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Sober Bass Tab

by Tool

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Ok, here are the TOOL bass lines I promised way back when.  I figgured I'd

do something to "redeem" myself for my sins.  Bassists, for your jamming

pleasure I have transcribed (sometimes only parts of) "Prison Sex", "Bottom",

"Opiate", and "Sober".  I broke the songs down into riffs but you'll have to

listen tho the albums to get the exact tempo and rhythm.  Also, the E-string

is dropped to D (this is common in, I think, ALL TOOL songs.)

Tips on playing these songs:

        1)  Play with a pick.  Paul does.  Although, sometimes I do it

            w/ my fingers.

        2)  Boost your Treble and Mid a few notches to get a sharper sound.

            But, you still want to keep the low end rumbling.

        3)  Don't be afraid to experiment.  Paul varies his bass lines a lot,

            give it a try as well.  It's just easier to tab it when it's

            straight forward.

       [4)  Use a 'chorus' effect, 'specially w/ Sober. --Bucky]


        --Rich T. Viking

Sober by TOOL


Originally posted to the TOOL mailing list on 12/4/94 by

Richard Pedersen 

Retabbed in BTC by Bucky LaDieu 






























Intro riff              x3


Verse                   x10

Pre-Chorus              x2

Chorus                  x4
















Chorus                  x4












Notes:  I paraphrased this from an official transcription in "Guitar For

        The Practicing Musician," Feb. 1994.

        [This was based on the studio version of "Sober."  Be sure and listen

        to the song, as there are alot of things that Rich missed. --Bucky]


                Created using the Bass Tab Creator

     __         by Mario D'Alessio (motcid!marble!dalessio)


   +|oo|+       Notes:  w = Whole  h = Half  q = Quarter

     ||                 e = 8th    s = 16th  t = 32nd  x = 64th


     ||                 Capital durations are dotted notes

     ||                   (equal to 1.5 times the duration value)


     ||             #

     ||         +----+                   +----+

  _  ||  _      |*--*+  = MEASURE        |4:--|  = TIME

  \\_||_//      |*--*+    REPEATS        |4:--|    SIGNATURES

   | [] |       +----+   (#=Num Repeats) +----+

   | || |

  /  []  \      + = TIE         ^  = TRIPLET           > = BEND

  \______/      H = HAMMER ON   \  = SLIDE TO FRET     R = Rest

                P = PULL OFF    \X = SLIDE TO NOWHERE  ~ = Trill

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cait_00 wrote on February 13 2002, 12:00 am

no tuning and who the heck is paul justin chancellor is the bassist for tool and he plays neerly all slap

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thepidgongod wrote on March 3 2002, 12:00 am

paul is tools old bassist you idiot! the one they had when they acctually wrote this song!

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mat515 wrote on April 4 2002, 12:00 am

So yea...Justin is all slap eh? Looks like a fan that doesnt know shit. Saw tool twice and Justin is all pick, PAUL is all scratch. Anywho...tune this badass tab to D dummies!

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