Kurt Cobain gets a guitar for christmas (probably 1969) gypsyastronaut . Feb 20, 2015 - Find great deals on eBay for bleach nirvana poster. Dunlop Tortex .60mm Picks. Prior to using this Univox, Kurt had used a maple neck Hi-Flier which he ended up destroying upon receiving the new guitar. Cobain handed his black Fender Stratocaster to an audience member after Nirvana’s performance at the Palais Omnisport de Rennes in Rennes, France, on February 16, 1994. This model is the inspiration for our new Custom Shop Mark IV tribute, which is coming out in March 2018 and, once again, seems to be a popular choice with Nirvana fans! He kept in touch with Kurt while the band went on tour Australia, and he was sent drawings from Kurt via fax on how he imagined this guitar to look like. More than 27 (!!!) Quantity. Kurt Cobain must have been amused when magazines like Guitar World and Guitar Player requested interviews and when Fender approached him to design a guitar. Availability: This item is currently not available . However, it is important to note that at least during the live performances, he also had a Boss DS-2 on stage. One thing that is evident from this footage is that Kurt’s Kramer Ferrington KFT-1 had a replacement neck installed on it. […], The Boss DS-1 could arguably be considered one of the key elements of Kurt’s sound since he used it as his main distortion pedal basically throughout Bleach and Nevermind era. I really like Univoxes, and that’s […], Kurt played this Hagstrom for a few gigs during Nirvana’s first European tour in late 1989. It is however very […], This was one of Kurt’s ‘disposable’ guitars, often used at the end of the shows, in case the band felt like smashing their equipment (which they often did). Kurt Cobain used a Randall solid-state head and 4x12 cab at the time, but for the album, Kurt used Endino's Fender Twin Reverb, and the only pedal he used was a Boss DS-1 Distortion. From that point on, since the Vandalism Strat was destroyed on December 5, 1991, this black Stratocaster […], This guitar first appeared at the Hordern Pavilion gig in Sydney, Australia on January 25, 1992. It was a 12 string model, but Kurt strung it with only five nylon strings, and he allegedly never changed them since. For this reason, it's no coincidence that our own Custom Shop Hi-Flyer models are so popular - no doubt because of many Kurt Cobain fans out there: The Custom Shop Hi-Flyer Phase 4 is our tribute to the Univox model as used by Kurt Cobain in 'Heart Shaped Box'. In Oct 1989 Nirvana was on the Bleach European tour with TAD. He destroyed the guitar that same night, snapping the neck in half, but the body was left relatively undamaged. I buy it in […], Based on photos and videos, it seems that Kurt mostly used orange Dunlop Tortex picks, which are .60mm thick. Around that same time, he also acquired a 1969 Fender Competition Mustang, which he used most famously during the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video. The Custom Shop Univox Hi-Flyer is the one that closely resembles Kurt's famous "smashed Univox" which has been exhibited in Seattle and other parts of the world. A live, acoustic version, recorded during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged appearance in November 1993, was released as a single in October 1994, to promote the album, MTV Unplugged in New York. As far as acoustic guitars, Kurt’s best-known guitar is a 1950s Martin D-18E which he played during the Unplugged on MTV concert. However, it is important to notice that whenever he played live, he would either use a Boss DS-1 or a DS-2 distortion pedal instead. The new Custom Shop Mark IV Tribute. Kurt played most of the concert on the white Stratocaster with a black humbucker in the lead position but switched to this guitar prior to the last song. Kurt started using this guitar around mid-1990 during the latter part of the Bleach club tour, and it was first photographed on May 6, 1990, at the Masquerade, Atlanta, GA (while to tour ended up on 17th). This is one of the first guitars (possibly the first electric guitar) that Kurt ever owned. The rest of the guitars included […], Kurt Cobain was photographed sitting on stage next to this guitar