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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Worst Built Peripheral Award: Rock Band Bass Pedal

You would have thought they'd build it more sturdily if they knew you would be repeatedly stomping your foot down on it, but apparently not. Everyone is breaking their their Rock Band pedals and quite a market has sprung up to cater for people who need to replace their Rock Band Foot Pedals.

The conspiracy part of me thinks that was the plan all along. Build a pedal so flimsy that it collapses as soon as you touch it so you have to go out and buy a new one. What were they expecting people to do when they were playing Rock Band? Delicately tap it each time? So now you have to spend more of your money if you want to have a decent bass pedal.

It does, however, fulfill the needs of drum nerds who want their bass pedals to look exactly like the real thing. You can even get a doodad which can give you a double bass pedal effect. That's taking it a little too far if you ask me.