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Submitted by: Adam K

Skillet: Better Than Drugs
From: Comatose
Copyright  2006 Atlantic Records
Drop B Tuning B-F#-B-E-G#-C#

palm mute=...etc
p=pull off
~=let it ring
h=hammer on
b=bend
r=return bend

Intro
C#[--------------------------------------------------------]
G#[--------------------------------------------------------]
E [--------------------------------------------------------]
B [--------------------------------------------------------]
F#[-----8/7-7/8/7-7/8/7-7/8/7-----8/7-7/8/7-7/8/7-7/8/7----]
B [-0/0-----------------------0/0--------------------------]
    ................................

C#[----------------------------------------------------------]
G#[----------------------------------------------------------]
E [---------------------------------10---9---5---2-----------]
B [----------------------------------x---x---x---x----3-2----]
F#[----------------------------------8---7---3---0----3-2----]x2
B [-3p0/0-3p0/0-2p0/0-5p0/0-8p0-7p0---0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-3-2----]

Verse 1
Keyboard/Piano
then
C#[-------8----8-----8----8----8----8----8----8------------------------------]
G#[---6-----6-----6----6----5----5----5----5------8--10--8/10/11--11--11-----]
E [-7---7-----7-----7----7----7----7----7----7--10-10--10-------10--10--10---]
B [--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
F#[--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
B [--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

C#[----------8-8----8-8--------]
G#[-10--10------10-----10------]
E [---10--10------10-----10----]
B [----------------------------]
F#[----------------------------]
B [----------------------------]

Then
Gtr. 2
C#[-----------------------------]
G#[-----------------------------]
E [-----------------------------]
B [-8----10----0-2-----xx0-5----]
F#[-8----10----0-2-----xx0-5----]
B [-8----10----0-2-8/7-xx0-5----]
                           .....

Gtr. 1
C#[--------------------------]
G#[-15--------15-14----15----]
E [--x---------x--x-----x----]
B [-12--------13-12----13----]
F#[--------------------------]
B [--------------------------]

Then
Gtr. 2
C#[--------------------]
G#[--------------------]
E [--------------------]
B [-5/5/5--5/5/5--5----]
F#[-5/5/5--5/5/5--5----]
B [-5/5/5--5/5/5--5----]

Chorus
C#[----------------------------------------------------------]
G#[----------------------------------------------------------]
E [----------------------------------------------------------]
B [-10--xxx-10--0--xxx-0--3/3-3-xxx-3-3/3-3/3-3-xxx-3/3-3----]
F#[--8--xxx--8--0--xxx-0--3/3-3-xxx-3-3/3-3/3-3-xxx-3/3-3----]x2
B [--8--xxx--8--0--xxx-0--3/3-3-xxx-3-3/3-3/3-3-xxx-3/3-3----]

Post-Chorus
Gtr. 2
C#[----------------------------------------------------------]
G#[----------------------------------------------------------]
E [---------------------------------10---9---5---2-----------]
B [----------------------------------x---x---x---x----3-2----]
F#[----------------------------------8---7---3---0----3-2----]x2
B [-3p0/0-3p0/0-2p0/0-5p0/0-8p0-7p0---0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-3-2----]

Gtr. 1
C#[----------------------------------------------------]
G#[----------------------------------------------------]
E [-5/7-7~~~5/7-5/7~~7/5/7-5/7~~~5/7-5/7~~10/10-9~~----]
B [----------------------------------------------------]
F#[----------------------------------------------------]x2
B [----------------------------------------------------]

Verse 2
(Same as Verse 1)

Chorus

Bridge
Gtr. 2
C#[------------------------------------------------]
G#[------------------------------------------------]
E [------------------------------------------------]
B [-8-xxx-8--10-xxx-10--0-2-------0-0-2-------0----]
F#[-8-xxx-8--10-xxx-10--0-2-------0-0-2-------0----]
B [-8-xxx-8--10-xxx-10--0-2-8/7-xx0-0-2-8/7-xx0----]

Gtr. 1
C#[--------------------8----8/10~-8/10/12/13/12/13/15/13/15/17/15/17-20/22~--]
G#[-6/5/6/8/6/8/10/8/10-10p8-------------------------------------------------]
E [--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
B [--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
F#[--------------------------------------------------------------------------]
B [--------------------------------------------------------------------------]

C#[-22br20/17/20h22/20/17p15/17/20---------------]
G#[-------------------------------20-17h18/17----]
E [----------------------------------------------]
B [----------------------------------------------]
F#[----------------------------------------------]
B [----------------------------------------------]

