Kurt Cobain’s 1960s Fender Twin Reverb

Kurt used a Fender Twin Reverb to record Bleach album. That particular amp, however, wasn’t owned by him, but by Jack Endino, who produced the record.

When they recorded Bleach, Kurt’s Randall was in the shop so they borrowed my amp, which was a Sixties Fender Twin. I’m a tube nut, so everything was tweaked and up to spec on that amp, but it didn’t have speakers because I had fried them. Kurt brought in a little closed-back 2×12 cabinet with two Celestion [speakers], most likely 70-watt models.

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Following the release of the album, Kurt went on to use his (repaired) Randall for a few months. By later October 1989, and Nirvana’s European tour, Kurt acquired a Fender Twin Reverb of his own.


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2 years ago

I’ve heard that the amp year was a 68? I also see 60’s twin reverbs with black or silver grills. Which one did Kurt have? Which one did Endino have?

1 year ago
Reply to  JRT

1971 silver face twin.

6 months ago
Reply to  phil

phil speaks the truth.