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Teardrop Picks

This week, we wanted to draw some attention to our custom teardrop shaped picks. Many of our custom pick materials are available in three different shapes; rounded triangle, standard, and small teardrop. We often have customers request picks that are best for playing jazz music, and teardrop should be the first choice!  The small size offers a quick response when playing, and the slightly rounded tip will provide a warm tone. We have this shape available in a variety of materials, including ultem, acetal and colored delrin (several gauges available as well). Despite the smaller size of the teardrop shaped [...]

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Double the fun!

Sometimes, there just isn’t enough space on one side of a guitar pick to put everything you want on it, especially since guitar picks are so small! This is why we offer the double-sided printing option for most of our guitar picks. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Shown in these images are examples of double-sided guitar pick designs. The blue design is on our acetal material pick, and the customer chose to just duplicate the same design on both sides of the pick. The green design was done on acetal material as well, with a band [...]

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Themed Picks

Sometimes, one type of custom pick just isn’t enough. Steve Clayton, Inc. customers often choose to order several different varieties of custom picks with the same, or similar, designs. ¬†Shown in this image are examples of guitar picks that have been ordered in sets so that there was not a limitation of one pick type. The first set of picks in the image has three different animation designs, printed in different colors on white pearl, ultem and orange delrin picks. They customer even tried different shapes…using standard and small teardrop. The second set is a great example for advertising because [...]

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Using our Graphics for Your Custom Picks!

Thinking of creating a custom designed guitar pick? We wanted to let you know that we have a lot of graphics available in our design interface that you can use to help create your design! Some of our customers have specific logos that they want to upload into the design template, but others just want something really cool to put on their picks! Shown in this image are some examples of how customers used our graphics to create their designs. Included here are an orange delrin pick, a white pearl pick, and a white delrin pick. You can easily access [...]

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Fantastic Full Bleeds!

We wanted to show off a few of the really cool designs that customers have created recently for custom guitar picks. These are customers who did not hold back when designing their picks; they have a lot of color and detail and they all came out great on our picks! These customers all chose the “full bleed” option for their guitar picks. This means that, instead of having a small border around the artwork, the design will bleed right to the edge of the pick. It is a little bit more expensive to choose this option for custom picks, but [...]

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The Beauty of Pearls

Here at Clayton, we offer three different white picks for custom design, including white delrin, acetal, and white pearl. If you are looking for a classy pick that is great for playing, or for use as a promotional tool, white pearl is optimal. Our white pearl picks have glossy finish, and they are marbleized, so they automatically have the “upscale look.” White pearls can be great with either single or full color designs, as shown in the image below. White pearl picks are also very popular for weddings, since they look nice and can support a design with any color [...]

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A Guide to Changing your Strings

I once owned a guitar shop, with a repair department, and replaced many guitar strings. Here are a few good tips, I would like to share with you. Guitar Strings
Removing old strings Using a string winder, and starting from the low E string, unwind the string, until you are able to disengage it from the hole in the machine head. Work across the guitar repeating this procedure. This will place the least amount of stress on your [...]

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Brown is the new Black!

Looking to add some variety and warmth to your custom guitar picks? Try switching your design color to brown! Lately we have noticed some very nice brown designs being submitted by our customers, and we wanted to show them off. If you are creating a custom design for our colored picks, you are limited to using black only, but if you are working with any of our white picks, or our ultems, you are open to a whole new set [...]

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