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#1 jesterselv

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Posted August 26, 2018 - 03:42 PM

Backstory: I used to play GH back in the day, (Xbox 360) never really got into RB though. Had kids and didn't play much. Then I noticed used music games were cheap at Game Stop several years back. I picked up every game I could find though I only had 2 GH guitars.

 

A few months ago my nephew came home from his friends house and said they played RB4 and it was a blast with drums and stuff. So, I ordered RB4, found a an RB3 drum kit and two RB guitars for around $50. got a wireless legacy adapter. We started to play as a family and had such a blast. Then I pulled my 360 out of storage and found out I had the proper RB3 disc. So of course you all are amazing to me. The customs are the best and the game is SOOOO much better and way funner for my family now. But I kept going deeper. I found a drum set with the pro cymbals for $30. Got the keytar on eBay for $10. and some wireless mics around the same. I kept looking at Craigslist though. Then I scored an Ion Kit..... A week later I upgraded to a Nitro Mesh kit. and just today, I scored a Beatles set. (mic, stand, drums, Rickenbacker, Hoffner, 2 games and sticks for $20. Unreal. I'm thoroughly stoked! They were a little dirty and some keys were sticking but I cleaned them up and they work 100% now. I'm really excited because those Beatles guitars for 360 are going for stupid money on eBay.

 

So now, I'm sitting on 3 RB drum sets, an Ion set, Nitro Mesh eKit, 3 mics, a keytar, 5 guitars. Shit I even got the DJ Hero stuff for $15 on ebay (not my cup of tea though). I think I have a problem. I hope I'm in good company. Now if only I can find a Gretsch.

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#2 Farottone

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Posted August 26, 2018 - 03:57 PM

Nice! You definitely are in good company. ;)



#3 Synth

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Posted August 26, 2018 - 05:17 PM

Holy shit man, that's some dedication right there


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#4 BornGamerRob

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Posted August 26, 2018 - 05:37 PM

You're in the right spot. I feel like you did everything I did, but at light speed. Mine spanned the course of the games, but you, you went for it. =-) I had dedicated everything on my PS3, then found this site and had to blow off the dust on my XBOX and find a copy of the EA game. So it was like I started all over again (since I had ZERO instruments for XBOX). I haven't scored TBRB set, but I just have run out of room for anything more. Piles and piles of guitars (most nonworking - used buys...booo), keytars, drums still in boxes...so ya, you're in good company.


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#5 Erick3003lel

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Posted August 26, 2018 - 11:38 PM

How lucky, i can't even found a full band kit xD



#6 genaro227

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Posted August 27, 2018 - 02:33 AM

Where did you find the Beatles kit? That's amazing



#7 lifeismusic5

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Posted August 27, 2018 - 03:19 AM

Thats awesome!!!

For me I wouldnt call mine an addiction or an obsession, Id call it a necessity, I break so many pro drum sets its crazy 😂😂😂

#8 MidnightRambler67

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Posted August 27, 2018 - 10:42 AM

wow  that is fantastic ... no suchluck here in th UK  , I have been searching for replacement guitars and there is nothing about  all my RB guitars are broken and atm playing on the old trusted GH Gibson from my GH3 days  .. decorated with stickers of course :)



#9 jesterselv

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Posted August 27, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Where did you find the Beatles kit? That's amazing

I search Craigslist and Facebook Market place several times a day. last week on Facebook Marketplace this guy posted it 15 minutes before I saw it and told him I'd take it. Finally picked it up yesterday. I can't tell you how excited I have been this past week. There is a Gretsch for sale too, but its like 2 hours from me. I'm contemplating making an offer and taking a weekend drive up north with the wife for it. Just not sure it its Xbox or not.



#10 jesterselv

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Posted August 27, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Thats awesome!!!

For me I wouldnt call mine an addiction or an obsession, Id call it a necessity, I break so many pro drum sets its crazy

 

How do you break them? Can the RB drum pads not be re-soldered like the Ion kit? Have you looked for an Ion kit?



#11 lifeismusic5

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Posted August 27, 2018 - 03:14 PM

 
How do you break them? Can the RB drum pads not be re-soldered like the Ion kit? Have you looked for an Ion kit?


Well when you snap the red & green pads off 😂😂😂😂 its virtually unfixable.

