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Duraplex

Looking for a new type of guitar pick that will keep up with your playing? Duraplex picks are named for their durability, and they live up to their expectations! Duraplex are strong and will stand the test of time. The edges of Clayton Duraplex are polished to avoid being held back by annoying tabs. The material is ultra-high quality that is resistant to notching. As a guitarist, you know what you want from your delrin material pick, and Clayton Duraplex will take you a step further! Available in six traditional gauges/colors (Red/.50mm, Orange/.60mm, Yellow/.73mm, Green/.88mm, Blue/1.0mm, and Purple/1.14mm). Also available in each gauge as standard shape, rounded triangle or small teardrop. May be ordered in packs of 12 or 72 picks, or in a starter display set on our site; http://www.steveclayton.com/delrin.php

Ultem-ate

Ultem material guitar picks are the ultimate in quality! Even on dull strings, these picks are sure to create crisp, clean tones. The sound of these picks is meant to resemble that of true tortoiseshell picks, but, unlike real tortoiseshell, they are not susceptible to fractures. These are some of the strongest picks on the market, and you will be sure to love the bright sounds that they produce! They are available in eight different gauges. They are tan in color, and available with the Clayton eagle logo in white epoxy (http://www.steveclayton.com/ultem.php), or for customization (http://www.claytoncustom.com)! They are also offered in three different shapes including standard, rounded triangle, and small teardrop. 

Pick of the Week — Evan Frankel/Michael Alexander Blues Band/Young Turk

This week’s Pick of the Week was made for Evan Frankel, who is currently playing with the Michael Alexander Blues Band. Michael Alexander is formerly of Young Turk. “Young Turk was a great Miami based band that started out as a Rock band with a sleeze rock feel, sort-of like poison, but without all the big hair, spandex and make-up. When they came out they had great sounding tunes that could stand up to any of the typical Metal/Rock tunes of the 80’s. Their first release was a album entitled “Do you know where your daughters are?”. It was a great first effort equipped with songs that stuck in your mind when you heard them. One song had an anthem feel telling the listener to “Reach for that pot of Gold” while another song was a great ballad telling of the “Winter Nights” that keep calling.  They brought on stage with them an intense feeling of LETS PARTY that rubbed off on the crowd as they played and made every one feel the vibe!” Find out more about Young Turk by visiting http://www.myspace.com/young_turk_music. To learn about The Michael Andrews Blues Band, check out their video on http://www.youtube.com/user/bluescrumpet?feature=mhum. We loved the art that was used for Evan’s picks because it is creative, colorful, and unusual when compared with other designs submitted by customers. The design was printed on our acetal small teardrop pick material. Design your own picks at www.claytoncustom.com today!

Teardrop Picks

This week, we wanted to draw some attention to our custom teardrop shaped picks. Many of our custom pick materials are available in three different shapes; rounded triangle, standard, and small teardrop. We often have customers request picks that are best for playing jazz music, and teardrop should be the first choice!  The small size offers a quick response when playing, and the slightly rounded tip will provide a warm tone. We have this shape available in a variety of materials, including ultem, acetal and colored delrin (several gauges available as well). Despite the smaller size of the teardrop shaped picks, we have had some great designs submitted to go on the picks. Shown here are examples of small teardrop custom designs on each of the materials offered. Left to right in the image, the materials are acetal, ultem and orange colored delrin. Design your teardrop pick today at www.claytoncsutom.com!