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Janes Addiction - Superhero
From "Strays" album & "Entourage" series 
Eb tuning, wah needed
tabbed by jjhand


This was tabbed with help from youtube video of the band. Thanks go to
jimmy/jimi's initial tab. Please rate or comment on this tab.


For Intro and Verse, Rhythm plays chords indicated & Main Guitar uses wah and 
subtle pinch harmonics (3rd above F, 4th above Eb) found below neck pickup.

Main Riff (Intro/Verse):
    F5   Eb5  F5      Eb5 F5 Eb5  F5   Eb5  F5    Eb5 F5 Eb5   
eb|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
Gb|----—------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|-—---—-—-—-------------------|-—---—-—-—---------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
Eb|-2--2--0---2-2--2--2-0-2-0---|-2--2--0---2--2--2-0-2-0-|  


(0:37) Chorus:

Rhythm
eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9-9-9-9-9-|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9---9---9-|
Ab|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9-9-9-9-9-|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9---9---9-|
Eb|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7---7---7-|
  | 
  | Lead
eb|-----4-------4---|-----7-------7---|-----4-------5---|-----7-----------|
Bb|-----4-------4---|-----7-------7---|-----4-------5---|-----7-----------|
Gb|-----5-------6---|-----7-------7---|-----5-------6---|-----7---7b8~~---|
Db|-6-6-6---7-7-7---|-9-9-9—--9-9-9---|-6-6-6---7-7-7---|-9-9-9—-------9--|
Ab|-6-6-6---7-7-7---|-9-9-9—--9-9-9---|-6-6-6---7-7-7---|-9-9-9—----------|
Eb|-4-4-4---5-5-5---|-7-7-7---7-7-7---|-4-4-4---5-5-5---|-7-7-7-----------|
  
Rhythm - continued
eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9---9---9-|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9-9-9-9-9-|
Ab|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9---9---9-|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9-9-9-9-9-|
Eb|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7---7---7-|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
  | 
  | Lead
eb|-----4-------4---|-----7-------7---|-----4-------5---|-----7-----------|
Bb|-----4-------4---|-----7-------7---|-----4-------5---|-----7-----------|
Gb|-----5-------6---|-----7-------7---|-----5-------6---|-----7--------7--|
Db|-6-6-6---7-7-7---|-9-9-9—--9-9-9---|-6-6-6---7-7-7---|-9-9-9—----7h9---|
Ab|-6-6-6---7-7-7---|-9-9-9—--9-9-9---|-6-6-6---7-7-7---|-9-9-9—-7h9------|
Eb|-4-4-4---5-5-5---|-7-7-7---7-7-7---|-4-4-4---5-5-5---|-7-7-7-----------|
  

(0:55): Main Riff

(1:14): Chorus - same as before except ending:

Chorus Ending (before Bridge):

Lead Guitar (Rhythm plays chords like before)
e|------------------------------|
B|-9b10r9p7-9p7---7-------------|
G|-9b10r9p7-9p7---7-------------|
D|------------------9p7---------|
A|--—-------------------9p7\5~--|
E|------------------------------|



(1:33): Bridge -
eb|-----------|-----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
Bb|-----------|-----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
Gb|-9—--—-----|-----------|-7-----6------|-4---------|-9—---—----|
Db|-9—--—-—-—-|-8---------|-7—----6—-—-—-|-4---------|-9—---—----|
Ab|-7---------|-8---------|-5-----4------|-2---------|-7—---—----|
Eb|-----------|-6---------|--------------|-----------|-----------|

eb|-----------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-6---------|-------7------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-6---------|-2—---—7-—-—--|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
Ab|-4---------|-2-----5------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
Eb|-----------|-0------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|


