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Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks   

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Ultem closely resembles real tortoiseshell in sound, feel, and color, but unlike tortoiseshell these guitar picks will not fracture. This space-age m...Read More

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Ultem closely resembles real tortoiseshell in sound, feel, and color, but unlike tortoiseshell these guitar picks will not fracture. This space-age material produces a clean, crisp tone with limited flex. Emblazoned with the Clayton eagle logo in white epoxy.

FEATURES
  • Tortoiseshell sound, feel, and color
  • Will not fracture
  • Clean, crisp tone
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ClaytonUltem Standard Guitar Picks
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Totally Amazing Sound

I've tried just about every pick on the market, and absolutely nothing sounds anything like this... It's hard to describe, but I'm using the .72 mm on my acoustic 6 string (with...Read complete review

I've tried just about every pick on the market, and absolutely nothing sounds anything like this... It's hard to describe, but I'm using the .72 mm on my acoustic 6 string (with ultra-light 80/20 strings) and they have a very ringy sound with a lot of very high overtones that in some ways resembles a 12 string guitar. Compared to cellulose or the other materials like delrin, acetal polymer, tortex or nylon, these picks give me much better definition, and a beautiful crystal clear sound. Bass is generally not as promenent as other picks, while highs are greatly enhanced, giving what I feel is a much more well balanced spectrum of sound. Of course this may not be to everyone's taste, but you definitely have to try these and see what you think. There are just a few other things you will need to know. First, unlike other picks, these are very inconsistent in their sound. I found that about half of the picks in a typical 12-pack sound dead, and no better than a celluloid... but the others sound as described above. Another weird thing is that they only sound good when played on one side... when you turn them over, they sound dead. So make sure you try a strum with each side of the pick, to see if you have a good one or not... I test them and then chuck the dead picks in the trash and mark the good ones with a dot on the good side. It may sound like a hassle but it's SOOO worth it. Nobody knows what these picks are made of, but clearly it's something quite unusual... it resembles cured epoxy resin as used in printed circuit boards... but just the resin... there are no fiberglass fibers. The pick feels very good in the hand, and they last a very long time... I have over 100 hours on one, and it's almost like new. It's weird, because Clayton isn't known for top quality picks... these appear to be just punched out of a sheet of the material... and the edges are completely square and not rounded or polished at all. Yet they work beautifully... and if you try the Dunlop Ultex picks, which looks like they are made from the same stuff, but they have nicely rounded and polished edges, they all sound dead and nothing like these Claytons. Maybe Clayton just got lucky... but these are the only picks I use now. I play folk, mostly strumming, but they also sound fantastic with individual picked notes... especially on the higher plain-steel stings.

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I won't buy this shape again

I told the salesperson tear drop instead of regular shape. My fault, but I'll still use the picks.

I told the salesperson tear drop instead of regular shape. My fault, but I'll still use the picks.

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5.0

Well done!

By mgtr

from Akron, OH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All guitar playing

    Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

    Well made picks; great service. Can't ask for more!

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    1.0

    I won't buy this shape again

    By GARY

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

    I told the salesperson tear drop instead of regular shape. My fault, but I'll still use the picks.

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    5.0

    High Quality Picks

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    By Alanbama

    from Birmingham, Al.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

      Okay, first let say that these are very good picks. Great feel and action and they have great grip. The only problem I have is I wish that they were a little thinner. These are a thick .45mm to me. For me a .40mm or .38mm and they would be asolutely perfect and they would be all I used. I still use them a little now but they're just a little to thick for me.

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      5.0

      Works for me

      By J Hoss

      from Tiline Ky

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

          Picks feel good and seem to grip my fingers.

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          5.0

          can't find better!

          By Guillermo Fuentes

          from Plattsburgh N.Y.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

              I've been using these picks (1.2mm) for over 10 years.I have yet to break one or find a better pick.

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              5.0

              Not Playing Ultem = Not Playing Guitar

              By Dirty-D

              from I Can't see out the window right now

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                  I have used Clayton picks 1.52mm for nearly 20 years.I gave these a shot about 5 years ago and I won't use anything else! Had to drop down to 1.20mm as thats the thickest they make. I play Metal with a little darker tone than average 2 modded Marshall jmp's with the presence and trebble set around 9-10 o'clock,Gibson, D'Addarrio, nothing to wooly but dark and these picks are like sonic windex. My tone is clearer and more defined without that hi-mid spike but grabs your ears. I have an old thumb injury and these stick to my fingers on stage .Puts everything else to shame. However they are a fortune, you can not get them off the shelf anywhere I've stopped at around the U.S. and about 6 dozen have come bent right out of the package like they were rolled on a machine while warn and cooled like the end of a snow ski. Ive had some do that after a couple of hours.I only get 3-5 hours out of them before they wear and when they do my accuracy is gone and then in to the trash can. ULTEM RULES! \m/

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                  5.0

                  Great picks!

                  By D

                  from Mpls

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                    Great picks! I won't use anything else.

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                    5.0

                    best pick ever

                    By Geezer

                    from Farmington,NM

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Improves Sound
                    • Lively Sparkly Harmonics

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing
                    • Rockin' Out

                    Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                    these picks make my Les Paul Custom come alive. An excellent product!!

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                    5.0

                    These are MUST have!

                    By Noizepolution

                    from Oklahoma

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                        A friend gave me one of these picks to try. I brought it home and after just ONE strum, my Epiphone acoustic guitar was resurected! These picks make my guitar SING! Love the material / quality / sound. You can't go wrong. Go to http://store.steveclayton.com/ to see all the great Ultem designs.

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                        5.0

                        MY NEW FAVORITE COUNTRY PICK

                        By GARY

                        from undisclosed

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound
                        • Long lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                          I used to use a very heavy pick and moderately heavy strings for R & R, but when I went to Country, I switched to Ernie Ball 9s and a Clayton .38 pick. I then switched to D'Addario 9.5s with the same pick. Now I'm using Ernie Ball Cobalt 10s and the Ultem in .45. I get the touch I need for Country, with great articulation. The Ultem is an excellent pick, wears well, plays with both finesse and punch, and I highly recommend you try it in whatever thickness you like.

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