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                           Guitar Hero: On Tour (NDS)
                                General FAQ v0.5
                          by Michael Gonzalez (Coffee)
                                December 4, 2008
    
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    |          FAQ/Walkthrough  || Version 0.5 || December 4, 2008         |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |          by Michael Gonzalez (Coffee) <mpgonzalez@gmail.com>         |
    |                      http://mpgonz.blogspot.com/                     |
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       NOTE ABOUT GAME VERSIONS:
          This FAQ is written for the version of the game released for
       English-speaking regions. The game version released for
       non-English-speaking European countries features a modified song
       playlist, but otherwise has identical gameplay.
    
    
    Contents:
     [1] INTRODUCTION
     [2] GAMEPLAY
     [3] GUITAR DUEL
     [4] SONGS
     [5] STUFF
            - Characters
            - Guitars
     [6] STORE
     [7] CREDITS & INFO
    
    
       NOTE: You can navigate quickly to a section of this document by
          using the search function (Ctrl+F) and querying an entry from
          the table of contents. For example, "[2] GAMEPLAY".
    
    
    Version 0.5 (12/04/2008):
    - First released version
    
    
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    | [1] INTRODUCTION                                                     |
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                            - Guitar Hero: On Tour -
    
    
    Given the snowballing mainstream strength of the Guitar Hero game
    series, it's comes as a surprise to no one that the series has made its
    way to the Nintendo DS. Guitar Hero: On Tour is the first installment of
    the Guitar Hero franchise to be released on a dedicated portable video
    game system. And to everyone's surprise, it's actually pretty good.
    
    The game takes the core experience of Guitar Hero and downsizes it to a
    portable format, making fuller use of the DS capabilities than you'd
    expect from even first-party games. It comes with this innovative 4-fret
    "Guitar Grip" peripheral that fits snugly into the GBA game pak slot of
    the DS. The touch screen is used for strumming with the custom guitar
    pick. And the microphone is used to activate star power. The sum result
    is an undeniably real Guitar Hero experience. An awesome achievement
    considering it lacks the seemingly most essential element: A guitar.
    
    So.. I wandered onto GameFAQs and noticed that, despite this game having
    been out for five months already, there are still no FAQs available. The
    temptation was too much to resist. It's probably one of the last games
    anyone would bother looking for a FAQ for, but anyway, here you go. :)
    
    
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    | [2] GAMEPLAY                                                         |
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    Here's a section for the bare basics, partly copied from the instruction
    manual.
    
    
    To begin playing, insert the Guitar Hero game cart into the Nintendo DS
    game card slot and insert the Guitar Grip into the GBA game pak slot,
    then press the power button.
    
    Using the Guitar Hero Guitar Grip:
    1. Make sure that the Nintendo DS is turned off
    2. Insert the Guitar Grip into the Game Pak slot on the Nintendo DS
    3. Remove the pick stylus from the Guitar Grip
    4. Adjust the strap so it is secure around your hand.
    
    Take frequent breaks to avoid any discomfort or cramping in your hand.
    
    Try different play styles to find the one most comfortable for you. For
    example, you may try to keep your wrist straight while playing.
    
    
    On Tour consists of pressing the Fret Buttons and strumming anywhere on
    the Touch Screen with the pick stylus in sync to the notes that are
    scrolling toward you on the screen. For more info on the mechanics of
    the game, see the in-game tutorial. Follow it. Study it. Live it.
    
    
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    | [3] GUITAR DUEL                                                      |
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    This battle mode is played by two players. The second player can be one
    of your favorite Guitar Hero characters, or you can have a friend jump
    in using the Nintendo DS wireless communications.
    
    Instead of Star Power, you get Battle Power-ups. Hit each series of
    Battle Gems to collect Attacks. Attacks are displayed as icons in a row
    on the touch-screen, and can be used anytime by tapping the icon.
    
    A winner is determined by who has the highest score at the end of the
    song
    
    
    Guitar Duel Items
    -----------------
    
    - Broken String
         A random string will snap, and the player must drag the broken ends
         together before that note can be played again.
    
    - Signature
         An excited fan shoves an item in front of the player's view until
         they sign it.
    
    - Pyrotechnics
         Fireworks go wrong and light the touch screen on fire until the
         player blows it out with the microphone. (Note: This includes when
         the microphone is set to "off".)
    
    - Hyperspeed
         The speed at which the notes travel doubles.
    
