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Alright we all know that it doesnt matter waht guitar store you go to, your going to always find the same types of people. So lets just list a bunch of the classic guitar store characters. Ill start...

-the guy whos in the corner of the store ripping crazy blues licks.
- the kid whos in the store every single day and you could swear whats going through his head is "I MUST PLAY EVERY SINGLE GUITAR AND AMP".

I dont go to guitar stores that often so I dont see that many characters. My examples are kind of crap But im sure you guys could name a bunch.
 

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I love the kid with so much distortion that whats he's playing actually sounds like he has some skill. That is untill someone puts him on a clean channel and it's some of the worst playing or most simple stuff ever.(I saw that last week)
I swear the distortion must have been adding notes and keeping him in time!! Ha ha! Also gotta love the kids that think the louder you are, the better you are.
 

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haha talking about distortion... I remember when i was in highschool we had a talent show and this kid who had a 2000 dollar strat went on stage and just maxed out the distortion and started going up and down the same box scale pattern faster and faster. everyones face in the hall was like ' :eek: wow hes so good'. I remember I once asked him why his strat was 2000 dollars. His reply was "its a custom shop, so you know its got like a custom paint job" even though his guitar looked like a normal red to me.
 

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I remember I once asked him why his strat was 2000 dollars. His reply was "its a custom shop, so you know its got like a custom paint job" even though his guitar looked like a normal red to me.
He just didn't want to admit that it's cause mommy and daddy are loaded and/or he's spoiled.
 

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I feel intimidated in guitar stores, even though I'm better than the average guy in there lol.

And I saw some guy playing a bc rich guitar, distortion maxed, volume up louder than the average concert, trying to play master of puppets, and then he dropped the guitar and chipped a horn. I laughed.
 

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I feel intimidated in guitar stores, even though I'm better than the average guy in there lol.
At least you're better than them. I'm most certainly not and usually sneak off to a corner somewhere and try to not let anyone hear me. Haha.
 

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I mean the average guy, Theres still alot of ****in crazy ass guys in there.

And that wouldnt work for me, :p, I was amp shopping lol.

Edit: I'm 14 and wouldn't play a metallica song in a store. I have my reputation, Y'know?
 

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And that wouldnt work for me, :p, I was amp shopping lol.
Yeah, that's the worst. I bought a Deluxe Reverb a couple of weeks ago and I decided to go with the minimalist approach. Cranked the amp up, hit some open chords, hit some power chords and picked out a few notes and let them ring out.

Tried to come off as some guitar zen master that doesn't feel the need to show his wang to everyone. Hahaha. Gotta go with what ya know!
 

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Yeah, that's the worst. I bought a Deluxe Reverb a couple of weeks ago and I decided to go with the minimalist approach. Cranked the amp up, hit some open chords, hit some power chords and picked out a few notes and let them ring out.

Tried to come off as some guitar zen master that doesn't feel the need to show his wang to everyone. Hahaha. Gotta go with what ya know!
I showed my wang in a guitar store once... Didn't go over too well.:tongue:
 

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what i hate about guitar stores is emo kids that talk and talk and talk
about how good they are and how everybody else sucks.

but when you put a guitar in their hands, they can't play for shit.

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One of our local music stores actually has a list of songs on the wall you aren't allowed to play while trying out a guitar. :banana:
 

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One of the coolest things I've heard in a guitar store was some kid playing a song that a friend of mine wrote. I immediately emailed him to inform him of this interesting, flattering event. And warned him that if he became more popular, that song of his might end up on the "You are not allowed to play...." list. :tongue:
 

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I feel intimidated in guitar stores, even though I'm better than the average guy in there lol.
Likewise, I'm just really shy and don't like to play loud in front of people so that really sucks when trying out a tube amp. I love places that have sound rooms where you can crank the stuff. Then it's easier to ignore people even though they can probably still hear me.
 

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The 16 year old metal head with 3 foot long hair and a Dimmu Borgir shirt playing power chords at 760.46 bpm with a pointy lookin axe through a cranked solid state amp.
I understand that this bothers alot of people. But what bothers me is when people assume that there is no skill in playing faster metal type music. And I feel for the kid that gets picked on for doing so:mad:

The most typical guit shop characters I'm familliar with are the 12th fret elitest types who have all learned the latest Guitar One lesson and cant apply it to anything. They just pull them out when shopping for guitars they cant afford!
 
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