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Rock Band Drum set PS3/Xbox 360 $29.99 at Circuit City


#1 kevgret   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1145 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:51 PM

Credit goes to Maxenxero over at SD:

Rockband Drum Set PS3 & Xbox 360 $30 @ Circuit City
Rockband Drum set for Xbox 360 $30
http://www.circuitci...?oid=204522&c=1


Rockband Drum set for PS3 $30

http://www.circuitci...4199f0fp0c0s520

#2 hothitter   CAG 4 Life CAGiversary!   325 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:05 AM

Yup, I was just about to post this myself. I picked up a set for 360 since I sold mine right @ RB1 launch.

#3 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9878 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:10 AM

I'm tempted to pick this up since I have heard bad things about how long the Drum (the drum pads themselves and especially the kick pedal) lasts. I just got Rockband Special Edition for PS2 on Friday from the Hot Topic deal and I know I have the 60 day warranty but for anyone that had their drum set break, how long did it last before it broke?

#4 langdon_alger   Phlebitis! CAGiversary!   1083 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:16 AM

I've had 2 sets of RB 1 drums (one since launch and 1 since Feb) and they still both work perfectly...never any trouble.

#5 tomwaits1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   456 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:16 AM

I saw the Nyko Frontman guitar (PS3) for $19.99 at Circuit City today too. It doesn't seem to be available online anymore, but my local store had a bunch of them.

#6 NSpectreGarrus   CAGosaurus Rex! CAGiversary!   759 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:33 AM

I probably had mine two months before I busted my kick pedal in the middle of the Boston song, and I have to hit the red drum harder than the rest for it to register.

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#7 Knowles360   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   21 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:48 AM

Very cool deal. They might not be the most durable product, but for 30 bucks why not? Now I have a cheap set of drums to add to the cheap GHWT bundle I ordered from Red Octane.

#8 Theenternal   CAG got me pregnant CAGiversary!   2548 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:49 AM

out of the 5 drum sets between me and my friends, 4 have had broken stomp pedals. I modded mine with a splint duct tape/knives, before it broke. I modded my drums with coins inside to help with sensitivity. Nether of these really void the warranty and helps the longevity of the equipment. I would purchase this if only I knew down the road I would be getting a pair with symbols
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#9 albino_hippo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1025 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:50 AM

Was just about to post this too :o
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#10 Griffey867   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:55 AM

would these work with the new guitar hero for 360?

#11 dim2192   CAG Veteran Banned   545 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:56 AM

would these work with the new guitar hero for 360?

Yes

Im so happy I just ordered a set via in store pickup. Retail price is $90
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#12 Griffey867   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:03 AM

[quote name='dim2192']Yes[/quote]

Cool. Thanks!

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Im so happy I just ordered a set via in store pickup. Retail price is $90[/QUOTE]
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Seems like the price is now around $50 (just checked elsewhere online). Thing is there are 4 "drums" so in GH I'm guessing you cannot do modes that include the 5th color orange?

#13 41down   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1082 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:08 AM

just got a set of these (360) for about $34 shipped from amazon yesterday. they had a damaged box and thats how i got them for the cheaper price...however the drums are completely fine and brand new. guess i couldve saved a few bucks if i wouldve waited..oh well.

i also just picked up the rock band 2 game disc for only $20 used from my family video. the disc is spotless, not a scratch on it. i already had ghwt w/ guitar so for about $50 i was able to get rock band 2 with rock band 1 drums. not too shabby i guess.

#14 loserboy   The Cubs STILL suck! CAGiversary!   1098 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:14 AM

Just ordered them for in store pick up, I'll get them tomorrow after work...have a set of GHWT drums, picked these up as extras...Thanks OP

#15 VxExLxVxExT   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:51 AM

Yes

Im so happy I just ordered a set via in store pickup. Retail price is $90

they do work with GHWT, but they DON'T work when you try to play GHWT on XBL, for whatever reason they don't allow you to use RB drums with GHWT on Xbox Live. they will work fine for everything else though...

Thing is there are 4 "drums" so in GH I'm guessing you cannot do modes that include the 5th color orange?

the game will know that you're using the RB drums, and eliminate the orange row, so you will see the same 4 rows that you would if you were playing RB...

Just go for it... it's only $330... you can't even buy a decent hooker with that kind of cash anymore.


#16 CYRiX   Banned Banned   2228 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:55 AM

360 is OUT OF STOCK online.
I decided against buying some things I bidded on a lowball auction. Didn't know it'd be a big problem. Sue me.

#17 Antic   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1809 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 04:39 AM

Tempted.

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#18 KueMan10   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   336 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:44 AM

Man, I'm tempted to get this. But I think I may wait on a deal for the RB2 drums.

#19 Justin42   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3643 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:51 AM

Man, I'm tempted to get this. But I think I may wait on a deal for the RB2 drums.


I'm in the same boat. I have fairly decently working RB1 drums already but I thought for the price having spare parts would be good... but I keep seeing how the RB2 drums are supposedly a bit better anyway, seems silly to spend money on another iffy set if the newer ones are better anyway (And less likely to break in the long run).

