Check out these cool picks! We loved the blue Flotsam design that was submitted for custom guitar picks by the band Treading Lemmings. This art was printed on our acetal guitar picks, which work great for graphics that include color backgrounds that cover most of the guitar pick, such as the blue background in this design. We also liked how the fine detail in the creative logo turned out so well, even on small guitar picks!
In March 2013, The Treading Lemmings released “Flotsam”. The EP serves up five delicious new tunes. Much more akin to a fine dining experience than a to trip to the local diner;”Flotsam” provides depth, complexity, sweetness at times, and occasional bitterness for balance. With the typical lyrical finesse of Christopher Quinn, this project was also spiced up by some special guests: Nashville fiddle ace, Kurt Baumer, played on a homage to Keith Moon in “Goodnight Moon,” and inter-continental arrangement help was provided by the Dentists’ (seminal 90s Brit-pop) Bob Collins on “Doing Time On Placid Drive.”
To learn more about The Treading Lemmings, visit the following sites:
The custom guitar picks were created and ordered by Clayton customer Andy Hunt (aka Ricky), who plays rhythm (Rickenbacker) guitar for The Treading Lemmings. With the release of the new vinyl EP “Flotsam”, he wanted a new promotional pick to toss from stage. He worked with artist Carl Yonder www.carlyonder.com to take his artwork from “Flotsam” and turn it into a guitar pick design using the Clayton custom design tool.
To order your own custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
Are you looking for the quality of pick that you have come to expect from the Clayton brand, but with some extra attack for those speed riffs? Look no further than our Clayton USA Spike series. Available in 3 different shapes and 3 different gauges, these picks possess extra sharp edges and pointed tips that will allow you to get that killer attack you’ve been dying to unleash. Also, the Spikes are made out of the same pick material as our Ultem Gold series, so that you know they have the strength to stand the test of time, even after endless nights of hard-core rocking out. To order your Spike picks, visit http://www.steveclayton.com/spike.php today!
This week’s Pick of the Week was made for musical artist Heitor Crespo.
Heitor Crespo is a guitarist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has played the guitar since he was 7 years old, and he specializes in Elvis Presley music. Since he was 11 years old, he shared the stage with Elvis Impersonators in Brazil, and in 2009 he got the chance to play in the USA. He played with the Fever Band during this time, one of the best Elvis Tribute bands known.
In 2012 he got the chance to share the stage with Shawn Klush (the first Ultimate Tribute Artist by Elvis Presley Enterprises), Justin Shandor (winner of the Ultimate Tribute Artist 2010) and The Fabulous Ambassadors on his tour in Chile. They played for a sold-out Movistar Arena in Santiago and in the casino Enjoy Vina del Mar. The original Elvis female backing vocals performed on this tour too (The Sweet Inspirations).
During the past year, after another sucessful tour in Chile (Santiago, Rinconada, Coquimbo and Vina del Mar), Heitor had the chance to play at the famous Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, at the Heart of the King Festival with Shawn Klush, The Fabulous Ambassadors, The Sweet Inspirations and The Blackwood Quartet.
Upcoming Concert Dates:
June 22nd – Jacksonville, Florida.
July 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th – Las Vegas Heart Of the King
Shown above is a shot from Heitor’s last Chile tour, in Santiago.
To learn more about Heitor and his exciting career, visit:
We loved the classic rock style of Heitor’s red and black custom guitar pick design, which turned out wonderfully on our acetal material guitar picks. We think it is a design that is reminiscent of the Elvis style, and a perfect fit for Heitor.
Order custom guitar picks today! 3/19 is the last day of our St. Patty’s Promotion. If you place your order for custom guitar picks on our site at www.claytoncustom.com, and choose the USPS 1st class shipping option for orders shipping within the US, we will automatically upgrade your order to a free Priority shipment! You do not even need to enter in a promotional code to take advantage of this offer…we will take care of the upgrade for you once the order is placed. And that’s not all! In honor of the favorite color of the Irish, we will include a free pack of our popular Duraplex guitar picks, in green .88mm! So don’t hesitate, get that order placed ASAP!!
This week’s Pick of the Week was made for the band GodSpeed3.
GodSpeed3 (GS3) is a dynamic band whose variety of songs convey a positive message with an exciting stage presence and a modern rock edge. Over the past five years, the band has played for over 100,000 people and shared the big stage with Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, DecembeRadio, Jeremy Camp, Leeland, RoyalTailor, Audio Adrenaline, 33 Miles, Addison Road, Jonny Diaz, Mike’s Chair, Building 429, Abandon, Todd Agnew, The Letter Black, KJ-52 and Big Daddy Weave. Signed to TMG Records, GodSpeed3 was honored to be included on the official Grammy Nomination list in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The band has played from South Mississippi to Ohio, Texas and across the Southeast garnering rave reviews along the way.
