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Blue Chip and Timber Tone Lignum Vitae Picks

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by gitapik, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. gitapik

    gitapik Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    I took the plunge and went for a couple of Blue Chip picks (Jazz50 and STP50) and they really are all that. Literally "keepers" because you really don't want to lose a $35 pick. The fact that they're so durable, sound great, and don't slip is very, very cool. I know that there are a lot of people who don't understand spending that kind of money on a pick (I've been using the Dunlop Black Jazz III and have to admit that I didn't get it, either), I've gotta say that I really dig these picks.

    Now: on the other end of the spectrum is the Timber Tone Lignum Vitae pick. It is perfect on a Strat if you're looking for some grit. Fantastic for blues work and rock where you want that scrape and extra bite. I used to use one before landing on the Jazz III. Last night I was using the Blue Chip and decided to revisit the Timber Tone and A/B them. It's a totally different pick...and I love it.
     
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  2. Lance

    Lance Friend of Leo's

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    I've been a Jazz III (red) guy for ages. Which model Blue Chip would probably be a good choice?

    (yeah.....I've been curious about them)
     
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    Lance Friend of Leo's

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    Did I read that right? He's selling a single pick for $75?
     
  4. JD0x0

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    I have a lignum Vitae pick as well, along with some other wood picks. I love the tone they give, but I also tend to use a jazz III. The tip on the Jazz III is a bit smaller and finer than the wood picks, which I like, but the wood picks can have better tone in some situations.
     
  5. gitapik

    gitapik Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Exactly. I really love the Jazz III, but the wood sound on the Lignum is perfect for some stuff. Dry 'n gritty. Can really dig in there. Funky stuff.
    Yeah...he's got a couple at that price. Mine are $35 each. They say the material they're made out of is super expensive. I was very skeptical. But if these things last as long as they say...they definitely sound and feel right.

    I got the Jazz50. It's a very little bit smaller than the Jazz III. Same feel, but a little smoother. There's a 60 as well.

    They've got a good return and exchange policy. I won't be sending mine back.
     
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    Where did you get the Blue Chip?
     
  7. gitapik

    gitapik Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    http://www.bluechippick.net

    I've been using mine quite a bit, lately. I keep using the Jazz III, still, simply because I like it and it's a great, inexpensive fall back, in case I lose the Jazz50. But the more I play this Jazz50, the more I like it.

    The STP50 is ridiculous with my LP. Especially with mid to high OD/distortion.

    They're really nice for acoustics, too.

    I don't want to be the guy who "convinced me to buy this stupid pick"...so remember that the return policy is 30 days. You won't break one. All I know is that the more I play them, the more i like them. They're different and require some getting used to.
     
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