#20 Z_meista   The Paragon CAGiversary!   946 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:53 AM

nice deal

#21 Skexis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   237 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:02 AM

I'm tempted to pick this up since I have heard bad things about how long the Drum (the drum pads themselves and especially the kick pedal) lasts. I just got Rockband Special Edition for PS2 on Friday from the Hot Topic deal and I know I have the 60 day warranty but for anyone that had their drum set break, how long did it last before it broke?


The pads will last you quite a while given that you aren't looking for expert level performance from them, 24/7. I play everything on hard/expert, and I've had a few missed notes on the red pad in particular, but not enough for me to get fed up with it altogether.

The kick pedal is another thing entirely. You WILL want to get a metal replacement kit for your pedal, preferably with hinge replacement, if you plan on playing this to any great length. (or if you have friends over who will pound on it) It's not a question of if, but when for the pedal. I play off and on with my roommate, so I wasn't putting it to daily use, but I could tell it was cracking for a while, so I treated it with kid gloves. Just a week ago it snapped, so I folded and bought the new kit.

As for the Rock Band 2 kit, it's nice and all, but the velocity sensitive stuff adds a lot less than you might think. The only real draw is the metal-reinforced pedal, that you can do yourself for half the price. Hell, I even picked up the cymbals, but without any in-game indicator of when to use them, it's just a shot in the dark for me to figure out when to switch off. (and even then, it would just be for show)

I'd say unless you're really trying to practice on the drums, or you're an expert level player looking for an edge, just stick with the original kit.

#22 wowzors   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   257 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:12 AM

Is there any good deal on Rockband 1 or 2 (Guitar + Game) for black friday or in general? I have always wanted the game but 180 for the whole set is killing me, im still mad I didnt get in on the hot topic deal.

#23 oemor   Bubble Pop CAGiversary!   331 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:07 PM

heads up the drums for ps3/ps2 rock band 1 set is 29.99 at amazon

#24 pinoyunggoy   GO CHARGERS!!! CAGiversary!   491 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:26 PM

thanks oemor, might have to pick those up from amazon instead.

#25 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9878 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:27 PM

The pads will last you quite a while given that you aren't looking for expert level performance from them, 24/7. I play everything on hard/expert, and I've had a few missed notes on the red pad in particular, but not enough for me to get fed up with it altogether.

The kick pedal is another thing entirely. You WILL want to get a metal replacement kit for your pedal, preferably with hinge replacement, if you plan on playing this to any great length. (or if you have friends over who will pound on it) It's not a question of if, but when for the pedal. I play off and on with my roommate, so I wasn't putting it to daily use, but I could tell it was cracking for a while, so I treated it with kid gloves. Just a week ago it snapped, so I folded and bought the new kit.

As for the Rock Band 2 kit, it's nice and all, but the velocity sensitive stuff adds a lot less than you might think. The only real draw is the metal-reinforced pedal, that you can do yourself for half the price. Hell, I even picked up the cymbals, but without any in-game indicator of when to use them, it's just a shot in the dark for me to figure out when to switch off. (and even then, it would just be for show)

I'd say unless you're really trying to practice on the drums, or you're an expert level player looking for an edge, just stick with the original kit.



Thanks for the info, I try to be careful with the pedal but I have noticed that if my foot doesn't push down on the pedal enough, it won't register and what you said about the pedal confirmed what I was afraid of, that it is only a matter of time before it breaks.

#26 ohvermie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   292 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:40 PM

Picked up a set of these on the PS2/3 during my lunch break. Guess they're selling pretty well as I picked up the "last set." Box was beat to crap, but hopefully the drums themselves are in good shape.

For those that have RMA'd the drums after RB2's release, has EA been sending out the RB2 pedals/drums as replacements? If so, something might just have to happen to my drum set in the next 90 days. o_O

There's also a pending class action law suit against EA over the flimsy drum pedals, who knows what the settlement will yield, but I'd probably hold onto the receipt for claims later on.

#27 VxExLxVxExT   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:36 AM

Man, I'm tempted to get this. But I think I may wait on a deal for the RB2 drums.

why? anyone that's tried both will tell you that the RB1 drums (the QM, not the EL) are better than the RB2 drums...

the only good thing about the RB2 drums is that their wireless, and that the posts have markings on them so that you can make sure that the pads are even when you adjust the height, but that's about it. the drums will sometimes shut off in the middle of a song because of battery issues due to vibrations from hitting the pads. the pads bubble only after a few days of playing, it happened to my red and green pad really bad, and the red one was bad after only one long day of playing. and the pedal, even though it has a metal plate, will still break if you're not careful.



spend $30 on the RB1 drum kit (just make sure you get QM kit though, it's much better than the EL kit, and i've used both)...

http://www.circuitci...fm=Toolbox Cart



spend $30 on a good throne...

http://www.guitarcen...427-i1415299.gc



spend $10 on good sticks...

http://www.guitarcen...115-i1136051.gc



spend $17 on a good set of silencers...

