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Old 05-23-2011, 01:57 PM   #1
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The sweetest thing live tab(elevation tour)

Anyone know the live tab of this tune from the elevation tour, there are a few videos of this performance on YouTube, or if someone could tab the arpeggio delayed riff from the verse then I can figure it out from there,
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #2
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tabbed by Rob Foster

regular tuning
chorus and echo effects

Edge uses a lot of harmonics in this song (same one repeated over and over)
I will write HARM1 when you are to play it. It is:
e---12--------------
b-------------------
g--------12-----12--
d-------------------

Intro
piano arranged for guitar
e---12--------12--------10--------8--
HARM1 b---13--------13--------12-------10-- HARM1
g---12--------12--------12-------10--
d---10---10-------10-----------------
a-----------------------10--------8--

Oooh..........................ha ................ Oooh................
e------------- --------------- ----------------
HARM b------------- HARM1 --------------- HARM1 ----------------
g---9h10/12--- --9/10/12---10 ---9/10/12---10-

My love she throws me like a rubber ball
e----------------
HARM1 b---------------- Play this for the next few lines
g--9/10/12---10--

oh the sweetest thing
But she wont catch me or break my
fall,...oh.....the sweetest thing

Baby's got blue skies up a
head,..........but in this I'm a rain cloud
You know she wants dry kind of

love, oh..... the sweetest thing
e------------------
HARM1 b------------------
g----9h10p9h10-----

I'm losing you
e--------10--------------------13----12----10------------8-
b----------------------------------------------------------
g--9h10-------10------12/14----------12----10----9h10p9----
d----------------------------------------------------------

I'm losing you Ain't love the sweetest
e-------10--------------------13---12----10---------8-
b----------10-----------------------------------------
g--9/10-------10------12/14--------12----10--9--10--9-
d-----------------------------------------------------

Now Edge changes his harmonics slightly
labeled HARM2:
e--12------
b----------
g------12--


thing. I wanted to run, but she made me crawl oh, the sweetest thing
e--------------- ---------------
HARM2 b--------------- ---------------
g---9--10/12--10 HARM ---9--10/12--10
d--------------- ---------------

Eternal fire, she turned me to straw oh, the sweetest thing
e----------------
HARM2 b---------------- repeat for next few lines
g---9h10---9h10--
d----------------

I know i've got black eyes but they
burn so brightly for her
Guess its a blind kind of
love. Oh the sweetest thing

I'm losing you woa ....I'm
e-----8h10---------------13--12---10/12--10---8----10--
b------------------------------------------------------
g--9--9h10--------12/14------12---10/12--10---9----10--
d------------------------------------------------------

losing you Ain't love the sweet- e-----8h10----------------13h12--10---8-
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Which Guitar?
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Never mind i remember, I think it is the "50's" strat.
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Thanks edge orchestra that was A big help
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #6
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Which Guitar?
The Edge used the natural finish Fender Stratocaster, that most associate with "Stuck In A Moment...", for "Sweetest Thing".



In interviews, The Edge referred to it as a `50's Stratocaster. If memory serves, he spoke of using that Stratocaster through a Fender Bassman for both "Stuck In A Moment..." and "In A Little While" on the 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' album.

1950's? A little more specific? The specs of the guitar leads me to believe it's a 1959. Why? The rosewood fretboard. Fender Stratocasters first began getting rosewood fretboards in May of 1959. So if the guitar in question is truly a 1950's Stratocaster, chances are that it has to be from 1959.

Live use? "Stuck In A Moment..." and "Sweetest Thing" come to mind. The poonly tour that I've seen Edge use the guitar. The story goes, that he had promised Dallas to NOT take it one tour, as it was a special guitar. But... as that guitar was THE sound for "Stuck In A Moment...", it made the 'Elevation' tour.

I've not seen it since. I'm hoping that it was not one of the casualties of the flood that occurred in U2's storage room in 2002.



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Old 05-30-2011, 07:59 AM   #7
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Looks like he's playing the opening appegio in first position
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