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D# G# C# F# A# D#
Guns N'Roses - Better

Drop-D tuning, tuned down 1/2 step - i.e.

From chinese democracy forums, by Bolt.

d# a# f# c# g# c#


[Intro]

D#|--15-17-15-17-15-17-15--17-18-17-15--------|
A#|-------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------|


D#|--17-15-13--15-13--15-13--15-13-12-13---------13--15-|
A#|----------------------------------------------15--17-|
F#|-----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|


main riff

D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3----------|
C#|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3----------|
G#|-1-1-1-1---1-1-1---1---1-1-1---1----------|
D#|------------------------------------------|

D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|-7-7-7-7---7-7-7---10---10-7-7---7--------|
C#|-7-7-7-7---7-7-7---10---10-7-7---7--------|
G#|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5---8----8--5-5---5--------|
D#|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0----0--0-0---0--------|


[Pre-Chorus]

D#|----------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------|
F#|-3-3-3--------7-7-7---------------|
C#|-3-3-3--------7-7-7---------------|
G#|-1-0-1--------5-3-5---------------|
D#|----------------------------------|
not actually what is played, but in harmony
rhythm actually plays a single A and then C# chord

[Chorus]

D#|----------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------|
C#|-3--------3------5---3--5---3-----|
G#|--5-------------------------------|
D#|--------x------x------------------|
first 2 notes are swept

D#|-----------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------bu--------------------------------|
C#|---------3----5----3--5---3--5--3--------------|
G#|--5--------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------|


D#|--------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------h-----------------|
F#|--------------sl----------h----10--10(12)-10------h-----|
C#|-----h----5--7/10--10--10(12)------------------10(12)---|
G#|--/5(8)-------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------|
F#|-3-3-3-3------3-3-5-5-5-5------7-------|
C#|-3-3-3-3------3-3-5-5-5-5------7-------|
G#|-1-1-1-1------1-1-3-3-3-3------5-------|
D#|---------------------------------------|


[Bridge]

   palm muted riff
D#|---------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------|
D#|-5-0-0-3-0-0-5-0---3-0-0-4-0-0-5-0-----------|
this bit might not be correct


riff 2 of bridge

D#|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|------5-3--------5-3-------5-3--------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------3--5-|
D#|-0-0---------0-0-------0-0-------0-0-x-x----0-3-3-------------|


riff 3 of bridge

D#|---------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------|
F#|--sl----------------------sl---sl------------------|
C#|-8\7--x-x--0-3-5--5---x--8\7--7\3--3-5--5--x-8\7---|
G#|-8\7--x-x--0-3-5--5---x--8\7--7\3--3-5--5--x-8\7---|
D#|-8\7--x-x--0-3-5--5---x--8\7--7\3--3-5--5--x-8\7---|
has 2 guitars playing the anove - the chord on
the E-chord is struck by the 2nd guitar with a wah


D#|----------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------|
C#|-7\3--3-5-x--x-8\7--7/8-----------------------|
G#|-7\3--3-5-x--x-8\7--7/8-----------------------|
D#|-7\3--3-5-x--x-8\7--7/8-----------------------|


Buckethead's kazoo-style bit

D#|----------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------h-------------|
G#|----5-----5--5-5-5-3-3-----3--3(5)-----5------|
D#|-0-----0----------------5-----------0---------|


D#|---------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------|
F#|----7-----7--7-7-7-5-5---po---5(7)-----7------7----|
C#|-----------------------10(7)-----------------------|
G#|-5-----5----------------------------5------7-------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------|
the note on the 10th fret is the same pitch as the preceding
notes on the string above, but sounds a different tone

Main solo

D#|----bu--bd------bu--bd--po-------------10/(14)-----|
A#|-15(17)(15)--15(18)(15)(13)--15--13----------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------|


D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------sl--------------------------sl-----------|
F#|----------14\(12)-------------------12/14--10--12----|
C#|-17-15------------15-12--15-15--------------------12-|
G#|-pm-pm-------------------pm-pm-----------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|


D#|-----bu--bd-----------bu--bd--po--------------------|sl
A#|-15(17)(15)(17)--15(18)(15)(13)--15--13------15\----|
F#|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|----------------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------|


D#|-------16(17)(16)--------13--15-------13----------------|
A#|--sl---------------------------------17------15--17--18-|
F#|-/14----------------------------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------|


D#|----bu--bd--bu--bd--po----------------------------------------|
A#|-17(18)(17)(18)(17)(15)---------17----------15------sl--------|
F#|-------------------------------17----------17---------17/(19)-|
C#|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------------|


D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----sl-----------------------15------------bu----------h--po--po-|
F#|--19\17---14---------14--------13---12(14)----12(13)(12)(10)-----|
C#|------------------17---------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


D#|----------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------bu--bd--bu-bd---------------------------|
F#|------12---10--9(10)(9)(10)(9)----10-----sl--------bu-----|
C#|-12----------------------------------------12\(2)-----2---|
G#|----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------|


this last bit's a little dubious

D#|---------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------h----------sl-----------------------------|
C#|------3(5)--5--5--5/7------------------------------|
G#|-/5------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------|

D#|-10--10-10\(8)--8--5-5-5--6-5------5-5-5-6-5-----5-5-5-6-|
A#|-10--10-10\(8)--8--6-6-6--6-6------6-6-6-6-6-----6-6-6-6-|
F#|------------sl-------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-------sl------sl-------------5-5-0---0-----------0-------------|
A#|-8--8/(10)--10\(8)----------6-6-5----------sl---------bu-bd-----|
F#|---------------------10--------------------7/(9)-------5(7)(5)--|
C#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|------------8/(10)-10------------------------------|
A#|----sl---6--8/(10)-10---etc.-----------------------|
F#|-5/(7)-------sl------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------|


First sweep picking solo - very dubious transcription

D#|-------------------------------------17----|
A#|---------------------------------15--------|
F#|-----------------------------14------------|
C#|----------12-------------15----------------|
G#|-----17--------------17--------------------|
D#|-15--------------15------------------------|

D#|----------------------------17----13---10--------------------|
A#|------------------------15-----------------10----------------|
F#|----harm------------14--------------------------10-----------|
C#|-----12---------15----------------------------------------12-|
G#|-15---------17----------------------------------------12-----|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|--------------------13--12--13(12)-----------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------po--15-----------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-------------12------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------12----------------------------------------------------|
D#|-12--15--------------------------------------------------------|



************************************

| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down

************************************
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nofx_2525 1,493 Mar 04, 2006 03:39 AM

well..i must say this tab isnt too good..its ok but its copied and pasted

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SLASHer77 383 Mar 04, 2006 11:54 AM

I tried to submit this tab but they wouldn't take it

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