Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3 Achievements

Most Authentic Strummer

Hit 100% of the notes, only strumming up, on Hard Bass.     

This achievement is mildly glitchy. Some people have met the requirements and have not gotten it. Also, you can get this on Expert but instead you must play all the hammers without strumming since that is the Expert equivalent of the goal. Walking on the Sun seems to be the easiest on Expert, though So Watcha Want by the Beastie Boys (RB2) remains the easiest bass song in the catalogue as it is only green notes. If you are having trouble with upstrumming, turn on lefty flip for the Beastie Boys song and just down strum.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 11:43:39 AM

This wouldn't unlock for me on expert.

Comment #2 by ralphie81
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 08:06:27 PM

It wouldn't unlock on Expert for me either. Also, I don't think hammer-ons count, you have to upstrum those as well.

Comment #3 by Aguero
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 01:18:37 PM

Choose song Charlene, it's free to download it. After that choose difficulty HARD. After that just strum up the song, don't do any mistakes and you get the achievement.

Comment #4 by Boots Orion
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 07:15:09 AM

@#1 & #2 - I have no idea about this, but it may not work if you are using
a GH controller. I don't know if the GH guitars register upstrums. For
this reason, I always use RB controllers for this achievement.

Comment #5 by HaloUprise
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 11:52:15 PM

@#4- You might be right except the new GH warriors of rock guitar does count
upstrums. Only reason I know this is because it is some of the challenges in
that game.

Comment #6 by Kaz928
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 01:40:10 PM

I just got this with my GH2 guitar. You guys scared me with GH
controllers not working because my RB guitar is broken and can only be strummed

Comment #7 by Elixis
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 11:44:21 PM

Well I did charlene with both GH and RB guitars on hard bass.. nothing.

Comment #8 by Elixis
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 10:38:48 AM

I was doing quickplay, you need to be in goals.
Got it on Charlene in a random goal to get a perfect end.

Comment #9 by Niko MadPro
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 08:42:13 PM

Got it on "21 Guns" with a normal RB Stratocaster

Comment #10 by stranger35
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 09:54:29 PM

The easiest song EVER to get this on is So Whatcha' Want by the Beastie Boys. Literally its just green notes the whole song. and only like 2 notes every 5 seconds. Its a rock band 2 song and i just got it on that.

Comment #11 by industrialgirl
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 04:19:11 PM

I second So Whatcha' Want by the Beastie Boys. That was cake!

Comment #12 by Vitamin269
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 11:49:05 PM

This is easy for a lefty player

Comment #13 by lostbob
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 12:06:09 PM

I'm not sure what's giving everyone else trouble, but I did this last night in free play using "Imagine". If you have even the least bit of talent with playing, this is extremely easy to do using this song. I did it on hard (it's all just single notes over and over) and up-strummed every note, even the hammer-ons.

If you have the RB2 songs, I also would third the BB song as an alternative.

Comment #14 by Nerdvana Zen
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 11:49:12 PM

I agree with #10, that's how i did it in RB2. Hell, if you have just one hand and it's a flipper instead of digits, use a rubber band. If you want to get creative you can always pull a "William Murderface"

Comment #15 by Sean1234
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 01:40:03 AM

charlene and hardest button to button are easy for this but i suggest charlene because it is shorter

Comment #16 by The Master JCL
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 04:43:21 PM

i did this on 4 different songs and no chevo!

Comment #17 by TakkunEG
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:00:43 AM

Re: #12 - Why would this be any easier for a lefty? That makes absolutely no sense.

Comment #18 by xTLWz
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 09:43:25 AM

#17 it does, leftys downstrum is a rightys upstrum.

Comment #19 by FreeZZa
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 05:20:19 AM

Everyone that does not have it yet, try this (worked for me):
Choose "Imagine" by John Lennon and DON'T DO ANYTHING BEFORE the song starts, no strum for fun or some shit. Then hit every note by upstrum, of course. Play the HOPO's normally, no strumming. Boom, 'cheevo :D

Comment #20 by MetalheadMatt69
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 08:59:14 AM

I played the same song twice...

First time Bass Streaker popped only. I was like WTF?!?!
Second time I got Most Authentic Strummer.

No harm no foul. I think the glitch is that you have to get Bass Streaker out of the way first. Maybe RB3 cannot process more than one achievement at a time.

Comment #21 by zszaiss
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 03:04:25 PM

I also tried Charlene, but wasn't getting the achievement. I'd upstrum every note, but randomly during the chorus, the upstrum counter (which shows if you explicitly set the goal).

Personally, I recommend Imagine by John Lennon. Also a short song, notes are few and far between, and the upstrum counter never glitched on me. Even if you tend to be mistake-prone at the bass (like I am) you'll still get Imagine easily on Hard.

Comment #22 by zszaiss
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 03:06:21 PM

Erm - I meant to say - in Charlene, the upstrum percentage counter would start decreasing. I can only figure that my guitar strum was a bit loose, and with the rapid notes in the chorus, some counted as down strums (because I didn't miss any notes).

Anyway - Imagine is slower and easier. :)

Comment #23 by Killerchronic
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 01:17:14 PM

Worries me how some people can't read....Doing it on expert when it clears says

"Hit 100% of the notes, only strumming up, on Hard Bass."

It doesn't say hard bass or higher.

@21 Thanks for the info about the counter if you set the goal, its been annoying me doing other achievements i dont know how im doing :/

And @20 RB3 has no probs doing more than one cheevo at a time, i've had it a few times.

Comment #24 by MystiK1977
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 03:36:10 PM

Don't know why but I got it on "Charlene" but I had to FC it on Expert for the achievement to popup. I tried it on Hard too but even with 100% hit quote the achievement didn't come.

Comment #25 by HoJo1369
Monday, July 08, 2013 @ 11:21:42 AM

I got 100% flawless and yet somehoe it registered I gto 96% which I dont know how that happend

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US October 26, 2010
Europe October 29, 2010

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