Bass Smashed In SMLTS Video

This is the bass that Kurt smashed at the end of the Smells Like Teen Spirit video. It's been on display at the Hard Rock in New York. However when I went to go see it I couldn't find it. I asked the staff at the Hard Rock and they said they didn't know anything about it. According to a member of livenirvana.com it was indeed on display as of December 2008.

Can someone get a better screen grab of the video? Thanks!


  1. Anonymous8:41 AM

    It's in Hard rock cafe Kraków, Poland

  2. Anonymous12:10 AM

    It was in the New York one when I went in December 2009, ironically the same day that guy tried to bomb Time's Square

  3. Anonymous12:55 PM

    That bass is a japanese Decca '60s bass.

  4. Anonymous7:15 AM

    what brand model is it?
    i searched the web and i didn't find anything

  5. Anonymous3:25 PM

    I have one of the tuning keys from that guitar

    1. Anonymous1:42 PM

      were you there when it was smashed?

    2. Anonymous8:33 PM

      That bass is for sale on ebay right now as of 3/13/13

  6. Rolling Stone reported today 10-31-12 that it will be up for auction at Christie's in London on November 29th. You can find (not much) information on Rolling Stones website.

  7. Anonymous1:45 AM

    Isn't this the one Krist used in the video aswell?

  8. Pretty sure the brand on the headstock was "Zen-On". I've seen this a few places. Notably here: http://www.livenirvana.com/equipment/krist.php

  9. I saw it there in 2007-2008 in times square HRC. I have pictures. Blew my mind. I also saw Courtney's jaguar with the cat stickers on it at the hardrock in the same one a year or two ago. (from the pic with the acoustic in the background)