Guitars

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Guitars

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Completely Incorrect Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang

Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang

Kurt Cobain designed and sent an idea of a guitar to Fender, in the early 90'... more

Needs Review Fender Kurt Cobain Road Worn Jaguar Electric Guitar

Fender Kurt Cobain Road Worn Jaguar Electric Guitar

Cobain used a left-handed 1965 Jaguar with an incorrect headstock decal. He a... more

Martin D-18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Martin D-18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Cobain used a C.F. Martin & Company D-18E acoustic guitar, as see in this pho... more

Completely Incorrect Fender USA Left Standard Stratocaster Sunburst

Fender USA Left Standard Stratocaster Sunburst

Cobain useded this guitar for several songs, including "Smells Like Teen Spi... more

Amplifiers

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Amplifiers

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Vox AC30 Guitar Combo Amp

Vox AC30 Guitar Combo Amp

A Vox AC30 was used on Nirvana's "Nevermind" album. more

Mesa/Boogie Studio Preamp

Mesa/Boogie Studio Preamp

Cobain said he turned all the midrange up. This was the amp set-up for the la... more

Marshall 1960A 4x12'' Cabinet

Marshall 1960A 4x12'' Cabinet

Kurt Cobain used Marshall cabinets for most of his shows. more

Needs Improvement 1982 Fender Twin Reverb Silverface

1982 Fender Twin Reverb Silverface

This was used in live shows, and while recording In Utero and MTV Unplugged. more

Effects Pedals

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Effects pedals

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Boss DS-1 Distortion

Boss DS-1 Distortion

This screenshot from the Julien's Auctions website (slightly altered to make ... more

Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Analog Chorus

Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Analog Chorus

Cobain had a Small Clone chorus from Electro-Harmonix in his pedalboard. more

Completely Incorrect Electro-Harmonix Stereo Polychorus

Electro-Harmonix Stereo Polychorus

The Polychorus was featured on the tracks “Heart-Shaped Box” (solo), “Radio F... more

Completely Incorrect Boss BF-2 Flanger

Boss BF-2 Flanger

He uses it on some solos and also for iconic bits an pieces for some songs. A... more

Microphones

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Microphones

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Needs Review Shure SM58

Shure SM58

According to Jack Endino, Bleach was recorded close-mic with a Shure SM58: ... more

Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

"He also used a Fender Bassman on about four songs and a Vox AC30 for some cl... more

Needs Improvement AKG C 414 XL II Condenser Mic

AKG C 414 XL II Condenser Mic

"He also used a Fender Bassman on about four songs and a Vox AC30 for some cl... more

Neumann U-87 Condenser Microphone

Neumann U-87 Condenser Microphone

"He also used a Fender Bassman on about four songs and a Vox AC30 for some cl... more

Bass Guitars

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Bass guitars

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Needs Improvement Warwick Dolphin Pro I

Warwick Dolphin Pro I

This photo shows Cobain playing a Warwick Dolphin. more

Sears Catalog Bass

Sears Catalog Bass

Cobain used the instrument on two early demo recordings he made at his aunt M... more

Needs Improvement Gibson Ripper Bass

Gibson Ripper Bass

In this photo, Kurt playing Ripper bass. more

Needs Review Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Jetglo

Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Jetglo

On www.kurtsequipment.com in the "Miscellaneous Guitars" section number 11 on... more

Studio Equipment

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Maestro Echoplex

Maestro Echoplex

Starting at 1:04, Nardwuar asks Kurt about using an Echoplex, To which Kurt r... more

Needs Review Roland Space Echo RE-201

Roland Space Echo RE-201

A Space Echo can be seen on top of kurt's speaker cabinet during this show. A... more

Needs Review Samson STD Series BR-3 VHF Wireless Receiver

Samson STD Series BR-3 VHF Wireless Receiver

In this picture you can see... Kurt's Guitar Rack for the 01/25/92 Big Day O... more

Music Accessories

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Needs Review Dunlop Tortex Standard  0.6mm Guitar Picks

Dunlop Tortex Standard 0.6mm Guitar Picks

In this image, we can see multiple orange Tortex 0.60mm Picks on Cobain's Mic... more

Ernie Ball Polypro Guitar Strap

Ernie Ball Polypro Guitar Strap

Kurt would use Ernie Ball Straps for all his guitars after the release of Nev... more

DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup

DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup

"Apparently Cobain developed a taste for Fender guitars just prior to recordi... more

Needs Improvement DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary

DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary

"Apparently Cobain developed a taste for Fender guitars just prior to recordi... more

Live Setup Accessories

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Needs Review Carver PM-1200

Carver PM-1200

Kurt also used a Carver power amp, which are made in the northwest and are ve... more

Strings

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GHS Guitar Boomers 0.10

GHS Guitar Boomers 0.10

Kurt Cobain used GHS Bommers 10-52 acording to Guitar Geek. more

Dean Markley NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings, 10-52

Dean Markley NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings,...

It shows here he used Dean Markley Gauge .10-.52 strings more

Needs Improvement Dean Markley Blue Steel

Dean Markley Blue Steel

he used dean markleys .10-.52 gauges according to dean markley themselves more

Needs Review Dean Markley LTHB

Dean Markley LTHB

Dean Markley (Light Top/Heavy Bottom) Guitar Strings. The only piece of in... more

Other Gear

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Needs Review Duck Tape

Duck Tape

He used this to cover the circuitery of his jaguar or as a strap button on th... more

Gear Guides

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Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

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Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

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Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

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Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated January 2020