Hilarious Guide Explains How to Be a Jerk Guitarist in 10 Easy Steps

Are you a guitar jerk? Find out inside.

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Just about every community has that loud bunch that gives everyone in their surrounding a bad name, but within the guitar-driven realm, those guys are really something.

An awesome guide has recently surfaced on Texas Blues Alley YouTube channel, describing just how exactly to be a jerk guitar player in 10 easy steps.

Going from those guys that crank it up to 11 when they jam in guitar stores, through bashing fellow musicians, especially successful ones, the clip offers 10 minutes of pure entertainment, so make sure to check it out below, especially the bonus point segments.

You can check out the title of each step below, but we highly recommend giving the whole thing a spin.

How to Be a Jerk Guitar Player

1. Use the Store as Your Stage
2. Use Your Budget as a Standard
3. Put Artists in Their Place
4. Never Give Compliments
5. Believe Your Technique Is "Right"
6. Be Competitive
7. Always Declare Winners
8. It's All About You9. Believe Your Own Hype10. Never Help Anyone

So are you a jerk guitarist, at least by some of the standards? Let us know in the comments.

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    SstanN
    1. Check if it's the first sunny day of the year 2. Take off your shirt 3. Take your guitar and make sure to remember your three-chord repertoire 4. Run to the nearest park 5. Annoy everyone with your uninteresting, mediocre skills.
    QOTSA-SFTD
    Setlist: 1. Wonderwall 2. Californicatoin 3. Day Tripper 4. Wonderwall 5. ???
    LarsHamfield
    11. Wear a headset mic
    kiba56
    How's that make you a jerk guitarist?
    travislausch
    The budget thing really pisses me off sometimes. You can't recommend anything cheap on certain Facebook groups because if it's cheap it's automatically a piece of particle board with rusty strings to some people, when they're super-rich, able to afford $4000 Mayones guitars and an Axe FX, so they just automatically poop on anything less. Yet they have absolutely no understanding of just how much hard work for nothing some of us have to go through, just to make barely enough money to cover rent and food, and putting the almost literal pennies away in the hopes that one day we'll actually be able to afford something better than our starter Strat copies.
    N7Crazy
    Agreed - I still consider the best purchase I ever made an Epiphone SG, simply because the price/quality ratio was surprisingly good. Of course higher end equipment is usually of better quality, but as you said some of us barely make anything at all, and the choices we make on gear have much graver impacts than on someone who can simply resell his guitar expensive sought-after brand guitar, and buy another one. I own what could be considered high-end guitars nowadays, but that wasn't always the case, and I deeply respect some of lower brands (like Epiphone, Squier, Agile, Yamaha, etc.) for making good guitars which some of us actually are able to afford.
    Pick 'n' Finger
    ohh yeah. I am a poor student paying for rent and therefore I don't have much left at the end of the month. I really want to have a new guitar and so I was saving and working more. I literally had 75% of the price saved when I broke my hand. Now I can't work and must live off those savings... Bye bye new guitar for another year. Now I still play my Ibanez with worn off Frets and buzz everywhere, missing screws and the handling of ARSE... Meanwhile a friend of mine buying his third Fender custom shop. He's my age, lives with his parents and gets everything blown up his arse... At least he is no show-off..
    rcm93
    Daddy bought be a Les Paul custom but i didn't like it much, So it's with my bad guitars at the apartment in Dubai. Also, whats rent? i have never heard that word before?
    iommi600
    11. Whenever someone asks you how to play a song, you reply: "Hmm... it goes something like... this."
    TheLiberation
    11. When someone asks for gear advice, actively attack other people's recommendations you disagree with and believe firmly you are the superior authority. 12. Whenever a piece of guitar gear you don't understand is mentioned, MAKE SURE you comment how stupid and useless it is. EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW YOUR OPINION. In a slightly different tone, but I think very important and up to date.
    K33nbl4d3
    Claim that there's a very noticeable tone difference between coiled and straight cables/with and without tremolo cover/left-handed and right-handed Strats because Hendrix.
    Kueller917
    11 really annoys me mainly since they'll never give recommendations on what they think is good. Or if they do it's something way out of the quality range being discussed.
    ltdguy27
    11. Own a $1000+ guitar(s) and play it through a cheap amp like the MG.
    PRSTremontiSE
    Guilty! I own three $1600+ guitars, and still play through a Peavey Vypyr.
    BlackLabel5150
    I needed a "practice amp" for the apartment, picked up one of those Vypyrs, its not a bad little amp nothing really fancy but hey if fuzzes up and serves a purpose. 81 LP Custom into Vypyr who cares.
    LazyLatinoRocke
    I know a dude who has TWO PRS Custom 24, a ESP LTD MH1000, a few other guitars and plays through an MG. He loves it because it's a Marshall.
    isaimeph
    Guilty here! I play a 1000+ PRS but i dont use amps(Digital amp sims) but i do own a half stack MG haha
    bustapr
    I have a friend who brags about his Marshall tone and his ibanez prestige. After taking a close look at it, I noticed it was just an MG with the "MG" logo covered with a surf sticker. -_-
    poterpls
    14. never let a second of silence creep in during band practice, even when everyone is trying to tune. 15. When other members of the band try to talk about ideas for songs, make sure you play that "awesome" riff you came up with really loud. 16. When other members of the band finally unplug you or switch you to an acoustic guitar, don't get discouraged! keep playing that acoustic like youre at woodstock without an amp! or ask the drummer if you can try to play drums.
    guitarhero999
    11.) If something is popular, then it's bad 12.) If something becomes popular, it's "selling out"
    bit64
    Good idea for a Wednesday question:"Most annoying guitarist types". (Mr.Twochords,Gearisall guy,etc)