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Pick of the Week — Open Sky

This week’s Pick of the Week is for a band called Open Sky, and we loved how their cool blue and black design came out on our acetal material picks. “After years of preparation, Open Sky is about to burst onto the scene with their debut full length album! Brothers Mike, Jared and Nathan, along with longtime friend Jon, have been tirelessly forging songs that feature infectious rhythms and powerful, heartfelt lyrics from their studio in Ottawa, Canada. Over the years, Open Sky has worked in various studios across Canada, including the [...]

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Pick of the Week — Stefan Nagy

This week’s Pick of the Week was designed for musician Stefan Nagy. His simple and classic design was printed on our white delrin picks. Stefan Nagy is a Canadian Singer/Songwriter hailing from Montreal. After finding his father’s hand-crafted Spanish acoustic guitar with only 1 string on it in the closet at age 9, his talent quickly gained recognition with his fast-learning capabilities, nimble fingers and an inclined ear. Self-taught and influenced by everything from the Classic Beatles, Zeppelin, Tom Petty and Steve Miller to bands like Guns N Roses, RHCP, [...]

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Hollywood Doll

Hollywood Doll is an Essex-based band whose musical style reflects the best of Glam, Punk and Sleaze Rock. The band was the brain-child of lead guitarist, Matt Rowe who approached bass player, KT Glitz and Hollywood Doll was born in June 2008. Matt and K.T. were later joined by Charlie Webster on drums. The band had two singers throughout the following year, neither of whom quite fit the bill. In May 2009 Charlie decided he’d rather play guitar, so in June 2009 [...]

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Clayton Counts!

Hey Clayton fans! Check out this awesome video that features Clayton picks!! It was created by one of our customers, John C. McCain. He is a teacher in South Portland, Maine, and he writes and records music at home. He uses our acetal small teardrop picks in a 1.52 gauge. It is a cute counting video that is also associated with learning music. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXz3lrERLXI

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Pick of the Week — The Alarm

This week’s Pick of the Week was created for an alternative rock band called The Alarm. They emerged from North Wales in the late 1970s. They started as a mod band and stayed together for over ten years. As a rock band, they displayed marked influences from Welsh language and culture. By opening for acts such as U2 and Bob Dylan, they became a popular alternative rock band of the 1980s, retaining a small but loyal following to the present day. Their picks are made on our acetal material, in a rounded triangle shape. We love [...]

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Twlight Star Booboo Stewart and Fivel Stewart Clayton Booth NAMM 2011

We had lots of different artists singing at our NAMM 2011 booth this year, which included Booboo and Fivel Stewart of “Booboo and Fivel”.  You may recognize Booboo from the very popular Twlight Saga movies. He plays the youngest werewolf Seth Clearwater in the series. Him and his sister Fivel are currently in the band “Booboo and Fivel”, and have released a single titled “Rainy Day”.  You can view the video at the bottom of this post.  Booboo is an official endorsed artist at Clayton, Inc. so we brought him into NAMM to help promote his amazing talents as a [...]

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Ultimate Guitar.com songwriting contest!

We are sponsoring a contest being held by one of our endorsed artists Kole on ultimateguitar.com. The contest consists of using the m7b5sus4 chord, you are to come up with the most unique chord progression possible. Entries will be judged on how idiomatic the composition is, solidarity of harmonic functions, melodic shape, creativity, and a unique/identifiable rhythm. The prizes include 100 free custom picks, guitar polish, a guitar strap (From Us 🙂 ), and a Free 60 Minute Songwriting Lesson to [...]

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Mick Madness

Mick Madness was recently endorsed with us! Mick Madness grew up on the streets of southwest Detroit, Michigan. He began playing the violin at the tender age of 5. He hit the stage for his first violin solo at 7, and the passion for performing live had begun. After several years of playing in the school orchestra, Mick discovered the guitar. Along with chorus class and his new obsession with the electric guitar his songwriting skills were realized. Guitarists such as Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were a big [...]

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