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Psycho Circus Bass Tab

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Song: PSYCHO CIRCUS
Artist: KISS
Album: PSYCHO CIRCUS
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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, kfemil@telia.com

Tuned down 1/2-step

Comments: Killer bass playing by Gene. Tabbing it was a bitch but
kind of fun. Check out Riff 1, the bass figure during the circus-
music at the beginning of the track.


Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t    = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum





Rhythm Fig. 1                                          

Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 2
                                                 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7\---2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----0--5\--------|


                                                
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------7\---------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7\---2--3----0--3-----3----3--5----5-------------|


                                                 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7\---2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----0--5\--------|


                                                 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------7\--------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7\---2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----5------------|





Rhythm Fig. 3
                                               
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2----------4----5-----5--5--5--5--5--7\----------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--0----0----0----0---------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3------|


                                                 
Gb|-------4-------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2-----------4----5-----5--5--5--5--5--5--5-------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                                
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------7\----------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3/-5--5----5----5--3/---5--5----5----------------|


                                                
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2----------4----5-----5--5--5--5--5--------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------0--2--------|


                                                   
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------5-----5--4-----|
Ab|--0----0----0--0--0--------------5-----5-----------|
Eb|---------------------3-----3--3--------------------|


     
                                               
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2--2--2--2--2--4----5-----5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                               
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------7\-------------------5-----0----0-----------|
Eb|--0-----------2----3-----3-----3-------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 4
                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------7\-------|
Ab|---------------------------------------7-----------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----------------|


                                                
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------7\---------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7\---2--3----0--3-----3----3--5----5-------------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------7\-------|
Ab|---------------------------------------7-----------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----------------|


                                                    
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------7----------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------7--0----|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3--0---3--5--7--5---------------|



Rhythm Fig. 5
                                                
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2----------4----5-----5--5--5--5--5--------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------0--2--------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------5--5--4--2--0------|
Ab|--0----0----0----0---------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------3-----3--3---------------------|


                                              
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2----------4----5-----5--5--5--5----5\-----------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                                       
Gb|---------------------12h14---------12h14-----------|
Db|-----------------------------14------------14\-----|
Ab|------------------0--------------------------------|
Eb|--3/-5--5----5-------------------------------------|


                                             
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------4h5p4----2-------------|
Ab|--2----------4----5--------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                                   
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3/-5--5----5----5--3-----3--3--3--3--3--2--0-----|


                                                
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2----------4----5-----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                               
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------7\-------------------5-----0----0-----------|
Eb|--0-----------2----3-----3-----3-------------------|






Rhythm Fig. 6
                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------7\-------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----5-----------|


                                                 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3----3--5----3--5\--------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------7\-------|
Ab|---------------------------------------7-----------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----------------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3----3--5----3--5--0------|



Rhythm Fig. 7
                                                      
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
    < - - - - 2x - - - - - > < - - - - 2x - - - - - >

                                                      
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|


                                                      
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 8
                                                      
Gb|--------------------4------------------4-----4-----|
Db|-----------------4-----4------------4-----4-----4--|
Ab|--2--2--2--2--2------------2--2--2-----------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
  < - - - - - - - - - - - 2x - - - - - - - - - - - - >


Gb|--------------------4------------------4-----4-----|
Db|-----------------4-----4------------4-----4-----4--|
Ab|--2--2--2--2--2------------2--2--2-----------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                                      
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------5-----5---------------7--7--7--7--7--|
Ab|-----------------5-----5---0--0--0-----------------|
Eb|--3--3--3--3---------------------------------------|


                                                      
Gb|--------------------4------------------4-----4-----|
Db|-----------------4-----4------------4-----4-----4--|
Ab|--2--2--2--2--2------------2--2--2-----------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                                       
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------5-----------------5h7----7-----|
Ab|-----------------5-----5--0--0--0--0------0-----0--|
Eb|--3--3--3--3--3------------------------------------|


                                                      
Gb|--------4-----------4------------4-----------4-----|
Db|-----------------4-----4------4-----4-----------4--|
Ab|--2--2-----2--2------------2-----------2--2--------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                                      
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------5-----------5------------7-----------7-----|
Ab|-----------5-----------5---0--7-----7--0--7-----7--|
Eb|--3--3--------3--3---------------------------------|


                                                         
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------5----4----0--|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---------------|


                                                      
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|






Rhythm Fig. 9
                                                 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------7\--------|
Ab|--------------------------------------7------------|
Eb|--7\---2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5-----------------|


                                                
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7\---2--3----0--3-----3----3--5----3--5----------|


                                                 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------5\---------------------7\--------|
Ab|---------------5----------------------7------------|
Eb|--7\---2--3-------------3--5--7--5-----------------|


                                                
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7\---2--3----0--3-----3----3--5----3--5----------|


                                       
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 10
                                        
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7--7\--------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 11
                                                    
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2--2--2--2--2--4--4--5-----5--5--5--5--5--5--5---|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|


                                                    
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------7\-----|
Ab|--------------------------------------0--0---------|
Eb|--0--0--0--0--0--2--2--3-----3--3--3---------------|



Rhythm Fig. 12
                                                 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------7\-------|
Ab|---------------------------------------7-----------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----------------|


                                                 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3----3--5----3--5---------|


                                                   
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------7\------|
Ab|----------------------------------------7----------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3--0---3--5--7--5---------------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------5-----5--7-------7\-------|
Ab|----------------------------5----------7-----------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-------------------------------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----3--5\-------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------7\-------|
Ab|---------------------------------------7-----------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----------------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3-----3--5--7--5----3--5\-------|


                                                  
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------5-----5--7----------------|
Ab|----------------------------5----------7-----------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3----------------------5\-------|


                                                   


Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------5--4----------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------7--5----4-----------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----0--3----------------------7--5-----|
   < - - - - - - - - - - - 2x - - - - - - - - - - - >

                                                 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------5-------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--7--0--2--3----3--------3--3--3--5----------------|






Riff 1

Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--0------------0-----------------------------------|
Eb|--------0------------0---2---4-----0---------------|
   < - - - - - - ca 4x - - - - - - >

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_basisten_ wrote on October 6 2003, 12:00 am

Don\'t think you are something you aren\'t.

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vonroden wrote on April 1 2007, 03:27 pm

awsome job as usaly Emil, realy loves your KISS tabs at the asylum

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vonroden wrote on October 6 2009, 01:49 pm

In the intro(Pumping Bb with the drums..) you end with a flat7-Octave root hammered fill something like this

G--------------------------
D--------------7h99--7h9----
A-2 2--2--2 -2----------------
E----------------------------

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