Try the following steps if your whammy bar isn't working:
-First, calibrate the whammy bar by going to the "Options" at the main menu, then to "Guitar" and to "Calibrate Whammy". Use your whammy bar a couple times. If the drawing does not show a complete skeleton of the man pointing down at the woman, leave your whammy bar at its resting place (when not in use) then press Green. Use your whammy bar again. If it shows a complete picture, you are done. If it does not show a complete picture, proceed with the next method.
-If the above resolution does not work, go to the "Home" menu, then to "Wii Remote Settings", and finally to "Reconnect". Press 1 + 2. Do not touch the whammy bar while doing this/ Your Wiimote should be reconnected and your whammy bar should work.
Unlock the following characters by performing the corresponding tasks:
CHARACTER - HOW TO UNLOCK Lou - Complete the game to purchase lou for $15,000. Slash - Defeat him in the boss battle in career mode to unlock him for purchase at the store for $10,000. Tom Morello - Defeat him in the boss battle in career mode to unlock him for purchase at the store for $10,000.
Unlock the following guitars by performing the corresponding tasks:
GUITAR - HOW TO UNLOCK Bat - Get 5-star ranking on all songs in career mode on easy. Beach Life(bass) - Complete co-op career mode on hard. Distant Visitor - Complete career mode on expert. El Jefe - Get 5-star ranking on all songs on expert. Jolly Roger - Get 5-star ranking on all songs in career mode on medium. Moon Shot - Complete career mode on easy. Nemesis 13 - Complete co-op career mode on any medium. Neversoft Skateboard(bass) - Get 5-star ranking in co-op mode on expert. PendulAxe(bass) - Complete co-op mode on expert. Radioactive - Complete co-op career mode on hard. Risk Assessment - Complete career mode on expert. Rojimbo - Complete career mode on hard. Saint George - Complete the game in career mode on hard. Tiki Face- Get 5-star ranking on all songs in career mode on hard. Tiki Fortune 4(bass) - Complete co-op mode on easy. The Disposed(bass) - Get a 5-star ranking on all songs in co-op mode on medium. Unfortunator - Purchase metalhead for $10,000.
BROKEN STRING: Take your strumming hand and push that button as fast as you can. LEFTY FLIP: Get a mirror and position it so you can see the reflection of the screen. WHAMMY: Whammy as fast as you can. AMP OVERLOAD: Look at his screen.
When battling Lou in expert mode, strum without holding any frets until you lose. Select "Tutorial" and play the tutorial for guitar battle until the "Lesson Complete" message appears. When the next fret board appears, pause the game, and exit to return to the lesson menu. Press Red to return to the list of songs. Lou's notechart will now be set to easy mode.
Before starting, wrap a rubber band around Green. By doing this, you will not have to worry about holding Green. However, make sure you press the other buttons quickly so that Green can register. If you hold the buttons as you do the hammer-ons, Green will not register and you will fail.
Hammering On and Pulling Off occurs when you can strum on one note and successfully hit the notes that come after it without using the strum bar. Look for the single notes with white rings on top instead of black rings. If hit the previous note, you can hit the next note by pressing the correct fret button. This is especially useful on songs like Cult of Personality under the Hard difficulty setting.
During an online versus match (Face Off), the meter bar in the middle of the screen displays who is winning by the most points. To get more points, hold the whammy bar down while playing. The whammy bar gets you more points for longer notes, but on short ones it is hard to hit. Hold the whammy bar to get all of them.
In the song "Helicopter", there is a reference to the movie Predator. After playing the song, go to the "More Stats" screen, or to Practice mode and get to the screen where you select what section to play. One of the sections in the song is called "Get Back To The Choppa!!!", which seems to be a reference to Arnold Schwarzenneger's line in Predator, when they are all running away from the Predator.
When in a battle (either online or in Career mode) and playing against your opponent under the same difficultly setting, when they attack you with their battle power, look at their side of the screen. The notes will be the same and easy to see.