Kurt Cobain’s MXR M104 Distortion Plus

Kurt was seen using this pedal at least on one occasion, at the Astoria Theatre, London, UK on December 3, 1989.

Kurt using an MXR Distortion Plus on stage, together with an Arion HU-8500 Stage Tuner. Photo sent by: Arnaud. Credit: LiveNirvana/Tim Patton
Submitted by: Arnaud


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2 months ago

Anyone know if it was a first run model without the on/off light or the one after it with the light? The pic is from 1989, but MXR implemented the on/off light in 1987 I believe. Are they the same model as far as the internals? Or do the ones before 1987 have different circuitry?

1 year ago

This can be heard on the versions of “Breed” and “Polly” on From The Muddy Banks of The Wishkah.