It’s exceedingly difficult to find a pick that delivers on all fronts, namely feel, tone, and durability. Indeed, before BlueChip, I’d never enjoyed more than two of those three important qualities in the same pick.

Though I’m always hesitant to gush, I can safely say that Mr. Goins makes the most balanced, empowering pick known to me. It almost literally sticks to your fingers, thus minimizing on-the-fly adjustments, drives through the string consistently on both up and down strokes, and faithfully transmits what you and your mandolin have to offer tonally, all this while staying at the top of its game for far longer than I’ve ever experienced.

Three cheers for BlueChip!

Additional Info

  • Band: Punch Brothers
  • Website: Website
  • Instrument: Mandolin
  • Awards:* 1997 – IBMA award for Album of the Year for True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe * 2001 – IBMA award for Mandolinist of the Year * 2005 – Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Deceiver * 2006 – Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance