Gene Simmons Axe Guitar - Nintendo Wii
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- Compatible with Guitar Hero
- Bi-directional Strum Bar
- Ultra Responsive Fret Buttons
- Analog Whammy Bar
- Wii version will hold the Wii remote
Top Customer Reviews
Now let me tell you all the truth...after Rock Band came out for the Wii, Nintendo forced Harmonix and Activision to play nice and make controllers that worked for both games. As such, this guitar works for all Harmonix games that came out after Rock Band Wii. It works just fine with Rock Band 2 as well as the AC/DC track pack. In addition, it will work with Track Pack Vol 2; 1 I'm not so sure about.
Anywho, for all the people that bought this as a Christmas gift and then complained that it doesn't work with Rock Band, instead of whining, go out and buy Rock Band 2.
The guitar plays wel and is actually the closest in size to a real guitar. An excellent buy overall.
EDIT ADDED: Checked back on this page on Jan 3 and the description has been edited to say that it is compatible with Guitar Hero - the Rock Band part has been removed. That is good for anyone considering buying this item but it makes it seem as if those of us who bought this thinking it was compatible with Rock Band did not read the description at all. I assure you that when I bought the item and when I wrote my original review the page said "Compatible with Guitar Hero and Rock Band." I printed out the page for my records in case I needed to return the item. As it turns out I am not returning it because my wife is thrilled with it anyway and wants to keep it but I had to go out and buy another guitar for Rock Band so they can play 2 player.
First thing I noticed when I opened the box is that it was obviously a return. The cover was ripped in several places where original tape had been to keep the box securely shut. I shrugged, opened it up anyway, and took it out of the box.
The guitar was extremely cheaply made. The plastic is very flimsy, especially compared to the Gibson wireless guitar that came with Guitar Hero 3. The fret buttons aren't properly fastened to the guitar neck, or something, as they like to wiggle back and forth a lot. The strum bar does click loudly, similar to the Gibson guitar, but the fret buttons click loudly as well, which is new to me and rather undesirable. Next, the strum bar is located very high on the guitar, so you have to adjust the strap some so your hand is positioned towards the top rather than towards the middle of the guitar. However, the whammy bar doesn't compensate for this; it's positioned further down than where the palm of your hand would rest. Likewise the +/- buttons are too, so if you have an older wii-mote that doesn't pick up on moving the guitar upwards to activate overdrive, you'll have to reach way down there to hit it.
Other complaints include:
- The knobs for the guitar strap are positioned poorly. There is one to the back of the guitar and one on top of the guitar, and there is not one located on the neck of the guitar. What will happen is as you play, the knob on top will stop supporting the guitar strap. This isn't a gradual thing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was in mint condition and received in a very timely manner. My son used it for his Gene Simmons costume and also loves playing the game. Very pleased.Published 5 months ago by Leann F. Westereng
Whammy bar doesn't work and it was not mentioned in the description section of the item.Published 19 months ago by Roberto Rivera
A1 Excellent, very good buy, satisfied with all the logistics of handing a good product made with good materials A1Published 22 months ago by Ricardo
Looks great and for the price you can't beat it. Collectors item 100% and works great. Hands down the best Ps3 Guitar out there.Published on January 4, 2014 by julio fundora
This is a great guitar for the Wii or 360. It came quickly, and was very easy to set up. A must have, if you are a KISS fan.Published on March 11, 2012 by Andy
At first it looked like it would be awkward to play but it actually feels comfortable and works great, has nice graphics and action, the neck feels weak and flimsy but i have had... Read morePublished on December 3, 2010 by J. Vergin