We recently did a this story…What Guitar Pick Does Jimmy Page Use? Which prompted a feelnumb.com reader to write us this e-mail..
“Your site is incredible! I can’t believe anyone else in the universe is interested in Jimmy Pages guitar pick. I was wondering if you would ever do an article on what pick Kurt Cobain used. I have heard many answers, the most common being that he used Orange Dunlops, but I’ve yet to see any photo or written evidence. Supposedly there on his mic stand at Reading in ’92 but I couldn’t find any pictures. Well anyway, I’m going to browse your site now and obsess over the wonderfully useless music information contained within.” -Joe
In most photos of Kurt playing guitar live he held the pick very close to the front edge so it is not easily seen and hard to tell.
But you were correct as Kurt Cobain did indeed use the Orange Dunlop Tortex Standard (.60) guitar picks as can be seen on his mic stand in several photos of Nirvana live.
The pick Model number 418P-60.
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