Strumillionaire achievement in Guitar Hero Live


Strum 1,000,000 times in GHTV.

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How to unlock the Strumillionaire achievement

  • Hoff 07Hoff 07945,135
    28 Nov 2015 26 Nov 2015 28 Nov 2015
    72 11 43
    I found a faster way to do this.. If you have a reciprocating saw..

    I used a reciprocating saw and wrapped the blade in duct tape so it wouldnt scratch the guitar.. then propped it up laying across the strummer and taped the trigger down on the saw.. You can get anywhere between 600 and 2000 strums per minute if you get the speed right! Just make sure this is your last achievement in case it destroys your strummer!

    edit - I turned up the speed even faster than in the video and let it run for 1 hour and it got me from 26% to 35%.. so if you you set the speed perfect you could probably get this achievement done in about 10 hours starting from 0% progress.

    edit - Got the achievement today after a few more hours of running it. The stummer still works too haha

    check it out -

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    Triple Triad777This solution is the best! Went from 40% to 51% in an hour, on the lowest speed! Definitely cuts down the time, I should be able to finish the 360 version now because of this.
    Posted by Triple Triad777 on 23 Nov 18 at 04:54
    jordaUwUI'm having some frustrating trouble getting the speed down on my saw as it doesn't have a switch for speed. I have to squeeze the trigger just enough to get the perfect speed but it either goes too slow or too fast. I think I may finally got the right speed going and got it to stay but I'm just worried the strum bar is going to break. Seriously who's idea was it for this achievement? They should of at least made it 1 million throughout the whole game not just TV mode and then close servers 3 years later.
    Posted by jordaUwU on 27 Nov 18 at 19:40
    JayowskiI only had about 24% after playing the game normally when it released, for several months and since 2 weeks ago when I went for the last cheevos (100 plays, 100 mil, etc.). I had to borrow a saw from my brother today - I can see the bar in the achievement tracker filling up as I type this :D I should get it done tomorrow :D This is the stupidest achievement, and thing (saw+me), I've ever done.

    Edit: Done! My saw did ~100k an hour.
    Posted by Jayowski on 30 Nov 18 at 16:07
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  • Jesterhead22096Jesterhead22096761,300
    27 Oct 2015 29 Oct 2015
    24 3 12
    For this achievement, you can just be in GHTV while it's cycling through songs and just strum as fast as you can/want during the songs. You don't actually have to hit 1M strum notes. Even doing it this way, it still a decently long achievement. If I remember correctly, I would only get 1% about every 5 songs or so.
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    Crazi YetiDoes anyone know if playing with another person (2 guitars) has both guitars count towards this?
    Posted by Crazi Yeti on 15 Nov 15 at 14:25
    uSoundPlaying with another person does not count for this achievement, unfortunately. None of their data is saved.
    Posted by uSound on 14 Dec 15 at 05:10
    A 0 UB3RLOZ3Ri have carpal tunnel because of this achievment literilly can i sue?
    Posted by A 0 UB3RLOZ3R on 07 Jan 16 at 23:48
  • IzzySMIzzySM235,821
    16 Feb 2016 31 Jan 2016 10 Sep 2017
    21 4 27
    First of all, big thanks to Hoff 07 for coming up with the great idea of using a reciprocating saw for doing this achievement in literally no time at all!

    As I don't have a reciprocating saw but still wanted to something similar without much effort, I came up with this.
    Once again, I'm NOT stealing his idea, I'm giving him full credit, this is just another method that probably more people can do as I'm using an electric mixer with a little bit of cardboard and duct tape. :)

    I'm getting anywhere between 500 and 1000 per minute with this method, so it's not quite as efficient as a reciprocating saw, but still good for almost no effort at all.


    Guide for setup:

    I used a regular electric mixer, you could probably use similar household objects too.
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    Remove one as you'll only be needing one.
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    This is what I used to make this work: Scizzor, Duct Tape, little bit of cardboard.
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    I then put the cardboard like this.
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    Some duct tape.
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    How it looks on the other side. (Use more duct tape if it seems loose)
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    The finished product:
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    Either simply hold it while it autostrums on your guitar or duct tape it in some way that you don't even need to hold the mixer!

    Before you downvote, Please leave a comment as to why, or how I could make this solution better!
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    PrimeBigTimeI use gorilla tape and also put heavy books on either side of the neck if that helps
    Posted by PrimeBigTime on 25 Oct 18 at 02:47
    NeM2KI used the books too. It's the mixer moving around on the guitar that was the problem, not the guitar itself moving. I ended up just buying a cheap reciprocating saw and followed the other solution. It's much more reliable and easier to set up, and gives faster strums (60k/hr on slowest speed). I have the 360 and XB1 versions to do so the time it will save is worth the expense. I'll just sell the saw after (I have a few tree branches to cut with it too laugh)
    Posted by NeM2K on 29 Oct 18 at 09:18
    Buzz LazerchopsJust found out about the server closure last night, so I’m trying this method in the hopes of getting around 700000 strums in the next two days!
    Posted by Buzz Lazerchops on 27 Nov 18 at 16:16
  • uSounduSound248,282
    22 Apr 2017 19 Jan 2016 09 Feb 2016
    15 4 9
    The other two solutions are key towards getting this in a speedy fashion: the more you strum, the better off you are. However, if you want to legitimately play songs to get your strums up, I'd suggest the following songs. The approximate number of strums are in the brackets. I'll be adding more as I come across them/they are suggested to me.

    These are all on Expert and I tried to keep the strumming of hammer-ons to a minimum so the numbers could be increased by strumming every note.

    Alter Bridge - Cry of Achilles [2160]
    Dragonforce - Through the Fire and Flames [1780]
    Judas Priest - Painkiller [1740]
    System of a Down - B.Y.O.B. [1560]
    Alter Bridge - Addicted to Pain [1280]
    Bullet for My Valentine - Temper Temper [1220]
    Beartooth - I Have a Problem [1180]
    Four Year Strong - It Must Really Suck… [1140]
    Killswitch Engage - In Due Time [1130]
    Lamb of God - Ghost Walking [1110]
    Asking Alexandria - The Final Episode… [1060]
    TV on the Radio - Lazerray [1060]
    Of Mice and Men - Broken Generation [1040]
    The Killers - Mr. Brightside [1030]
    Mastodon - High Road [1000]
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