With 13 major sponsors already on board and a new partnership with Holt International, GodSpeed3 has hit the ground running, with no sign of slowing, and look forward to spreading the good news with their own style of fun and exciting stage performance. Expect big things from this band.
To learn more about GS3, visit their site at www.GodSpeed3.com!
The GS3 picks were made on our white delrin pick material, which was perfect to support the bright colors of the band logo. The design really stands out! To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band EOS:
Featuring a whopping eleven-piece band, its four sizzling female singers put this group way over the top in the best of ways. The band features lead guitarist Joe “Ciid” Birardi, rhythm guitarist Bill Tuohy as well as bassist Wendy Williamson, and third guitarist Kevin Losardo. Add drummer Brian Picardi, percussionist Gerry Mac, and keyboardist Andy Ilyinsky and you have a full stage of rock and roll veterans that put on an unstoppable show.
Birardi’s “big” idea stemmed from watching the same old delivery in club after club where the music was governed by the stereotypical four-piece format. The EOS frontline is impressive indeed. Made up of Theresa Wilson, Dawn Szollar, Danielle Zelenak and Patti Ogletree, the four dynamic beauties spin rock and roll harmony between shifting lead vocal duties while the band holds it down behind them and it’s never a dull moment.
EOS has worked closely with several New Jersey charities including: Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon, The NJ Elks Army of Hope, Operation Jersey Cares, and The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Foundation. Thanks to you, they have been able to raise nearly $20K for these causes to date. All proceeds from their downloaded songs will be donated to our troops via Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon. EOS thanks you for your support! Find out more about EOS at www.eosrocks.com!
The EOS picks were made on our white pearl material, using the full bleed option that allows their design to fill the pick to the edge. We love the detail of their design, and the pearl is a great material to support the variety of warm color tones. Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Captain Ivory; a Detroit-based, high energy rock band, that is putting their own spin on Motor City Rock N’ Roll. The group pulls inspiration from many different rock artists, including Led Zeppelin, the Kings of Leon, and fellow Detroiter Jack White. The combination of many different styles and genres makes their live show something to behold, and the band is quickly gaining traction in the Midwest. They just completed a live album recorded all in one take at Groovebox Studios, Detroit. The songs, along with videos and other information can be found on their website: http://captainivory.com
The Captain Ivory guitar picks were made on our white delrin pick material, and we appreciated the high level of detail and artistic quality in their logo. To order your own custom printed guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
PS, be on the lookout for our next sale…we will be posting a blog with the discount code soon!
Hey Clayton Fans! Every year, we issue a new catalog of our products, including new items that we have just added! Our 2013 catalog is now available to download and browse through at http://www.steveclayton.com/mag/index.html. We are very excited, because this year each catalog page features a photo spread of a high profile musical artist or band that uses Clayton picks. This way, you can get an idea of what type of Clayton picks are used by guitarists in the big-time music biz! Also, keep an eye out for a couple new guitar picks that we will be adding for sale on our site as 2013 gets rolling Since Clayton has endorsement deals with musicians from a wide variety of musical genres, knowing what type of picks these artists use may also help you to figure out what picks will work best for you.
Happy New Year Clayton Fans! For many of us, it is now the time of year that means snow, frost, and that chilly bite in the air. Why not harness the power of winter to break the ice with your music? If you have not gotten the chance already, now is the time to try our Clayton Brand Frost-Byte picks. Made out of nylon pick material, these picks have a circle of textured surface that allows for maximum grip control on your pick while playing. This non-slip material is so sturdy, you will feel like the pick is practically frozen onto your fingers! These super “cool” picks are available in six different gauges, including .53mm, .66mm, .80mm, .94mm, 1.08mm and 1.22mm. The come in standard issue packs of twelve. Order today at http://www.steveclayton.com/frostbyte.php!
This week’s Pick of the Week was made for the band .bipolar.
.bipolar. is a four piece metal band based out of Las Vegas, NV. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, having originally formed in 2003 in Sacramento, CA. They also just released a brand new EP (their sixth) entitled Amor Fati in November which is available via their website at www.bipolarmetal.com .
Guitarist Rob Bauer and Bassist Chris Kmit both use these Clayton picks.
Shown below is a photo that the band used to promote their custom Clayton picks!
The .bipolar. picks were made on our white delrin pick material, with a full color print and a full bleed (which allows the design to bleed all the way out to the edge of the pick). To order your own custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com.