Altoids tins....

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mattbass97, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Mattbass97


    Apr 9, 2011
    Has anyone else noticed the odd altoids tin on people's pedalboards? Are these for any particular purpose? Haha I thought about picks but I'd really just like to know what people keep in there!
  2. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Their stash.
  3. johnbegone

    johnbegone Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
  4. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    I keep breath mints in mine. I wish more people would do the same, some folks' breath is unbearable by 2am.
  5. hosebass


    May 8, 2010
    Los Angeles
    That's hilarious!!
  6. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    And oh sooooooo painfully true. Anyone who shared a mic late in a gig can attest to that.
  7. FourNotFive


    Dec 30, 2011
    I've got an altoids tin that was made into a mini amp that I got as a gift. It "breaks up" at very low volumes...ha! Actually kinda fun to play with, but of no use on a pedal board. Someone is probably making pedals with them as well...
  8. Steveaux

    Steveaux Safe-Guardian of the Stoopid Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    Hey !!!

    Quit lookin' in my tin.

  9. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things.

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    picks for me too
  10. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    True bypass condoms, for the optimistic musician concerned with tone and .....
  11. i keep picks in mine.
  12. i've seen terrible things done to mic's at shows & always bring my own if i plan to sing into one.
  13. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Inactive

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
  14. Picks and ear plugs, mine hides under the shelf.
  15. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    I was kind of hoping there was a new fad for putting Atari Punk Consoles on your board.

  16. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I'm not squeemish or have any particular phobias ... maybe except for this, I too have my own mic. I usually do prefer my own spit over others'. :eek:
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  17. danielfnj96


    Jan 29, 2012
    NJ, USA
    I've got homemade picks in mine. I cut old CDs into a diamond shape and use them as picks.
  18. depalm


    Apr 22, 2004
    São Paulo

    I love mine.
  19. I actually would love to have an Atari Punk Console
    in an Altoids can. That way, when blokes pull out picks
    I can blast intense sonic flavor at their faces.

    Not for any particular reason really...

    On another note... one video shows a girl playing with one.
    Do $40 noise generators pick up chicks better than $1,000+ basses?

  20. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    You saw a GG Allin show?