Friday, April 22, 2011

The Guitar Column's Custom Pick!

I'd been meaning to order a batch of these for several months now -- The Guitar Column's very own custom pick!

And after perusing the net for possible vendors, Steve Clayton's Custom Pick Designer site had me hooked with its online custom design feature.

All I had to do was choose a pick shape, gauge, material and color, upload a graphic and add text using the super-friendly, easy-to-use online software.

And voila!

The only time-consuming part was deciding on the font and tweaking the size and orientation of the graphic a myriad of ways before settling on the final design.  Actually, this creative bit was also the most fun!

I chose to go with 1.26mm white Delrin and a single-sided full-color graphic.   My only wish was that the software allowed me to curve the text along the outline of the pick.

I'll do a review of these picks when they arrive.  Can't wait to start throwing these out at gigs!


  1. Holy crap! That's awesome, I had no idea it was that easy to create your own picks. Granted, you do have to spend about 100 bucks (about 50 cents per pick) just to get some, but it's still really neat to know you can pop on the internet and create your own picks. I might just have to print some up with the No BS Guitar logo on it. Thanks for the heads up!


  2. Steve Clayton is the man! And a personalised pick can be more more meaningful than a business card in some circumstances. Cheers and have fun designing your own NBSG picks!

  3. In the future, you could have uploaded the URL as an image to get that arc you wanted. Make it in Adobe Illustrator and export. Voila!

  4. Thanks Magnolia -- I shall do that for the next batch!



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