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^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v
====================================
 Guns 'N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
====================================
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This is my first complete Tab. It was hell of a work, this should be nearly 100 %
and you can play along with the record. Hear the record to get a feeling for the exact
vibrato and the slides.
This great song here took me some hours to tab it out, if you find any wrong parts or
any suggestions, please send me your corrections and - very important to me - please rate
tab!

The "|" marks are showing no timeframe I added them just for orientation reasons. I
that with this way single parts which are repeating are better visible.

Don't forget: Drop D


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 Intro - Clean Tone
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e----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G--------10-9---9-12-12-------10-9-------|-------10-9---9-12-12-----10-9---------|
D--12--12-----10------------12----10-----|-12--12-----10----------12----10-10-10-|
A----12-------------------12--------10---|---12-----------------12---------------|
D-------------------------------------12-|---------------------------------------|


e-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G--------10-9---9-12-12-------10-9--------|-------10-9---9-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
D--12--12-----10------------12----10------|-12--12-----10--------------------------|
A----12-------------------12--------12-12-|---12-----------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|


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 Intro part 2 (Distorted)
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e--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
B--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
G--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
D--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
A-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-|-0-0---3-3--/5-5-5-|-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-|
D-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-|-0-0---3-3--/5-5-5-|-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-|
      ^*                                     ^*

*play a downstroke without a note


e---------------------------|---------------------------|
B---------------------------|---------------------------|
G---------------------------|---------------------------|
D---------------------------|---------------------------|
A-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-/6-6-6-|-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-/6-6-6-|
D-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-/6-6-6-|-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-/6-6-6-|
      ^*                           ^*


e-------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------9-9-9-------9-9-9-------9-9-9---|
G-----------------------x-x-x-------x-x-x-------x-x-x---|
D-----------------------6-6-6-------6-6-6-------6-6-6---|
A-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-5/-------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------5-|
D-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-5/-------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------5-|
      ^*


..full band comes in...
                                             1st Lead Lick
e----------------------------|--------------|---------------------------------------|
B----------------------------|--------------|13b15-10-------------------------------|
G----------------------------|--------------|---------12b14-10-12b-10h12-10--10-----|
D----------------------------|--------------|------------------------------12--12/3-|
A-0-0-xX-3-3--/5-5-xx-/6-6-6-|-0-0-xx--3-3--|---------------------------------------|
D-0-0-xX-3-3--/5-5-xx-/6-6-6-|-0-0-xx--3-3--|---------------------------------------|
      ^^           ^^               ^^


e---------------------|-----------------------------|
B---------------------|-----------------------------|
G---------------------|-----------------------------|
D---------------------|-----------------------------|
A-3-3--/5-5-xx-/6-6-6-|-0-0-xx--3-3--/8-8-8\--5-5-5-|
D-3-3--/5-5-xx-/6-6-6-|-0-0-xx--3-3--/8-8-8\--5-5-5-|


^v^v^v^
 Verse    (Chords with improvised licks within the Dm-Scale, feel free to play your own!)
^v^v^v^

e------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D------------------------------|---------------3-5-5b6-5p3-5-3-----|
A-0-0-2/3\2--3-5-3-5-3-5-3-5b7-|-0-0-2/3\2---5-----------------5-3-|
D-0-0-2/3\2--------------------|-0-0-2/3\2-------------------------|
             pm...............               pm...................


e--------------------------|-----------------------|
B--------------------------|-----------------------|
G--------------------------|-----------------------|
D----------------3-5-------|---------------3h5-3---|
A-0-0-2/3\2--3-5---------3-|-0-0-2/3\2--/5-------5-|
D-0-0-2/3\2----------3-5---|-0-0-2/3\2-------------|
             pm............             pm.........


e-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
G-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
D-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
A-0-0-2/3\2--0-0------3-5-|-0-0-2/3\2---------------|-0-0-2/3\2----------3b5-|
D-0-0-2/3\2--0-0--3-5-----|-0-0-2/3\2--3-5-3-5b-3-5-|-0-0-2/3\2--0-0-5b7-----|
                  pm......             pm..........              pm...........


e---------------------------------------|
B---------------------------10h13p10----|
G----------------------10h12---------12-|
D-----------------10h12-----------------|
A-0-0-2/3\2--10h12----------------------|
D-0-0-2/3\2-----------------------------|
             fast run...


