Blue Chip Picks JD Crowe Banjo Thumb Pick BCT-JD

4.83/5 - 6 reviews

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JD Crowe Blue Chip Banjo Thumb Picks - BCT-JD

This is our JD Crowe thumb pick in large, medium or small . This pick was designed by JD Crowe and constructed to his very exacting specifications.

The JDL is the exact pick that JD uses. The pick bears JD's initials on the inside between the rivets. It is constructed using a custom designed stainless steel band and a 50/1000 of an inch(1.25mm) thick Blue Chip Banjo pick.
These picks are laser etched, professionally machined, and hand beveled to create the best thumb pick available.

Sizes available - order below
JD Crowe Banjo Thumbpick - Large
JD Crowe Banjo Thumbpick - Medium
JD Crowe Banjo Thumbpick - Small 
JD Crowe LEFT Banjo Thumbpick - Large - LEFT HANDED
JD Crowe LEFT Banjo Thumbpick - Medium - LEFT HANDED

These picks are amazing. If you get one I can almost guarantee you wont want to use anything else ever again and they are definitely worth the money. Keep in mind how much you use your thumb when you play banjo. I know they are expensive but only if you lose it. I used to be careless with thumb picks when I used cheap ones but it's funny how $40.00 makes you careful, I know I am with mine.

Note on sizes.
The Blue Chip Thumb Picks are adjustable and stay tight without feeling tight. If you presently use a Large or Extra Large plastic thumbpick, get the Large. If you use a medium get a medium, Large might be ok though because its adjustable. So if you are on the big side of a Medium you might consider getting the Large.
Small are good for women with petite fingers or children. Medium would fit an average size women's thumb.

Try a Blue Chip Thumb Pick and you if don't like it better than what you are using send it back for a full refund right away.

Thanks, Ross Nickerson


  • JD Crowe Banjo Thumbpick Large $40.00
  • JD Crowe Banjo Thumbpick Medium $40.00
  • JD Crowe Banjo Thumbpick Small $40.00
  • JD Crowe LEFT HAND Banjo Thumbpick Large $40.00
  • JD Crowe LEFT HAND Banjo Thumbpick Med $40.00
  • JD Crowe LEFT HAND Banjo Thumbpick Small $40.00

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Jan 10, 2024
JD Crowe Thumb Pick
I purchased this pick just over a year ago. Very comfortable and much better tone. These are quality picks so you can imagine my shock when the plastic piece broke off. I contacted Banjoteacher and Ross responded immediately. He said this rarely happens and I may have received a defective one. He told me that it would be replaced at no charge because the company stands behind their product 100%. I am excited to receive the replacement so I once again will be able to enjoy playing my banjo with this wonderful pick. Excellent customer service..............Thank you Ross!

Dec 29, 2023
It just works
For years I’ve used Dunlop metal thumb picks. Yeah, I know. Scratchy and harsh. But, those flexible plastic ones just never worked for me. I was constantly pushing it back on every few minutes. I’ve even dropped one, on stage. In the dark. With my only spare in the case, behind the riser. Mid-set. Not good. That was when I went all metal and decided to endure the tone issues. So, $40 for a thumb pick you say? Well. It’s probably worth at least that compared to the alternatives. Stays put, doesn’t get snagged, sounds natural. Hoping it lasts a long time.

Jan 29, 2023
the best
pricey but awesome. the most comfortable pick on the market. just seem to never wear out and sound great. they fit perfect and can be adjusted a little. get the size you wear in any other pick. I love the JD. the blade is a little shorter than standard.

Dec 25, 2022
Jd crow thumb pick
I had been using a simple common brand thumb pick from the time I started playing banjo. I decided to give this pick a try after reading so many great reviews. The difference was night and day. It fits snug and doesn't shift while your playing. I was having some trouble with my old thumb pick tapping the drum when I played the 5th string, but that immediately went away when I switched to the jd crow pick. The sound improvement was also great. It really brought out and cleared up the 4th string bass for me. It's expensive for a pick, but it's absolutely worth it.

Oct 29, 2020
Express delivery to Poland, I ordered on October 22nd and on October 29th, I received my package in the morning :) I am impressed by the professional service of the store. And of course the thumb pick is amazing and worth every cent :)

Sep 22, 2018
Blue Chip Picks - JD Crowe Thumb Picks
I was Very hesitant to buy a forty dollar banjo thumb pick, but so glade I gave in, it works perfectly, very smooth, it doesn’t move around, so I don’t have to keep pushing in in position, and it is so comfortable, I could wear it all day, the money that I wasted on cheep picks , I could have paid for it, Thanks. Richard Garrett

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