Nearly a year after we bought Guitar Hero III there was a nice deal at ShopTo for Rock Band 1 this week. It was 18 GBP, so we imported it (prices here in Germany are around 35 EUR for a used copy).
Today it arrived, we plugged everything in and the GH guitars don't work. Gnaaaaaaaaaah! I had this news in my mind vaguely when ordering and thought it would be no problem.
After a bit of web research by LadyMog it turned out that it works on XBOX360 but not on PS3 and that there probably is a patch but Activision holds it back. For whatever reson as you obviously need to buy Guitar Hero to get a GH guitar.
Don't know what we should do now. A full band set is too expensive, despite the fact that the Rock Band 2 bandsets are STILL not available in Europe. Maybe we get a used RB1 guitar on eBay.
Update: It works! By chance, we yesterday bought a used copy of GH World Tour because it was a good offer and the Les Paul didn't work there too. "No way!" we thought and by fiddling around a bit LadyMog assigned a controller number lower 5 to her guitar which made it work. And with that "trick" it works in Rock Band as well. Phew!