Rocksmith 2014 with Real Tone Cable (PS4) sold by Amazon - £35.99
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Rocksmith 2014 with Real Tone Cable (PS4) sold by Amazon - £35.99

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Found 8th Nov 2015
Previous thread disappeared also seems Amazon lowered the price by another £2 since this morning. Previously £50 now £35.99
All current stock gone but back in stock November 15

Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar.* Plug in any real guitar or bass and join over 2 million people learning with the award-winning Rocksmith method.

Rocksmith 2014 Edition is bigger, better, and faster than ever. Rebuilt from the ground up, you'll experience vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.

With the revolutionary Session Mode, Rocksmith 2014 Edition takes guitar learning to the next level by allowing you to play guitar with a virtual band that follows your every lead. Select from an assortment of backing instruments or styles, and Session Mode reacts to the notes you play. Record your jams so you can review them or share them with the world.

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Perfect, what guitar would you recommend using with this?.. It's for my son who is 8 and a passionate beginner. Thanks for any help

ourdevonfamily

Perfect, what guitar would you recommend using with this?.. It's for my … Perfect, what guitar would you recommend using with this?.. It's for my son who is 8 and a passionate beginner. Thanks for any help



​any electic type guitar would be fine

timetosurf

​any electic type guitar would be fine


What's the cheapest you'd go in terms of quality wise with one? I mean, for the other poster he's probably worth investing a bit more if his sons into it. But for someone like me who wants to give it a try but might not overly get into it, is there a line you don't want to be crossing when buying cheap?

slayermatt

What's the cheapest you'd go in terms of quality wise with one? I mean, … What's the cheapest you'd go in terms of quality wise with one? I mean, for the other poster he's probably worth investing a bit more if his sons into it. But for someone like me who wants to give it a try but might not overly get into it, is there a line you don't want to be crossing when buying cheap?



Anything Squire or Epiphone will do the trick mate can get a half decent one for around £150-200 and dont forget Black Friday is coming up

The second hand market was made for guitars. People give up or upgrade all the time.

slayermatt

What's the cheapest you'd go in terms of quality wise with one? I mean, … What's the cheapest you'd go in terms of quality wise with one? I mean, for the other poster he's probably worth investing a bit more if his sons into it. But for someone like me who wants to give it a try but might not overly get into it, is there a line you don't want to be crossing when buying cheap?


Go to a local guitar shop, find a used brand name electric for £100 (Korean Squier, Ibanez, Yamaha etc), and ask the shop to throw in a free set-up. They'll probably say yes to get the sale. A quality set-up is the most important thing whatever the make, a beginner won't progress very well on a badly set up guitar. Think of a learner driver coping with a sticking clutch, a really loose gear stick and a badly cracked windscreen.

We just bought a cheap electric guitar on Gumtree for £20 as we didn't want to invest without knowing if it would be worth it. The guitar works perfectly fine though, just needed new strings. We have found the game quite hard as beginners and definitely felt pretty demoralised at times! Still, we keep on trying!!

slayermatt

What's the cheapest you'd go in terms of quality wise with one? I mean, … What's the cheapest you'd go in terms of quality wise with one? I mean, for the other poster he's probably worth investing a bit more if his sons into it. But for someone like me who wants to give it a try but might not overly get into it, is there a line you don't want to be crossing when buying cheap?[img]http://www.camelcamelcamel.fr/uk/chart/new.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en[/img]



There are always some gems in the dirt. I am very much into audio, and for 30 quids you get hi-fi stuff with Superlux HD668B headphones. Comparable to multiple hundreds.

GamerJack95

Anything Squire or Epiphone will do the trick mate can get a half … Anything Squire or Epiphone will do the trick mate can get a half decent one for around £150-200 and dont forget Black Friday is coming up


Vicar_in_a_Tutu

Go to a local guitar shop, find a used brand name electric for £100 … Go to a local guitar shop, find a used brand name electric for £100 (Korean Squier, Ibanez, Yamaha etc), and ask the shop to throw in a free set-up. They'll probably say yes to get the sale. A quality set-up is the most important thing whatever the make, a beginner won't progress very well on a badly set up guitar. Think of a learner driver coping with a sticking clutch, a really loose gear stick and a badly cracked windscreen.


iceman85

There are always some gems in the dirt. I am very much into audio, and … There are always some gems in the dirt. I am very much into audio, and for 30 quids you get hi-fi stuff with Superlux HD668B headphones. Comparable to multiple hundreds.


Thanks for all the input!

I'll head down and see what there is - need to go visit GAME to return anything anyways so worth a look. That analogy rings home true though

I'll also have a little search on Gumtree and the like see if theres anything decent nearby - its probably worth learning how to restring the guitar anyways to be fair

Was actually going to invest in a pair of Superlux headphones, although I bought some speakers instead as my ears fatigue far too quickly due to my glasses with most headphones. Have a cheap but decent pair of Sonys for when I need peace and quiet.

Hopefully I'll get into it, I've always wanted to play guitar but I need the motivation with learning things X) Have an old Acoustic in the attic my uncle gave me and in the 10 years I've had it it hasn't been touched once sadly.

