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Cheats for Guitar Hero 5

Special Guest Character Unlocks

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Carlos Santana Complete the song "No One To Depend On (Live)" on any difficulty, any instrument
Johnny Cash Complete the song "Ring of Fire" on any difficulty, any instrument
Kurt Cobain Complete the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on any difficulty, any instrument
Matt Bellamy Complete the song "Plug in Baby" on any instrument on any difficulty
Shirley Manson Complete the song "I'm Only Happy When It Rains" on any difficulty, any instrument

Character Costume Unlocks

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Axel Steel's Battle Scar outfit Complete challenge for Medicate
Axel Steel's Hog Wild outfit Complete challenge for Send a Little Love Token
Axel Steel's Shoulder Blades outfit Complete challenge for Sympathy for the Devil
Casey Lynch's Flying Trapeze outfit Complete challenge for Superstition
Casey Lynch's Monochrome Maiden outfit Complete challenge for So Lonely
Casey Lynch's Sharpshooter outfit Complete challenge for In My Place
Clive Winston's Deer Scout outfit Complete challenge for Sneak Out
Clive Winston's Persuader outfit Complete challenge for Blue Orchid
Clive Winston's Sugar Daddy outfit Complete challenge for Shout It Out Loud
Eddie Knox's Casual Wednesday outfit Complete challenge for Gamma Ray
Eddie Knox's Crusier outfit Complete challenge for Make It wit Chu
Eddie Knox's Suede Spade outfit Complete challenge for Six Days a Week
Izzy Sparks's Impresario outfit Complete challenge for Feel Good Inc.
Izzy Sparks's Sideshow outfit Complete challenge for Scatterbrain
Izzy Sparks's Stiki outfit Complete challenge for Jailbreak
Johnny Napalm's 1976 outfit Complete challenge for Judith
Johnny Napalm's Generation Zzyzx outfit Complete challenge for Looks That Kill
Johnny Napalm's Suburban Snot outfit Complete challenge for Fame
Judy Nails's Big Knee Pin outfit Complete challenge for Gratitude
Judy Nails's Mall Chic outfit Complete challenge for Runnin' Down a Dream
Judy Nails's The Riot Starts Here outfit Complete challenge for You Give Love a Bad Name
Lars Umlaut's Grendel outfit Complete challenge for All Along the Watchtower
Lars Umlaut's Soldier of Farce outfit Complete challenge for In the Meantime
Lars Umlaut's Valhalla outfit Complete challenge for We're an American Band
Pandora's Gretel outfit Complete challenge for Steady, As She Goes
Pandora's State of Fluxus outfit Complete challenge for Back Round
Pandora's Strapped outfit Complete challenge for L.A.

Feature Unlocks

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Cheat: All HOPOs (Changes almost every note possible into a HOPO or Hammer-On/Pull-Off note) As guitarist, whammy sustain notes on the song "Hurts So Good" for 25 seconds total or more (in Club Boson venue)
Cheat: All Slider Gems (All single notes are changed into slider/tap notes) As guitarist, hit 230 tap notes on the song "Du Hast" (in Neon Oasis venue)
Cheat: Auto-kick (all kick bass notes are autoplayed) As drummer, hit 200 non-cymbal notes on "Mirror People" (in Angel's Crypt venue, fills don't count)
Extra: Air Instruments (Instruments will be almost completely invisible, guitar strings will still be visible) As Guitarist, strum 340 chords or more on the song "Sultans of Swing" (in O'Connel's Corner venue)
Extra: Focus Mode (blacks out background) As a drummer, hit 265 tom notes on "Brianstorm" (in The Golden Gate venue)
Extra: Hud-Free Mode (removes rock meter, star power guage, score display) as a vocalist, get Excellent on 75 consecutive phrases in the rap song "Bring The Noise 20XX" (in Neon Oasis venue)
Extra: Performance Mode (removes track and hud) With two players, get a band multipler for 42 seconds on "Bleed American" (in The Aqueduct venue)
Quickplay Venue "Wormhole" (required for The Grand Tour) As guitarist, 4X multiplier for 50sec on "Play That Funky Music" (in Sideshow venue)

Enter These Codes in The Cheats Menu

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Air Instruments R R B Y G G G Y
All HOPOs G G B G G G Y G
Always Slide G G R R Y B Y B
AutoKick Y G R B B B B R
Contest Winner 1 G G R R Y R Y B
Focus Mode Y G R G Y B G G
HUD Free Mode G R G G Y G G G
Invisible Characters G R Y Y Y B B G
Performance Mode Y Y B R B G R R
Unlock All Characters B B G G R G R Y