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Guitar Hero(1-4)Rock band broken whammy bar how to fix

This instructable will show you how to fix a whammy bar that isn't springing back.

The same method will work with guitar hero 1 ,2 ,3 ,4's guitars (it will possibly work for Rock Band's guitar)

you will need:
1. small philips screwdriver
2. small 6 wing screwdriver (I'm not exactly sure what they're called)
3. a spring made of 1 millimeter wire that is at least as tall as the guitar if it's to tall then you can cut it to the size of the guitar and a 1/2 of an inch in diameter.
4.a hot glue gun
5. a broken whammy bar :)

why the whammy bar isn't springing back.
Ether the tiny piece of plastic is broken off of the whammy pars rotating axes ,the anchor could have broken off ,or the spring its self broke. Makes the Guitar sound really cruddy doesn't it?

Step 1: What you need

you will need:
1. small philips screwdriver
2. small 6 wing screwdriver (I'm not exactly sure what they're called)
3. a spring made of 1 millimeter wire that is at least as tall as the guitar if it's to tall then you can cut it to the size of the guitar and a 1/2 of an inch in diameter.
4. a hot glue gun
5. a broken whammy bar :)

Step 2: Disect the guitar

Picture of Disect the guitar
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time to see what's in this animal. Guitar Hero 1-3 ,and rock band's screws are on the back ;and Guitar hero 4's screws are under the face plate.

pic 1 gh4

pic 2 gh3

I don't have hg2's guitar

Nor do I have hg1's guitar

or rock band's Guitar.

those of you with of brand guitars I don't know if it will work but the odds are it will.
 
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baseaball15 years ago
Another super simple fix is to get a rubber band and but around the whammy bar and the strap nut on the end. It works amazingly and you don't have to take apart your guitar =D
Genius! now why didn't i think of that......? i ve already tried taking apart my GH2 'troller. I HAD to take out the little broken tab; it kept rattling every time i tilted! my problem was that i couldn't figure out a good replacement tab that would hold up to me slamming on it. W/ a rubber band, i can just keep popping 'em on. YAY!
Glad that helped =D
Plus you can adjust the amount of rubberbands to make it feel more realistic, or easier, depending on your preference.
Owenmon5 years ago
i'm getting rock band 2 fo teh wii on christmas :D
the_burrito_master (author)  Owenmon5 years ago
cool have fun.
Thanks. I hear that the have a weekly song list update online! Good thing i have a routor :D
the_burrito_master (author)  Owenmon5 years ago
yeah they do.
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Ooohhh! I love that song!
they didn't ): like half of the songs are from the 60s-90s XD

FAIL

No... win! That's when most of the song with great parts for all the instruments were made, all the new stuff in GH4 sucks when it comes to the guitar part.
You have a point, there... A good one... Agreed.
Concurred!
the_burrito_master (author)  Owenmon5 years ago
blaaa. I don't know that song and I don't think I want too.
Trust me... you don't... -_-
Haha, now I hate it. =P

Rock Band 2 has shown me the epic-awesomeness of Classic Rock and Metal! :-D
Lol, it's awesome. Although there is a mild amount of swearing, witch i kind of don't mind
I hate that the Whammy bar will slowly slide down, and even when you hold it up it makes the song sound weird.
Raiden975 years ago
i want my guitar to turn on...
the_burrito_master (author)  Raiden975 years ago
maybe try changing the batteries. lol I cant do any thing about your broken gh controller.
its not the batteries
the_burrito_master (author)  Raiden975 years ago
ok then go ether get it serviced or open it up and look for something wrong with it.
i got a new one
So? Try and get it working anyway, then you'll have two! =D
it is working...the new one is, but the old one isnt, and i think the old one broke because this watery stuff got in it when i was cleaning it
Owenmon5 years ago
first view (w00t~!)
the_burrito_master (author)  Owenmon5 years ago
lol how much more off topic can you get?
egshenarf?
That much... >_>
yerjoking5 years ago
How did you break it? And damn, lucky, I gotta wait for gh4 on 360, I can't have it till christmas :( Are the drums good? Oh and 5 stars =P.
the_burrito_master (author)  yerjoking5 years ago
MY DRUMS BROKE ON THE SECOND DAY!!!!! if you know any thing on how they work fix them your self there is an insructable for that. How I broke it. I was sitting down on the couch while the whammy bar got braced against my leg and my stomach it got squished a little and I heard a pop and it flopped down. the spring actually broke I don't know why.
Rockband is awesome!
This.... is about guitar hero... o.o
They do have a hole for the Wiimote in the back.
yup. but i wish it would go facing out the back so there wouldn't have to be a hole on the front.
They do it because they're nintendo and they're proud to play stupid-looking guitar hero controllers! =]
MisterHay5 years ago
We ended up just using an elastic band hooked over the strap peg and the whammy bar, but yours definitely looks better.
pls5 years ago
Does this have anything to do with knex.>.
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