We have a really cool picks and a really cool band this week! This lovely pick is by the band Stephanie & THREE, which is local to Clayton, Inc. here in Southern Oregon. I love the shades of pink on the pick, and the design is just way to cool! Stephanie & THREE is an aggressive Rock ‘n’ Power-Pop Trio, that plays in clubs and venues throughout the Northwest. We always love seeing local bands being successful. I posted a video below so that you can really see how awesome this band is! Make sure to check out their website to find out where you can catch their next performance. www.threemusic.net
Attention Clayton customers! Do you have a big gig, or event or party coming up for New Year’s? Clayton custom picks might be just the item you need to complete your celebration! And it’s not too late to order… Just visit www.claytoncustom.com to create your pick design. You can place your order for your custom picks online as well, after you have saved a design in your account. Because there is a bit of a time crunch though, you will want to be sure to choose second-day or overnight shipping for your order to make sure that your picks arrive in time for New Year’s Eve. If you choose one of these rush shipping options, we automatically make your order a priority, and we do everything we can to get your order shipped out the day after you place it! So don’t hesitate…start 2011 with some custom guitar picks from Clayton!!
We have another endorsed artist this week! This time it is for Patrick Vega! Patrick’s pick featured this week is printed on our Acetal material with a lovely colorful design. Patrick has ordered tons of different designs in the past from us, so he is quite the guitar pick designer. Our custom imprint department talks to Patrick quite often and they all really love him. Patrick showed the love back by doing a video all about Clayton picks! Which is totally awesome! Check it out below.
A little background on Patraick is that he is a player that is capable of great technique. In general though, he follows the unexpected, adventurous route rather than the (expected) technical/theory route. Alternate tunings, tasty leads and heavy but ambitious rhythm guitar parts that are accessible yet eclectic.
Patricks’s playing and songwriting displays a blend of vintage grace & modern rock/metal attitude. The music is influenced by acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Joe Satriani, The Cure, Rage Against The Machine, KoRn, Puddle Of Mudd, Seether, Tool, Classic Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, PJ Harvey, Tricky, Ozzy Osbourne, Vega’s former guitar teacher Brett Garsed and various movie soundtracks.
This week we have a different style of pick. This is a full black overbleed on our Acetal material. It looks like a black pick, but it actually is white on the other side. This is a great option because you get the look of a black pick, but it is printed on our popular Acetal material. We really loved Eldebrock’s design, plus they are an endorsed band here at Clayton. They have a very cool website at: www.eldebrock.net. Really, it is quite impressive there is some amazing flash animation on their site. They currently have just released their debut album, which can be downloaded on iTunes. Their music is really unique, and they have clips of it on their website, so make sure to listen. The band Eldebrock took shape in the early spring of 2009 when founding member, Del Bannerman(rhythm guitar), along with Richard Lalonde (bass guitar), recruited Jay Wegenast from Vancouver B.C. as the lead singer. The spring and summer of 2009 was spent in a small town in Saskatchewan writing the music for the debut album. Barrett Moore (lead guitar), who grew up with Jay in Forestburg, Alberta joined in late 2009 adding his own touch of Zakk Wylde and Slash influenced lead guitar to the tracks that finished off the sound they were going for.
We recently just endorsed The Bad Animals! The bands offical bio: “Recreating the passion and power of an institution like HEART isn’t an easy task for a tribute band, which probably explains why there are very few Heart tributes currently working in the United States. The Bad Animals are one of the select few that capture the raw energy of a live HEART concert.
Hailing from Minnesota, The Bad Animals are made up of 6 of the most accomplished and recognized musicians from the region : Lisa Ebbers on lead Vocals, Joelle Negaard on Lead Vocals and Guitar, Tim Davis on drums, Aaron Carlson on Bass & Vocals, Lewis Sego on Keyboards and Leni DiMancari on Guitar & Vocals.
Taking on the task of recreating a band like HEART takes incredible musicianship, and the members of the Bad Animals have previously laid down their own history on the music circuit throughout the United States.
In concert, the band is incredible, with Lisa covering the power of Ann Wilson and Joelle capturing the subtle and softer side of Nancy Wilson, creating breathtaking harmonies.
Their show spans 3 Decades of Multi platinum HEART Music, performing their Chart Topping Singles, Rock Classics and Arena Rock Power Ballads.
The Bad Animals have been dubbed one of the hottest Tribute bands on the circuit, and give an energetic performance capturing the Power & Energy of HEART. Catch the Bad Animals on the Call of the Wild tour this year.”
Ok Clayton fans, this is the last special sale of the Holiday Season! Today and tomorrow only, we are offering free shipping on all orders of custom guitar picks. This promotion applies to any order placed within the United States, using standard or priority shipping. All you have to do is place your order for your custom designed picks on our website at www.claytoncustom.com. When going through the ordering process, you will see a prompt to apply a shipping discount code. If you enter in the word Free, you will receive free shipping on your order!! This promotion ends on Tuesday, December 14, so your order will need to be placed before midnight, central time, to be able to use the discount. And hurry, because now is the time to order for the holidays if you have not already! The following are the last days that orders can be placed in order to reach you before Christmas, according to the type of shipping you choose:
Parcel Post: 12/15/10
Priority Mail: 12/16/10
UPS Second-Day: 12/20/10
UPS Overnight: 12/21/10
So start designing today, and don’t forget to review the above schedule before choosing your shipping method! Happy holidays from Clayton!
Just in case you missed our Facebook post we wanted to share with you that we are having a Tenacious D contest! This is in honor of their recording their next album . To enter you just need to go to our Facebook and find the post about our Tenacious D contest, comment and your done. Hurry up because the winner will be chosen on Monday! Winners will receive: a pack of Pick of Destiny guitar picks, a Tenacious D replica, and a Tenacious D LED necklace. So let us know your favorite!
This week we have a Rounded Triangle Yellow Delrin pick for the band Young & Desperate. They are a female fronted Dutch band. They recently won a big national Dutch band contest Make More Music. This band is known for their amazing live performances. Their first national single is recorded with Michel van Schie (Anouk, Van Velzen, Evers Slaat Door, and many, many more). Their MySpace (http://myspace.com/youngdesperate) provide a great way to keep in touch with the band. Also make sure to check out their website for additional information on the band. www.young-desperate.nl. They have a really neat video, check it out below!
We recently endorsed Ross Coppley, Ricky Alexander, Andrew Williamson, and Randy Harper of the Ross Coppley Band. The Ross Coppley Band is a country/rock group from Georgia. They are one of the most energetic and entertaining live bands country fans have ever seen! To check out more of the band and listen to their music you can visit their facebook or myspace. Also, you can check out more about the Ricky here, Andrew here, and Randy here.
Are you ready to order some custom picks for the holidays? It goes without saying that custom guitar picks can make wonderful gifts. Our professional quality picks can be custom printed with anything from names to photos, and quotes to logos. For the musician in your family, custom guitar picks are a unique gift that is both personal and serves a practical use! And now is the best time to order, since we have just started our Clayton Custom Pick Christmas Sale for 15% off your order! This sale starts today, December 6th, and continues through this Thursday, December 9th. If you have ordered picks from us in the past, you probably received our e-mail blast with the discount code… but in case you didn’t it is XMAS10. When you place your order online, all you have to do is enter that code (all capital letters, no spaces) when prompted to automatically get a 15% discount on your order! So visit www.claytoncustom.com to start creating your custom pick design today!