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NYKO FrontMan Guitar for PS3

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  • 83057

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Rock 'n Roll is all about freedom and NYKO is all about delivering freedom with their wireless guitar controller for the PlayStation 3. The FrontMan controller not only frees players from cords, but from having to change controllers when switching between Guitar Hero 3 and Rock Band. The FrontMan is the first controller designed specifically to be compatible with Activision's Guitar Hero 3 game as well as EA's Rock Band.

It features a distinctive, hard-rock body style with a swappable pick guard and durable construction. But, its beauty is more than skin-deep. A built-in tilt sensor provides button free input and the responsive whammy bar puts extra effects close at hand. Durable fret buttons promise reliable service through even the most frenetic guitar solos and the bi-directional strum bar lets you play things your own way. A trio of AA batteries keep you on stage and rocking out for over 80 hours and the wireless connection frees you to move as far as 25 feet away from the console.

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Wireless Controller


Rock out as hard as you want with no cords or restrictions with Nyko's FrontMan Wireless Guitar Controller for Playstation 3. The FrontMan is fully compatible with Guitar Hero III and Rock Band. Designed for the inner rock star in everyone, the FrontMan features a unique hard rock styling with a custom body shape, customizable color scheme with interchangeable pick guards and durable design. Featuring wireless technology for cordless play, the FrontMan provides 25 feet of freedom while performing your favorite songs. The FrontMan also features a high quality, precision built bi-directional strum bar, fret buttons, whammy bar and effects switch for Rock Band play.

Compatible with Guitar Hero III and Rock Band
Up to 80 hours of continuous play time from three AA batteries
Wireless technology for cordless gaming up to 25 ft. away
Built-in tilt sensor & responsive whammy bar
Bi-directional strum bar
Responsive and durable fret buttons
3 interchangeable pick guards in designer colors
Unique directional pad design for convenient menu navigation
Effects switch for Rock Band play
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  • Joshua S.
  • 12/4/2009 6:47:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAlright guitar

Pros: Works on guitar hero and Rock Band games, very cheap wireless solution.

Cons: Some issues with the receiver. Someone on here reported about the game "spazzing out." This is because that person has the receiver in "Rock Band" mode. Turn the receiver to "Guitar Hero" mode and voila, it works (even if you're playing Rock Band).

Other Thoughts: Although fixing the spazzing is pretty easy, it is still an issue that Nyko should have addressed. I tried emailing them asking for a replacement (since in Guitar Hero mode, the sound modification switch thing doesn't function). I never even got a response.

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1 out of 5 eggsDO...NOT...BUY!

Pros: Cheap. Pink insert is appealing to girls.

Cons: Cheap. Does not work well. Had a very hard time getting this controller to sync with the PS3. Many forums and users suggested a variety of ways to make it work but the bottom line is, this is just a poorly designed product. Nearly a year later, I still cannot get it to sync 98% of the time and have quit trying. It is worthless - do not waste your money, people!

Other Thoughts: Other NYKO products have worked well for me so I do not think it is necessarily a brand issue.

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  • Joseph S.
  • 2/15/2009 2:21:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsgarbage

Pros: It came shipped in a cool box.

Cons: When I recieved it I plugged it in, and then my ps3 started to spaz out. It was constantly sending commands for random buttons while it was plugged in. I have tried for quite a while and looked up the problem, but all in vain. Maybe I just got a bad one, but it looks like it's made pretty bad as well.

Other Thoughts: Not gonna buy any of these cheap guitars anymore =P

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  • bessy p.
  • 2/12/2009 10:35:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: not good buy for my self

Cons: doesn't work don't buy this junk

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  • Britt B.
  • 1/23/2009 11:46:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Built solid. Appearance is appealing to players.

Cons: Utilizing this guitar with Aerosmith Guitar Hero for Playstation 3 we have consistently suffered connectivity problems while playing this device as controller 1 or controller 2. Single player or dual player, it simply disconnects mid-play. At this time we only own Aerosmith Guitar Hero, and we plan on trying other editions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. We are hoping that it is a glich related to this edition of Guitar Hero, and not the device itself. The foot-pedal switch is a novel idea and looks neat, but if you are limited on space around your game system plan on buying a usb extender.

Other Thoughts: This item was delivered in a stylish package that created a great Christmas gift. The instruction sheet was also been very helpful.

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  • Paul H.
  • 8/18/2008 12:15:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood guitar - GH3 and Rock Band Compatible

Pros: The biggest selling point was that it was wireless and compatible with both GH3 and RB. Aside from playing well, it has a lot of nice features. The "effects pedal" is used to switch between the games. Batteries last for several weeks with moderate play, and can be charged through the USB port with a standard cable. There is a small joystick for navigating menus. They've even included a little tool to switch the face plate that hides in the battery compartment. There is an ethernet port possibly for future support of games. The price is also quite reasonable, and batteries were included.

Cons: It doesn't have the higher fret keys for Rock Band.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I was impressed with this product and it exceeded my expectations. Nyko definately did a good job with this one.

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4 out of 5 eggsNice Guitar

Pros: Good quality build.

Frets are made of high quality as well as strummer.

Supports rockband AND guitar hero

Has plug for future addon pedals and such.

Can be played wireless or through usb plug.

Can actually charge rechargable batteries through the guitar.

Cons: Frets have a slightly longer throw to them than an LP.

Neck is sort of wide, not a big deal for people with bigger hands.

Other Thoughts: I like this guitar alot. Made well, Strummer clicks like the LP's which is nice. This guitar is VERY responsive compared to the fender. I am hitting stuff now that i would miss due to the fender guitar being slow to respond. I actually calibrated the lag on my tv and it went from 66 with the fender to 6 with this guitar. Frets have a slightly longer throw than the LP, but i dont think its a problem, just an adjustment to get used to. Guitar does have 5 minute automatic shutoff which is nice. I like this guitar so much, i am selling my fender and buying another.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/10/2008 1:57:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFinally, RockBand and GH3 can play together

Pros: IT WORKS WITH ROCKBAND AND GUITAR HERO III!!! Okay, maybe I'm a little excited about that, but I think it was insanely cool for them to make a guitar that works with both of them. THe kids have played with it (I play drums), but so far, they love it.

Cons: Maybe a blue panel along with the included pink one.

Other Thoughts: Sony should be ashamed that EA and Activision(whoever wrote GH III) got away with the whole guitar situation. Plus, a double pox on those two for acting like jerks while we, the customers, have to pay for it.

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