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How to Play Eruption
By Eddie Van Halen
(Tab)

Tuning:
E Flat

Guitar:
Any Strat style guitar with a Humbucker pickup at the bridge of the guitar.

Gear:
Eddie used a MXR Phase 90 script or something like that, use the newer  Block version if
want, but Eddie used a script instead of the block. He also used a boss equaliser, you
also use a MXR Distortion + if you want as well, just as good. He used sometimes two 
instead of just the one. And he also had reverb at about 2.5 Sec Decay time and a delay
about 500 probably 600 Mil Sec’s and a Tape Delay at the end. I would prefer a fender 
watt head amplifier stack but you choose.

Drive :8
Bass  :5
Treble:7
Mid   :6

BPM: 92
The Song:
Eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|--------2-----------5-7b*(9)r7p5-7b9-|
Db|--------2-------5-7------------------|
Ab|--------0---2/7----------------------|
Eb|--14\2-------------------------------|
              PM|----------------------|

Eb|------------|
Bb|--5h8p5p0---|
Gb|----------8-|
Db|------------|
Ab|------------|
Eb|------------|X4
   \Rake/
Eb|----5-----------------|
Bb|---5--8p5------5------|
Gb|--5-------7b(9)--r7p5-|
Db|----------------------|
Ab|----------------------|
Eb|----------------------|

Eb|------------------|
Bb|------------------|
Gb|--4-5-7-5h7p5p4---|
Db|----------------7-|
Ab|------------------|
Eb|------------------|

Eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|--4h7p5p4---|
Db|----------7-|
Ab|------------|
Eb|------------|X4
  Heavy Palm Muting

Eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|----4----------------------------------------|
Db|--7---7-6-5-4--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------7-6-5-3----------------------0-|
Eb|-----------------------0(Bend Down Whammy)---|

Eb|------------2-2----------|
Bb|-------3----3-3-----2/19-|
Gb|--2----0----2-2----------|
Db|--2----0----0-0----------|
Ab|--0----------------------|
Eb|-------3-----------------|
Note: Now you turn on the phase 90

Eb|-------17-|
Bb|---20b----|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X5
       \Rake/
Eb|--------17-20-21----20p17-------------17---------17-20b(22)p17---17-|
Bb|--19--19---------19-------19b(21)r19~----20b(22)--------------20----|
Gb|-----x--------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
     PM|-----|

Eb|----------------|
Bb|--20b(22)p17----|
Gb|-------------19-|
Db|----------------|
Ab|----------------|
Eb|----------------|X3

Eb|-------------------------------16-17-20----------|
Bb|-----17 20b(22)-------16h18h20----------14h17h20-|
Gb|--19--------------/18----------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

    \Rake/
Eb|----17-20-17-20p17\14-15p14------------------------------------|
Bb|---x------------------------17p14----14------------------------|
Gb|--x-------------------------------17----17b(19)r17p14h17-W~p14-|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------|

BPM: 132
Eb|-----------------|-12------12t-16t-19t-17t-16t-17t-14t-16t-12t-|
Bb|-----------------|-15b(17)-------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0(Dunk Whammy)-|---------------------------------------------|X2

Eb|--14t-h16p14\12t-h14p12\10t-h12p10\9t-h10p9\7t-h9p7\5t-h7p5\3t-h5p3\1t-|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Eb|--h3p1p0---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------5p3p1p0-------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------2b(4)r2p1-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------0(dunk Whammy down then bring up)-|

Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--x---------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--x---------------5p0-------5p0-----10---9-7p0-----12----11-9tr10-|
Db|--x---5h7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-----7/8----8-------/10----10----------|
Ab|--x/7-------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------5p0------------------------|
Db|------------------5p0-------5p0-------9-7-----12----11-9tr11-|
Ab|------5h7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-----7---------9-9----10----------|
Eb|--5/7--------------------------------------------------------|

Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--x---------------5p0-------5p0---10p0-9-7p0-----12----9tr11\7tr9\5tr7\4tr6-|
Db|--x---5h7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-----8----8-------/10----10----------------------|
Ab|--x/7-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

BPM:146
     +
Eb|--------|
Bb|--9p2h5-|
Gb|--------|
Db|--------|
Ab|--------|
Eb|--------|X8
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--10p2h5-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X8
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--10p4h7-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X7
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--11p4h7-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X1
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--12p5h9-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X8
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--13p5h8-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X8
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--15p5h8-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X8
     +
Eb|----------|
Bb|--15p7h10-|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X7
     +
Eb|----------|
Bb|--16p7h10-|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X1
     +
Eb|----------|
Bb|--17p7h10-|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X8
     +
Eb|----------|
Bb|--17p9h12-|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X8
     +
Eb|-----------|  |
Bb|--17p12h15-|  |
Gb|-----------|  |
Db|-----------|  |
Ab|-----------|  |
Eb|-----------|X2|
     +           |
Eb|-----------|  |
Bb|--17p11h14-|  |
Gb|-----------|  |
Db|-----------|  |
Ab|-----------|  |
Eb|-----------|X2|
     +           |---X2
Eb|-----------|  |
Bb|--17p10h13-|  |
Gb|-----------|  |
Db|-----------|  |
Ab|-----------|  |
Eb|-----------|X2|
     +           |
Eb|----------|   |
Bb|--17p9h12-|   |
Gb|----------|   |
Db|----------|   |
Ab|----------|   |
Eb|----------|X2 |
     +
Eb|-----------|
Bb|--15p10h13-|
Gb|-----------|
Db|-----------|
Ab|-----------|
Eb|-----------|X2
     +
Eb|----------|
Bb|--15p9h12-|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X2
     +
Eb|----------|
Bb|--15p8h11-|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X2
     +
Eb|----------|
Bb|--15p7h10-|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X2
     +
Eb|----------|
Bb|--13p8h11-|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X2
     +
Eb|----------|
Bb|--13p7h10-|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|X2
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--13p6h9-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X2
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--13p5h8-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X2
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--12p4h7-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X8
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--12p5h8-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X8
     +
Eb|---------|
Bb|--12p4h7-|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|X8
     +
Eb|---------|   |
Bb|--12p5h8-|   |
Gb|---------|   |
Db|---------|   |
Ab|---------|   |
Eb|---------|X1 |
     +          |------Repeat 8 Times
Eb|---------|   |
Bb|--12p4h7-|   |
Gb|---------|   |
Db|---------|   |
Ab|---------|   |
Eb|---------|X1 |

Eb|-------|
Bb|--12p5-|
Gb|-------|
Db|-------|
Ab|-------|
Eb|-------|

Eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|
Ab|------2-2--------|
Eb|--14\-0-0 12*12*-|
Now Click on the tape delay and drop down an octave.

Well Done You’ve now done Eruption.

Please msg me if you think some bits are wrong


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Key:
B   : Bend
B(6): Bend Pitch indicated
T   : Tremolo pick (Pick Fast)
Tr  : Trill
+   : Tap
\   : Slide Down
/   : Slide Up
H   : Hammer On
P   : Pull Off
PM  : Palm Mute
~   : Vibrato
W~  : Whammy Bar
*   : Harmonic
“   : Pinch Harmonic

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TheReFiller 57 Aug 18, 2008 07:31 PM

This tab is great!

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Brennon 10 Nov 15, 2008 04:47 PM

this tab is very nice like how you did the solo alot easer then having all of it crammed together nice job 5*

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Guns&Rosesman49 107 Dec 13, 2008 05:12 AM

yea, easily 5*. the tablature is all very clear, especially the solo with the spacing and all. thanks to this tab i can finally play this song.

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