Summary: One of the cymbals broke after just two weeks of playing.I will contact Mad Catz and update the review once I get a replacement. UPDATE: It's been 4 days since I entered a ticket with Mad Catz. I got an automated message. Unfortunately, the link to view the ticket does not work. And their support site is not allowing me to login at this time. I am emailing them again.
Summary: I loved the cymbals because they complete the set for a real drum set. The inconvenience is that the brackets to secure them in place are very weak. I accidentally placed them the wrong way (upside down) at the beginning and called to ask what was I doing wrong and the customer support was attentive but NOT helpful at all, they told me to take a picture and send it, and they never contacted me by any means.
Summary: This cymbal kit adds a TON of replay value to the Rock Band drum set. You'll find yourself revisiting even the songs you skip over just for the fact that they're too easy. While they do make the game a ton more fun, they have a few problems that keep it from being a five star product. First off, the rubber padding on the cymbals began to separate on me after about a month. This exposed the plastic and subsequently led to some cracks in two of the three cymbals.
Summary: I think rock band needs in update i think if they target the younger people they could get a better sale i hate the fact that it is almost all rely old music it needs more up to date music it would make the game a hole lot funner to play.
Summary: The only reason to purchase this game is to get the additional content. The song list itself probably only has 5 or so songs you want anyway which means you paid over $5 per song to get them. The fact that once RB3 came out there is no new downloadable content offered for RB2 anymore. That's how they get you to buy the new one.
Summary: This Rock Band doesn't really bring anything new to the table unless you buy the keyboard and/or pro guitar peripherals. I'm not a big fan of the new set list so for my money I enjoyed RB1 or RB2 more. I might have felt differently if I had gotten the keyboard but the price is outrageous for that thing.
Summary: First off, I'm not a real drummer, I just play one at home. When I heard there was going to be an actual "Pro" mode in Rock Band 3, I bought this in a heartbeat. First the good news. These are awesome. Just awesome. If you play drums on Expert, you need these. It's like playing a whole new game. It's just that... They didn't work out of the box. They are *very*, *very* sensitive for me.
Seems to do its job; manual could use a little work though
Elmo Kajaky, Amazon
3 November 2010
Summary: UPDATE: After I posted this scathing review of the new Rock Band 3 cymbals, someone mentioned that the slipping problem a lot of people (including myself) have been suffering from might be related to the quick-snap part of the clamp. Sure enough, when I tried snapping the quick-snap part together again, this time using a wrench instead of my bare hands, it seems to have worked.