    - Camera Flash
         Multiple fans take flash photos, temporarily blinding the player.
    
    - Screen Flip
         The two DS screens temporarily switch places.
    
    - Amp Overload
         The player's music will temporarily be muted.
    
    - Steal Item
         The player can choose one of the opponent's powers to steal.
    
    - Difficulty Up
         The opponent's difficulty level is temporarily raised one level.
    
    - Difficulty Down
         The player's difficulty level is temporarily lowered one level.
    
    - Bomb Notes
         Randomly selected notes appear as bombs that should NOT be played.
    
    - Shield
         Temporarily block the opponent from attacking you.
    
    
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    | [4] SONGS                                                            |
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    Here's some info on the songs in this game's playlist. I'm not going to
    go into detail on strategies for individual songs-- that would just feel
    silly, this isn't the kind of game that needs a walkthrough.
    
    The first part here is a table summarizing the songs and some basic
    info. The next part goes into a bit more detail with a listing of the
    songs along with info like number of notes, and a breakdown.
    
    
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        Title                        Artist                  Year   Time
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    Subway:
        Do What You Want.............OK Go...................2005...3:11  
        All the Small Things.........blink-182...............1999...2:54  
        Spiderwebs...................No Doubt................1995...5:21  
        Are You Gonna Be My Girl.....Jet.....................2003...3:39  
        We're Not Gonna Take It......Twisted Sister..........1984...4:31  
    
    Rooftop:
        All Star.....................Smash Mouth.............1999...3:27  
        Breed........................Nirvana.................1991...3:11  
        Jessie's Girl................Rick Springfield........1981...3:20
        Hit Me With Your Best Shot...Pat Benatar.............1980...2:58  
        This Love....................Maroon 5................2002...3:45  
    
    Parade:
        Heaven.......................Los Lonely Boys.........2004...4:14  
        Helicopter...................Bloc Party..............2005...3:45  
        China Grove..................The Doobie Brothers.....1973...3:23  
        Rock and Roll All Nite.......Kiss(*1)................1975...3:42  
        What I Want..................Daughtry................2006...2:53  
    
    Greek Arena:
        Jet Airliner.................Steve Miller Band(*2)...1977...3:38  
        Black Magic Woman............Santana(*1).............1970...5:54  
        Stray Cat Strut..............Stray Cats..............1981...3:21  
        La Grange....................ZZ Top(*1)..............1973...3:45  
        Youth Gone Wild..............Skid Row(*2)............1989...3:26  
    
    Battleship:
       I Don't Wanna Stop...........Ozzy Osbourne............2007...4:08  
       Anna Molly...................Incubus..................2006...3:53  
       Knock Me Down................Red Hot Chilli Peppers...1989...3:53  
       Pride and Joy................Stevie Ray Vaughan.......1983...3:43  
       I Know a Little..............Lynyrd Skynyrd(*2).......1977...3:39  
    
    Bonus:
       I Am Not Your Gameboy........Freezepop................2004...3:18  
    
    (*1) = As covered by Line 6
    (*2) = As covered by Wavegroup
    
    
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    SUBWAY:
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    "Do What You Want" - OK Go
       Album:   Oh No
       Year:    2005
       Genre:   Rock
       Length:  3:11
    
       Tier:    Subway
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 206
          Medium... 308
          Hard..... 411
          Expert... 554
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Pre-Chorus 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Pre-Verse
          - Verse 2
          - Pre-Chorus 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Solo
          - Break Down
          - Outro
          - Outro Solo
    
    
    "All the Small Things" - blink-182
       Album:   Enema of the State
       Year:    1999
       Genre:   Skate Punk
       Length:  2:54
    
       Tier:    Subway
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 173
          Medium... 330
          Hard..... 630
          Expert... 656
    
       Breakdown:
          - Introduction
          - Verse 1
          - Say It Ain't So
          - Na Na  Na Na
          - Octave Slides
          - Verse 2
          - I Will Not Go
          - Na Na  Na Na 2
          - Build UP
          - Chorus
          - Everybody Now!
    
    
    "Spiderwebs" - No Doubt
       Album:   Tragic Kingdom
       Year:    1995
       Genre:   Ska Punk
       Length:  5:21  
    
       Tier:    Subway
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 331
          Medium... 501
          Hard..... 919
          Expert...1001
    
       Breakdown:
          - Gimme Reggae
          - Squeakies 1
          - Pre-Chorus 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Squeakies 2
          - Pre-Chorus 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Backwards Solo
          - Chill Out
          - Chorus 3
          - More Reggae
          - Hit It
          - Geeetar!
    