backstage at the Mecca Auditorium in Milwaukee on October 26, 1993 (photos taken by Kevin Mazur – see source below). Kurt Cobain’s 1960s Fender Twin Reverb . However, photographic evidence mostly dates back from the ‘In Utero’ tour, so it is possible that Kurt used a different brand/model during the earlier years. The previous record was $3.95 million for a … 2,706 notes . It seems that the guitar was fixed by February 22nd when it was used during Nirvana’s show […], This guitar was first used Reading Festival in Reading, England, UK, on August 30, 1992. Embed from Getty Images Kurt bought this Martin in late 1993, so just a few months prior to the Unplugged gig. Kurt Cobain's guitars were numerous. This page is about Kurt's guitars! By the time Nevermind was out, Kurt was mostly playing Stratocasters, the most notable of which was a black model, decorated with a sticker reading “Vandalism”. The Bleach-era was also filled with various half-working guitars, such as the blue Gibson SG, pieced together by Kurt himself, and a Greco Mustang, which went through at least two different reincarnations. This new infographic (by guitarchalk.com) is a good starting point for guitarists who own the same gear as Kurt and would like to emulate his tone. On Nevermind, Cobain played a 1960s Fender Mustang, a Fender Jaguar with DiMarzio pickups, and a few Fender Stratocasters with humbucker bridge pickups. He was an epitome of a master guitar player, and he was true. Kurt’s Univox was a model called Hi-Flier, and it was manufactured sometime between 1968 and 1977. I was at this show […], This was Kurt’s main guitar amp prior to Nevermind studio sessions and during the album tour. In the case you do, it would probably be best to get yourself a decent used 50w+ combo amp. Gear Rundown: Kurt Cobain. Enjoy and feel welcome :-) Embed from Getty Images. It’s unknown to what the extent the pedal was actually used on the record, and how much of the chorus effect was added during the mixing process, but nonetheless, this pedal was used extensively during the ‘Nevermind’ tour […], According to Butch Vig, who produced ‘Nevermind’, Kurt used this pedal on ‘Lithium’. Picture: Kurt Cobain live with Nirvana in 1990, playing his Mosrite Mark IV "Gospel" now a new Eastwood Custom Shop project! All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. NIRVANA - "Blew" Album: "Bleach" (released in 1989) Music & Lyrics by Kurt Cobain *Tabs written by myself in Guitar Pro 6 This guitar was used extensively during the early Nevermind tour, until late 1991, most notably during the Reading Festival on August 23rd, 1991, and Live at the Paramounton October 31, 1991. Kurt Cobain must have been amused when magazines like Guitar World and Guitar Player requested interviews and when Fender approached him to design a guitar. It is presumably the only Phase 4 Univox that he owned (nearly all the previous ones were Phase 3s), and likely the last one that he ever acquired. The Ferrington […], This guitar is undoubtedly best known for its appearance in the music video for the song Smells Like Teen Spirit, filmed on August 17, 1991. id like to know what guitars and amps he used IN THE STUDIO for recording all these albums, preferably nevermind. The list below proves that, above all else, Kurt Cobain was a good guy. thanx :) The guitar at the centre of Frances Bean Cobain’s nasty divorce battle is going under the hammer. Kurt used this guitar on several occasions and, as far as we know, never smashed it! Kurt wasn't just about the Univox Hi-Flier, either. In einem Interview mit dem Punk-Magazin Flipsid… It's the guitar that he played at Dave Grohl's first ever Nirvana gig in 1990, at Olympia's Nortyh Shore Surf Club. This guitar was used […], This guitar was featured in the music video for the song Come As You Are, released in 1992. No, Kurt Cobain was an altruistic rock star and it shines through in some of his most iconic moments both on and off stage. Kurt Cobain's guitar used with Nirvana's MTV Unplugged!" At this p… Update 3. We used an Electro- Harmonix Big Muff fuzz box through a Fender Bassman on ‘Lithium’ to get that […], Kurt started using this pedal sometime after the release of Nevermind, switching