The Strum Fix Plus is a replacement strummer mechanism that works with most Rock Band guitars. With a short throw and positive but subtle 'click' when activated, you no longer have to 'mash' the strummer and can play faster, more accurately, and longer with less fatigue. With long-life, high-quality switches, and a strong, custom-made strum bar, the Strum Fix Plus will help you take your Rock Band guitar playing to the next level! Available since 2008, join the thousands of others who've added a 'plus' to their guitar!

Two versions are available:

  • The original Strum Fix Plus with a single strum bar. Recommended for most players.

  • The Strum Fix Plus DUO with dual, independent strum bars for authentic “bass guitar” players. Learn more…

Guitar Compatibility

The Strum Fix Plus is compatible with all Harmonix-branded Rock Band guitars, including:

  • Rock Band 1,2,3, and 4 "Fender Stratocaster".

  • Rock Band Beatles guitars (Hofner bass, Gretsch Duo Jet, and Rickenbacher.

  • Fender Jaguar guitar option is available. See here for details.

Contact guitar@bytearts.com if you have any questions about compatibility.

Features

  • Pre-assembled, ready to install.

  • Long-life, high quality switches. The switches have barely audible "click" that lets you feel when the strummer is activated.

  • Durable strum bar with grooved texture for precision feel and low fatigue when playing long sessions.

  • Light-action centering spring.

  • Easy to install, requires no soldering.*

* Installation does require opening up the guitar and removing the old strummer assembly. The Jaguar Option installation procedure is slightly different.

Shipping and Warranty

SHIPPING: Free shipping to U.S. via USPS, $8 outside the U.S. (order 3 or more and shipping is free to anywhere in the world). Please allow 1-2 days for your order to be shipped.

30-day, no questions asked full-refund return policy. 6 month warranty on parts and workmanship.

All payments are securely processed by PayPal and covered by their buyer protection plan - you can use your PayPal account or a credit card.


Buy Now: Strum Fix Plus

STRUM FIX PLUS (original version with single strum bar): $25.99
Guitar Option*
IN STOCK
NOTE: Due to the holiday and family plans, any orders placed during the week of Sept 2 won't be shipped until Sept 9th. Thanks for your understanding!

Free Shipping to US, $8 for international (order 3 or more and international shipping is free). Shipping charges (if any) will be added at checkout.

*NOTE: Select the “Jaguar Guitar” option if you are going to install the Strum Fix in PDP Jaguar guitar. This option includes a special mounting bracket and additional wires for connecting the strummer. See HERE for details.

Installation Instructions


Buy Now: Strum Fix Plus DUO

STRUM FIX PLUS DUO (with dual/split strum bars): $32.99
Guitar Option*
IN STOCK
NOTE: Due to the holiday and family plans, any orders placed during the week of Sept 2 won't be shipped until Sept 9th. Thanks for your understanding!

Free Shipping to US, $8 for international (order 3 or more and international shipping is free). Shipping charges (if any) will be added at checkout.

*NOTE: Select the “Jaguar Guitar” option if you are going to install the Strum Fix in PDP Jaguar guitar. This option includes a special mounting bracket and additional wires for connecting the strummer. See HERE for details.

Installation Instructions

The DUO installation is similar to the standard Strum Fix Plus, but with a few minor differences. Please read the post about determining the correct way to connect the wires.

The DUO has “jumpers” to set the strumming direction for the 2nd strum bar. See here for details.


Strum Fix Plus DUO Details

With a dual/split strumbar on the Strum Fix Plus DUO, you can convert your guitar to have the same type of strummer as the original Rock Band Fender Precision Bass. This lets you play bass parts more realistically, and also lets you 'alt-strum' (alternating up and down strums) easily and quickly. Each strum bar has it's own set of switches and a centering spring, so they have the same feel as the original Strum Fix Plus.

Jumper settings on the Strum Fix Plus DUO let you select how the 2nd strum bar behaves — you can select ‘normal’ or ‘inverted’ strum action to emulate either the original or later versions of the Rock Band Fender Precision Bass guitar. Note: when connecting the wires to the DUO, please read this blog post.

Our Story...

I bought Rock Band for my PS3 when it first came out and loved it. It was the first game that our entire family could enjoy together, and we had a lot of late nights, playing 'just one more song'... After about 2 weeks, the strummer in my guitar broke, and being an electrical engineer I was determined to find out why. I discovered that the switches in the original guitar were poor quality and destined to fail, so I designed a replacement that used some high-quality long-lasting switches. With the help of feedback from beta testers on the Rock Band forums the Strum Fix was refined to get just the right feel.

That was 10 years ago, and we still play Rock Band (Beatles is my favorite). I'll continue to make the Strum Fix Plus for the foreseeable future -- since new guitars are harder and harder to find, the Strum Fix Plus is more relevant than ever!

-Scott P (owner, ByteArts)

Reviews

"I could tell from the moment I saw the replacement strum kit that this was going to be an absolutely easy fix that would last a very long time. I have a great appreciation to the attention to detail that went into making this gracefully simple fix. From the board labeling to the solid block of milled plastic, it is easy to tell that a quality-minded focus went into this product. This strum bar allows me to finally *pluck* instead of *mashing* the bar like a button; with no fear of missed or doubled strums. Thank you! My Rock Band game is right back on top again!"

-- Jaremy (Rome, GA)