Ugh... Rock Band now has Pedals!

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  1. JosephB

    JosephB Tele-Afflicted

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    does anyone else always get this "compliment"?

    "you're so good at guitar; you MUST be good at guitar hero!".

    i've gotten it at least twice...usually i end up disappointing the person...i'm horrible at it!
     
  2. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    I don't get the hate either...Not everyone wants to be a real rocker lol I know a classically trained violinist who plays rockband.
     
  3. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    actually race car drivers use video games to familiarize themselves with racetracks ... as for Rock Band and Guitar Hero, there is nothing wrong with a fun game, but, i think most of us here would rather play our real guitars ...
     
  4. Slickster

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    I found this pedal to have a big mid-range hump that I just couldn't get over, though it does sound fairly organic.

    I guess I'm just a guitar-cable-console kind of guy.
     
  5. Tele Fan

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    That's funny. Now what we need to do is build some tele shaped rock band controllers and sell 'em on the TDPRI as a fund raiser ;)
     
  6. AngelStrummer

    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

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    That is possibly the sharpest, most pertinent remark I've read so far on the subject.

    Up until the age of about 16 I was really into video games. After that, I guess I just grew out of it and picked up guitar. Never grew out of that, though....
     
  7. jmcw

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    This is my GH/RB theory... Knowledge of how to play a real instrument = suck hard at Rock Band... That's why I usually just stick with the mic... :) which I think can actually help you improve your vocal skills some.
     
  8. AngelStrummer

    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

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    Well enlighten me, if you please...
     
  9. Ivan

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    Point taken.
    Well the world would be a boring place if we all like the same things. :D
     
  10. Skrik

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    And what about the numbers of disaffected stockholders?
     
  11. IronStomach

    IronStomach TDPRI Member

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    Of course playing Rock Band won't make you a fantastic musician,although the drums are actually decent for building a basic sense of rhythm, but it's not supposed to! It's a lot more accessible than spending (potentially) thousands of dollars and several years learning to play the guitar/bass/drums. My 12-year old cousins can pick up the game and rock out to some very, very fine music after a few hours of learning where the buttons are - it's for having fun in a social setting (something that a lot of gamers desperately need), and letting people rock out who wouldn't otherwise have that chance. I play games, and I play the guitar, because they're both a lot of fun.
     
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    I'm wondering if it's true bypass, though...

    ...could be a real tone-sucker, right?
     
  13. outlier

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    Yes, over Christmas at a visit, I was invited to play Rock Band. It was deemed that I would be "great" at it. I declined. I've never played it and have zero interest in it. To be 100% honest, it all just seems stupid to me... Others like it, fine. It's just not for me...

    As a guitar teacher, I've also run into the kids that think they will be great at guitar because they've "mastered" Guitar Hero. Talk about a letdown...

    I've also run into the kids that just will not practice, but freely admit to playing Guitar Hero several hours a day. There's some sort of lesson there, I just don't know what it is... :rolleyes:

    Now, some pictures: ;)

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    I've always had a thing for video games. I remember way back when we had an Atari system and all the various systems throughout the years. I remeber the first time I tired Guitar Hero. I got so frustrated and said, "Give me a real guitar and I'll show you a thing or two!!" With that said, I went out and bought Guitar Hero world tour. (The one with the guitar, drums and a mic for vocals) I tell you...it's so much fun. I even have my nephews and neices come over to have fun and play. But one thing about this game is that I appreciate playing guitar for real that much more.
     
  15. JPark

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    They make'em. At your local Wal-Mart.

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  16. F6_FullMelt

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    all big muff pedals and one OD

    rockband isn't going to have a very versatile sound...

    edit: nevermind, i get it... real pedals next to a rockband one, I thought they just had serious looking pedals for that 'ish...


    I was reading a thread about this the other day and it got me thinking about how MAYBE these games are kinda good for a kid to develop a sense of rhythm... At least get people that wouldn't ordinarily be into music thinking about aspects other than just hearing it, maybe?
     
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    haha, I can't wait for the other pedals!!! Then I can chain my digital delay, chorus, flanger pedals, and make the same spacey sound I make on my real guitar when I'm bored. :D
     
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    dont forget you'll need a RockBand Strobo Tuner
     
  19. Newfie_J.

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    Fender needs to remove all the strings and junk from a real, wood, full size Tele. That stuff just hurts your fingers anyway.
    Install some clicky buttons, a flicky switch, and a jammy bar!
    Instant seller.:eek:
    I suck at video games but so many people are entertained by rockband that I cant knock it.

    Eventually a similar program could be adapted to real guitar.
    Buy a kit, learn your chops, plug and play to an actual real live make believe band and audience, realistic rockstar situations maybe!
    Teaching, practice, performance and improv modes maybe.:idea:
    More rewarding and entertaining than an average jam along cd.
     
  20. JPark

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    They already have, but IMO it's difficult to understand, and you have to buy special colored strings to use it... in that case it's much better to just buy a real guitar with real strings and, you know, an amp.
     
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