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[–] MyNameIsMud 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Do kids even know about Smoke on the Water anymore?

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[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If they're playing a guitar, probably.

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[–] MyNameIsMud 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They'll figure it out eventually. Then if they are any good they'll end up knowing every Ritchie Blackmore riff ever recorded anyways.

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[–] P8prclip 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

...or stairway...

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[–] LegalPERSON 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I’m pretty sure that Smoke riff was the first I learned by ear. It would’ve been either that or Mother by Danzig. Either way, RB was quite a metal forefather (moreso with Rainbow than Purple IMO) and has a killer signature Engl amplifier. If kids aren’t still learning Smoke on the Water, that’s just poor parenting lol.

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[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Can't argue with that reasoning!

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[–] ExpertShitposter 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

100% on point. I can feel it.

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[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I suspect it has reasonable odds of being true, at any time of the day.

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[–] C_Corax 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Strange things happens in guitar stores sometimes. Like how you might get into an impromptu jam with someone at the other end of the store(sounding miserably of course).

The strangest one I experiences was ~15 years back. My old man and I have a tradition of checking out the music stores whenever we visit Copenhagen(us being Danes). They got better shit than the hick stores we're used to. Anyway, we're in one of the high end stores checking out some PRS's way out of our price range when this obviously very stressed guy walks in. Well dressed and well groomed I should say, he didn't look like he was gonna rob the place or something. He asks what their most expensive classical guitars are and gets presented with 3-4 guitars in the $6000-8000 range. He picks one of them and goes down on his knee so he can rest the guitar against his leg and he starts playing. And phenomenal doesn't cover it! We all got a lick that can make us sound better than we actually are, but there was no doubt that this was the real McCoy. He then stops, looks at the guitar in a kind of disappointed way, hands it back to the clerk and leave the store in a hurry. This all transpired in less than 2-3 minutes..

I think we were 10-12 people in the store at the time and excluding the kid in the back playing Sweet child o mine very badly, everyone just paused for a moment in disbelief. To this day I still want to know what the guys story was. Why was he in such a rush to get a guitar and why wasn't that one he picked good enough? I even considered if I was on candid camera, but I don't think that was it..

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[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

LOL I just mentioned in this thread that I'm a sometimes a guitar store show off.

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[–] C_Corax 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It was funky I tell ya. I especially liked how he didn't even consider trying any of the other guitars but just left. I don't know what his criteria for a good guitar was but it was very clearly different than my own. That man was on a mission!

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[–] UsedToBeCujoQuarrel 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Let me listen ......

Nope. But there is a lot of 'Stairway to Heaver' going on.

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[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What are songs I refuse to play for $500 Alex?

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[–] MrHarryReems 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Mine would be 'Moustache Sally' and 'Brown Eye Girl'.

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[–] ldsanon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I dunno. It's possible. I think you'd find them playing some kind of down-tuned, drop-C Djent riff nowadays. Either that or Ed Sheeran.