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Even Better Than The Real Thing Tab

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 I wasn't really satisfied by this song tabs available in the UG, none of them doesn't 
a correct chorus part. They're not even similar. Maybe some of you will not agree with me,
here is my version of the song:

Intro (with "wah" effects)

E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------| Repeat several times
D|--------7-7-----------7--7--|
A|--0--0---------0--0---------|
E|----------------------------|

In the studio version you can hear that there are two guitars played in the song.
At the beginning the second guitar plays palm muted A and before bass and drums enters,A chord.
It looks like this:

E|------------|-----------|------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
B|------------|-----------|------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
G|------------|-----------|------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
D|------------|-----------|------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|------------|-----------|------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|--5---5-5-5-|-5---5-5-5-|-5---5-5-5--|-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

Main Riff

E|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|----6/7\6----------|
D|----------5-4------|
A|--------------5----|
E|--5-------------5--|

Verse
                      A
E|---5------5------5---------5---------5-----|
B|-----5------5-------5-----------5--------5-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-5------5------5---------5---------5-------|
                      B
E|---7------7------7---------7---------7-----|
B|-----7------7-------7-----------7--------7-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-7------7------7---------7---------7-------|
                      D
E|---10------10------10---------10-----------10------|
B|-----10------10-------10-----------10-----------10-|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|-10------10------10---------10---------10----------|

Play main riff for the bridge.

E|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|----6/7\6----------|   1x
D|----------5-4------|
A|--------------5----|
E|--5-------------5--|

Chorus

E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|  Aprox. 5X
A|----------------------------------------|
E|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--8--7--5-5-5-|

Main riff

E|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|----6/7\6----------|
D|----------5-4------|
A|--------------5----|
E|--5-------------5--|

Verse
                      A
E|---5------5------5---------5---------5-----|
B|-----5------5-------5-----------5--------5-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-5------5------5---------5---------5-------|
                      B
E|---7------7------7---------7---------7-----|
B|-----7------7-------7-----------7--------7-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-7------7------7---------7---------7-------|
                      D
E|---10------10------10---------10-----------10------|
B|-----10------10-------10-----------10-----------10-|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|-10------10------10---------10---------10----------|

For the second bridge play main riff again, but this time you can hear that there is the 
2 in the background playing only muted strings:

E|-x-x-x---x---x-x-x-x-x-|
B|-x-x-x---x---x-x-x-x-x-|
G|-x-x-x---x---x-x-x-x-x-|
D|-x-x-x---x---x-x-x-x-x-|     1x
A|-x-x-x---x---x-x-x-x-x-|
E|-x-x-x---x---x-x-x-x-x-|

Chorus

E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|  Aprox. 5X
A|----------------------------------------|
E|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--8--7--5-5-5-|

Solo (It should be played with a slide but this is my "no slide version")

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-/-14~~~-12--14~~~---14-17-17-17-16-14-12-14-----12-9-7-9-14~~~--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------17--------------|
G|-14-17-17-17-17-19-\14~~~--14-17-19-19-19-19-17-19----17-\-14~~~---|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------17-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------17----|
G|-17-19-17-16-12-14~~~--12-9-7-9-14---14-17-19-19-19-19-17-19-------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|------17-----17------17------20-17----20-17-----20-17----20-17----20~~~-|
B|--17-----17------17------17--------17--------17-------17-------17-------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|14~~~-12-11-12-14~~~-12-12-12-12-11-12-11-9~~~12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14~~~~~~|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

For the grand finally play the chorus part louder and harder.

E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--8--7--5-5-5-|
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G5Man 10 wrote on March 1 2013, 07:14 pm

I believe the Chorus Should be:

G
E|---3------3------3---------3---------3-----|
B|-----3------3-------3-----------3--------3-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-3------3------3---------3---------3-------|
B
E|---7------7------7---------7---------7-----|
B|-----7------7-------7-----------7--------7-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-7------7------7---------7---------7-------|
D
E|---10------10------10---------10-----------10------|
B|-----10------10-------10-----------10-----------10-|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|-10------10------10---------10---------10----------|

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