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« on: October 14, 2007, 09:37:44 pm »

If you have played Guitar Hero you may understand this project, if you haven't you may not...and are REALLY missing out.

My friends and I grew up in the peak of the 80's Metal era and GH definitely caters to our generation. As a result this game series quickly left everything else in my arcade room collecting dust. I knew I had to take it to the next level..but how?
After some thought (and a few shots of JD) I decided there was only one thing to do...build a cabinet around it!

And here is the result. It's a takeoff of one of the most iconic symbols of Heavy Metal...the mighty Marshall Stack >:D





















The cabinet is actually 3 cabinets that can be separated for transporting, if there's a better party somewhere. ;)

The 3 are..

The Bottom -houses the heavy-hittin' Logitech Z2300 Sub and my PS2 with all the Guitar Hero titles loaded on the HD
The Center -is the 27" flat-screen Toshiba CRT TV
The Head -has the Logitech L/R speakers and a backlit GH marquee

Most of the parts used are actual Marshall pieces purchased from an online Amp Parts store.

Now if you'll excuse me.. I've got some shreddin' to do. 8)



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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 09:44:58 pm »
that is genius sir.
im hoping it goes all the way up to 11 :cheers:
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 09:53:20 pm »
Nice work!  :cheers:

I have those speakers... totally rock.

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007, 09:58:05 pm »
Knievel,
Please don't take this the wrong way, but... I love you.

Ha. Seriously. Awesome idea.  I have been hooked on GH and this is a great idea.

The portability is a nice touch as well.  I just went to a party this past weekend, and had to lug the xbox, speakers and projector. :)

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007, 09:58:46 pm »
If'n you don't start coughing up some "how to" pics, you're gonna get lynched.   :pics :pics
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007, 10:05:08 pm »
Now you'll really look like god when the kids friends come over.  :o  :notworthy:


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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2007, 10:06:42 pm »
We'll done!
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2007, 10:11:28 pm »
WOW. That looks so good it looks fake. 


This will get some exposure beyond BYOAC for sure

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2007, 10:12:39 pm »
man you do nice work, very cool
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2007, 10:18:31 pm »
:applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

Another thing of beauty -- love the Marshall stack theme!

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2007, 10:21:03 pm »
Wow... simple, yet awesome :D

That would be an absolute hit in the games room and I bet it gets more use than other machines for quite some time.

Its not all praise though... I seriously have a bone to pick. I've seen your work before, and you really need to stop showing us all up like this! :D

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2007, 11:11:37 pm »
Looks awesome.  :applaud:

Not sure if you want to subject your PS2 to the vibrations from the subwoofer though  ;)

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2007, 11:19:56 pm »
genius!


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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2007, 12:08:09 am »
I just beat my first two songs on expert tonight.  What a great idea.  Have you looked into the hack that lets you load any song?  I can't remember if it is a PS2 thing or something for pc.  Congrats!  Also, I saw VH in Cleveland last Wednesday, 10/10, and I must say, I love your Frankenstein guitar! :cheers:

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2007, 12:39:37 am »
WOW! That's one of the greatest things I've ever seen on this forum.
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2007, 12:41:57 am »
Thanks guys. :)

Had some people over tonight and they wouldn't believe it wasn't a real Marshall bottom until I opened the door on it. I guess all the details paid off.

I am installing a shelf or 2 inside to get the PS2 off the sub, and for storage.
Also need to make something on the wall to hang my guitars from. They are wireless so I can put them just about anywhere.

mccoy you are way beyond my skill level. I'm sure I'll have lots of time this winter to practice though.
Haven't heard of that hack before so maybe it is just a PC thing? I've got all 3 GH titles on my HD using HDLoader, makes for quick load times.


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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2007, 12:46:23 am »
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 :dizzy: wowwwwwwwwww......

this is VERY cool !!! another master piece  :cheers:

can not wait GH3 with some Metallica  >:D

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2007, 01:05:05 am »
It's a takeoff of one of the most iconic symbols of Heavy Metal...the mighty Marshall Stack

And what else could it have been? A Kustom tuck and roll?

Great work, as usual. I'm continually impressed by your innovation.

Have you looked into the hack that lets you load any song?  I can't remember if it is a PS2 thing or something for pc.

Holycow, I had no idea you could hack it to load any song... I might have to give GH another look-see now. Look out Wayne Kramer...


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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2007, 03:02:53 am »
Knievel, that is simply bad ass! And I love the Steel Dragon poster.

I just beat my first two songs on expert tonight.  What a great idea.  Have you looked into the hack that lets you load any song?  I can't remember if it is a PS2 thing or something for pc.  Congrats!  Also, I saw VH in Cleveland last Wednesday, 10/10, and I must say, I love your Frankenstein guitar! :cheers:

McCoy, are you thinking of frets on fire? It's a PC clone of Guitar Hero. You can use a 360 guitar as they're USB, but you'd need a special connector for the PS2 ones. Here's the wiki with some extra info. You can create tabs for any song, and many of them exist already.

I just have to say, this is one of the most awesome cabs I've seen. I think it's a great idea for a juke as well. Maybe throw a PC with Frets on Fire in there, juke software, and then get Rock Band. You'll the baddest rockaoke machine ever conceived. Does rockaoke sound lame? I just thought of it.
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2007, 03:24:07 am »
Wow that is seriously cool. Indeed it's too good to look "home made".

