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Artist: Queens of the Stone Age
Song: You Can’t Quit Me Baby
Album: Queens of the Stone Age (1998)
My Favourite QOTSA song, but not it’s not been tabbed very well so here's my 
interpretation (You will most likely have to listen for timing) -
Verse Riff - This is played near enough entirely through the song, Nick Oliveri and 
Michael Shuman play the riffs in slightly different positions on the Fretboard like so -
Nick
D#|--------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|
 F|-0-0-12--10-12-10----10—-10h12--|
 C|------------------12------------|

D#|--------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|
 F|-0-0-12--10-12-10----10—--12----|
 C|------------------12------------|

Michael
D#|--------------------------------|
A#|-----7--5-7-5----5—-5h7---------|
 F|-0-0----------7-----------------|
 C|--------------------------------|

D#|--------------------------------|
A#|-----7--5-7-5----5--7-----------|
 F|-0-0----------7-----------------|
 C|--------------------------------|


However in this tab I'm mainly focus on Nick's way of playing the song.
[Note - Some live variations include just simple hammer-ons and pull-offs but not moving 
too far away from the general groove of the bass line.]

For the lines - 'This life is a trip when you're psycho in love' and 'I want you to 
notice when I'm not around' the bass goes something like this -

D#|------------------------------------|
A#|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
 F|------------------------------------|
 C|------------------------------------|

Then it resumes to the normal riff repetition.

D#|--------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|
 F|-0-0-12--10-12-10----10—-10h12--|
 C|------------------12------------|

D#|--------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|
 F|-0-0-12--10-12-10----10—--12----|
 C|------------------12------------|
After the guitar solo/bridge part and when josh sings ‘You’re solid Gold I’ll see you in 
hell’ and when he goes ‘ahhh ahhh’, I think the bass mixes between –
D#|--------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
 F|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
 C|--------------------------------------------------|

D#|--------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
 F|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------------|
 C|--------------------------------------------------|

And a variation of the main riff which I think goes like this
D#|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|
 F|-------14--12-14-12-----12-12h14-|
 C|-10-10--------------14-----------|

Then back to the main riff
D#|--------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|
 F|-0-0-12--10-12-10----10—-10h12--|
 C|------------------12------------|

D#|--------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|
 F|-0-0-12--10-12-10----10—--12----|
 C|------------------12------------|

When it comes to the Outro on the album the bass lines pace increases then it is just 
general “noodling”.

Sound –
Usually the sound for the bass is achieved with an overdriven valve amp, but if you 
don’t have the space to overdrive your valve amp a distortion or fuzz pedal should do.
From what I’ve seen live Oliveri tended to use Fender Precision basses and Jazz basses 
with Seymour Duncan quarter pounder pickups and flatwound strings. Amp wise usually a 
Ampeg SVT with 8x10 cabinets. While Shuman uses a 50’s style Precision bass and an Acoustic 360.

Any questions contact me at – alex.peers@hotmail.co.uk

            
            
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kahlgrim 52 Aug 23, 2014 10:22 AM

I think the main riff is never on the E string. I think it's

D#|--------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|
F|-0-0-12--10-12p10p0--10?-10h12--|
C|--------------------------------|

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DeafPolka 181 May 04, 2015 11:13 AM

This might be more accurate but with this song improvisation is awesome so play it how you want. Anyway:

D#|--------------------------------|
A#|-----7--5h7p5-------5h7---------|
F|-0-0----------0--0--------------|
C|--------------------------------|

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