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Custom Drumsticks!

We also offer Custom Drumsticks starting at only $44.00 (single color print) for 5 pairs! Just like our custom guitar picks you will be getting a high quality imprint on your sticks. These are a specialty item for us so they do take about 3-4 weeks to be made but the wait is definitely worth it! The artwork on our drumsticks are also sealed with a lacquer finish.  Currently the drumsticks are offered in size 2b which is ideal for durability and heavy use. With drumsticks the imprinted design options are practically endless as any color seems to turn out amazing, however, we cannot imprint white ink. Anything that is in your design that is white will show through as the natural wood color of the stick. Drumsticks can be ordered at http://www.claytoncustom.com/drumsticks/ and if you have any questions/concerns before ordering we are always here to help! Just email our custom imprint specialists at questions@steveclayton.com or give them a call at 877-752-9484!

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Custom Drumsticks

Hey Clayton fans! For those of you that order custom guitar picks from us and are in a band, you should let your band’s drummer know that we also offer custom drumsticks! Starting at just $44.00 for five pairs, they are a bargain because they can be printed with any custom design! We offer both single and full color print options. Custom drumsticks make great personal keepsakes for drummers, or novelty items for fans! They are made out of professional quality American hardwood, in size 2b (16 inch length). To start your order, visit our site today at http://www.claytoncustom.com/drumsticks/cart/index.php!

Custom Drumsticks

We have been so busy in the custom drumstick dept. we almost forgot to share some newly imprinted sets! These two here are a staff favorite this week, we especially loved the brighter colors used on the Go Away set and the skulls are nice touch. Like our custom picks we can imprint almost anything on the drumsticks. When designing your drumsticks it is good to keep in mind that anything white in your design will show through clear on the drumsticks but other then that we encourage you to get very creative your pair :-)! Custom drumsticks start at $44 for 5 pairs of a single color design and just $59 for 5 sets of a full color design. Visit our site http://www.claytoncustom.com/drumsticks/ to start designing your own today!

Picks for Girls Rock DC!

We just finished up a set of Glow in the Dark picks we donated to Girls Rock DC. Girls Rock DC aims to create a supportive, inclusive, and creative space for girls to develop their self-confidence, build community, stand up and rock out! Girls Rock DC is a camp for young women between the ages of 8-18 in the D.C. metro area. During the week the campers receive small group instruction on electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, turntable, digital music, or vocals; from bands; and collaborate to write an original song or DJ set, which they perform at a showcase at the end of the week. Campers also learn about the history of women in music, gender and cultural identity, and other skills. We are very happy to be approached by such a great organization and to help out with their guitar pick needs.  For more information about the camp visit their website: http://www.girlsrockdc.org/

Justin Pietrowski

Born and raised in Western New York, Justin Pietrowski spent his entire life being exposed to the classics of the rockin blues. Pietrowski’s theories, inspiration and sound come from the best of musicians from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Robin Trower, Robert Cray, The Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa and many more. It’s safe to say that Justin’s IPod is full of the classics. So it’s been a hell of a ride for Pietrowski. Originally starting his professional career in Northern Japan, he spent a lot of stage time with music greats in Japan. Pietrowski had the privilege of having Japan-great guitarist, Hiroshi Sasaki as a personal mentor and great friend. Sasaki and Pietrowski have been seen on many different stages all over northern Japan. Pietrowski also had a very close friendship with Japan professional, Masato Yonaiyama. Yonaiyama and Pietrowski sat on various stages together as well as shared a great friendship together. Masato Yonaiyama, nearly 60 years old has played the country of Japan professionally for over 40 years. Off Stage he has spent time sitting in on venues in Australia, Japan, and the US. During a short experience in Australia, Pietrowski met up with Triple-J recording artist Gareth Dawkins and had several recordings and guest appearances with him. Gareth has several nationally ranked songs in Australia. It was an honor for Pietrowski to be able to unleash such great music with Dawkins. (www.myspace.com/garethjdawkins). To listen in on what Gareth and Justin were able to create, check out the track: “Today Was Yesterday”. The song, written and composed by Pietrowski had Dawkins sit in on the vocals. The song reached into the top 500 songs in the Play Crossroads guitar contest. In May 2010, Pietrowski entered his music into the Play Crossroads guitar contest which privied him the chance at playing the Crossroads Guitar Festival thrown by Eric Clapton in Chicago. Although not selected as winner, Pietrowski in only one month in the contest climbed all the way up to #165 overall in the contest of over 1000 bands. Guitar for Pietrowski is the outlet. It puts him in a world of his own where there are no bosses or bureaucracy– just him and a guitar. It’s the way for him to talk, scream, cry, bitch and complain all at this piece of wood and then let it do the talking for him. Now based in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Pietrowski has joined forces to create the power blues trio, JP3 which is destined for greatness. Justin refers to his band, Ron and Dave, as his winnings in the Virginia State Lottery. They are his lucky scratch off ticket. The JP3 is now a premier level power trio that is taking the Hampton Roads area by storm. When you walk in and JP3 is on stage, plan on staying the evening because the next song is always just as good and better as the one you walked in on. The soul and sync of JP3 is amazing and it’s bound for a great show every time they take stage. Each musician in the band holds their own and incorporates such a great style that really makes every song a great version to remember.

Endorsed with Clayton since early 2011, and has used our picks for many years! Click here for Justin’s Website!

Custom Drumsticks!

Below are some samples of recent custom drumstick orders. We chose these two since they chose colors so different from the other. The Marina drumsticks used some beautiful pastel lavender and turquoise colors. The ASPHALT shows how great red and black are paired together, of course :). We offer full color and single color imprint on our custom drumsticks. We can imprint any color, except for white ink. Something to keep in mind is that anything that is white in your design will become the color of the drumsticks. Single color starts at just $44 for 5 pairs, and full color at only $59 for 5 pairs. We also ship drumsticks worldwide just like our custom picks! All our custom drumsticks are printed on the finest American Hardwoods in size 2b and the standard 16″ in length. To order your own custom drumsticks visit our custom drumstick site at http://claytoncustom.com/drumsticks/

CUSTOM DRUM STICKS!!

You’ve been waiting for them, and they’re finally here!! Clayton USA is now offering custom drumsticks! You can check out our new site at: http://claytoncustom.com/drumsticks/. These are professional-quality sticks made of the finest American Hardwood, and they are available in size 2b. All of the custom drumsticks are 16″ in length. They can be used as a novelty items, give-aways, or (of course) for playing! They are available for single color or full color designs. Pricing starts at five pairs for only $44.00!! Quantities of up to 50 pairs are listed on our site, and if you call us we can provide pricing for higher quantities as well. So start designing today, to get your new custom drum sticks as soon as possible!!!