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Pick of the Week – Deadbeat Darling

This is a great logo on a great pick! This simple, yet creative logo looks so nice on our Acetal guitar pick. Below is a description all about Deadbeat Darling. “Equal parts mischief and bliss, eloquence and irreverence, Deadbeat Darling is a New York City-based rock band whose music shimmers with hints of dub and electronica, and has thus far inspired a rabid and eclectic  fanbase solely upon word of mouth. They released their debut full length album “Weight of Wandering”during the Summer of 2009, followed by a sold out [...]

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Pick of the Week – Hourcast

This week we have a nice Acetal Rounded Triangle.  We love how the band Hourcast designed this pick. It looks just like their website! It has nice deep dark colors of black and red with a blue undertone. Hourcast is a rock band out of Boston.  They just released their new album Dystopia, and are currently on tour throughout the nation. To find out if they will be in a city near [...]

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Pick of the Week – Sixteen Cities

This week we have an awesome White Delrin Guitar pick, with full color imprinting.  The bright colors of this graphic, look really sharp on this pick. Sixteen Cities is a really amazing pop-rock band from Portland, OR.  Not too far away from us here in Talent, OR.  This band, just recently had their album “Pray You Through” featured on a recent episode of the popular WB show “One Tree Hill”.  They are [...]

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GodSpeed3

Recently endorsed band GodSpeed3 is a christian rock band from Mississippi.  Travis was born in Picayune, Mississippi. He grew up listening to Elvis Presley and watching his movies. He took up guitar and has been playing lead guitar for about 25 years now. He toured with a professional band who opened for artists like Lee Roy Parnell, The Kentucky Headhunters, Leann Rimes and Restless heart. When he isn’t playing guitar Travis likes to go camping, four wheel riding, watch movies, or play [...]

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Pick of the Week – Dirty Dan’s Cool Rockin’ Daddies

This week we have a very colorful pearl pick by Dirty Dan’s Cool Rockin’ Daddies! The colors are so vibrant and pretty on this pick, it was a sure pick for our Pick of the Week! You have to check out their website at: http://www.dirtydanbuck.com/ The first thing you see is their logo (like their pick) creativly placed.  Then you have gotta love their slogan “They’re old, they’re angry, and they’ll rock your ass off!” Ha! Pretty funny :).  Anyway, Dirty Dan Buck, the band frontliner, used to be  in [...]

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Pick of the Week – Sinister Ego

This week we have a heavy Rounded Triangle Acetal Pick with a one color imprint. The great thing about Acetal is that it looks nice, and plays even better! This pick was printed by the band Sinister Ego.  Their bio from their website is below:

“SINISTER EGO is a creative mixing of the talents of Jeff “Necro” formerly of Casket Snatch, Jason “DOA” formerly of Corpsescrew, Adrian “A J Shotgun Vegas” formerly [...]

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Pick of the Week – Johnny Deluxe

This week we have selected a guitar pick on our Acetal material. We liked how it used a neon yellow color, with a chalky black.  Johnny Deluxe is a Danish band. They a really nice website at: http://www.johnnydeluxe.dk , which is all in Danish.  They have quite the creative video on his site called Flex. The music is very catchy and has a very european vibe to it. The picks were ordered by lead singer Noam Halby.  They are a Danish band that was formed in London. The band took [...]

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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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