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                             HAMMERHEAD - The Offspring
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Tabbed by: shenanigan
Email: shenanigan1@gmx.de

Tuning: down 1/2 step

hey guys! there is already another version of this song here,
which is quite good, but not perfect...
so I tried to get it exactly in the right way.
so here we go, Offspring's new single out of the new album Rise & Fall, Rage& Grace!


________________________________________________________________________

Intro: (mild distortion riff)
^^^^^^

w/mild distortion

eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------5-----------|
Db|-------7-----------5-----|  x12
Ab|----7-----7-----7-----7--|
Eb|-5-----------------------|

________________________________________________________________________

then, guitar I (heavy distortion) comes in, playing the main riff:

eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|
Db|-7--7--7----5-5--|   x4
Ab|-7--7--7----5-5--|
Eb|-5--5--5----3-3--|

while mild distortion riff plays on

_________________________________________________________________________

guitar II (heavy distortion) comes in
guitars I & II play

eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|
Db|-7--7--7----5-5--|   x4
Ab|-7--7--7----5-5--|
Eb|-5--5--5----3-3--|

_________________________________________________________________________

Verse:
^^^^^^
(top tabulature = guitar I, bottom tabulature = guitar II)

eb|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|
Bb|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|
Gb|-5----------------|-5----------------|-5----------------|-5--------------|
Db|-5----------------|-5----------------|-5----------------|-5--------------|
Ab|-3----------------|-3----------------|-3----------------|-3--------------|
Eb|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|
  |
eb|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|
Bb|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|
Gb|-5-----------5----|-5-----------5----|-5-----------5----|-5-----5-5-5----|
Db|-5---------555-55-|-5---------555-55-|-5---------555-55-|-5---555-5-5----|
Ab|-3---------333-33-|-3---------333-33-|-3---------333-33-|-3---333-3-3----|
Eb|------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
PM            ..  ..             ..  ..             ..  ..       ..

__________________________________________________________________________

repeat main riff x4

repeat Verse riff

repeat main riff x2

__________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Chorus:
^^^^^^^^^^^
both guitars play:

eb|------------------|-----------------|
Bb|------------------|-----------------|
Gb|-7-7---7--10-9--5-|-------------5---|
Db|-7-7---7--10-9--5-|-------------5---| x2
Ab|-5-5---5--8--7--3-|-------------3---|
Eb|------------------|-555555555555----|
PM                      ............

eb|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------|
Gb|-7-7---7-7-7---7-|-7-7---7-7-7---9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\-|-------------|
Db|-7-7---7-7-7---7-|-7-7---7-7-7---9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\-|-5--5--5--5--|
Ab|-5-5---5-5-5---5-|-5-5---5-5-5---7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\-|-5--5--5--5--|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-3--3--3--3--|

___________________________________________________________________________

Chorus:
^^^^^^^
chorus riff:
                          these are tens, of course ;)
eb|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|-10-101010-10---101010-|-----------------------|-9-99-9-9--9-9-9-|
Db|-7-77-7-7--7-7-7-|-10-101010-10---101010-|-10-101010-10---101010-|-9-99-9-9--9-9-9-|
Ab|-7-77-7-7--7-7-7-|-8--8-8-8--8----8-8-8--|-10-101010-10---101010-|-7-77-7-7--7-7-7-|
Eb|-5-55-5-5--5-5-5-|-----------------------|-8--8-8-8--8----8-8-8--|-----------------|

repeat chorus riff 3x

then go:

eb|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------|
Gb|-----------------|-10-101010-10---101010-|-----------------------|-9--9--9--9--|
Db|-7-77-7-7--7-7-7-|-10-101010-10---101010-|-10-101010-10---101010-|-9--9--9--9--|
Ab|-7-77-7-7--7-7-7-|-8--8-8-8--8----8-8-8--|-10-101010-10---101010-|-7--7--7--7--|
Eb|-5-55-5-5--5-5-5-|-----------------------|-8--8-8-8--8----8-8-8--|-------------|

___________________________________________________________________________

repeat main riff x2 (only guitar I), together with the mild distortion riff)

repeat main riff x2 (both guitars)
___________________________________________________________________________

Verse 2:
^^^^^^^^

repeat Verse riff

repeat main riff x4

repeat Verse riff

repeat main riff x2

__________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Chorus 2:
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

repeat Pre-Chorus riff

__________________________________________________________________________

Chorus 2:
^^^^^^^^^

repeat Chorus riff x3

the play:
eb|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------|-10-101010-10---101010-|-----------------------|
Db|-7-77-7-7--7-7-7-|-10-101010-10---101010-|-10-101010-10---101010-|
Ab|-7-77-7-7--7-7-7-|-8--8-8-8--8----8-8-8--|-10-101010-10---101010-|
Eb|-5-55-5-5--5-5-5-|-----------------------|-8--8-8-8--8----8-8-8--|
  |
cont.
eb|---------------|----------------|------------|
Bb|---------------|----------------|------------|
Gb|-9-------9--9/-|-10--10\--9--9\-|-7~~--------| let ring and
Db|-9-------9--9/-|-10--10\--9--9\-|-7~~--------| fade out
Ab|-7-------7--7/-|-8---8-\--7--7\-|-5~~--------|
Eb|---------------|----------------|------------|
                                   |
                                   |here starts the bass riff!
__________________________________________________________________________