(1:54): Main Riff

(2:03): Solo 1

eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------10b11------|
Gb|-11p9-9-11p9-9-11p9-9-11p9-9------11p9--|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------12b14-10b11-|
Gb|-11p9-9-11p9-9-11p9-9-11p9-9-------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------|----------------------|
Bb|-(11r10)-------------------|----------------------|
Gb|--------11p9-11~~----------|----------------------|
Db|------------------9h11p9~~-|----7h9p7~~-9p7-------|
Ab|---------------------------|---------------7b9~~--|
Eb|---------------------------|----------------------|



(2:13): Guitar Bit After solo - Heavy Fuzz 

eb|---------------------|
Bb|---------------------|
Gb|---------------------|
Db|-------2----------2--|
Ab|-------2----------2--|
Eb|-2--2-------2-2------| <- notice different rhythm



(2:31) Play Chorus, same as before 



(2:50): Chorus repeats with backing solo

   Lead
eb|------------|--------------------|-------------|--------------------------|
Bb|-9~~~-10~~~-|--------------------|-9~~~~-------|-12--12p10h12-10b12-10b12-|
Gb|------------|---------7---7~~----|-------------|--------------------------|
Db|------------|-9~~-7h9---9-----9--|-------------|--------------------------|
Ab|------------|--------------------|-------------|--------------------------|
Eb|------------|--------------------|-------------|--------------------------|
  |
  |Rhythm
eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------9b11r9------|
Db|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9---9---9-|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9-------7b9r7-|
Ab|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9---9---9-|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9-------------|
Eb|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7---7---7-|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-------------|


   Lead
eb|------------|----------------------|-10b12r10~---------10------------|-------|
Bb|-9~~~-10~~~-|----------------------|-----------12p10-12--12p10-------|-------|
Gb|------------|-7--------7---7~~-----|--------------------------9b10r9-|-8~----|
Db|------------|---9~-7h9---9-----9~~-|---------------------------------|-------|
Ab|------------|----------------------|---------------------------------|-------|
Eb|------------|----------------------|---------------------------------|-------|
  |
  |Rhythm
eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
Db|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9-9-9-9---|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9--—--------|
Ab|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9—9-9-9-9---|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9--—--------|
Eb|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-|-7-----------|

slide off notes when transitioning to Outro solo


Outro Solo - Intro Riff played on other guitar
eb|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|-------------16-16b17~-16-16-14-|
Gb|-—---—----------------------|-------------16-16b17~-16-16-14-|
Db|-—---—-—7-—7-7-7------7-----|-—---—14—-14--------------------|
Ab|-7h9-9------------7-9---7h9-|-14/16--16----------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
             pm**    *** 

eb|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-17________----17------------16-14--|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-16b18__r16p14—16b18__r16p14-16-14--|-----------------------------------|
Db|-—---—-—-—--------------------------|-16—14--—-—-—----------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|------16-15-14-12-14-12~~---12--12-|
Eb|------------------------------------|-------------------------/14--14---|


(3:20)
eb|-14-----14------14—-----------|-14—----14----—---14~~----------|
Bb|-17b19--17b19---17b19--0------|-17b19--17b19--17b19~~17--------|
Gb|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|-----------------------------12-|
Eb|-------------------------/12\-|-------------------------/14----|


eb|-14-----14-—---14-----17b19__|_(b19)-17p14-17p14-14--14-----------14-----14-|
Bb|-17b19--17b19--17b19---------|---------------------17--17-17b19~~~--17b19---|
Gb|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|


eb|-17p14--14------14-----14-17p14--14---------|-* use wah-----------------------|
Bb|------17--17b19---17b19--------17--17b19r17-|---------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|-14-----16-----------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|---16-14--16-14------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|---------------16-15-14-14b16r14-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Ending:
eb|-------------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|--------------------|-4------------------------|
Ab|-12~---------------------|--------------------|-4------------------------|
Eb|------14~---12~----9~----|-8~---7~---5~~~~----|-2------------------------|




Key:
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| b  bend note
| r  release bend
| () note is held over from previous bar

            
            
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