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Old 09-04-2009, 09:25 AM
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Hi people,

I am new to the whole Rock Band / Guitar Hero buzz and just bought the Rock Band Hardware. I am still waiting for the game to arrive but already got myself a second guitar, the Les Paul of Guitar Hero III. I bought it used from Ebay.

Now I am very confused...Rockband uses an USB-Hub where I plug in a receiver which picks up the guitar signals and also connect microphone and drums.

But the Les Paul did not come with any receiver or USB dongle to plug into it. Is that normal or did the seller on ebay forget to send me the receiver for the guitar?

Hope anyone can help!

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Old 09-04-2009, 09:31 AM
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Hi people,

I am new to the whole Rock Band / Guitar Hero buzz and just bought the Rock Band Hardware. I am still waiting for the game to arrive but already got myself a second guitar, the Les Paul of Guitar Hero III. I bought it used from Ebay.

Now I am very confused...Rockband uses an USB-Hub where I plug in a receiver which picks up the guitar signals and also connect microphone and drums.

But the Les Paul did not come with any receiver or USB dongle to plug into it. Is that normal or did the seller on ebay forget to send me the receiver for the guitar?

Hope anyone can help!

Best wishes,

Vincent

Pretty sure you need a dongle for the guitars and drums.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:35 AM
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That is what I thought, too. But the guitar I bought on ebay does not include that. Does anyone know for sure and has used the Guitar Hero III controller? Maybe in combination with Rock Band? Would be glad to know, cause if the dongle is missing I have to contact the seller and maybe return the controller, since I will not be able to use it :-(.
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which system?

my PS3 guitar hero III guitar needs a dongle.
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That is what I thought, too. But the guitar I bought on ebay does not include that. Does anyone know for sure and has used the Guitar Hero III controller? Maybe in combination with Rock Band? Would be glad to know, cause if the dongle is missing I have to contact the seller and maybe return the controller, since I will not be able to use it :-(.
Well, my buddy brings his GH3 controller over when we play RB2 and he needs that dongle to play. I'd contact the seller if I was you. Also, my experience is with a PS3, not sure what you are using.
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Yepp, I am using a PS3 as well. So it seems the seller forgot to include the dongle or lost it then. Seems I have to return the item then or ask if he could send it, if he has it.

So you guys are sure a dongle is needed?

@Michealo

I bought the Guitar Hero III guitar for PS3 as well on ebay. But it is just the guitar without a dongle :-(.
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yes, you absolutely need a dongle for PS3 Guitar Hero III.
perhaps you can buy one separately.
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Thanks for the replies! So I was right and I need the dongle...

Still the seller should have it since he claimed he bought it for PS3, too and used it once. But he also claims there was no dongle...Seems impossible then :-(.

I wrote the seller a polite mail asking to either take the item back or send me the dongle if he still has it.

The dongle does not seem to be available seperately :-(.

Thanks again for the great help!
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Thanks for the replies! So I was right and I need the dongle...

Still the seller should have it since he claimed he bought it for PS3, too and used it once. But he also claims there was no dongle...Seems impossible then :-(.

I wrote the seller a polite mail asking to either take the item back or send me the dongle if he still has it.

The dongle does not seem to be available seperately :-(.

Thanks again for the great help!

If it helps any, the GH dongles are interchangeable. At least, I'm pretty sure they are. We have three GH guitars, with three different dongels. I've never grabbed a dongel that didn't work with the guitar I picked up to play with. Now, it's not scientific, but the odds of me grabbing the exact same dongel that came with the exact same guitar each and every time I played is slim to none.

In other words - if you cant get the dongel from the seller, don't rack your brains trying to find a dongel that came specifically with the les paul. You can get any old gh dongel and it will work.


Yes, I said it..I grabbed a dongel. No, don't worry...I won't grab your dongel.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:24 AM
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@ TheAnalogKid

Thanks for the reply :-). Sadly I donīt own any older or newer Guitar Hero game or guitar :-(. Basically I just own the Rock Band Hardware Bundle, since it was pretty cheap to get. I ordered the games seperately but wait for them to arrive.

And now I got the Guiter Hero III Les Paul from ebay and after all without the dongle I can not use it :-(.

I read somewhere I could buy the dongle from Red Octane, but I think I should not have to, since itīs the sellers fault if the lost it and not mine. He sold a product which is not supposed to work with the dongle, so it is pointless selling it to anyone withiut it :-(.

But perhaps I am lucky and he just messed it up and forget that there was a dongle (he claims he never had one but used the guitar) and sends it to me still. I am waiting for his reply right now :-).
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