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System Of A Down guitar tabs for Toxicity

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SONG:   TOXICITY  (revised version)
TRACK#: 12
ARTIST: SYSTEM OF A chord diagramA augmentedA DOWN
ALBUM:  TOXICITY
LABEL:  COLUMBIA/AMERICAN RECORDINGS

Tabbed by Edd Dawson - all my own work.

Please do NOT email me about any of the following:

* what guitar you should buy
* how to tune your guitar to CGCFAD as I've taken the liberty of
  explicitly explaining how in this tab for all the people that
  asked.

Ok, just so i don't get any more blooming emails about what tuning
this is in (even though it clearly says by the side of each line
of tab!), I will say once and for all that this song and all other
SOAD songs (to the best of my knowledge) are in:

*** CGCFAD ****

If you don't know, this is like DADGBE or 'drop-d' but with all
the strings tuned two semitones/halfsteps lower. i.e starting
from standard tuning, do the following. Oh before you do, you
might want to note that this song sounds fine in drop-d anyway,
just a little too high. Right here goes:

A chord diagramE MajorE|--- goes down *2* semitones --> A chord diagramD MajorD
A chord diagramBB|--- goes down *2* semitones --> A chord diagramA augmentedA
A chord diagramG+G|--- goes down *2* semitones --> A chord diagramFF
A chord diagramD MajorD|--- goes down *2* semitones --> A chord diagramC majorC
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--- goes down *2* semitones --> A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramE MajorE|--- goes down *4* semitones --> A chord diagramC majorC

You're now in 'drop-c' tuning. Lets begin...

Initially I tabbed this song in the octave you heard through
your stereo but after watching the bonus video stuff on my
limited edition CD I saw that he was playing all the stuff in
a lower octave on the fretboard. He may have used an octave
pedal or something to get it the same pitch used on the
recording. Oh, and I could be wrong (happens quite a lot) but
I think I detect a wiff of a chorus pedal on the intro and

verse parts.

I've put the old intro and verse parts into and appendix at
the end incase you want to play them at the correct octave
with some kind of fancy pedal.

Incidentally I'll probably tab some older SOAD stuff thats
mising at the moment e.g war, suite pea and soil.... look
out for those soon

Ok lets get going already

Some notation:

 ^ means bend.
[PALM MUTED... ...] means palm-mute the notes.
[MUTED] also means palm-mute the notes.

Only reason I used two different symbols for muting is that it looks
neater in some places.

Ok here's the structure:
------------------------

INTRO

CHORUS      (drums come in here)

VERSE       (singing starts here)

CHORUS

VERSE

CHORUS
POST-CHORUS

CHORUS

ENDING


INTRO: Clean, perhaps with octaver and/or chorus
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramFF|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramC majorC|---7---7---7---7---7---7---10--10--10--10--10-10----
A chord diagramG+G|-5---5---5---5---5---5---8---8---8---8---8---8------
A chord diagramC majorC|----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |------------------------------------------------------
 |------------------------------------------------------
 |------------------------------------------------------
 |---7---7---7---7-8---8-7---7--10--12--12-10--10-8---8-
 |-5---5---5---5-----5-----5---8---8---8------8-----8---
 |------------------------------------------------------



CHORUS: Distortion.
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------
A chord diagramFF|-----------------------------------------------
A chord diagramC majorC|-0--------------------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
A chord diagramG+G|-0---------32020------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
A chord diagramC majorC|-0---------32020------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
 |        [MUTED]
 |
 |-----------------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------------
 |-0--------------------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
 |-0---------32020------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
 |-0---------32020------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
 |        [MUTED]
 |
 |-----------------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
 |--320200320200320200320200--8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
 |--320200320200320200320200--8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
 | [PALM MUTED............]
 |
 |-----------------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------------
 |-0--------------------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
 |-0---------32020------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
 |-0---------32020------------8--8-8-8--7--7-7-7-
          [MUTED]




