A YouTuber has built a pedal to clone Kurt Cobain’s home demo tone

Aaron Rash's Kurt Cobain The Engine Pedal
(Image credit: Aaron Rash / YouTube)

For those of you not familiar with Aaron Rash, he’s a producer and musician who runs a channel on YouTube that is largely dedicated to Nirvana’s guitar tone. 

In his latest video, Rash explains that there had been a sound that had long eluded his tonal investigations, something he heard on Kurt Cobain’s home demos but was unable to replicate using the usual distortion pedals associated with the Nirvana icon.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.