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Old 11-04-2000, 05:01 AM   #1
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can anyone help me out with the intro?
i've got this far with heavey delay:
i think they're played with harmonics.
--------12------12-----12------12---12----12-------------12-------------12-----------12--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


then it goes up to this(still with harmonics)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5---5----5----5--------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

i cant find the next note in harmonics.
can anyone help?

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Old 11-10-2000, 02:48 AM   #2
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Sorry, I can't help you. But do you have by any chance taps for When loves come to town?
for bass. I love the song!

I hope you worked out Wire by now?

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Old 04-13-2004, 02:35 PM   #3
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WIRE
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Tabbed by jules <jules153@hotmail.com>

Here's the tab of the album version, it's in standard tuning.
The live versions are played very similar but tuned down
half a step. Edge uses a delay with 2 or 3 repeats.

Here's the Intro Riff:

E--12---12----12----etc.-----15--15--15--15---etc.-
B-----10----10----10-----------15--15--15--15------
G--------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

After the intro riff come the Main Riff which is played
something like this, it's left hand muted strumming
followed by an Em chord (listen to the CD for the timing)

Em Em
E--X---X--X-------------X---X--X---------7-7-7-7-7-
B--X---X--X--8~---------X---X--X--8~-----8-8-8-8-8-
G--X---X--X--9~---------X---X--X--9~-----9-9-9-9-9-
D--X---X--X--9~---------X---X--X--9~---------------
A--X---X--X--7~---------X---X--X--7~---------------
E--X---X--X-------------X---X--X-------------------

~=hold note/chord (not vibrato)

After the Main Riff play this Riff2:

"cold in his eye's"... "his soul.."
E D x3 G5
E-----------------------------------|---3~--3~-----
B--------9-----------------7--------|---3~--3~-----
G------9-----------------7----------|---0~--0~-----
D----9-----------------7------------|---0~--0~-----
A--7-----------------5--------------|--------------
E-----------------------------------|--------------

Play the Main Riff then Riff2 again then this:

Hit the chords as shown then slide down the fretboard
quickly and release letting the delay sound.
Em Em
E--X---X--X-------7\----X---X--X-------7\----------
B--X---X--X--8~---8\----X---X--X--8~---8\----------
G--X---X--X--9~---9\----X---X--X--9~---9\----------
D--X---X--X--9~---9\----X---X--X--9~---9\----------
A--X---X--X--7~---------X---X--X--7~---------------
E--X---X--X-------------X---X--X-------------------

The next verse is the intro and main riff overdubbed.

Then Riff 2.

These chords are played in the instrumental bit followed
by this little riff:
Em7 G6 Em7 G6
E---0-----0-----0-----0-------------7~----------7~----
B---3-----3-----3-----3-------------8~----------8~----
G---0-----0-----0-----0----9--9-9-9----9--9-9-9----etc
D---2-----0-----2-----0-------------------------------
A---2-----2-----2-----2-------------------------------
E---0-----3-----0-----3-------------------------------

For the next verse play this:
(notice the flat fifth...)
Em Em
E--X---X--X-------------X---X--X----------------------
B--X---X--X--8~----9----X---X--X--8~------------------
G--X---X--X--9~--7---7--X---X--X--9~--7-9-7-----------
D--X---X--X--9~---------X---X--X--9~------------------
A--X---X--X--7~---------X---X--X--7~------------------
E--X---X--X-------------X---X--X----------------------

Guitars play the intro riff and some more Em at the 7th
fret for the end.

That's all the guitar for the song as far as I can see.

see ya, jules.

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Wire

Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono
Transcribed by Brandon Leniart <leniarbk@jmu.edu>

"Wire" is written in E major and has 2 main guitar parts:
the intro/outro, and the chorus. The intro and outro are
played by rapidly going back and forth on the 12th and 15th
frets on the 1st and 2nd strings. The chorus is simply E
and D chords being arpegiated. I wish I had my CD here to
transcribe this completely, but this is basically how it
goes:

Intro (with delay set on fast with few repeats, played with
a heavy 4/4 beat)
(faster)

1)---12---12---12---12---12---12---12---12------15-15-15-15-15-15-
2)------12---12---12---12---12---12---12---12---15-15-15-15-15-15-
3)----------------------------------------------------------------
4)----------------------------------------------------------------
5)----------------------------------------------------------------
6)----------------------------------------------------------------

When the band comes in, the intro is repeated with several
overdubbed fills, 3 of which are below:

1)---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
2)---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
3)---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-- (strum muted strings)
4)---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
5)---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
6)---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--

1)---<12>--<12>--<12>-
2)---<12>--<12>--<12>-
3)---<12>--<12>--<12>- (strum natural harmonics
4)---<12>--<12>--<12>- at 12th fret)
5)---<12>--<12>--<12>-
6)---<12>--<12>--<12>-

1)---12--(12)--(12)---
2)---12--(12)--(12)---
3)-------------------- (Hit E & B at 12th frets and
4)-------------------- let echo repeat)
5)--------------------
6)--------------------

Another overdubbed fill is Edge sliding up and down the
neck of the guitar, so try to do as many overdubs that you
can.

The Verse is done with Edge strumming muted strings then
hitting E & B of the 12th fret on the 1st and 2nd strings,
letting them echo.

The Chorus can be done by arpegiating E and D chords:
(E) (D)

1)----------------------------------------
2)---------9-----------------7------------
3)-------9----9------------7----7---------
4)-----9--------9--------7--------7-------
5)---7------------7---5--------------5----
6)----------------------------------------

The part before the outro (Bono sings "do, do, do") is the
same as the above overdubs. The outro (with Bono singing
fast) is the same as the intro. Here's a tip:

For those with a delay pedal, listen to the last 2 seconds
of the song, when Edge slides down the strings, which is
echoed. This will give you an idea as to the speed and the
repetition of the delay used.

--Brandon Leniart
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