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Rockband 2: Overdrive Pedal

A video game accessory for Rock Band.

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It's a good idea but needs improvement

  • Feb 10, 2010
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 I first saw this item online at best buy.com. I have been looking for this for playing Rockband 2 for some while now. I am not that great with the guitar on Rockband 2 like i do best at medium which is the second difficulty out of four. I thought this could help me in getting higher scores in rockband but there are pros and cons to this item. 

It is a pro you don't need to tilt the guitar you use in rockband to activate overdrive. Overdrive is the mode compared to guitar hero's star power to increase your score by double your multiplier depending on how many notes you have hit in a row.

The cons of this item were also kinda bad designed in the product. One con is that i had to pay shipping for the item because it was not available in best buy's store. Also to activate the pedal you have to tap a button with your foot instead of a pedal. I have seen pedals like this for rockband games on PlayStation 2 and i was not happy with the design. A pedal should be easy to press in as well well this has a clicky use to it. You need to put pressure on the pedal witch i feel is not a solid motion when your playing which can also disrupt your game based on hand eye coordination. Also last con i have is that the pedal misfired on me a few times at times i pressed the button three times and it did not fire. One of the problems that may have caused it is because it cord does not fit securely into the guitar. 

So in conclusion i say this pedal is more like a button and only hardcore players of rockband should look to this item as a help. I hope that Mad Catz the maker of third party accessories for rockband and other game systems or Harmonix comes up with a new design for this otherwise go back to making guitars only. 
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February 12, 2010
Overdrive?  That sounds intense!  I can barely play regular Rock Band :P  What kinds of bands do you play yours with?  I've only ever played The Beatles one and some other one with a mix of artists in it.
 
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  • Official Electro-Harmonix Rock Band 2 Overdrive Pedal
  • Soft activation switch
  • 10¿ Cable for freedom of movement
  • Durable construction for increased longevity
  • Simplifies Overdrive activation (*Only compatible with Rock Band 2 Guitars)
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