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John 5 - Flatlines, Thin Lines
Vertigo
Tabbed by Tom Martin

Tuning - Drop-D

D A D G B E

Effects needed: Wah

Legend:

\ - slide down
/ - slide up
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
br- bend and return
ph- pinch harmonic
tp- tremelo pick

Here you go, I got John 5's album pretty much as soon as it came out, and I loved it. Here
is the tab for one of my favourite songs off the album, hope you enjoy. Any queries, email
at bottom.
I have also added some comments on how to use the wah to create a sound much like the songs.

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Intro: (0:00 - 0:09)
No guitars

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	Lead Guitar
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Main riff: (0:09 - 0:25)

|---------------------------------------------20b-20b------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--0-0---12\---x-x-x-x---13-13----0-0---12\------------13--------------------|
|--0-0---12\---x-x-x-x---13-13----0-0---12\------------13--------------------|\
									       | x2
|---------------------------------------------20b-20b------------------------|/
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--0-0---12\---x-x-x-x---13-13----0-0---12\------------10--------------------|
|--0-0---12\---x-x-x-x---13-13----0-0---12\------------10--------------------|

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Verse 1: (0:25 - 0:42)	- the effect can be produced by using a wah, heel fully down

|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7tp--|---10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7----------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7tp--|---10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7-10-8-7----------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--15-12-10-15-12-10-15-12-10-15-12-10-|-15-12-10-15-12-10-15-12-10-15-12-10--|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--15-12-10-15-12-10-15-12-10-15-12-10-|-15-12-10-15-12-10-15-12-10-15-12-10--|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--15-12-10-14-12-10-13-11-10-12-11-10-|-15-12-10-14-12-10-13-11-10-12-11-10--|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|--7-8-7-7-9-7-7-10-7-7-12-7-|-7-8-7-7-9-7-7-10-7-7-12-7---------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

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Main riff: (0:42 - 0:50)

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Verse 2: (0:50 - 1:06)	- Wah used pretty much all the way through this bit, toe down towards the end.

|----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
|--8p5-8-5-8p5-8-5-8p5-|-5-5-8-5-8p5-8-5-8/10--------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|

|--10-11-13-11-10---------------------------------------------------|-------------|
|-----------------13-11-10------------------------------------------|-------------|
|--------------------------13-11-10--8-9-11-9-8---------------------|-------------|
|-----------------------------------------------11-9-8--------------|-------------|
|------------------------------------------------------11-9-8--8-5~-|-(5)-8-5/8\--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
								         tp |--|

|----------------7-8-10--10-12-13-12-10--------------------------------------|
|---------7-8-10------------------------13-12-10--15~------------------------|
|--7-9-10--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----16-14-13----------15-13-12----------14-12-11----------13-11-10----------|
|-15----------16-14-13----------15-13-12----------14-12-11----------13-11-10-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--16-14-13----------15-13-12----------14-12-11----------13-11-10----------13-11-10----------|-----------------|
|-----------16-14-13----------15-13-12----------14-12-11----------13-11-10----------13-11-10-|-13-10-13-10-13b-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
								     pinched note = C --> ph

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Chorus: (1:06 - 1:23)	- Wah used all the way through, listen for patterns.

|----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|-----10--12/14~--14\12--10-12-10--10----10----|----10--12/14~--14\12-10-12/14\12p10-----|
|--12---------------------------------12----12-|-12----------------------------------12~-| x2
|----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

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Main riff: (1:23 - 1:31)

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Verse 3: (1:31 - 1:48)	- Same as verse one, heel down on wah.

|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7tp--|--10-7-10-8-7-10-7-10-8-7-10-7-10-8-7-10-7-10-8-7-------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7tp--|--7-7-7-7-8-7-7-9-7-7-10-7-7-11-7-7-7-7-7-8-7-7-9-------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-19-18-17-16-|-19-18-17-16-|-19-18-17-16-19-18-17-16-|-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-7-|
|-------------|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|

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Chorus: (1:48 - 2:04)

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Verse 4: (2:04 - 2:29)	- Again wah is used all the time here, make sure to really whack on the wah
			  when hitting those top notes.