from the older model – the DS-1. Cobain Guitars #3: Univox Hi-Flier Custom. It originally styled a 3-tone sunburst finish, but Kurt sprayed the whole body with blue latex paint and carved out a heart and Courtney’s name on it. The Martin isn’t the only Cobain guitar up for sale at the auction. He also used a similar amp during the recording of Bleach, though it is unknown if it was the exact same one. That particular amp, however, wasn’t owned by him, but by Jack Endino, who produced the record. Please note that this is just a quick basic guide for beginners. Follow. Julien's said on its website that Cobain bought the 1959 Martin D-18E at Voltage Guitars … The amp was used together with a Mesa/Boogie Studio .22 Preamp – both of which were mounted on a rack shelf often seen sitting behind Kurt on stage. Montage of Heck Kurt Cobain christmas ... nirvana 1967 50years 90's grunge old is cool dreams orchids flowers rip depressive crying guitar heart shaped box In Utero Nevermind Bleach Montage of Heck geffen records Sub Pop gunge is not dead peace love empathy dark darkness. I know this was left as a comment below but additionally I've received email with this information. Allegedly, this was one of the four Fender Mustangs that Kurt acquired […], This is the guitar that Kurt most famously used during the ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ music video. Currently in a NW collection". Follow. Cobain played the retro acoustic-electric 1959 … The Bleach-era was also filled with various half-working guitars, such as the blue Gibson SG, pieced together by Kurt himself, and a Greco Mustang, which went through at least two different reincarnations. One of those guitars ended up in the hands of one of GroundGuitar’s visitors, Guillaume. This model has spawned a popular mod, such as this one: Picture: Vintage Univox modded to look like Kurt's. In addition, a black custom made and smashed Fender Stratocaster guitar used by Kurt Cobain while performing with NIRVANA on the 1994 "In Utero" tour … But, while the Hagstrom at least lasted for a few gigs, the […], Kurt played this guitar only for one or two gigs in early 1990, before he ended up smashing it beyond repair in Tijuana, Mexico on February 17, 1990. NIRVANA - "Sifting" Album: "Bleach" (released in 1989) Music & Lyrics by Kurt Cobain Guitar Tuning: Standard Tempo: 116 BPM & 66 BPM *Song sounds in E. He played a few of these Hi-Fliers in his early days, including a sunburst model decorated with stickers, and a white one, given to him by his girlfriend at the time, Tracy. But here's where another irony exists—although Cobain often said he didn't care very much about equipment, he certainly possessed more than a passing interest in the tools of his trade. The first time it appeared seems to be sometime around June 1991, and at that time it was used alongside another black Stratocaster, but with a white pickguard. To see the equipment that Jeff actually used himself, and all that went into it, refer to the chronological list below. The P90s were replaced with a Seymour Duncan 59 and JB humbucker set, and it was apparently Kurt’s favorite Univox guitar - one of the few he didn't smash, and he might've used it for 'In Utero'! In this edition of Gear Rundown, we look at Cobain’s setup. Th… These are just some of the highlights. At the end of the gig, the guitar was apparently smashed, and years later ended it up on an exhibit organized by EMP/MoPoP museum in Seattle. For most of the tour, the amp was seen sitting in a rackmount case, underneath a Mesa Boogie Studio .22 Preamp. Based on this photo – Nirvana in Auburn, WA, May 26, 1989 , it seems that the Marshall on top with the “Nirvana” was Jason Everman’s, while the Fender combo sitting underneath it was used by Kurt. The majority of Bleach was recorded in a few days. In short - these Univox models were some of Kurt Cobain's favourite guitars, and he kept playing Hi-Fliers well into the 'In Utero' phase and last tour. The 2009 deluxe edition entered the Catalog Albums chart at number seven. The body on each was routed out to fit a full-sized humbucker in the bridge position – more precisely a Seymour Duncan JB, and the stock bridge piece was replaced with a