Products Used: Clayton Inner Lock Straps and Clayton Custom Standard Shape, 0.56mm Ultem picks.
“When you’re in an indie band, a lot of the times you’re “riding by the seat of your pants” and depending on your gear to help you make the money you need to get to the next venue or back home. Steve Clayton’s products offer the dependability we need for the peace of mind we desire.
My Steve Clayton locking strap is essential to helping me keep my bass on while I lay that bottom-end groove. When we’re recording and I need to play some lead for a track, it’s Steve Clayton Ultem picks that help me get that sound I need to bring the track to life. As a finger-picking bass player, I must say I give all other picks the finger.”
Ryland Parrish is an American Indie Rock/Pop bass guitarist and co-founder for the band Beyond Beyond. Known for dynamic bass lines that, collectively, scale all of the octaves of his five string Spector®, Brandon brings a lot of attention to the bass by putting a lot of passion and technical skill into his writing. In August 2014, Brandon’s skill was enough to catch the attention of Spector Bass and Steve Clayton, leading to be endorsements by both companies.
Rylands’s exclusive strap choice for his bass is Steve Clayton’s Locking Strap model.
Although Brandon’s style of bass playing exclusively uses finger picking, he prefers Steve Clayton’s standard shaped Ultem picks with a gauge of 0.55mm when laying lead and rhythm guitar tracks on recordings.
Ryland Parrish on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SnakeByteBass