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Last day to save 15% off your picks!

BOO! Don’t forget to place your order today and receive 15% off custom guitar picks with promo code BOO16, you also will receive a free pack of Duraplex 0.60mm picks!

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10% off Custom Guitar Picks!

Today through the 29th take advantage of 10% off your Custom Guitar Pick order! Just use promo code FALL16 during checkout to get your discount. Ready to order now? Head over to www.claytoncustom.com to order your picks! Please be aware that orders placed during the promotion can take longer to produce than our normal estimated lead times.

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5 Days Left!!

Don’t delay on placing your custom guitar pick order…there are just 5 days left for our 20% off Father’s Day Sale!

Custom picks make wonderful Father’s Day gifts! They are useful for Dads who like to rock out, and the custom printing on them adds that personal touch.

Now through the 14th, we are offering a 20% discount on all custom guitar pick orders placed through our website at www.claytoncustom.com. Just use the promotional code “DADSROCK” when you check out to have the discount applied!

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4 Days Left for 12% Off Your Custom Guitar Pick Order!

There are just 4 days left to take advantage of our Spring Sale for Custom Guitar picks! If you order online at www.claytoncustom.com any time between now and Monday, April 27th, be sure to enter in the promo code SPRING12 to get a 12% discount on your order! Custom guitar pick orders start at just $24.99 (text-only picks), and we offer free 1st class shipping on orders that are less than 400 quantity. What a deal!

Don’t delay; place your order now at www.claytoncustom.com!

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2 Days Left!!

Don’t let our Halloween Custom Guitar Pick Sale pass you by! You can still order custom guitar picks any time today, or tomorrow before 11:59pm Central time, and get 10% off your entire order! Just visit our site at www.claytoncustom.com to design and order your custom picks. Use the code BOO14 to automatically have the discount applied! If you are an early Holiday shopper, this is a great time to get a gift for that musician in your life!

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Two Days Left to Get Free Stuff!

Hi Clayton Customers! Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend! Just a reminder that there are only two days left to take advantage of our “Get Free Stuff” promotion! If you place an order for custom guitar picks by tomorrow, 9/4 at 11:59pm (Central), you will automatically receive not one, but TWO free packs of Clayton guitar picks! You will receive one 6-pick Variety Pack, and one 12-pick pack of Hex .73mm Yellow picks! No promo code is required for this offer…you with get these free picks simply by placing your order as you normally would online at www.claytoncustom.com!

Time’s a-tickin’, so get your order in today! 🙂

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Get ready for our next contest!!

Attention Clayton Fans! Starting today, we have a new contest running through our Facebook page! Check out the crazy photo in the image below. For the next four days, this photo will be posted on our FB page, and all you need to do is submit a comment with your best caption for the photo, for a chance to win your choice of 3 Clayton guitar pick 12-packs!!

This contest ends at Midnight on June 29th, so don’t delay! Visit www.facebook.com/ClaytonUSA to submit your most clever and witty captions!

 

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April Showers Sale!

Cheer yourself up from those April downpours with a new set of Clayton Custom Guitar Picks! This week we are running a 15% off your custom guitar pick order sale! To order custom picks and take advantage of this offer, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Create your pick design, and click on the ‘Order Pick’ button. When prompted for a promotional code, type in S14GP to automatically have 15% deducted from your order!

Don’t delay! This sale ends on 4/29/14 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time.

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3 Days Left!

Happy New Year Clayton Customers!!! We have decided to kick off 2014 with a 10% off custom picks sale! Better hurry though, just three days left to put your order in! To take advantage of this discount, visit www.claytoncustom.com to create your custom pick design and place your order. When the site prompts you for a promo code, use NY14V to have the 10% discount automatically added! This offer ends on January 10th, so start designing right away!!

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Music = Awareness

BreastCancerPicksMost of you probably already know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What better way to help spread awareness than with custom guitar picks! We even offer a pink pick material, called pink delrin. These pink picks, with a custom ribbon design on them, are the perfect item to use as give-away’s at concerts, fundraisers, and events to support this ultra-important cause. They are also great to give as tokens to volunteers who participate in these events. Order today at www.claytoncustom.com!

 

Floyd Fabulous

Hey Clayton Fans! Check out these awesome picks!