    
    "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" - Jet
       Album:   Get Born
       Year:    2003
       Genre:   Hard Rock
       Length:  3:39
    
       Tier:    Subway
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 264
          Medium... 333
          Hard..... 559
          Expert... 603
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Pre-Verse
          - Verse 1
          - Black Boots
          - Chorus 1
          - Are You?
          - Verse 2
          - Black Boots 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Interlude
          - Solo
          - Amped Up Outro
    
    
    "We're Not Gonna Take It" - Twisted Sister
       Album:   Stay Hungry
       Year:    1984
       Genre:   Rock
       Length:  4:31
    
       Tier:    Subway
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 262
          Medium... 404
          Hard..... 619
          Expert... 704
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Verse 2
          - Whoa oh oh
          - Chorus 2
          - No Way!
          - Whoa oh oh 2
          - Everybody Now!
          - Give me 20!
    
    
    "All Star" - Smash Mouth
       Album:   Astrolounge
       Year:    1999
       Genre:   Alternative Rock
       Length:  3:27
    
       Tier:    Rooftop
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 190
          Medium... 366
          Hard..... 539
          Expert... 680
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Verse 2
          - Chorus 2
          - For the Moon
          - Chorus 3
          - Verse 3
          - Agent-Like
          - Outro Chorus
    
    
    "Breed" - Nirvana
       Album:   Nevermind
       Year:    1991
       Genre:   Grunge
       Length:  3:11
    
       Tier:    Rooftop
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 293
          Medium... 478
          Hard..... 824
          Expert... 903
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Dirty Riffage
          - Verse 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Mayhem Riff
          - Spazz-out
          - Chorus 3
          - Outro
    
    
    "Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
       Album:   Working Class Dog
       Year:    1981
       Genre:   Rock
       Length:  3:20
    
       Tier:    Rooftop
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 191
          Medium... 312
          Hard..... 558
          Expert... 562
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Jessie's a Pal
          - Those Eyes
          - Chorus 1
          - Charades
          - Those Eyes 2
          - Chorus 2A
          - Chorus 2B
          - Lydian Pedal
          - Break It Down
          - Rock It Out
          - Chorus 3A
          - Chorus 3B
          - Outro
    
    
    "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benatar
       Album:   Crimes of Passion
       Year:    1980
       Genre:   Rock
       Length:  2:58
    
       Tier:    Rooftop
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 169
          Medium... 311
          Hard..... 465
          Expert... 494
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Verse 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Solo A
          - Solo B
          - Verse 3
          - C'mon!!!
          - Chorus 3
          - Outro
    
    
    "This Love" -  Maroon 5
       Album:   Songs About Jane
       Year:    2002
       Genre:   Pop Rock
       Length:  3:45 
    
       Tier:    Rooftop
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 149
          Medium... 244
          Hard..... 407
          Expert... 704
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Verse 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Bridge
          - Chorus 3
          - Chorus 4
          - Chorus 5
          - Outro
    
    
    "Heaven" - Los Lonely Boys                       
       Album:   Los Lonely Boys
       Year:    2004
       Genre:   Rock
       Length:  4:14
    
       Tier:    Parade
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 326
          Medium... 434
          Hard..... 639
          Expert... 896
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Intro Solo
          - Sa a aaave Me!
          - Happy Solo
          - Verse 2
          - Main Solo A
          - Main Solo B
          - Bridge
          - Verse 3
          - Outro Solo
          - Jazz It Up
    
    
    "Helicopter" - Bloc Party
       Album:   Little Thoughts
       Year:    2005
       Genre:   Indie Rock
       Length:  3:45
    
       Tier:    Parade
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 336
          Medium... 471
          Hard..... 677
          Expert... 870
    
       Breakdown:
          - Punk Riff 1
          - North to South
          - Heavy Chords 1
          - Creepy Riff 1
          - Guitar Whine
          - Hoping.....
          - Punk Riff 2
          - 3 out of 5!
          - Heavy Chords 2
          - Creepy Riff 2
          - Guitar Whine 2
          - Still Hoping..
          - CHOPPA!!
          - CHOPPA!! 2
          - Trippy Outro
    
