Custom Guitar Hero on Tour Skin

Introduction: Custom Guitar Hero on Tour Skin

I got Guitar Hero On Tour (Nintendo DS) a few days ago, and I made this skin. Here's how to make your your very own GH On Tour custom Guitar Grip (called GG in this) skin!

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Step 1: Take Original Skin Out

To take the original skin out, you must first prepare the GG for opening. Fold the strap back and take the pick stylus out (picture 1). Open it by prying the plastic clear part away from the black part by the pick stylus holder on both sides (picture 2) and take the original skin out.

Step 2: Trace Original Skin and Make New Design

Now making a new design for the skin. Take a piece of paper and trace the original skin, button holes and all. Now for the tricky part. Cut it out, making sure you have enough room for the buttons, or else the buttons won't push. Glue or draw your image on the traced skin. Look on the last picture for a (horrible) template.

Step 3: See If It Fits

Test it out by applying the skin and pressing the buttons. If they feel good, then you're done. But you may have to trim around the buttons to make it fit. Now you can play in style!

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    26 Discussions

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    MegaMaker
    MegaMaker

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I have made tons of these exept I just cut off the part where the buttons are so I don't have to mess around with cutting it so perfectly.

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    blackbird451
    blackbird451

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Does anyone know where to find an electrical diagram of the controller or an internal picture? I was thinking about making a small controller on a Gameboy cartridge so the DS could still fit easily in a pocket.

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    mettaurlover
    mettaurlover

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    all you need to know is which buttons go to which pins, then make holes in the cartridge for the buttons and wire them to the proper pins on the circuit. you have to scrape away the original wiring on the board, though...

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    blackbird451
    blackbird451

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah that's the problem, I don't know the pins :/

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    mettaurlover
    mettaurlover

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    do you currently have the large, bulky fret cartridge? if so, open it up. it should just be buttons linked by wired to the pins on the circuit part that gets connected into the DS. if there's a bunch of chips in there, then my method won't work.

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    blackbird451
    blackbird451

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I have a cheap 3rd party one I ordered from China. I had trouble opening it, but I don't think it has any chips. I think I'm just going to dremel off the bottom part that covers the ds, leaving just the buttons. The bottom part is hollow on mine, so I think it will work well.

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    mettaurlover
    mettaurlover

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    good idea. i'd still suggest trying to transfer the system into the casing of an old GBA cartridge, so that it doesn't have any open surfaces.

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    CapnTac
    CapnTac

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Try Google. That's all the advice I have right now...sorry.

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    Uru Wolf
    Uru Wolf

    11 years ago on Introduction

    You could scan the cut out, as shown, then import it into gimp or PS to get even better designs. I might well do this.

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    peach_fart
    peach_fart

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i made custom skins for my frets. now there flames of the respective fret colors.

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    Ward_Nox
    Ward_Nox

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    make on one black material attach it to white paper and scan it

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    poobajones
    poobajones

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    OK, I'll try that. I'm replying to you from an Apple Store (:P), so I can't do anything right now.

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    poobajones
    poobajones

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Ok it's finally up! It's not very good, but look on the last picture of step 2.