Kurt Cobain’s Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion Pedal

Kurt started using this pedal sometime after the release of Nevermind, switching from the older model – the DS-1. The DS-2 was first seen on September 28, 1991, at the Marquee, New York, NY (thanks Sebastian).

This, of course, means that both Bleach and Nevermind were recorded with the DS-1, and the DS-2 was only used on tours – at least in regard to those two albums.


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10 months ago

Last seen DS-1:
09/16/91 – Beehive Music & Video, Seattle, WA

next shows with lack of usable footage:

09/28/91 – Tower Records, New York, NY
09/27/91 – City Gardens, Trenton, NJ
09/26/91 – The Moon, New Haven, CT
09/25/91 – Club Babyhead, Providence, RI
09/24/91 – Axis Nightclub, Boston, MA
09/23/91 – Axis Nightclub (WFNX Birthday Bash), Boston, MA -> Hiwatt Box
09/21/91 – Foufounes Électriques, Montréal, QC, Canada -> Hiwatt Box + RAT
09/20/91 – The Opera House, Toronto, ON, Canada

DS-2 First seen live:
09/28/91 Marquee, New York, NY


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