The I -Tone Pick is something every flat-picker will want to have in his or her hand!
I-Tone Picks are the result of a quest to find the clearest tone, most wear-resistance, and overall durability ever produced in a flat pick.
This pick will increase your ability to get the sound you want out of your instrument by increasing Tone, Volume, and Clarity.
It simply gives you more control of your instrument!
I-Tone Picks are made from the same material used by NASA in construction of the Space Shuttle ~ and by the airline and car manufacturing industries ~ where the highest levels of heat resistance and durability are critical. It's used in places where an almost indestructible material is needed ~ so this pick is sure to stand up to years of playing, while maintaining its shape and character.
* The Original I-Tone 41 Pick is made in an ultra-precision beveled triangle shape. The thickness of the ivory color pick is 41 thousandths of an inch. *
* The Limited Edition Onyx I-Tone Pick is a limited edition run with a diamond hardening agent added to the original I-Tone material, resulting in a unique tone and feel in a streamline jet black. The hardening agent makes the pick feel heavier and thicker than the original I-Tone, while still maintaining a 41 thousandths of an inch thickness. *
I-Tone Picks were created by Shawn Lane (award-winning mandolin/guitar picker and singer/songwriter) and Brad Poore (guitarist/vocalist and Engineer Associate at Clemson University).
I-Tone Picks are crafted in the USA from start to finish!
Shawn Lane is a fan-favorite vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter who was nominated as 2015 IBMA Songwriter of the Year. Blue Highway's heralded lead and high-tenor singer is as explosive on fiddle as he is on mandolin, often lending his talents to the GRAMMY-winning Earls of Leicester when not on the road with 28-time IBMA Award winning Blue Highway. Shawn has penned songs such as the high octane title track of Blue Highway’s 2014 album, “The Game,” a song co-written with Barry Bales which sent Blue Highway soaring to #1 atop multiple Bluegrass charts, including 7 consecutive months on the national Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart and three consecutive months at #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Song Chart. Lane also wrote four songs on Blue Highway's 2017 GRAMMY-nominated album, "Original Traditional." Shawn also wrote 10 tracks included on his second solo album “Mountain Songs,” which was named the #19 Bluegrass Album of the Year by critic Daniel Mullins in his Top 20 Albums of 2014 list published in Bluegrass Today. Lane's first solo album "All For Today" was also heralded, being named one of the Top Ten Bluegrass Albums of the Year 2003 by CMT.
Shawn has written such perennial Blue Highway favorites as Tears Fell On Missouri, The Seventh Angel, V-Bottom Boat, Sycamore Hollow, and Sounds of Home, which was nominated as 2012 IBMA Song of the Year. Lane co-wrote Still Climbing Mountains and Born with a Hammer in My Hand (nominated as 2000 IBMA Song of the Year) with Tim Stafford, as well as the beloved A Mother's Prayer with Ronnie Bowman, which was recorded by GRAMMY-winning Hall of Fame legend Dr. Ralph Stanley. Lane played in the bands of both GRAMMY-winner Ricky Skaggs and Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson prior to becoming a founding member of Blue Highway in 1994. Shawn was honored with a signature instrument, the Dearstone Shawn Lane Mandolin, handcrafted in Blountville, Tennessee, and available on the Dearstone website.
Shawn released a single in 2018 which topped the Bluegrass Today Gospel Chart at # 1 for 7 weeks .. reigning in the Top 5 for 23 Weeks. "I MET THE MAN" relays the true account of his dad coming back after 17 days in a coma in 2016 with a special story to tell. The single preceeds an album "Shawn Lane: Family & Friends" on Cat Town Music releasing in early 2019.
Shawn Lane's website is www.ShawnLaneMusic.com.
Brad Poore is a guitarist/vocalist and respected Engineer Associate at Clemson University. Brad brought his nearly 20 years of experience in design, fabricating, welding and construction to this project.
I-tone pick varieties
Two picks have been part of the I-Tone Picks family:
* Original Ivory I-Tone 41
* Limited Edition Onyx I-Tone ~ streamlined jet black with a special diamond hardening agent.
The Limited Edition Onyx was introduced in September 2017 for a limited time only.
Its run has come to an end in September 2022, and the Onyx I-Tone Pick is not currently available.
The Original Ivory I-Tone 41 is still available. You may order here in our Store.
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Dimensions of the Original I-Tone 41 and the Limited Edition Onyx:
* 41 thousandths of an inch thick
* Approximately 1.25" wide