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These really stood out to me because I have, as most people have, seen the Pink Floyd logo many many times, but I have never seen it so amp-ed up! I love how this customer took the classic logo and gave it a really modern detailed look for the cover band logo. The colors are amazing, and this graphic turned out super well on our acetal guitar pick material! So here’s my challenge to all you cover bands out there; take the logo of the band you are covering, and give it the Floyd Factor make-over! To start creating, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

Just Two Days Left!

Hurry up! Only two days left to place your order for custom guitar picks and still receive a 15% discount! We are currently running our Spring Sale and you can take advantage of getting 15% off any order of custom guitar picks. Just visit www.claytoncustom.com to create your design and place your order. When the site prompts you for a promo code, enter in the code SPR13 and the discount will automatically be deducted from your order! This sale ends at 11:59 central standard time tomorrow, 4/23, so get moving before this great deal blows away!Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 4.43.27 PM

For a Rainy Day…

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:

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheTreadingLemmings

Http://www.facebook.com/treadinglemmings

Twitter: @treadinglemming

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!

One Day Left!

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!!

Three Days Left!

For those of you who might have missed it, our Valentine’s Day Sale is currently running! We are offering 14% off any custom guitar pick orders placed by this Thursday, the 21st. To order your custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Create your pick design and save the design in an online account with us. Then click on the “Order Pick” button once the design in finalized. When completing the order process, the site will prompt you for a promotional code. Use FEB14 (all capital letters, no spaces) to have the 14% discount automatically applied. We are also offering free standard shipping for orders of less than 400 picks shipping within the US! Don’t delay; get your order in before this sale is out!

Pick of the Week — Next September

This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Next September, a new rock/alternative band out of Chicago. They were formed and work almost exclusively over the internet from their homes. But that hasn’t stopped them from gaining attention around the world as promising up-and-comers. Their song “Your Time To Shine” has been featured on ESPN Friday Night Fights as well as many other outlets, and, with the help of Pruemedia, they will be the Featured Artist on Season 1 of Million Dollar Push!! You can check them out at     http://www.nextseptember.com/      or      https://www.facebook.com/nextseptember.

Next September would like to offer a free pick(made by Steve Clayton) and a free digital download of their debut album to the first 5 people who mention Steve Clayton Picks on their Facebook page!!

 

The Next September custom guitar picks were made on our carbonate pick material, which is a glossy finish white pick. We loved how visually appealing their logo is and the high level of detail turned out very well. To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

Start Your Design Now!

We are going to share a little secret with our devoted blog-readers; today is a great day to start working on a custom guitar pick design, because our Christmas Sale starts tomorrow! Make sure to sign up for our newsletters with your email on our contact page. You will automatically have an e-mail blast sent to you tomorrow with a discount code for 15% off your entire order! It’s not too late to order custom picks for holiday gifts, so be sure to take advantage of this sale that will only last three days!

Don’t Let Our Thanksgiving Sale Pass You By!

This sale is three days only, so be sure to take advantage of it! Order custom picks now, and automatically get 15% off your order by using the promo code: TK12G. The sale started yesterday, so you can still order anytime today or tomorrow to use the 15% code. To order, visit www.claytoncustom.com and choose and design your picks. Save your design and click on the red “Order Pick” button to place your order. During the order process, you will be prompted for a promo code, so enter in promo code TK12G and the discount will automatically be deducted. Now is the perfect time to get a jump start on that holiday shopping!

Shown here is one of our customers’ custom fall designs, done on our Eco picks in natural…one of our new custom pick items!

Check out Rien ne va plus!

Today we are pleased to feature a blog about Rien ne va plus, a band from Austria that loves Clayton products! Rien ne va plus were formed in 2008. Due to the experience of every single band member
they decided to record their first demo cd, without having had one single live gig prior to the recording.
With the help of Lost Dreams, Rien ne va plus made substantial progress with their studio work, and so the demo was released at the end of September.
A short time after the release, Rien ne va plus got the chance to be the only support of Soulfly, based on the excellent feedback of their fans and the good reviews of a few online magazines. Furthermore, RNVP were voted under the Top 3 of Earshot magazine’s reader charts.
Shortly after that a new member joined RNVP: Mr. Able, on the turntables. A lot of great shows (and festivals) followed; for example the supports of Biohazard, Volbeat, Papa Roach and Exilia.
In 2012 Rien ne va plus went to Hollywood to record their new cd with the grammy-nominated producer Ulrich Wild, who worked with such bands as: Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, White Zombie and Static-X.
Rien ne va plus were supported with features by Shifty Shellshock (Crazy Town), Tony Camposs (Soulfly, ex-Static-X)– who even played the bass on the whole album–, Zoltan Farkas (Ektomorf), and Steven Medina Hufsteter (Tito & Tarantula).
So, while the songs are now in mixing process, Rien ne va plus is looking forward to getting things started! They wrote to us to let us know that they are proud to play with Clayton picks!

