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Old 10-24-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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FULL Vertigo Bass Tab

Well I'll post this in a thread of it's own since it didn't get much attention in the guitar one.

U2 - Vertigo ~Bass Tab 
Tabbed by Edge89        
Standard tuning        
This is a bass guitar tab for U2's first single Vertigo
from their album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.
Hope it's understandable at all.

h=hammer on
p=pull off

Intro/Verse (after the spanish count in, "Unos, dos, tres, catorce"):

E|------------------5-5-5-5-4s3--------------------------------- repeat through Verse until Chorus

E|------------------------------------------------------- repeat once

Start Verse pattern when Bono sings I can feel 
(Check me..)
A|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7 repeat 6 times (=48 times in total)
  then back to Verse pattern.

After that comes the "All of this" part:
A|5-7-7--5-7-5-7-7 repeat 4 times

Extended Chorus (continue playing the normal Chorus part until Bono sings "How to kneel")
Then Verse pattern again and end this mother of all rock tunes on a sweet.

Keep in mind that I'm not a bass guitar player in the first place, but actually a guitarist.
So, with that said any comments,suggestions, questions and critisism can be sent to:


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Old 10-24-2004, 11:48 AM   #2
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I'm not terribly good at reading tab and tend to avoid it since tab gives no information about the duration of a note but I've played this song live now several times and the middle section bit is wrong... the six bar section noted with "check me" above is actually an A note, straight 8 to a bar, not an E which is what the 7th fret on the A string would give you... I would play it on the 12th fret of the A string because this produces a slightly fuller tone than the 7th fret of the D string but otherwise would give the same note... otherwise this notation is as accurate as tab permits. Good job.

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Old 10-24-2004, 03:42 PM   #3
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the intro of the song seems to be just the following repeated:


also when seeing adam play the song on TOTP, CDUK and the Dublin video he seems to go up the fret board rather than down (weird, maybe he's got some strange tuning) after the bit you've tabbed on the A string but before seeing him I tabbed it pretty much the same as you.
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:48 PM   #4
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I think... is easier that that, but I'll try

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