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Romeo Delight bass

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Full bass tab with dynamics and technique - Please rate or comment. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Van Halen - Romeo Delight (Bass Part)
Tuning - Eb/D# standard
tabbed by jjhand

Sounds like Michael plays with a pick, especially in the end


[Intro]

    0:08  At end of first 8 bars of guitar intro
F#|--10/12-----------------|
C#|---------10/12----------|
G#|----------------10/12---|
D#|------------------------|

F#|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------|---------------7----6-0---------------|
G#|---------------7----5-0-------0-0-0-|------------------------------5-5h7---|
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------|

F#|------------------------------------|---------------------------------7----|
C#|------------------------------------|---------------7----6-0---------------|
G#|---------------7----5-0-------0-0---|------------------------------5-------|
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------|



[Verse]

F#|---------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------|  play as 16ths throughout 0:18 - 0:35 
G#|---------------------------------|  back off volume - pick lighter, except on accents
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|  


on first accent, Michael plays a octave up like below, but then keeps picking the low Eb as mentioned above

F#|---------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------|
G#|-7-7-----------------------------|
D#|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|



[Prechorus]

F#|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------|---------------7----6-0---------------|
G#|---------------7----5-0-------0-0-0-|------------------------------5-5h7---|
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------|

F#|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G#|---------------7----5-0-------0-0---|--------------------------------------|
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------|



[Chorus]

F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------0-|-5---5-------------------------0--|
G#|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---0-2---|-------0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-2----|
D#|-------------------------3-------|-------------------------3--------|

F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------9-----7p6----------------------------------|
G#|-7-----5-----7-----5-------------|-------7-----7-----7b8r-----------|
D#|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---|---0-0---0-0---0-0----------0-0-0-|

F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------0-|-5---5-------------------------0--|
G#|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---0-2---|-------0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-2----|
D#|-------------------------3-------|-------------------------3--------|

F#|---------5-----5-------5-----5---|----------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G#|-3-3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3---3-3---3-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2----------|
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|



[Verse 2]

F#|---------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------|  play as 16ths throughout 1:03 - 1:25 
G#|---------------------------------|  back off volume - pick lighter, except on accents
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|  



[Prechorus 2]

    play initial slide on last beat before prechorus starts
F#|-----|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
C#|-----|------------------------------------|---------------7----6-0---------------|
G#|-----|---------------7----5-0-------0-0-0-|------------------------------5-5h7---|
D#|-12\-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------|

F#|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G#|---------------7----5-0-------0-0---|--------------------------------------|
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------|



[Chorus 2]

F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------0-|-5---5-------------------------0--|
G#|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---0-2---|-------0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-2----|
D#|-------------------------3-------|-------------------------3--------|

F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------9-----7p6----------------------------------|
G#|-7-----5-----7-----5-------------|-------7-----7-----7b8r-----------|
D#|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---|---0-0---0-0---0-0----------0-0-0-|

F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------0-|-5---5-----------------------0----|
G#|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---0-2---|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2------|
D#|-------------------------3-------|----------------------------------|

F#|----------------------------------|--------------------7h9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
C#|-------------------------------2--|--------------7h8h9-----------------|
G#|-------------------------2h3h4----|--------7-7-7-----------------------|
D#|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------|------------------------------------|



[Guitar Solo]

F#|-----------5-----5-----5-------|---------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------|-----------7-----7----7p5--------|
G#|-3-----3-----3-----3-------3/5-|--------------------------7--0h2-|
D#|-------------------------------|-5-----5-----5-------------------|

F#|-----------5-----5-----5-------|---------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------|-----------7-----7/9-----7/9-----|
G#|-3-----3-----3-----3-------3/5-|-------------------------------2-|
D#|-------------------------------|-5-----5-----5--------5----------|

F#|-----------5-----5-----5-------|---------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------|-----------7-----7----7p5--------|
G#|-3-----3-----3-----3-------3/5-|--------------------------7--0h2-|
D#|-------------------------------|-5-----5-----5-------------------|

F#|-----------5-----3-----5----------|------------------------------|
C#|----------------------------------|------------------------------|
G#|-3-----3-----3-----3----------5h7-|------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------5h7-----|-0-----0-----0-----0----------|


[Last Verse]

F#|---------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------|  play as 16ths throughout 2:11 - 3:14 
G#|---------------------------------|  back off volume - pick lighter
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|  



[Last Prechorus]
F#|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------|---------------7----6-0---------------|
G#|---------------7----5-0-------0-0-0-|------------------------------5-5h7---| play 3x
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------|

F#|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G#|---------------7----5-0-------0-0---|-----------------------7p5--------|
D#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----7p5p0--|



[Last Chorus]

F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------0-|-5---5-------------------------0--|
G#|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---0-2---|-------0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-2----|
D#|-------------------------3-------|-------------------------3--------|

F#|-----------------------------9----|--------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------7h9---9-7p6-------------------------------|
G#|-7-----7-----7-----7--------------|-------7-----7-----7p5----------|
D#|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0----------|---0-0---0-0---0-0-----7p5-3-0--|

F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------0-|-5---5-------------------------0--|
G#|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---0-2---|-------0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-2----|
D#|-------------------------3-------|-------------------------3--------|

F#|---------5-----5-------5-----5---|-------------------------4----4/7-|
C#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G#|-3-3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3---3-3---3-|-2-----2-----2-----2--------------|
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

F#|-------5-----5---------5-----5---|----------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G#|-3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----|-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

F#|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|----2------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------|----------5----\3----\2------|


[Ending]
    play freely
F#|-----------------------------------------------7TP---8TP---9TP-------------------|
C#|-----------------------------7TP---9TP---10P-------------------------------------|
G#|-----------7TP---9TP---10P-------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-0TP------------------------------------------------------------0TP--------------|


************************************
KEY

| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| b   Bend
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| TP  tremelo picking
************************************

            
            
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