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Lego Guitar Hero Controller 3: Fender Jazz Bass
The third Lego controller I have made for Guitar Hero, based off of a Fender Jazz Bass.
About this creation


This is my third Lego guitar, made for use with the Playstation 2 versions of Guitar Hero. While the Explorer and Warlock guitars are regular six-string guitars, this controller is a four-string bass guitar, modeled after a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass guitar.

I gutted the real controller, taking out the electronic boards and special working components, and placed them inside a Lego chassis of my design. Every working part works as well as they do in the real controller. As with the Warlock I had to make Lego extensions for the Start and Select buttons, but, using spring bricks, it is hardly noticeable. The Whammy Bar is in a more awkward position than on the other two controllers, due to the strange position of the Start/Select buttons. The Strum bar is fabricated from Technic pieces, as it was on the Warlock. I had discovered that the design of the Lego Strum Bar made it very hard for someone to strum quickly, so I developed a new model that is displayed below.

The guitar took four days to make and, build-wise and playabilty-wise, is the best out of the three so far. The guitar was critically damaged the day I was preparing a YouTube video for it. It was knocked over and the connections to the fret board buttons were severed. It is now deconstructed.

In response to "Gibson Jazz Bass (NOT)," I would like to mention two things. One is that I had correctly named the guitar in the real information (which you probably did not read), and the Gibson part was a mistype. Two, I don't care about the opinion of a nameless poster too afraid to leave an email address. As for playing guitar? Yes, I do.



Full Guitar

The guitar in its entirety. For some reason, I love the way this shot looks. Maybe the urban look that the worklight wire shadows give?










Family Snapshot

The controller is, of course, larger than the normal Red Octane controller, and is a little larger than a Fender Stratocaster, just like in real life.






Scratch Plate (Pick Guard)

Lego Guitar Hero Controller

I tried replicating the shape of the scratch plate (also called a Pick Guard) as much as possible. The Whammy Bar is in much closer proximity to the strum bar than on any of my other previous guitars.






Button Area

Lego Guitar Hero Controller


The heat-reactant U.F.O. stickers denote the working buttons. The large button is the Select button. The one below it is the Start button. The one below that is an aesthetic, non-functional button. All three knobs can turn. Notice that the I/O cord comes out where the amp jack cable would be on the real guitar.




Pickups

A new pickup design. Personally, I like the chrome elements.










Bar and Body

Lego Guitar Hero Controller

The new strum bar design.








Logo

Lego Guitar Hero Controller

My crude attempt at replicating the look of the Fender "F" logo.










Back Pegs

Lego Guitar Hero Controller

The back of the headstock.











Pegs

Lego Guitar Hero Controller

The large bass pegs.











Fret Buttons

Lego Guitar Hero Controller

Jewel-encrusted, black-entrenched, fret buttons. I kept the translucent piece look of the Warlock.









Fret Button Refit

Lego Guitar Hero Controller



With the purchase of General Grievous' Starfighter, I finally acquired enough tan-colored tiles to re-texture the fret button area of the controller.

I got rid of the black on the board and replaced it with tan, and replaced the black on the buttons with brown.




Tilt Sensor

Lego Guitar Hero Controller

The exposed tilt sensor, kept in place by two riveted panels.







Buttons and Whammy Bar

Lego Guitar Hero Controller


To the left is the Whammy Bar, and to the right is the Start/Select Button board. The short length of the S/S Button board forced me to place the Whammy Bar in an awkward position.




Strum Bar

Lego Guitar Hero Controller





I fabricated the Strum Bar out of Technic. Typically, it aids user grip. However, so far, it has made it harder to strum extremely fast passages for extended amounts of time (i.e. Six, Misirlou, Play With Me, The Light That Blinds, Hangar 18). I made a new strum bar that fixes that problem.




Comments

 I like it 
  December 19, 2013
Rockin' stuff, dude! What stuns me is that this is a working model!!! Five stars from a fellow guitar player!
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  December 19, 2013
Fantastic! simply fantastic! I like the fact, that its 'playable' combined with well done authenticness!
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  December 19, 2013
Nice work! Congrats on MOTD!
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  April 29, 2012
Excellent work! Congrats on MOTD!
  April 29, 2012
My jaw hit the ground when I saw this creation,is someone paying you to make creations like this?
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  April 29, 2012
Looks like exactly the real! Congrats on MOTD!
  April 29, 2012
Wow! This is a super cool guitar!! I love it!!!
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  May 15, 2011
you play bass? i do! nice creation
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  August 27, 2010
speechless.....
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  December 16, 2008
Wow. Just... wow. That looks just like a Fender Jazz Bass! Man, if you could post some instructions...? No, I don't expect that, but it'd be cool. :) Now I'm SURE I want an ASJBV for Christmas. :D
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  July 17, 2008
Woah! great job! the electric stuff must be a pain... good luck with moctag!
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  July 2, 2008
way cool!!!!!!!!!!!p.s. i just got guirtar hero on tour yesterday its so fun!
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  June 26, 2008
Holy! You should sell this thing on eBay! I would definitely buy this. Try doing a Rock Band one next time.
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  April 14, 2008
I SAW YOU MAKE IT , NOW I WANT TO SEE YOU PLAY IT.!!!OUT!!!
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  February 27, 2008
thats fricken amazing. thought it was the real thing
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  October 6, 2007
AWSOME! Check out my guitars! (I did't convert them to guitar hero controllers or anything)
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  September 27, 2007
Very cool. Good job.
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  September 8, 2007
Ummm....... Yeah.... uhhh.... speechless..... it totally rocks......!
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  September 4, 2007
WOW this is really good and creative, keep making things just like this!
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  August 21, 2007
I love how theres a bunch of random guitar adds floating around your page lol. This new guitar is amazing though! How do you do it?! The detail is incredible and so is the realism. Another success in my opinion.
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  August 21, 2007
Ok Gibson Jazz Bass (NOT!!) This is a Video game controler that is mad from lego and really works!!! maybe you should figure out he is not trying to make a real guitar and give a better review. YOU DID GREAT THIS IS SO KEWL DONT LISTEN TO THE MR.CLUELESS OVER HERE IT ROCKS!!
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  August 20, 2007
My fav- Bob
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  August 20, 2007
I can see why OPS3M UK are very excited about you ;-) Brilliant work.
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  August 19, 2007
A life size guitar made from Lego would be impressive enough. Hooking it up to your video game system so you can actually play it? Amazing. The phrase "this rocks" is overused, but particularly apt here. DUDE, THIS ROCKS!
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  August 19, 2007
This is probably the most awesome thing I have ever seen... Haha, where did you get this idea? Building a life size LEGO guitar is one thing, but putting the GH2 controller parts inside of it is just so ingenious... Great job!
 I like it 
  August 19, 2007
Sweet! This is probably my favorite of your guitars.
 
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