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We <3 Pearl

One of the best combinations for guitar pick materials and a custom design is the white pearl pick material Scatter1with pink printing on it. Pink always turns out on our white pearl picks, and it looks vibrant and eye-catching on the marbleized background. They work perfectly for promotional items or for wedding favors. The design shown on the picks to the right is one that is frequently ordered by this particular Clayton customer. The design is sometimes done on our black [...]

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Pick of the Week — Boss Fight

This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Boss Fight. Boss Fight is a 4-piece (Kevin, Steve, John and Mikee) band from Chicago that plays pop punk. Boss Fight formed only about 9 months ago, and they played their first show on January 13th of this year (at the Subterranean in Chicago). According to band member Mikee, the Boss Fight music tastes contrast pretty strongly, so in the end they have an interesting blend of explosive pop punk riffs and more ambient bridge/breakdown segments. Mostly, they say [...]

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Kamelmat – New Endorsee

Professional Musician, Session Musician, composer & producer.

Guitar Virtuoso & multi-instrumentalist.
(All guitars, Lap Steel, Piano & Keyboards, Saxophone, harmonica, Bass, Drums & Percussion, Indian Sitar, Laser Harp, Vocals)

Kamelmat is the conjunction of all possibilities of this very complete musician who takes music as a whole, without borders, frontiers or musical tags.

From a very early age till the present, he has worked in Jazz & Bossa Nova, Rock & Pop, Heavy Metal, Music-Hall, House music, and he is an [...]

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Don’t Forget That We Have Gift Cards!

Are you thinking that custom guitar picks would be the perfect gift for the musician in your life, but you are unsure of what type of picks to order or what design to put on them? We have the perfect option! Clayton USA offers custom guitar pick gift cards! We have three different types of cards available. The first is for text-only custom picks, (30 picks with a design that only has text, no graphics) for a value of $30. The second is for 100 picks with a one color imprint, any design, for a value of $45. The third [...]

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Pick of the Week — Fred Mandel

 This week’s Pick of the Week is for musical artist Fred Mandel.Fred Mandel is has had an amazing career as a professional guitarist and keyboardist. Some of the highlights of his musical journey include touring and recording with Alice Cooper, Queen, Supertramp and Elton John, and contributing to other recordings including Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”   For the past two years he’s been working really hard to complete his very first solo project, in the rock genre. To learn more about Fred Mandel and his music, visit his facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Fred.mandel.37 Fred’s [...]

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Order Within the Next Week to Get Picks for Christmas!

Okay, Christmas is speeding around the corner! We wanted to remind all of our customers about the last days that you can order to receive your picks in time for gift opening on the 25th. If you order by Monday, December 17th, you can still take advantage of our free standard shipping (3-5 business day transit time) and have your order arrive on time. If you order by the 18th, you would need to choose Priority Mail (2-3 business day transit time) and they will arrive on time. Orders placed on the 19th will need to have 2nd Day shipping [...]

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White Delrin or Acetal?

It is hard to tell which pick is right for you with all the different materials that are available. We get asked a lot here in the custom pick department what the difference between Acetal or White Delrin is so we thought today we would point out the differences :-). Delrin and Acetal are essentially the same material. However, there are two separate patents/blends for this plastic.   The harder blend and the pigment of our Delrin picks will create a brighter tone, whereas Acetal produces [...]

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Custom Pick Production Times

We get asked often what our production times are for custom guitar picks. We have many pick materials available and they each have their own process so the production time does vary from 48 hours to 6 weeks. So if you need something quick don’t worry we do have several 48 hour options for you available! Production times (shipping transit times are not included) are listed below by the material (this can also be found in every pick description and on your [...]

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