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Mercy bass

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A description on how to get a relatively good bass tone for this song, more accurate than other tabs and different tuning-GDAE makes octaves easier... Was this info helpful? Yes No
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                             Mercy - Muse
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Tabbed by: Monty Moorhouse
E-mail: monty.moorhouse@yahoo.com

Tuning:G
       D
       A
       E

Although there are other Mercy bass tabs on UG, i haven't found many that were 100% accurate
like im pretty sure this one is (please tell me if you don't think it is xD) 
 as i spent about 2 hours listening to the song with 
skull candy headphones with 'bass boost' active on my phone.

I made this because personally i find it much easier to do octaves in standard tuning than it
is in drop-D tuning.

I'm pretty sure this song is played in drop-D tuning, however, using standard tuning 
only makes it so that you don't play 1 note but allows you to do octaves on the E-string easier.

To get the crisp synth sound i use the DigiTech Bass Synth Wah with the settings:

Sens- 7oclock make sure this is at the minimum so no 'wah' sound plays
(adjust this to make it so that notes play the 'wah' sound)

Control- 7oclock make sure this is at the minimum so no delay happens
(adjust this to change the amount of time you want before the 'wah' sound takes place)

Range- 12oclock
(adjust this to change what pitch the 'wah' starts at)

Type- 3:Synth 1

0:01 Intro
G|---------------------12------------------------------------------------------|
D|----10-------------------------12--------14------------------12-----12-12-11-| X2
A|----------------10-10--10-10-10--10----------------14------------------------|
E|-8-8--8-8-7-8-10--------------------12-12--12-12-12--12-10-10--10-10---------|

0:15 Verse 1 'Help me, I'm...'
G|---------------------12------------------------------------------------------|
D|----10-------------------------12--------14------------------12-----12-12-11-| X4
A|----------------10-10--10-10-10--10----------------14------------------------|
E|-8-8--8-8-7-8-10--------------------12-12--12-12-12--12-10-10--10-10---------|

0:45 Chorus
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--------------------------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|
E|(7)------(7)-------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------|

0:52 Chorus 'Mercy...'
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------| X2
A|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--------------------------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------|

1:07 End of Chorus 'Show me mercy...'
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------| 
A|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--------------------------------------5-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|

1:14 Pre-Verse 2 
G|------------------------------12--------16-----17-17-16-----14-------------|
D|----10--------------12-------------14-14--14-14--------12-12--12-12--------|
A|---------7-8-9-10-10--10-10-10--10-----------------------------------------|
E|-8-8--8-8----------------------------------------------------------10-10-9-|

1:22 Verse 2 'In absent God's...'
G|---------------------12------------------------------------------------------|
D|----10-------------------------12--------14------------------12-----12-12-11-| X4
A|----------------10-10--10-10-10--10----------------14------------------------|
E|-8-8--8-8-7-8-10--------------------12-12--12-12-12--12-10-10--10-10---------|

1:52 Chorus 
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--------------------------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|
E|(7)------(7)-------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------|

1:59 Chorus 'Mercy...'
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------| X2
A|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--------------------------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------|

2:14 End of Chorus 'Show me mercy...'
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------| 
A|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--------------------------------------5----4-5-7-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------|

2:22 Breakdown 'Show me merrrrrcyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...'
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------| 
A|-10-10-10-10-(X14)-10-10-10-10--10-9-10-12-|
E|-------------------------------------------|

2:35 Breakdown Bass Solo
G|-------------17-----------------16-----------------16-----|
D|------17---------17------17---------17------17---------17-| 
A|-15-15--15-15--15---14-14--14-14--14---14-14--14-14--14---|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

2:40
G|-----(11)----14-(11)------(9)-----12-(9)-|
D|------16---------16--------14---------14-| 
A|-12-12--12-12--12----10-10---10-10--10---|
E|-----------------------------------------|

2:45
G|-------------12------------------12-----|
D|------12---------12-------12---------12-| 
A|-10-10--10-10--10----10-10--10-10--10---|
E|----------------------------------------|

2:48 'Help me I've...'
G|---------11-------------9--------------7-----|
D|----12------12-----10-----10--0-0-9-0-0--0-9-| 
A|-9-9--9-9--9----7-7--7-7-7---(5)--------(5)--|
E|---------------------------------------------|

2:55 'On the inside...'
G|--------9------------7-7-6-|
D|----9-----9-----7----------| 
A|-7-7-7-7-7---5-5--5-5------|
E|---------------------------|

3:00 Pre-Chorus 'Medicals trying to...'
G|--------------------------------12--------16-----17-17-16-----14-------------|
D|----------------------12-------------14-14--14-14--------12-12--12-12--------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-7-8-9-10-10--10-10-10--10-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------10-10-9-|

3:06 Chorus 'Show me mercy...'
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--------------------------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|
E|(7)------(7)-------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------|

3:14 Chorus 'Mercy...'
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------| X3
A|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--------------------------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------|

3:34 Outro
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------5-5--4-4---------------------| 
A|-3-3-3---2-2-2---7-7-7---5-5-5--(10)-(9)----3-3-3---2-2-2-----|
E|------------------------------------------------------------0-|

Thanks for using my tab! -Monty

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