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+2   March 24 2005, 12:00 am by Nicholaus |
how do you mute the two strings in order to play: 15
x
x
14
+9   March 31 2005, 12:00 am by bearded_rainbow |
To Nicholaus: You mute the strings with your finger. Like if you do the 14 with your index finger and the 15 with your middle or ring finger, then you use the index finger to mute the two strings in between. Kind of like a barre chord, but don't push down very hard.
+1   April 13 2005, 12:00 am by Hugh .G.Rection |
Wow one that actually sounds like it...
+5   April 25 2005, 12:00 am by Nicholaus |
Thanks bearded_rainbow.
-8   June 20 2005, 12:00 am by Albert Angus Jr |
The first verse with guitar 2 is totally wrong. Nick Valensi plays barre chords but in this case, he plays this. He plays:

This minor chord here,..........and this major here:
E----------------------------------------------------------------
A-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9
D-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9
G-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9
B-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7
E-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0

Nice attempt though.
-16   July 14 2005, 12:00 am by galapogo |
the pre chorus goes

-----------------------------
-15/10/12/14/12/14/10/15-----
-16/11/12/14/12/14/11/16-----
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
but with the same timing as the tab
+5   December 14 2005, 07:11 pm by SaintJimmy105 |
Naw, what he has tabbed is definately right for the pre chorus. That's not quite right.
+12   January 7 2006, 05:07 am by I'm_a_pirate74 |
The main riff isn't right...I watched Albert in the video...

--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--7-7-7-------7-7-7-------------------------------------
--------9-7---------9-7---------------------------------
---------------------------11-11-14-17----11-11-14-17---
--------------------------------------------------------
February 15 2006, 04:35 pm by Lydian_Mode |
^^yeah but its easier to do it the other way. I actually play it like this:

D|-12-12-12-------|
A|----------14-12-| x2

D|----------12-|
A|-11-11-14----| x2
February 17 2006, 12:27 pm by BoHancock |
Actually 'Lydian Mode' is right, he plays it like this live...

D|-12-12-12-------|
A|----------14-12-| x2

D|----------------|
A|-11-11-11-14-17-| x2

And obviously D12 and A17 are the same. And yes in the video he plays
"I'm_a_pirate74's" version, but differently live...
+5   February 24 2006, 10:21 pm by BUDDA |
he plays both live, for the intro he plays what "I'm_a_pirate74" has suggested, then when it gets into the singing (He seemed impressed..) he goes into what Lydian_Mode has suggested. watch the video and live performances and its correct. u can hear it as well, although they are the same notes u can kinda tell which string he is using.
February 24 2006, 10:22 pm by BUDDA |
he also uses a 'Jekyll & Hyde' distortion pedal for the intro, not sure who makes it, but in an old issue of guitar world he says that thats what he uses.
May 21 2006, 01:00 am by xPUNKxSKATERx |
Wow correct tab.But sumthings rong with the prechorus.The lead is hard as hell to play.
+1   July 23 2006, 03:39 pm by TheNext Hendrix |
The bass is wrong for the pre-chorus but this isn't a bass tab so i'm not going to bother correcting it.
+4   August 14 2006, 02:05 am by thestrokes35 |
the next hendrix is right...but just incase its bothering you


|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------10-10-10-10--12-12-12-12--10-10-10-10--12-12-12-12--17-17-16-16-14-14-9-9---|
|--7-7-7-7-9-9-10-10-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-4   August 29 2006, 02:54 pm by Zephyranthes |
Actually, the main riff is...

--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--7-7-7-------7-7-7-------------------------------------
--x-x-x-9-7---x-x-x-9-7---------------------------------
--x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x----11-11-14-17----11-11-14-17---
--7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---------------------------------
+2   October 9 2006, 03:50 pm by shreder1992 |
mate this tabe is emmence
+7   November 23 2006, 04:42 am by the$trokesrock |
Actually, the main riff IS...

--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--7-7-7-------7-7-7-------------------------------------
--x-x-x-9-7---x-x-x-9-7---------------------------------
--x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x----11-11-14-17----11-11-14-17---
--7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7----0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0----
December 20 2006, 11:43 pm by -blaze- |
im still trying to figure out how to mute strings. its mostly practice or is there an easy way to mute strings?
-8   April 28 2007, 12:58 am by mooncc |
wrong tabs----but it sounds good!


