Why Choose Clayton

Rock Your Graduation!

Graduation season is upon us! Stumped on what to get the grad in your life? Go for custom guitar picks! For grads that like to rock out, custom picks make the perfect congratulatory gift. Our picks can be custom imprinted with names, dates, graphics… you name it! A set of custom-made picks will make a memorable item for your family member or friend who is moving to the next chapter in his or her life. Also, custom picks are great favors to have at graduation parties!

Order your custom graduation guitar picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!

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Don’t Forget Our Slides!

As a company that specializes in guitar picks and custom picks, it is sometimes overlooked that we have many other amazing guitar accessory products to offer! One of these is our Brass Socket Slide.  This slide has the same type of ridged interior that would be found in a tool socket, which musicians have been known to use in lieu of a guitar slide because the ridges keep it locked on your finger. However, actual tool sockets tend to be heavy on one end, so Clayton USA came up with the Socket Slide solution! With equalized weight on both ends of the slide, the result is consistent balance, weight, and tone. Specifically, Clayton USA chose to make the slide brass for enhanced quality and sustainability of the tone. Plus, as if this weren’t enough, a cut-out relief has been added for extra comfort while playing.

Check out these amazing slides and order one today at http://steveclaytonstore.com/product/brass-socket-slides/!

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Pick Versatility – Picks with Holes

Have you ever thought about taking your custom guitar picks to the next level by making them into earrings, necklaces, or key chains? We can help get you started with our new Picks with Holes option! Now, on our website at www.claytoncustom.com, you can order custom “Picks with Holes” guitar picks, so that you can have your custom design printed on the picks, and they already have a pre-drilled hole at the top so they can easily be made into novelty items!

Picks with Holes are made from the same material as our white Eco picks, and they can be printed with single or full color art designs, one or two sides, and with a full bleed option. Starting at just $69.00 for 100 quantity. Order today at www.claytoncustom.com!

 

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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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Simply Glowing!

Have a big concert coming up? Want some amazing custom guitar picks that you can throw into the crowd? Try out our glow in the dark custom picks! Your fans will go crazy when you use a pick to play and then toss it out for someone to snatch…and they will actually be able to see them, even if it’s dark, because they glow! They are also great for keeping with you backstage so that you are not fumbling around, trying to find your pick, when you are needed on stage! Just remember that these picks are one of our specialty items, and they take longer to make than some of our other materials so you will want to plan ahead when placing your order.

Order your own awesome custom-printed glow in the dark picks at www.claytoncustom.com today!

 

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Steve Clayton Store!

Are you having trouble finding your favorite Clayton product at local stores or online? You are in luck because we now offer all our stock products direct. You can order at www.steveclaytonstore.com. We also have special offers such as free shipping for orders over $35.00! Not sure which Clayton guitar picks are right for you? Now you can test 9 of our top picks by creating your own custom 12 pack, check out the Test Zone page. Most orders will ship out lighting fast just like our custom picks, if the item is in stock your order should ship within 48 hours. The best part of purchasing from our online store is that you can earn reward points and get free products! The Clayton loyalty reward Points is a way to reward our valued customers. By becoming a registered user on steveclaytonstore.com, you are automatically enrolled in this money saving program. You can view all the details on the Loyalty Rewards page.

 

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Pick or Treat!

Halloween is around the corner, and that means Halloween concerts, parties and events galore! If you think custom guitar picks would add to your celebrations, now is the time to order! We offer picks in several materials, colors, sizes, and shapes (including orange picks with black print, for the traditional Halloween look). They can be imprinted with band names, logos, dates, slogans, or Halloween-themed art like the ones shown in the image below. Maybe you have a Halloween wedding that you are planning? Give custom guitar picks as favors! The possibilities are endless. To place your custom guitar pick order, visit our site at www.claytoncustom.com!

 

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Shiny and New: Steve Clayton Store Online

Announcing SteveClaytonStore.Com, where you can get all of the Clayton Guitar Accessories that you need and love! You may remember that this section of our site used to be run through a company called Shopatron, and orders were often shipped from one of our distributors. Now, when you order your Clayton items, you can rest assured that they will come directly from us, the manufacturer, which means less hassle and more dependability! And that’s not all…we are also offering free shipping on all orders over $35.00, all the time!! Check it out at http://steveclaytonstore.com/.

 

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Become a Clayton Endorsed Artist!

