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Goldfinger — 99 Red Balloons (ver 3) bass tabs

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99 Red Balloons
Covered by Goldfinger
from the album "Stomping Ground"

This is an incredibly simple song...most of the song is just
these 4 notes in the "Main riff"...it does many things here which
you can time for yourself, like when it does the bass ska—beats,
staccatos and in one part it does shots; but it's all the same notes.
It's still a kickass song though.

Kelly LaMieux plays this song with a pick...if you care to emulate
his style on this song, you should too...also, the bass has a more
deep, full, sound for those with cool tone controls. No distortion or
effects, except for a bit of a wah effect at the ending on the bass (no
big deal if you don't have a wah, it sounds fine without it too).

Bass tacit all through "...You and I at a little toy shop...99 Red
Balloons go..."; then guitar starts up a bit.

Intro: (on the word "...by", rests 2 bars, then)

G: ——————————————————————————————————————————————
D: ——————————————————————————————————————————————
A: ——————————————————————————————————————————————
E: ———0————————————————————————————————0—————————

Bridge: (For want of a better word!)

G: ——————————————————————————————————————————————
D: ——————————————————————————————————————————————
A: —————7—7——————7———————————————————————————————
E: ———————————9——————9———2——h—4—p—2——0———————————

G: ——————————————————————————————————————————————
D: ——————————————————————————————————————————————
A: ——————7—7———————7—————————————————————————————
E: —————————————9————————9———7——7——7——9——————————

Main riff: (i.e. through verses and mini—solos)

G: ——————————————————————————————————————————————
D: ——————————————————————————————————————————————
A: —————————————0—————2——————————————————————————
E: ——0————2——————————————————————————————————————
(hit each note 5 times)

At the ending it goes through the main riff quietly
without a pick, and only plays each note once
instead of 5 times. Piece of cake. Enjoy!!

Any comments/marvels at the amasing bass skills needed
to tab this complex piece, send to i_dUNNO16@Hotmail.com

Tabbed by Lord Whitey the Omniscient

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