(btw...ur all wrong on the main riff)
-2   August 1 2007, 02:22 pm by telemandude |
yer i agree wif im a pirate 24 or woteva his name is watch teh vid 4 this song yhoo will find tht its rong but teh rest of teh tab is fantastci well dun m8

5 stars
August 21 2007, 07:08 pm by -stratomaster- |
5 stars, my life is now complete
September 18 2007, 07:03 pm by mansell863 |
yer i agree with stratomaster =]
+1   October 16 2007, 09:07 pm by AestheticSelkie |
I think the solo is slightly wrong. Needs some corrections, in my opinion. Nonetheless, great tab.
December 8 2007, 10:35 am by NessDan |
Anyone else notice that Guitar 1 switches from playing the lead to rythym... And then bass? =?
December 9 2007, 09:18 pm by Tom Cahill |
haha you jamtart NessDan i came all the way down here just to say that...yeah apart from that which is actually a little
annoying, the tabs like 100% perfecto. nice job.
+6   December 15 2007, 08:17 pm by pinkfloyddanny |
i dont get the solo. i can play everything perfect but i cant play the solo! its hard! and complicated.
+1   January 2 2008, 04:37 pm by Krikkit |
Great tab, but the solo part isn't quite right - I haven't figured what it should be, but I'll post it up if I get it.
January 4 2008, 11:30 pm by pinkfloyddanny |
cool thanks man.
-2   January 23 2008, 01:16 am by The_Hermanator |
am i the only on who thinks the lead guitar in the chorus is actually harder than the solo, i haven't been trying to
figure it out for very long, but it still looks like its ridiculously confusing and hard to keep up with, just my
opinion. great tab man, everything sounds right so far
+9   January 26 2008, 03:02 pm by StairwaytoHeavn |
Great tab, 5 stars and everything (Though I kinda have to agree that the solo is a bit off I think?). And as for the
people correcting the tab.....All you're doing is playing the same notes on different strings....It sounds the same and
it's simpler the way that slaaz (Tab creator) put it, so thumbs up to him!
January 27 2008, 08:27 pm by shasta92 |
no entiendo nada ! no se que significa b bend whaaat?? whatever !!
-1   February 26 2008, 04:47 pm by neilio16x9 |
here's how i hear the middle part of the solo (i think the triplets at the start and end are correct):

----------------------------------------------12-12-9h10p9--9--
----11b12-b12-10p9--10-----14-12-10p9--10-----------------12-9-
------------------11--11-------------11--11--------------------
------------------------12-----------------12------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

-12-12-9h10p9-----------
-------------12-10-9----
------------------------
------------------------
------------------------
------------------------

i'm not sure if that's 100% correct, but i think it sounds better. hope it helps.
March 21 2008, 12:21 am by sethcohen_rockz |
awesome tab :)
March 24 2008, 05:08 am by guitarjunky1234 |
great tab it sounds right to me 5 stars : )
+3   April 8 2008, 01:40 pm by C-Murder68 |
I think Albert plays the intro like this:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--7-----7--------------7--7-----7--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--x--x-----x--9-----7-----x--x-----x--9-----7-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--x--x-----x--x-----x-----x--x-----x--x-----x----11-11----11-14----17----11-11----11-14----17-----|
E|--x--x-----x--x-----x-----x--x-----x--x-----x-----x--x-----x--x-----x-----x--x-----x--x-----x-----|

And then when Julian starts to sing he starts playing this way:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-12-12----12-------------12-12----12-------------------------------12----------------------12-----|
E|-------------14----12----------------14----12----11-11----11-14----------11-11----11-14-----------|

I know that's what you have just at a different spot on the neck, but the intro part of that was what I was trying to point out.

