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Sober Chords & Tabs

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Sober 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 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
+------------------+--------------+
|*-7-7---------7-7-|-------------*|
|*-5-5-X-X-X-X-5-5-|-X---X-X---X-*|
+--0-0-X-X-X-X-0-0-+-X---X-X---X--+

Fill

+-----------------+--------+
|-7-7---------7-7-|-----7--|
|-5-5-X-X-X-X-5-5-|-----5--|
+-0-0-X-X-X-X-0-0-+-----0--+

Verse
                      10
+-------------+---------+
|*-7-7----7-7-|----R---*|
|*-5-5----5-5-|--------*|
+--0-0----0-0-+---------+

Pre-Chorus
                                                                 2
+----------------+---------------+---------------+----------------+
|*-7-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------*|
|*-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|---------------|---6-6-6-6-6-6-*|
+----------------+---------------+-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-+-3/-------------+

Chorus
                                                              4
+--------------+---------------+---------------+---------------+
|*-------------|---------------|---------1---1-|---------------|
|*-------------|-------5-5-5-5-|---------------|---------------|
+--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
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/tool/sober_btab_ver_2.html ]
+------+-------+------+-------+-14--14--14-+-14--14-+-15--15--12-+
|------|---R---|------|---R---|--0---0---0-|--0---0-|--0---0---0-|
|------|-------|------|-------|------------|--------|------------|
+-0----+-------+-0----+-------+------------+--------+------------+

                                                         2
+-12--15--12-+-14--14--14-+-14--14-+--15--15-/17-+--------+
|--0---0---0-|--0---0---0-|--0---0-|*--0---0---0-|---R---*|
|------------|------------|--------|*------------|-------*|
+------------+------------+--------+-------------+--------+
                                     6
+------------------+---------+--------+
|*-----------------|---------|-------*|
|*-----------------|---------|-------*|
+--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-+-1-1-1-1-+---1-1--+

Chorus                  x4

Outro
                                                                         4
+--------------------+---------------+-------------------+----------------+
|*-------------7-----|---------------|-------------7-----|---------3-3/5-*|
|*-5-5-8-5-5-5-0-5-5-|-5-------------|-5-5-8-5-5-5-0-5-5-|-5-------------*|
+--------------------+---0-0-3-3-3-0-+-------------------+---0-0-3---3/5--+

                                     3
+------------------+------------------+---------+-------+----------+-------+
|*-7-7---------7-7-|-----------------*|---------|---R---|----------|---R---|
|*-5-5-X-X-X-X-5-5-|-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-*|---------|-------|-5-5--5-5-|-------|
+--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]
==========================================================================

                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)
     ||
     ||             #
     ||         +----+                   +----+
  _  ||  _      |*--*+  = 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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