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BlueChip SR60: Speed Bevel or Round Tip

A recent thread here got me thinking about trying a BlueChip SR60 to sweeten up my Altamira M01.

I'm just wondering whether I choose the round bevel as opposed to the speed bevel. I heard from BlueChip that the round tip is a bit darker but that's a subjective opinion.

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  • Craig DenneyCraig Denney Columbus, Ohio✭✭ 2011 Zwinakis
    Posts: 43
    I have one. I'd get the speed bevel. Mine has the bevel, but I have the XR60 with the round bevel, and it's way too mellow. And I just don't like the attack it can give...glides off the strings too easily.
    kevorkazito
  • Posts: 2,389
    I went with speed bevel.
    Still mellow and warm sounding with that round tip.
    kevorkazito
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • The side corner edge of my KS is rounded and not too far from the profile of a SR. tip. While OK for rhythm I personally find the attack too flabby for me.
    kevorkazito
    The Magic really starts to happen when you can play it with your eyes closed
  • NemanjaNemanja ALD Original
    Posts: 11
    I've got the SR60 with the speed bevel and I really love it! It's my favourite GJ-pick at the moment.
    I also have the TD60 without the speed bevel and I find it doesn't glide through the strings that easily.
    Jazzaferrikevorkazito
  • Posts: 2,389
    Speed bevel sort of develops naturally as you wear the pick, other picks not the blue chip as it barely wears after years of using it, so when I was ordering mine that to me was the only way to go.
    Is there a situation where round bevel is better?
    Jazzaferrikevorkazito
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • TexasRedTexasRed South Texas, San Antonio✭✭ Dupont Nomade
    Posts: 22
    i have an xr with the speed bevel, its still pretty round and the bevel is less pronounced than other my other BCs. Buco has a point, your not going to wear a bevel into it so i think its best to just order it that way
    kevorkazito
  • kevorkazitokevorkazito Winnipeg Manitoba Canada✭✭
    Posts: 178
    Thanks for the comments. I'm still on the fence about paying 50 bucks by the time the pick gets to me. If it sounds great then I guess it's worth it.
  • JSantaJSanta MD✭✭✭ Altamira M01
    Posts: 112
    I've heard great things about these picks. I spent about $25 on my current Gypsy Jazz pick and I have never felt like I overspent. The Blue Chips last forever and I think you'll be more keen to keep an eye on it.
  • Posts: 2,389
    Don't judge it immediately, give it a week or so. That's about how long it took me to realize the difference for the better.
    But then I did a blind test with a friend where a friend was playing turned away from me and me listening and I picked out blue chip as my favorite tone among 5 or so other picks, all the usual GJ suspects.
    kevorkazito
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • bopsterbopster St. Louis, MOProdigy Altamira M30, Wide Sky PL-1
    edited February 2015 Posts: 415
    Just made comparison between SR 80 and V Pick Large Rounded Pearly Gates. Exact same shape, V Pick is 2.75mm and has very comparable sound and feel. V Pick is $4.00. Some sanding was required to "warm up" the sound, as bevels tend to be too sharp for my taste.
    kevorkazito
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