PS2 Controller Guitar Hero SG Guitar
Very Simple, But Yet Very Nice
About 3-4 days back I decided to take the plunge and dive into the world of Guitar Hero. For years I've heard so much about this series of games, that I thought "why not"! Now I'm not going to lie to anyone here, I didn't purchase my two new pre-owned GS guitars at Gamestop, but rather at one of my local Goodwill stores. I was quite surprised to see about 5-6 guitar hero Playstation 2 wired controllers on one of their shelves. My Son was with me, so we checked them out and found two that we thought the best of the bunch. Granted they both had those God awe full stickers all over them, but we got them anyways. Then we took a drive over to Gamestop and I purchased Guitar Hero II and III and drive home. Before i would allow the guitars to be hooked up to my Playstation 2, off came those terrible stickers, it very easy to do with the product called "Goo Gone"! Then my Son and I plugged them into my system, loaded Guitar Hero III and tested them out. Both worked 100%, even the "star power" sensor worked. So there we were, jamming to Guitar Hero, I think my Son played for like 2 hours straight. Not a bad deal at all, at the Goodwill store both guitar controllers were $3.00 each, and at Gamestop both games ran me around $6.00, so for like $9.00 total I had controllers and games and now I have tons of future hours worth of entertainment.
Cool, if you buy the first 2 Guitar Heros!
Before Legends of Rock was made with wireless freedom, we use wired guitars to play GH1 & GH2 (Guitar Hero 1 & Guitar Hero 2). When my aunt bought this with Guitar Hero 2, there were like 8-9 stickers on the guitar and when I started using it, the buttons were working fine! Aside from the stickers on the guitar, this wired guitar was in good shape!* None of the buttons were stuck, the strum bar was working alright when I was testing it on playing Guitar Hero 2. Unlike the wireless guitar controllers, this guitar looks more like a toy than a PS2 controller and that it was more bulkier than the wireless ones. *But before you just play the guitar on your PS2 or if you buy any preowned controllers and/or guitar, you should disinfect it with rubbing alcohol because when people use these guitar over and over and trade them to GameStop, you'll never know what kind of germs might be on this used guitar. So, just getting you a heads-up!
SG guitar works great!
I bought my SG guitar in the store. It works great! Save for a few scratches, It looked new. I thought that the design was nice and the buttons were comfy. I use it for Guitar Hero 1, and I think that it is by far, the best option out of all of the guitars. This thing is durable, just don't go smashing it around, and treat it like a Gibson. The price is what also got me, because I tried looking online, and It was too damn expensive. The whammy has nothing wrong with it, but I think that the buttons could be a bit more pushed in. I can't really play well if you can't push in all of the buttons, but I think that It will work out, and I can forgive and forget. The thing is really easy to use, no lagginess on the buttons and handles well. I was also fortunate to get one without stickers, so I could customize it myself. All in all, this guitar is a must have for Guitar Hero players. Feel comfortable to rock out.
Plain doesn't work
When I opened the box, I was willing to let go of the fact that the guitar was covered with stickers (I mean sure it was used) and I tried to entertain myself while I painstakingly removed each and every one on the ill decorated guitar. After I had completed the task, I set up the game. My brother and I had been waiting for the day this guitar arrived so that we could finally play co-op. But alas, as soon as the game was on, his guitar was the only guitar the game console could read. I tried switching the controllers, and making sure it was plugged in all the way but to no avail. It makes me wonder if these guitars are even checked before they are shipped. But I recommend you get yourself a new one. Or at least purchase it at the store. Don't buy it online because in order to return it you'll have to follow a dozen specific procedures. Since the box to the guitar is long gone at the dump, I will have to find a box that is similar in shape to ship it back. I will also have to ship it with tracking. (I'd probably do it either way. I mean all I need is for it to get lost in the mail and waste my money on a crappy guitar AND tracking shipping costs.) The guitar looked great. Nice Gibson. But what would make it so much better is if it actually functioned.
this guitar is the sg gibson original controller that came with the first guitar hero. but its also one of the best. its a good deal but i had the pain of havin to take off some stickers that it had on. Delivery came on date like it should be. and the deal is incredible if you are a first time player and didnt want to buy a cheap 3rd party guitar. its light and works nicely except for the deal with the yellow button having a line in the middle can cause discomfort (but all guitar hero controllers have that plastic line on the yellow controller.) No problem, came with the strap lookin new . only thing is that dont expect to get the box that is depicted as the photo of this item. Ultimately, if u want to an extra controller for sum co-op or battles, or jus want to get a guitar at a cheap price with the thoughts of havin one that is bad buy this item.
Little sticky, but works great.
I bought one of these used guitars to use with a PSX to USB adapter for my PC. I was fortunate enough to get one without any stickers on it but I encountered another issue, the second fret key was sticking. Taking a closer look at the guitar, I saw there was something similar to a soda stain on the key. I had to open up the guitar to get all the soda off the key and the plastic around it. Other than that, the guitar I got is in pretty good shape with just a couple cosmetic scratches on the neck.The guitar is meant for a right handed person and there is a groove into the top of the body for where your body might rest. Thin people may not benefit from it, but those of us that have some weight can appreciate it. The keys press fluidly and reliably and the strum bar works perfectly. The Star Power sensor still works like it should. The whammy bar doesn't register, but that may be an adapter limitation.Because I had to open it up, I got a peek at just how well these guitars are built. Unless you start swinging it around like at the end of a rock concert, these guitars should last you a while and take a beating on the keys. Overall, very well designed. I recommend these guitars to anyone looking for a cheap Guitar Hero set up. It's a good starting place if you haven't already gotten into the guitar music games. I'm considering getting another one for two player action.
ok so if u get ANY gh game for ps2 for this money on it awwwsoome so if u want a decent ps2 controller for any gh game get THIS INTANTLY and if its outta stock stll get it in a gs store