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This tip came in from the comments:
Here’s my mod from back in the day before GH3 for x360 (I preferred the sg to the xplorer):
He goes on:
I hate the X-plorer with a passion, mostly the fret buttons, but the whammy bar and the part that gets in the way when I strum are also problems. I decided to get rid of all those issues by doing a total conversion. Since I do custom songs on PS2 and didn’t want to lose the ability to do co-op on PS2 and didn’t want to buy a new guitar, I decide to do a two-way conversion.
Nice work combining guitar controllers to get what you want before the corporations decide you need it.