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  1. teapartysamurai
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    Okay, here's the story.

    I apologize if I've put this in the wrong, forum. I really don't know if this is the right one or the computer forum.

    I used to play guitar in my 20s. I wasn't too bad, but I wasn't any Hendrix, and about the time my dad died, I quit playing. I never knew quite why. I just did.

    I have been wanting to get rock band 3, but I can't see just pretending I'm playing the guitar when I used to be able to play just fine. That just feels so wrong.

    Then this came along:

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    Gamestop.com - Buy Wii Rock Band 3 Pro Wireless Guitar - Nintendo Wii

    Now, the whole thing just makes me wanna drool. :rock:

    It LOOKS like you actually play the thing, chords and all, not just press stupid little buttons and pretend you're strumming. I mean DUDE!

    But it's also $150. I know! That's CHEAP for a real guitar but damn expensive for a Rockband 3 piece of plastic guitar.

    So, I'm looking for "young people" advice. People who know music and also play Rockband. Does it look worth the money, or am I getting sucked into a cheap piece of overpriced plastic from China?

    I don't know enough about this subject and I'm afraid to take the plunge and buy such an expensive piece of equipment, without knowing what I'm doing. Help!
     
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    I'm holding out for Cowbell Hero 3.
     
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    Oh come on. I really need advice. It looks so cool!
     
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    Why not just spend a few more bucks and get real guitar and amp.

    These days, you can buy a Korean or Chinese made Fender (under the brand name Squier) and amp for about $250.

    Back in my day, a cheap guitar was a cheap guitar; barely playable and sounded like crap.

    The cheapos they make these days are actually playable and sound decent.

    Go to one of the on-line retailers like Musicians Friend and check out what they got. You might be surprised.
     
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    I have a Fender Hartfield and put DiMarzios on it a few years back. I think the whole thing was a few hundred. Fender stopped making it and I'm not sure why. It has the Floyd Rose system and sounded OK
     
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    Go to Bust Buy and try it out. That is, if you can chase off the 8 year olds.
     
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    Rock band or Guitar hero when blazed is well... kind of amazing experience.

    But anyways, I say go for it, it's a good game and looks like the set list is actually pretty damn good this year.
     
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