I'm looking for either bass tab of Rush's new songs, Caravan or BU2B.

Ibanez Sr490
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I would like to get the guitar tab for both songs Caravan or BU2B. The best you can do for now is ok with me.

I think the opening Riff is in standard tuning

E minor G. and a turnaround of B5 - B5 - B5 - D5 - B5- C#5 - C5

2225 % 2225 % 225
0005 % 0005 % 005 Repeat 3 times then
0003 % 0005 % 003

The "turnaround riff"

999 quick slide 12 quick slide 9 slide 11 slide 10
777 quick slide 10 quick slide 7 slide 9 slide 8
777 quick slide 10 quick slide 7 slide 9 slide 8

Em - Em - Em - G5 % Em - Em - Em - G5 % Em - Em - G

turnaround use alot of sliding

B5 - B5 - B5 - D5 - B5- C#5 - C5

The percent is like a short ring out on G before you go quickly back to Em.

Strumming is


What do you guys think?

Last edited by JenniferChgo at Jun 12, 2010,
Hey everyone I am sure this is the jist of the opening and the verse RIFF's. (See above).

Im excited because this is the firstsong I tried to figure out without tab and it looks like I am the first to post B2UB for Rush!!

My favorite band ever!!!

Ill try to post a video later there is are a few quick movements that I don't know how to write out in tab it be easier for you to watch me do it.

Hope this helps someone I am the biggest Rush fan ever!! I am seeing them sixth row Chicago on July 7th. Was 2nd row for first Snakes and Arrows tour and 17th row for the second Snakes and Arrows tour. I was also on the lawn at Milwaukee second Snakes and Arrows. Been a fan since I heard Tom Sawyer when I was a kid Feb 7 1981! I was 14 years old! HaHa

B2UB lyrics are really good too!!!

Some will be rewarded and the devil with take the rest.

Last edited by JenniferChgo at Jun 12, 2010,
Hey guys, i think i've figured out the opening few notes of Caravan by Rush on bass so here 'tis

+------------------------------------- |--------------------------------------------------
+------------------------------------- |--------------------------------------------------
+---6--5--4----------3--2--1------ | ----6--5--4---------3--1----------------------
+------------------------------------- |-----------------------------3-------------------

Then play that section again but a little bit faster

+------------------------------------------------| }Part A
+---0-------------------------------------------| x3

+------------------------------------------------| }Part B

then repeat that section (Part A and B) again

that's all i got so far but i'll be finishing that off and uploading the whole bass tab when im done!

Dan "Doc" Shipman

P.s. Jennifer, its BU2B not B2UB (Brought Up 2 Believe)
Yours sincerely, a rush maniac
ive been workin on the carvan tab and ill have it on ultimate guitar in a day or so
Haha yes your right Dan, I am dislexic haha. I am going to see Rush in a few days July 7th 6th row!

good song all it is is E x4 and Gx1 power chords in intro end of it goes B power chord then F power chord does this section 3 times

chorus is 8th x1 then 9th fret x8 on G string it the changes to 9th x1 on D string then 8th x8 on G string



A string 7,6,5 then E string 7,6,5 then same on A string as before again but on E go 7,3,0 instead of 7,6,5


Almost same as intro just add an open E at start and make above 7,6,5's power chords and each chord play twice

+------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------
+------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------
+---7--6--5---------------- 7-6-5-----------------------------x 3----
+------------------7 6-5-------------------7 3 0-----------------------------------------------

+--------------------------------------| do a few times over
+---0------------------------7 7-6-6-5 5-0----| As all chords e.g 7,6,5 make power chord

+-------------------2----0----------------------| }Part B

anyway i think thats right sorry if it's wrong or doesn't make sense!!
Last edited by working2112man at Mar 20, 2011,