Bass Riff: (transcribed for guitar, if you want to play it!)
^^^^^^^^^^

eb|-----------------|------------------|
Bb|-----------------|------------------|
Gb|-----------------|------------------|
Db|-----------------|------------------|  x3
Ab|-5-5-x-5-3-3-0-3-|-/8-8-8-3---0-3-4-|
Eb|-----------------|------------------|


then the bass goes:

eb|--------------------|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------|--------------------------|
Ab|-5----5----5----5/--|-/17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|
Eb|--------------------|--------------------------|

_________________________________________________________________________

Bridge:
^^^^^^^
the bridge riff is the same as the bass riff, just with power chords:

eb|-----------------|---------------------|
Bb|-----------------|---------------------|
Gb|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|
Db|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|  x3
Ab|-5-5-x-5-3-3-x-3-|-/8--8--8--3---0-3-4-|
Eb|-----------------|---------------------|
  |
cont.
eb|-----------------|--------------------------|
Bb|-----------------|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15\-|
Gb|-7---7---7---7/--|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\-|
Db|-7---7---7---7/--|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\-|
Ab|-5---5---5---5/--|--------------------------|
Eb|-----------------|--------------------------|
  |
cont.
eb|-----------------|---------------------|
Bb|-----------------|---------------------|
Gb|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|
Db|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|  x3
Ab|-5-5-x-5-3-3-x-3-|-/8--8--8--3---0-3-4-|
Eb|-----------------|---------------------|
  |
cont.
eb|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-77777---77777---|-77777---77777---|
Db|-77777---77777---|-77777---77777---|
Ab|-55555---55555---|-55555---55555---|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|
PM| ....    ....      ....    ....
  |
cont.
eb|-----------------|---------------------|
Bb|-----------------|---------------------|
Gb|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|
Db|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|  x3
Ab|-5-5-x-5-3-3-x-3-|-/8--8--8--3---0-3-4-|
Eb|-----------------|---------------------|
  |
cont.
eb|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|
Db|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|
Ab|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|

it follows a small part with only bass playing the bass riff,
then it goes on:

eb|-----------------|---------------------|
Bb|-----------------|---------------------|
Gb|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|
Db|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|  x3
Ab|-5-5-x-5-3-3-x-3-|-/8--8--8--3---0-3-4-|
Eb|-----------------|---------------------|
  |
cont.
eb|-----------------|--------------------------|
Bb|-----------------|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15\-|
Gb|-7---7---7---7/--|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\-|
Db|-7---7---7---7/--|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\-|
Ab|-5---5---5---5/--|--------------------------|
Eb|-----------------|--------------------------|
  |
cont.
eb|-----------------|---------------------|
Bb|-----------------|---------------------|
Gb|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|
Db|-7-7-x-7-5-5-x-5-|-/10-10-10-5---2-5-6-|  x3
Ab|-5-5-x-5-3-3-x-3-|-/8--8--8--3---0-3-4-|
Eb|-----------------|---------------------|
  |
cont.
eb|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|
Db|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|
Ab|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|

__________________________________________________________________________

Outro:
^^^^^^
(top tabulature = guitar I, bottom tabulature = guitar II)

    these are natural harmonics.
eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-7---7-+-+-+-+-+-|
Db|-7---7-+-+-+-+-+-|  x4
Ab|-5---5-+-+-+-+-+-|
Eb|-----------------|
  |
eb|-0--00-x-x-x-x-x-|
Bb|-------x-x-x-x-x-|
Gb|-------x-x-x-x-x-|  x4
Db|-------x-x-x-x-x-|
Ab|-------x-x-x-x-x-|
Eb|-------x-x-x-x-x-|

note: if you have just one guitar, play the tabulature on top. the one on the bottom 
strage anyway!

___________________________________________________________________________

both guitars play:
                    (gradual release out of PM)
eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
Db|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
PM| . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . .   . . .

____________________________________________________________________________

guitar I repeats the main riff x4,

while guitar 2 goes:

eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
Db|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|  x4
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
Eb|-----------------|

___________________________________________________________________________

both guitars end on:

eb|---------------||
Bb|---------------||
Gb|-7-------------||
Db|-7-------------||
Ab|-5-------------||
Eb|---------------||


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| ~  let ring
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| .  Palm mute
===========================================================================

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cookie.kook 96 Jun 20, 2008 10:23 AM

seems perfect to me =)
good work!

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UnavailableUser 155 Jul 22, 2009 07:41 AM

great tab!

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_literati_ 10 Oct 07, 2009 10:08 AM

Perfect other than the fact that you're playing everything half a step higher than it needs to be. Either your guitar is really out of tune or it's just your ears.

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