Forgive me for my ignorance, but I keep seeing pictures of pedal boards with Altoids boxes on them. Why is that? Are you using them for a boost or something?
It's a gigging musician thing. It's one less thing to go hunting for during setup. After I'm done plugging in my pedalboard, I grab a few picks and stick them in my mic stand pick holder. And if I forget to do that (and don't realize until we're getting ready to start) they're at my feet, not in a case that's got 20 other things piled on it, or, worse, in the trailer!It's an internet thing.
I just use the tin on my board so I don't have to remember to grab my earplugs or picks. I always have them with me, since I know I won't forget my board. I just grab a handful of picks and set them on my amp while I set up. Just one less thing to worry about remembering.It always seemed to me that having to bend down and open a tin everytime you need a pick would be kind of annoying. Pockets, jammed under pickguard and on top of amp have always been my go to spots.