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Soundgarden - "Mailman"
From "Superunknown" Album
Tuning: CGDGBE, so tune A string down a full step, and E down two full steps to C
tabbed by jjhand

Some of the sounds used later come from a Mellotron, so I tabbed the guitar 
only. This useful tuning is also used on several other Soundgarden songs.

  Intro              * Feedback
E-------------------------
B-------------------------       This Eb/F chord occurs several times  
G--12-12-12-12-12-12-12\--      in the song. The bass plays the low root  
D--13-13-13-13-13-13-13\--
G--10-10-10-10-10-10-10\--
C-------------------------


Main riff (both guitars)
E----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
D-5-----------5-----------5----------10--9--8--|--5-----------5-----------5------------------|
G-5-----------5-----------5----------10--9--8--|--5-----------5-----------5----------3-------|
C----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---4--3--|

E--------------------------------------------|-1st Ending-----------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G----------------------------12-12-12-12-12\-|------------------------------------|
D--5------------5------------13-13-13-13-13\-|--5------------5--------------------|
G--5------------5------------10-10-10-10-10\-|--5------------5---------------3-5--|
C-----0------0-----0------0------------------|-----0------0-----0------0-5-3------|

repeat first three bars then play Pre-Chorus ending:
E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D--5------------5-------------|
G--5------------5--------0----|
C-----0------0-----------0----|


Chorus - 
E------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D---------------1---/3--3--0--0------5---0-|---------------1---/3--3--0--0------5---0-|
G--3h5--3--3----1---/3--3--0--0------5---0-|--3h5--3--3----1---/3--3--0--0------5---0-|
C--3h5--3--3-------------------------------|--3h5--3--3-------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------|
D---------------1---/3--3--0--0--0--0----|
G--3h5--3--3----1---/3--3--0--0--0--0----|
C--3h5--3--3-----------------------------|  

After first Chorus:
Guitar 1
E----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G-5-----------5-----------5-----------10--9--8-|-------------------------------------10--9--8-|
D-5-----------5-----------5-----------10--9--8-|--5-----------5-----------5----------10--9--8-|
G-5-----------5-----------5-----------10--9--8-|--5-----------5-----------5----------10--9--8-|
C-0--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-----0-----------|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----------|

E------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G--------------------------12-12-12-12-12\-|--------------------------------------|
D--5-----------5-----------13-13-13-13-13\-|--5-----------5-----------------------|
G--5-----------5-----------10-10-10-10-10\-|--5-----------5-----------------3--5--|
C--0--0-----0--0--0-----0------------------|--0--0-----0--0--0-----0--5--3--------|

On bars 2 & 3 above, Guitar 2 plays:
 
  Riff Bit 1 (with fluttering chorus pedal effect):
E-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G-----5b7---gr----(5)---------------| gr - gradual release of bend 
D-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------| 
C-----------------------------------|



Play Verse again


Play Chorus again, but Guitar 2 adds a harmony part:

Guitar 2 (play 3x with Chorus 2)
E---------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B---------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G--5----------3-5---------3-|-5----5-----3-5---------3-|-5-----------3-5---5------|
D-------------------5-------|--------------------------|------5-------------------|
G-----5-5---------5---------|----5-----------5-5-------|----5------------5---5----|
C---------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|


After Chorus 2:
Heavy Part (play this 4x)
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D--5------------5------------5------------3--2--1-|  Guitar 2 plays "Riff Bit 1" on bars 2 and 4
G--5------------5------------5------------3--2--1-|
C-----0------0-----3------3-----5-----5-----------|

  then play this 3x
E----------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------12---12-------------|
D--5----------5------------13---13-------------|
G--5----------5------------10---10-------------|
C-----0----0-----0----0--------------4-4--3--3-|

Play Verse again

Play Chorus 2 again (Guitar 1 & 2 parts)

Break (Guitar 2 only)
E------------0--------x\--|
B--------7---0--------x\--| do a pick slide 
G--0-----7-------0x---x\--|
D--0-----7-------0x-------|
G----------------0x-------|
C-------------------------|

Then, Guitar 1 Plays 'Heavy Part' 6x while Guitar 2 plays:
E---------------------------------------|------------------------|----------------------------------|
B-----11~~~~11~~~~11~~~--------0---0----|-0-0-0--5-7b8~~--7b8~---|----------------------------------|
G-/12~~~~12~~~~12~~~~12--0-0-0---0---0--|-0-0-0--5-7b8~~--7b8~-5-|-8b10r8b10r8b10r8-----------------|
D---------------------------------------|------------------------|-----------------10-8~~-10--------|
G---------------------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------8-8-8/10|
C---------------------------------------|------------------------|----------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------6b8~~~~~-----|  Play Heavy part 2x with Guitar 1
G-------8-10b12~-b12---5h8p5--5h8p5--5h8p5-----5b8~~~~~-----|
D--8/10---------------------8------8------8-----------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------|
C-----------------------------------------------------------|


Ending (Both Guitars):
E-------------------------------|
B-------------------------------|
G---12---12---------------------|
D---13---13---------------------|
G---10---10-----------------5-5-|
C--------------4-4--3--3----0-0-|

KEY:
===================
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| PH pinch harmonic
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| NH natural harmonic
| TP tremelo pick
| x  Mute note (or rake)
| b  bend (bends with vibrato bar indicated)
| r  release bend
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jimmy/jimi 162 Mar 02, 2009 01:05 AM

awesome tab! great job on the tuning aswell..how about this chord
--10-- -----
--10-- instead of --8--
--12-- --8--
--13-- --8--
--10-- --8--
--10-- -----

??

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maxpower2082 10 Nov 13, 2009 04:10 AM

I agree with jimmy. But still, man. This is solid ass work. Thank you!!!!

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