C#[-20p18/17/18p17/15/17p15/13/15p13/12/13p12/10/12p10/8/10p8/5/8p5---------]
G#[----------------------------------------------------------------8/6~~----]
E [-------------------------------------------------------------------------]
B [-------------------------------------------------------------------------]
F#[-------------------------------------------------------------------------]
B [-------------------------------------------------------------------------]

Then
C#[------------------------------------------]
G#[------------------------------------------]
E [------------------------------------------]
B [-8-xxx-8--10-xxx-10--0-2-------0-5-----5--]
F#[-8-xxx-8--10-xxx-10--0-2-------0-5-----5--]
B [-8-xxx-8--10-xxx-10--0-2-8/7-xx0-5-----5--]
                                    ......

Then
(Acoustic)
C#[-5----3----1----]
G#[-6----6----3----]
E [-5----5----2----]
B [-7----5----3----]
F#[-5----3----1----]
B [----------------]

Chorus 2
C#[----------------------------------------------------------]
G#[----------------------------------------------------------]
E [----------------------------------------------------------]
B [-10--xxx-10--0--xxx-0--3/3-3-xxx-3-3/3-3/3-3-xxx-3/3-3----]
F#[--8--xxx--8--0--xxx-0--3/3-3-xxx-3-3/3-3/3-3-xxx-3/3-3----]x4
B [--8--xxx--8--0--xxx-0--3/3-3-xxx-3-3/3-3/3-3-xxx-3/3-3----]

Ending
Gtr. 2
C#[----------------------------------------------------------]
G#[----------------------------------------------------------]
E [---------------------------------10---9---5---2-----------]
B [----------------------------------x---x---x---x----3-2----]
F#[----------------------------------8---7---3---0----3-2----]x2
B [-3p0/0-3p0/0-2p0/0-5p0/0-8p0-7p0---0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-3-2----]


Gtr. 1
C#[----------------------------------------------------]
G#[----------------------------------------------------]
E [-5/7-7~~~5/7-5/7~~7/5/7-5/7~~~5/7-5/7~~10/10-9~~----]
B [----------------------------------------------------]
F#[----------------------------------------------------]x2
B [----------------------------------------------------]

Then
C#[----------]
G#[----------]
E [----------]
B [-0/0/0----]
F#[-0/0/0----]
B [-0/0/0----]


Tabbed by Adam K

Comments about this tab

tl_guitarnut - 2006-10-11

Congrats man, Youre getting this tabbed fast!


|)rink)v(tn|)ew - 2006-10-30

dude...Is your name Ben?...lol dude, awesome tab...im like i wonder if anybody is gunna tab this song cuz it sounds freakin awesome then i see that you did it, you can almost gaurantee that its gunna be perfect! thanx


monkeysmile - 2006-10-31

how do you get to that tuning.


CRloveSkillet13 - 2006-11-01

To get to the tuning, you do the same as you would any other tuning. Drop C it then go down a half step. It might sound kind of muddy so I think they might use heavier guage strings maybe?


Adam K - 2006-11-01

Probably


guitarcordfreak - 2006-11-13

I think the intro is more like this.

B-3/0/0-2/0/0-5/0/0-3/0/0-8/0-7/0-

thats what sounds right to me, but other than that evrything else is perfect!!


underoathrocks - 2006-12-30

Yeah, Skillet uses ghs strings, Great tab man, I love your tabs!


xcrunner1 - 2007-01-18

what's up w/ the notation? for those familiar with p designating pull-offs, try this for the intro part:

B|3p0-0--2p0-0--5p0-0--3p0-0--8p0h7|


perpetualfaith - 2007-01-31

sweet tab dude i wish they didnt play thier music so low i dont think my strings can handle it lol o well i will try any ways keep it AAE


dillmandoe - 2007-04-02

wow thats awesome


J'strings - 2007-04-20

Cool tab. What do the p's, x's, & h's mean? I know p is pull off & h is hammer on, but what do they mean & how do I do them?


CZECHKNIGHT93 - 2007-05-17

"Cool tab. What do the p's, x's, & h's mean? I know p is pull off & h is hammer on, but what do they mean & how do I do them?"

When you hammer-on, basically you tap the string on that particular fret and hold it down. It makes a note. A pull-off is the exact opposite. While holding a string down on a particular fret, simply pull off. A subtle note will ring out. The x's indicate a muting of that string. Simply rest your finger on the string and apply slight pressure. When you strike that string, it won't sound a note. However, it will make a "click" noise when you strum, but you generally won't hear it.


panhead9119 - 2008-08-26

im having trouble with the intro, cant really get it


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