#1
Forgive me but I've only been to a guitar store a few times. what are the general rules of thumb of do's and dont's in a guitar store? IE Will they really kick you out if you play stairway to heaven?
#2
haha

no stairway to heaven

no enter sandman, iron man or smoke on the water and you should be good.

don't be rude and turn up a half stack all the way
#3
keep the volume where you can hear it fine and it doesnt bother others

dont play cliche riffs. i mean you can if you want, but try to play original stuff or stuff that isnt too popular.

dont grab a gibson and a marshall tube stack and play something really easy that doesnt sound good.

dont try to get help from the guys in the store. they suck at life. my friend asked to play a TUBE amp and the guy brought him to the vox valvetronix. seriously, how much more of an idiot can you be. just go try out everything you can and even ask on here for help.
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#4
pick an amp, pick a guitar, and ask them the plug them in for you. not "hey, get me a tube amp yea?" kinda thing. they'll get u an MG.

i don't really mind cliche riffs if you're that good. i've heard this guy belt out eruption at a store too. (which was freaking amazing.) i usually plug myself in with a strat and a fender tube amp and play blues riffs. it works for me. stayed there for hours every tuesday with my buddy jamming and we never get kicked out. they sometimes join us. haha.
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#5
dont pick up an acoustic and start strumming wonderwall as hard and loud as you can

especially if you ra 30 year old douche and the acoustics are basically in the middle of the store
#6
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pick an amp, pick a guitar, and ask them the plug them in for you. not "hey, get me a tube amp yea?" kinda thing. they'll get u an MG.

i don't really mind cliche riffs if you're that good. i've heard this guy belt out eruption at a store too. (which was freaking amazing.) i usually plug myself in with a strat and a fender tube amp and play blues riffs. it works for me. stayed there for hours every tuesday with my buddy jamming and we never get kicked out. they sometimes join us. haha.

ive had this happen a few times, when i started playing the guys that worked there gave a me mini lesson on how to play the songs they were jamming to. let me add if your going to be buying an amp, them please by all means put it at the volume level you will need it at for your use if your jamming in your room by yourself, keep it down. if you need to be over a drummer and you arnt sure it will be able to, then go ahead and see if it will but wait till the place is kinda empty so you dont disturd anyone else and only do it for a few seconds.
#7
Never take the RRP on a item allways haggle a little.
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#9
1 - Never be in a hurry to do anything.

2 - Observe and learn the first few times you go.

3 - Be polite and respectful of the sales staff, management, and other customers.

4 - SMILE ... be friendly. You set the tone for how you want to be treated.

5 - When in doubt, ASK.

6 - Keep in mind, you don't own any of this merchandise ... yet. Treat it with care.

7 - If you're just looking and trying stuff out, be honest about that.

8 - Store owners LOVE to have customers in their stores, as long as you don't act like a dick.

9 - Don't act like a dick.
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#10
Don't treat the place like a youth club - it's a shop, not a playground with guitars. If you spend money in there and don't take the piss then the staff will be more inclined to let you try stuff out when you DO have money, might shift a little more on the price and will let you know about anything interesting that comes in.

If you spend every weekend in their arseing around recording each other and playing stuff you have no intention of buying they'll rightly treat you like ****.
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#11
someone was talking about guitar store people above and i would have to agree that they arent the smartest people in the world. i love the guitar store but i push it to the limit. whenever i go there i always get a guitar or synthesizer really loud and play something really stupid like mary had a little lamb. you get odd looks but it is really funny, especially on video
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#12
Befriend one, or maybe two of the store workers. Get to know their names, what they specialise in, what they play. Once you've been in a couple of times, they'll know you, you'll know them, and they're more inclined to help you out, and ultimately, you'll get a better price when haggling.

However, if you're doing the sensible option of buying gear, going used, then don't bother with being nice. Just strut in there and wave your arms about and say 'Hi, yes, I'd like to try that Dual Recto. Really? Ok. The input goes here, right?'

*Thrown out of store*
#13
I dont know why some guitar store people are so rude to their customers. I see guitar stores to out of business all the time haha lol