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Deadhouse bass

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Artist: Katatonia
Song: "Deadhouse"
Album: Discouraged Ones (1998)
Bass player: Anders Nyström (Micke Oretoft also appears on the album)



Riff 1 - Intro                      
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| }
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| }
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   } 
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   } x2
                                                                            }  
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||}
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||}
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8-|-8-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|| 
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e 


Riff 2                                                                             
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|| 
Ab|-7-7-R---5-5-R---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Eb|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-|-8-8-8-3-3-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-||
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    
    e e q   e e q     e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e 


Verse Riff* ("Somehow better without this...")
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------r10p7h9-||  x4
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5---------------||
Eb|-5---------------|-5---------------|-3---------------|-----------------||  
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    
    w                 w                 w                 h       e e e e  
   

Riff 1 - Chorus ("Somehow I never leave this deadhouse...")                      
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| }
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| }
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   } 
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   } x2
                                                                            }  
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||}
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||}
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8-|-8-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|| 
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e 


Riff 2                                                                             
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|| 
Ab|-7-7-R---5-5-R---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Eb|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-|-8-8-8-3-3-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|| 
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    
    e e q   e e q     e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e 


Verse Riff* ("What do you say when you speak...")
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------r10p7h9-||  x4
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5---------------||
Eb|-5---------------|-5---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|| 
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    
    w                 w                 w                 h       e e e e  


Riff 1 - Chorus ("Somehow I never leave this deadhouse...")                      
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| }
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| }
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   } 
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   } x2
                                                                            }  
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||}
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||}
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8-|-8-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|| 
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e 


Interlude (guitar only, 16 bars)
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Eb|-0---------------|-r---------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   
    w

Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|   x3
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   
    

Riff 2                                                                             
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Ab|-7-7-R---5-5-R---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Eb|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-|-8-8-8-3-3-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-||  
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    
    e e q   e e q     e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e 


Riff 1 - Chorus ("Somehow I never leave this deadhouse...")                      
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| }
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| }
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   } 
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   } x2
                                                                            }  
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||}
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||}
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8-|-8-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|| 
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e 


Conclusion

Gb|-----------------||
Db|-----------------||
Ab|-----------------||
Eb|-0---------------||
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    
    (let ring)


Pretty cool song. Easy to embellish with slides. I like the alternative verse
Fingering below, makes it easier to transition to those higher notes.

*Verse riff alternative fingering (open string)
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------r10p7h9-||  x4
Ab|-0---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------||  
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    
    w                 w                 w                 q       e e e e  
   
Legend:
w - whole note
h - half note
q - quarter note
e - eighth note
s - sixteenth note
t - thirty-second note

r - in the tab denotes a rest.

p - pull off
h - hammer on

            
            
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