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Over The Electric Grapevine bass

version 3
version 3

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      - Played on a 6-String fretless
         
 v - Flamenco downstroke
 h - Hammer-On
 p - Pull-Off
 x - Mute note
(-3-) - Triplet


Intro:                               (--3---)
C|------------------------------9h11-11-11-11-12-/14-12-11h12p11-9------------------------|
G|------------7---7-9/11---9h11------------------------------------11-97-7-7/9-7---------|
D|--7h9---7h9---9-----------------------------------------------------------------7-7h9~--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
             Distortion On
             v                v  
C|-----------42~-------------//9--|
G|-----------42~-------------//9--|
D|---------------------------------|
A|--9------------------------------|
E|----7~---------------------------|
B|----0~---------------------------|



Chorus:     v            v            v            v
C|----------9------------10-----------12-----------13--|
G|----------9------------10-----------12-----------14--|
D|--/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------| (x3)

            v            v            v            v
C|----------9------------10-----------12-----------13--|
G|----------9------------10-----------12-----------14--|
D|--/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|



Verse 1:  The mutes are slightly harmonic
   (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x-11----------x-x-11----------x-x-11----------x-x-11----------x-x-x--|
A|---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x-11----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------|
A|---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|

   (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------|
A|---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------| (x2)



Chorus:     v            v            v            v
C|----------9------------10-----------12-----------13--|
G|----------9------------10-----------12-----------14--|
D|--/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|

            v            v            v            v
C|----------9------------10-----------12-----------13--|
G|----------9------------10-----------12-----------14--|
D|--/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|



Verse 2:
   (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------|
A|---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------| (x2)

   (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x/11----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------|
A|---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|



Pre-Chorus:
   (--3--)     (-3-) (-3-)     (-3-) (-3-)
C|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x-11------x-x-x-x-11------x-x-x-x-11--/14-11-----|
A|---------12--------------12----------------------12--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|

      (--3--)     (-3-) (-3-)     (-3-) (-3-)
C|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--11-x-x-11------x-x-x-x-11------x-x-x-x-11--/14-11-----|
A|------------12--------------12----------------------12--|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|



Chorus:
            v            v            v            v
C|----------9------------10-----------12-----------13--|
G|----------9------------10-----------12-----------14--|
D|--/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11------/11-/11------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------| (x2)

 Distortion On
    v                v                v 
C|--42~-------------42~-------------42~~~~~~~~~(24)(24)(24)--|
G|--42~-------------42~-------------42~~~~~~~~~(24)(24)(24)--| Tap at the 24th fret
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                   R   R   R


Guitar Solo:
   (--3--)     v   (--3--)     v   (--3--)     v  (--3--)      v
C|-------------9---------------10--------------12--------------13--|
G|-------------9---------------10--------------12--------------14--|
D|--x-x-11----------x-x-11----------x-x-11----------x-x-11----------|
A|---------0-0-------------0-0-------------0-0-------------0-0------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------| (x2)

   (--3--)      (-3-) (-3-)      v   (--3--)     v  (--3--)      v
C|-------------9----------------10--------------12--------------13--|
G|-------------9----------------10--------------12--------------14--|
D|--x-x-11-------x-x-x-x-11----------x-x-11----------x-x-11----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

   (--3--)     v(-3-) (-3-)      v   (--3--)     v  (--3--)      v
C|-------------9----------------10--------------12--------------13--|
G|-------------9----------------10--------------12--------------14--|
D|--x-x-11-------x-x-x-x-11----------x-x-11----------x-x-11---------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|



Verse 3:
   (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------x-x-x-----------|
A|---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------| (x2)

   (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x/11----------x-x/11----------x-x/11----------x-x-x-----------|
A|---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|

   (--3--)         (--3--)         (--3--)
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x/11----------x-x/11----------x-x/11--------------------------|
A|---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|



Pre-Chorus:
   (--3--)     (-3-) (-3-)     (-3-) (-3-)
C|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x-11------x-x-x-x-11------x-x-x-x-11--/14-11-----|
A|---------12--------------12----------------------12--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|

   (--3--)     (--3--)    (-3-) (-3-)
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|--x-x-11-----x-x-11------x-x-x-x-11--/14-11-----|
A|---------12---------12----------------------12--|
E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|

      (--3--)     (-3-) (-3-)     (-3-) (-3-)
C|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--11-x-x-11------x-x-x-x-11------x-x-x-x-11--/14-11-----|
A|------------12--------------12----------------------12--|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|

                     (-3-) (-3-)
C|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|--/11------/11------x-x-x-x-11--/14-11-----|
A|------12-x-----12-x--------------------12--|
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|



Chorus:
      (--3--) v            v            v            v
C|------------9------------10-----------12-----------13--|
G|------------9------------10-----------12-----------14--|
D|--11-x-x-11----------/11----------/11----------/11------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------| (x2)

   (--3--) v    (--3--) v (-3-) (-3-)v    (--3--) v
C|---------9------------10-----------12-----------13--|
G|---------9------------10-----------12-----------14--|
D|--x-x-11-------x-x-11----x-x-x-x-11------x-x-11------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|

   (--3--) v    (--3--) v    (--3--) v    (--3--) v          
C|---------9------------10-----------12-----------13--|
G|---------9------------10-----------12-----------14--|
D|--x-x/11-------x-x/11-------x-x/11-------x-x/11------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|

  Distortion On
    v      v         v      v         v      v         v         
C|--42~~~~x---------42~~~~x---------42~~~~x---------42~~~~~~~--|
G|--42~~~~x---------42~~~~x---------42~~~~x---------42~~~~~~~--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|



Outro: - Distortion
       - This is difficult to replicate exactly but all you need to do hold these frets
         and tap higher up on the fretboard.  
       - Just improvise
C|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------7-8--| Repeat this
                                                                    pattern 19 times

            
            
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Nuke97 31 Jul 26, 2009 05:25 PM

Killer tab job !!! I play a 5 string but I have no problem transposing this.How long did it take you to figure this all out??
I cant believe you got the outro ! In a few days my tab should post for Rapscallion and I attempted the whols song but I coulnt get that crazy outro in that one but when its up this week could you check it out? thanks again your tab is great !

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MagicsDevil 92 Aug 26, 2010 08:24 PM

I do believe most basses do not have 42 frets.

LOLJK

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