I have tried all kinds of pick brands over the years and finally found some picks that I like to use. My thumb pick is a BlueChip J D Crowe medium. This is one comfortable pick. I also use Pro Pik double wrap for the comfort factor. I really like the combination of these picks. I like the playability too. These picks did not cause any kind of discomfort after several hours of jamming at a bluegrass festival. I thought I would share this with those who may be looking for some picks that offer some comfort to whoever needs it. Maybe you will like these picks too.
I had been curious about the BlueChip for years but didn't want to order one because I was afraid it wouldn't fit and the money would be spent for something I wouldn't use. In August I attended a banjo camp and I finally had the chance to try all variations of the BlueChip pick there are and also settled for the JD Crowe medium (I tried two of these and one fit me better than the other). It is a great pick and totally worth the money but I still would recommend to first try them in person until you find the one that fits you perfectly.
I’m a BlueChip (JD Crowe model) disciple. From the moment I slid it on my thumb I knew my pick searching days were over. Comfortable, stays put, sounds good. There are many sizes and models to choose from on the BlueChip website.
Edited by - Pick-A-Lick on 09/27/2021 15:24:01
I really like the JD Crow large with the ProPik angled double wrap. Very comfortable.
I've loved the standard JD thumb pick for years and had no complaints at all about it, but after trying the RESO version of that pick on my banjo, I quickly began preferring it over the thinner bladed standard version. Now when I go back and forth, the standard version sounds plinky compared to the deeper tone I get out of the RESO version.
But of course it's all personal preference and I tend to like thicker flatpicks on guitar and tenor banjo as well.
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