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Do you need to have drums to play GHWT or is it an added bonus if you do? I only ask b/c currently I only have the two guitars from GH Legends of Rock.
At some point I'll throw down the money for drums but not yet
you don't have to have the drums to play either game. you could use both games for guitar play only
and as for the rb1 set for $99...that's not that bad of a deal, but consider these opinions of mine:
1) the rb1 guitar blows. don't even bother with it, go buy a used x-plorer gh2 guitar (assuming you have a 360, if you don't, go buy a used wireless sg)
2) the rb1 drums aren't THAT bad out of the box, but with a little modification, they are a lot better. i went out and bought a sheet of adhesive foam and a sheet of adhesive felt. cut the foam out to fit the drumpads, stuck the foam on the pads, then stuck the felt on the foam. this makes the pads quieter and also allows for more bounce on your sticks. also..don't play too hard with the pedal, or it might break. i recommend some sort of reinforcement
even if you did get that bundle for rb1, and then bought the other guitar and the mod for the drums, it's less than a full rb2 bundle
and i gotta wonder get up and go, what level difficulty you play on?
EDIT: forgot to mention to dolphins9954, if you buy that rb1 set for $99, you can then export 55/58 of the rb1 songs and put them on your harddrive for $5 (as long as you're online to get the update/download code). then, you could take the rb1 disc and trade it in towards rb2. then, you'll have all the rb1 songs available to play on rb2, as well as all of the rb2 stuff. the only 3 songs you can't export and transfer over are "enter sandman" by metallica, a cover of "paranoid" by black sabbath, and a cover of "run to the hills" by iron maiden. if you do export the rb1 songs into rb2, you could then go into your harddrive later and delete any rb1 songs that you don't care to play, so then you won't have to worry about them being played randomly in rb2
Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to go ahead and get the new RB2 bundle. I read that the guitar and drums are better than the first RB1. I rented GHWT. It's pretty fun but I've played all of the Guitar Hero's and I'm looking for something new. RB2 will do that for me. Thanks for your time.
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i dont know if its just my guitar, but for RB, the damn thing never goes into overdrive. On a side note: anyone play GH:Metallica yet? I haven't but i remember rerading somewhere that the drum set can use two pedals. How insane is that?!
and yeah..i have that problem with my guitar too (not going into overdrive, or i have to almost turn it 100 degrees for it to activate). i credit that to the guitar being a few years old with a few loose mechanics and what not. still the best guitar though (x-plorer from 360 gh2)
and yeah...you can use 2 pedals for gh:m. actually...it is possible to use 2 pedals for any of the music games, it's just that gh:m is the only one that has double bass actually charted (only if you play on expert+, for drums only). there are a few retail drum pedals out there that come with a splitter (i like the metal pedal personally) that you can hook up to your drumset to get double bass. if i remember correctly though, you still can't have one pedal pressed down and try to press down on the other pedal. you can only have one pedal pressed down at a time to get credit for the notes, so that takes some getting used to