Awesome tab nonetheless.
April 8 2008, 04:12 pm by C-Murder68 |
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-12-12----12-------------12-12----12-------------------------------12----------------------12-----|
E|-------------14----12----------------14----12----11-11----11-14----------11-11----11-14-----------|

I meant this instead:

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12-12----12-------------12-12----12-------------------------------12----------------------12-----|
A|-------------14----12----------------14----12----11-11----11-14----------11-11----11-14-----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

And I also forgot to mention that I think the reason Albert plays the intro the other way is to add distortion to it.
-13   May 3 2008, 07:11 pm by drummer11 |
Wrong. This is how it goes.

e------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------
g-8-8-8-5---8-8-8-5-----------5-8-------5-8
d---------8---------8--7-7-7------7-7-7----
a------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------

Your version sucks.
+8   May 21 2008, 04:15 pm by jocabs |
this is a good tab :D
but put the BASS TAB in the real bass tab
your tab its awasome but it sounds 1% more good the one of drummer11

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:D and I have my own version of this TAB:

e|-0-0--0-----0-0--0---------------0----------0-|
B|--------2-0--------2-0---------2----------2---|
G|------------------------3-3--3-----3-3--3-----|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

:D i thik it sounds good :D
+1   June 11 2008, 10:38 am by ElmoGuitar |
i like the way its tabbed better than 11-11-11-14-17 i sounds better to me kind of gives it a more open kind of sound that i like
June 21 2008, 12:49 pm by A10Tbolt |
There are many ways to do the intro but i believe the simplest way is this one
--------------------------------------------
--33-3----33-3-----------3--------3---------
------42------42---11-1-4---11-1-4----------
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------

However,I prefer this
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--7-7-7-------7-7-7-------------------------------------
--------9-7---------9-7---------------------------------
---------------------------11-11-14-17----11-11-14-17---
--------------------------------------------------------
-3   July 17 2008, 06:12 pm by daturation |
So lik3 10 ppl all say thay hav tha rite tabz, but thery're all diffrent. Wut makes u all think u got it rite? Mayb tha way its tabbed iz correkt
July 31 2008, 10:56 pm by Hollandmc |
Bass is a off in some spots, but it probably wouldn't be too noticeable if you were to play it with a full band. Other than that, sounds good...
September 6 2008, 11:41 pm by flanmchaos |
there are so many variations to this song
especially the way they play live, its never the same.

we can all agree that all of the main riffs posted sound the same, albeit with different tones (cuz of different guitars/settings too)

the song is mostly Bm and E
but played in different parts of the fretboard
+9   September 15 2008, 01:12 pm by mattbellamy_god |
|------------10----|-9---------------|------------10---|-9-------9--12--|
|-12-----10--------|--------10--12---|--12-----12------|----10----------|
|----11------------|----11-----------|------12---------|----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|


|------------10----|-9------9---12--|--9--------------|-------------10--|
|-12-----12--------|----10----------|---------10--12--|--12-----10------|
|----12------------|----------------|-----11----------|------11---------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

The Alert Hammond Jr. riff in the pre-chorus

This isn't a correction as such, just a much easier way to play this riff.

