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Sober bass

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Ok, here are the TOOL bass lines I promised way back when.  I figgured I'd
do something to "redeem" myself for my sins.  Bassists, for your jamming
pleasure I have transcribed (sometimes only parts of) "Prison Sex", "Bottom",
"Opiate", and "Sober".  I broke the songs down into riffs but you'll have to
listen tho the albums to get the exact tempo and rhythm.  Also, the E-string
is dropped to D (this is common in, I think, ALL TOOL songs.)


Tips on playing these songs:

        1)  Play with a pick.  Paul does.  Although, sometimes I do it
            w/ my fingers.
        2)  Boost your Treble and Mid a few notches to get a sharper sound.
            But, you still want to keep the low end rumbling.
        3)  Don't be afraid to experiment.  Paul varies his bass lines a lot,
            give it a try as well.  It's just easier to tab it when it's
            straight forward.
       [4)  Use a 'chorus' effect, 'specially w/ Sober. --Bucky]

Enjoy!

        --Rich T. Viking


Sober by TOOL

=============

Originally posted to the TOOL mailing list on 12/4/94 by
Richard Pedersen 
Retabbed in BTC by Bucky LaDieu 


[Intro]
                                11

G|+-----------------+--------------+
D|*-7-7---------7-7-|-------------*|
A|*-5-5-X-X-X-X-5-5-|-X---X-X---X-*|
E|+-0-0-X-X-X-X-0-0-+-X---X-X---X--+

Fill

G|+-----------------+--------+
D|-7-7---------7-7-|-----7--|
A|-5-5-X-X-X-X-5-5-|-----5--|
E|+-0-0-X-X-X-X-0-0-+-----0--+


[Verse]
                      10

G|+------------+---------+
D|*-7-7----7-7-|----R---*|
A|*-5-5----5-5-|--------*|
E|+-0-0----0-0-+---------+



[Pre-Chorus]
                                                                 2

G|+---------------+---------------+---------------+----------------+
D|*-7-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------*|
A|*-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|---------------|---6-6-6-6-6-6-*|
E|+---------------+---------------+-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-+-3/-------------+


[Chorus]
                                                              4

G|+-------------+---------------+---------------+---------------+
D|*-------------|---------------|---------1---1-|---------------|
A|*-------------|-------5-5-5-5-|---------------|---------------|
E|+-0-0-0-0-0-0-+-0-0-0---------+-1---1---------+-1/3-3-3-3-3-0-+



Intro riff              x3
Fill
Verse                   x10
Pre-Chorus              x2
Chorus                  x4


Break

G|+------+-------+------+-------+-14--14--14-+-14--14-+-15--15--12-+
D|------|---R---|------|---R---|--0---0---0-|--0---0-|--0---0---0-|
A|------|-------|------|-------|------------|--------|------------|
E|+-0----+-------+-0----+-------+------------+--------+------------+


                                                         2

G|+-12--15--12-+-14--14--14-+-14--14-+--15--15-/17-+--------+
D|--0---0---0-|--0---0---0-|--0---0-|*--0---0---0-|---R---*|
A|------------|------------|--------|*------------|-------*|
E|+------------+------------+--------+-------------+--------+

                                     6

G|+-----------------+---------+--------+
D|*-----------------|---------|-------*|
A|*-----------------|---------|-------*|
E|+-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-+-1-1-1-1-+---1-1--+


[Chorus]                  x4


[Outro]
                                                                         4

G|+-------------------+---------------+-------------------+----------------+
D|*-------------7-----|---------------|-------------7-----|---------3-3/5-*|
A|*-5-5-8-5-5-5-0-5-5-|-5-------------|-5-5-8-5-5-5-0-5-5-|-5-------------*|
E|+-------------------+---0-0-3-3-3-0-+-------------------+---0-0-3---3/5--+


                                     3

G|+-----------------+------------------+---------+-------+----------+-------+
D|*-7-7---------7-7-|-----------------*|---------|---R---|----------|---R---|
A|*-5-5-X-X-X-X-5-5-|-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-*|---------|-------|-5-5--5-5-|-------|
E|+-0-0-X-X-X-X-0-0-+-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X--+-1-1-1-1-+-------+-0-0--0-0-+-------+


Notes:  I paraphrased this from an official transcription in "Guitar For
        The Practicing Musician," Feb. 1994.
        [This was based on the studio version of "Sober."  Be sure and listen
        to the song, as there are alot of things that Rich missed. --Bucky]


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

| *  Natural harmonic
| /  Slide up

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cait_00 0 Feb 12, 2002 07:00 PM

no tuning and who the heck is paul justin chancellor is the bassist for tool and he plays neerly all slap

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thepidgongod 10 Mar 02, 2002 07:00 PM

paul is tools old bassist you idiot! the one they had when they acctually wrote this song!

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mat515 10 Apr 03, 2002 07:00 PM

So yea...Justin is all slap eh? Looks like a fan that doesnt know shit. Saw tool twice and Justin is all pick, PAUL is all scratch. Anywho...tune this badass tab to D dummies!

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