    
    "China Grove" - The Doobie Brothers
       Album:   The Captain and Me
       Year:    1973
       Genre:   Rock
       Length:  3:23
    
       Tier:    Parade
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 255
          Medium... 385
          Hard..... 571
          Expert... 654
    
       Breakdown:
          - Doobie Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Mrs. Perkins 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Verse 2
          - Mrs. Perkins 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Bridge
          - Samurai Sword
          - Breakdown
          - Solo
          - Doobie Outro
    
    
    "Rock and Roll All Nite" -  Kiss (Covered by Line 6)
       Album:   Dressed to Kill
       Year:    1975
       Genre:   Rock
       Length:  3:42
    
       Tier:    Parade
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 197
          Medium... 277
          Hard..... 383
          Expert... 455
    
       Breakdown:
          - Guitars!
          - Verse 1
          - C'mon!!
          - Chorus 1
          - Verse 2
          - I Can't Hear Ya
          - Chorus 2
          - Ace This Solo
          - Solo B
          - WHAT!?!?!
          - Chorus 3
          - Outro
    
    
    "What I Want" - Daughtry
       Album:   Daughtry
       Year:    2006
       Genre:   Hard Rock
       Length:  2:53
    
       Tier:    Parade
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 245
          Medium... 312
          Hard..... 590
          Expert... 613
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1 Chug
          - Chorus 1
          - Melody
          - Verse 2 Chug
          - Chorus 2
          - Tasty Shred 1
          - Bridge
          - Tasty Shred 2
          - Chorus 3
          - Outro
    
    
    "Jet Airliner" - Steve Miller Band (Covered by Wavegroup)
       Album:   New Train
       Year:    1977
       Genre:   Blues Rock
       Length:  3:38
    
       Tier:    Greek Arena
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 335
          Medium... 419
          Hard..... 859
          Expert... 909
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1A
          - Verse 1B
          - Chorus 1
          - Cool Riff
          - Verse 2A
          - Verse 2B
          - Chorus 2
          - Cool Riff 2
          - Verse 3A
          - Verse 3B
          - Chorus 3
          - Chorus 4
          - Chorus 5
          - Chorus 6
    
    
    "Black Magic Woman" - Santana (Covered by Line 6)
       Album:   Abraxas
       Year:    1970
       Genre:   Latin Rock
       Length:  5:54
    
       Tier:    Greek Arena
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 354
          Medium... 446
          Hard..... 567
          Expert... 698
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Riff 1
          - Verse 1
          - Verse 2
          - Solo 1
          - Verse 3
          - Intro 2
          - Riff 2
          - Bridge
          - Solo 2
          - Riff 3
          - Outro
    
    
    "Stray Cat Strut" - Stray Cats
       Album:   Built for Speed
       Year:    1981
       Genre:   Rockabilly
       Length:  3:21
    
       Tier:    Greek Arena
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 259
          Medium... 285
          Hard..... 442
          Expert... 489
    
       Breakdown:
          - Jazzy Intro
          - Ooo Ooo Ooo
          - Verse 1
          - Verse 2
          - Jazz It Up
          - Jazzy 1
          - Verse 3
          - Now That's Jazz
          - Jazz Licks
          - Jazzy 2
          - Verse 4
          - Outro
    
    
    "La Grange" - ZZ Top (Covered by Line 6)
       Album:   Tres Hombres
       Year:    1973
       Genre:   Blues Rock
       Length:  3:45
    
       Tier:    Greek Arena
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 301
          Medium... 482
          Hard..... 647
          Expert... 799
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Heavy Riff
          - Verse 2
          - Solo 1A
          - Solo 1B
          - Solo 1C
          - Solo 1D
          - Bridge
          - Quiet Riff
          - Heavy Riff!
          - Solo 2A
          - Solo 2B
          - Solo 2C
          - Solo 2D
          - Solo 2E
    
    
    "Youth Gone Wild" - Skid Row (Covered by Wavegroup)
       Album:   Skid Row
       Year:    1989
       Genre:   Heavy Metal
       Length:  3:26  
    
       Tier:    Greek Arena
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 277
          Medium... 393
          Hard..... 477
          Expert... 579
    
       Breakdown:
          - Oh Yeah!!!
          - Verse 1
          - Pre-Chorus 1
          - Chorus
          - SKID ROW!!!
          - Pre-Chorus 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Shred!!
          - Break It Down
          - Whoa oo oh
    
