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The Guitar Hero 5 Stand Alone Guitar works well with Lego Rock Band!
on February 8, 2011
I was looking for a wireless guitar controller for my son (age 7) to play Lego Rock Band. It all started when he asked for an electric guitar for Christmas and my wife and I thought "without lessons an electric guitar is only going to amplify the noise that comes from someone that doesn't know how to play the guitar." Rather than suffer through that for the next few years, until he learns to play, I thought he might enjoy playing Guitar Hero or Rock Band on the Xbox 360.
I did some research and found that Lego Rock Band is one of the few games that is age appropriate for a 7 year old. However, that left me with trying to figure out what wireless guitar will work. Plus I wanted it to look great and last and so far the GH5 guitar is doing great.
From some of my research I found out that the strum bar on the GH5 guitar is longer and uses better switches, so it will last longer. I was also concerned that the overall length of the guitar might be too big for a 7 year old, but he has no problem reaching all the buttons.
My son seems to think that he needs to jump all around the room when he is rocking out, so the guitar has taken it's share of abuse already and it still works great.
I guess the good thing is, even though my son didn't get an electric guitar for Christmas, he was just as excited and probably has a lot more fun playing the GH5 guitar and Lego Rock Band.