"Near the end he began inquiring about metal neck guitars, after borrowing Steve Albini’s Veleno for several tracks on In Utero, and his being a fan of the Jesus Lizard and Duane Dennison’s extensive use of a Travis Bean." The guitar owned by Steve Albini and used by Kurt to record Very Ape for the In Utero album Veleno aluminum guitar. This Veleno was refurbished by Kevin at Electrical Guitar Company in 2015. Kevin re-chromed the guitar, re-fretted, replcaed the tuners, and replaced the pickups with EGC pickups. He fabricated new pickup covers to fit them in the cutouts. He also did quite a bit of work on the electronics.more
"His go-to guitars included a [Gibson Les Paul Custom](http://equipboard.com/items/gibson-les-paul-custom-electric-guitar) refinished in translucent orange, a black, tremequipped [Flying V](http://equipboard.com/items/gibson-flying-v-electric-guitar), a late-’60s Olympic White [Fender Stratocaster](http://equipboard.com/items/fender-stratocaster-electric-guitar), a Veleno aluminum ax, and a [Burns Flyte](http://equipboard.com/items/burns-flyte)..." - [*Guitar Player*](http://www.guitarplayer.com/artist-lessons/1026/play-like-marc-bolan/13350).more
In a post on the Electrical Audio forum in 2008, Gallo mentioned "In 1981 I purchased a Veleno for $475 from a dude named Jimmy who worked in the art department on the film All That Jazz". He is also also listed on the Wikipedia page for the guitar under the subheading "List of notable artists who own Veleno guitars". Another photo of him playing the guitar from the back can be seen here: http://media.independent.com/img/photos/2008/10/06/PRJReview143-RRIICCEE-Credi_t479.jpg?ad14627618f647f3902aa65ed5ac8237c798b1efmore
Steve can be seen using his Veleno throughout this performance. It now stays in his studio (As can be seen [here] (http://www.electricalaudio.com/item.php?page=359&pic=pictures/359-0.jpg) and [in this Failure documentary] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCJVE7iFJpg) at the 8:00 mark).more
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