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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 <viking@acs.bu.edu>
Retabbed in BTC by Bucky LaDieu <nega@vt.edu>


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.
    [*5* = 5th-fret harmonic --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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