Drum roll please.....
It had to ride in the back of the truck on the way home. I can't even remember the last time I had something back there that wasn't home improvement related. Come to think of it, this is home improvement related as well!
Are ya feeling the suspense yet?
Honey, I'm home!
Here's my old set-up for the Rock Band game. It will be getting set aside for a while until a) I need to take a break from Guitar Hero, and/or b) Rock Band 2 for the Playstation 2 come out. I wait to wait for that SOB also! (I, apparently, do not like waiting.)
I thought the box would be bigger, but it's rather compact.
Finally! Now we're getting to the good stuff!
That's a nice look for the fake, plastic, Fisher-Price-esque guitar. That sunburst-y faux-wood-y kind of look. They included a bunch of stickers for the face of it. The stickers are cool, but they just don't match this particular faceplate. Maybe I'll put them on the other guitar.
I have high hopes for this guitar. It's weightier than the original one. It doesn't seem to have a magnetic contact for the strum bar, which is good for me. I like it when it clicks. It keeps me aware of what I'm doing when. (I named my other guitar Mr. Clickety. It helps when everything has a name. The voices in my head keep track of each other better that way.)
Ah, the simple pleasures in life such as putting together fake drums on a Sunday afternoon.
Apparently, not only are the Guitar Hero folks concerned about us putting the components together correctly, they are also concerned about us opening the instruction booklet correctly as well. Here you can see the lovely, easy to understand diagram that shows us how to unfold the very piece of paper that we had to unfold to read how to unfold it. Genius, I'm telling you. Sheer genius.
Assembling these drums will not be the easiest thing I've done all day. It's a good thing I have my instructions. If I only knew how to unfold them.
OK, so they look cool, but they might have a bit of a flaw in the design. They really needed a bar going between the two sides down at the bottom. It's going to take some work to get it firmly grounded so it doesn't wobble. It is sturdier than the drums for Rock Band, but because of that missing bar (why was I not consulted for this is what I want to know), they seem a little flimsy. We'll see what kind of damage I can or cannot do to them before a final judgment is handed down.
The guitar was totally easy to put together. Snap the neck thing in the body thing and attach the strap and you're good to go! This could be my new controller of choice. And it would be a welcomed change, as it is definitely a step up from the Play-Skool version of yore.
The final product in its entirety!!
Finally. My day is finally here. Wait. Is it daytime still? I've been playing away at it ever since. What happened to that big, glowing, yellow ball in the sky? The sun went down when?!?! It's what time?!?! (Wow. Those guys in line were right about the Red Bull. Huh.)Sphere: Related Content