Gotoh Tune-O-Matic. Alongside Mudhoney's 'Superfuzz & Big Muff', it was Nirvana's debut 'Bleach' (famously recorded by Jack Endino for just $600) which helped to define the "Grunge" sound. At that point, the guitar seemed to have been completely stock, but by July 23, 1993, when Kurt was next seen using it, a sticker […], This guitar is certainly Kurt’s best-known acoustic since it was used during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged concert. This means that the SansAmp was likely used just on In Utero songs, while the Boss DS-2 […], Used during the ‘In Utero’ studio sessions and for the following tour, more precisely on Heart-Shaped Box (solo), Radio Friendly Unit Shifter, and Scentless Apprentice. However, the amp belonged either to TAD or Mudhoney with whom Nirvana toured, and there was never a cable going into the amp while Kurt was performing – meaning, he likely never used it […], Kurt was seen using these amps towards the latter part of the Bleach tour – circa February/March 1990 (for photos see Kurt Cobain’s Sunn amp). NIRVANA - "Negative Creep" Album: "Bleach" (released in 1989) Music & Lyrics by Kurt Cobain Guitar Tuning: Dropped-D / Drop-D Tempo: 160 BPM *Song sounds in D *Tabs written by myself in Guitar … He was just sitting there, having a moment, and I started taking pictures, He looked at me and said, ‘You know what? He also used an EHX Small Clone Chorus pedal on a number of Nirvana’s hits, including “Come as You Are”, and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Es ist das dritte Lied auf dem im Sommer 1989 veröffentlichten Debütalbum Bleach und das erste Lied auf dem posthum veröffentlichten Album MTV Unplugged in New York, von dem es im Oktober 1994 auch eine Singleauskopplung gab. Nevermind Studio Sessions Kurt had this guitar with him when the band entered the studio for […], This is perhaps Kurt’s most widely known and most recognizable Stratocaster. Features; Kurt Cobain was as cool as you expected him to be. He broke a lot of those guitars. ( subsequently, Kurt would use the same set of. The DS-2 was first seen on September 28, 1991, at the Marquee, New York, NY (thanks Sebastian). It was also partially featured in the Sub Pop ‘In Bloom’ music video (2:20-minute mark). To remind you, prior to using this guitar, Kurt […], This guitar was a gift from Kurt’s girlfriend at the time, Tracy Marander. The guitar was also later featured on the cover of the Blew EP. Tad had no case for his Fender Musicmaster and Kurt gave him a Fender Mustang case. You’ll pretty much use the clean channel all the time anyway, and add distortion with a pedal. Add to that an Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus, which is what Kurt used to create that ‘wobbly’ effect on “Come As You Are”, and during verses on “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”. Grab a cheap Mexican Stratocaster, or even a Squier, and load it with a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pickup in the bridge position – because that’s exactly what Kurt did with a lot of his guitars. All four guitars were modified in a similar way sometime between July and October 1993 […], Kurt played a few (possibly even up to twenty) different MIM Fender Stratocaster in late 1993, few of which were destroyed, some were given to fans, and some perhaps never even got a chance to be played live. 1,409.00 € inkl. However, according to Jack Endino, who produced Bleach, the Randall amp was used even prior to that. years later, it's still an inspiration for many guitarists who like their rock music dirty & simple! Bleichmittel) ist das Debütalbum der US-amerikanischen Grunge-Band Nirvana. The first time that […], This guitar is probably one of the most recognizable guitars used by Kurt, probably because it was used extensively during the ‘Nevermind’ tour. BITTE UM INFO WENN LIEFERBAR. Kurt Cobain's Univox Hi-Flier On […], This Mustang first appeared in late 1988, and it directly replaced a Univox Hi-Flier that Kurt smashed on October 30, 1988, in Olympia. Kurt used a Fender Twin Reverb to record Bleach album. Given that the band wasn’t performing much around this time, compared to late 1991 and early 1992, it is likely that Kurt purchased this guitar and worked on it himself in his free time, doing all the mods, with the […], This guitar was first seen on July 23, 1993, at Roseland Ballroom, NYC. According to several sources, Kurt trashed his Sunn amps the day earlier, on May 1st at the Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC, and bought the Mesa Boogie on May 2nd before playing at Milestone in Charlotte. Julien’s is also offering a black custom-made and smashed Fender Stratocaster guitar used by the Nirvana front man on the 1994 In Utero tour (estimate: $60,000-$80,000). 