don't buy it. But leave off the nasty remarks, it does not put you, or this site, in a favorable light.

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    [QUOTE]Some people insist on denigrating a product with knowing little or nothing about it. Why is that? If you don't want to buy it, don't buy it. But leave off the nasty remarks, it does not put you, or this site, in a favorable light.

    I agree with you.But you got to say thats too much for a pic that hasent been out long. Maby after it gits a name bump it up to that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (AlanN @ Mar. 14 2008, 14:39)
    Some people insist on denigrating a product with knowing little or nothing about it. Why is that? If you don't want to buy it, don't buy it. But leave off the nasty remarks, it does not put you, or this site, in a favorable light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by
    $35 - is that each?

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    I love my Tortis picks just FINE!

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