Rock Band 3 Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller for PlayStation 3
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- All-new Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller for Rock Band 3
- Plays Rock Band 3 Guitar and Bass parts / Play real chords and melodies with new Rock Band Pro mode
- 17-fret touch-sensitive neck with 6 buttons per fret provides 102 active finger positions / 6 low-latency strings for authentic note strumming
- Advanced tilt sensor for Overdrive activation
- Use as MIDI Guitar Controller when not playing Rock Band (compatible with most MIDI sequencers)
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I received mine yesterday (11/29) and was eager to try it out of the box. Straight out of the box, I noted that the overall body was still plastic but its heft and build are quite solid. The guitar comes in 3 pieces and snap together quite easily. I plugged it in along with the USB dongle into the PS3...and the game crashed. Tried it again, same result. So, I thought that maybe I had too many USB dongles in at once so I tried just plugging in the Mustang dongle by itself. At that point, the game launched fine. So here are a couple of warnings up front for you:
1. This guitar is not like you other guitar controllers. It actually functions as an alternate PS3 controller, so be sure that you are actually synced up with the dongle.
2. This guitar is a little bit finicky straight off the bat. I would suggest that you sync this guitar up prior to syncing up with other instruments. I haven't found the right combination yet as to what WON'T make it crash, but plugging in 1 at a time appears to work so far.
So, with the unpleasantness out of the way, how does it play? Wonderfully!! All 6 strings are nylon coated steel (which disconcertingly sound like plastic, but they hold up) and all 102 buttons along the 17 frets respond accurately and with no visible delay. If you're a real guitar player, you'll marvel at the realistic response; however, you may complain (and justifiably) that the fret buttons are all the same width and you won't be able to tell which "string" is which. If you're hung up on this, wait until the Squier (which doubles as a real, fully-stringed guitar AND a controller) comes out in the Spring for a rumored value of $280 +/-.Read more ›
I've had my MFMGC for only a week now and I'm sure I've played it more than I played my Strat in 20 years. The disheartening lack of real guitar playing talent is not a problem on an instrument that is not a real guitar! With some computer help, playing this thing is a ton of actual fun and I actually feel like I'm gaining some real guitar playing talent as a bonus.
I'm not a great judge of whether a guitar-like object is big or small, so I'll provide some useful dimensions for you to decide for yourself.
Neck length (nut to 17th fret): 405mm
Width head (E to E centers at nut): 34mm
Width tail (E to E centers at 17th fret): 45mm
Width strings (E to E centers on strings): 47mm
Some things about playing this are a lot easier than a "real guitar" and some things are harder. Obviously I don't have wires slicing into my finger tips. However, I think that if you play with this thing for hours a day (which is easy to do), you'll go far in preparing your fingertips for real guitar strings. The button action is definitely not real strings, but it's not a terrible substitute if you're not fussy. The button action seems pretty capable of doing what needs to be done. I have had a button get stuck pressed in, but it's very rare and the RockBand feedback points it out right away. Tapping that button cures the problem.Read more ›
I have been a semi pro guitar player for 35 years (meaning I have been paid to play, but never made a living at it) I have turned my nose up at the guitar hero and rock band franchises because of the unrealistic guitars but I have been having a great time with the pro drumset and had the mustang guitar on pre order for more than a month before it arrived.
Well it arrived in the mail today and I rushed to put it together and start playing.
I am pleasantly surprised that there doesn't seem to be any notable latency at all. The fret buttons don't feel very much like guitar strings, but they do not take long to get used to at all. This could be a big plus for those who do not play guitar regularly and are not prepared to deal with the pain of getting your fingers accustomed to guitar strings.
I don't like that RB3 docks points for hitting extra notes, but I can't imagine how they would score otherwise. I am not used to reading music or playing songs "note for note" I usually do a great deal of improvisation when playing actual guitar, so this game is teaching me discipline I have never had before. Over all its a great accessory and I am enjoying it quite a bit. My biggest disappointment is the lack of pro guitar tracks in the DLC.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome and wonderful purchase. But thus far it only seems to work with the game rock band 3.Published 7 months ago by MaryMG
Nice looking guitar. Didn't realize it was just for Rock Band 3 when I ordered it, though.Published 8 months ago by david b
I was too old (50) and impatient to learn to use it, I will stick with my Warbeast guitar.Published 8 months ago by Joatmon
I bought this to replace the old one that we had that broke. It works great and is cool looking.Published 10 months ago by Elizabeth Clarke
I purchased this guitar looks very nice and I would very much like to use it and play with it. However in the description there was nothing mentioned about the fact that it does... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Creighton Benedict