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Sweetheart Picks

So through the years I’ve seen quite a few picks made that I label “sweetheart” picks. These picks have speical sayings for a loved one on them. red_picksWell, my boyfriend is being deployed to Iraq for a year (he is in the National Guard) so I thought I would make him some picks with 100 different love notes and inspirational sayings on them for when he is missing home. Even though they were ooey gooey he really appreciated them! If you are [...]

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Custom Picks – Nikon Live

nikon1Today we finished a HUGE order for Nikon Live. This is the 2nd year we have made picks for their Nikon Live events. Each year we have done a custom blend of pick color that matches the Nikon logo. For very large orders we are able to provide custom blends of color with any of our materials, and we can have them made into any gauge. Nikon live features all kinds of really talented bands, if you have a chance to go to one of the concerts you will not [...]

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Serving our Country – American Hotties and Camo Picks

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This week my brother-in-law was called to duty over in Iraq. As of today he has arrived into Iraq safely and will be there for the next year. We sent over several guitar picks with him including our American Hotties and our Camo Picks. Playing music is such a great past time for the troops over there. Over the years we have supported many efforts to send musical products to the troops, as we appreciate all that they sacrifice [...]

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Ultem vs. Tortoiseshell

A loyal customer e-mailed us today asking about the difference between our Ultem pick and authentic Tortoiseshell picks. What a great question for today’s post. Most of you have probably never played with real tortoiseshell before. This is because it became illegal to produce/import tortoiseshell into the United States in 1947, which was before even I was born! A lot of guitar picks are made to have the appearance of tortoiseshell such as our cork-grip picks. However these are actually made of celluloid. Some people bring me some pretty convincing celluloid and tell me they have a true tortoiseshell pick, [...]

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10% off Through April 30th

In case you missed out on our newsletter, we are currently offering a 10% discount custom orders placed through April 30th.blog1 Just use the promotional code APRL09 to get 10% when checking out. This week we’ve had quite a variety of different custom picks. Here are few we did this week. We’ve been making the Helmet guitar picks for guitarist Page Hamilton for years now on our Acetal Rounded Triangle 1.52 and he just recently ordered more. The brighter colors that were [...]

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Earth Day – Garage Band Picks

garage_bandSince it is Earth day we thought it would be fitting to talk a little bit about our Garage Band guitar picks that we released in January of ’09. Each package contains over 100 mixed guitar picks. This mixed assortment are our picks that didn’t get put back into their correct re-claim bin, or fell onto the floor, where misprinted, etc. These all get collected, all images removed and re-packaged into nice clear boxes. Not only are the picks in the box [...]

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Custom Picks – Green

Hmm wasn’t St. Pattys day last month? Well it must be spring fever then because we’ve had several Green orders this month!green_pick1 Most of the picks featured are on Green Delrin which is made out of a very durable material and is one of the most popular and widely used materials available. We offer Delrin is 5 other colors such as red, orange, yellow, blue, and purple. They are colored according to gauge. The Green Delrin is made on the .88mm gauge [...]

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Ed Hardy – Guitar Picks

hardy_picksCurrently our Ed Hardy picks are selling like crazy, so I thought I would take a moment today to talk about the pick line.  If you don’t already know about Ed Hardy, once you know you will start seeing it every where, especially on celebrities and musicians.  Their clothing and other items feature colorful classic tattoo designs by Don Ed Hardy.  Clayton, Inc. started making Ed Hardy guitar picks over 3 years ago. When we started the brand wasn’t that strong, but [...]

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