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About the product
- 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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The Rock Band 3 Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller is the perfect bridge between music gameplay and the thrill of playing a real guitar. Delivering a new experience to music gaming, the 17-fret touch-sensitive neck with six buttons per fret provides a total of 102 active finger positions and six low-latency strings for actual note strumming. The Rock Band 3 Wireless Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller is fully compatible with both standard and Pro modes. Empowering you to rock outside the realm of videogames, the MIDI output connector provides compatibility with MIDI software sequencers and hardware devices, while standard console-specific gaming controller buttons deliver seamless console integration. With an official Fender Mustang body, custom Guitar Strap, right- or left-handed gameplay, plus Overdrive Stomp Box support.
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1. Thomas Alva Edison invented the light bulb.
2. Microsoft (or who ever who sold it to them) invented the Kinect and Harmonix made Dance Central game for it.
3. Harmonix (once again) invented Pro Guitar for rockband 3.
Mustang Pro guitar is good. I mean really good. I mean really really good.
To start this review with.. I'm a beginning guitar player. I'm was studying the 4th stage of a 6 stage lesson DVD set (Metal Method by Doug Marks: he is great BTW) when I got the Mustang Pro guitar. Anyway long story short; I'm not a good guitar player at all.
*Can it teach you to play real guitar? Hex yeah!!
**Does the Mustang pro guitar simulate a real guitar? IMHO better!!
*First I did the first two of the training sessions with Mustang Pro. And then I picked up a real guitar while my wife tried the same training sessions with the Mustang Pro. On the real guitar I was able to easily play the same in the electric guitar with the practice I got from the mustang Pro. AND it sounds awesome sound coming out through the guitar amp when it blends with the sound track of the game. 'Hey, that sounds v-e-r-y good' were my wife's exact words.
**I have read comments about people talking about the guitar feeling light to; strings are same thickness to; buttons being the same thickness to; there is no correlation between buttons and the strings you strum. In my experience - none of this is the case. I cannot feel the thickness of the strings with the pick anyway (duh.) What I am learning from this is the skill to approximate the distance between the strings without looking. With practice able to do this better and better. Same goes for the buttons. My finger beginning to remember where they need to move to press for each note. This is a skill I can take directly to the real guitar. The buttons work very well, interestingly even for slides.
So why did I say in someway the pro guitar is better than a real guitar... There is something more satisfying about picking these strings with the pick than picking real metal strings. I threw out the picks that came with it and got Dunlop standard thickness Nylon picks. When picking the strings with those picks the strings almost feel like these strings are rubber not plastic. It's a good feeling .. u'll know what I mean once you get one yourself [UPDATE A DAY LATER: I had only played single notes and power chords when I wrote this. Later I played major chords and the strings get pretty loud when doing that. No big deal though.] As far as the construction of the guitar goes it's sturdy enough and you forget about the guitar once you get immersed in the game. Maybe wish the body was bigger like a real guitar so I could rest the elbow of the strumming arm on it when sitting down.
The reason learning with this is better than learning with an actual guitar is... you ALAWAYS have a backing track and a cool note highway showing where to play.
I can write this review into pages but I would cut it short.. because I myself dislike reading long reviews.
-If you want to learn guitar - buy this.
-If you want to teach your kids guitar - buy them this.
-If you don't have the time, patience or interest to learn - don't buy this
I did notice one thing...in most of the trainings it tells you where which finger to put on which fret. On two trainings it did not tell me where how to move down the frets . For example it was wanting me to play 5th, 7th and 8th frets and to play the 5th string with my index finger. Suddenly it wants me to play the 9th fret but does not tell me which finger to use. So I'm confused whether to move my hand all the way down and play with the index or stretch my pinky to play the 9th fret (this was a base line by the way. ) I wish there was an option where I could watch a video of a hand playing that piece if I wanted to . That's about all I can nit pick about. I would figure this out or ask somebody who knows... so no big deal.
TEN stars. Harmonix, come here so I can give you a kiss.
Here's the problem, you wanna learn guitar? That crap is easy, go buy one :D, you wanna play a new RB mode and have a couple of bucks to spare while procrastinating your ACTUAL guitar playing? Get the mustang D:
Chords/strumming feel authentic, kinda like a guitar(except with plastic buttons, and plastic strings :P )...Ever since i saw this thing i was wondering how they would do pinch harmonics, bends, and vibrato, essentials in guitar music,well...err... they don't. :/
It is all either strummed or hit, tapping is there, but it is really simplified tapping, you don't really need to build muscle definition as every guitar player knows skinny strings usually take time to develop.
Songs aren't hard, it's just the timing... oh my god the TIMING!!!! This is the most anal thing about RB, you miss an open strum? WRONG!! You missed an annoying slide? WRONG!! Your over strummed because you hit an extra note on the easy-to-hold-down fretboard? WRONG!! A FRAME TO LATE? WRONG! Something in your eye? WRONG!! Your fingers hurt? WRONG!!
God help anyone who wants to slide from the open string to a the 17th fret... Also, the 17th fret feels kinda dumb... What the couldn't spring for 30 extra buttons? Everyone knows guitars have 21 frets, well i guess mustangs have 20-BUT STILL! The 17 frets make the guitar feel SO SMALL! And not to mention it makes me forget the muscle memory i've built from my 24th fretted instrument.
I digress,But then it makes it easy for you with holding extra notes with chords, for example, you hold an Am chord and you touch the open E with the bottom plastic strings and it lets you off scot free!
I'm sorry but an open E with an Am would sound much much worse, than an over strummed chord!
Overall, i bought it because i really enjoy rock band and it makes an awesome MIDI guitar, my piano playing skills are much less practiced than my guitar skills, so i find myself being able to profit from this feature.
Plus i can write songs in GP6 so it benefits my music even further to communicate with those people who actually READ music? who does that? Certainly not guitarists. :P
TL:DR BUY IT IF WANT TO PLAY PRO MODE OR A CHEAP MIDI GUITAR!!!, NOT IF YOU WANT A REAL GUITAR EXPERIENCE! FOR THAT GET ROCKSMITH!