Won't the PS2 with HD have problems being placed on the subwoofer though?
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2007, 07:02:06 am »
Amazing work as usual Knievel!!!   Outstanding.   :cheers:

I am a huge, HUGE Guitar Hero fan (some may say obsessed), and this is one of the coolest ideas I've seen.  When can I come over and give it a shot?

If you ever think of expanding it at all, definitely look into Frets on Fire as mentioned.  If that TV can accept a PC easily, it would be a great way to add hundreds and hundreds of songs to the game, though with 3 games worth of songs (and with GH3 only a week or so away), you should be set.

Man, that really is awesome work.  I'm sad that I'll never get a chance to see that in person.
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2007, 08:09:01 am »
simply phenominal  :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2007, 08:46:46 am »
oh hell no this thing is amazing!!! hahaha I cannot get over how awesome this is!!

/edit.. if you have a modified ps2 you can create your own game discs. it takes a bit of time and like 5 diff programs to do it but basically (and if I heard a guy here at work correctly) the guy that created the game came out with this software which allows you to edit the actual game image and modify the games that are playable. You have to go through song by song and sync it with the music and such but a guy here has like 4 discs full of all kinds of songs that were not on the original game.

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2007, 10:00:43 am »
Wow.  You have outdone yourself.  I am obsessed with GH as well and something like this in the house would be incredibly fun to play - especially at parties and stuff.  I hope you can somehow get GHIII on there once it comes out!   :cheers:

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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2007, 10:32:14 am »
Thanks, yes we are anxiously awaiting GHIII. Hopefully it will again be compatible with HDLoader.
BTW I do purchase all these games as I want them to keep making them. I only use the HD so I can easily switch between titles, and for the quick load times.

I will have to give Frets on Fire another chance. I loaded it and a bunch of songs onto the Metal Station(which is sitting right beside this one) but I wasn't too impressed with it. Guess I'm spoiled by the real thing. :-\

Neilyboy my PS2 isn't modded with a chip and I'm guessing that's what you're talking about. Sounds very cool though.

Had a couple of e-mail's overnight from people questioning my butchering of a Marshall Stack.
I want to assure everyone that * NO MARSHALL'S WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS CABINET * :)

It was built from scratch in my secret lab. Most of the Marshall parts came from this site..
http://www.marshallparts.com/categories/4/1/Marshall.htm

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2007, 10:40:51 am »
A thing of beauty.  Thanks for sharing.

However, I think you need to rename it the Mullett Machine!

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2007, 10:45:02 am »
I WANT AN ARTICLE FOR GAMEROOM MAGAZINE, WITH LOTS OF PICTURES!

...please?  ;)
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2007, 10:55:05 am »

Can do Kev. I did take a few build pics but I'm always lousy at that. When I get going I can't slow down for pictures. Guess I need some workshop paparazzi.  :)

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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2007, 11:02:29 am »
Excellent! Cool! Thanks! Exclamation Point!
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2007, 01:58:24 pm »
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Wow...I can't even beging to put into words how cool that thing is.
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2007, 03:54:51 pm »
The PS2 versions of GH don't have Thunderhorse. No dice.  :(

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2007, 04:02:15 pm »
Knievel,

I said that your Kustoms were bigger than mine and this proves it.  This thing rocks!!!  That is one sweet build.

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« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2007, 05:25:31 pm »
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« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2007, 09:12:32 pm »
You just HAD to make a Guitar Hero cabinet. Must resist urge to build one and make my carpal tunnel worse. :banghead:
It's simply awesome!!!!!
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« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2007, 09:34:41 pm »
Lovin' all the comments guys! :)

Had some people ask me about the guitars..and also how I got the graphics on them.

The guitars are the official Red Octane wireless models and have excellent range and no glitches..highly recommended.

The graphics are self-adhesive skins I purchased from an eBay seller. They are made of a nice thick glossy vinyl and he's got some great designs. They were also surprisingly easy to apply.
Here's a link to the seller's auctions..

http://stores.ebay.com/Gradys-Graphics-and-Graffiti-Skins



And here's another shot of the poster hanging next to the cabinet. The light sconce above it I made from 3/4" MDF. For those that don't know Steel Dragon is a fictional band from the movie Rock Star...killer flick. ;)




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« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2007, 10:56:02 pm »
Did you wrap the vinyl yourself?  How did you do the corners?  Is there a visible seam?  I can't see one if there is...

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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2007, 12:08:48 am »
Are you really Evel Knievel?  Cause your cabs are just like your jumps, badass!!!   :notworthy:  :notworthy:
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2007, 06:06:30 am »
Wow This is super sweet....    :applaud:

Did you see the lame guitar I made?

It's not worthy of your Cab but you may appreciate the idea?

Post: http://forum.guitarherogame.com/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=23386



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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2007, 06:28:44 am »
Another great creation Knievel!  :notworthy:
There's a post about it here and it also got posted on games.fok.nl (dutch)
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Re: Knievel's Guitar Hero Cabinet
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2007, 10:07:31 am »
I WANT AN ARTICLE FOR GAMEROOM MAGAZINE, WITH LOTS OF PICTURES!

...please?  ;)

NICE !!!

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