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Submitted by: GuitarOfGold

I like to be very specific and thorough, so this is a bit long.

   Appears to be in drop-D, although I'm not 100% sure of that.  But it sounds
   good, and makes you look cool when you do the chord-riffs. ;-]  I'll show
   chords for both tunings.

   On the intro, a stereo filter effect is being used with a clean guitar.  It
   sound exactly like a MF-105 Moogerfooger MURF Analog Guitar Effect (and
   probably is).  They run about $400.  There is also possibly a compressor,
   depending on the clean sound of your own guitar.  Distortion on the remainder
   of the song is kind of crunchy/chunky, most likely analog distortion, or a
   nice quality digital distortion (like in an expensive effects floor
   processor.  Sounds more analog to me, though.
   Vocals on the intro have been either filtered or EQ'ed so there are no lows
   and lots of highs, then the effect is turned off once distortion on the
   guitars is active.

  -First, the clean chords on the intro:
          Standard   -   Drop D
    G5  - 3x0033     -   5x0033
    D5  - xx023x     -   same
    C2  - x3x03x     -   same
    Am7 - x0201x     -   same
    These next ones are not clean, but I thought I'd include them anyway.
    Eb  - x65046     -   111343
    F   - 133211     -   333211
    G   - 355433     -   555433
  -Now, power chords.  Please note that using power chords on only the lowest
   three strings will produce a more crunchy distortion and a more consistent
   timbre (tone color).
    G  - 355xxx          -  555xxx
    D  - 10-12-12-x-x-x  -  12-12-12-x-x-x or 000xxx  (depends on your taste.
                                   I prefer the 1st, then I slide way down to
                                   a low Eb when it comes around.)
    C  - 8-10-10-x-x-x   -  10-10-10-x-x-x
    Am - 577xxx          -  777xxx
    Eb - x688xx          -  111xxx
    F  - 133xxx          -  333xxx

NOTE about alternative bass notes:
   The guitar(s) do(es) not play any alternative bass notes, as is sometimes the
   case with other songs.  For example, with a D/F#, the guitar(s) play(s) a D
   power chord, the bass player will completely handle the alternatives.  So
   make sure your bass player is EQ'ed good and mixed at a proper level with the
   rest of the instruments.  Bass is supposed to be the 2nd loudest instrument,
   2nd only to drums, and vocals should be louder than all instruments.  This is
   the professional standard.

Each |     | is one measure in 4/4 time.

Into:  |G5   |D5   |C2   |Am7   D5|
       |G5   |D5   |Eb   |F   |

*(Then the riff plays around with a G power chord using a basic Gm pentatonic

VERSE (use power chords, or only 5ths and roots, never 2nds or 3rds):
beat  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4
     |GG      |GG      |FF      |FF      |CC      |CC      |GG     

      1    2    3    4
     |Am    D/F#         |

      1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4
     |G       |D       |C       |Am  D   |
     |G       |D       |Eb      |F       |
     |G       | - this last measure wraps around back into the verse, or into
                  the instrumental.  In other words, it doesn't technically
                  belong to the chorus, if we went by strict rules of timing.

     This just stays on G for about 8 measures, one of the rhythm guitars is
     using a filter-type effect either controlled by an expression pedal, or
     automatically by sensitivity of the player's strum.  I think it sounds
     kinda dumb, and it would be way better with a screaming guitar solo with
     lots of harmonics, bends, vibratoes, and maybe a divebomb or pick slide.
     And definitely some fast arpegios.  That's what I do anyway, although I'm
     still trying to get the divebomb into there somehow.  You might also
     consider lengthening the solo.

  G riff (in drop D).  Note this riff isn't possible in standard tuning.

(chord): G                              | D                                   |

    C                                | Am                  D             |

Repeat top G and D sections, then do this:
(parts of it are kinda hard to hear.)
    Eb           |  F             | G           |  If you are going into a verse
e----------------|----------------|-------------|  or into the instrumental, or
B----------------|-------------18-|-18s20-\-----|  into the G riff (like the one
G---15---14------|--14--15--17----|-------------|  before the verses), ignore
D-------------15-|----------------|-------------|  this last G section.

Personal Recommendations:
   On the chorus on the Eb-F-G part, add some vibratos to the leads wherever
   possible to give it some life.  What I like to do at the end of the first
   chorus where the other guitarist is playing the G riff (and also on the very
   last chorus) is the above part, minus the slide at the end, plus this:
   (Keep a vibrato going on the last note, and get it to scream if you can do it
   without killing the note or hitting the string again.)
B---18v---16v---16h18---15v--\----|   Make sure you end before the double G
G---------------------------------|   strum on the rhythm, or you may risk
D---------------------------------|   killing the dynamic effect of the song
A---------------------------------|   there.

To get a full sound out of your guitar, try having your sound guy pan your
guitar completely left then add a small delay, like 0.05 sec. (500 ms) or so in
the right channel at the same volume level.  If that isn't possible, try using
stereo chorus in conjunction with stereo reverb, set so it's not obvious and
overdone, yet still gives the impression of more than one guitar.  The idea is
to cut through the mix, and it sounds awesome on rhythm.  You can also simply
have one rhythm guitarist in the left channel, and another in the right, but
that means the two will have to have perfectly identical strums to get the same
effect.  I'm not sure which of these things have been done on this particular
song, but if you listen, you'll notice a difference in the left and right

If you have any questions, e-mail me at

Comments about this tab

GuitarOfGold - 2005-03-23

Oops, that D/F# should be on the 3rd beat of the measure, not the 2nd.

GuitarOfGold - 2005-04-05

Also, the D after the Am in the chorus should be D/F#

teens4God7 - 2005-05-16

Dude wut kind of guitar do u have. just You have talent if i would not know better i would think u were Jeremy urself. that is insane how 100% this is and also if u have a Fender strat i would not drop d it, but if u have just about any other u would. Awesome tab. Hey go listen to the pillar song Frontline it tells us wut we should be doing as Christians!!!!!!!!!! God bless man keep tabbin that is awesome!!!!!!!!
Psalm 23:4

GuitarOfGold - 2005-05-21

I use a Squier, probably one of the few good Squiers out there. Usually, though, I try to get another guitar for playing in drop D so I can use a higher guage string for that D.

Falcon-fever777 - 2006-02-08

anybody want to tab the solo?

GuitarOfGold - 2006-04-08

Unless there's been a remix of this song I'm unaware of, there isn't a solo, per se. Just some power-chording with an auto-filter effect on.

Falcon-fever777 - 2006-07-08

what I mean by solo is the guitar on the bridge. If you listen to KLOVE they edit out that part if that was were you heard the song.

Guitarboy3211 - 2006-12-30

yeah they do if you have the song on an ipod or something there is this awsome guitar solo in it

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