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Californication Bass Tab

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Title: Californication
Album: Californication
Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Members: Anthony Kiedis, FLEA, John Frusciante and Chad Smith
Transcription: Bass Tab
Tuning: Standard E A D G
Tabbed by: Sean Lewis

Key
 / = Slide Up To Fret
 \ = Slide Down To Fret
 h = Hammer On
 p = Pull Off
 X = Muted Note
 > = Let Ring
 I) = Bend Up
 U) = Bend Down
 T = Tap (wack string with joining bone on thumb)
 P = Pop (pull the string upwards with index finger, middle, ring, or pinky 
          releasing it to make a twang)

Intro/Verse x3
G]----------9-9--7h9p7----------7--7-----------9--9--7h9p7---------10--10---]
D]---7--7---------------10-----------10----7--7-----------10--------------7-]
A]--------------------------8-8------------------------------8--8-----------]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

after intro Break Down
G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]------------------------------------------------0-----------------0-------]
A]----3------3---3----------------------------------------------------------]
E]--------------------3--3--3----3--\---1--1-1/3----------------------------]

after playing the verse again x2 play breakdown 
with this ending                                 [--------------------------]
                                                 [--------------------------]
                                                 [-5-------------5-----5----]
                                                 [--------------------------]

Pre Chorus1
G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]--7----7--7--7----7---7--7--9--10----------------------------10---9-------]
A]----------------------------------8---8----8--8---8---8---8------------10-]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]--7--7-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--9-10-----------------10/14--12--10------9-----]
A]---------------------------------8--8---8---8--8--------------------------]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]--7----7--7--7----7---7--7--9--10----------------------------10---9-------]
A]----------------------------------8---8----8--8---8---8---8------------10-]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]-------------------10--9--------------------10-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-10-]
A]-8---8-8-8--8--8-8------10---8--8-8-8-8-8--8----10------------------------]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]----------------10-9--7----7--7-7-7-7-7-7--9-10---------------------------]
A]--8--8-8-8-8--8---------8p7--------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---8-8----]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

Chorus1
  Dream of____             -cation       Dream of            ca-tion________
G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
A]--3--3------------5--5-5---7------------3---3--3----------2--3--5>--------]
E]--------3--3--3h5------------5--5-----------------0---3-------------------]

play verse 2 times then breakdown with second ending then pre chorus2

Pre Chorus2
G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]--7----7--7--7----7---7--7--9--10----------------------------10---9-------]
A]----------------------------------8---8----8--8---8---8---8------------10-]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]---7--7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7---9--10----------------------10--10--9----7--------]
A]-----------------------------------8---8---8--8---8-----------------10----]
G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]--7----7--7--7----7---7--7--9--10----------------------------10---9-------]
A]----------------------------------8---8----8--8---8---8---8------------10-]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]---------------------------------------------------------------9----------]
D]-------------------10--9----------------12-12-10-9-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-9-10-]
A]-8---8-8-8--8--8-8------10---8-8-8-8-8-8-----------=----------------------]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]----------------10-9--------7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-10---------------------------]
A]--8--8-8-8-8--8------10--10--------------------8-8-8--20-20-20-20-20-20-20]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

Chorus2
G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]----------------------------------------------------------5---------------]
A]-3----3----------------5-----5----5---7---------3----3-----------3------5-]
E]--------0--3---3--3h5--------------------5--5-5-------0--3----------------]

G]-------------7-------------7----------------------------------------------]
D]-----------------7------7-------------------------------------------------]
A]----5--5---5-------5--5------5---3---3--------5-----5----5--7-------------]
E]---------------------------------------3--3h5-------------------5-----5---]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
A]---3---5---3------------------2--3----5>----------------------------------]
E]-------------------5----5--3----------------------------------------------]
 
Guitar Solo
G]-14---------------------------14--------------14--------------------------]
D]----------18----16----------------------------------------18--------16----]
A]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
E]-14-14-14-14--------14\10--10-10----10--10/---14--14--14--14----14----14\-]

G]----------14---------------------------------7----------------------------]
D]-----------------------------------9------7----------7--------------------]
A]--------------------------------9------5----------7----------------7------]
E]--10--10--10---10--10--0-----7-----------------5----------0---7--------0--]

G]-----14----------------------------14------------------14-----------------]
D]-------------18-----16-14-----------------------------------16----16-14---]
A]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
E]-14--14--14--14--14------14\10--10-10--10--10-10\--14-14-14-14-14------14-]

G]----------14-------------------------------7------------------------------]
D]--------------------------------9-------7--------------7------------------]
A]-----------------------------9-------5--------5-----7---------------7-----]
E]-10---10--10---10--10-0---7-------7--------------5-------5-5-0--7-----0-0-]

G]--------------------7--------------------------------------------------7--]
D]--------9--------7--------------7-----------------------------9------7----]
A]-----9--------5--------5-----7------------7-------7--------9-------5----5-]
E]--7--------7--------------5------5-5-0--7---0-0-7--0-0--7-------7---------]

G]---------------------------]
D]--------7-7----------------]
A]-----7-----------------7-7-]
E]--5---------5--5--0--7-----]

Pre Chorus3
G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]-7--7-7-7---7-7-7-9-10--------------------10-9-----7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-9-10--]
A]------------------------8---8-8-8--8-8--8------10-------------------------]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]-------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-10--------------10-9---]
A]---8---8--8--7--7-5-5-3--2--0-------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8----10-]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]-----------------10-9----------------7-----10-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-10--]
A]--8--8-8-8-8--8-8----10-8--8--8-8--8---8-8-----10-------------------------]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
                                                         Note: & = 20
G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]------------10-10-10-9h10p9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-10----------------------]
A]-8-8-8-8-8-8---------------10------------------------8-8-8-8-&-&-&=&-&-&-&]
E]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

Chorus3
G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
A]-3---3--3-------------5--5--5-------------3----3----------2---3-----5-----]
E]-----------3--3--3/5-----------5----5--------------0--3-------------------]

G]------------7------------7------------------------------------------------]
D]---------7-----7------7---------------------------------------------------]
A]--5--5-----------5--5------5--3--3--------------5-----5-------------------]
E]-------------------------------------3--3--3----------------5-----5-------]

G]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
D]--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
A]-3------3------------2---3----5>------------------------------------------]
E]-----------0----3---------------------------------------------------------]

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pod117 wrote on December 27 2005, 11:06 pm

the solo is fine
and his pre-chorus is almost perfect also
i have a red hot chili peppers book with the bass tabs so bondman is wrong

for the solo though i would switch that 18 on the D string to a 13 on the G string cause its just easier to get too and instead of playing 10 on the E i would just hit 0 on the D string its also just easier to play and u dont have to stretch ur fingers that much
other than that its a pretty good tab

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river_of_souls wrote on March 18 2006, 04:47 pm

i dont know how do you do to hear the f ucking solo

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