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#61 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:28 AM

Wow, I was tempted by the $50 price on this at target.com (-5% if you have a red card), but I can't pass this up especially since I can use paypal. In for one! Thanks OP!

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#62 matthewhsh2002

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:34 AM

hmm don't need it but bought it anyways... too good to pass!
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:43 AM

And so it begins. I knew sooner or later I would begin collecting the Rock Band/Guitar Hero games. I almost started when I saw the Target deal for $50, but I managed to hold. But like one of the posters above said, $35 is a great deal and hard to pass up. Tempted to get another for an extra guitar, but I think I can find some cheap in pawn shops.

Anyways, anybody have a guide to the exportability of Rock Band/Guitar Hero games? There are so many that I'm not sure which can be exported, which need a code, etc. It's so confusing.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:45 AM

Shipped already, woohoo


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:59 AM

You're all very welcome!! Glad to hear everyone's enjoying this awesome deal. Go CAGs! 8-)

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:00 AM

And so it begins. I knew sooner or later I would begin collecting the Rock Band/Guitar Hero games. I almost started when I saw the Target deal for $50, but I managed to hold. But like one of the posters above said, $35 is a great deal and hard to pass up. Tempted to get another for an extra guitar, but I think I can find some cheap in pawn shops.

Anyways, anybody have a guide to the exportability of Rock Band/Guitar Hero games? There are so many that I'm not sure which can be exported, which need a code, etc. It's so confusing.


I'm not very sure of this either as I didn't do most of them since they want like a $10 fee or something for every code you enter to export them. I have most of the games aside from Rockband 3 and all the Rockband track pack games that only had like 15 songs for each game.

Looking through my copies I do have this information for you.
Rockband - Unsure (gutted cheap used gamestop copy)
Rockband 2 - Just a bonus tracks code on back of manual
Rockband AC/DC - Exportable to main games.
Rockband Green Day - Exportable to main games.
Band Hero - Exportable to Guitar Hero games
Guitar Hero 3 - Nothing.
Guitar Hero World Tour - Exportable to Guitar Hero games.
Guitar Hero 5 - Exportable to Guitar Hero games.
Guitar Hero Smash Hits - Exportable to Guitar Hero games.
Guitar Hero Aerosmith - Nothing.
Guitar Hero Metallica - Exportable to Guitar Hero games.
Guitar Hero Van Halen - Exportable to Guitar Hero games.
Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock - Exportable to Guitar Hero games.
DJ Hero - Exportable - Unsure what though
DJ Hero 2 - Exportable - Unsure what again

#67 jdawgg76

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:44 AM

Wow! 5$ I'll hold out for that!
But seriously, 35$ for a new item not in production anymore that you may never be able to get again? I'm in.

This exactly. This bundle has been clearanced out of all of the major B&M stores, target.com and now newegg. There can't be all that many places left that even sell it, let alone at a price like this so if you have any interest at all this may be one of your last cheap chances to get a full band kit.

Wow this is super tempting. We haven't had a Rock Band party in forever because both my guitars wore out. Not sure I wanna blow that much cash right now (would need to buy 2 of them). I haven't been able to find any guitars new or used in a long time. Considering they were traded in by so many so regularly at Gamestop you would think they would have been really cheap to replace.

Wasn't Gamestop so overrun with guitar trade ins that they were throwing away used guitars to reduce inventory at one point?

Not a bad deal at all. Seems like they never fixed the issues with the drums because people are still complaining about them as of 2 months ago. I guess if you need the guitar, it's worth it.

What are the complaints? There was an early model and a later model that had the removeable panel. The latter seemed to be better.

Until you remember that Sears blew the full band sets out for $20 (and TRU had them for $30) just last year.

Not much of a price difference and back then band kits were available at many stores. Now not so much.

Thanks OP. Bought one. I bought a Band Hero bundle off amazon from an outlet seller a year ago for $60 and completely regret it after seeing this. It came used with a busted drum stand and broken whammy bar and there was nothing I could do.

This makes for 2 drum sets, 6 guitars, and around 5 mics under my belt. Now I just need to hunt down a keyboard and some DJ Hero turntables.

If you have a Fry's around you may get lucky with a keyboard. Got the keyboard/RB3 bundle for $10 several weeks ago for 360. PS3 was the same. Also, try Sears or Big Lots for DJ Hero turntables.

Regarding the defective drums, one of the sets I purchased from TRU when they were clearing them out had a bad drum set. I simply filled out one of their warranty replacement forms on their website, printed the shipping label they provided me, and sent it off. In about a week or so I had a new set (2nd Gen re-model no less, with detachable control pad) sitting on my door-step.

I was very impressed with their warranty department. Just a heads up for people worried about the drums.

I try and mention this anytime a deal comes up on this bundle. When I opened the one I got from the Sears clearance a year ago, the wires were dry rotting on the drum kit. Called Activision and after a short wait talked to a helpful rep. He was aware of the issue occurring and blamed it on how stores store them. He had me scan the receipt and email it to him and then set me up to have a drum set shipped to me. I didn't even have to send in the defective one. Got the new set a few days later and it was either the later model or one that came with a later game because the Band Hero drum kit was no longer in production. Either way it was a new and better drum kit hassle free so don't worry about drum kit problems as it's easy to take care of.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

Wasn't Gamestop so overrun with guitar trade ins that they were throwing away used guitars to reduce inventory at one point?


