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Starpex PS3/PS2 Authentic Wood Guitar Controller (PS3 60GB and 80GB Compatible Only)

by Starpex
Platform : PlayStation2, PlayStation 3
11 customer reviews

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  • Compatible with Guitar Hero and Rock Band!
  • High quality 10 - button design for enhanced responsiveness
  • Instrument quality wood body, neck and headstock
  • High speed 2.4 ghz wireless technology
  • Optional cable for wired connectivity (included)
  • Easy access starpower / overdrive button
  • Improved whammy bar for easier access and durability
  • Modular design allows for alternate body styles
  • Guitar strap and 3 premium AA batteries Included
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Game Information

  • Platform:    PlayStation2, PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B001CBBBMW
  • Product Dimensions: 115.5 x 46 x 10 cm ; 3.6 Kg
  • Release Date: 27 Feb. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,144 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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NOTE: This Starpex Guitar Controller is not compatible with the PS3 Slim Console.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dimitrius Page on 3 April 2010
OK so I'll start by saying that I had intended to buy the LogitechLogitech Wireless Guitar (PS2/PS3) guitar but then while browsing I noticd this. The price was a lot lower for what seemed a much better piece of kit.
The guitar was very well made and felt great to wear. It is much more of a real guitar than the plastic toys that you get with Rock Band or Guitar Hero.
Playing the guitar is where the problems start. You have to press much harder on the buttons and after a few minutes my fingers were throbbing, even tough I am used to and play electric guitar. Th strum bar was still very noisy and I found it way too small. The whammy bar was spot on though. Also the lack of a d-pad was very irritating although it did make the guitar more realistic which I think Peak were aiming for.
In the end I sent this guitar back because it was impossible to play due to the fact that the strum bar was registering hits when I wasnt touching it although I think, and hope that this was just a fault with the particular guitar I bought.
Another thing which bugged me was that the shape was the run of the mill Strat which has been done to death.
So if you are wanting a better guitar for yor game I say pay the extra and go for the Logditech.
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I have had the Starpex Guitar for a good half a year now. When I bought it, I was loving it. The buttons felt great, the strummer was silent and smooth. It felt a million times better than the Guitar Hero III guitar that's for sure.

But now, a few problems have arisen. The buttons aren't as responsive as they once were, and they sometimes feel they are sticking slightly. This becomes VERY obvious when you play some quick combos. There is a big difference between the top neck buttons (the ones you use pretty much all the time) and the combo buttons down the neck now. The combo buttons feel like the top neck buttons used too.

Now, I haven't played this thing into the ground. When I bought Guitar Hero II way back when, I was on that thing A LOT. Met up with friends a few times a week and played till the sun went down etc. That guitar that came with that game is still in perfect working order. So, after spending.... £140, I'd expect at least the same quality from this.... and it just isn't there.

The strummer: Oh god the strummer. This was lovely. Then after around 24 hours of play, it started squeeking, and has got worse ever since. I have worked out the reason for this, is the plastic of the strum bar rubbing against the metal bar that's put through the inside of it. So, apart from using WD40, which might not work... and risking it getting into the electronics of the thing, I can't get rid of it.

Basically. From my experience, don't buy it, because it just isn't worth the price. If you have the money, I strongly recommend forgetting this, and take a look at the logitech model. It's licenced for Guitar Hero... but it does work perfectly on Rock Band 2 as well.

Otherwise... stick with the original guitars tbh.
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Just a quick note to say that if you're in two minds whether to buy one of these items or not, you will not be disappointed if you do so. It's a quality piece of kit and has rekindled my waning interest in the guitar element of the RB/GH games (have been playing plastic drums instead mostly of late)...!!

Sure, it's a bit weighty but no more so than a real guitar (not that I have much first hand experience!) but I particularly liked the way it worked on both RB/GH straight from the box, with no messing around configuring or the like - it just plugged in and off I went.

The white plastic bits look much better in real life than they do in photographs, and the body and neck are well finished and super quality. Buttons and strum bar are all fine too, no problems there.

Hope this helps if you are undecided - it's a lovely gadget to have and the ultimate GH/RB tool (except for maybe the official Fender controller for XBOX which is $299 in the US and as far as I know not available in the UK!!)
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By S. M. on 2 April 2014
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Defiantly recommend this guitar for Guitar/Rock band. Considering I only paid £25, I feel this is a great buy and would have paid more. The build quality is second to none and the buttons are sensitive and do not require you to press too hard. It is definitely much better than the standard Guitar Hero/Rock band guitars although it is twice as heavy due to the neck being made of wood.

This also works on the PC game Frets on Fire using the USB cable provided. I looked on every forum before buying the guitar but nobody had confirmed if this guitar was PC compatible and took a bit of a gamble. However. my gamble paid off and am more than happy with the product.
I haven't tried playing it wirelessly on PC yet but I feel the game would react as quickly
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Moore on 3 Mar. 2009
Forget about namby pamby plastic guitars this baby is the real thing!!!
It's full size - just like a real guitar
It's has wood construction - just like a real guitar
It has a quality body, neck and headstock - just like a real guitar
It's the nearest you can get to playing the guitar without actually having any musical skills.
Enjoy my friends, enjoy.
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