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Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks 1.20MM 1 Dozen

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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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      Save the tortoise!

      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
       
      5.0

      (based on 24 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (5)
      • Improves sound (5)
      • Functional (4)
      • Easy to use (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (3)
        • Practicing (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

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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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              These are MUST have!

              By noizepolution

              from Tulsa, OK. - where else?

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              Verified Buyer

              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 HarVette

                  from Washington

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                  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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Totally Amazing Sound

                    By Jean

                    from Prescott, Arizona

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Amazing Sound

                    Cons

                    • No Two Sound Alike

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                      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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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Snappy but not breaky!

                      By Krystledawne

                      from Washington State

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                          These are my holy grail picks. The search is over. I really like a pick that is rigid and snappy, but still thin enough to not feel clunky. In other picks, I had to go thicker to get the "stiffness" I wanted, but they felt like playing with a quarter. I use the .56 for acoustic work, and the .72 for electic and lead. The 56 is flexible enough for strumming, and still percussive enough for my taste.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Fantastic acoustic pics

                          By Vaughn

                          from Nashville, TN

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                          Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                          I strictly use these on acoustic guitar ... mostly rhythm tracks ... they sound very bright yet well balanced, these are my fav picks for tracking rhythm acoustic guitars.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I "hate" these picks!

                          By Doug Tomchuk

                          from Red Bank, NJ

                          Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                          They are all I use now, and I got the other guitarist in my band hooked on them too. Like I said before though, it is not fair that a pick can make a difference like this.
                          After years of using standard F medium picks, I tried these (.72 mm). Wow! I can't believe that a pick can make a difference in my sound like that. The whole "tone quest" idea gets reinforced, if your pick can make a difference. That means I will have to get new guitars, new amps, new strings, modify old amps, get new cables - oops, I've been doing that. What's next that could effect my sound - my strap?
                          They feel great in your hand, and they last. And they actually make a difference in your sound.
                          They are more expensive than some picks, but wear slowly, making them a great value compared to cheap plastic picks.

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                          5.0

                          Clayton Ultem: Reliable Picks

                          By Gerald Grenfell

                          from California

                          Comments about Clayton Ultem Standard Guitar Picks:

                          Excellent and reliable picks.
                          I have used Clayton picks for over 20 years. My personal preference is the Ultem with 0.80mm thickness, but I have used the ligher and and heavier thicknesses. I haved used them with acoustic steel-string guitars, electric guitars, mandolins, and even nylon string guitars..
                          I have found that the 0.80 Clayton Ultem picks are durable. Under normal practice and playing conditions, they last a very long time without cracking or warping. Even though I punch a hole in the center of them for added grip and play 4 to 6 hours per day on average I have almost never had one fail. I either lose or misplace these picks before they wear out.
                          In my humble opinion, these are among the best picks for the price.

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