To start shopping for Christmas gifts, especially a customized gift! We do have a holiday shipping schedule on our custom site, but sometimes it can be missed so we thought we would also share it here. Custom Guitar Picks are a great gift not only for that special guitarist in your life but also for business cards, new baby announcements and more. The gift ideas for custom guitar picks are really endless, picks aren’t just for musicians ! Below is our last day to order schedule based on what shipping method you choose. This is for the following pick materials only: Colored Delrin, White Pearl, White Delrin, Acetal, Ultem, Carbonate, Text Only, Eco, Metallics and Colored Pearl. Unfortunately, it is past the cut off date to receive a specialty item by Christmas, those materials are: Glow in the Dark, Black Celluloid, and Hot Stamp Foil. These do take 4-6 weeks to produce so they would likely arrive sometime after the holiday. We also often get asked if your order will be received by the holiday if you are not located in the US. To receive a package internationally by Christmas we recommend ordering FedEx Express shipping ($35.00) which takes 2-3 days and is traceable with insurance included. Also, we would strongly suggest sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your ORDER ID number stating these are for a Christmas gift so we can mark it to go out in time for Christmas delivery (this applies to international orders only, if you order by the dates below and one of the materials listed above you do not need to do anything else to receive by Christmas). If you have more questions regarding Christmas delivery you can email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-877-752-9484.
After nearly five years, the highly anticipated Judd Hoos sophomore CD is now a reality. Rarely does a recording effort involve such a length of time and such a monumental effort to produce! The actual recording was accomplished in two separate commercial recording studios, one hunting lodge in rural South Dakota, numerous motel room/studios and a few sessions that occurred as the band was rolling down the road on the way to covering the nearly 40,000 miles they travel each year. Logistics aside, the CD is a labor of love for the guys in Judd Hoos. The process is also unique for another important reason. The band underwent a major line- up change a year into the initial songwriting and after the recording had started. Drew Lerdal, guitarist and a founding member of Judd Hoos left at the end of 2009 to pursue a career as a producer/studio engineer in Minneapolis. The decision was made to bring in two exceptionally talented guitarists, Andy Young & Zach Fronce in order to fill the void created by Drew’s departure. Although Lerdal was no longer on the road performing, his contributions to Judd Hoos were far from over. Lerdal continued to work as a producer on the project even contributing vocals and guitar on a few tracks. “Drew will always be a part of Judd Hoos in my mind” says bassist Chris Hornick. It’s clear that Lerdal’s experience as a member of Judd Hoos gave him the insight and trust from the band to wield the kind the creative control a producer needs to bring out the best qualities in the music. Judd Hoos “Two” contains 14 tracks covering a wide variety of musical territory. The heavy hard-rock groove of “Stand Up” and “The End” the up-tempo power-pop of “Mistakes” and “Again & Again” and the dramatic tension of songs like “Livin” and “Selfish”, all demonstrate the maturity and confidence that has developed within the group. “All the time we spend together on the road travelling, playing shows and basically living like a second family, made it possibly to come together creatively a lot quicker than I thought,” says guitarist Andy Young. The CD captures the intricate balance of two distinct guitar styles complimenting the soaring vocals, unique harmonies and powerful drive from the rhythm section. “It’s a fun trip through our collective influences, this CD shows you why Judd Hoos is hard to define in just one genre,” says drummer Shane Funk. After selling nearly 5,000 copies of “Better Intentions” the bands first album, the interest from fans for a follow album up has been constant. Bob Zwart, the bands frontman and vocalists says, “We’re excited to see how people react to this one!” The reaction from a number of radio stations in the Midwest has already been positive with the single “Stand Up” getting airplay in several markets including KDDX (XROCK) and KSQY (KSky) in Rapid City, SD. The calendar for 2013 is nearly full and will take Judd Hoos to at least 8 states performing 120-130 shows and cover a vast number of miles. “We love playing live and experiencing the crowds reaction to the new songs everywhere we go,” says guitarist Zach Fronce. Judd Hoos “Two” will also be available at Juddhoos.com and on iTunes, Amazon, Zune, CD Baby as well as dozens of other online sources in early June.
Spring 2012 the Swedish band La Fleur Fatale embarked on a journey to and through California. During two intense weeks they played with legendary psych musicians and met people who was part of making the 60’s into what it later became both musically and spiritually. And in the meantime connecting the past with the present. What is the difference between then and now? Is the Anonymous movement now what 60’s anti war movement was back then? May 3rd the documentary was released, for free, on YouTube. And May 3rd the band also released a new single, “How Long Is Too Long”, written by Duncan Faure of Bay City Rollers and Rabbitt who they met when filming. “They are really one of my favorite bands now along with Beatles plus a few others.” Duncan says.
During Easter they also recorded yet another single together with Ebbot Lundberg (The Soundtrack Of Our Lives) that will be released after the summer.
The documentary can be found right HERE (link to YouYube).
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!!
Valentine’s day is coming up, and now is the best time to order custom guitar picks for your sweetie! Custom picks make the perfect gift; they are both practical and personal. We offer a wide variety of custom picks for customization, including those that fit in with the holiday theme such as red delrin, pink delrin, purple delrin, or white pearl (which can be printed with any color!). Also, we offer two-day turnaround on most of our items, and expediting shipping options… in case you are worried about your order arriving on time. So don’t let Valentine’s sneak up on you without having something to show for it! Place your order online today at www.claytoncustom.com.
You may know that John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band is one of our endorsees…but did you know he recently released his own album “Daylight”. Daylight is backed up by award winning Bluegrass Band Balsam Range and an array of special guests, John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band releases his personal work in Daylight. My personal favorite song is “She Don’t Love Me” the lyrics are great, check it out!
Custom guitar picks are a great gift for the guitarist in your life. However, it can be hard to decide which pick type, gauge, ect they want. We have a solution to that! We offer 3 different gift cards for custom guitar picks. The $30 Gift Card can be used to purchase 30 text only picks or may be used as $30.00 toward another purchase. Want them to be able to add more then just text? The $45 gift may be used to purchase 100 one color picks or may be used as $45.00 toward another purchase. Lastly we have the option for a full color design, the $75 gift card may be used to purchase 100 full color picks or may be used as $75.00 toward another purchase. Also, if you are in a hurry and do not have time for the gift card to be mailed to you or the recipient we are able to send the gift card code electronically, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to purchase the gift card this way. This would also be a great gift for any friends or family who have a business to uniquely advertise their company, charities, events, ect.
The holidays are numerous, but one thing that they all have in common is that they are swiftly approaching! The time to order custom picks for holiday gifts is now, especially if you live outside the US. Clayton, Inc., ships all orders from the USA, and we offer worldwide shipping, but you will want to plan for the extra transit time! Our free international shipping option has an average transit time of 4-5 weeks, so the best time to order and still get free shipping is now! Our priority global shipping takes about 1-2 weeks (after the production time of the picks) and for last-minute orders we do offer Fed Ex Rush, with a 2-3 day transit time. Plan ahead and get those orders in early so that you can give your gift of custom picks on your chosen holiday! Order now at www.claytoncustom.com!