I believe that is correct. They may have thrown out their entire inventory and/or sold out the rest of them because I haven't seen them in a Gamestop in a long time. I don't think I would want to buy a used one anyway as they probably would be non-functional or at least not at 100% anyway as mine are pretty much trash and I would have traded them in if I could.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:00 PM

Anyone else having trouble with their order? I ordered the kit Friday night and was charged immediately for it. However, it's been sitting on "Packaging" since then and still hasn't shipped. They still list it as "in stock" so it's not like they ran out, but I've never had anything take more than a day to ship from Newegg.
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#70 waldo21212

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:03 PM

Anyone else having trouble with their order? I ordered the kit Friday night and was charged immediately for it. However, it's been sitting on "Packaging" since then and still hasn't shipped. They still list it as "in stock" so it's not like they ran out, but I've never had anything take more than a day to ship from Newegg.


I ordered Friday afternoon and got mine today.

Also there are 2 loose Duracell batteries (not packaged together how they usually are with most electronics) with the guitar and it looks like it may have been opened/used - any one else's like this?

Edit - found the mic with the drums in the bottom box.

Edited by waldo21212, 22 August 2012 - 12:08 AM.


#71 Kerplunkuga

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:48 PM

I said f it and ordered one. I needed a new guitar and cant find any for under 20-30 bucks. Hopefully this works out.

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#72 SpecXero

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:53 AM

Anyone else having trouble with their order? I ordered the kit Friday night and was charged immediately for it. However, it's been sitting on "Packaging" since then and still hasn't shipped. They still list it as "in stock" so it's not like they ran out, but I've never had anything take more than a day to ship from Newegg.


Same here...

#73 Stimes

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:58 AM

I hope the drums won't be screwed like most are saying it is. I bought this just for the drums...


Yeah, good luck man, bought mine via TRU/BB PM probably two years ago and the plastic around the wires just crumbled off the drums, had to return it.

Edit: maybe a little less then two years, found the deal on CAG and not quite to my two year anniversery.

#74 krashhole

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:21 AM

Newegg said their status system was acting wonky. Check your email for the shipping notification.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:22 AM

the band hero kit also sports a newer drum set than the guitar hero world tour kit. it's supposed to be fewer parts and more reliable (the GHWT drums have a reputation of dying).

#76 Zbornak

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:33 AM

A few hours after I posted, I got a shipping confirmation. It won't be here until Thursday, but I'm glad it's on its way.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:50 AM

Yeah, good luck man, bought mine via TRU/BB PM probably two years ago and the plastic around the wires just crumbled off the drums, had to return it.

Edit: maybe a little less then two years, found the deal on CAG and not quite to my two year anniversery.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:05 AM

Anyways, anybody have a guide to the exportability of Rock Band/Guitar Hero games? There are so many that I'm not sure which can be exported, which need a code, etc. It's so confusing.


I spent a small fortune exporting most of mine. From what I can remember, here's the breakdown (for PS3/360):
-Rock Band 1, 2, Lego, Green Day: export fee (I think $5 for RB1 and $10 for the others), unique export code from booklet required for all except RB1
-Rock Band track packs: Free export, unique export codes from booklets required
-Beatles Rock Band: No export
-Guitar Hero World Tour, Smash Hits, GH5, Band Hero, GH Metallica: Unique codes required for all, I think, with varying export costs (World Tour being the cheapest...$4 if I remember correctly...and the others being a bit more but somewhere between $5 and $10)
-Guitar Hero Van Halen: No export

Special notes:
-Due to licensing restrictions, certain songs aren't exportable (all RB track pack songs export, though). The Rock Band games export most of their songs with maybe 5-10 left out...Band Hero exports most, too...while the Guitar Hero games are spotty, with the World Tour export containing less than half of the songs in the game.
-The exports are for play in later games (with some cross-compatibility for titles released around the same time...like GH5 songs being compatible with Band Hero and vice versa). Songs from older games will be available in the later games (like the Rock Band track packs meant for Rock Band 1 will also show up in RB2 and 3).
-I think Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock requires a free downloadable update from the psn store to be compatible with World Tour exported content

That's all I can think of offhand. Everyone feel free to add to it or correct me.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:40 PM

You should have called them. See my story a few posts up.

Meant to Thank you the other day for that post and forgot. So, Thanks!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:21 PM

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#81 guardian_owl

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

Really tempting but I don't know if I want to go down that road of collecting all these giant peripherals.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:33 PM

Got one of the 360 bundles. Was looking to get back into music gaming now that it was so cheap and needed a guitar. Not ever sure what I'm going to do with the drums. Good deal

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:37 PM

Mines coming today woohoo! Like most everyone else here, I was just looking for a Guitar controller, and they're basically $35 for a used one, if not more. When I saw this deal I had to jump on it.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:45 PM

The drums are easy as hell to fix, if they're still using 3.5mm headphone plugs just buy a male to male extension 6+ ft, cut it in half and replace it, and you'll have a spare. Pretty sure you can get away with using a stereo one. I'd suggest leaving some of the wire attached to the sensor in the pedal and splice to it rather than using the solder spots on the sensor, they melt easily, and either tape or shrink tube the exposed connection. Don't forget to tie a strain relief knot in the cable before you reassemble everything.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:48 PM

Awesome find OP. Thanks

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

Are these drums wireless?

The old bridge used to be called the new bridge.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

To someone who doesn't own any of the Rock Band peripherals and have wanted them for some time but haven't been able to find a version without people price gouging, how is this? If I didn't even care for the game itself and just wanted it for the kit, is this a decent deal? I know I see RB 1-3 software on sale all the time. Now the instruments are harder to come by.

#88 waldo21212

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

Are these drums wireless?


Nope, the drums and mic are wired, the guitar is wireless.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:39 PM

After 2 months it will end up at goodwill for 5 bucks.


That's where I'll be. I got my set from garage sales/good wills for 15$ total.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:41 PM

Are these drums wireless?

PS3 ones I think are wired. 360 Should be wireless since it uses same peripherals as Guitar Hero 5, which was wireless drum set if memory serves right.
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