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As the title suggests, I want to know if this is going to work with Rock Band 3's new Pro mode. I really only want to have to buy one 300 dollar peripheral this year, if at all possible.

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I think you're aiming for the Pro mode, rather than the regular 5 button mode. Perhaps wise to emphasize if so ;-) – Ivo Flipse Oct 24 '10 at 8:26
@ivo exactly what i was asking, thanks – user4139 Oct 24 '10 at 16:31
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Yes, it is standard 5 button gameplay compatible.

However, it will not work for Rock Band 3 pro guitar mode.

More detail:

It doesn't support RB3's pro mode. The way it works in Power Gig is that the first five frets are the equivalent of the five buttons when you use it as a game controller, and then frets 7-11 act as solo buttons.

The result is that the sound the guitar makes when you strum doesn't sound anything like the song you're playing. Apparently you need a rubber muter for the strings too, or the game will read the continued vibration of the strings as you constantly strumming. The guitar works as a real guitar, but when you're using it as a controller, it's regular five-button gameplay.

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