Are you in a band, or do you perform music as a solo artist? Do you have your own band/artist website? Do you love Clayton USA guitar picks and guitar accessories? Then you should consider becoming a Clayton Endorsed Artist!  To be considered for an endorsement contract, all you need to do is visit our site at http://www.steveclayton.com/endorsement.php  to submit your press kit to us for review. If we offer you an endorsement contract, you will receive numerous benefits, including discounts on our guitar accessory products, guitar picks, and custom picks. In addition, you will get invaluable publicity/exposure from a company that has been in the industry for over 35 years, via our website and social networking sites. Why wait? Submit your press kit today! We look forward to working with you!

 

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Even more Exotic…

In case you may not have seen when browsing our website — we added four new types of Exotic picks to our guitar pick line this year! We now have two types of Jazz Exotic picks: Black Horn and Bone (same materials as the Bone and Horn picks that we already had, but in a new shape that is tailored specifically for increased attack and fast response that is needed when breaking out the jazz chords). We are also offering two entirely new materials: Paddock and Wedge Wood.  Paddock picks are made for creating a warm, loud and earthy tone off of your strings, while the Wedge Woods are formulated to create a strikingly bright sound. To try out these new Exotic pick types, visit our site at http://www.steveclayton.com/exotics.php today!

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Hex-ceptional!

Have you had a chance to check out the newest pick in our Grip Pick line? Just added to our product offerings this year, Hex Picks have proven to be very popular with seasoned guitar players. These picks have a hexagonal-shaped hole placed right in the center, which locks it into place while playing, but will still allow you to move the pick in your fingers if needed.  Made of the same material as our Duraplex Picks, you will find them to be comfortable and produce the high-quality tonality that you have come to expect from Clayton USA brand guitar picks!

Order your new Hex Picks today at www.steveclayton.com/hex-guitar-picks.php!

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Shine On!

Hey Clayton Fans! Just a post to remind you that, even though we specialize in making guitar picks and custom picks, we do offer other amazing guitar accessories! These guitar essentials include polish products, and we offer two different types!

We carry Pro Lemon polish that will replenish the essential oils in your guitar without the odors and harsh chemicals of other polishes. When used, it will clean and condition the finish of any wooden instrument…so try it on your ukulele too! 😉

The other polish that we offer is called Pro Shine. This cleans and finishes your guitar with a beautiful shine without any build-up. It is non-toxic and is made from all natural and organic oils.

Try out one of these today! http://www.steveclayton.com/polish.php

Don’t forget to have a look at our Pro Buff and String Zip cloths as well!

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Don’t Forget the Fathers!

Father’s Day will be here before you know it, don’t be caught unprepared! Clayton custom guitar picks are a great gift for the Dad who dabbles in music. They are both useful and personal, and most of our custom pick orders ship out within a few days! Below is an example design for Father’s Day picks that was ordered by one of our customers to give you some inspiration. Add Dad’s name, or a personal message, or even a photo to his custom picks, and he will have something to remember his awesome Father’s Day every time he picks up his guitar!

Order today at www.claytoncustom.com!

 

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Which White?

Over the years, Clayton, USA has added more and more pick options to our custom guitar pick line. I have realized that, currently, we offer five different white guitar pick options for custom printing, and some of you may be wondering which white pick material will be best for you?

Here is a quick guide to help you out!

1. White Delrin Picks: These are basic, bright white picks, similar to tortex material. They have a semi-gloss finish. They work best with dark, bright, and bold colors for custom designs. Black print is the best for this material.

2. Acetal Picks: Some customers choose acetal for custom picks because they have already tried our regular Clayton acetal picks and love them! Acetal picks are professional grade; known for having an excellent grip to them. They work well with a variety of colors for designs, as long as the shades are not too light. They are semi-transparent, so you want to keep this in mind for two-sided designs. They also can support full bleed backgrounds (except black) and photos.

3. Eco Picks: Eco picks are playable guitar picks, though they are not as durable as some of our other materials because they are a biodegradable plastic. However, if you are getting picks purely for promotional use, or give-aways, they are awesome because they can support absolutely ANY artwork. We have done photos, light color shades, high detail designs, and full coverage backgrounds, and they always turn out beautifully on Eco material!

4. White Pearl Picks: Our white pearl material is distinctive because it is marbleized, and has a glossy finish. These picks also work great with a wide variety of colors and can support light color shades (even light grey). You will just want to be aware that the marbleized quality will show through in the design that is printed on them (unless it is black print).

