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Submitted by: Dani_Boy

Artist: Thousand Foot Krutch
Song: New Design
Album: Phenomenon
Tuning: Drop D

First off, big thanks to SSj Guitarist! I think his tab of this song was very
good and it helped me a bit, even though he missed out some things. I know
this will be version number 5 of this song, but again, nobody noticed the Lead
Guitar and I felt like I had to tab a full version of the song.

Sweet song, sweet album, sweet band. All I can say is I love TFK! This will be
the sixth full TFK song I've submitted. You can play this song with only one
guitar, but it has two guitars and you'll always hear the second guitar in all
the Phenomenon songs, adding octaves and things like that in a slightly
different sound. TFK is a band with two guitars in their songs.


/ = Slide up
\ = Slide down
h = Hammer on
p = Pull off
P.M. or ... = Palm Muting
x = Scratching or muting strings completely


There's no intro, the song starts with a verse.

  Verse 1: Rhythm Guitar (Uses distortion throughout the whole song)
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---8---8--8--8-7---7--7--/3-0---0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
D|---8---8--8--8-7---7--7--/3-0---0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
P.M. .   .  .  . .   .  .   . .   .  .  . .   .  .  .

G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---8---8--8--8-7---7--7--/3-0---0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
D|---8---8--8--8-7---7--7--/3-0---0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
P.M. .   .  .  . .   .  .     .   .  .  . .   .  .  .

G|---------1010101010------9-9-9----------------------------|
D|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-x/3------------------------|
A|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-x/3-0---0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
D|---8-8-8-----------7-7-7-------x/3-0---0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
P.M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   .  .  . .   .  .  .

G|---10101010101010109-9-9-9-9-9----------------------------|
D|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-x/3------------------------|
A|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-x/3-0---0--0--0-0----------|
D|-------------------------------x/3-0---0--0--0-0----------|
P.M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   .  .  . .


  Chorus: Rhythm Guitar
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--8\---1--1--3---6--6--0-0-----0-------0-0-----0--------|
A|--8\---1--1--3---6--6--0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|
D|--8\---1--1--3---6--6--0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-----0-------0-0-----0--------|
A|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|
D|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|
Play entire chorus thing twice


  Verse 2: Rhythm Guitar
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--8---8--8--8-7---7--7--/3-0---0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
A|--8---8--8--8-7---7--7--/3-0---0--0--0-0---0--0--0|x2
D|--8---8--8--8-7---7--7--/3-0---0--0--0-0---0--0--0|

G|--10101010101010109-9-9-9-9-9-/5------------------------|
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-/x-----0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
A|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-/3-----0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
D|-------------------------------------0--0--0-0---0--0--0|
  |----------Lead Guitar----------|

G|--10101010101010109-9-9-9-9-9-/5------------------------|
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-/x-0---0--0--0-0----------|
A|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-/3-0---0--0--0-0----------|
D|---------------------------------0---0--0--0-0----------|
  |----------Lead Guitar----------|
The Lead Guitar uses a different, brighter sound.


Chorus


  Bridge: Rhythm Guitar
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-0-xx0h2p0-xx7-10-2-0-xx0h2p0-xx7-10-2-0-xx0h2p0-xx-7-10-2-0-xx0h2p0--|

G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|--2-0---0h2p0---7-/10--|x4
D|--2-0---0h2p0---7-/10--|

G|-----------------------|
D|--2-0---0h2p0----------|
A|--2-0---0h2p0---7-/10--|x4
D|--2-0---0h2p0---7-/10--|

G|-----------------------|
D|--2-0-0-0h2p0-0--------|
A|--2-0-0-0h2p0-0--------|x4 (I'm a little bit uncertain about this last part,
D|--2-0-0-0h2p0-0-7-/10--|    but it sounds something like this)


  Final Chorus/Outro: Rhythm Guitar
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|--8\---1--1--3---6--6| This first part has clean sound
D|--8\---1--1--3---6--6|

G|-----------------------------------|
D|--0-0-----0-------0-0-----0--------|
A|--0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|
D|--0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-----0-------0-0-----0--------|
A|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|
D|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|

G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--8\---1--1--3---6--6--0-0-----0-------0-0-----0--------|
A|--8\---1--1--3---6--6--0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|
D|--8\---1--1--3---6--6--0-0-8\7-0-10/12-0-0-8\7-0-10/12--|

G|---------------------------------|
D|--0-0-03-5-570-0-0-----0---------|
A|--0-0-03-5-570-0-0-8\7-0-10/12---|
D|--0-0-03-5-570-0-0-8\7-0-10/12---|

Make a long slide down from the final chord.


This song didn't take so very long time to tab. I've been "familiar" with the
song for quite some time. Anyway, here it is. Hope you enjoyed it and please
tell me what you think. TFK ROCKS!!!
God Bless,
Daniel

Comments about this tab

TFKrocks91 - 2006-04-06

Hey, nice tab. I think in the chorus instead of playing 10/12 I play 10 then hammer on 12.


Dani_Boy - 2006-04-12

Yeah, that's an alternative. I tried both and thought that sliding was easier, so I went with that. If you do a really quick sliding it sounds almost identical to hammer ons and pull offs. Whatever way you do, you have to do it in an accurate and proffessional way, or it sounds terrible. I mean if you do a slow slide or a lousy hammer on then it sounds kinda bad. But I agree with you, you can do hammer ons and pull offs if you want.


