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Sooner or Later - Breaking Benjamin
Tuning:  CGCFAD (down 1 step)
Acoustic Tuning: C F Bb Eb G C (down 2 steps)  

Guitar 1 - Fink
Guitar 2 - Burnley
Guitar 3 - Unknown (only used in INTRO)  

INTRO - Part 1
Guitar 2 - Heavy Dist. and Flanger
NOTE: This riff is played 14 times continuously!
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
F|---------------------|
C|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
C|0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12-|

Guitar 1 - Heavy Dist.
Comes in after Guitar 1 and plays with the riff above twice!
NOTE: This riff is played 13X continuously!
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
F|---------------------|
C|0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12-|  
G|0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12-|
C|0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12-|

Guitar 3 - Dist.
NOTE: Comes in after Guitar 1 plays opening riff 6 times!
This entire riff is played TWICE (2x)
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|0-0-16-0-17-0-17-16~--0-16-0-17-0-17-16~--0-16-0-17-0-17-16~--0-16-0-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3 - Continued
  1st Ending     2nd Ending
D|-------------|----------------------------|
A|-------------|----------------------------|
F|-19-19-19-19-|-19-19-19-19----------------|
C|-------------|------------16-(let ring)---|
G|-------------|----------------------------|
C|-------------|----------------------------|

*****One note, Guitar 3 can be played while Guitar 1 takes over for Guitar
2's riff if you only want to the play the song with 2 guitars instead of 3!

VERSE
Guitar 1 - Dist.
  LR
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
F|---------------------|
C|---------------------|
G|0--------------------|
C|0--------------------|

Guitar 2 - Clean w/ Chorus and some Delay
                                 I want a normal...............you are an..
D|-----------------------------------------0-------------------------0-----|
A|----3----3----3-----3----2h3p2----3----3------3-----3----2h3p2----3--3---|
F|--2-----2----2----2-----2--------2----2------2-----2----2--------2----2--|
C|0----------------------2-------0-----------------------2-------0---------|
G|------3----1----------0------------3-------1---------0-------------------|
C|----------------3-------------------------------3------------------------|
.................................I learn to love.........integrated.....
D|0----------0-----0----------------0------0-------------------------------|
A|--3-------3----3-----3----------3-----3------3---------3------2h3p2------|
F|---2----2--------2-----2p0-----2--------2-----2p0----2-------2-----------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------2------------|
G|------3----------------------1----------------------------0--------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------3----------------------|

PRE-CHORUS (Guitars do not line up perfectly, but they are close!!)
Guitar 1 - Dist.
The chords in parentheses are held from the strummed chord and then slid!
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------------------------------|
C|xx--8----(8)s-12----(12)-s10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10s---|
G|xx--8----(8)s-12----(12)-s10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10s---|
C|xx--8----(8)s-12----(12)-s10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10s---|

Guitar 2 - Slight Dist.
D|------------------5-----------3------------------------------|
A|-------6------------------------3----6--------6s3--------3---|
F|----------------------------------5-----5-----------5--------|
C|-------------------------------------------5-----------5-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS
Guitar 1 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|777-777777-77s8-8-8-888888-88s3-3-3-333333-3-3s8-8-8-88s10-1010-1212s-777|
G|333-333333-33s5-5-5-555555-55s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8--8-8--1010s-333|
C|333-333333-33s5-5-5-555555-55s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8--8-8--1010s-333|

Guitar 1 Continued....
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-777777-77s101010101010101010-1010s3-3-3-333333-3-3s8-8-8-88s101010s1212-|
G|-333333-33s8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8-8-8-s1010-|
C|-333333-33s8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8-8-8-s1010-|

Guitar 2 - Mostly Clean Tone
NOTE: Guitar 2's notes do not line up with Guitar 1 during the CHORUS.
 .........Sooner............you're...it..............Go ahead.....away...
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---0-0h2----0-0h2---0--0h2----3--2-----0-0h2--0-0h2----2------------0-|
C|3-3------3-3------3---------3-------3--------3-------3---3--0--3--2---|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 Continued
...........Driving.................there.....ahead.........life...a--way.
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|----0-0h2-----3-2----3-2----3-2-----0-0h2----3-2----2------------2--0-|
C|3-3---------3------3-------3-----3---------3------3---3---0---3-------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

