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  • Logitech Xbox 360 Drum Controller 60% off, $91

    Posted on April 27th, 2010 Shawn No comments

    Hey, Guitar Hero (WT, 5, Metallica, Smash Hits, Band Hero, VH) drummers, how about you get a new drum kit that blows the stock GHWT and Band Hero controllers out of the water? Logitech has made the competitor to Ion’s Drum Rocker. Though Logitech is focused at the Guitar Hero drummer, and the Ion is focused at the Rock Band drummer. At 60% off the regular prices, this drum kit is a must have if you are still using the stock Guitar Hero drum kit.

    This kit comes with three adjustable pads, two cymbal pads, and a kick pedal. Plus all the cables needed, and the built-in Xbox 360 controls.

    Here’s everything else you will find in the box:

    Package Contents

  • Logitech Wireless Drum Controller
  • 2 drum sticks
  • Quick-start guide
  • 2 AA batteries
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty
  • Game sold separately
  • It even folds up nicely (unlike the Ion) for easy and quick storage.

    Just like the Ion Drum Rocker, it is fully compatible with all Guitar Hero and Rock Band games.  Yes, this will work with all Rock Band games on Xbox 360, including Lego: Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and Green Day: Rock Band.

    As a Rock Band drummer myself, who has played many hours with Guitar Hero drum controllers, I can tell you the important differences.  The yellow pad for Guitar Hero games is always used as a cymbal (hi-hat, ride, crash, etc), whereas in Rock Band games, the yellow pad may be a cymbal or a tom. For Rock Band drummers, there will be a learning curve to get used to hitting a cymbal for toms, but it is doable.  I played this way exclusively for several months.  The orange pad is only used in Guitar Hero games.  This is a huge win for Guitar Hero drummers.  Having the orange pad gives you more authenticity of playing a real drum kit, due the the dedicated orange/cymbal pad.  For Rock Band drummers, the orange pad is not used.  There is no learning curve for the orange pad, since Rock Band just ingnores the orange pad, and Guitar Hero games display an orange lane.

    The reviews are mixed, though generally positive.  Most of the mediocre reviews are comparing it to the Ion Drum Rocker, and the fact that the two are so close in price.  But, at this current price of $91 with FREE shipping, this blows the Drum Rocker pricing out of the water.  Take a look at the Amazon deal for the Logitech Xbox 360 Wireless Drum Controller and see if this is for you.

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