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Where do you keep your pocket things while on stage?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by prater, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. prater


    Aug 4, 2011
    I prefer to play with empty pockets. I've tried setting them on my head or cab but they always fall off. I've put them in my case but then I end up forgetting to gather them until I need my phone/wallet etc.

    I was thinking of getting some sort of small bag and attaching it to the back of my cab to put my stuff in, that way it is at hand and I won't easily forget it. Plus my e-cig will be right at hand while I play.

    I don't use a rack so building anything onto that is not an option at this point, though if I do I thought adding a small drawer to the rack might be a cool idea.

    Where do you store your pocket things while playing?
  2. thedane


    Sep 25, 2011
    In my codpiece.

    Where else?
  3. soulman969


    Oct 6, 2011
    How about just leaving some of it at home and the rest in your car. Take only what you need. The only thing in my pockets when I play are picks and a lighter. I'd put those in MY codpiece too if it wasn't already awfully full up. :smug:
  4. ShoeManiac


    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    There's a pouch at the headstock of my gig bag that's pretty sizable. It's where I like to put some of that stuff while I'm on stage. Especially since it's very close to me, and not really out of sight. When you're playing club gigs that matters.
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    In a small bag on the floor next to the amp. If I have a bar stool to sit on the bag tends to sit between the legs of it.
  6. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke

    Jul 27, 2013
    locked in my car. I have a key pad to get in. Before that I would only carry the car key loose in my pocket.
  7. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I won't leave anything in my car because you never know if someone will break in. I keep a small wallet like the one pictured, in my pocket. It contains my license, medical insurance card, debit card and a credit card. I put cash in my other pocket. My cell phone stays on top of my amp and I put my car keys in one of my bass cases.
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

  9. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I have a small bag for my wallet, keys, Advil, phone ect...

    I just put it behind my amp or case.
  10. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  11. DionClassic

    DionClassic Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2012
    Usually I have room on my pedal board so I just stack my phone, keys and wallet there... That way I don't forget to gather them
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    In my pockets.
  13. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    + a billion.
  14. zenrad

    zenrad Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Bergen County, NJ
    Wallet in my back pocket, everything else in my gig bag. When I leave the stage between sets my car keys and phone go back in my pocket. I never wander far from either of those two items, especially the car keys.
  15. On the amp rack. Phone, keys, wallet, etc. It's an SKB so there are grooves so nothing shakes off while I am playing. On breaks, it all goes with me.
  16. Morning Beer

    Morning Beer

    Oct 2, 2009
    Weird, I'm the same way. Bandmates always thought it was crazy, but it drives me nuts. I always carry a backpack, stuff always goes in there when I play.
  17. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    Wife. She holds my wallet, jacket, keys and sometimes phone.

    When she's not there, my pedalboard, or one if my cases.
  18. The_Janitor


    Jun 30, 2012
    Madison, Wi
    In my pockets. I've left my wallet and had it walk away one too many times in the past.
  19. lebaron


    Sep 13, 2008
    I got a smaller flightcase (briefcase size) with all emergency stuff like cables, strings, picks, tools, straps, mints, towel, solder iron etc on stage or just off the side of it. I just I put my phone and keys there. And I wouldent play without that case by my side, its a proven performance saver, over and over again. :) Try finding a solder iron in the evening 30 mins before the gig to resolder a failed crossoverfilter in an ampeg cab :)
  20. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I have a rack drawer, my keys and phone go in there. My wallet stays in my back pocket where it belongs.