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Hold On Loosely Bass Tab

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************************************
* "HOLD ON LOOSELY" BY .38 SPECIAL *
************************************
TAB by: 12thFretTag
Tuning: Regular (E,A,D,G)
Time Measure: 4/4
Notes:
 w = whole note     e = eighth note
 q = quarter note   s = sixteenth note
 / = slide up       \ = slide down
 h = hammer down    r = rest

 Read this tab straight through.  You should also listen to the song
 so you can understand how this tab is just a good basic idea.  The
 bass line of this song is a lot of fun because of the different fills
 you can throw in at any time.

INTRO:

---|:---:|----------|----------|----------|----------|--------------|
---|:---:|----------|----------|----------|----------|--------------|
-r-|:-r-:|-r------7-|-7\-r-r-6-|-6\-r-r-5-|-5\-r-r-4-|-4\-r-r-4-2---|
---|:---:|----7-5---|----------|----------|----------|------------0-|
      3x  


VERSE:   

|:---:|-----------|:---:|
|:---:|-----------|:---:|
|:-r-:|-r-4-2-----|:-r-:|
|:---:|------/4-0-|:---:|
   3x                4x


BRIDGE: 

-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----------------|---------------5-|-------5-------5-|-------5-----5-7-|
-3-3-r---3-3-r---|-3-3-r---3---3---|-5-5-r---5-5-r---|-5-5-r---5-5-----|
-------3-------3-|-------3---3-----|-----------------|-----------------|


CHORUS:       

-------------|------------|--------------|---------|
-------------|------------|----------5-7-|-7-------|
-7---7---7-6-|-6--6---6---|-5--5-5-7-----|----4--5-|
-------7-----|------6---7-|--------------|---------|
     
-------------|------------|------------|------------|
-------------|------------|------------|------------|
-7---7---7-6-|-6--6---6---|-5--5-4-2---|------2-----|
-------7-----|------6---7-|----------5-|-5--5---5-4-|

-------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
-------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
---------0-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-2-2-2-3-----|-----------------|-2-2-2-3-4---|-----------------|


Repeat the VERSE


Repeat the BRIDGE


The CHORUS repeats here, but it has a few changes worth noting,
as shown below:      

-------------|------------|--------------|---------|
-------------|------------|--------------|-7-------|
-7---7---7-6-|-6--6---6---|-5--5-5-7-----|----4--5-|
-------7-----|------6---7-|----------5-7-|---------|
  
---------------|------------|---------------|-----------------|
---------7-9---|------------|---------5-6-7-|-7-4-2-4-2-------|
-7---7-7-----6-|-6--6---6---|-5---5-5-------|-----------4-2---|
---------------|------6---7-|---------------|---------------3-|

-------------|-----------------|--------------|----------------|
-------------|-----------------|--------------|----------------|
---------0-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------0~~|----------------|
-2-2-2-3-----|-----------------|-2-2-2-3-4----|----------------|


VERSE 3:
                                                       

|:---:|-----------|---------|----5h7-|-7--------|-----------------|
|:---:|-----5-6-7-|7----5h7-|-7------|----------|-----------------|
|:-r-:|-r---------|---------|--------|----------|-----------------|
|:---:|-----------|---------|--------|----5-6-7-|7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
  3x
    
------------|-----------|-----------|-------------|
------------|-----------|-----------|-------------|
-7-r----7-6-|-r-----6-5-|-r-----5-4-|-r-/4-2------|
------7-----|-----6-----|-----5-----|--------/4-0-|
    
-----------|-----------|-----------|--------|
-----------|-----------|-----------|--------|
-r-----7-6-|-r-----6-5-|-r-----5-4-|-r--4-5-|
-----7-----|-----6-----|-----5-----|--------|


Repeat the CHORUS (ORIGINAL ONE), Then play:

---------------|------------|--------------|---------|
---------------|------------|----------5-7-|-7--7--9-|
-7---7-7---7-6-|-6--6---6---|-5--5-5-7-----|---------|
---------7-----|------6---7-|--------------|---------|
      
-------------|------------|----------|-----------|
-------------|------------|----------|-----------|
-7---7---7-6-|-6--6---6---|-5--r---4-|-r---5-6-7-|
-------7-----|------6---7-|----------|-----------|


OUTRO/GUITAR SOLO:
      
---------------|-------4-6-------|-------------|---------|
---------------|---4-6-----4-6---|---------5-7-|-7--7--9-|
-7---7-7---7-6-|6--------------5-|5--5-5-7-----|---------|
---------7-----|-----------------|-------------|---------|

---------------|------------|---------------|-----------------:|
---------7-9---|------------|--------5-7----|-----------------:|
-7---7-7-----6-|-6--6---6---|-5--5-5-----4h5|5--4-------------:|
---------------|------6---7-|---------------|-----7-5-4-5-7-0-:|

When you are repeating these two lines for the rest of the song,
make sure to replace the first note with an open 'E'.  Also, this
is where you get to have a lot of fun playing different fills.

Have fun.
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SoftParade1967 wrote on April 8 2007, 12:33 pm

Perfect dude
Awsome job!
5 out of 5 man!

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dude55 wrote on July 16 2007, 10:20 pm

good tab. it is right, but a little confusing

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11lewist wrote on February 24 2008, 08:53 pm

great tab but, same thing that dude 55 said, its kind of confusing, i can't seem to get the timing right

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