|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------17b-----x-17b-17b-|-17b-17b-17b-x-17b-17b-x-----------------|
|------17b-----x-----17b-----------|-----------------------------------------|
|--17b-----17b---------------------|-------------------------17~-------------|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

|--------------------12-13-15-13-12------------------------------------------|
|-----------12-13-15----------------15-13-12---------------------------------|
|--12-14-15----------------------------------14p12-14p12-15~-----------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--12-14br-12-13br-12-14br-12-15br-12-16b------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |-----------------------------------| tremelo pick and vibrato all

|--------------------12-14-17b-p12-------------------------------------------|
|-----------12-14-16---------------16-12-------------------------------------|
|--12-14-16------------------------------14p12-14p12-16~---------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------16-18-21b-p16-------------------------------------------|
|-----------16-18-20---------------20-16-------------------------------------|
|--16-18-20------------------------------19p16-18p6-21~----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--12---15---17--|----------12-15-17-15-12-----------------------------------|
|--15b--18b--20b-|-22b---------------------17-15-12--------------------------|
|----------------|----------------------------------15p12--------------------|
|----------------|----------------------------------------14\----------------|
|----------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------| x4
|--8-5-5-5-5-5-8-5-5-5-5-5-8-5-5-5-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 Here the wah is heel down, and slowly released untill chorus kicks in.
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Chorus: (2:29 - 2:46)

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Verse 5/Outro: (2:46 - 3:35)	- No wah for the first part

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------10h12p10---------------------------|
|-----------------------10h12p10----10-12------------------------------------|
|-----8h10p8----8-10-12----------12------------------------------------------|
|--12--------12--------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------10h13p10------------13h15p13-------------------------------|
|-----------10-13----------13-10-13b-----------15-13-15b---------------------|
|-----10-12------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--12------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--10h13p10-----------10-----------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------13-10--------13-10-----------|-10--------------------------------|
|-----------------12b----------12-10-12b-|----12-10-------10b----------------|
|----------------------------------------|----------12-10-----12-10-12~------|
|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

|--------------------------|------10--------------13-----------13---|--------|
|--------/13tp-------/13tp-|---------13-10-----------13---13---13---|--------|
|--/13tp-------/13tp-------|--12b----------12-10-----12b--12b--12b--|--------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------------------|--------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------------------|--------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------------------|--------|
 Here use the wah liberally			     ^ and really get these bends with the wah.

|-----------------13---13---13---13------------------------------------------|
|-----------13----13---13---13---13------------------------------------------|
|------10---12b---12b--12b--12b--12b-----------------------------------------|
|--12------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 Use the wah all the time when repeating this, listen to how its used.
 Repeat and fade

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	Rhythm Guitar
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Verses 1, 2 & 3.

|----------|
|----------|
|----------|
|----------| x4
|--0--12\--|
|--0--12\--|

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Chorus

Gtr.2
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------| x2
|--0-(x16)--3-(x16)--5-(x16)--0-(x12)--3--5----------------------------------|
|--0--------3--------5--------0--------3--5----------------------------------|

Gtr.3
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------| x8
|--8-5-5-5-5-5-8-5-5-5-5-5-8-5-5-5-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 			   ^ 4th and 8th times play |-8-10-|

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Verse 4

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------| x8
|--2--2--x--x-x---3--|
|--2--2--x--x-x---3--|
      ^ last time stop here

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Verse 5 same as Chorus, repeat till fade.

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Thats all,
Any queries or corrections email: InfantFinite666@hotmail.com

Thanks, Tom.

            
            
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Tom Martin 145 Nov 09, 2004 07:00 PM

Sorry, there is a couple of spacing errors in there:

Verse 2, bar 4: the '5/8\' is the bit thats supposed to be tremelo picked

Also, the very last bar of verse 2, its the last note, the '13b' thats supposed to be a pinch harmonic, an octave up.

Guitar 3 in the chorus, the 4th and 8th bars should go:
|--8-5-5-5-5-5-8-5-5-5-5-5-8-10--|

I think thats all. Any comments appreciated.

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seiferalmasy10 85 Dec 14, 2004 07:00 PM

A very good tab of an amazing piece!

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bloodred16 801 Jul 31, 2005 08:00 PM

wow great tab i like i like

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