#1
Alright so I dont know what I'm going to play when I try out an amp in the store. What should I learn to play so I dont look like a newb.... But seriously, what are some good things to play so I can try out all the bells and whistles of an amp?
#2
Just try out all the possible settings. Don't worry about what everybody else thinks about your playing.
#3
Showing off at a guitar store is completely pointless. No one will be impressed anyways.

Just play what you usually play, try different settings, and see if it's suitable for what you plan on using it for.
#4
Stairway to Heaven/Eruption/Sweet Child O' Mine etc...

Wait, you DON'T want to be thrown out? Then none of the above.
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#5
there should be a sticky for "What to play in guitar stores so you don't seem like a newb." I know we all say it doesn't matter what other people think, but then we have all these threads about funny GC stories where teh newbz are playing Iron Man.

I personally am too lazy, but I think someone should spearhead a Guitar Store Etiquette Movement.
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#6
repeadetly play an Em followed by a F power chord, you'll get some looks for sure

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#8
I usually just mess with a blues scale. No one will really rag on you for that, or at least I haven't been.
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#10
ratmblink123 is right. People respect the blues players. Improvising is always a sure way to go. Play your own stuff so that people don't recognize the song and see that you can't play Smoke on the Water right.
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Schecter C1 Blackjack
Ibanez GSR200
Classical acoustic

G&K Backline 600 + Goldline 210GLX cab
Vox AD30VT
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Crate BT15
EH Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge
Danelectro Fab Overdrive
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#11
^He should'nt improvise if he's a newbie, though, which he (no offence though) probably is because he started this thread in the first place.
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#12
thats true...maybe he should be comfortable with a couple scales before buying a new amp.
Ibanez SR-500
Schecter C1 Blackjack
Ibanez GSR200
Classical acoustic

G&K Backline 600 + Goldline 210GLX cab
Vox AD30VT
Crate G40C XL
Crate BT15
EH Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge
Danelectro Fab Overdrive
M-Audio Ozonic
Tascam M-308
#14
I personally try not to play any songs, just "random" rythm playing, mixing scales, vibratos, sliding. all that good stuff, but dont go all metal lol
#16
Well, why hasn't anyone suggested playing what I plan on using it for?
I don't need this thread, I'll just play anything I know and just do some stuff to get a sound out of it.

Thanks anyways guys.
#17
^not if you play it right (guitarnoobie)
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Schecter C1 Blackjack
Ibanez GSR200
Classical acoustic

G&K Backline 600 + Goldline 210GLX cab
Vox AD30VT
Crate G40C XL
Crate BT15
EH Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge
Danelectro Fab Overdrive
M-Audio Ozonic
Tascam M-308
#19
Quote by dougl126
Well, why hasn't anyone suggested playing what I plan on using it for?
I don't need this thread

Why did you ask if you already knew the answer?
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Schecter C1 Blackjack
Ibanez GSR200
Classical acoustic

G&K Backline 600 + Goldline 210GLX cab
Vox AD30VT
Crate G40C XL
Crate BT15
EH Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge
Danelectro Fab Overdrive
M-Audio Ozonic
Tascam M-308
#20
I play whatever comes out, so just do that. Can't really go wrong with Jimi though.

It also does you well to play what fits the gear you are using. Don't get a Gretsch 5120 and start playing I Cum Blood through a Twin Reverb.
#21
Play whatever the hell you want. If you're looking to impress people, don't go to a guitar store.
#23
Quote by stangconv
I may try a guitar store etiquette thread here tonite...



You should. There are a lot of threads like this. I'm not complaining or anything. But it would be a good Read-Before-You-Write sticky.

EDIT: Maybe some guitar store employees could pitch in and help? Anyone?
Ibanez SR-500
Schecter C1 Blackjack
Ibanez GSR200
Classical acoustic

G&K Backline 600 + Goldline 210GLX cab
Vox AD30VT
Crate G40C XL
Crate BT15
EH Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge
Danelectro Fab Overdrive
M-Audio Ozonic
Tascam M-308
#24
I would like to add that you'd be better off making such a thread in the EG forum, as it's relevance to GG&A is pretty tenuous.
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#25
I didn't even realize this was in GGA. Why was this put here?
Ibanez SR-500
Schecter C1 Blackjack
Ibanez GSR200
Classical acoustic

G&K Backline 600 + Goldline 210GLX cab
Vox AD30VT
Crate G40C XL
Crate BT15
EH Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge
Danelectro Fab Overdrive
M-Audio Ozonic
Tascam M-308
#26
As long as you don't play:
Smoke on the water
Stairway to heaven
Eruption
Greenday/Nirvana/any other three-chord stuff
Iron man
...you should be fine. Nobody really cares as long as you're not playing one of "those" songs, or being really loud. This requires common sense, not a sticky.