You can now buy a Kurt Cobain-used Tortex pick - for $400

Kurt Cobain performs live
(Image credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage / Gotta Have Rock and Roll)

There has been an awful lot of Kurt Cobain gear going up for sale lately. Last month alone, the Nirvana frontman's battered Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal sold for $9,000, while his MTV Unplugged Martin D-18E set a new record for a guitar sold at auction, reeling in a whopping $6m.

But now there’s a piece of Cobain gear you might just be able to afford… although it’s not quite as unique.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.