105 likes. The first drawings were done by Kurt himself (these were later published in the book “Journals”), with the design being based on a mix of a Mustang and a […], This was second of the three blue Fender Mustangs that Kurt acquired sometime prior to the ‘In Utero’ tour, and one of the four Mustangs in total he used around that time – the fourth one being a red one. The second Polychorus is now […], Used most notably during the ‘Live and Loud’ gig in 1993. It was first seen on the photographs taken on October 23, 1993, in Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, and based on the frequency of use, this was likely Kurt’s favorite among the four. When it comes to amps, you can get away with almost any decent amp. It was most likely just […], This guitar was seen briefly in the 2015 documentary Montage of Heck, during which it was smashed. It is the third song on their debut album, Bleach, released in June 1989. One of his most interesting Univox guitars of the period is his 68 Hi-Flier Custom, in sunburst finish with tortoiseshell pickguard - which made it look quite different than the usual Univox models. This guitar was purchased well after Bleach had been recorded. Based on this photo – Nirvana in Auburn, WA, May 26, 1989, it seems that the Marshall on top with the “Nirvana” was Jason Everman’s, while the Fender combo sitting underneath it was used by Kurt. Unfollow. According to Nirvana guitar tech Ernie Bailey, “I believe Kurt like the D-18E because it was so strange and unique for a Martin acoustic.” Cobain purchased the guitar in Los Angeles in the Fall of 1993 at Voltage Guitars. NIRVANA - "Sifting" Album: "Bleach" (released in 1989) Music & Lyrics by Kurt Cobain Guitar Tuning: Standard Tempo: 116 BPM & 66 BPM *Song sounds in E. Classic Rock Newsletter. Behind all of the hype of ‘grunge’ lay a skilled guitarist, who was responsible for re-popularising Fender guitars amongst the new generation of 90s rock bands. Kurt Cobain gets a guitar for christmas (probably 1969) gypsyastronaut . The guitar was first used during Nirvana’s second European Nevermind tour, that started in early November 1991 (see photos from Astoria, November 5, 1991), and it was at […], This black Stratocaster first appeared on December 5, 1991, at gig played in London’s Kilburn National Ballroom. Das Album wurde nach einer Plakatwerbung benannt, die Heroinsüchtige dazu aufforderte, ihre Spritzen mit Bleach zu reinigen. 1991 was the last year that […], Kurt Cobain used this rack unit very briefly in 1992. All of these Mustangs were customized to Kurt’s own liking. In reality, a lot of factors go into replicating someone’s sound, and it’s usually nearly impossible to achieve. Cobain didn’t play remarkable guitars; Cobain played guitars remarkably. Chronologically looking, this should be the second or the third Univox that Kurt ever laid his hands on, and the first one to feature a maple neck. I must assume that was the reason Kurt was so happy to lay a copy of Bleach on me. According to Kurt’s guitar tech Ernie Bailey, depending on the day, Kurt would use either this or a PolyChorus for live performances. In case you plan to only practice in your room and don’t want to invest in pedals, get yourself a modeling amp, maybe a Fender Mustang LT-25. "About a Girl" is a song by American rock band Nirvana, written by vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain. April 1970) verbrachte Kurt Cobain seine Kindheit in Aberdeen, 140 Kilometer südwestlich von Seattle. Kurt’s Univox Hi-Flier from the 2016 auction at Julien’s. 2,706 notes . The ET270 model was manufactured in […], Kurt started using this guitar around