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Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick  X Heavy

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The Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick was created to mimic the extraordinary sound of authentic tortoiseshell. Its unique composition produ...Read More

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      A pick that mimics the extraordinary sound of authentic tortoiseshell.

      The Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick was created to mimic the extraordinary sound of authentic tortoiseshell. Its unique composition produces a punchy bass with clear treble tones, making it a perfect pick for acoustic play. Its natural lubrication releases off your strings quickly and gives you the ability to produce articulate tones. Made from polymerizing, an animal protein, it is much the same as the famed, but endangered, Hawksbill Sea Turtle's shell. NuTone Protein Picks replicate the sound and feel of the Hawksbill's shell with its natural protein components, but no animals are harmed in any way by its production.


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      ClaytonNuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick
       
      3.8

      (based on 9 reviews)

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      86%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (6)
      • Good quality (5)
      • Easy to use (4)
      • Functional (4)

      Cons

      • Poor quality (3)

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (3)
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      1.0

      Don't bother

      By 

      from Cleveland, OH

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick:

          OK pick does sound good, has a nice feel, but shattered in pieces in my pocket(!) inside of two weeks. Six clams down the drain. Thats six clams for ONE pick. Sad face.

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          5.0

          Clayton NuTone

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          from Albany,N.Y.

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick:

            Guitarist looking for tone,these are the holy grail picks that you have been searching.Brings out tones in the instrument which no other pick available can.Release from strings is smooth.Les Paul Standard and Cutaway Les Paul are creating sounds they never had.Dweezil Zappa uses a Red Bear protein pick for playing,but for the price per pick you can buy six of these.Size is standard Gypsie Jazz.Pick does not get sweaty and hot and has very secure grip in fingers.Only the slightest effort in picking generates vibrant notes.Stongly recommended for all stinged instruments.I have medium and heavy,med feels great,but have not opened the heavy which is slightly thicker and true to size.You will notice a complete difference in sound,feel,speed.

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            5.0

            Inspired by a pick.

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            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick:

              My review is for the Extra Heavy - which according to my caliper clocks in at 1.5mm (don't know why they can't just list that).

              Like some other players/reviewers I have used many different picks in my lifetime: all major brands, V-Picks, Gravity, Timbertones, DuGain, Wegen, and many other regular, unique and specialty picks in all varieties of materials. I have not used a few other boutique picks like Blue Chip or Red Bear, but I know of them. And I've never played real tortoise shell. With that qualifier:

              I have been using V-Picks for many years and after placing an order for some new picks decided I need to try to detox off of expensive picks. After all, most of the best and most famous guitar players in the world use regular, ordinary picks - nothing fancy - so I should be able to as well. So I bought a variety of inexpensive picks and threw one of these in the cart, just because I wanted to check it out.

              Of all the picks I've ever owned, I cannot say I've been inspired by a pick before. This pick inspires me. There is an incredible, almost personal connection to the instrument. I get how crazy that sounds.

              Perhaps most importantly, more than any other pick I've ever used, it is the most versatile pick across all my stringed instruments. I play electric guitar (styles ranging from jazz, pop and hip hop to extreme metal and shred), steel string acoustic, nylon flamenco, nylon classical, gypsy jazz acoustic, arch-top jazz box and bass. Normally I reach for different picks for different instruments and different applications (or fingers with the nylons guitars and bass). With few exception, that is no longer the case. This pick works incredibly well with all the above instruments. It is amazing for gypsy jazz - tons of output and bark, with enough crisp detail and clarity to makes the notes and chord speak. I would even consider using this pick on the nylon guitars as it sounds more like my fingernails than anything else I've tried (including bone/horn picks). It also has an incredible range of tone, from mellow to crisp depending on how hard to pluck - something I don't normally find or even look for in a pick. So I can play jazz notes real soft and the tone is warm and round, or I can dig in for metal riffs with great toothy effect.

              Durability: the thing that drives me nuts about expensive picks is that they wear out just like inexpensive picks, even if at a slower rate - they're not indestructible. After playing this pick extensively it still looks effectively brand new. In trying to detox I used a cheaper pick for a show recently and by the end of the show the tip was completely gone, significantly worn. If this pick can outlast 12 of those then maybe the cost is ultimately equal. The only thing is I have noticed a ever so slight curve forming in the pick (barely noticeable). I've seen others write about that. I find it hard to believe that would happen to a 1.5mm pick. If it continues to happen and ends up really bent and unusable, then all my raving reviews will be for naught. But that remains to be seen.

              Please pardon the long review - but for a pick at this price point, you might want to research a bit more feedback than you normally would (I know I did).

              Cheers.

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              5.0

              Best of the Rest

              By 

              from Michigan

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              Pros

              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick:

                  Been on the usual tone hunt for THE pick and I have found it,this pick is the best faux turtle shell replacement for money. At this price you get just one and like me you've tried them all, give this one a shot you wont be sorry!

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  NuTone XH Guitar Pick

                  By 

                  from san diego

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Feel
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Not Same Shape As Shown
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick:

                    Pick sound and feels good, very good release picking notes . Not the same shape as advertised,
                    pick did warp after using.

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                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not Good

                    By 

                    from Indiana

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                    Pros

                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional
                    • Poor Quality
                    • Weak

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick:

                      The tone from the pick was great but after using it for 45 minutes, it was bent almost into a u shape.

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                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Over priced

                      By 

                      from WV

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                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick:

                          Prefer the Ultems, really have to dig in to get the best sound out of this pick. The pick does release well.

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                          5.0

                          Great Picks

                          By 

                          from OK

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                          Pros

                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick:

                            I've gone through quite a few picks in my time. These are some of the best quality that I've come across. They are a little smaller than what I'd call standard - which I prefer. Not sure if anybody cares too much, but the medium's are green.

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                            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            the real deal

                            By 

                            from houston

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Clayton NuTone Standard Protein Guitar Pick:

                                yes, i have used them all. red bear, wegen, papa's, blue chip, john pearse, and everything mass produced. i have played real tortoise shell. all claim to be, but none of the above are really like tortoise shell. some might be similar in tone, but NONE really release like the real deal. steve clayton has knocked it out of the park. smooth clear release that brings out the true tone of your guitar and strings. these my friends are the real deal! my great thanks to those folks at clayton for finally developing something that really is like tortoise shell in TONE and FEEL.

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