Thanks to the op Ive gone for this.

slayermatt

Have an old Acoustic in the attic my uncle gave me and in the 10 years … Have an old Acoustic in the attic my uncle gave me and in the 10 years I've had it it hasn't been touched once sadly.


You can buy a pick-up for the acoustic guitar for £8 - don't know how good they are and if they would work with Rocksmith but cheaper than buying an electric...

Is it possible to get the realtone cable on its own cheaper?

Original Poster

anewman

Is it possible to get the realtone cable on its own cheaper?



You can but a new one will cost you about £20

gari189

You can buy a pick-up for the acoustic guitar for £8 - don't know how … You can buy a pick-up for the acoustic guitar for £8 - don't know how good they are and if they would work with Rocksmith but cheaper than buying an electric...


Some work some don't from what I can see online.

Are there any decent deals for the PC version of this at the moment?

Available on Amazon Prime Now if you are in Central London. You could have it delivered within two hours. Ordered mine.

elchery

Available on Amazon Prime Now if you are in Central London. You could … Available on Amazon Prime Now if you are in Central London. You could have it delivered within two hours. Ordered mine.



They don't have it in stock though, do they?

Haven't even got a delivery date for mine. X)
Edited by: "TommyNooka" 9th Nov 2015

I bought the first version on PC with cable for £9.99- then bought the ps3 2014 solus (version without cable for £12- bit long winded but cable works fine on ps3

I've been looking around myself for a good starter guitar to use with this and the one that most websites seem to agree on is the Yamaha Pacifica. I'm planning to get one for myself soon. Anyone else here looking for one might want to check out the reviews for it, certainly the most popular and best reviewed one at a good price (£125 on Amazon) that i've found so far.

If any other HUKDers has one of these i'd love to hear what they think of it.

warlockuk

Are there any decent deals for the PC version of this at the moment?


Keep an eye out for the Steam Xmas Sale in December if you can hold out - maybe get the cable separate

Yeah, I think that's the plan; get the cable and wait for sales Ta!

Original Poster

warlockuk

Yeah, I think that's the plan; get the cable and wait for sales Ta!



I haven't tried it on pc myself but my friends who have it on pc also say that you can add custom songs to the game on pc, download songs that aren't normally available. Don't think that's an official feature but might be worth checking if your favourte band is not in the list.

dealpickle

I've been looking around myself for a good starter guitar to use with … I've been looking around myself for a good starter guitar to use with this and the one that most websites seem to agree on is the Yamaha Pacifica. I'm planning to get one for myself soon. Anyone else here looking for one might want to check out the reviews for it, certainly the most popular and best reviewed one at a good price (£125 on Amazon) that i've found so far. If any other HUKDers has one of these i'd love to hear what they think of it.



I was looking at the Pacifica too and this deal looks like a pretty good starter kit if they can fufill the order.

Anyone had experience of using Andertons music?

TommyNooka

I was looking at the Pacifica too and this deal looks like a pretty good … I was looking at the Pacifica too and this deal looks like a pretty good starter kit if they can fufill the order.Anyone had experience of using Andertons music?



If you live anywhere near Romford you might want to try the Musicland shop, i seem to recall they had these for £150 in-store a while back, although it might have been a bit more than that. There seem to be two different versions of this pack, one with the guitar bag and one without. The bag gets some pretty poor reviews, so you may be better off with the other pack if you can find it cheaper. Amazon did it for about £135 a month or two back but it's now nearer £160.

I have been using RS2014 for a little over 7 months, and made decent progress so far. Id certainly reccomend it.
As for what type of guitar to buy, making progress in guitar needs practise, so buy whatever guitar makes you want to pick it up and play it. Pure acoustic guitars I dont think will work, as the software uses the realtone cable input. Which requires a pickup of some kind.
As a beginner I found hitting the wrong string to be a problem. I found coloured strings that match rocksmiths colouring system helped me a lot. 6th string red, 5th string yellow, 4th string blue, 3rd string orange, 2nd string green, and 1st string purple. Dr neon was the maker and they about 8 quid a set on ebay. This is a lot more than some strings cost, but it helped me.
Also getting the instrument you do buy set up properly is a must. This is about string height and various other adjustments that make the guitar easier to play. In some cases a guitar is so badly out of adjustment rocksmith wont recognise the notes you play even if its the right string and fret, because of this.
Im a fan of RS14
Edited by: "Uncle_Zorro" 10th Nov 2015

Original Poster

Uncle_Zorro

I have been using RS2014 for a little over 7 months, and made decent … I have been using RS2014 for a little over 7 months, and made decent progress so far. Id certainly reccomend it. As for what type of guitar to buy, making progress in guitar needs practise, so buy whatever guitar makes you want to pick it up and play it. Pure acoustic guitars I dont think will work, as the software uses the realtone cable input. Which requires a pickup of some kind. As a beginner I found hitting the wrong string to be a problem. I found coloured strings that match rocksmiths colouring system helped me a lot. 6th string red, 5th string yellow, 4th string blue, 3rd string orange, 2nd string green, and 1st string purple. Dr neon was the maker and they about 8 quid a set on ebay. This is a lot more than some strings cost, but it helped me. Also getting the instrument you do buy set up properly is a must. This is about string height and various other adjustments that make the guitar easier to play. In some cases a guitar is so badly out of adjustment rocksmith wont recognise the notes you play even if its the right string and fret, because of this.Im a fan of RS14



Checked the strings out, seems like a neat idea. However quite a few reviews say that the colours are coming off easy, how are yours holding up?

