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Bottom Chords & Tabs

Tool Chords & Tabs

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Bottom Bass Tab

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 an 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


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

Intro (Riff 1):                 Fill:
                             3                                   
+-----------------------------+ +-----------------------------+
|*---------------------------*| |-----------------------------|
|*---------------------------*| |-----------------------------|
+--0-3-3-3-0-3-0-3-3-3-3-0-5--+ +-0-3-3-3-0-3-0-3-3-3-0-3-3-5-+

Riff 1 (again):
                             4
+-----------------------------+
|*---------------------------*|
|*---------------------------*|
+--0-3-3-3-0-3-0-3-3-3-3-0-5--+
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/tool/bottom_btab_ver_2.html ]
Riff 2
                           8
+---------------------------+  
|*-------------------------*|  
|*---------------------3---*|  
+--2-3-X-3-3-3-3-0-3-3---3--+  

Riff 1          x3 (with ad-lib)
Riff 2          x8
Riff 1          x3 (with ad-lib)

Riff 3
                 8                       
+-----------------+
|*---------------*|
|*-3-------------*|
+----0-5-6-5-0-3--+

Riff 3          x8

Riff 4  (spoken-word break)     Fill:
        15 
+---------+                     +-----------------+
|*-------*|                     |-----------------|  
|*-----3-*|                     |-----------------|
+--0-3----+                     +-0-0-0-0-0-0-X\?-+

Notes:  After this, the song goes back to Riff 3 x8, followed by another
        strange riff I couldn't figure out x4.  It alternates between these
        two riffs a couple of times and then ends with Riff 1 x6 (with ad-lib
        till end.)
==========================================================================

                Created using the Bass Tab Creator
     __         by Mario D'Alessio (motcid!marble!dalessio)
   +|oo|+
   +|oo|+       Notes:  w = Whole  h = Half  q = Quarter
     ||                 e = 8th    s = 16th  t = 32nd  x = 64th
     ||
     ||                 Capital durations are dotted notes
     ||                   (equal to 1.5 times the duration value)
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     ||             #
     ||         +----+                   +----+
  _  ||  _      |*--*+  = MEASURE        |4:--|  = TIME
  \\_||_//      |*--*+    REPEATS        |4:--|    SIGNATURES
   | [] |       +----+   (#=Num Repeats) +----+
   | || |
  /  []  \      + = TIE         ^  = TRIPLET           > = BEND
  \______/      H = HAMMER ON   \  = SLIDE TO FRET     R = Rest
                P = PULL OFF    \X = SLIDE TO NOWHERE  ~ = Trill
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