Your go-to riffs to show that you rock???

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  1. 4pickupguy

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    I butcher Tribute To Jerry Reed or Righteous Eric Johnson.
     
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    If I was on the bus with John 5 I'd attempt my best Steve Vai 128th notes. And fail miserably in every way. Fail to hit the notes, fail to impress Mr. 5. Mr. 5 hasn't missed a note since he was in diapers.

    Anywhere else I'd throw down a row of Chuck Berry doublestops.
     
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    Lol, I play Chet's version of Chinatown, My Chinatown on shredder guitars.
     
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    There are a number of riffs I may play, but to show that I rock? I pull a slightly less popular song that rocks:

     
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    Sometimes I play a D. If I'm really feeling good, I'll put my pinky on the high E string in the 3rd fret!

    That gets 'em every time.

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    Was just listening to Eleven this morning. Way back right after the album came out, I had just started on guitar, and only had a beat up old acoustic. A Girl Like You was one of the first "rock" licks I learned, or at least tried to learn by ear. I can't remember if someone had to show me or not, since they always tuned down half a step. I doubt I would have known that at the time. I did know how to make a "rock and roll A", though! :cool:

    EDIT: I just remembered it all made sense when I saw them on SNL a few months later. I watched both Pat and Jim hit the G string with the with their middle fingers. I was like, "OK, that means they must be tuned down, for some reason..."

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    Ya need something you can play when you're wasted and not screw up!
     
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    @unixfish

    snap - just trying some new daddario 12's on my Peerless hardtail, and Custard Pie was the 1st tune
     
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    I like playing the whole solo, but the sections from 2:11-2:28 and 3:09-3:37 are the parts I like to twang on.

    CCR - "Born On The Bayou"
     
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    I just play Link Wray's Rumble really loud until they leave or ask me to stop. I have no interest in impressing anyone or showing off.
     
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    I know it was copied loosely(;)) from Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac's Oh Well, but it's still a great opening riff.

     
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    Can't You Hear Me Knockin open G
    gets'em every time
     
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    Dang! I might have to learn that for next Christmas! :cool:
     
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    Anything from Tres Hombres. Anything.
     
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    Yes, I've done it. It may have been me that did it.
     
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    Lonely is the night, or Rock this town, Lets get it up, Communication Breakdown etc.
    If I have the B bender, I leave the distortion on, roll the volume down and do the intro to You ain't going nowhere by the byrds.

    As a bonus, all those songs show the depth of what a telecaster can do with a single amp setting.
     
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    I didn't wanna fess up to this one but I just pieced together a wet/dry/wet rig and have a stereo delay with a chorus on it... Those opening chords have a tone that's fun to try recreating.
     
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    Someone mentioned VH Panama. Check!
    Kickstart my heart
    AC/DC Beating around the bush

    Depending on the crowd, something like Battery by Metallica :cool:
     
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    Van Halens Running with the Devil is a fave of mine. As well as the cool riff, its one lead solo I don’t usually screw up. I’m not much of a lead player, but if I do wanna semi impress, I rip through some of this great instrumental.

     
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    Some serious riffage here
     
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