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Clayton picks?

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by Tealvillain, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Tealvillain


    Jun 22, 2019
    Anyone have any experience with using clayton picks? Ive had friends recommend em to me. Mainly the .88's or 1mm's since ive always used those when playing bass. Anyone ever used em and would you recommend em over dunlop tortex?
  2. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    My only experience is with Clayton’s 2.8mm Phat-Tones. They’re well made, feel good in the hand, and do pretty much what they claim (get a fingerstyle tone using pick techniques). Very different from Tortex or Gator Grip (which I usually use, for a picked tone with pick techniques, haha). FWIW.
  3. Tealvillain


    Jun 22, 2019
    i usually go for something away from fingerstyle. But if youre looking for something that is very akin to finger style. I heard rubber picks are really good for that.
  4. I've never tried them, and am more than satisfied with .73 Dunlop USA Nylon picks I've been using since the 80s.
  5. Tealvillain


    Jun 22, 2019
    Nylon has this warm fuzz i usually hear when i play. Theyre definitely good when you wanna go fast. And they go real good with distortion
  6. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I buy them, no not because of my name. I get the "Colored Delrin" custom .5mm picks. I have no complaints.
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  7. Tealvillain


    Jun 22, 2019
    Ive gotten my hands on some claytons. The acetals 1mm. I do notice, they are a tad bit brighter than tortexes. But imo not as smooth as them, even though theyre close
  8. lifer_


    Oct 19, 2011
    The last 5 or 6 years I play exclusivity with Clayton Acetal Rounded 1.00mm and for some parts I'm using 1.26mm. I really like their tone and feel. The only drawback is that I'm destroying them too fast. Especially the 1.00mm. :D
  9. Tealvillain


    Jun 22, 2019
    That's been my issue too. Had em for a bit. The acetals get destroyed faster than tye tortexes. It barely took me 2 to 3 days to wear the tip out on a 1mm. Compared to tortex. It takes me a good week or 2


    Nov 13, 2009
    I really like the ultem series. I use the .80 mm and never have broken them. They remind me of the brightness of a fender medium pick but more durable.
  11. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY
    My preferred pick is the 0.80 rounded triangle.
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  12. Tealvillain


    Jun 22, 2019
    Ive never been one for the ultex/ultem material. They sound a little too bright imo
  13. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    I use their 1mm rounded triangles for guitar because they're a little more pointy than Dunlop's version.
    Other than the shape I can't tell a difference between them.
  14. Bolsyo


    Oct 18, 2015
    I usually switch between Dunlop Tortex and Clayton Acetal, those two are my favorite picks. Clayton Acetal 1.9mm for when I want to play with a pick but with a finger-ish tone without a bright attack, and Dunlop Tortex when I want a regular pick sound.
  15. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    I'm a finger-style player, but use a pick one in awhile for certain songs. I've been using Clayton picks for ten years. I like them, and have used the 0.8 & 1mm ones.
  16. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    BTW, I was told the other day by Gauitar Center employee that they were discontinuing carrying the .
  17. Tealvillain


    Jun 22, 2019
    I've grown to enjoy Claytons. I'm between finger and pick these days. I'm trying to develop my fingers to be as fast as I am with a pick.
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  18. Bboopbennie


    Jun 16, 2019
    Claytons- I like them and use them.
  19. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    I had only good experiences with them, they have a very interesting range.
    Steve Clayton USA - Guitar Picks
    If you talk about the Acetal series, I found them darker at equal thickness. But they have something more interesting: the thicknesses are not the same as the Dunlop. The Medium-Heavy are 0.80 mm instead of 0.88 mm, for example. This is very useful if you are looking for intermediate values, as was the case for me at one time. The Black Raven series share the same thicknesses.
  20. Tealvillain


    Jun 22, 2019
    Have you ever tried the Acetal .63mms?