Harmonix Admits Early Rock Band Guitars Flawed

Confirming what many gamers had already discovered and what was supposedly being addressed in a day-one patch for the game, Harmonix has admitted on the Rock Band forums that some of the bundled Rock Band (PS2, PS3, X360) guitars have faulty strum bars.

"As sometimes happens when new products first go into manufacturing, we discovered an imperfection with the strum bar in an early production run of guitars that were shipped at launch," a Harmonix employee wrote. "We've since identified and fixed the issue in all subsequent production runs of the guitars."

Harmonix went on to apologize for the mistake, and advises any gamers with faulty guitars to make use of the Rock Band support website to receive a quick replacement. Multiple members of the Shack staff can attest to both quick and easy service using the Rock Band replacement program.