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Artist:    Guns N' Roses
Song:      Better
Album:     Chinese Democracy
Year:      2006

Tabbed by: David Vadin


Note: Finck uses a Drop D tuning in this song.




INTRO RIFF
(played by Finck)
eb|--15-17-15-17-15-17-15--17-18-17-15--17-15--13-15-13-15-13----12-13-------12-13-15--|
Bb|--15-17-15-17-15-17-15--17-18-17-15--17-15--13-13-13-13-13----13-13----15-12-13-15--|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------15-----------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Rhytm Part played by Bumblefoot (or Buckethead)

   Ab                            D         F          D  

eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------7-7-7-7---10--10--10-7-7-7-|
Db|-8-8-8-8--8-8-8--8--8-8-8--8--7-7-7-7---10--10--10-7-7-7-|
Ab|-8-8-8-8--8-8-8--8--8-8-8--8--5-5-5-5---8---8---8--5-5-5-|
Eb|-6-6-6-6--6-6-6--6--6-6-6--6-----------------------------|



Rhytm Part played by Robin Finck (Drop D tuning)

    Ab                                       D             F       D

eb|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8---8---8--8--8---8---8--8--8--8----3--3--3-8--8--8--|
Bb|-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10---6--6--6-10-10-10-|
Gb|-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10---5--5--5-10-10-10-|
Db|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8---8---8--8--8---8---0--0--0--0----3--3--3-0--0--0--|
Ab|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8---8---8--8--8---8---0--0--0--0----3--3--3-0--0--0--|
Db|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8---8---8--8--8---8---0--0--0--0----3--3--3-0--0--0--|


Bridge to chorus:

Robin and Bumblefoot Plays:

eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|-10--9--10----7--5--7---|
Db|-x---x--x-----x--x--x---|
Ab|-8---7--8-----5--3--5---|
Db|------------------------|

Richard Fortus Plays:

eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|-3------------5---------|
Db|-3------------5---------|
Ab|-1------------3---------|
Db|------------------------|


Chorus part played by Robin Finck (with Drop D tuning)

eb|------------------|
Bb|------------------|
Gb|------------------|
Db|-2--5--7---8-7-5--|
Ab|-2--5--7---8-7-5--|
Db|-2--5--7---8-7-5--|


Chorus part played by Bumblefoot (or Buckethead)

eb|------------------|
Bb|------------------|
Gb|------------------|
Db|-2--5--7---8-7-5--|
Ab|-2--5--7---8-7-5--|
Eb|-0--3--5---6-5-3--|


And then the same bridge again, into the next verse.

During Buckets solo Robin play (with Drop D tuning):

eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-2-2-2-3-3-3-4-4--2-2-2-3-3-4-4-2-2-2-3-3-3-4-4-2-2-2-3-3-3-4-4--|
Db|-2-2-2-3-3-3-4-4--2-2-2-3-3-4-4-2-2-2-3-3-3-4-4-2-2-2-3-3-3-4-4--|



..and Richard Fortus is playing:

eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-2-----3-----4----2-----3---4---2-----3-----4---2-----3-----4----|
Db|-2-----3-----4----2-----3---4---2-----3-----4---2-----3-----4----|





The part right after Buckets solo is played something like this:

eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--4-2---4-2---4-2----2--6-6-----2-2------------------------------|
Ab|--x-x---x-x---x-x----x--x-x-----x-x------------------------------|
Db|--4-2---4-2---4-2----2--6-6-----2-2------------------------------|



//Vadin (oct 2006)
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ibanez87 wrote on October 30 2006, 05:57 pm

What you called an Ab is actually A# or Bb

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Slash fan 93 wrote on January 3 2007, 07:17 pm

Buckethead quit in 2004 either that or he was fired... Either way Robin Fink is actually the one who had the solo

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life_247 wrote on January 21 2007, 03:30 pm

*Rolls Eyes*

Buckethead plays the solo on the demo, and that is definatly not finck with the shredding solo sorry.

Finck plays the bluesey solo.

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