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Guitar Hero X-Plorer Wired Guitar Controller (Xbox 360)

by Activision
Xbox 360
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B001GIPSC0
  • Product Dimensions: 77.6 x 29 x 7 cm ; 2.1 Kg
  • Release Date: 14 Nov 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,905 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

  • Press the fret buttons to form notes, sustains and chords
  • Just like strumming strings on a real guitar, press the strum bar to activate notes
  • Use the whammy bar to create your own unique sounds
  • Guitar controller only - a guitar hero game required to play, not included

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best... 17 Jun 2009
By Gizmo
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have played and owned more or less every guitar hero controller that has come out and believe me when i say, this is the best one yet. The buttons aren't hard to press, they don't get stuck, and it just feels a lot smoother in a way... I don't guarantee anything, but i play a whole lot better with it. Also, the fact that it isn't wireless is so much better for people like me, you don't need to go around looking for spare batteries or a charger all the time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best game and controller 14 May 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
i love this controller much better then the one that came with legends of rock which comes in two bits and was very loose and kept missing the green and yellow notes . this one is the perfect size for me and being wired doesnt have the same problems as the wireless ones
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good. 24 Aug 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Reliable and good fun, although smaller than GH3 guitar. Compatible with all Guitar Hero and Rockband games.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Hero X Plorer Wired Guitar Controller 1 Jan 2010
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Excellent guitar. Purchased for use with Lego Rock Band for my 8 year old son. He found it easy to "strum" until he can multi task with the colour coded keys also!!. The strap adjusts to fit kids (and Adults to play when the children have gone to bed!!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Controller, best yet. 2 May 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've always found that the wireless guitars break after just a couple of months of plaing with them. I have now had this one for over a year and it has not degenerated in any way. The strum bar registers instantly and still has not failed to register a strum depite the battering it has encountered. The buttons never get stuck as they have done on previous guitars that i have had - although at first some of the buttons may seem quite stiff they soon loosen up. I saw a review that said you cant use the back/select button to activate star power; this is a myth, the star power can be activated using the back/select button or by tipping your controller vertically if the option to do so is selected. Overall I give this a good 9/10, I see no fault with it, yet i am hard to please... I always think there is room for improvement, even if i can't see where it could be improved.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A controller like Hetfield's guitar! 16 Jun 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought Guitar Hero: Metallica and this controller came as a gift. I also have Rock Band 2 and its controllers, so this controller is a different one than the Rock Band guitar controller. The Guitar Hero guitar controller seems better to me, because the buttons that correspond to each note are not continuous. This way, it's easier to recognize the whereabouts of your hand on the buttons without having to look at them. A special bump on the yellow button (the middle one) helps too.

Furthermore, combining the Rock Band controllers (drum kit, guitar & microphone) with this guitar controller, we can now enjoy both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: Metallica as a full 4-piece band!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 25 Aug 2014
Very pleased with this, bought it because my previous wireless guitar broke. Exactly as described - the USB cable slots into the Xbox 360 console, and away you go! The cable doesn't really bother me, in fact it will save me money in future because it doesn't require batteries like my old guitar.
Comes with various stickers to stick onto the guitar, and a strap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy controller 13 Jun 2009
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My husband has been using one of these ever since GH 2 came out, which was over 2 years ago. It's very sturdy and he likes the feel of it. I moved onto a newer model but no matter what gets released, he sticks to his trusty white explorer :-)
Good guitar, definitely worth getting as it's a lot more reliable than the new guitars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic purchase
Good purchase. Guitar looks good and comes with a sticker set you can decorate it with. Also it is not wireless but the cord is very long and you will be able to sit comfortably on... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Meghan
2.0 out of 5 stars Should of got normal one.
I should of got a normal one. My son does not play on this and it came out once and then that was it. I should of got the normal, standard one as what a waste of money!
Published 11 months ago by Rylan's Siren X
5.0 out of 5 stars Am is best grandad
Bought it for my grand son, just asked him to mark it out of 5 , he said 5 wants another for is brother, is mum said he can't keep of it
Published 18 months ago by Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars One happy kid
My son broke his original guitar so this was a replacement, one that he is well happy with, great result and once again, a fantastic delivery service from Amazon, less than 48... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Graeme D Claridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
The design of the guitar is there. I'm sure you know what Guitar Hero is and how it works. You either like the design or you don't. Read more
Published on 6 Jan 2012 by Aidan M
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
i had this guitar free when i purchased the guitar hero world tour complete box, and i have used this guitar more than any of the others, I've had the official guitar hero, 3,... Read more
Published on 9 Nov 2011 by W.Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality controller
It looks cheap and white and plasticky, but seems to be reliable and good quality. I have used it for nearly two years and it works perfectly. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2011 by Karl Drinkwater
1.0 out of 5 stars music
this guitar was returned as i wanted a wireless guitar for my grandson so am unable to give a comment
Published on 3 Jan 2011 by tammy
2.0 out of 5 stars If they were selling them for £9.99 it might just be worth it for a...
Having played with the good quality guitar controller that came with the guitar hero world tour game, I can only describe this controller as a terribly shoddy piece of cheap... Read more
Published on 28 Oct 2010 by Alex
2.0 out of 5 stars Great guitar, but big flaw.
I bought one of these recently, as I assumed my other one was broken. Whenever I plugged my mic in, other people would hear a massive interference from me. Read more
Published on 14 Oct 2010 by Shaun James
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