Achieving Nirvana (Kurt Cobain Guitar Gear Guide)

Nirvana was one of the bands that defined the 90s grunge scene and since then they’ve inspired legions of new musicians to pick up the guitar, crank up the distortion, and rock out. If this sounds like you, then you might be wondering how exactly Kurt Cobain got those raucous guitar tones. And what can you do to sound more like him? In this lesson, Kent will take you on a deep dive into the guitars, pedals, and amps that were responsible for the legendary tones on albums like Bleach, Nevermind, and In Utero.

Before we get into the gear, it’s important to note that Kurt Cobain liked to use more affordable gear. Nothing was too fancy or expensive (save for his modded Martin D-18), and even though some of the items are no longer made, you can achieve Nirvana’s sound with some pretty accessible gear.

Also! Check the last video I did on the Top 5 Kurt Cobain Riffs here -

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Learn how to get Kurt Cobain's guitar tone here:
Learn guitar here:
0:00 - Intro
1:12 - Guitars
1:57 - Strings
2:07 - Picks
2:17 - Pedals
3:18 - Amps
3:42 - Dialing in the amp tone
4:18 - Amp + distortion
4:45 - Playing style
5:38 - Detuning your guitar
5:53 - Outro

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