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  • Did Kurt Cobain only use left-handed guitars?

    Posted by Sam on May 8, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    Did Kurt Cobain only use left-handed guitars or did he use right-handed guitars turned upside down like Jimmy Hendrix?

    John Lee replied 22 hours, 23 minutes ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Leigh

    May 8, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Hey Sam, Kurt used left-handed guitars that he was able to source from Fender. By the early 90’s, actual left-handed guitars were more readily available so there was no need for him to play a right-handed guitar upside down. Hendrix had that problem in the 60’s because even big companies like Fender did not make many left-handed models.

  • Guy

    May 8, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Most of his univox hi-flyers he used turned upside down, but past the bleach era, you wouldnt see stuff like that too often.

  • Noel

    May 8, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Nice video, but I just want to make two corrections: There’s no such thing as the ‘Mesa Studio 22 preamp’, it doesn’t exist. It’s just the Studio Preamp. Also, the Small Clone settings you used are a common misconception. Kurt almost always had the depth switch down with the rate all the way up. The ‘water’ sound you hear on CAYA is multiple overdubs of the Small Clone with the rate at different settings, but the depth switch is ALWAYS down.

  • Hayley

    May 14, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Thanks for sharing those corrections! I appreciate your knowledge on the subject. I’m curious, do you happen to know why Kurt Cobain preferred to have the depth switch down on his Small Clone settings?

  • John Lee

    June 9, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Yes, Kurt Cobain was famously left-handed, so he only used left-handed guitars. He was definitely awesome at his craft! It’s pretty cool that folklore like that still exists around him, even after all these years.