5. Carbonate Picks: Carbonate material is plain white, like white delrin, but with a gloss finish like white pearl. Carbonate, like white delrin, works best with bright and bold colors for the designs. We offer carbonate picks as our less-than-100 pick option… You can get custom carbonate picks in sets of 30 or 60, while our other white pick options have a minimum order quantity of 100.

To order your custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

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More Wedding Picks!

Every once in a while we like to showcase some custom wedding guitar picks that are ordered by our customers. Wedding picks are becoming more and more popular as a wedding item, so we get to see a lot of different types of designs! Custom guitar picks are great as a wedding item because they are small and make the perfect keepsake (especially if you have a lot of musicians at your wedding!) They can represent a couple’s love for music and they can be customized in a variety of ways, including dates, colors, photos, graphics, quotes, etc. The picks shown here were made on our acetal material, with a beautiful flower graphic, and simply the date as a perfect reminder for the guests of the special day spent with the couple. Check out our wedding pick site at http://www.customweddingpicks.com/!

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Spiketastic

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!

Shine On…

Sometimes we get so caught up in featuring our different guitar pick and custom pick items, we forget to showcase our other guitar accessories! For example we offer two types of guitar polish; Pro Lemon Oil Polish and Pro Shine guitar polish. You may be wondering what the difference is between these two items and what would work best for you. Here is some further info:

Pro Lemon is an oil-based shine. It can be used to polish your guitar or piano, even your furniture, and condition your fret board.

The Pro Shine guitar polish is special, as it will not lead to any wax build-up from continual usage.

Both are non-toxic. Be sure to shake guitar polish before applying. Both products offer the same high quality finish for your guitar; it is just a matter of personal preference for which one is chosen.

To order your Pro Lemon or Pro Shine polish, visit http://www.steveclayton.com/polish.php today! Both items are available for only $4.98 per bottle!

 

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!

Check Out Our New Catalog!

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.

Our New Year’s Sale Is On!

Going on now: Our Happy 2013 New Year Sale! Order any time between now and January 11th to receive a 10% discount on your order of custom printed guitar picks from Clayton, USA! To take advantage of this sale, start by visiting www.claytoncustom.com to design and order your picks, or place a re-order of a design that you have already saved. Once you start the ordering process, you will be prompted to enter in a promotional code. Use the code NY13Z to automatically have 10% deducted from your total! Again, this sale only goes through midnight, central time, this Friday the 11th. So don’t delay!

 

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Here at Clayton, we love to learn about some of the creative ways that customers use custom printed guitar picks, and we have one to share with you that is perfect for the holidays! Our customer, Amanda, orders custom picks to be made into earrings that she sells online. You can check out her website, www.Earrpix.com. We love how she has the picks printed here, but then she assembles the earrings herself, adding beads and metallic swirls to give them a very professional and stylish look. She has created some specialty designs just for the holidays too! See some examples below:

These earrings make for a wonderful gift idea! The following is an excerpt from Amanda’s site that describes the earrings:

“Like the guitar itself, the pick has become an art form. Small in stature, the most sought-after concert will come to a silent halt without the band’s lead and rhythm players each grasping a tiny plectrum to command their instruments. We share your appreciation, and present our line of signature Earrpix Earrings. Whether worn in tribute to your favorite guitarist, to the beauty and splendor of the music created with them, or just because they are fun, interesting, and sure to invoke a smile and comment whenever worn, pick a pair or two and make your own statement.”

Again, visit the site at www.Earrpix.com ! Or, visit www.clatyoncustom.com to create your own custom pick designs!

Creative Wedding Picks

Today we wanted to show off some of the creative wedding guitar picks designs that our customers have created! Custom wedding picks have become a very popular item, and they are used as favors, decorations, gifts, thank-you’s and announcements! Let your creativity loose by creating a really unique design like those shown below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the far left, the pick design mimics the opening title of The Simpsons TV show, but of course is replaced by the couple’s last name. This is a full bleed design on our acetal material guitar picks. For the middle pick, the couple chose to use a caricature of themselves (also full bleed art on acetal material). For the pick on the far right, the design is a very pretty bird and anchor graphic, and on the back of the picks is printed the couple’s names, their wedding date, and the the phrase “Flying High and Steady.” These were done on our white pearl picks, which helps to showcase the beautiful colors of the graphic and gives the picks a very classy “wedding look.”

