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Gene Simmons Axe Guitar - Nintendo Wii

Platform : Nintendo Wii
3.1 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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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

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo Wii

Gene Simmons Axe Guitar Wii

Product Details

  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001HWEJ3O
  • Item Weight: 5 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: December 9, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,262 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
First off, if you like exotic peripherals for your rhythm game experience then it doesn't get any better than this guitar. It's a signed version of Gene Simmons' guitar shaped like an axe...how awesome is that?!

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.
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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
Absolutely not compatible with Rock Band. Misrepresented on web page. No mention that later models will be compatible with Rock Band. Why would anyone buy this if they knew it was only compatible with Guitar Hero and if they wait a couple of months they can purchase the same product for the same price that is compatible with both? Shame on both Amazon and the manufacturer for their deceit.

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.
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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii Verified Purchase
i dont usaly leave reviews but after reading the previous reviwes on the bass i felt compeled to leave one of my own. this bass for wii rockband 2 is amazing. i found it to be easyer to use and more responsive than the guitar that comes with the rockband 2 kit. the controler that you put in t0 the body of the base is kind of odd looking but just get a black controler from a knock off wii compainy as i did or wait till xmas and get the officail black controler and it will not only look great but it will play great too. in a word this guitar/bass is amazing!
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I had unintentionally ruined my Rock Band Wii guitars with a spilled soda incident some time ago, so I was looking for a replacement. I saw the Gene Simmon's guitar and thought "whoa, doesn't look as lame", and I figured I'd get the mileage out of it since I enjoy replaying Rock Band songs during my free time.

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.
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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
I received this as a Christmas Present along with both Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3. The Guitar does not work with Rock Band as Amazon and the website for the unit describes. On another note, the guitar strap needs tweaking as it was difficult to get it on the nut and I ended up stretching it out of shape an had to use a guitar strap that I had. On a Positive note It is a cool replica of the famous AXE, It feels good to hold and is balanced well.
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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
Terribly disappointing. Gave this as a Christmas gift ONLY because Amazon stated that it's compatible with BOTH GuitarHero AND ROCK BAND. Realized that it is indeed NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ROCK BAND after the gift was opened. Very disappointed, and upset with Amazon for misleading customers. Will return the item ASAP.
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