Check out this awesome YouTube video of RNVP:

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And their photos with Clayon picks! RNVP, thank you so much for your supporty and loyalty! We appreciate you and all those like you who love their Clayton picks!

Last Day for 10% Off!!

Clayton customers! Today is the last day to order custom guitar picks and still get a 10% discount on your order! Just visit www.claytoncustom.com to design and order your custom picks. When the site prompts you to enter in a Promo code, use SIZL9 to automatically have your discount applied! You can order any time before 11:59 PM central time this evening (6/11) to take advantage of this offer. Also, custom guitar picks make the perfect Father’s Day gift, and it’s not too late to order them to have in time for the 17th! Don’t delay though, because time is running out!

Summer Sale Starts!!

Hello Clayton Fans! This is a shout-out that our summer sale on custom guitar picks starts today, 6/4! Order custom guitar picks anytime between now and June 11th to receive a 10% discount off of your entire order! Also, we are now offering free standard shipping for orders of picks under 400 quantity. To receive your discount, visit www.claytoncustom.com to design and order your custom picks. When the website prompts you for a Promo Code, enter in the code  SIZL9 and the discount will automatically be applied to the final price. Don’t delay; this special only lasts for a week and it is the perfect time to order a Father’s Day gift!!

Only One Day Left!!!

Attention Clayton Customers!! Today is the last day to order custom picks during our Spring Sale! Right now, we are offering a 15% discount on any order of custom guitar picks placed on our website at www.claytoncustom.com!! This sales ends at 11:59pm Central Standard Time tonight! To use your discount, visit claytoncustom.com to create your custom pick design. Then, you can order your picks directly from the site! During the online order process, you will be prompted to enter a promotional code. To receive the 15% discount, use the code APR12. Be sure to use all capital letters and no spaces when entering in the code. Place your order today!!! Also, be sure to check out our custom drumsticks that we now offer, at http://www.claytoncustom.com/drumsticks/!!

Don’t Miss Out On Our Spring Sale!!

Attention Clayton Customers!! Only five days left for our Spring Sale! Right now, we are offering a 15% discount on any order of custom guitar picks placed on our website at www.claytoncustom.com!! This sale goes through this coming Monday, the 23rd of April. To use your discount, visit claytoncustom.com to create your custom pick design. Then, you can order your picks directly from the site! During the online order process, you will be prompted to enter a promotional code. To receive the 15% discount, use the code APR12. Be sure to use all capital letters and no spaces when entering in the code. Remember, this code will expire at 11:59pm central time on the 23rd, so don’t delay! Also, be sure to check out our custom drumsticks that we now offer, at http://www.claytoncustom.com/drumsticks/!!

Last Day for 14% Off!

Attention Clayton customers! Today is the last day of our Valentine’s Day sale on custom guitar picks! Place an order with us today to receive 14% off of your entire order! Custom picks start as low as $24.99. To start designing your custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com. You can choose your pick material, the shape, the gauge and various print options. You can then create your design using our web-based design interface. You can add text, images from our library, or upload your own images to the guitar pick template. Once your design is complete, you can order your custom picks directly from our site as well! When prompted for a promo code, use LOVE14 to receive your Valentine’s Day discount!

