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What It Is Bass Tab

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   Red Hot Chili Peppers - What It Is

Tabbed by: Peter
Email: pscholl@veryspeedy.net
Tuning: standard
Everything is slapped, unless otherwise stated

~~~~ = vibrato	 	 |  = bar
x = muted note   	||o = repeat start
/ = slide		o|| = repeat end	
h = hammer-on		p = pull-off
(4) = tied note	mb = micro-bend (bend 1/4 step up)

1,2,3,4 indicate beat in the bar
 . indicates halfway between the beat, if necessary

 Intro
 4/4
  1  2 . 3  4 .    1 2 3 4    1  2 . 3  4 .    1 2 . 3 4       
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------------|
|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0-|---------|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0-|----3-~~~~~--|

  1  2 . 3  4 .    1 2 3 4    1  2 . 3  4 .    1 2 . 3 4                                    
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|----12/13----|
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|----11/12----|
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------------|
|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0-|---------|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0-|-------------|
						this bar not slapped
   Verse 1

    1  2 . 3  4 .    1 .   2   .   3  4                         
||------------------|---------------------|
||o-----------------|--------5---5-------o| 
||o-----------------|--5p0---------------o|
||--0--x-0-0--x-0-0-|------x---x---3--5---|
	play 4 times, 4th time last bar is:

 1 .    2   .   3 . 4 .   
|-----------------------|
|---------5---5---------|
|--5p0------------------|
|-------x---x---3-3-5-5-|

 Verses 2-5
  1  2 .   3  .  4   .	     1  2 .   3  .  4   .     1  2 .   3  .  4   .
|----------------------9-||-------------------------|----------------------9--||
|------------5-----------||o------------5---------6-|------------5-----------o||
|--------------------x---||o-7------------5-5h7-x---|-7------------------x---o||
|-0--x-3h5-x---5-5h7-----||-----x-3h5-x-------------|----x-3h5-x---5-5h7------||
					repeat 7 and a half times

1st chorus
  1  . 2 . 3  4 .   1  . 2 . 3  4 .    1  . 2 . 3  4 .   1  . 2 . 3 .  4 .            
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|--------3-4--5-8-|--------3-4-4-3---|--------3-4--5-8-|--------3-4----------|
|-6-3--6----------|-3-3--6---------6-|-3-3--6----------|-3-3--6------1-1-3-3-|

then verse again, then:
2nd Chorus
  1  . 2 . 3  4 .   1  . 2 . 3 .  4 .    1   . 2 . 3  4 .   1  . 2 . 3 .  4 .   
|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------8mb-|-----------------|--------------------|
|--------3-4--5-8-|--------3-4--x-5-----|--------3-4--5-8-|--------3-4---------|
|-6-3--6----------|-3-3--6--------------|-x-3--6----------|-x-3--6------1-1-3-3|

Verse again, then:
3rd Chorus
  1  . 2 . 3  4 .   1  . 2 . 3   4 .   1  . 2 . 3  4 .   1  . 2 . 3  4 . 
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|--------3-4--5-8-|--------3-4-4-3---|--------3-4--5-8-|--------3-4--3---|
|-6-3--6----------|-3-3--6---------6-|-3-3--6----------|-3-3--6--------6-|


Interlude
  1   .   2   .    3    .   4   .     1   .   2   .    3    .   4   .
|---------------------------------9-|-----------------------------------|
|-----2-----------------------5-----|-----2-----------------------5---6-|
|-----------5---4-(4)-5-5-x-x---x---|-----------5---4-(4)-5-5-x-x---x---|
|-0-x---x-x---x---------------------|-0-x---x-x---x---------------------|

  1   .   2   .    3    .   4   .     1   .   2   .    3    .   4   .
|---------------------------------9-|-----------------------------------|
|-----2-----------------------5-----|-----2-----------------------5---6-|
|-----------5---4-(4)-5-5-x-x---x---|-----------5---4-(4)-5-5-x-x---x---|
|-0-x---x-x---x---------------------|-0-x---x-x---x---------------------|
Then another verse, but played 9 and a half times instead of 7 and a half

Outro
  1  2 . 3  4 .    1  .  2 . 3  4     1  2 . 3  4 .    1 .   2   .   3  4  
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|------x----------|-----------------|--------5---5-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--5p0---------------|
|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0-|---x----x-3--5---|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0-|------x---x---3--5--|

  1  2 . 3  4 .     1  .  2 . 3  4     1  2 . 3  4 .    1 .   2   .   3  4  
|------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|------------------|------x---------|-----------------|--------5---5-------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------|--5p0---------------|
|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0--|---x----x-3--5--|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0-|------x---x---3--5--|

  1  2 . 3  4 .    1 .   2   .   3  4    1  2 . 3  4 .  
|-----------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------5---5-------|------------------|
|-----------------|--5p0---------------|------------------|
|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0-|------x---x---3--5--|-0--x-0-0--x-0-0--|
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henry182 wrote on February 18 2005, 12:00 am

This is a really comprehensive tab one of the best ive ever seen!!! Thanks very much!

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Dnalrafcmb3 wrote on July 5 2008, 09:09 am

Great tab. Best tab I've ever seen, and this song really needs it. Good job dude.

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cooltapes09 wrote on January 21 2009, 04:21 pm

yeah, great job man.
killer song.

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