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The Righteous And The Wicked Bass Tab

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The Righteous And The Wicked
By the Red Hot Chili Peppers
From the album BloodSugarSexMagik
Tabbed by Martin Peters

Timechange to ex. 5/4: 
G-|---|
D-|-5-|
A-|-4-|
E-|---|
B-|---|

5-string bass 
Moderately funk 

Intro:
G-|--------|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
D-|--------|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
A-|----5-5-|-5------------------5-5-5-|-5-------------7-----5-5-|-5------------------|
E-|--------|----7--5--7---------------|----7--5--7--------------|----7--5--7---------|
B-|--------|------------0-0--0--------|------------5------------|-------------0-0--0-|

G-|----------|
D-|----------|
A-|------5-5-|
E-|----------|
B-|----------|
Repeat last four bars 2 times

Bass figure 1:
G-|--------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|--------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|----5-5-|-5------------------5-5-5-|-5-------------7-----5-5-|
E-|--------|----7--5--7---------------|----7--5--7--------------|
B-|--------|------------0-0--0--------|------------5------------|

G-|--------------------------|-------------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|-------------------------------|
A-|-5------------------5-5-5-|-5-------------7/8-7-5---------|
E-|----7--5--7---------------|----7--5--7------------7-5-----|
B-|------------0-0--0--------|------------5--------------7-5-|

G-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-5------------------5-5-5-|-5-------------7-----5-5-|
E-|----7--5--7---------------|----7--5--7--------------|
B-|------------0-0--0--------|------------5------------|

G-|--------------------------|----------------------|
D-|--------------------------|----------------------|
A-|-5------------------5-5-5-|-5-------------7---5--|
E-|----7--5--7---------------|----7--5--7-----------|
B-|------------0-0--0--------|------------5---------|

Variation in bar four, 2nd verse:
G-|-----------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------|
A-|-5-------------------6-7-7---|
E-|----7--5--7-0--2-5-7-------5-|
B-|-----------------------------|

Bass figure 2:
G-|-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A-|----------------------5--|--------------------5--|--------------------5--|
E-|-7---x-x-----7---x-x-----|-7--x-5--7--8-8--8-----|-7---x-x-----7--x-x----|
B-|---------3/--------------|-----------------------|---------3/------------|

G-|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D-|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A-|--------------------5--|--------------------5--|--------------------5--|
E-|-7--x-5--7--8--8--8----|-7---x-x-----7--x-x----|-7---x-5--7--8-8--8----|
B-|-----------------------|---------3/------------|-----------------------|

G-|------------------------|----------------------|
D-|------------------------|----------------------|
A-|---------------------5--|----------------------|
E-|-7---x-x-----7--x-x-----|-7---7-5--7--8--8--8--|
B-|---------3--------------|----------------------|

Verse interlude:
G-|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
D-|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
A-|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
E-|-7---7-5-4---4-2-1-|---0--1--2-2--2--|-7---7--5--4---4--2-|-1--1-0--1--2--2--2--|
B-|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
Repeat 2 times

Last bar 2nd time:
G-|--------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|
A-|----------------------5-5-|
E-|-1----0--1--2--2--2h6-----|
B-|--------------------------|

Interlude:
G-|---|--------------------------------------|
D-|-5-|--------------------------------------|
A-|-4-|-5-6-5-----5-6-5-----5h6p5------------|
E-|---|-------7---------7--------7-5-------5-|
B-|---|------------------------------7-6-7---|
Repeat 4 times

G-|---|-------------------------------------|
D-|-5-|-------------------------------------|
A-|-4-|-7-8-7-----7-8-7-----7h8p7-----------|
E-|---|-------9---------9---------9-------7-|
B-|---|-----------------------------9-8-9---|
Repeat 2 times

G-|---|--------------------------------------|
D-|-5-|--------------------------------------|
A-|-4-|-5-6-5-----5-6-5-----5h6p5------------|
E-|---|-------7---------7--------7-5-------5-|
B-|---|------------------------------7-6-7---|

G-|---|-------------------------------------|---|-------|
D-|-5-|-------------------------------------|-4-|-------|
A-|-4-|-5-6-5-----5-6-5-----5h6p5-----------|-4-|-------|
E-|---|-------7---------7--------7-5--------|---|-2-----|
B-|---|------------------------------7-6-7--|---|-------|

G-|---------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------5-5-|
E-|-2/3/4/5/6/7/9/10/12/13/14/17/20\------|
B-|---------------------------------------|

Ending:
G-|---|------------|---|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-2-|------------|-4-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-4-|------------|-4-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|---|-7--7-5--7--|---|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
B-|---|------------|---|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G-|--------------|
D-|--------------|
A-|--------------|
E-|----7---------|
B-|---------0----|


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Slawter666 55 wrote on February 25 2009, 04:18 pm

Umm ive seen them live and im pretty sure flea uses a four string bass at all times

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Oscillococcinum 55 wrote on June 27 2009, 12:42 pm

Flea used a 5-string for funky monks

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VincentLauw 157 wrote on August 12 2009, 08:11 pm

this can easily be played on a four string if you just tune your E-string to B and play the 7-5-7 part on E as 2-0-2 on A.

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