Kurt Cobain Guitar Rig

Kurt Cobain Guitar Rig Info

Kurt Cobain Fender Jaguar Guitar

Nirvana’s guitarist and frontman almost single-handedly reignited heavy rock guitar in the early ’90s—wrestling it bodily from a plethora of electronic dance-pop and indie bands that were afraid of guitar solos—and did so on a range of unlikely rigs.

Kurt Cobain used a wide range of guitars and never seemed very particular about choice, except that he generally preferred Fenders (having said it was because they were light), and needed guitars that were either factory left-handed, or could be easily adapted. There were a few instruments he used fairly consistently, however, none of which would normally be associated with the enormous sound that defined grunge of the period: a ’60s Fender Mustang with its standard, low-output single-coil pickups, was his favorite guitar throughout the Nevermind period, and he also frequently used a Jaguar after that.

Cobain’s favorite amp was a Fender Twin Reverb,  He kicked it into overdrive with a range of pedals, including a Boss DS-1 Distortion, a Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion, and an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff, while adding swirl and dimension from an E-H Small Clone, Polychorus, and Echo Flanger.

From Gibson.com

Kurts Rig

Artist/Band: Kurt Cobain

Strings: Dean Markley

10-52

Picks:Dunlop Tortex Standard .50mm

Guitar: 

1965 Fender Jaguar 

LEFT HANDED MODEL – DIMARZIO PICKUP IN NECK POSITION – SEYMOUR DUNCAN BLACK JB IN BRIDGE – SCHALLER BRIDGE INSTALLED

1970’s Fender Mustang

LEFT HANDED – BLUE W/ RACING STRIPES

 

Fender Strats

Amps:

Fender Twins, Crest 4801,Mesa Boogie Studio 22

Cabs:

Marshall 412

Speakers:

 Celestion 12″ G12M Greenback Speakers
 Celestion 12″ Vintage 30 Speakers

Rack:

 Crown Power Base 2 Power Amplifier
 Mesa/Boogie Studio Preamp

Pedals/FX:

 Boss DS-1 Distortion

Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion

 Tech 21 SansAmp Classic 

Electro-Harmonix Stereo PolyChorus
Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Analog Chorus

One thought on “Kurt Cobain Guitar Rig

  • May 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm
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    Thnkas for taking the time to post. It’s lifted the level of debate

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