I've got this on Xbox and while it is good you need to be aware that it suffers from quite bad audio lag (PS4 & Xbox). The devs recommend that you run the audio directly from your console to your soundbar/surround set up. Heat added for the price though

dealpickle

If you live anywhere near Romford you might want to try the Musicland … If you live anywhere near Romford you might want to try the Musicland shop, i seem to recall they had these for £150 in-store a while back, although it might have been a bit more than that. There seem to be two different versions of this pack, one with the guitar bag and one without. The bag gets some pretty poor reviews, so you may be better off with the other pack if you can find it cheaper. Amazon did it for about £135 a month or two back but it's now nearer £160.



Thanks for the info, unfortunately I'm in Glasgow!
I think I'm going to bite at £151 as it's the red guitar I'm after and £150 seems a decent price. When the guitar alone is £125 then the extra £25 for strap, amp etc seems like a no brainer. Checked camelcamelcamel and the same pack on Amazon has only been cheaper for a week or 2 over the last few years and that was probably the black one anyway.
Just need to wait and see whether they can fulfill it as nowhere else seems to have the red guitar pack.

The Dr neon strings that match RS14 do have some issues with the coating coming off. If I give my guitar a good hammering then I get this light coating of multi-coloured dust over my scratch plate. It's no problem though trivial to blow or cloth off. I have only changed my strings once in 7 months. That was not due to coating coming off (the colours were still visible ) but because I started on pinch harmonics, and I could not get them to sound properly. Someone I spoke to said new strings might help. Since I play at least an hour a day that level of string use doesn't seem excessive to me.

P.S. I still can't do pinch harmonics properly :-[ :-)

TommyNooka

Thanks for the info, unfortunately I'm in Glasgow!I think I'm going to … Thanks for the info, unfortunately I'm in Glasgow!I think I'm going to bite at £151 as it's the red guitar I'm after and £150 seems a decent price. When the guitar alone is £125 then the extra £25 for strap, amp etc seems like a no brainer. Checked camelcamelcamel and the same pack on Amazon has only been cheaper for a week or 2 over the last few years and that was probably the black one anyway.Just need to wait and see whether they can fulfill it as nowhere else seems to have the red guitar pack.



Yeah, it was only the black one in that Amazon pack. If your order doesn't work out you might want to check out the well-reviewed normans.co.uk as they do the various colours individually for £125, and you can get a few quid back off the cashback sites. Also, they are on ebay so if another 20% off coupon pops up like the other week then you'd be better off buying the bits separately on there.

Edited by: "dealpickle" 10th Nov 2015

Uncle_Zorro

I have been using RS2014 for a little over 7 months, and made decent … I have been using RS2014 for a little over 7 months, and made decent progress so far. Id certainly reccomend it. As for what type of guitar to buy, making progress in guitar needs practise, so buy whatever guitar makes you want to pick it up and play it. Pure acoustic guitars I dont think will work, as the software uses the realtone cable input. Which requires a pickup of some kind. As a beginner I found hitting the wrong string to be a problem. I found coloured strings that match rocksmiths colouring system helped me a lot. 6th string red, 5th string yellow, 4th string blue, 3rd string orange, 2nd string green, and 1st string purple. Dr neon was the maker and they about 8 quid a set on ebay. This is a lot more than some strings cost, but it helped me. Also getting the instrument you do buy set up properly is a must. This is about string height and various other adjustments that make the guitar easier to play. In some cases a guitar is so badly out of adjustment rocksmith wont recognise the notes you play even if its the right string and fret, because of this.Im a fan of RS14



Never would have thought of coloured strings, i'll check those out, ta.
Edited by: "dealpickle" 10th Nov 2015

I've been really into this the last couple of weeks. I'd highly recommend the Yamaha Pacifica 012 as a starting point for this, it's a great looking guitar and it seems to be working perfectly for me.
I received the guitar pack within a couple of weeks despite the order needing to be sourced directly from the supplier. Now all I need are some new fingers! X)

PS. I have order Rocksmith Original for the PS3 for £2.50, apparently you can transfer the songs across for a fee of £6, nice inexpensive way to double your song list.

I can't really see the advantage of coloured strings tbh, I'm getting much better at string selection already with a bit of practice......chords, on the other hand, are an absolute bitch!!

shame this is back to 49.99 now, quite fancied an upgrade!

does anyone know,if you already have it for ps3 does the game link song progress? or would all the ps4 songs start from 0% ??

Forget all the starting point guitars esp yam pac too thick to high action. Spend £300 on something better. I suggest an ibanez build around the old rg550, low action n fret wiz neck. Why make it hard to learn!
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