Guitar

Power Gig handmade six string guitar controller rocks

Power Gig handmade six string guitar controller rocks

I have played my share of Guitar Hero and Rock Band and playing the guitar is a lot of fun. I would bet there are a lot of people out there who wish they could play a real guitar as well as they can play Rock Band. A music game called Power Gig for the PS3 and Xbox have been out for a while now, and the game is notable for the real six string guitar controllers it uses.

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AmpliTube iRig puts a guitar amp in the iPhone

AmpliTube iRig puts a guitar amp in the iPhone

I have no musical talent. The extent of my musical ability is to load tracks on my iPhone and listen to them in the car. If you are the musical type who likes to play the electric guitar and you want a portable amp that you can use wherever you may roam, the AmpliTube iRig is perfect.

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Guitar concept has no strings but fingers don’t know

Guitar concept has no strings but fingers don’t know

I received a guitar for Christmas when I was from my parents and then they sent me to lessons to learn to play the thing. That was all fine and good until I realized you had to practice a lot and I lost interest, plus I kept breaking the strings and losing picks. The one thing that most guitars have in common is strings. A concept guitar at Yanko Design has no strings and isn’t intended for playing Rock Band.

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KORG Kaossilator gets the Guitar Hero treatment

KORG Kaossilator gets the Guitar Hero treatment

So, if you love KORG Kaossilators and want to make them even easier to use, you might want to try on this crafty DIY project for size. No, you're not seeing things. Someone has really wired up a Kaossilator to a Guitar Hero guitar remote.

How can it be, you may be wondering? Well, James Haskin got inspired when seeing Wayne Coyne's double-necked Guitar Hero creation and decided to change up his Kaossilator just a tad.

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Peak Products Starpex full-size wood Guitar Controller

Peak Products Starpex full-size wood Guitar Controller

Our own Chris Scott Barr would likely never forgive me for saying it, but one of the reasons I've never really gotten into either Guitar Hero or Rock Band is because it all looks a bit naff.  Plastic instruments end up looking like kids toys, unless you're willing to invest some serious hack-time in them.  So Peak Products' Starpex could actually bring new gamers like myself onboard; styled after a real guitar, it has an instrument-quality, high-gloss lacquered finish with a hardwood body, neck, and headstock handcrafted by a leading guitar manufacturer.

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