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Kiss — Sure Know Something (ver 3) bass tabs

This song is not too hard, but the bass riff that Gene Simmons plays is just
totally cool. This is my first attempt at tab, so it may be a little rough.
You are going to have to listen to the recording for the 'feel.' The song
begins with:


|——————|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|
|——————|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|
|—7———|——7—5———5—7——|——7—5————————|—————————————|—————————————|
|——————|——————7——————|——————7—3—5——|——5—3—0—3—5——|——5—3—0—3—7——|


|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|
|—————————————|——7—5————————|——————————5——|
|——5—7—5——————|——————7—5—7——|————————5————|
|————————7—5——|—————————————|——3—5—3——————|


and this is repeated throughout the song (except for the opening slide).
This riff changes slightly just before the chorus, with the last bar in the
above changing to:

|———————————————————————————————————|
|———————————————————————————————————|
|——7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—3—3—5——|
|———————————————————————————————————|

Simmons spices this up this riff by adding hammer—ons and slides in certain
places, but this is enough to start with. From what I can tell, the chorus
riff is as follows:


|—————————————|—————————————|———————————|———————————————————|
|—————————————|—————————————|———————————|———————————————————|
|——5—3—2—0—2——|——5—3—2—0—2——|——3—2—0————|——3—2—0———————(5)——|
|—————————————|—————————————|————————3——|————————3—(0)——————|

This is repeated 2 times (in the first chorus), and then the last time there
is a variation:

|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|———————————|
|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|———————————|
|——5—3—2—0—2——|——5—————0—2——|——3—2—0———3——|——5————————|
|—————————————|————0—2——————|————————3————|———————————|

He changes the order of the riffs in latter choruses, but I think you get
the point. This may not be exact, but it is as close as I can come to the
actual riff.

The only other part of the song that is different is the 'ah—ah—ah' part and
the last verse. All Simmons does here is pump on the root notes, which in
this case are E—A—B—A—E, where the E sounds like the low E.
Tablature player for this song:

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