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Guitar Hero III Standalone Wireless Les Paul Guitar Controller

Released on 08 February 2008

3.0 out of 5 (16 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Go head-to-head or play co-op with a friend with an extra Guitar Controller for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock!

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 Average rating (16 reviews)

 Brilliant piece of kit but with one huge flaw.....

| | See all gabriel666belfast's reviews (6)

I did things the reverse way - I bought Guitar hero 3 before 2 and with it came the Les Paul wireless controller. After completing Guitar Hero 3 (and I do mean complete) I bought the second game and decided to buy it with the wired x-plorer controller so that I had two for co-op play. Now I have both the 2nd and 3rd game and an x-plorer guitar controller as well as a Les Paul. First off the Les Paul looks and feels fantastic - much more realisic and easier to use than the x-plorer and of course battery life depends on the regularity of play. There's no denying that it feels like more like a guitar than the wired controller and looks a helluva lot cooler and gives a greater ease of play as you can jump around like an idiot all you want and not have to worry about a wire. However, given the choice between the two controllers I would always pick the x-plorer and the reason has been noted by others: the connection bewteen the neck of the guitar and the body is incredibly unreliable and is a huge design flaw, it will work fine for half an hour to an hour at the start of play and then fret buttons will start to cut out and not register (most likely green or red) - you will find that at first this won't happen but eventually, sooner or later, it will and chances are the first time, you'll think that it is because of batteries and change them.
This is incredibly frustrating, you find yourself taking the neck out and putting it back in, turning the game off and leaving it for half an hour but at the end of the day it's an incredible shame that something so innovative could be so flawed and otherwise it would get the full 5 stars.
Of course people will still buy it over the x-plorer - like i have said, when it works it's untouchable (and I have played Rock band and used that guitar and it's terrible - feels so cheap) and people have said that theirs work fine but chances are they are still relatively new and the problem I have mentioned will happen at some stage.
Overall, I would never advise against buying the Les Paul (i mean - look at it!) but make sure that you have an x-plorer as a back up and do what i do: if in the middle of playing, the auld Les Paul starts to become unresponsive then change to the x-plorer. There's nothing worse than almost completing Dragonforce 'Through the Fire and Flames' on expert and then your green button stops working.


| | See all Metalicsounds's reviews (1)

Defenitly an improvement from the gh2 controller!

Its got easier grip, the buttons are easier to use and it looks sweet! The x-plorer controller was very difficult to use but this is so easy. If ure going to a mates house you can make it easy to carry!

 Guitar Hero III Wireless Controller

| | See all ccawte's reviews (1)

This controller is a brilliant upgrade from the Guitar Hero II controller, its more comfortable and the build quality of this really shows, the neck can be easily taken off for transporting it to friends houses to rock out with them in co-op, and the face plates are interchangeable which gives you the ability to personalize your guitar with more then just the pack of stickers that comes with the game.

I can safely say that this is the best controller for Guitar Hero yet and that you would be mad to go out and buy a wired guitar controller from now on.

 Rock on!

| | See all netprime's reviews (6)

Much better then the gh2 controller, it plays nicer, much more responsive, the strap makes it more comfortable, and it certainly looks better then the X-Plorer rubbish from number 2.

Also, the buttons to work just fine, and my batteries last for around 30 hours of play, much higher then it says on the box it comes in.

Overall, lovely guitar, lovely game, so rock on! \../

 horrible guitar controller

| | See all eddie1254's reviews (10)

looks really cool and has 2 options where you attach your strap so its more comfortable. the major problem with this is that now and again the green or orange button doesnt work and says that its now pressed down when it is, also on the long notes it dpesnt hold the note. gets through batteries so fast aswell, i have both controllers and i would reccommend that you get the xplorer pad as its much more reliable and its wired so no running out of power half way through a song.

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