^v^v^v^v
 Chorus
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e--------------------------|-------------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------------------|
A-0-0-x-3-3--/5-5-x-/6-6-6-|-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-5-5-5-/6-6-|
D-0-0-x-3-3--/5-5-x-/6-6-6-|-0-0-x--3-3--/5-5-5-5-5-5-/6-6-|
      ^           ^              ^        ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^


e--------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B--------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------------------5b7-|
D--------------------------|---------------------------------3-3-----|
A-0-0-x-3-3--/5-5-x-/6-6-6-|-0-0-8-8-9-9-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-----|
D-0-0-x-3-3--/5-5-x-/6-6-6-|-0-0-8-8-9-9-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-----|
      ^           ^


^v^v^v^v^v^
 2nd Verse
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e----------------------------|----------------------------|
B----------------------------|----------------------------|
G----------------------------|----------------------------|
D----------------------------|----------------------------|
A-0-0-2/3\2----------3-5-----|-0-0-2/3\2----3h5p3~--------|
D-0-0-2/3\2--0-0-3-5---------|-0-0-2/3\2--0--------3h5p3~-|
             pm...............            pm.....  faster


e-------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------|-------------------------10h13p10----|
G-------------------------|--------------------10h12---------12-|
D-------------------------|---------------10h12-----------------|
A-0-0-2/3\2--------- 3b5~-|-0-2/3\2--10h12----------------------|
D-0-0-2/3\2--0-0-3-5------|-0-2/3\2-----------------------------|
             pm.........            fast run...


^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^
 Play Chorus again
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^v^v^v
 Solo
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All I got...

e--15b17-15b17-15~-14-14b15~-14b15----14----------------|
B----------------------------------13----13-13-15-15----|
G----------------------------------------------------14-|
D-------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------|


e--15b17-15b17-15~-14-14b15~-------------------|
B----------------------------13-13-15-15/18-15-|
G----------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------|


e--------------------20/22-|
B-------20-17--------------|
G----19------17-19/21------|
D-17-----------------------|
A--------------------------|
D--------------------------|


For the following figure buckethead is using a kind of effect which creates an tone one
higher, I don't have it so I try to tab the single notes.

e--------------10-|
B-----------------|
G-----------------|x2
D-10-12--10-12----|
A-----------------|
D-----------------|


For the next lick you need in addition a switch on your guitar to turn the note on and
(or a pedal), without it doesn't sound that crazy like buckethead plays it, but it sounds
good if you bend the 12th fret on the G string and start at the high pitch to play 
fast down-up strokes (really fast alternate picking).

e-------------------------|
B-------------------------|
G---------------12b14~~12-|
D-10-12--10-12------------|
A-------------------------|
D-------------------------|


Repeat that figure, but at the end you need to bend the 20th fret of high e string if
don't have that octave-effect

e--------------10-|    e---------------------20b22~~--|
B-----------------|    B---------------13b15~---------|
G-----------------|x2  G------------------------------|
D-10-12--10-12----|    D-10-12--10-12-----------------|
A-----------------|    A------------------------------|
D-----------------|    D------------------------------|


Solo part 2
(high-speed part...)
e---------------------------------------|-------------------------|-------------10---------|
B-13p10----10---------13p10----10-------|-------------------------|---------------10-14b16-|
G-------12----12p10---------12----12p10-|-12b14-12-10----12----10-|----10-12b14------------|
D---------------------------------------|-------------12----12----|-12---------------------|
A---------------------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
D---------------------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
        pm.........         pm........           .............................


Once again you could use this octave effect, without it is:

e-----20-------21-------22-|
B--------------------------|
G--17----17/18----18/19----|
D--------------------------|
A--------------------------|
D--------------------------|


(and again it's high-speed time...)
e----------10h12h13p12p10-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-10h12h13----------------13p12p10--12h13p12p10----10h12h13p12p10---------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------13----------------13p12p10-12h13p12p10---12-10----|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12------12-|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


^v^v^v^v^v^v^v
 Final Chorus   (played also during the Solo)
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Play following licks and improvise a little bit
E--------------------|
B--------------13b15-|
G-12b14p10-----------|
D----------12--------|
A--------------------|
D--------------------|


E------------20------------------------|
B-15b16p13-20--18-18b20 18 18b20-18----|
G-----------------------------------19-|
D--------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|

Final Riff:
E--13p10---10-------------------------------------------------------|
B--------13---13p10-13p10----10-------13p10----10-------------------|
G-------------------------13----13p10-------12----12p10-12b14b12-10-|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Fin! I still working on that crazy fast parts to play them that fast and correct, so
become crazy while tryin it on and on...
Anyways, have fun!

            
            
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AzOnez 10 Dec 17, 2009 09:43 AM

Awesome Tab Dude! Sounds great!

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bennydavids 36 Dec 22, 2009 02:34 AM

Thanks a lot!

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artistica 10 May 21, 2012 04:01 PM

this may not be right but try for the rythum. open on the d,a, like you say but instead of playing 33 on the d,a play a power chord on the a starting on the fifth fret then seventh on the d. then 55 66 on the low d,an a. if its not right it dont really matter lol. gives a heap of bite an sounds good. cheers.

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