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  • Leigh Fuge

    Leigh Fuge

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    29th January 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Kurt Cobain

    Kurt Cobain was the guitarist for Seattle Grunge icons Nirvana. Nirvana’s career extended from their first album Bleach in 1989 to their final release In Utero in 1993 shortly before Kurt Cobain’s suicide in April 1994.

    For his 1991 guitar rig, he pedals of choice where Boss DS-1 Distortion, Electro-Harmonix Small Clone, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Fuzz (used for a “dark, thumpier sound” on Lithium).

    He has both been voted 12th and 73rd best guitarist of all time by the Rolling Stones. For many, he is considered a guitar ledged – both others think he is seriously overrated!

    What else do you know about Kurt Cobain? Do you think he is overrated?

  • Matthew

    Matthew

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    30th January 2020 at 10:17 pm

    For me, Kurt was a genius and inspired me to pick up the guitar!

    That said, I do recognize that some of the most famous riffs might have been taken from elsewhere – for example, have a listen to Killing Joke – Eighties:

    And compare that to Come as You Are:

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