Because of the popularity of wedding guitar picks, we have made a new website specifically to share designs and ideas; www.customweddingpicks.com. You can contact us directly with questions regarding wedding picks or how to order at weddingpicks@steveclayton.com and we will be happy to assist you. We would also love to feature more ideas on our site, so if you are interested please let us know!

To start the design process for custom picks right away, visit www.claytoncustom.com!

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!

Find your Fav!

Are you interested in getting some Clayton professional-quality guitar picks, but are unsure of what style will best suit your needs? Try out our Clayton Variety pack! This pack sells for a low $1.99, and includes six of our most popular guitar picks; Acetal, Ultem, Duraplex, S-Stone, Frostbyte, and Cork Grip. Each pick given is a different gauge, so you can also figure out the thickness of guitar pick that you like the most. In addition, the ultem pick that is included in the variety pack is a rounded triangle shape, in case you decide that the oversized pick is preferential to the standard shape. Three of the materials in the pack are picks that we also offer for customization- the acetal, ultem and Duraplex (also called colored delrin) so if you might want to order custom printed guitar picks, you will know which pick you like best for that! To order your Clayton Pick Variety Pack, visit http://www.steveclayton.com/variety.php today!

ZZ-Zinc-redible!

Looking for a premium pick that will stand the test of time? ZZ-Zinc picks are a new Clayton item that was added to our product line this year! These picks are crafted out of genuine Zinc alloy metal. They are made for producing tones that are clear and high, along with punchy bass and unprecedented volume, due to their heavy mass/metal composition. These picks are popular amongst electric, acoustic and bass guitarists alike. To help maintain grip on the picks and prevent slipping since they are metal, we have added a matte finish and a reversed embedded epoxy logo. These are heavy-duty picks that are designed to last throughout years of guitar playing! They are available in both a 1.0mm and 2.0mm gauge. To order your own ZZ-Zinc premium picks, visit http://www.steveclayton.com/premium.php today!

Pocket Picks

Just added to Clayton USA’s product line this year, Pocket Picks are a great item for the guitar player on the go! This is a card that fits in a standard billfold, and each card contains five punch-out guitar picks. The material of the picks is a customized polycarbonate that produces a clean, smooth sound with soft tone. They are also great for speed picking. These cards are available in six different gauges including .60, .70, .80, .94, 1.1 and 1.24mm and pricing starts at just $3.99! Order your pocket picks today at http://www.steveclayton.com/pocket-picks.php.

Introducing PickTac!

Looking for an easy, non-messy solution to get a better grip on your guitar picks? Try out our new solution– PickTac! PickTac is an adhesive dot that you can peel on one side to stick on your pick and then peel the other side to have an instant grip that will not move or shift. Because of it’s versatility, you can place the PickTac anywhere on the pick that will best suit your playing needs. As your hand heats, the PickTac will start to mold to your finger for a customized grip. If you need to remove PickTac, just pull up on the PickTac, and it will cleanly remove. PickTac allows you to easily reposition your fingers as needed and leaves no messy residue on your pick or your fingers. You’ll find it to be truly PickTacular! PickTac comes in a package of 50 dots for just $7.99!! To place your order for PickTack today, visit http://www.steveclayton.com/picktac.php.

New custom pick available!

We now have a custom guitar pick that you can order in lower quantities of 30, 60 and 100 with a full or single color design (the pricing is the same for single or full color printing). The new guitar pick is called Carbonate. Our Carbonate guitar picks have a great sound and come in white with a glossy finish. They take about 10 business days to produce for either quantity. This pick is great for smaller events and promotions as well as personal use. We can imprint full color on these and often bright vibrant colors look best.  They are priced at 30 for $29.99, 60 for $45.99 and 100 for $59.99. Go to http://www.claytoncustom.com to design your pick today!

Amourous Art

Hey Clayton customers! Check out these cool designs that are being submitted by some of our other customers! Both of these picks were designed for weddings, and we love how creative they are! Both are two-sided designs. The top pick design was made on our white pearl material, with full bleed art that almost covers the entirety of the pick, so it gives the appearance of being golden on one side and pink on the other. Of course, both sets of picks display the couple’s name and the wedding date. The second pick design is on our white delrin material, which really makes the red color of the tree pop. Both pick sets will be great as wedding favors that can tie into the wedding theme and impress guests with originality. Are you planning a 2012 wedding? Start designing your custom wedding guitar picks today at www.claytoncustom.com. Looking for inspiration? Check out our website designated specifically for wedding picks that shows what customers have created before to help you come up with some ideas: www.customweddingpicks.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!