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Parabol And Parabola bass

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This is off the Madison Square Garden video 10/01

G|----------------------|
D|--0h2—2h3p2-----------| x4
A|--0---------3-0-------|
E|----------------3-----|

G|----------------------|
D|--0h2—2h3p2-----------| x8
A|--0---------3-0-------|
E|----------------33----|

[Distortion]
(these are octaves)
G|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--5-5-/-7-7-7--/-9-9-/-11-11-10h11h12-------|--5-5-/-7-7-7--/-9-9-/-11-11-11/12----|
A|--3-3-/-5-5-5--/-7-7-/-9--9-----------------|--3-3-/-5-5-5--/-7-7-/-9--9---9/10----|
E|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
                                                                  dist. off
G|--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--5-5-/-7-7-7--/-9-9-/-11-11-10h11h12-------|--5-5-/-7-7-7--------------------|
A|--3-3-/-5-5-5--/-7-7-/-9--9-----------------|--3-3-/-5-5-5--------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|-----------------1-1---10-—8—-3--|

                      x7
G|---------------------|----------------|
D|--0h2—2h3p2----------|----------------|
A|--0---------3-0------|----------------|
E|----------------333--|--3-5—--3-5---3-|
                                 x3
G|--------------------------------|---------------------|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------|
A|----------5------------------2--|----------5----------|
E|--0-3-3-3---5-0-5----5-3-5-5----|--0-3-3-3---5-0-5----|

(alive!!!)
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------| x8
E|--3h5-5--/8--5-3---|

[Distortion on]
(these are octaves)
G|g--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|d--5-5-/-7-7-7--/-9-9-/-11-11-10h11h12-------|--5-5-/-7-7-7--/-9-9-/-11-11-11/12----|
A|e--3-3-/-5-5-5--/-7-7-/-9--9-----------------|--3-3-/-5-5-5--/-7-7-/-9--9---9/10----|
E|b--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
                                                                  dist. off
G|g--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|d--5-5-/-7-7-7--/-9-9-/-11-11-10h11h12-------|--5-5-/-7-7-7--------------------|
A|e--3-3-/-5-5-5--/-7-7-/-9--9-----------------|--3-3-/-5-5-5--------------------|
E|b--------------------------------------------|-----------------1-1---10-—8—-3--|

                      x7
G|g---------------------|----------------|
D|d--0h2—2h3p2----------|----------------|
A|e--0---------3-0------|----------------|
E|b----------------333--|--3-5—--3-5---3-|

                                 x3
G|g--------------------------------|---------------------|
D|d--------------------------------|---------------------|
A|e----------5------------------2--|----------5----------|
E|b--0-3-3-3---5-0-5----5-3-5-5----|--0-3-3-3---5-0-5----|
(*hold last note*)

                             x4                                    x4
G|g------------------------19--|-------------------------------------|
D|d--16-17-16-19--16-17-16-----|--17-16-19--16h17-14-12—19-19--17\---|
A|e----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|b----------------------------|-------------------------------------|

G|g-----------------------------|
D|d-----------------------------|
A|e-----------------5-5--3------| x4
E|b--5-5--3-xx-xx-----------0---|

G|g--------------------------|
D|d--------0-----------------| x4
A|e----5-3-----------3-------|
E|b--5-------3---5-3---0-3---|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2p0----------------2p0-------------------2p0----------------2p0--------------|
A|-----3p2p0--------------3p2p0-------5--3------3p2p0--------------3p2p0---------|
E|-----------3--3--3------------3--5------------------3--3--3------------3--5----|

(JC continues this while adam starts the other riff..)
G|--------------------------|
D|--0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2p0-------|
A|--------------------3--2—-| x7
E|--------------------------|

G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|-----0-5h7-0-10h12-0-5h7-0----|
E|-3h5-----------------------3--|

G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------| x6
E|--5-55555-3-33333--|

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|----3h5----3h5-----------------------|
E|--5------3-------3-5---3-5---3----5--|

[rest for 4 bars]

G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------| x3
E|----------------3-3-0--|

[rest and come in near end with guitar]

G|g-----------------------|
D|d--2-----0--2-----------|
A|e-----------------------|
E|b-----------------------|

************************************

| nh - natural harmonic
| ph - pinch harmonic
| ~~ - vibrato
| <7>- natural harmonic
| x/// - pick scrape (directions same as slide)
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| x  Dead note
| g  Grace note
| b  Bend
| \  Slide down


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_TheBassist01_ 7,245 May 05, 2006 05:32 PM

The parabola ass tab? interesting...interesting tuning too for tool..

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food1010 285 Jun 12, 2007 02:50 PM

Is it supposed to be a 5-string? BEADG?

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alucardmik 10 Jul 17, 2007 02:34 AM

Justin plays a four string. And It was admitted in an interveiw that a non drop-d tuning was used for this song. Sweet tab!

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