Kurt Cobain’s Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi

According to Butch Vig, who worked as a producer on Nevermind, Kurt used this pedal on Lithium. However, it is important to note that whenever he played live, he would either use a Boss DS-1 or a DS-2 distortion pedal instead.

We used an Electro- Harmonix Big Muff fuzz box through a Fender Bassman on ‘Lithium’ to get that thumpier, darker sound.

Nirvana: Super Fuzz Big Muff


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8 months ago

This pedal was used for the song ‘On A Plain’.

JR Torres
JR Torres
2 years ago

I believe Krist used the Big Muff on Breed but did Kurt use it on that song as well for Nevermind?

I know Kurt used it for Lithium, I was just wondering what other songs he used the Big Muff for on the Nevermind recording.

2 years ago
Reply to  JR Torres

Possibly Territorial Pissings (with that very gritty intro guitar sound) and Drain You as well. Both have lots of guitar overdubs