UNIVERSITY of ROCK

Hey Clayton Fans!! Check out these awesome picks we just made for a hip music school known as the UNIVERSITY of ROCK! UNIVERSITY of ROCK was started in 2009, all from an idea and passion to give back to aspiring musicians. Founded in JK’s (Founder/CEO) studio apartment in Hollywood, CA, the UNIVERSITY of ROCK (URock for short) has grown largely due to word of mouth and has grown without the help of any outside investors/capital.
“Our school is highly branded and our image is young, hip, and empowering. Students are really digging our method/philosophy in teaching and have been telling their friends about us. It’s great because we get to introduce them to one of the coolest things on earth- rock n roll and we get to see firsthand on how music impacts their life for the better. I’m very fortunate to have the quality of Instructors and Students at our school,” says JK.
Currently, UNIVERSITY of ROCK has 6 branches in North America (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, and Boston) and recently opened an international branch in South Korea as of November 2011.
We had the opportunity to ask JK a few questions:
Q: So how did you come across Clayton picks?
A: It’s funny I actually got a bag of Clayton custom picks as a gift from this girl I knew back in 2009. She got them for me on my birthday and I was immediately hooked on the quality (particularly the Acetal material) and how easy it was to customize anything you wanted on the pick. Since then, I started ordering custom picks from you guys.
Q: Can you describe the picks you recently ordered for your company URock?
A: Yea, it’s the Acetal material and it features our logo/mascot Rockboy on the front of the pick. It’s only shows a part of his face though so it looks all alienish haha.
Q: What’s in store for URock this year?
A: Quite a bit actually. We are filming a couple commercial videos soon and are coming out with a new website in the next month or so. Then we plan to expand to other cities in America and possibly partner with some big names in music by this summer hopefully. Also we are coming out with some cool products that feature our mascot Rockboy.
Q: I heard you just started a band KISS the HERO? Tell us about that.
A: It’s a pop/rock band I started a few months ago with some friends of mine. We are getting ready to hit the studio to record a 5 song EP here soon. From there, we’ll be playing shows, touring, and all that other stuff. I’m really excited, the sound of the band is very pop oriented with a flare of some 80’s rock influence. Look out for KISS the HERO picks soon!
For more information on UNIVERSITY of ROCK, check them out at:
www.universityofrock.com
www.facebook.com/universityofrock
To design your own custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com!

Holiday Picks

19 days and counting…do you have the perfect gift for the guitar player in your family? Custom guitar picks make a wonderful holiday present! All of our custom guitar pick materials are professional grade and are the favorites of many musicians. With custom printing, you can add that personal touch that makes them really special. Custom picks can also be a great item for holiday advertising, like the pick shown in the image here. Be on the lookout, because we are running two more holiday sale specials before the 25th, so you can still get discounts on your order. Time is running out, so hurry and order soon! Create and order your custom guitar picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!

Last Day!! Thanksgiving Sale, 15% off

Attention Clayton Customers! Today is the last day of our Thanksgiving Sale. We are offering 15% off all of our custom guitar pick items. To place your order, visit www.claytoncustom.com. You will be directed through an online design interface that will allow you to create your custom pick design, and then you may order your custom picks directly from our site. You will be prompted to put a discount code in for your order, and all you need to do is type in THANX15 to receive your 15% discount. Be sure to use all capital letters and no spaces when entering your code. This is a great time to order custom picks as a holiday gift, so don’t wait!

Heartbreak Beat

Check out these rockin’ custom picks! We really liked the Heartbreak Beat design that was printed on our pink delrin material picks. When we looked into it further, we found out that they were made for a clothing company! The best part is that Heartbreak Beat makes clothes specifically to appeal to musicians. The company was “founded by musicians, for musicians and anyone who just digs the ‘rock & roll lifestyle’, for lack of a better term.” Employees of the company also play in bands themselves.  “In addition to their own line of tees, Heartbreak Beat does limited-edition tour shirts for the likes of Alkaline Trio, Cheap Trick, Cake, and others.” Check them out at http://www.heartbreakbeat.com. Design custom guitar picks like these to promote your company today! Visit www.claytoncustom.com to get started.

“Fall” in love with Custom Picks!

We loved this custom guitar pick so much that we had to share it in our blog! This is a really pretty fall tree design that was printed on our acetal picks in the small teardrop shape. We offer acetal material in three shapes and eight different gauges for customization. Teardrop picks are generally preferred by our jazz guitarists, so if you are jazz player and are looking for a great guitar pick to add a custom design to, the one shown in this image may be the best option for you! You can create and order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com. Also, be on the lookout for upcoming sales and promotions…we will be having several before the end of the holiday season!

Our Halloween Sale is On!

Thinking about ordering some custom guitar picks? Now is the time! Starting Oct. 24th, going through the 31st, we are offering our Halloween Sale. You can place any order for custom guitar picks and receive 10% off the entire order. Pricing for custom picks starts at only $24.99. All you need to do is visit www.claytoncustom.com to create your custom pick design. Then you can order your picks directly from our website. When the site prompts you to enter a promo code, use HALL10 (be sure it is all capitals, no spaces), and your pricing will automatically be adjusted for 10% off. Hurry up before this offer ends!