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Back In Black Bass Tab

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AC/DC-Back in Black
Back in Black (1980)
Transcribed by: playinbass1432
Email: playinbass1432@hotmail.com

I've worked hard on this tab, and I know for a fact it is far more accurate than any of
tabs for this song in archive.

Update: August 11/08: OPEN YOUR EARS. It DOES NOT go from E to D to A. It is E,D,Db.
can tell you that. Listen, listen, and listen some more. This tab is 100%. I worked on it
6 months (looking at live footage, listening to studio version.)

Unlike most on this site, I tab the ACTUAL BASSLINES. I DON'T transcribe what the guitar
in a bass tab. Trust me on this. Cliff Williams COULD NOT HAVE TABBED IT ANY MORE
HIMSELF. Listen to the song twenty, thirty, forty, hell, fifty times in a row, then tell 
this is wrong. LEARN TO USE YOUR EARS PEOPLE.

Standard Tuning

Intro: (0:05)

   E     D       Db                    E     D       Db      B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------------|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----74-75-76-77-|

   E     D       Db                    E     D       Db      B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------------|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----74-75-76-77-|

Verse 1:

   E     D       Db                    E     D       Db      B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------------|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----74-75-76-77-|

   E     D       Db                    E     D       Db      B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------------|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----74-75-76-77-|

Chorus 1:

   B          A  B              A   B     A       G  A              G  A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-0-5-5-5-5--3--5-|-5-5-5-5-5--3--5-|

     A  E  B  A  B              A  B   G                 D    D    D
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|---------------34|-5----5----5-----|
E|---5--0--7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-3---3-3-3-3333--|-----------------|

Verse 2:

   E     D       Db                    E     D       Db      B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------------|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----74-75-76-77-|

   E     D       Db                    E     D       Db      B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------------|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----74-75-76-77-|

Chorus 2:

   B          A  B              A   B     A       G  A              G  A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-7-5-5-5-5--3--5-|-5-5-5-5-5--3--5-|

     A  E  B  A  B              A  B   G                 D    A    D
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------5/7-----|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-------------x---|-----/7----------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------5-----|-5---------------|
E|---5--0--7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-3---3-3-3-------|-----------------|

Guitar Solo:

  E      D       Db        E   E   E   E     D       Db        E A  E  A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------777---|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-------000-----00|-0---------------|-------0-5--0--5-|

  E      D       Db        E   E   E   E     D       A         E A  E  A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------777---|-------555-------|-----------------|
E|-0---------------|-------000-----00|-0-------------55|-5-----0-5--0--5-|

  E      D       Db        E   E   E   E     D       Db        E A  E  A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------777---|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-------000-----00|-0---------------|-------0-5--0--5-|

  E      D       Db        E   E   E   E     D       Db        E A  E A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------777---|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-------000-----00|-0---------------|-------0-5--0--5-|

Chorus 3:


G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|---5--0--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-7-|-0-5-5-5-5--3--5-|-5-5-5-5-5--3--5-|

     A  E  B  A  B              A  B   G                 D    A    D
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------/7-----|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----/7----------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|---------------34|-5---------------|
E|---5--0--7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-3---3-3-3-3333--|-----------------|

Bridge:

                     E      B          E         G     B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|---5-4-2-4-------------------------|
E|-----------------|-0------75-76-77-|-0---------3-----7-5---7-6---7-7---|

   E         G     B                   A         C     E
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|---5-4-2-4-------------------------|
A|---5-4-2-4-------------------------|-----------3-----7-5---7-6---7-7---|
E|-0---------3-----7-5---7-6---7-7---|-5---------------------------------|

   A         C     E                   E        G
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|---5-4-2-4-------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------3-----7-5---7-6---7-7---|---5-4-2-4-------------------------|
E|-5---------------------------------|-0---------3-----7-5---7-6---7-7---|

   E         G     B
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|---5-4-2-4-------------------------|
E|-0---------3-----7-5---7-6---7-7---|

Chorus 4:

   B          A  B              A   B     A       G  A              G  A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|---5-5-5-5--3--5-|-5-5-5-5-5--3--5-|

     A  E  B  A  B              A  B   G                 D    D    D
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|---------------34|-5----5----5-----|
E|---5--0--7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-3---3-3-3-3333--|-----------------|

   A
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-5---------------|-----------------|

Outro:

  E      D       Db        E   E   E   E     D       Db        E A  E  A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------777---|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-------000-----00|-0---------------|-------0-5--0--5-|

  E      D       Db        E   E   E   E     D       Db        E A  E  A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------777---|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-------000-----00|-0---------------|-------0-5--0--5-|

  E      D       Db        E           E     D       Db        E A  E  A
G|-----------------|---------------78|-9---------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------789---|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------------|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-------000-------|-----------------|-------0-5--0--5-|

  E      D       Db        E   E   E   E     D       Db        E A  E  A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------555-----44|-4---------777---|-------555-----44|-4---------------|
E|-0---------------|-------000-----00|-0---------------|-------0-5--0--5-|
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alexw1020 wrote on April 30 2008, 06:56 pm

I think this tab is perfect. 5 stars.

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