INTERLUDE
Guitar 1 - Heavy Dist. and Flanger
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
F|---------------------|
C|---------------------|  4X
G|---------------------|
C|0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12-|

Guitar 2 - Dist.
|----------------------|
A|---------------------|
F|---------------------|
C|--12-10---10---10-12-|  4X 
G|0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12-|
C|0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12-|

Guitar 3 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|0-0-16-0-17-0-17-16~--0-16-0-17-0-17-16~--0-16-0-17-0-17-16~--0-16-0-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3 - Continued
               LR
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
F|-19-19-19-19----|
C|-------------16-|
G|----------------|
C|----------------|

VERSE

PRE-CHORUS (Guitars do not line up perfectly, but they are close!!)
Guitar 1 - Dist.
The chords in parentheses are held from the strummed chord and then slid!
 .it...just...................your.......burning.............
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------------------------------|
C|xx--8----(8)s-12----(12)-s10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10s---|
G|xx--8----(8)s-12----(12)-s10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10s---|
C|xx--8----(8)s-12----(12)-s10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10s---|

Guitar 2 - Slight Dist.
  ...Just.......you'll........Your scream...burning through...veins...
D|----------------------5----------3-----------------3-----3--------|
A|----------6---------6--------5------5-----5---5-------5-----5-----|
F|--------5--------------------5--------5-----5---5-----------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS
Guitar 1 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|777-777777-77s8-8-8-888888-88s3-3-3-333333-3-3s8-8-8-88s10-1010-1212s-777|
G|333-333333-33s5-5-5-555555-55s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8--8-8--1010s-333|
C|333-333333-33s5-5-5-555555-55s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8--8-8--1010s-333|

Guitar 1 Continued....
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-777777-77s101010101010101010-1010s3-3-3-333333-3-3s8-8-8-88s101010s1212-|
G|-333333-33s8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8-8-8-s1010-|
C|-333333-33s8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8-8-8-s1010-|

Guitar 2 - Mostly Clean Tone
NOTE: Guitar 2's notes do not line up with Guitar 1 during the CHORUS.
 .........Sooner............you're...it..............Go ahead.......away.
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------1----------|
F|---0-0h2----0-0h2---0--0h2----3--2-----0-0h2--0-0h2----2------------0-|
C|3-3------3-3------3---------3-------3--------3-------3---3----3--0----|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 Continued
.................Driving.......leaving..........there.....my........a--way.
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------1--------------------------------------|
F|--0h2----0-0h2----3-2----3-2------2-----0-0h2---0-0h2---2------------0-|
C|------3----------3-----3------3------3--------3-------3---3--0-3---2---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

INTERLUDE 
Guitar 1 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------10------9------9-------------9-------7-------------5---------3-s>-|
C|12-------------10-------------------8----------------------------5--5-s>-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|10-12--12---0-10-12---12---0-10-12---0-10-12---12---0-10-12--12---0-8-8--|
  .  .   .    . .  .    .    . .  .    . .  .    .    . .  .   .    . . .

Guitar 1 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|s10----10------------9------------(9)----------7-------------9h7-----7-s9|
C|s12------------10----------------------8--------------8-----------8--8-s10
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|10-12--12---0-10-12---12---0-10-12---0-10-12---12---0-10-12--12---0-8-8--|
  .  .   .    . .  .    .    . .  .    . .  .    .    . .  .   .    . . .


Guitar 1 - Delay and Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--9s10-10-------------9-----------9------------10-----9------9-----9-----|
C|-10s12--------10-------------10--------10s12-------12------10----10--10--|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|10-12--12---0-10-12---12---0-10-12---0-10-12---12---0-10-12--12---0-8-8--|
  .  .   .    . .  .    .    . .  .    . .  .    .    . .  .   .    . . .

