Guitar Hero

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Cheat mode

At the main menu, quickly press Yellow, Orange, Blue(2), Orange, Yellow(2) to unlock all bonuses. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game cannot be saved after this code is enabled. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Yellow, Orange(2), Yellow, Blue(2), Yellow at the main menu.

Rock meter always green

At the main menu, quickly press Yellow, Blue, Orange(2), Blue, Blue, Yellow, Orange. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Orange, Blue, Yellow(2), Blue(2), Orange, Yellow at the main menu.

Guitarist uses Air Guitar

At the main menu, quickly press Orange(2), Blue, Yellow, Orange. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Yellow(2), Orange, Blue, Yellow at the main menu.

Guitarist uses Guitar Hero SG

At the main menu, quickly press Blue, Orange, Yellow, Blue(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Blue, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Blue at the main menu.

Monkey audience

At the main menu, quickly press Blue, Orange, Yellow(3), Blue, Orange. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Yellow, Blue(2), Orange(2), Blue, Yellow at the main menu.

Skull audience

At the main menu, quickly press Orange, Yellow, Blue(2), Orange, Yellow, Blue(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Yellow, Blue, Yellow(2), Blue(2), Orange(2) at the main menu.

Toggle no venues

At the main menu, quickly press Blue, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Yellow, Orange. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Only the band and crowd will be visible, with no background. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Orange, Yellow, Orange, Blue(2), Yellow at the main menu.

Battle Axe

Successfully complete Career mode on the Expert difficulty setting to unlock the Battle Axe.

Guitar God rank

Get a five star rank on all songs and bonus tracks on the Normal, Hard, and Expert difficulty settings to get the "Guitar God" rank.

The Breaking Wheel

While playing The Breaking Wheel, do not strum. Just hold the Strum Bar and strum the notes when they pass by.

This Is Spinal Tap reference

On the loading screen, there are three knobs on the amp that are numbered 1 to 11, instead of 10 like on a real amp. This is a reference to a popular joke from the film This Is Spinal Tap.

Songs

Spend the indicated amount of money at the Song Shop to unlock the corresponding song:

    Acro-Brats (Call Out): $250
    Anarchy Club (Behind the Mask): $250
    Artillery ("The Breaking Wheel"): $250
    Black Label Society(w/ Zakk Wylde) (Fire it up): $300
    Count Zero (Sail Your Ship By): $250
    Din (Fly on the Wall): $250
    Drist (Decontrol): $250
    Freezepop (Get Ready 2 Rokk): $250
    Graveyard BBQ (Cheat on the Church): $300
    Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives (Hey): $250
    Made in Mexico (Farewell Myth): $250
    Monkey Steal the Peach (Guitar Hero Theme): $250
    Shaimus (All Of This): $250
    The Bags (CaveMan Rejoice): $300
    The Model Sons (The Story OF MY LOVE): $250
    The Slip (Even Rats): $250
    Upper Crust (Eureka, I've Found Love): $300

Guitars

Spend the indicated amount of money at the Guitar Shop to unlock the corresponding instrument:

    Gibson Corvus: $700
    Gibson EDS-1275 doubleneck: $850
    Gibson ES-335: $600
    Gibson Explorer: $600
    Gibson Firebird: $600
    Gibson Les Paul Special: $600
    Gibson Moderne: $700

Guitar skins

Spend the indicated amount of money at the Skin Shop to unlock the corresponding guitar skin:

    Apline White Gibson EDS-1275: $150
    Birdseye Maple Gibson ES-335: $200
    Blue Gibson Firebird: $150
    Cherry Gibson Les Paul Special: $200
    Cooper Gibson Firebird: $200
    Cracked Blue Gibson Flying V: $250
    Custom Cherry Gibson ES-335: $250
    Custom Dragon Gibson Moderne: $250
    Custom Flame Gibson SG: $250
    Custom Rising Sun Gibson Explorer: $250
    Custom Snakeskin Gibson Corvus: $250
    Ebony Gibson ES-335: $150
    Ebony Gibson Les Paul Standard: $150
    Ebony Gibson Moderne: $200
    Ebony Gibson SG: $150
    Gibson Morderne Red: $150
    Goldtop GIbson Les Paul Standard: $200
    Green Lighting Gibson Les Paul Special: $250
    Natural Gibson Corvus: $200
    Natural Gibson Explorer: $200
    Natural Gibson Flying V2: $200
    Psychodelic Gibson Firebird: $250
    White Gibson Corvus White: $150
    White Gibson Explorer: $150
    White Gibson Les Paul Special: $150
    Worn Cherry Gibson Flying V: $150
    Worn White Gibson SG: $200
    Zakk Wylde Gibson Les Paul Custom: $250

Characters

Spend the indicated amount of money at the Character Shop to unlock the corresponding person:

    Grim Reaper: $8,000
    Izzy Sparks: $5,000

Videos

Spend the indicated amount of money at the Video Shop to unlock the corresponding video:

    Characters: $325
    Songs: $350
    Venues: $325

Custom guitars

Each character has a guitar that belongs to them as told in the description of the skin. Note: The Scythe can only be used by The Grim Ripper, and is the only guitar he can use.

    The Cherry Gibson SG belongs to Axel Steel
    The Birdseye Maple Gibson ES-335 belongs to Clive Winston
    The Worn White Gibson SG belongs to Judy Nails
    The Green Lightning Gibson Les Paul Special belongs to Johnny Napalm
    The Blue Gibson Firebird belongs to Pandora
    The White Gibson Corvus White belongs to Xavier Stone
    The Custom Rising Sun Gibson Explorer belongs to Izzy Sparks
    The Scythe belongs to The Grim Ripper
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