Rumors had it that people trying to acquire their GH II
copy for the Xbox 360
system, couldn't because clerks claimed a "recall" on the product. Thus, reports of problems with the new X-plorer controller's whammy bar emerged. The X-plorer guitar is said to be even more sensitive than the Gibson guitar for the PS2
version of GH and GH II, having smaller fret buttons that click more firmly as well. But such problem seems to have never happened. RedOctane
's senior PR specialist Bryan Lam says that the issue was misunderstood. Reports of faulty guitar controllers are actually the result
of inappropriate use.
"When a product is flagged as street dated, the system rings it up as 'Recall the Sale' and won't let the retailers sell the product. It should now be selling through and scanning just fine." Lam continued: "We're currently in the process of having our internal QA and production teams look into this possible issue, and are working to quickly isolate this if there is one. In the meantime, we suggest our fans try to replug in their guitars without holding down any buttons or the whammy bar, and that may help immediately resolve the issue."
After reading this piece of interview on Next Generation, I said to myself: "You'd think that after a dozen tries of plugging and unplugging the X-plorer guitar, one would consider not touching any buttons at the same time, at least once." Further more, if nothing had been wrong with the controller in the first place, I doubt that anyone would have thought of such an elaborate plan for a rumor. Anyway, if you GH II 360 players are indeed using faulty operational guitar controllers, I suggest you go right ahead and check out what that question and answer provided by RedOctane on the issue. After all, it could be more than just holding buttons down while trying to plug in the guitar. It could very well be that some took showers with their guitar.