#1
I have a question as to what exactly a certain tab notation means.
I've been using guitar tab for several years and know all the meanings except for this one.

I have the Guitar Book for The Smashing Pumpkins' Album Siamese Dream and the song Silverf*** has a fret tab with a decimal in it.

It basically looks like this...

e|----------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------
G|-7--------7-----------------------------
D|-x--------x-----------------------------
A|-5--------5-----------------------------
D|----0--0-----2.75—-2.75-—2.75-—2.75-—etc.

I'm guessing the answer is one of the following...
Does 2.75 mean I play it 1/4 of the way from the 1st-2nd fret?
Or possibly 3/4 of the way from the 2nd to 3rd fret (which is my guess)?
Oh yeah, another day, Oh yeah, gotta play,
What it is, it never was, I don't care to give enough,
My boredom has outshined the sun, It's all down low,
I just want to have some, Little fun

-Plume, Smashing Pumpkins
#2
lol....
no.
it makes the same sound if you do that..
umm

hamrmonics i think.
#3
In all reasoning there cannot be a 2.75 fretted, HOWEVER!

I think it means you have to play a harmonic at about where there would be a fret 2.75, I'm not sure though 'cos I don't know the song.
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#4
I don't know the song either, but that is the notation for harmonics.
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#5
Quote by uvq
lol....
no.
it makes the same sound if you do that..
umm

hamrmonics i think.

^^^Yeah, (I don't have the book in front of me at the moment) but I believe it's supposed to be some type of harmonic sound.
I'm just not sure on the specifics of where my finger should be.

P.S.
Zaphod, I tried finding the album version of the song on Youtube but couldn't.
I can't tell anything from their live version.
Oh yeah, another day, Oh yeah, gotta play,
What it is, it never was, I don't care to give enough,
My boredom has outshined the sun, It's all down low,
I just want to have some, Little fun

-Plume, Smashing Pumpkins
#6
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
In all reasoning there cannot be a 2.75 fretted, HOWEVER!

I think it means you have to play a harmonic at about where there would be a fret 2.75, I'm not sure though 'cos I don't know the song.

Ok, I found a recorded version of the song on Youtube.
Definitely sounds like harmoinics, just not sure on where specifically it's sounded.
(yeah, I tend to obsess about the minute details)

-Silverf***
(AWESOME SONG!)
Oh yeah, another day, Oh yeah, gotta play,
What it is, it never was, I don't care to give enough,
My boredom has outshined the sun, It's all down low,
I just want to have some, Little fun

-Plume, Smashing Pumpkins
#7
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Ok, I found a recorded version of the song on Youtube.
Definitely sounds like harmoinics, just not sure on where specifically it's sounded.
(yeah, I tend to obsess about the minute details)

-Silverf***
(AWESOME SONG!)


Well it should be somewhere between the 2nd and third frets, closer to 3 than 2 but where exactly is probably best left to experimentation.
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#8
yeah, its the tab for zero, and what he does is do harmonics btw the 2nd and 3rd fret or 1st and second, but he plays a few of them, 3 i think, so slide your finger from 1 to 3 without fretting in and in the process pick the string three times, it gives a cool effect, also use a boss metal zone and drop a half step
#9
Quote by biglaz84
yeah, its the tab for zero


Only it isn't, the TS already posted the name of the song and a video for it; it's called Silverfuck.
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#10
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
Only it isn't, the TS already posted the name of the song and a video for it; it's called Silverfuck.

Yup.
The opening riff for Zero uses harmonics too but it's different...

eb|---------------------------------
Bb|---------------------------------
Gb|--5\4--4----------------------5--
Db|--x-x--x----------------------x--
Ab|--3\2--2----------------------3--
Eb|----------(2.6)--(3)--(4)--0-----
Oh yeah, another day, Oh yeah, gotta play,
What it is, it never was, I don't care to give enough,
My boredom has outshined the sun, It's all down low,
I just want to have some, Little fun

-Plume, Smashing Pumpkins