recently went on a knick-knack shopping spree. here are a few things i picked up i thought were particularly neat. would love to hear about other random bits and misappropriated tchotchkes. (amazon links got weird on me, so google these yourself): brother p touch label maker- this is one of the smartest gear purchases i've made. had this for a while now and used it so much i had to put in a new cartridge. i labelled the i/o on my amps, on my cab, fx loops, my cables, the load box, everything that goes into the power strips, everything going into my computer, my preamp i/o, etc... snapz acoustic bridge pin puller- i'm not sure when i got this. it just appeared in one of my junk boxes. gave it a shot and it works really well, once it stretches out a little. popped out all my pins without damaging anything. anself neck duster brush- this is just me being brilliant. saw the end of the nomad tool and had an idea. this is a brush intended for barbers, but damn if it isn't the single best way to dust off your pedals and amps and whatnot. gets in there without moving the knobs, it holds most of the dust inside as opposed to just throwing it around and it is washable. any barber brush made of most fibers would probably do. stretcha string stretcher- does what it says it will, even if that thing is kinda dumb. feels a little silly to use, but it does make things faster. also think that the d'adarrio string winder tool, gorgomyte and the nomad tool are sort of cool, too, but those seem to be pretty well known.