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Old 04-06-2007, 05:47 AM   #1
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even better than the real thing

anybody have a good tab for this song??

I looking for the correct riff and solo
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:32 AM   #2
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This tab is a live version of "Even better than the real thing"
that U2 played during their Zoo-Tv Tour.
I personally own a ZOOM " PLAYER " 2020 and the sound that I created
is very similar to Edge's sound.
I think the most important thing of the song is the delay-effect
(Zoom Player: 350ms, Feedback 2, Mix 7)

Comments or other suggestions are requested.
Now enjoy playing this song.

**INTRO**

D5 - x577xx

At the beginning of the song The Edge plays a D5 chord that he modifies with
his DigiTech "Whammy". So he can create this special sound.
If you haven't got a "Whammy" you can create a similar sound
with a small trick.
Play the Ab and the Db string together and repeat this 2 times,
then play the Gb string and the other 2 strings alternately.

So, that's it, not very difficult.


** FIGURE 1 **

a b c d

eb-------|----------------------|---------|---------------|
Bb----7p-|-------------------7p-|---------|----------7p---|
Gb-------|-------5--4-----------|-------5-|-4-----0-------|
Db--0----|-5--7--------7--0-----|-5--7----|----7----------|
Ab-------|----------------------|---------|---------------|
Eb-------|----------------------|---------|---------------|

e f
eb-----------------------|---------------|
Bb--------------------7p-|---------------| P = pull string and bend the
Gb--------5--4-----------|--------5--4---| note a half step up and
Db--5--7--------7--0-----|--5--7---------| down
Ab-----------------------|---------------|
Eb-----------------------|---------------|


** FIGURE 2 **

a b c d

eb--8-----|---12----|-----3------|---------------------|
Bb--8-----|---12----|-----3------|-----7p--------------|
Gb--------|---------|------------|--------------5--4---|
Db--------|---------|------------|--0-----5--7---------|
Ab--------|---------|------------|---------------------|
Eb--8-----|---12----|-----3------|---------------------|

** FIGURE 3 **
D5
eb--------------------|--------|
Bb--------------------|--------|
Gb--------------------|--7-----|
Db--14--12--10--9--7--|--7-----|
Ab--12--19---8--7--5--|--5-----|
Eb--------------------|--------|

** Solo (use bottleneck) **
Solo part I
eb-------------------------------------------------------------------->
Bb-------------------------------------------------------------------->
Gb-0--2--7--5--7--11--9--7--5--2--0--2--7--10--12--10--7--10--12--14-->
Db-------------------------------------------------------------------->
Ab-------------------------------------------------------------------->
Eb-------------------------------------------------------------------->

Solo part II
(repeat the last two notes several times)
eb--13--10--15--13--12--10-|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------10-|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb-------------------------|--7--12--10--9--10--12--10--9--10--9--7--5--7--|
Db-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|


VERSE 1:


< FIGURE 1.a >< FIGURE 1.b > < FIGURE 1.c >
Give me one more chance, and you'll be satisfield

< FIGURE 1.d >< FIGURE 1.e > < FIGURE 1.f >
Give me two more chances you won't be denied

< FIGURE 2.a >
Well my heart is where it's always been

< FIGURE 2.b >
My head is somewhere in between

< FIGURE 2.c > < FIGURE 2.d >
Give me one more chance let me be your lover tonight.


REFRAIN:


< 3 X FIGURE 3 >
You're the real thing, yeah the real thing, you're the real thing

< FIGURE 3 >
Even better than the real thing...


VERSE 2:

< 1.a >< 1.b > < 1.c >
Give me one last chance and I'm gonna make you sing

< 1.d >< 1.e > < 1.f >
Give me half a chance to ride on the waves that you bring

< 2.a >
You're the honey child to a swarm of bees

< 2.b >
Gonna blow right through like a breeze

< 2.c > < 2.d >
Give me one last dance, we'll slide it down on the surface of things


REFRAIN:


< 3 X FIGURE 3 >
You're the real thing, yeah the real thing, you're the real thing

< FIGURE 3 with D5 at the end >
Even better than the real thing...

** After the second refrain Edge starts his solo. The first part is played
without words. In the second part Bono starts to sing **


< Solo 2nd part
We're free to fly the crimson sky the sun won't melt our wings tonight
>

Oh no, oh no here she comes


** The next part of the song is played like the REFRAIN **


Take me higher, take me higher, can you take me higher?, will you take me
higher?
You're the real thing, yeah the real thing, you're the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing...



*****i got it from ultimate-guitar.com, try there if this is confusing
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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* FIGURE 3 **
D5
eb--------------------|--------|
Bb--------------------|--------|
Gb--------------------|--7-----|
Db--14--12--10--9--7--|--7-----|
Ab--12--19---8--7--5--|--5-----|
Eb--------------------|--------|

12
19 OR

12
10

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Old 04-06-2007, 02:03 PM   #4
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FIGURE 3 BETTER THIS???
ON MY OWN

Gb--14--12--10--9--77
Db--X-----X----X--X-XX
Ab--12---10--8--7--55

what do you think??
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:05 AM   #5
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that's correct,sorry i forgot that it has this mistake.
i played it differently always, i remembered it from guitar pro file i had, so i didn't pay much of attention to the tab.
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