Opinion: Is this A rip off?


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06-23-2006, 12:44 AM
I was just listening to "Into The Void" by Black Sabbath and there was a guitar break that seemed very familiar. So i went through my library and realized it was extremely close to the guitar break in "Whole Lotta Love" at about 3:05. I'd post a clip but my brother accidentally deleted "Into The Void" and i lent that CD to a friend. But you can check it out in the tabs.


[its Riff 5]


[Its the Guitar Solo]

While they may not be identical, i found them shockingly similiar. Comments And Opinions wanted.

06-23-2006, 12:54 AM
post a link to the song i cant just read the tabs and play it in my mind

re d.l them if ur bro deleted em. think man

06-23-2006, 12:56 AM
i saw the "riff 5" thing.

very common lick imo, i use it all the time and i play bass. i use that and/or variations of it for 60% of songs that i use a min pent or blues scale for.

06-23-2006, 04:01 AM
They even use it the same way...strange.

06-23-2006, 07:27 AM
Maybe I'm going mad, but looking at the tabs there is nothing similar about the parts you mention. Like someone else said, it's just the use of a scale, no rip off.

06-23-2006, 07:28 AM
Yeah they're really not that similar.

06-23-2006, 08:24 AM
They're not that similar, and what is with all the "THESE SONGS ARE SOOOOOOOOOOO SIMILAR" threads lately?

06-23-2006, 08:30 AM
yeah, why is everyone so concerned with who ripped of who (unless it was the Kinks deliberately ripping off Jumping Jack Flash :p: )? Just listen to the music.

06-23-2006, 11:36 PM
As it were, "Whole Lotta Love" is a rip off. I wouldn't be too obsessed with this.