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. .
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.