Introduction: Knex Rock Band/GH Bass (working)

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about a month ago,i build my own guitar for Jam Legend and Rock Band (FoFiX on PC, not the official game...) because the keyboard was boring and can't flip the laptop,lol.
i used knex and a usb trust gamepad, 8 buttons at it for 1euro
the first guitar is based on the Guitar Hero II guitar,but in mirror. skinny, irregular strum size but it had 5 solo frets (totally 10 frets) :p
i turned it in a bass,cleaner,solid, fixed strum,no annoying double strum,only 5 frets, whammy bar(analog soon, on/off for now). heavier than a GH guitar
took me 2 days to make first one, another 2 days for the bass. frets buttons from old radios,vcr...

knex stratocaster guitar coming this week (i must rebuild the frets buttons)

so, what do you think?
ps; i finished Smashing Pumpkins - Zero, guitar expert about 95 /100 (percent). many of the last played songs on jam legend i played with the bass.
add me, dani5639

7.04: -played Dragonforce-Though Fire And Flames, Hard ,81%, 2221/ 2723 notes hit.
-GHIII tier 2 and 3, Expert or Hard guitar, atleast 5 RB stars on each.i can't play better
on a keyboard or GH guitar
videos and knex guitar images added!


griffax (author)2011-07-27

do an instructable plz

slytherskydragon (author)2011-04-14

dragonforce through the fire and flames 93% hard - 83% expert
beat that

Acepilot42 (author)2010-03-19

Can you even play a real guitar? i can :P

danymw (author)Acepilot422010-03-20

 I play real guitar too, but now i'm using it as a bass with 4 thick strings and a big amp. It's fun, but not as good as a real bass.

I made this before buying the guitar...

Acepilot42 (author)danymw2010-03-20

o. how well can you play?

danymw (author)Acepilot422010-03-21

 not awsome, but i advanced very fast. i can play most metallica riffs, master of puppets except for the solo (the interlude and easy solo is easy,lol) some avenged sevenfold without solo, toxicity full ,hehe
i still suck, but i own a friend who started at same time as me

Acepilot42 (author)danymw2010-03-21

i started this christmas, and i can play almost every "the offspring" song. i can also play some "decemberists", and the song "wipeout".

ski4jesus (author)Acepilot422010-10-22

dude i love hearing from other guitarists. i taught my self to play guitar, piano and sing lol i have like two bands already haha ive been playing since christmas a year and a half ago, but i started guitar four months ago, and i love it lol rock on man! (oh by the way, the song "last resort" by papa roach is RLY fun to play, look up how to)

Acepilot42 (author)ski4jesus2010-10-22

i have learned almost every offspring song maby 75 percent of them dude haha and i know how to play monster and im gonna learn youre going down

ski4jesus (author)Acepilot422010-11-08

lol alright dude. monster? sickk but i bet uve never built a guitar pickup!! lol

danymw (author)ski4jesus2010-11-08

i did build one, u fail.
and yes, it has nothing to do with playing a guitar (he doesn't know how to tell that to someone making him proud, i'm sick of that)

Acepilot42 (author)ski4jesus2010-11-08

what does making a guitar pickup have to do with playing a guitar?

danymw (author)Acepilot422010-10-23

what's the hardest one?

Acepilot42 (author)danymw2010-10-23

probobally some offspring songs but they are still easy cause they are power chords. Monster is the easiest cause all it bar chords but you have to use drop c tuning. i never looked up your going down yet.

danymw (author)Acepilot422010-10-23

dude, take a look at constant motion , by Dream Theater and then tell me i'm going down. i also play bass and drums xD

supah4x0r (author)Acepilot422010-05-03

nice u can play guitar, but for how long u been playing and what hand is dominant im 7 year playing acousticand electric left handed.

Acepilot42 (author)supah4x0r2010-05-03

i have been playing since christmas...but i am awsome at it. i fret with my left hand and strum with my right. my guitar is a hollow body, so i can play it like an accusic but i can also plug it in. i have a vox amp, idk what model

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Lowney (author)2009-12-23

Wow, just wow.

NYPA (author)2009-12-13

Wow! You must have VERY good skills.

Dante9030 (author)2009-07-07

how is this working ?

danymw (author)Dante90302009-07-07

. i connected the 7 buttons to the board of the gamepad with wires from old computer mice.the gamepad board is inside the body, i put 5 buttons on the neck,under the frets, and the 2 other buttons under the strum/ pick system.when i connect it on pc, i configure it ingame as a normal gamepad. something unclear? i'll explain

knexjay (author)danymw2009-09-27

can u just post the body? i can do the wiring!

Dante9030 (author)danymw2009-07-08

no but add me on jamlegend my name is Dante9030

stopanator (author)2009-09-13

he will never post im guessin cuz to techy

danymw (author)2009-07-05

my knex guitar!!! stratocaster shape

it looks good, but the body is way disproportionate to the neck, you should post instructions for this, i want to make this, but with a different body

you are right,the neck is not as large as the bass one, i changed to be more comfortable,but it's not cool. i wanted to revert this weekend,but i didn't had time. i don't know about posting it, every gamepad model is unique. while i was soldering 2 wires,i damaged the board,it's reparable, but not easy, i will give very little support on board>buttons connection, i am not responsible for any damage. by the way,what body would you like??i am building a third guitar :p (or DRUMS muhaha)

could you make the neck smaller, i'm used to the GH guitars i'll probably do something simmilar to this, i just need to find a cheap USB controller probably a mix of the flying V, the explorer, and a bit of my own custom elements

things are getting tight already, i don't know how to make a smaller one,yet. takes time to start another model from scratch,and smaller makes it difficult.

amtdude (author)2009-07-05

O.O woah this is awsome 5* wow and it realy works that makes it even beter

danymw (author)2009-07-05
2 video of my knex GUITAR, playing rock band themed fofix

Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-07-04

Dude this looks great 5*

arrow shot (author)2009-07-04

this is just a cover to put on your GH guitar? or does it make sound? or does it actually work as a GH guitar itself

danymw (author)arrow shot2009-07-04

it really works as a GH guitar, i mean plug it in PC USB and play GH

Serial-Cricket (author)2009-07-04

Really nice! 5*

ShadowChaosControl (author)2009-07-04

the neck looks way too big, but i like it

Oblivitus (author)2009-07-04

It actually works?! That's awesome! 5 stars!

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