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What's the coolest tin to have on your pedalboard?

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by 41144, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. 41144

    41144 Tele-Afflicted

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    OK, this seems to be an American 'thing' - having an Altoid (or similar) mint tin on your pedalboard as a receptacle for various guitar related 'stuff'.

    So, two parts to this really:

    1) What, in your opinion of course, is the coolest/most unusual tin for guitar stuff that you have on your pedalboard? (Picture obviously appreciated as just being given a name like "Altoid" would have no meaning to me here in the UK.) Or is it a thing you loathe to see?

    2) and ... Especially interested to see pics from fellow Brits on this, without slogging through 100s of "Show us your pedalboard" pages - I wonder if anyone here has one on their board?

    Personally, I don't use one, but if I did I'd probably try and find ....

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    Don't know if they're in America too but over here, back in the 60s (earlier maybe even) they ran an advertising campaign .... Zubes, they're good for your tubes ... catchy eh! :rolleyes:
     
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  2. blowtorch

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    This one would be awesome for a rockabilly slapback
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    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    This tin would be perfect for me, for I are an Old Timer, and I'd leave the smaller knife in there, just in case I needed to trim a finger nail or something.
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    Although, I really like this one. An awful lot of geese have met their maker via my Remington 1187 & 870's:
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  5. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I do not believe I have ever seen a tin on a pedalboard for any reason. Not saying it doesn't happen, but I have seen hundreds of boards and this idea is completely new to me. I would prefer to use valuable pedalboard real estate for a gooseneck light than for storing accessories. Not saying I don't have a tin in each of my cases for picks, nail clippers, & hair ties, though.
     
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    I’ve never seen one, either. It’s news to me.
     
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    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    My gig bag has a pocket for loose Knick knacks
    Sounds like y’all are getting into the realm of man jewelry
     
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    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    Americans trying to pass as British might find these tins useful for a pedalboard: DC9623FE-928B-4658-A997-5723FEE81FBA.jpeg 5635F1D9-4541-4E38-A612-8488B8E2D6C5.jpeg
     
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  10. blowtorch

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    Looks like my idea is not all that original.
    Pomade tins turned stompboxes:
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    I’ve never seen this in person, only pics on the web. My boards are very small, so there’s no room for this. I keep my picks in a jar (I believe it was a jar for artichoke hearts, so that adds some flavor to my playing!)
     
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    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    After 20 years i replaced a worn out metal ‘Fishermen’s Friends’ tin.... mine had no paint left and was bare metal...

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    with these... picks, allen keys, etc. Originally USB stick giveaway boxes from a trade show.


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    I have a tin of picks I leave on top of my amp at a gig. Same size as an altoids tin, but it's from a set of skate bearings. I think that's cooler than altoids, as long as no one sees me skate.
     
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    Another amp top pick holder I use

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    It has been a trendy thing with church guitarists for a number of years. Whenever I see an altoid tin on a pedal board when I'm surfing CL, i.e. the owner is selling the board and/or the pedals, I know another church player just bought a Helix.

    For the longest time I thought that the church players must have serious chronic halitosis because they won't gig without their altoids. Then I realized it was like volume pedals or tattoos. VP's and altoids tins are mandatory to be in the club. Like I'm going to give up board real estate when I have pockets in my pants that conveniently hold extra picks and such.
     
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    I had a Fender anniversary tin that some celluloid picks came in - same size as an altoids tin. Never thought of putting it on my board, but had I done so, I’d probably still know where it is!
     
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    The tin just was not fast enough for me, so I use a spring loaded pick holder (my wall wort cable is not there when the pedalboard is in use):
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    No room for a tin on any of my boards. Gotta have as many pedals as physically possible!
     
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    ..and what cooler place is there than a pedal board..?

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    One could keep picks in this I suppose but one can never anticipate need for extra fiene stahlnadeln...

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