Blackout (tablature)

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Name Blackout
Length 04:22
Tuning Standard
Tempo 120bpm
Timing 3/4

Guitar

All tremolo picked
Intro/Verse:
e|--6///10\\\5///10\\\3///11\\\5///9\\\--|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|
Play that through twice as the "oooh" vocal comes in, then again starting as Matt sings "Don't grow up to fast"

Solo:
Sweep delay.
Fuzz settings: Gate:7, Comp:12, Drive:12, Stab:~7. This is using the "clock" system (i.e. the Comp knob is
pointing to 12 o'clock, or straight up.)
Studio version uses a fade-in, a similar effect could be gained using a volume pedal, I'd imagine.
For the live version, Matt starts with the Comp at about 5 and twists it up to 12. He sometimes plays with the
Stab to alter the pitch as he's doing it.

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--3///7\\\2///7\\\0///8\\\2///6\\\----|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Play through twice, then play:

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------19--20--22b22-22-22r--20--19----------|
G|-12///14///15///17///19///20-22--------------------------------19--19--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Play this again through the last verse. After the end of the final line, turn the Comp on the Fuzz back down
to 5 if you're play the live version. For the studio ending, end on Bb chord (x1333x)

Bass

Intro: 

~4 whole breaks~

Verse:   (x2)
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--1~----0~----------------1~----5~----6~----8~----|
E--------------3~----1~----------------------------|

Chorus:
G---------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A--10-----8-----6-----6-----5-----6-----5-----3-----|
E---------------------------------------------------|

~VERSE~

~CHORUS~

Bridge:   (total of 4 whole breaks)
G--------------------------|
D--------------------------|
A--1~----~-----~-----~-----|
E--------------------------|

~VERSE~

Chorus 2:   (last note slides towards the beginning of verse, fret 1 on the A string)
G-----------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------|
A--10-----8-----6-----6-----5-----6-----5-----3---\15/|
E-----------------------------------------------------|

~VERSE~

Chorus 3:                                                                ~  A closer look at the last slide  ~
G-----------------------------------------------------------|      |----------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|      |----------------------------------------------|
A--10-----8-----6-----6-----5-----6-----5-----3-\10/3\8/3\5/|      |-3-------(3)\10-/3\8-/3\5/-(3)----------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|      |----------------------------------------------|

Outro:   (total of approx. 5 whole breaks)
G--------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|
A--1~----~-----~-----~-----------|
E--------------------------------|


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