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Better Off This Way Bass Tab

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Song - Better Off This Way
Album - What Separates Me From You
Bassist - Josh Woodward
Tuning - Standard 5 String B E A D G

I've never seen Josh use a 5er, so he probably uses
a really heavy gauge string, or even strings it 
with a set for a 5 string, and just disregards
bin the G. 

Intro
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------5-55----5-55|
B|2-2------2-22----------------|

Verse
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------555555555----------------------|
B|2222222555555500000(x2)----------555555555000000000(x2)|

Chorus - I have roughly tabbed the rhythm,
but you will have to listen carefully
for yourself to get it properly. 
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|5-55-55-------------------------|
B|--------5-55-55-0-00-00-00-00-00|x4

Post Chorus
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|5-55------------------|
B|------5-55--0-00--0-00|x2

Verse

Pre Chorus
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------55555--5-55-555-55555555----|
B-2222--2-2222--2-22------------------------555000|

Chorus
Post Chorus

Bridge
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------7777777|
E|5-5-555--5-55-555------------5-5-555--5-5-555--7777777--------|
B|------------------5555500000----------------------------------|x2

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----7-------------7-77------------|
E|5-----------5-55--------7-77--7-77|
B|--------0-------------------------|

Chorus

Outro
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------7------------|
E|5-55-------------------5-55---------------7-5-0[HOLD]|
B|------5-55--0-00-0-00--------5-55-0-00---------------|

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London Bassist wrote on March 11 2014, 07:22 am

Good tab, 5/5!

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maxpowweer wrote on January 8 2015, 08:38 am

Thanks for the feedback!

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colejohnson66 wrote on January 6 2015, 05:12 pm

About the tuning: A Day to Remember usually plays in D std. or D drop C. However, they have used other tunings such as Eb std. for "City of Ocala" and "Right Back at it Again". "End of Me" is as "high" as E std.

As for when they go as low as "B", they probably either detune to Db (C#) drop B (B,Gb,B,E) [most likely; similar to how bands playing E std. sometimes go to Eb std.) or a "hackish" tuning of D drop B (B,G,C,E). I've done the latter myself when I'm in E std. and want to play a song in Eb drop Db; detune only the E string to get E drop Db (Db,A,D,G), however, it doesn't work on every song and rarely works on guitars because of the chords.

For strings, Josh Woodward said he uses a heavier gauge (http://mixdownmag.com.au/2011/05/30/a-day-to-remember/); I would assume he uses a 5-string pack, because I've played D drop C on 45-65-85-105 and the strings get kindof flimsy (but still playable), especially the 105. There's still the bass tone (without an amp), but IMHO, there isn't enough tension.

Also, great tab!

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