Rock Band 3 Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller for Xbox 360
- 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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SIZE -- This this is slightly bigger than a 5 button guitar, but weight wise feels the same.
QUALITY -- I haven't had any problems with a button not responding and the strings are steel coated with nylon, which seem like cheap plastic from the sound they give off. But they are durable, they just sound like plastic. I don't mind this because they are infinitely quieter than uncoated strings. But make no mistake, this IS a plastic guitar controller.
NEW features -- With songs that have Pro guitar/bass charting you can practice the song like normal. But there is a new trainer unique to each song under the "learn to play song" section. Here the song is broken down to its basic components. For example the song "The Hardest button to Button" only had 3 components. You practice these components as you would a beat or fill in the drum trainer. Once you master the components you go to practice song and place them where they go and bahdabingbahdaboom you now know a song.
CONS -- None that I have noticed so far. But I am not too familiar with guitars so I may never notice.Read more ›
I was incredibly skeptical about this guitar when I first heard about it. "A plastic six string guitar? How's that supposed to work?" However, I heard nothing but good things about this guitar over at the Rock Band forums so I knew I had to actually try this for myself. So essentially this is a plastic guitar that has 102 buttons that is supposed to mimic a 6-stringed, 17 fretted guitar. The neck has numbers on each edge by the 3rd fret,the 5th fret, and so-on, similar to real guitar so you have a guide to where which numbered fret is where. As far as the rest of the buttons are concerned, you have the A, B, X, and Y buttons on the right side of the pick guard, and you have your start, back and guide buttons on the left side of the pick guard. If you are left handed like me, this layout is unfortunately terrible because instead of the buttons being located directly below the strings where they're easy to reach, they are instead located under your arm pit essentially. This isn't a big deal, but it's incredibly annoying if you're a south paw. One of my absolute favorite features of this guitar is how you can disassemble it into three pieces. You can easily pull the entire neck out of the body of the guitar, and you can also easily take the head stock off of the neck, unlike the RB3 Stratocaster where trying to remove the head stock is a chore.
Now down to playing the guitar. Like I said before it has six plastic strings that are all the same gauge or thickness, which is different from a real guitar of course, but I'm glad that they took this route so us leftys could try pro mode.Read more ›
I didn't realize just how much the fact that the strings at the bottom and the fret buttons were all the same size would throw me off. All of the strings are the same thickness/size (probably so they'll stay strong and won't break since there doesn't appear to be a way to change them), and this makes playing while staring at the TV extrememly difficult. Every string and button feels exactly the same, so it's difficult to play by feel.
Also, the guitar seems a lot heavier in the neck, and this kind of threw the balance off whenever I would play. Make sense due to the amount of wiring / etc. that i am sure is in the neck, but still pretty annoying.
I'm not saying that someone who kept trying couldn't maybe get used to it, but at this price why risk it? I'll be buying the actual guitar when it comes out later this year since this didn't work out. I felt bad about giving it two stars since it works as it should, etc. but two stars means "I don't like it" and that's the best description I would give it really. While it is an interesting idea, I can't see any reason to recommend this over the actual guitar Fender will be putting out later this year, especially after having used this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice build quality and design, and wireless to boot. However, it is impossible to play just one "string" at a time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by psychobaka
this item can no longer communicate with the xbox itself so it has been rendered uselessPublished 14 months ago by K. Scott
My family is not happy with this guitar! They say it is very hard to play the chords in the game on this one. I'm not pleased!Published 16 months ago by Shannon
Very hard to get used to, But once you do it's a lot of fun. Would recommend to anyone who wants to play the guitar without hurting their fingers with strings. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ariel Cardwell