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crazydudex117
10-29-2007, 04:14 PM
This achievement is the one where you must whammy each held note in Number of the Beast. It's nearly impossible because some held notes are incredibly small. So easy method is to set the song to easy, And tape down your whammy. It works. Just make sure you hit each held note, and "Achievement unlocked."

It's kind of cheap... but it's an easy 15-GS.

Hope this helps.

-C

Slormer
10-29-2007, 04:16 PM
Also you could just play it on expert, and get someone else to whammy for you, or if your taping thing works, you could just do that.

RavenBlackthorn
10-29-2007, 04:20 PM
Also you could just play it on expert, and get someone else to whammy for you, or if your taping thing works, you could just do that.

This was easier to get than I expected. I ended up just holding the whammy bar in with my index and middle finger and strummed with my thumb. I kept thinking to myself, "Someone is going to post a Rubber Banding thread for this; guaranteed". :> And sure enough, here it is. hehe

Dr Buttcrack
10-29-2007, 04:34 PM
Oh, you don't have to do it on Expert?

RavenBlackthorn
10-29-2007, 04:35 PM
Oh, you don't have to do it on Expert? Nope, can be done on any difficulty (I.E. Easy if you so desire)

crazydudex117
10-29-2007, 06:30 PM
I figured I might as well just get it via the tape. I get anxious when close to getting and achievement and I always mess up. Tape is better than nothing i guess.

RavenBlackthorn
10-29-2007, 06:45 PM
I figured I might as well just get it via the tape. I get anxious when close to getting and achievement and I always mess up. Tape is better than nothing i guess.

Heheh. I'm the same way. I wasn't giving you flak by the way, I'm all for rubber banding. I used it in Lego Star Wars II like a fiend. :>

crazydudex117
10-29-2007, 06:52 PM
Haha. No problem man.

jorGe62990
10-29-2007, 06:56 PM
would you guys know what tier this song is on??? thanks

crazydudex117
10-29-2007, 07:05 PM
Last tier. Along with One by Metallica and Raining by Slayer (which took me several tries to beat on medium... That song is a nightmare).

Death Buster 9
10-29-2007, 08:21 PM
lol I never thought of taping down the Whammy Bar, but I did manage to pull it off in easy. It wasn't that bad. There was a tricky part where it looked like the notes didn't have a whammy but it ended up having a really tiny one; so be careful with that. Not too hard of an achievement.

Dr Buttcrack
10-29-2007, 08:46 PM
I've gotten 100% on it on easy twice now, with my whammy bar taped the first time, and rubber banded the 2nd time...still no achievement...

Death Buster 9
10-29-2007, 09:04 PM
I've gotten 100% on it on easy twice now, with my whammy bar taped the first time, and rubber banded the 2nd time...still no achievement...

Does taping down the Whammy Bar actually do anything? I'm not so sure it would work cause I thought you had to move the whammy up and down for it to count as a whammy stroke.

jorGe62990
10-29-2007, 09:08 PM
could someone please clear this up for me...is every note in this song a held note therefore forcing you to be 100% perfect?? Or does part of the achievement make you whammy every held note as well as complete any single note? thanks

Death Buster 9
10-29-2007, 09:18 PM
could someone please clear this up for me...is every note in this song a held note therefore forcing you to be 100% perfect?? Or does part of the achievement make you whammy every held note as well as complete any single note? thanks

No just all the held notes. I was missing notes because I was focused more on hitting the held one's. So I didn't 100% the song, but got the achievement because I whammy'd all the held notes.

jqtaxpayer
11-02-2007, 07:58 PM
Nope, can be done on any difficulty (I.E. Easy if you so desire)
That's how I did it. I played it on easy and held down the whammy with the side of my hand the whole time, strumming with my thumb and index finger. Had to keep my hand in an uncomfortable position for about five minutes though, and it felt all cramped when I stopped. Taping it down would allow one to avoid any person that, like me, is a layperson in regards to the field of ergonomics.

Caleb Goessling
11-04-2007, 03:22 AM
Successful tapers/rubber banders: what guitar are you using? I tried this trick with my wireless and it didn't work.

Sanction
11-04-2007, 03:28 AM
Successful tapers/rubber banders: what guitar are you using? I tried this trick with my wireless and it didn't work.

I'm using the X-Plorer and this worked perfect for me.

TwistedFate
11-04-2007, 03:41 AM
I used the wireless Les Paul and got it.

KingGotenW
11-04-2007, 04:47 AM
you can also position the whammy bar under your hand and keep it held down the whole song through. you can strum and not have to worry about the bar coming untaped or the rubber band coming loose.

bizzle722
11-09-2007, 05:06 AM
I was at work today playing dragon force on expert... and at the end of the song i got this achievement... WTF i couldn't get it at home where i used the rubber band method 3 times. I'm so confused...

Ho5tiLe D
11-09-2007, 09:46 PM
i will do this on easy just cause i want to achievement to pop the first time. my friend insists on doing it on expert and hasnt unlocked it yet.....lol

Mr Hey
11-09-2007, 11:41 PM
I've gotten 100% on it on easy twice now, with my whammy bar taped the first time, and rubber banded the 2nd time...still no achievement...

same..............

themikewoo
02-10-2008, 04:43 PM
I have played this song on easy and medium with and without tape. For some reason it will not unlock for me. I have tried it in the career and quick play too. Any suggestions?

DTF INFERNO
02-10-2008, 05:55 PM
Yea the tapeing thing works, thats what I did.

ChumbaWumba91
02-10-2008, 06:45 PM
this has been said in the achievement guide lol

i used it and it worked a charm lol

matz
02-10-2008, 07:05 PM
I've gotten 100% on it on easy twice now, with my whammy bar taped the first time, and rubber banded the 2nd time...still no achievement...

try doing it on career...

Ashmira
03-09-2009, 05:28 PM
try doing it on career...

He might be right, as i tried the 5 stars achievement on easy and done all the songs i had including bonus songs in quickplay mode and didnt got it, then i redid that achievement in career mode and it unlocked.

Im gonna try the 'just hold it down' method tonight when i can ;) or tape it for that matter lols...

Contrah
03-09-2009, 05:38 PM
Everyone tapes their whammy bar.

Razzattack99
03-10-2009, 08:06 AM
i got it with sellotape ages ago and i can verify it works

Nirumano
03-10-2009, 05:16 PM
;1691040']Everyone tapes their whammy bar.

That's a lie, I just held it down with my hand.