Guitar 1 - Dist., Delay
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-9s12--12--------9----10-----10--------10-------10----------9-----9------|
C|10s14---------12----------12------12--------12-------12s10----10-----10--|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------12-----10h12---12-----10h12-----10h12----------10h12--12-0-8-8-8/-|
C|10-12--12---0-10h12---12---0-10h12---0-10h12---12---0-10h12--12-0-8-8-8/-|
  .  .   Gradual volume swell >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

CHORUS
Guitar 1 (acoustic)   NOTE: Tuning C F Bb Eb G C (low to high)
    ............................and....throw...our...life..a------way
C |3---------3---------3----------------0---0--------3--3----2----2----|
G |3---------3---------3----------------1---1--------3--3----3----3----|
Eb|0---------0---------0--------x-x-----2---2--------0--0----2----2----|
Bb|0--(9X)---2--(9X)---2--(7X)--x-x-----2---2--------2--2----0----0----|
F |2---------3---------2--------x-x-----0---0--------3--3--------------|
C |3-------------------0--------x-x------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 - Dist.
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------8---8--------10-10s--12---12---|
G|--------------------------------------5---5--------8--8-s--10---10---|
C|--------------------------------------5---5--------8--8-s--10---10---|

Guitar 1 - Dist.
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------3-1-----------------------------------------|
F|---0-0h2--3-2----3-2-------3-2-----0-0h2----3-2-------2------------0---|
C|3-3------3------3--------3-------3--------3---------3---3--0--3--2-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 - Dist.
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|777-777777-77s8-8-8-888888-88s3-3-3-333333-3-3s8-8-8-88s10-1010-12-12--|
G|333-333333-33s5-5-5-555555-55s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8--8-8--10-10--|
C|333-333333-33s5-5-5-555555-55s0-0-0-000000-0-0s5-5-5-55s8--8-8--10-10--|

Guitar 1 - Dist.
   HB               HB              HB
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5(5)-------------5(5)------------5(5)-----------------------5(5)--------|
F|-----5----5-----------5--------------5---------------8(8)-6------5--5----|
C|-------7------7--------7------5h7-----7-5-5h7-5-7-5h7------7-------------|
G|--------------------------8----------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|10101010101010101010101010101010s-8-888888-s--3333--2222--s--101010101010|
G|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-s-5-555555-s--3333--3333--s--8-8-8-8-8-8-|
C|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-s-5-555555-s--3333--222s--s--8-8-8-8-8-8-|

Guitar 1 - Dist.
       HB                 HB
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----5(5)-----------5h7-5(5)-----------------------------------6---------|
F|--5------5--7--5-5h7--------5--7p5-7-5----------------5--5-----5p7-------|
C|7-----------------------------7----7--7p5--7--5-7------7----7------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 - Dist.
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------------------------10-------|
C|1010-10101010101010-10-s-8--8888-8-8-8-s--3-3-3-3--s--10-10-----12-------|
G|8-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8--s-5--5555-5-5-5-s--3-3-3-3--s--7--7------8--------|
C|8-8--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--s-5--5555-5-5-5-s--3-3-3-3--s--7--7------8--------|

Finally!!!! That was long as hell!!

            
            
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FerriuS 36 Mar 22, 2005 07:00 PM

Incubosity, you rock!!! Thanx for all your Breaking Benjamin and especially for Three Days Grace tabs!!! Continue to post your good tabs, they're awesome!

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Silenzo666 40 Mar 26, 2005 07:00 PM

awesome tab man, better than mine, but i think the chorus sounds a little off

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Silenzo666 40 Mar 26, 2005 07:00 PM

I mean the verse, not the chorus, but for your intro, i think burnley plays this

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12------|

and

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12------|
|-0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12------|
|-0-12-10-0-10-0-10-12------|

and finks part sounds a little off to me, i think it's like this

|--10-10-----10-10----------|
|-9------9~-9------9~-------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|

|--10-10-----10-10----8888--|
|-9-----9~-9------9~-9------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|

n e ways, you tabbed it really well, the reason mine sucked so bad was b/c i accidentally tabbed it in standard instead of drop-c, lol, well keep making great tabs man!

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