Liam.
-2   October 30 2008, 06:53 pm by unformed68 |
easy peasy lemon squeeze me

good tab
+1   November 15 2008, 09:13 am by shadow1422 |
awsome tab, btw if u listen to the song the solo is easy to find timing 4. i hav a question on the parts that look like this "12xx13" how do u play that. do u palm mute all 4 notes then fret 2 and play 2 open idk. if u can help thx, great tab *****.
+1   November 16 2008, 12:26 pm by shadow1422 |
1 more thing is that u mixed up some parts. wen its suposed to b guitar 1 or lead u put guitar 2 or rythem, its just confusing.
November 18 2008, 06:22 pm by sincinho |
great tab
i have doubts on the solo but well i cant do it better lol :P
January 21 2009, 02:27 am by Rivers |
during the triplets part, the solo is wrong....i havent figured it all out, but the the second triplet ends with a 7 on the b and 7 on the g like the first triplet, and the third triplet ends with 12 on the b and an 11 on the g.....I hope these suggestions move us towards a more accurate solo.
February 8 2009, 03:58 pm by gunsnrosesrock: |
good tab mate!
-1   March 18 2009, 04:37 pm by andres1 |
drummer11 has the right one
urs sounds nothing like it
+2   March 26 2009, 07:22 pm by guitardude1098 |
good job but on this part you should slide
|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-15-15---15-10-10---10-|-12-12---12-14-14---14-|-12-12--12-14-14--14-|-10-10---10-15-15------|
|-x--x----x--x--x----x--|-x--x----x--x--x----x--|-x--x---x--x--x---x--|-x--x----x--x--x-------|
|-x--x----x--x--x----x--|-x--x----x--x--x----x--|-x--x---x--x--x---x--|-x--x----x--x--x-------|
|-14-14---14-9--9----9--|-10-10---10-12-12---12-|-10-10--10-12-12--12-|-9--9----9--14-14------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
-1   August 11 2009, 05:41 pm by Swordacool |
i think there is a mute in the solo. i dunno though xD
and the bass is kinda off in the prechorus
+2   September 4 2009, 12:07 pm by alham jr |
e|--10-10-10-\-5--5-/-7--7-/-9--9-\-7--7-/-9--9-\-5--5-/-10--10--|
B|--x--x--x--\-x--x-/-x--x-/-x--x-\-x--x-/-x--x-\-x--x-/-x---x---|
G|--x--x--x--\-x--x-/-x--x-/-x--x-\-x--x-/-x--x-\-x--x-/-x---x---|
D|--9--9--9--\-4--4-/-5--5-/-7--7-\-5--5-/-7--7-\-4--4-/-9---9---|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

great tab. i think thats how you play the pre chorus
-1   October 26 2009, 04:23 pm by herby190 |
The bass is off in a few spots, from what I can tell, but it's mostly the octaves, not the notes.

This is how I do the bass in the prechorus, and I'm pretty sure it's right.

|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-5--5----5--7--7----7--|-5--5---5--7--7---7-/|1212-1111---9--9-------|
|-2--2----2--4--4--5--5-|-----------------------|---------------------|------------------9\---|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
November 6 2009, 12:58 am by guitarerguy |
It is just like a tab out of www.guitarherotab.com

suspicious... lol
November 9 2009, 05:19 am by guitarerguy |
|----9-----------------10p9-----------------12b-10p9---------------
|-10b--10p9-----------------10p9---------------------12p10-12-9----
|-----------11p9-11--------------11p9-11---------------------------
|-------------------12-------------------12------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------------

|-12b--10p9----------------------------------------------
|-----------12-------------------------------------------
|--------------12pb--------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------------

That is what I think the solo is.
+10   November 19 2009, 04:27 pm by Juffalo |
hey guys let's debate 5 different ways to play the same 4 notes.... oh wait, I'm late the party, shit....
May 5 2010, 10:27 pm by cornmancer |
Spot on. I just make up the solo, so if that's wrong I'm not concerned, but all the parts I do concern myself with are correct.
August 10 2010, 12:44 am by GuitarAngel_01 |
e 7 10 9 7 7 7 10 9 12 9
B 7 10 7 10 8 10

This is not fully right but can someone figure this part out
Ps. this is GuitarAngel_01 and I'm here too save you from your tab crisis.
August 10 2010, 12:55 am by GuitarAngel_01 |
I mean:

e--7---10--9-------7--7---7-10-9---12---9-------------------
B----7---10--7--10------8-------10--------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------
+1   October 10 2010, 09:24 pm by pogostiker |
I know it really doesnt matter but on the chorus part (where the mute chords come in) the gtr 1 and gtr 2 are switched around
+2   January 27 2012, 05:26 am by Izaak247 |
its funny how the tab is rated 5 stars yet pretty much every
Art of the song has been corrected
+3   July 13 2013, 12:41 pm by JakesFlannel |
Hi guys. Just sayin, I'm the first person to comment in over a year
+1   January 13 2014, 02:28 pm by TeddiD |
solo my way:
e -------7------------------|-10-9------------------|-12b14r12---10-----------------|-12b14r12---10--------------|
B -10b12-----10-9-7---7-----|--------10-9-7---7-----|---------------14-12-10-12--9--|---------------14-12--10r9--|
G ------------------9----7--|---------------9----7--|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
April 14 2014, 08:31 pm by daniel.snyder.3 |
you use your index finger to push them down while playing the 14, a little difficult at first, but you'll get used to it
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