Dani_Boy - 2006-04-17

I got a 4 on this one. Not at all bad I guess, I'm thankful for some corrections on how to make it better. Because a 4 should mean it was good but I made a few mistakes, right? Yeah, I'm just thankful for advise on how to make the tab better.


SHARK - 2006-04-19

Ill rate this once Ive it but the solo looks a lot more promising than the other version of this.


SHARK - 2006-04-19

I meant once Ive tried it.


Dani_Boy - 2006-04-20

Thanks SHARK.


akaukal - 2006-04-30

SSj's version i think is much better. the chorus sounds perfect one his/hers. the bridge/solo sounds great on your tab and SSj's. but i think SSj's is better overall.


Dani_Boy - 2006-04-30

I think I'll have to disagree with you there, akaukal. I'm gonna tell you why. I'm not trying to make his tab look bad or my tab look perfect, I'm just trying to explain a few differences.

Sj's slide from 7th to 3rd fret does not sound good. The two verses are very different, it's not just to take away the palm mutings. In verse 1, he missed out the extra notes in the second half. You can hear that the guitar plays palm mutings over these chords if you listen carefully:

E|------|-----|
B|------|-----|
G|--10--|--9--|
D|--8---|--7--|
A|--8---|--7--|
D|--8---|--7--|

He also missed out that the very last couple of chords are not played, it's only vocals.

In the second verse there is a Lead Guitar! You don't play regular powerchords, the Lead Guitar plays with a different sound, and it plays octaves on the A string. You can play the thing with one guitar if you want, but you won't get the difference in sound.

The chorus is the same on both our tabs, except for a few things. SJ's uses pull offs and hammer ons instead of my slides. The both works just as good, makes no difference really, I just think slides bring out the chords better, but you gotta do them fast or it sounds real bad. I have a faint slide down from the 8th fret and he has a slide up to the 1st fret, (I kinda dig that slide actually) but both sound good and you can even do both if you like. He has a triplet of D5 chords at a few places, which are wrong. Well, our choruses are pretty much the same except for a few details.

As for the bridge, his 3 fretted thing is really off. Otherwise it's good. For the beginning of the final chorus (The clean part) it's on two strings, not on one. The variation for the outro part he did good, but missed out one 5th fretted chord.

Both Sj and I have timing errors. I tabbed this a while ago, I'll make a better version in my coming album tab.


Please understand that I'm not trying to prove myself as the best or something, I just wan't to try to clear a few things up for you.


Dani_Boy - 2006-04-30

An error in my tab: Don't palm mute the first 3 fretted chord in verse 1.


akaukal - 2006-05-01

nope the second verse is just the first without the mute. I've played it with my band and all 4 of us agree with SSj's way of it. We've tried yours too, but SSj's was better. I'm not saying your is bad. Far from it, actually. Your's is very good but like I said before: SSj's is better overall


Dani_Boy - 2006-05-01

Uh, okay. Let's just agree to disagree and then be friends :) I'll make another check through the song sometime, see if I get a revelation :)


akaukal - 2006-05-02

alright:). Ya can't always agree about everything.


Te eF Kay - 2006-05-12

Im not so sure about that part that goes in the bridge(or solo)
:-7-10-2-0-.


Dani_Boy - 2006-05-12

It's 7 and 10, just like in the following riffs. These two notes are in a way separate from 2 and 0. The reason I did it this way was that they all followed that same rhythm.

You can also play it like this if you want:
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|----------------0-3---------------0-3-|
D|--2-0-xx0h2p0-xx----2-0-xx0h2p0-xx----|
(and so on)

I prefer to play like my tab says though. You'll have to play the same thing on several strings later anyway. Did you find anything else that looked strange/wrong?


Te eF Kay - 2006-05-22

of course i didnt!hehehe.


Dani_Boy - 2006-05-23

haha, thanks.


Te eF Kay - 2006-10-18

I play the second part of the bridge like this:
G|-----------------------|
D|--------------------10-|
A|-0h2p0---0h2p0---0h710-|
D|-0h2p0---0h2p0---0h7---|
it sound's right


CDBongo - 2007-02-16

Thousand foot krutch plays the bridge like this
----------------------5---------------------------------
0-2-0-xx-0-2-0-xx-0-2-3---------------------------------
0-2-0-xx-0-2-0-xx-0-2-3---------------------------------
0-2-0-xx-0-2-0-xx-0-2-----------------------------------

There is more to it then that, in terms of the rhythm, such as hammer ons and pulloffs (and im not even going to go into the right hand) And I do think they start with just the sixth and maybe fifth string, and gradualy up it to the point where the whole thing is open and all three strings are used (the part where trevor sort of screams "im sick of this mess")
The part I submitted is simply a preliminary thing to go off of, (add in what you feel necessary but you stay at the low end of the fret board. I know this because Jamie's hand didn't go to 7 or 10 which is what you had, and it looked like he was in the power chord position with strings 3-4-5 on the
5
3
3
part. Im almost absolutely sure that he stayed at the lower end of the fretboard the entire bridge though.

Well I feel stupid for submitting this because your version worked just fine, but maybe it will help someone else playing this tab for the first time to an easier version.


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