Rock Band 2 has a host of real-world licensed products, but today, Harmonix and MTV Games unveiled the full lineup of in-game musical-instrument manufacturers whose products will appear in Rock Band 2. The list spans real-world microphones, new guitars and an array of drumsets.
The full list of musical instrument manufacturers for Rock Band 2 is:
- Guitars, Basses and Amplifiers:
- Fender (Including Charvel, Gretsch, Jackson, Squier, SWR)
- DWGretsch Drums
- SJC Custom Drum
- Zildjian Cymbals
- Accessories / Additional Instruments:
- Ernie Ball
- EMG Pickups
- Ludwig Drumsticks
- Vater Drumsticks
- Vic Firth
Rock Band 2 features the largest music catalog of any music-based videogame to date, with more than 100 songs on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack and — in light of the game’s backwards compatibility with Rock Band 1 and its support of online downloads — more than 500 songs by the end of 2008.