    
    "I Don't Wanna Stop" - Ozzy Osbourne
       Album:   Black Rain
       Year:    2007
       Genre:   Heavy Metal
       Length:  4:08
    
       Tier:    Battleship
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 467
          Medium... 587
          Hard..... 748
          Expert... 884
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro Squeal
          - Phat Riff
          - Verse 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Low Riff
          - Verse 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Interlude
          - Tear It Up!!
          - Outro Chorus
    
    
    "Anna Molly" - Incubus
       Album:   Light Grenades
       Year:    2006
       Genre:   Alternative Rock
       Length:  3:53
    
       Tier:    Battleship
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 436
          Medium... 513
          Hard..... 777
          Expert...1123
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Cool Riff 1
          - Verse 1 Spacey
          - Chorus
          - Cool Riff 2
          - Groove Riff
          - Verse 2 Spacey
          - Chorus 2
          - Bridge
          - JAM Riff
          - Break It Down
          - Chorus 3
          - Outro Riff
    
    
    "Knock Me Down" - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
       Album:   Mother's Milk
       Year:    1989
       Genre:   Funk Rock
       Length:  3:53
    
       Tier:    Battleship
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 353
          Medium... 515
          Hard..... 884
          Expert...1165
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Pre-Verse
          - Verse 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Bridge
          - Bridge part 2
          - Chorus 3
          - Chorus 4
          - Outro
    
    
    "Pride and Joy" - Stevie Ray Vaughan
       Album:   Texas Flood
       Year:    1983
       Genre:   Blues Rock
       Length:  3:43
    
       Tier:    Battleship
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 422
          Medium... 513
          Hard..... 767
          Expert... 889
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Verse 1
          - Verse 2
          - Verse 3
          - Solo 1A
          - Solo 1B
          - Verse 4
          - Verse 5
          - Solo 2
          - Outro
    
    
    "I Know a Little" - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Covered by Wavegroup)
       Album:   Street Survivors
       Year:    1977
       Genre:   Southern Rock
       Length:  3:39
    
       Tier:    Battleship
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 402
          Medium... 441
          Hard..... 651
          Expert... 764
    
       Breakdown:
          - Twangy Intro
          - Intro Lick
          - Intro Solo
          - Verse 1
          - Chorus 1
          - Verse 2
          - Chorus 2
          - Slide Solo A
          - Slide Solo B
          - Slide Solo C
          - Hit It Boys!
          - Piano Solo
          - Verse 3
          - Chorus 3
          - Ending
    
    
    "I Am Not Your Gameboy" - Freezepop
       Album:   Fancy Ultra Fresh
       Year:    2004   
       Genre:   New Wave
       Length:  3:18
    
       Tier:    Bonus
    
       Total Notes:
          Easy..... 278
          Medium... 411
          Hard..... 546
          Expert... 594
    
       Breakdown:
          - Intro
          - Chorus 1
          - Verse 1
          - Pre-Chorus 1
          - Chorus 2
          - Solo
          - Verse 2
          - Pre-Chorus 2
          - Chorus 3 Bends
          - Pre-Chorus 3
          - Interlude
          - Chorus 4
          - Solo 2
          - Outro
    
    
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    | [5] STUFF                                                            |
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    I'm lumping the lists of characters and lists of guitars into this
    section titled "Stuff". Heh.
    
    There are 6 different characters (each with 3 outfits) and 10 different
    guitars (each with 2 finishes). These things don't really effect
    anything, just asthetics.
    
    Each of the character descriptions and guitar descriptions in this
    section are the actual text from the game.
    
    
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    1. Gunner Jaxon
    
      A man of few words, he lets his guitar do the talking for him.
    Formerly "Augustus Edward Jackson", Gunner never fit into the mold his
    parents had picked out for him. Given the choice to be an athlete or a
    lawyer, he chose option C... rock stardom. Not caring what other people
    thing, the only feedback Gunner likes comes from his amp. For a quiet
    guy, he sure keeps his volume high. His band members say that he needs
    blaring music in order to sleep at night.
    
      Outfits:
        - Flannel Hero
        - Random Junk
        - Whatever
    
    
    2. Pandora
    
      Pandora is the princess of goth. When she was a kid, she told a ghost
    story so scary that she was kicked out of the girl scouts and earned a
    merit badge for creeping people out. Her path to the dark side was
    complete when she got her first guitar, which she named "Ms. Screams".
    Pandora lures in large crowds and then opens up a storm of dark guitar
    wailing, sick chords, and pestilence.
    
