#1
Mkay, so chances are if you clicked on this thread, then you know what I'm talking about. You know how in Nirvana's Unplugged show, the guitar sounds not quite like an acoustic guitar? Like, with Pearl Jam's and Alice in Chains' shows, the guitar sounds more acoustic, but in Nirvana's, it sounds kind of like someone playing electric guitar with an amp, but clean. Does anyone have any insight as to why the guitar sounds like this? Here's a link to one of the songs in case you need some extra explanation my brain can't provide, mkay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_apoJ0LLCk
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#2
its partly because of the speakers. mostly however, its because kurt's guitar has two actual pickups where the sound is primarily coming from.
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#3
idk i can never find specific things like that when i google them

wow thats weird i nevr saw an acoustic electric with 2 pickups
Last edited by Riffofthebeast at Oct 20, 2009,
#4
I'm pretty sure Kurt got his tone on Unplugged because he ran his acoustic guitar through his Fender amp...not sure exactly what model though.

And my acoustic guitar doesn't necessarily have two pickups, but it has a pickup and a mic in it. Just thought I'd share it.
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#5
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I'm pretty sure Kurt got his tone on Unplugged because he ran his acoustic guitar through his Fender amp...not sure exactly what model though.


This is true. He was too uncomfortable to play without it, and he didn't want people to know that he was playing through it. So, they disguised it as a monitor. If you actually watch the entire performance, you can see him get up to change the channel on it.

I'm not sure what model the amp was, but it was one that he always used.
#7
That guitar was an atrocity. Two honkin' humbuckers bolted to a perfectly good D-18 (by the factory, nonetheless)? No thanks.

But the guitar is a Martin D-18E (from 1960 maybe??), if your curious. I think they were made for about 6 months and are incredibly un-collectible because they sound like electric guitars.
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#9
yeah i read that he didnt feel comfortable playing purely accoustic so ran through his fender amp that they hid in a wedge or something... but yeah he did play some weird guitars... i just read that a few posted this too woops...
#10
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yeah i read that he didnt feel comfortable playing purely accoustic so ran through his fender amp that they hid in a wedge or something... but yeah he did play some weird guitars... i just read that a few posted this too woops...

Meh. That's alright others posted, I guess you're just backing their answers XD it's cool. Yeah, that does sound about right, I heard the same thing, but it still sounds a bit different to me o.o oh well, maybe I'm just a dumbass, ya know?