Saturday, March 8, 2008

Rock Band guitar: now with a string!

The music genre argument -- why don't you play a real instrument! -- gets more and more vague as industrious gamers begin to meld game instruments with the real thing. The latest in a string of Frankensteinian efforts is a modification to the Rock Band Stratocaster that bestows the guitar with real guitar strings! Well, actually it bestows the instrument with precisely one guitar string, but it's a start, right? Now you might not look quite as ridiculous when you play the game with a pick. How does it work? The string is attached to a switch (the knobby thing on the left in the image above) which is activated when pressure is applied to the string. Ingenious, we say! The only question now is how we get our hands on one. Check out a video of the mod in action after the break.

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