      Outfits:
        - Leathers
        - Bad Apple
        - Midnight Lace
    
    
    3. Johnny Napalm
    
      Johnny Napalm is the most angry, disprespectful, intense, and
    controversial guitarist today. Once the music starts, all his aggression
    suppressed by society's laws comes out on his strings. He has been
    labelled a lost cause, a menace to society, an anarchist, and a guitar
    legend. Johnny can incite a riot (and often does) with his aggressive
    chords. His chaotic guitar playing excites audiences and keeps people
    screaming for more.
    
      Outfits:
        - Formal Wear
        - Ink
        - Anarchy
    
    
    4. Memphis Rose
    
      Memphis is a blonde bandid known for stealing shows and stealing
    hearts. She goes where the music is hot and makes it even hotter. Her
    parents tried to raise a southern belle, but Memphis's rebel spirit and
    rip-roaring passion for southern rock keep her out at night playing 'til
    the cows come home. Her fast strumming, fierce plucking, and occasional
    wink drive audiences wild! Memphis is known as the only rock star to
    blow kisses while playing a guitar solo.
    
      Outfits:
        - Cowgirl
        - Recruit
        - Biker Gal
    
    
    5. Judy Nails
    
      Judy's first real love was rock, and ever since then she's only dated
    fellow musicians and geologists. She's got more attitude and raw talent
    than any other girl in alternative rock. Wherever Judy goes, loud noise
    and screaming crowds follow -- sometimes from obsessive fans that just
    got her signature, and sometimes from nosy reporters that just got her
    fist in their face.
    
      Outfits:
        - Crimson
        - Flashback
        - Pirette
    
    
    6. Axel Steel
    
      Axel Steel is one of the legendary monsters of rock. He shreds his
    guitar like it's cheese. Driven by heavy metal, death metal, metal-core,
    thrash metal, power metal and of course good old fashioned metal, some
    say axel is so metal that he's bullet proof. When Axel isn't rocking
    out, he likes to watch zombie movies and ride his motorcycle.
    
      Outfits:
        - Shirt
        - Other Shirt
        - No Shirt
    
    
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            <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< GUITARS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
            mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    
    
    1. Les Paul
      The Les Paul was Gibson's first solid body electric guitar. Since
      1952, the Les Paul has been an icon of rock and roll in the hands of
      musicians like Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Joe Perry, Slash, and Les
      Paul himself.
    
      Variations:
         - Cherry Sunburst Classic
         - Violet Burst
    
    
    2. SG
      Slimmer and more sinister looking, the SG was supposed to be a lighter
      version of the Les Paul, but became a symbol all on its own. SG stands
      for "Solid Guitar" and has been an popular instrument among rock stars
      like Angus Young, Frank Zappa, and Pete Townshend since its original
      model in 1961.
    
      Variations:
         - Cherry Standard
         - Daytona Blue
    
    
    3. Flying V
      The Flying V was one of the 1958 trio of progressive guitar designs.
      With the Flying V, Gibson proved that they could design cutting-edge
      guitars with cutting-edge sound. This "modern" guitar has been used by
      famous guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, and Marc Bolan.
    
      Variations:
        - Classic White
        - Worn Cherry
    
    
    4. X-plorer
      Originally called the Futura, then the Explorer, the X-plorer came out
      alongside the V and the Moderne in 1958. The design is considered
      "futuristic" with its use of angular lines. The design was meant to be
      the future image of electric guitars.
    
      Variations:
        - Ebony
        - Custom Rising Sun
    
    
    5. Firebird
      The Firebird was first introduced in 1963 and featured neck-through
      construction, humbuckers, and a sculpted two-tone headstock with banjo
      pegs. Its unconventional body style reversed traditional guitar
      designs. The Firebird was meant to be a "toned down" version of the
      Explorer.
    
      Variations:
        - Natural Sunburst
        - Ebony
    
    
    6. Moderne
      One of the three "modernistic" guitar designs of 1958 with the V and
      Explorer, the Moderne did not share the successes of its sibling
      guitars. An original Moderne is believed to be the rarest of all
      electric guitars, if they even exist.
    
      Variations:
        - Natural
        - Pale Yellow
    
    
    7. ES-335
      Widely embraced for its mixture of traditional design with modern
      elements, the ES-335 is an instant classic. Easily recognized for its
      semi-acoustic double cutaway body, slim and fast neck, and separate
      tone and volume controls, it is the preferred instrument of B.B. King
      and Larry "Mr. 335" Carlton.
    