mid-1990 during the latter part of the Bleach club tour, and it was first photographed on May 6, 1990, at the Masquerade, Atlanta, GA (while to tour ended up on 17th). From then on, Nirvana went on a break until August, by which time Kurt seemed to have obtained a […], This was one of Kurt’s few actual Mosrite guitars, as all of the guitars prior to this were all cheap Univox knock-offs. The scene was filmed in a bathroom, likely in Kurt’s and Courtney’s Fairfax apartment, sometime in 1991/1992. At that point, the guitar was completely stock, and it featured a fiesta red finish and had a red Pearloid pickguard with two white single coil pickups installed in it. I’m a tube nut, so everything was tweaked […], Kurt was first seen using this amp around July 1989 (search for Nirvana, Hoboken, NJ, June 13, 1989, on Google) – which was just after the release of Bleach album (June 15, 1989). The guitar barely stayed in tune, and apparently had duct tape holding tuning pegs in place. He plays with too much passion, talent, skills, and style. For the album tour, he played a 1965 Fender Jaguar – which is the guitar that most people associate Kurt with. Kurt started off the set with his 1965 Fender Jaguar but switched to this Stratocaster at around 30-minute mark, and played it for most of the gig, aside from a few songs on which he used another black colored Strat. Kurt Cobain’s Fender Combo Amp Kurt was seen using an unknown Fender amp around the time when the band released Bleach, circa May 1989. However, the shop’s […], Right as the Greco Mustang disappeared around April 1989, another Univox Hi-Flier took its place. On Nirvana’s next show, on January 24, 1992, at the Phoenician Club, Sydney, Australia, Kurt was […], Kurt used this amp from around January 1992 (as confirmed in the comments, it was first used on January 24) for the majority of Nirvana’s live performances. Kurt Cobain Guitar Gear & Rig – Nirvana – 1993. They were used up until May 1, 1990, when they were trashed at a concert at Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC, and replaced the day later with a Mesa Boogie […], This was Kurt main pre-amp, used for live performances ever since May 2, 1990. Als Cobain neun Jahre alt war, ließen sich seine Eltern scheiden. sunburst finish with tortoiseshell pickguard - which made it look quite different than the usual Univox models. answer and solution which is part of Daily Themed Crossword July 9 2018 Answers.Many other players have had difficulties with Kurt Cobain’s hit song from Nirvana’s first studio album Bleach: 2 wds. In 1990, after the recording of 'Bleach', Kurt Cobain got the pedal that supplied some of the most memorable moments in his career - the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone chorus. A guitar that Kurt Cobain played during Nirvana’s 1993 MTV Unplugged concert sold for a cool $6.01 million at auction Saturday. […], Based on photos and videos available, this guitar was used only once, on September 11, 1992, at Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA. The Kurt Cobain school of six-string was quite possibly the most anti-guitar hero in the history of the instrument. However, at that point, he already had the guitar with him for almost half a year. So, Kurt was using it pre-'Nevermind' but only with this album it became really inseparable from his sound - hard to imagine songs such as Come As You Are without it! Kurt played Tad's Musicmaster on occasion as stated in … This Gibson SG originally belonged to Sluggo Cawley, the guitarist of the band The […], This guitar was likely put together by Kurt sometime in early 1990 to serve as a disposable guitar/something he could destroy at the end of a show. Kurt Cobain's Guitars. Another reader has brought up an excellent observation. Add to Cart BITTE UM INFO WENN LIEFERBAR. Given that this is the first time chronologically that Kurt ever used it, it is likely that the Mustang was purchased somewhere around that same time. Electric Guitars Jaguar Kurt Cobain Jaguar® Left-Hand Kurt Cobain Jaguar® Left-Hand. The guitar belonged to Kurt, which is based on the fact that it was seen at Kurt’s home – but it was never really used live or in any other public setting.