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Success Story – bass tab

Success Story | bass tab
By The Who
>From The Who By Numbers, 1975
Written by John Entwistle, (c)1975 Hot Red Music

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So long, John. 1944-2002. Goodbye to one hell of a bassist.

Tabbed by Jeremy D. (FearOfScissors@aol.com)

2003-07-13                    Whotabs                  www.thewho.net/whotabs/


I'm not so sure this was done on an eight-string, but rather, some odd 
effect on the guitar. (Or maybe both a 4- and 8-string) This is the actual bassline I heard after quite a few listens. It also sounds like there's two basses during the bass solo; the normal, 'clear' one, and a fuzzy, distorted one. I only tabbed the clean one.

The "r" means to pluck rapidly. "/r" means slide down while rapidly plucking.
I think JE does this on a few songs, and to tab it would be murder.

Intro:
G-----------5--|-----------5--|-----------5--|--7\r--------|
D-----7---7----|-----7---7----|-----7---7----|-------------|
A---5---5------|---5---5------|---5---5------|-------------|
E--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|

Verses
(This is an outline; listen for timing. There's more notes,
so play around with it.)

This part's played twice:

G--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|
D--------------|-5-5-5-3p0h3-|--------------|--------------|
A--5--0--3---3-|-------------|--5--0--3---3-|--5--0--3---3-|
E--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|

And this twice:
G--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|
D-5-5--5-5-5---|-3-3-3-3--3--|--------------|--------------|
A--------------|-------------|--5---0---3---|-3-5--0--3--3-|
E--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|

Second time, end the verse on:

G-------|
D-------|
A---5---|
E-------|

Bass tacet during "Deserted rock'n'roll/To try and save his soul" part,
then repeat verses.


Middle ('just like Cinderella...'), twice:

G-------------|-------------|-----------|
D-------------|-------------|-----------|
A-------------|-------------|6--6---3r--|
E-3--3-3--3-3-|-3-3--3-3--3-|-----------|

On the shorter verses, it's

G-------------|------|
D-------------|------|
A-------6---6-|--3r--|
E--3---3------|------|


Solo - it sounds like there's two basses, so it gets a bit murky here.
It's not perfect, but it's something
G-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
D-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
A-0--00-0---0-|-01---1------|---------------|---------------|
E-------------|--------1--1-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-3r-h5\r0------|


G-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
D-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
A-0--00-0-0-0-|-01---1------|---------------|--3/r0---------|
E-------------|--------1--1-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|---------------|
						(slow slide)	

G-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
D-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
A-0--00-0---0-|-01---1------|---------------|---------------|
E-------------|--------1--1-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-3r-h5\r0------|


G-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
D-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
A-0--00-0---0-|-01---1----1-|-3--3-3--3--3--|---3/5r--------|
E-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

Repeat the verse part, hold during the "amended his decision/
to the new religion" part, and end on:

G-------|
D-------|
A---5---|
E-------|

...and there you have it.

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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