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1713.m153.l1262



and for bascially for less than the cost of just the RB2 drumset, you're fully loaded with a really good RB1 drumset. the OEM pedal is fine if you plan on playing Medium or Hard, but once you hit the Expert level you will want to replace it, because doing triple kicks with it is near impossible. it all depends on how far you want to take it, me personally, i have more fun playing Hard than anything else and the OEM pedal is fine for me...



and for the record, i only play drums on RB2 and i use everything i posted, i'm not just posting cheap garbage to prove my point. it's worth every penny...

Just go for it... it's only $330... you can't even buy a decent hooker with that kind of cash anymore.


#28 venompsx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   59 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:44 AM

why? anyone that's tried both will tell you that the RB1 drums (the QM, not the EL) are better than the RB2 drums...

the only good thing about the RB2 drums is that their wireless, and that the posts have markings on them so that you can make sure that the pads are even when you adjust the height, but that's about it. the drums will sometimes shut off in the middle of a song because of battery issues due to vibrations from hitting the pads. the pads bubble only after a few days of playing, it happened to my red and green pad really bad, and the red one was bad after only one long day of playing. and the pedal, even though it has a metal plate, will still break if you're not careful.



spend $30 on the RB1 drum kit (just make sure you get QM kit though, it's much better than the EL kit, and i've used both)...

http://www.circuitci...fm=Toolbox Cart



spend $30 on a good throne...

http://www.guitarcen...427-i1415299.gc



spend $10 on good sticks...

http://www.guitarcen...115-i1136051.gc



spend $17 on a good set of silencers...

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1713.m153.l1262



and for bascially for less than the cost of just the RB2 drumset, you're fully loaded with a really good RB1 drumset...



and for the record, i only play drums on RB2 and i use everything i posted, i'm not just posting cheap garbage to prove my point. it's worth every penny...


Thank you for the detailed list of info. Is there also a place to go for the metal pad upgrade for the pedal? And maybe a quick install guide for someone not as savvy?
Also, how can you tell which is QM or EL without actually seeing the drum set? I know by looking at my set which it is, but not from the box.

Thanks!

Edited by venompsx, 25 November 2008 - 03:45 AM.
More info


#29 VxExLxVxExT   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:21 AM

Is there also a place to go for the metal pad upgrade for the pedal? And maybe a quick install guide for someone not as savvy?

the medal pad upgrade is only worth it if you've doing it to repair an already broken pedal, because there is still pressure on the pedal with or without the metal pad, so it will still break in the same exact spot if you use it long enough. the only real upgrade is to either replace the entire pedal with a metal pedal or replace the entire pedal with an upgraded pedal. the Mega Pedal metal replacement pedal is good, and there's a detailed video on youtube on how to install it with ordinary tools.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...2|39:1|240:1318






Also, how can you tell which is QM or EL without actually seeing the drum set? I know by looking at my set which it is, but not from the box.

you can't tell without opening the box, which is why it's best to buy one in store rather than ordering it online, so at least you can open the box to see which one you're getting. basically, if the front of the box is facing you, the inside of the left tab has the serial number of the kit stamped on it, so just look at it and look for either the QM or EL at the end. also both models are packaged differently, the EL pads can be removed from the box without removing anything and you have to remove the packaging with the posts and sticks to get to the QM pads, but it's easier ad will attract less attention to just check the serial number on the inside of the tab...

Just go for it... it's only $330... you can't even buy a decent hooker with that kind of cash anymore.


#30 KueMan10   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   336 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:39 AM

why? anyone that's tried both will tell you that the RB1 drums (the QM, not the EL) are better than the RB2 drums...

the only good thing about the RB2 drums is that their wireless, and that the posts have markings on them so that you can make sure that the pads are even when you adjust the height, but that's about it. the drums will sometimes shut off in the middle of a song because of battery issues due to vibrations from hitting the pads. the pads bubble only after a few days of playing, it happened to my red and green pad really bad, and the red one was bad after only one long day of playing. and the pedal, even though it has a metal plate, will still break if you're not careful.



spend $30 on the RB1 drum kit (just make sure you get QM kit though, it's much better than the EL kit, and i've used both)...

http://www.circuitci...fm=Toolbox Cart



spend $30 on a good throne...

http://www.guitarcen...427-i1415299.gc



spend $10 on good sticks...

http://www.guitarcen...115-i1136051.gc



spend $17 on a good set of silencers...

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1713.m153.l1262



and for bascially for less than the cost of just the RB2 drumset, you're fully loaded with a really good RB1 drumset. the OEM pedal is fine if you plan on playing Medium or Hard, but once you hit the Expert level you will want to replace it, because doing triple kicks with it is near impossible. it all depends on how far you want to take it, me personally, i have more fun playing Hard than anything else and the OEM pedal is fine for me...



and for the record, i only play drums on RB2 and i use everything i posted, i'm not just posting cheap garbage to prove my point. it's worth every penny...


Nice info, thanks! What are QM and EL drums though?