Published on August 1st, 2008 | by greg4
What Do You Do With A Broken RockBand Drum Set?
All I know is that I didn’t do it. I didn’t break the RockBand drum set. I’ll probably get killed for writing that, but it’s important to know. When I play RockBand, I play the fake plastic guitar. The unmentioned person plays the hell out of the drums. This person plays so hard that you would think you’re sitting next to John Bonham. Well, since Led Zeppelin have never licensed anything to RockBand, I’ll say Keith Moon. After one day of rocking out with our fab, fake band, Muskee Laroo, I noticed that one of the drum pads was cracking off the set.
Every time the unmentioned person would play the drums, the little crack eventually got bigger, and playing RockBand did not seem so fun. There was an uneasy tension in the air whenever the name RockBand was said. A new drum set was ordered and arrived within a couple of days. This was definitely a good thing as you see, if playing continued on this drum set, the drum pad would eventually fall off.
Here lies the dilemma. No one wants a broken RockBand Drum set. I called the local EB Games/Funcoland/Gamestop conglomerate and they said that they wouldn’t take it because it’s broken. I asked them what their policy was on returns, and they clearly stated that since someone had played it like a real drum set that it was my loss. They stated that they don’t even take them in trade because so many of them come in broken. I guess I could put the thing on Craigslist, but no one on Craigslist would want a broken toy. The only thing left to do is to keep the thing around and use it to salvage parts in case the new drum set breaks.
At least the cat likes the drums. That is, when she’s not chewing on the wires.