Tag Archives: guitar

The NES Console Guitar

The title of this post is in no way misleading. This is an actual working guitar made using an NES console! This must be the coolest damn mash-up in gaming history. I’ve heard people say gaming rocks, but this is ridiculous. Ridiculously awesome. Awesomely ridiculous. Awdiculous. Including Donkey Kong knobs and Mario switches, check out the video after the jump ...

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Logitech’s $200 Guitar Hero Controller

Holy smokes! For $200, you could buy a real guitar! Look at this thing. Fake humbucker pickup, tremolo bridge, rosewood fretboard – this thing is over the top. It also apparently will get really good battery life and will work with both Rock Band and Guitar Hero titles. Hey, to each his own but I’m comfortable with the basic Fender ...

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DIY: Banjo Hero

Students at Rochester Institute of Technology were given the task of coming up with an alternative gaming controller last year. The result of one group of tinkerers is called “Oh No Banjo.” It’s an old wooden banjo hollowed out and gutted to become a Guitar Hero controller. Pretty cool, but from the looks of the pictures, these guys need to ...

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Servoelectric Guitar Requires No Tuning

Or fretting. Or skill. Or anything. This guitar is fret-less and has no tuning pegs. It uses servo motors to change the tension in the strings to get different notes out of it. Very cool, but I’d like to see Peter Frampton use it. That’s fancy and all, but how does it really work? A servoelectric guitar is a fretless ...

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Joel Johnson Visits Electro-Harmonix

Any guitarist with an array of pedals most likely has one from Electro-Harmonix. The Long Island City-based company (represent!) allowed Boing Boing’s Joel Johnson in for a video tour of the factory and the results are a spectacle to behold. Did you know that Electro-Harmonix is the largest manufacturer of vacuum tubes in the world? Neither did I. Check it ...

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Space Invaders Cross-stitched Guitar Strap

This guitar strap fills me with geek envy. Renee of The Domestic Scientist made this cross-stitched guitar strap for her husband themed after the Atari classic Space Invaders. She is well versed in the art of geekery and even bakes her own 20 sided die cookies. That’s pretty geeky. Next, she’ll be modding her husband’s guitar. We’re hoping she sticks ...

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Retail Copy Of Chinese Democracy Leaks

The time has finally come – Dr. Pepper owes me a drink. Wait, what’s this? Vince is telling me that I’m not getting my Dr. Pepper until Chinese Democracy is actually released. This pirated copy you see before you doesn’t count. Man, that sucks! At least it’s got every every track from the album, so we won’t miss out on ...

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The Demon’s Axe Guitar For Guitar Hero

Gene, the Demon, is a blood-thirsty psychotic bass-slapping machine. Nowadays, he just sits around at home banging his hot wife while he sells out more KISS merchandise. If only Ace Frehley were around to knock some sense into him. Guitar Hero World Tour has just hit store shelves and you know what – no KISS. I’m trying to think of ...

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Logitech’s Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar Is Nicer Than The Real Thing

Yes! Even more Guitar Hero guitars that, much like the players, try desperately hard to be the real thing. This time around, Logitech is releasing the gorgeous Wireless Guitar Controller Premiere Edition for $250. Screw spending the $250 on a real guitar. Real guitars are for old people. As far as fake guitars go, this thing leaves all the other ...

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Kobrin Reviews The Moog Guitar

A good pal of mine and former colleague Mike Kobrin is the go-to man for all things musical. I didn’t even know a Moog guitar existed until I saw this post on CrunchGear featuring a video of Kobrin reviewing it. It looks (and sounds) like a beautiful instrument but at $6500, it’s reserved for real rock stars. No, getting one ...

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