#12 Trouble

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Posted August 28, 2018 - 07:43 AM

You are in wonderful company..... I also have a bit of an obsession/addiction/problem when it comes to RB guitars... But mine is specifically targeted at this bad boy right here: https://puu.sh/BlDTY/02f899b274.pngThe RB (technically RB2) Wooden Stratocaster Replica....I have one in the Sunburst (that was the first one I got) and I have that red one, I think the technical color is "Candy Apple" if I remember right. I wanted the red one...but they're much harder to find. Only happened upon this red one by luck. But since getting the red one, I haven't seen either of them anywhere....Craigslist, Ebay, Amazon, etc. Amazon claims they have used ones for under $200, but it's a scam. You get the plastic Sunburst guitar.

Here's the rundown on my obsession:

I got the Sunburst on Craigslist....I searched every city within every state in the US, checking each state closest to my location (Michigan) and radiated out from there. The ONLY one on all of craigslist in the US and Canada...was this one I got....in NJ, supposedly in brand new condition, for $75. They obviously didn't know the true value of it...or maybe didn't care. For me, roughly an 8-9 hour drive. What did I do? Contacted the seller, asked if they could hold it til I could make it there, and at the first possible chance...hopped in my car and drove to NJ to get it. One of the best road trips I've ever taken. :) Fast forward a bit... My Sunburst broke sort of...and in my attempt to fix it... I broke it further. It's not beyond repair... but it is beyond my ability to repair as of right now. So, I sucked it up and played with my Hofner Bass....and then eventually, after almost a year of searching... I found this red one on Ebay. I'd searched Amazon, craigslist, every website possible to try and find another guitar. Searched FB's marketplace shit, and ended up realizing that this red one...for almost $200....was going to be my only option. So....Dropped the $200 on it....and here I am, happy with my real-fake guitar. :)

If you can, if you ever find one... I urge you to grab as fast as possible, a wooden strat replica for RB. When they came out for RB...they were for the Xbox 360 only, and they sold for $400. If you could find a new one, I have a feeling they'd go for even more than that now. But good luck finding one. Lol. It's got the best playability of any RB or GH guitar...except the strum bar. They clearly compensated too much for the mushy strum bars on the other RB guitars...this one is very stiff. So I changed both of mine out and put in the Bytes strum bar... I forget the website name, but if you want it, just Google "Replacement RB strum bar" or some such thing, and you'll find it.

Anywho...that's my obsession. I also enjoy tinkering with the guitars too, modifying them how/where I can to my liking.


Was streaming on beam.pro prior to it turning into "mixer".... may or may not pick the streaming stuff back up again, we'll see. Need to get my RB guitar fixed up first (my wooden stratocaster replica :( sad to say it's taken a beating and needs some repairs) then I'll think about getting back into streaming. Makes me sad that I can't play at my best right now without my awesome guitar (seriously....no other RB or GH guitar plays as well as this beauty does....)

 

Artists I'd love to see customs for (and hope to maybe author myself someday, if/when I'm finally able to do so!): Wheatus, Lily Allen, The Script, The Lonely Island, Bloodhound Gang, Blue October, Flaw, Cold, Hurt, Switchfoot, Thornley, 12 Stones, Bif Naked, Jon Lajoie, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Sevendust, Skillet, Stephen Lynch, Theory of a Deadman, Aqua....and a lot of others! :)
 

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#13 Oddbrother

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Posted August 28, 2018 - 09:33 AM

Well when you snap the red & green pads off

Good thing I thought ahead and propped them with some PVC. All owners of a standard Rock Band kit are highly advised to install support struts underneath your red and green pads before the worst happens.


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#14 jesterselv

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Posted August 29, 2018 - 07:55 PM

If you can, if you ever find one... I urge you to grab as fast as possible, a wooden strat replica for RB.

That is crazy and good to know. Now I'm on the lookout. 



#15 Dangus

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Posted August 31, 2018 - 08:28 PM

I love the GH5 guitar so i threw $200 at a used (like-new which ended up being maybe "good condition") a few years ago.

It still works fine though minus the whammy bar is now only useable if you use a rubber band. Well worth it though anyway though as I cannot stand the RB guitars...



#16 Blatmana

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Posted September 1, 2018 - 03:45 AM

The fact you got the Beatles for that price is phenomenal. Also, Is the Gretsch Guitar rare? I scored one for PS3 (no dongle) for 15 bucks at a used game store along with the Rickenbacker.



#17 jesterselv

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Posted September 1, 2018 - 02:49 PM

The fact you got the Beatles for that price is phenomenal. Also, Is the Gretsch Guitar rare? I scored one for PS3 (no dongle) for 15 bucks at a used game store along with the Rickenbacker.

I don't know if its rare but it took a while to find one for 360 for sale. It seems like the Hofner bass is more common. I don't really care to have the drumset as Ive got like 5 now, so I'll probably sell it.







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