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Fbi Tab

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This was a very hard song to work out. it doesnt make life
any easier with lots of tape echo either and palm muting. 

I would like to discuss hanks tone, which is a tape echo 
machine, plugged into a vox ac 30 and with a fender strat
guitar. 

That was the old days of course.

These days Hank uses Echoes from the past, it has all 
is tape echo effects programmed into it minus the wow 
and flutter effect of old tape machines. programmed but
charlie hall, i believe he still programs machines now.

The vox ac 30 is avaiable now in stores. there is the 
custom classic, slightly different compared to the original
and the heritage amps which sposed to be the vox golden 
tone from that age. 

Fender strats are everywhere these days, just make sure to
get one with vintage pickups, hank uses kinman pickups i believe,
also important is the tremolo arm or whammy bar, which adds vibrato
to notes, bring them to life. 

Also avaible to get hanks tone is the gemini III, an incredible tone
shapper tool to get those earlier shadows sounds. 

so lets recap, if you really want hank sounds, heres the ideal
setup

Fender strat - > Echoes from the past - > Vox heritage amps.

you could also add compression. 

but i cant stress how important a good tape echo unit is, to get those 
hank sounds. You cant beat Echoes from the past in my opinion which is 
what hank used in his final tour.

Right forget about gear, lets learn to play FBI

The following was tabbed by ear. 

please note - that i have not included the exact number times somthing 
is played. you can work this out yourself by listening to the record. 
I am trying to show you the correct notes to play.

first off, lets look at the first guitar you hear, Bruce's.


Rythm Guitar

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|----6----6-------6-------6--------7--------7------|
|----7----7----------7----7--------6--------6------|
|------7---------------7---------------7-----------|
|-5----------5------------------5----------------5-|


Right lets learn the song


|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----5--7/9-----7-5----| X 2
|---7---------7-------7-|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|

|--------5-------------------------------------|
|-----------8--5-------------------------------|
|------5---------7--5--7--7/9--9----7-----5----|
|---7----------------------------------------7-|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


the timing can be a little trick the next part, listen to the record
to get an idea of how its played.

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------5-----------5-----------5----------5---------------------|
|-------5--7----7--5--7------7--5--7----7--5--7----7--5-------7---5----|
|---7----------------------------------------------------7--7--------7-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

play this muted 

|-------|
|-------|
|-------|
|---5-7-|
|-7-----|
|-------|


Play the above twice, 

Bridge 

we are going to play the same thing 3 different parts of the neck, with palm muting. 
It will sound cool with the echo going. 


|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|--------6-6---9-9--6-6-|
|---7-7-----------------|
|-----------------------|

|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------7-7--10-10--7--7--|
|--8-8--------------------|

|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------7-7--10-10--7--7--|
|--8-8--------------------|
|-------------------------|

now a very chromatic phrase

|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|     Only play this part once
|---7--5--6-7-|
|-------------|

2nd time we are going to do this

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|--7--5--3--2--0--|
|-----------------|

Right we now play the main lead part, same as at the start, but in a different octave.

goes like this

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|----------2~-----0------|  x 2 
|----0--3-------0----3-0-|
|------------------------|

then we play 

|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------2-0---------------------------|
|------------2--0-----0--1/2-2-0-------|
|--0--3-------------3-------------3-0--|
|--------------------------------------|

next we play

|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--2--0-----0--2--0-----0--2--0----------------|
|-0--3-----------3------------3----------3-0---------0-|
|---------------------------------------------0--3b----|

now for the solo

Guitar solo

This is hard to explain, listen to the record for timings

|--12-------12--------------------|
|------15b-----------13--15--13---|
|----------------14---------------|
|---------------------------------| x 3 
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|


Right basically, after this section, the 12th note on the E and the
15th note with the bend on the B string is played 4 times, like this

|--12---------12--|
|--------15b------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------| x 4
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

in order to get out of this, we play

|-------------------------------------|
|-13~--------------13-----------------|
|-------14--12--14-----14--12--14~----|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


Now its very hard to tell what hanks playing, the echo is covering up 
the notes. its very scrambled, it sounds like he plays this repeated.
not exactly sure how many times.


|--12---------12--|
|--------15b------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|  X Approximitly 10 times
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

then right at the end it sounds like he catches the 13 fret B string to me
so it will end like this

|--12----12-------12-|
|-----13------13-----|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|

then we are back into the bridge.

there are some slight differences, first of all he plays somthing like this

|----------|
|----------|
|----------|
|----------|  Repeated approximitly 3 Times 
|----------|
|--7/8-8---|

You finish the above part , just by hitting the 7th fret again.

it can be played on the A string if you prefer rather than the low E or even on 
the D. 

It also sounds like he plays, double stops.

Like this 

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

you could also play the end section with double stops if you like.

like this

|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|--6--5--2--1------|
|--7--4--3--2--0---|
|------------------|

there is alot of stuff going on in the final bridge, experiment.
If i can find out some more cool stuff to play , i will post it
in the comments section.

Right lets move onto the final section

We repeat the main part again. 

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|----------2~-----0------|  x 2 
|----0--3-------0----3-0-|
|------------------------|

|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------2-0---------------------------|
|------------2--0-----0--1/2-2-0-------|
|--0--3-------------3-------------3-0--|
|--------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0--2--0-----0--2--0-----0--2--0----------------|
|-0--3-----------3------------3----------3-0---------0-|
|---------------------------------------------0--3b----|

to finish off, hank plays a cool little lick at the end.

like this 

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-------------1/2-|
|--0--3b--0-------|
|-----------------|

or he might have played this, 

it sounds a bit deeper to be honest, so i think
that he played this instead.

play both see which you think sounds better

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|-------------1/2-----|
|---------0-----------|
|--0--3b--------------|

Thats it. Hope you enjoyed it!

if there is any errors please let me know. I will fix them in
the comments section.
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keneticshark24 wrote on March 4 2008, 11:14 am

Amazing..

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necriononguitar wrote on June 1 2010, 01:35 pm

not really, no...

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nitroguitar wrote on June 30 2010, 09:45 am

not really correct!!!

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