VERSE: Clean, perhaps with octaver and/or chorus
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramFF|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramC majorC|---7---7---7---7---7---7---10--10--10--10--10-10----
A chord diagramG+G|-5---5---5---5---5---5---8---8---8---8---8---8------
A chord diagramC majorC|----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |------------------------------------------------------
 |------------------------------------------------------
 |------------------------------------------------------
 |---7---7---7---7-8---8-7---7--10--12--12-10--10-8---8-
 |-5---5---5---5-----5-----5---8---8---8------8-----8---
 |------------------------------------------------------
 |
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |---7---7---7---7---7---7---10--10--10--10--10-10----
 |-5---5---5---5---5---5---8---8---8---8---8---8------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |-------------------------------9-----10-----9-------
 |---7---7---7---7---7---7---10----10----10-----10----
 |-5---5---5---5---5---5---8---8------8-----8------8--
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |---7---7---7---7---7---7---10--10--10--10--10-10----
 |-5---5---5---5---5---5---8---8---8---8---8---8------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |-------------------------------9-----10-----9-------
 |---7---7---7---7---7---7---10----10----10-----10----
 |-5---5---5---5---5---5---8---8------8-----8------8--
 |----------------------------------------------------


POST-CHORUS: Distortion.

NOTE: The bends in the following parts are very slight.
      They're could be made by pressing down harder on the
      string rather than bending in the normal sense.
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramFF|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramC majorC|-0---0-0-0-0-3-00-2^------0---0-0-0-0--3-00-2^------ x 2
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramC majorC|----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |
 |-----------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------- x 2
 |-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-
 |-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-
 | [PALM MUTED...........................]
 |
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |---------------------------------------------------- x 2
 |-0---0-0-0-0-330----------0---0-0-0-0-330-----------
 |-0---0-0-0-0-330-2^-------0---0-0-0-0-330-2^--------
 | [PALM MUTED...]          [PALM MUTED...]
 |
 |-----------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------- x 2
 |-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-
 |-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-
 | [PALM MUTED...........................]



ENDING: Distortion.
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------
A chord diagramFF|-----------------------------------------
A chord diagramC majorC|----------------------------------------- x 2
A chord diagramG+G|-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-
A chord diagramC majorC|-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-320-0-0-0-220-0-0-0-
 | [PALM MUTED...........................]
 |
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |---------------------------------------------------- x 2
 |-0---0-0-0-0-330----------0---0-0-0-0-330-----------
 |-0---0-0-0-0-330-2^-------0---0-0-0-0-330-2^--------
 | [PALM MUTED...]          [PALM MUTED...]





APPENDIX



Ok here are the intro and verse parts from the original
tab. They're in the octave you hear on the record


INTRO: Clean, All palm-muted.
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--10--10--10--10--10--10-/--13--13--13--13--13--13--
A chord diagramFF|-7---7---7---7---7---7---/10--10--10--10--10--10----
A chord diagramC majorC|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramC majorC|----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |
 |----------------------------------10--10--------------
 |--10--10--10-11--11-10--10---13---------13--13-11--11-
 |-7---7---7------7------7--10--10---10----10-----10---
 |------------------------------------------------------
 |------------------------------------------------------
 |------------------------------------------------------



VERSE: Clean.
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--10--10--10--10--10--10-/--13--13--13--13--13--13--
A chord diagramFF|-7---7---7---7---7---7---/10--10--10--10--10--10----
A chord diagramC majorC|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramC majorC|----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |
 |--------------------------------10--10--------------
 |--10--10--10-11--11-10--10--13--------13--13-11--11-
 |-7---7---7------7------7--10--10--10----10-----10---
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |
 |--------------------------------12----13----12------
 |--10--10--10--10--10--10-/--13------13----13----13--
 |-7---7---7---7---7---7---/10--10--10----10----10----
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |
 |--------------------------------10--10--------------
 |--10--10--10-11--11-10--10--13--------13--13-11--11-
 |-7---7---7------7------7--10--10--10----10-----10---
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |
 |--------------------------------12----13----12------
 |--10--10--10--10--10--10-/--13------13----13----13--
 |-7---7---7---7---7---7---/10--10--10----10----10----
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |
 |
 |--------------------------------10--10--------------
 |--10--10--10-11--11-10--10--13--------13--13-11--11-
 |-7---7---7------7------7--10--10--10----10-----10---
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------

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