DLC Round-Up: December 2016

Hello Rocksmith fans!

Welcome to the final DLC Round-Up of 2016!

Hope your holiday was joyous and not too chilly as we wrap up a great year of DLC content and get ready to decide the Best DLC of 2016.

Before we get to December, let’s see how you voted last month.

Not much of a surprise that Stevie Ray Vaughan dominated the polls, but shoutout to the very awesome variety pack of UBI30: 1986 a strong contender indeed.

December kicked off with the sixth Variety Pack containing singles from newcomers The Fall of Troy, Gin Blossoms, the return of Brian Setzer and yet another single from David Bowie! Next up was three songs from the always in demand Creedence Clearwater Revival, this time featuring D Standard tuning for those Fogerty leads. Finally the return of Green Day with a five song pack sampling a few hit songs from their 30 year+ career.

Let’s take a look at what was in store for Bassists this month

It’s not the hardest bass part but it’s not the easiest either, you’re gonna love the break that occurs at 2:42

This bass just doesn’t quit!

Simple but rewarding

Take yourself away to Paradise with this iconic bass line

Ok, there’s a two minute guitar intro but it’s actually a pretty satisfying bass line

You’ll be grateful after you try playing this on lead

How can you deny this one?

December also delivered some pretty great guitar parts to check out

Welcome to arpeggio hell, or for some heaven?

Way cool daddy-o

Still not sure if this is harder than playing it on Guitar Hero III

Stretch those fingers!

This is actually my favourite song of the whole pack on lead

Learn this for that campfire next summer

If you don’t mind D Standard…

This month was very E Standard focused, but as always there were a few drop tuned entries.

Arrangement E Standard  Eb Standard D Standard
Lead 8 1  3
Rhythm 11 1
Bass 11 1
Alt Lead 1

Which brings us to the question on everyone’s mind

See you next year!

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December 29, 2016 1:57 am

Went for CCR even though I bought as many songs that week as I did in the variety week.

I love Green Day, but the pack missed the mark for me, I get the wanting to represent all the albums, but it’s a shame when two of those albums are awful.

December 28, 2016 2:02 pm

Wow, can’t believe I’m voting against what should have been the two best packs of the month. These Variety packs really don’t swing wide enough, in my opinion, to be called “Variety” packs. V-pack VI is one of the ones that has come the closest. Still off the mark, but not far. Applauding the effort and the V-pack 6 gets my vote.

While I understand the difficulties, CCR should have been a larger pack. For Green Day, well I think we’ve all pounded that monster into submission.

December 27, 2016 10:51 pm

The ’86 pack beat the 3rd eye blind pack? = well, I never thought that I would be voting for a variety pack in a month that included CCR or GD but I did because it had two songs that I really liked and the other two packs only had one each even though I really like the bands. Thanks for a fun year Riff Repeater!