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Tool — Opiate (ver 2) bass tabs

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


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


Intro:

+—*5*—————+———————+
|—*5*—————|*—————*|
|—————0—2—|*—0—2—*|
+—————————+———————+

Riff 1 (with adlib) Fill:
23
+——————————4——————0———2——+ +—————————4—4—————4———4—+
|*———————————0—2————3———*| |———————————————————————|
|*—2—2—2—2——————————————*| |—2—2—2—2—————2—2———2———|
+————————————————————————+ +———————————————————————+

Riff 2
8
+——7—7——7—7——*5*——+
|*—0—0——0—0——*5*—*|
|*—5—5——5—5——————*|
+——0—0——0—0———————+

Riff 3
4
+———————————7—7—7—7—7—7—7——+
|*—7—7—7—7——7—7—7—7—7—7—7—*|
|*—5—5—5—5————————————————*|
+——0—0—0—0—————————————————+

Riff 1

Break
4 7
+——*5*————————+———*5*—————————————+—*5*——————————+
|*—*5*———————*|*——*5*————————————*|—*5*——————————|
|*——————2——0—*|*———————2—2—2—2—0—*|——————2—2—2—2—|
+—————————————+———————————————————+——————————————+

Riff 1 x12
Riff 2 x8
Riff3 x4

Outro
4 8 (ad—lib rhythm till end)
+———————————+——7—————+————————
|*—————————*|*—0————*|————————
|*—————————*|*—5————*|—5——————
+——0—0—0—0——+——0—————+—0——————

Notes: Paul D'Amour uses a chorus effect on Intro, Riff 1, and during the
break. This makes the harmonics come out better.

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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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