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Goliath bass

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Please read: I submitted a tab for Goliath, and not long afterwards emailed the same tab 
Jon Stockman (Karnivool bassist) for his opinion.
I had some notes and positioning wrong so he kindly corrected for me. below you'll find 
100% correct Goliath tab, as played by Mr. Stockman Himself!
In fact, I left in some of the performance notes that he included in the tab.


Artist: Karnivool
Album: Sound Awake
Bassist: Jon Stockman
Tabbed By: Jon Stockman/Sean Doyle
Year: 2009

6 string bass tuned (low to high) BF#BEGC.

You can probably play this song well on a standard tuned 5 string, or a 4 tuned BEAD,
but since I have a 5 string, I decided to try it tuned BF#DEG (the bottom 4 strings of 
tuning)
There is one section in the middle however, that requires the extra 6th string 
(see below)

5 string with distortion, tuned BF#BEG

0:24
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-]

[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-------------------------l/7--7-7-----------5--]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2------------------l/3--3---]

0:37 Verse 1

[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-/12-0-12\]

[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-]

[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2---5--2-5-]


[----------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-2/12\]

1:02
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[---------------------7--7\------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2/------2--2-2-------2--2-2-/12-0-12\]

[-------------------------------------------------------]
[-------------------------------------------------------]
[-------------------------------------------------------]
[---------------------7--7\-----------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2/------2--2-2------2--2-2---2-5-2-5]

1:14 Verse 2
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-/12-0-12\]

[------------------------------------------------]
[------------------------------------------------]
[------------------------------------------------]
[------------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2---xx---2--2-2-------2--2-2-]

[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-]

[----------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2\0----]

[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[---------------------7--7\------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2/------2--2-2-------2--2-2-/12-0-12\]

[--------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------]
[---------------------7--7\------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2/------2--2-2-----/-0--0-0--7\]

[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-]

[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-----3--2-3-3-]

[----------------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------/7----------------------]
[-2--2-2/12----\2--2-2-------2--2-2-------2--2-2-/12--0-12\]

[---------------------------------------------------]
[---------------------------------------------------]
[---------------------------------------------------]
[-------/7------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2---------2--2-2-------2-2---0-----5-5---7---]

2:17
[---------------------------------------------]
[---------------------------------------------]
[---------------------------------------------]
[---------------------------------------------]
[-10-12-9--9--9--7-9-7-10-12-9--5-7-2---------]

[--------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------]
[--------------------------------------------]
[--------------10-9--------------------------]
[-10-12-9--9-9------9-10-12-9--5-7-2---------]

[-------------------------------------]
[-------------------------------------]
[-------------------------------------]
[-----------------------5-------------]
[-7--7--7--7-0h7--7--5-5----7------\--]

2:35
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-/10-12-9\-9\-9\--7-9-7-10-12-9\--5-7\2--]

[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-/10-12-9\-9\-9\--7-9-7-10-12-9\--5-7--2-]

[-----------------------------]
[-----------------------------]
[----------------7\5----------]
[---------------7----5--------]
[-7--7--7--7-0h7---------0--7-]

2:53 dist off and delay 462ms
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-2--------------x--2------------------x--] 
tap strings lightly with right hand where x is

[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-------------------5---5-----------------]
[----------------------------5------------]
[-2--------------x-----------------7\-----]

[----------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------14--p12-14-]
[----------------------------------------------]
[-2--------------x--2--------------------------]

             dist on, delay off
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------2-----5-----------------]
[----------------2--------5---------------]
[-2----------0-h2-----------5---0---7\----]


[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------]
[---------------------------/7------------]
[-2-------2--------2----------------------]


This next section requires a 6 string bass as it uses the high c string.

delay + milder distortion
[-------------------------------]
[-----13-----------13-------13--]
[--------------12-----12-14---14] x3 (4th finger on 14th fret)
[-14-------14-------------------]
[-------------------------------]
[-------------------------------]

[---------------------------]
[-----13--------------16-\15]
[----------------14---------]
[-14-----14-12--------------]
[---------------------------]
[---------------------------]

[------13------13-------13--]
[------------13----13-16--16]
[-14------------------------] x3 (4th finger on 16th fret)
[----14----14---------------]
[---------------------------]
[---------------------------]

Delay off
[-----------------------------]
[-----------------------------]
[-----------------------------]
[-14---12---------------------]
[-------------12----10---12--\]
[-----------------------------]

big distortion on again from start
[----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
[----2----------------------2------------------------2-----------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
[-2-----2-----2-5---5--2------2-----5--7--5--2--2------2-----2-5---5-2----2--/5-0--0-7^--] 
^bend 1/4 to 1/2

[--------------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------2-----------------------------------]
[--------2---------0---3-2-0---------2-------------------]
[--------------------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2----2--2-2------------2--2-2---2--2-2-0-3-2-0-3--]

[-------------------------------------------------]
[--------------------2----------------------------]
[--------2---------0---3-2-0----------------------]
[-------------------------------------------------]
[-2--2-2----2--2-2------------5--0-5---5-p0~-0-7^-]


4:09
[----------------------]
[----------------------]  x3
[----------------------]
[---5--------5---5-----]
[-2---2----2---2---2---]

[----------------------]
[----------------------]
[----------------------]
[---5------------------]
[-2---2----5-2-5-7-5-7-]


[----------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------]
[---4--------4---4--------4--------------]
[-1---1----1---1---1----1---1----1/13\1--]

[----------------------------------------]
[----------------------------------------]
[-------------------------0--------0-----]  
[---4--------4---4--------5--------------]   
[-1---1----1---1---1/--\2---2----2---2/--]

kind of do a little hand slide after the last
1 up and down before hitting the 2 again,
what the /--\ means!

            
            
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FALCOR!!! 41 Sep 10, 2010 03:57 PM

thanks for putting in the effort man this is great

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GasPipe 41 Jan 29, 2011 04:09 PM

Great tab, cool to hear you got in Jon helped you out on this.

God I want his bass tone in this song.

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shibby_5404 10 Feb 13, 2017 12:55 AM

"This is played on a 5 string bass"
*half way through the song*
"YOU NEED A 6 STRING NOW, QUICK, SWAP BASSES"

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