Kurt Cobain Guitar Rig Info
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.
Artist/Band: Kurt Cobain
Strings: Dean Markley
Picks:Dunlop Tortex Standard .50mm
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 Twins, Crest 4801,Mesa Boogie Studio 22
Celestion 12″ G12M Greenback Speakers
Celestion 12″ Vintage 30 Speakers
Crown Power Base 2 Power Amplifier
Mesa/Boogie Studio Preamp
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion
Tech 21 SansAmp Classic
Electro-Harmonix Stereo PolyChorus
Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Analog Chorus