      Variations:
        - Birdseye Maple
        - Custom Cherry
    
    
    8. Les Paul Dbl. Cutaway
      The classic Les Paul never needed any improvements, but many prefer
      the double cutaway for its enhanced access to all 22 frets. First
      introduced in 1958, the double cutaway gives a new look and feel to a
      legendary guitar.
    
      Variations:
        - (Default)
        - Rootbeer
    
    
    9. Vanguard
      With the hottest pickups and a low-action neck, the Vanguard is built
      for the fastest heavy metal your little fingers can handle.
    
      Variations:
        - (Default)
        - Orange
    
    
    10. Synapse
      Featuring a "headless" design, the Synapse was constructed to be easy
      to use and extremely lightweight. Smooth is the best way to describe
      the look and feel of the Synapse. Noted for its synthetic sound, the
      Synapse gives guitarists an edge that traditional guitars just don't
      have.
    
      Variations:
        - (Default)
        - Blue
    
    
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    | [6] STORE                                                            |
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    At the store you can spend the money you earned from playing the game in
    career mode. You can buy new guitars (there are a total of 10), new
    guitar finishes (there's 1 alternate finish for each guitar), or new
    character outfits (there are 2 alternate outfits for each of the 12
    characters)
    
    Some of the items must be unlocked be meeting certain requirements
    before you can purchase them in the store. To unlock new items for
    purchase, you need to complete these challenges at various difficulty
    levels:
      - Complete a song on <difficulty>
      - Complete every song in a CD on <difficulty>
      - Complete every song on <difficulty>
      - Earn 5 stars on a song on <difficulty>
      - Earn 5 stars on every song in a CD on <difficulty>
      - Earn 5 stars on every song on <difficulty>
    
    Multiply this by the four difficulty levels of the game, and there are a
    total of 24 different unlockables in the store.
    
    
    Guitars:
    --------
    Les Paul              ---   (Available from the start)
    SG                    ---   (Available from the start)
    Flying V              ---   (Available from the start)
    X-plorer             $1850  [No unlock requirements)
    Firebird             $1900  [No unlock requirements)
    Moderne              $1950  Earn 5 stars on every song in a CD on Easy
    ES-335               $2000  Earn 5 stars on every song in a CD on Medium
    Les Paul 2x Cutaway  $????  Complete every song on Hard
    Vanguard             $????  Earn 5 stars on a song on Expert
    Synapse              $????  Earn 5 stars on every song in a CD on Expert
    
    Guitar finishes:
    ----------------
    Violet Burst         $1350  (No unlock requirements)
    Daytona Blue         $1350  (No unlock requirements)
    Worn Cherry          $1400  (No unlock requirements)
    Custom Rising Sun    $1450  Earn 5 stars on a song on Easy
    Ebony                $1550  Earn 5 stars on a song on Medium
    Pale Yellow          $1650  Earn 5 stars on every song on Easy
    Custom Cherry        $????  Earn 5 stars on every song on Medium
    Rootbeer             $????  Earn 5 stars on every song on Hard
    Orange               $????  Complete every song on Expert
    Blue                 $????  Earn 5 stars on every song on Expert
    
    Outfits:
    --------
    Flashback            $1700  Complete every song in a CD on Medium
    Pirette              $1900  Complete a song on Expert
    Recruit              $1700  Complete a song on Medium
    Biker Gal            $1900  Complete every song in a CD on Hard
    Ink                  $????  Complete every song on Easy
    Anarchy              $????  Earn 5 stars on every song in a CD on Hard
    Random Junk          $1700  Complete a song on Easy
    Whatever             $1900  Complete a song on Hard
    Other shirt          $????  Complete every song on Medium
    No shirt             $????  Complete every song in a CD on Expert
    Bad Apple            $1700  Complete every song in a CD on Easy
    Midnight Lace        $1900  Earn 5 stars on a song on Hard
    
    
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    | [7] CREDITS & INFO                                                   |
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    Resources and references...
       - Score Hero (http://www.scorehero.com/)
       - ASCII Generator (http://www.network-science.de/ascii/)
    
    Special thanks to...
       - Vicarious Visions and Activision
       - GameFAQs.com for posting all my FAQs. This is my 16th so far.
    
    
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