Even Better Than The Real Thing

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" even better then the real thing (live)" by u2 tabbed by john couillard [email protected] ok i have been looking at some way off tabs so i decided to set the record straight. so here is the exact way the edge plays it..u must watch the video and know how the edge plays and his style to get it correctly. tuned down 1/2 a step INTRO:(with whammy pedal) e-x--x play this repeatedly. step on whammy pedal twice after second hit b-x--x g-7--7 d-x--x a-x--x e-x--x VERSE:( with some delay..i set it at around .375) e----------------------------- listen for how many times to play i think b---------7(b)~~~------------- he plays it 8x. g-----------------------5-4--- d---0--------------5-7-------- NEXT PART: e------8-------8-------8------8------10-------10-------10-------10--- b--------8-------8-------8------8-------10-------10------10-------10- g-------------------------------------------------------------------- d-------------------------------------------------------------------- a-------------------------------------------------------------------- e--8-------8-------8-------8------10-------10-------10------10------- e----------3------3------3------------------------------------- b-------------3------3------3----------------7(b)~~~----------- g----------------0------0------0---------------------------5-4- d---------------------------------------0-------------5-7------ a-------------------------------------------------------------- e-5-5/3-3------------------------------------------------------ CHORUS:(listen for how many times u hit the chords..its hit fast also) (19 is hit the most times then slide to 17 then 15,14,,then 12) e--------------------- b--x---x---x---x---x-- g--x---x---x---x---x-- d--19--17--15--14--12- a--x---x---x---x---x-- e--x---x---x---x---x-- then back to VERSE but second time play--------------------8-7 -----7(b)~~--8-10------ -0--------------------- then play NEXT PART then play CHORUS SOLO: e---------------------------------------------------------------------- b---------------------------------------------------------------------- g---------------------------------------------------------------------- d--5/7/12-----10/12---10/15--15--15\14\12~~~~---7/10---7\5/7--7/12----- a---------------------------------------------------------------------- e---------------------------------------------------------------------- e---------------------------------------------------------------------- b----------------------------------------18\15-----------------------15 g-----------------------------------------------10/12-12-12-10/12/14--- d--10/15--15/17--15\12---15/17-17-17/19-------------------------------- a---------------------------------------------------------------------- e---------------------------------------------------------------------- e-----------------13--13--13--13--13----------------------------------- b-----15--15--15----15--15--15--15--15--------------------------------- g--14--14--14--14-----14--14--14--14----7/12--7/10--9/10/12--9/10-10--- d---------------------------------------------------------------------- a---------------------------------------------------------------------- e---------------------------------------------------------------------- e---------------------------------------------------------------------- b---------------------------------------------------------------------- g-9/10-9\7-5\7/5\7/5\7/5\7/5\7/5\7/5\7/5\7----------------------------- d---------------------------------------------------------------------- a---------------------------------------------------------------------- e---------------------------------------------------------------------- then into chorus riff to end the song listen to know how many times to play. there ya go if ya have a whammy pedal and a delay effect ur set. email me if ya want at [email protected] .see ya. john aka the edge EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING (LIVE) -------------------------------------- U2 Tabbed by jules. There was no complete tab for this song in the archive so I thought I'd fix that. I've based the transcription on the live version of 'Even better' which is actually in the key of Dmaj whereas the album version is in Amaj. Tune down your 12 string Rickenbacker half a step... Intro: Main riff: E------------ -------------------------------------------- B------------ ---------------7b(8)r----------------------- G------------ -----------------------------5--4----------- D------------ ----------0-----------5---7----------------- A------------ -------------------------------------------- E--10-10----- -------------------------------------------- For the intro set your whammy pedal to pitch shift between one octave up and 2 octaves up, play the two notes and see-saw back and forth. Turn off whammy after the intro. Play the main riff for the first part of the verses then switch to this: Verse riff: E----8-----8---------12----12----12-------3----3---------- B------8-----8---------12------12-----------3----3-------- G--------------------------------------------------------- D--------------------------------------------------------- A--------------------------------------------------------- E-/8------------/12------------------\3------------------- Play the main riff once then it's into the chorus riff: Chorus riff: E-------------------------------------------------- B------10-10-10-10-10------------------------------ G------7--7--7--7--7----10--9--7------------------- D-------------------------------------------------- A-------------------------------------------------- E-------------------------------------------------- Then it's back to the main and verse riffs. Here's the solo as Edge plays live. There are two endings, the first is what he used to play (and I prefer) and the second is what he plays more recently. E------------------------------------------------------------- B------------------------------------------------------------- G---2/7----5/7--10-10-10-9-7-7---7/5-2-0-2/7--10--10/12--10--7 D------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------- *---ending 1------------------------------* E-------------13/10--13/15-15-15-15-13-12---10--10---10---10------ B---------------------------------------------10---10---10--10---- G-10-10-10-12----------------------------------------------------- D----------------------------------------------------------------- A----------------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------------------------- *-----------ending 1-----------------* E-13p10----13p10----13p10----13p10----13---------------------- B-------10-------10-------10-------10------------------------- G------------------------------------------------------------- D------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------- *-----------------ending 2---------------------------* E------------------------------------------------------------- B---------------------------------------6---6---6---6---6----- G--10/12-12-12-12-12-9--7---7---7---7----7---7---7---7-------- D-------------------------7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7------- A------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------- After the solo... "We're free to fly the crimson sky..." E------------------------------------------------------------- B------------------------------------------------------------- G-12-10-10-10-9-10/12---10-10-10-9-10-9-9/7---7\5/7\5/7\5----- D------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------- It's then back into the chorus riff 'till the end. Thats about it all, I'm not 100% sure on the Chorus riff so mail any corrections if you have them. Cheers, jules. ([email protected]) "Even Better Than the Real Thing" ------------------------------- **Note - Phil ([email protected]) pointed out that the intro is not correct. To play this accurately, you need a Digitech Whammy pedal. [email protected] Ok. A couple of mistakes were corrected. Most totably the slides on the solo, one of the notes in the main riff and the first part of the bridge was put onto the correct string (sorry this was my first TAB) I'm still a bit rough on Riff 2 so I'd appreciate some help there. I suggest a lot of delay and some distortion (especially at the beginning). b=bend r=release /=slide up \=slide down Note: The intro is actually played on another guitar and it continues into the middle of the first verse. Intro: (8x) | Riff 1 E--------5-5-----|------------------------------------------ B----------------|------------------------------------------ G----------------|-----------6br---------------------------- D----------------|--------------------4--5--4--------------- A----------------|----------------5------------------------- E--5-5-----------|------5----------------------------------- -Riff 1- A Dsus4 D/A A Give me one more chance, and you'll be satisfied D Dsus4 D A Give me two more chances you won't be denied -Riff 2- e----------10-10-|----10----10-10--|----10--10-10-9-9-9-9\7-| B--8-8---8-------|-12----12--------|-10----10---------------| Gadd9 Well my heart is where it's always been Bm7 My head is somewhere in between D Dsus4 D A Give me one more chance let me be your lover tonight (Check it out) -Riff 3- e-12-12-12---10-9-7-| B-10-10-10---8--7-5-| A G D A G D You're the real thing, yeah the real thing A G D You're the real thing A G D A Even better than the real thing (Riff 1) Give me one last chance and I'm gonna make you sing Give me half a chance to ride on the waves that you bring (Riff 2) You're honey child to a swarm of bees Gonna blow right through you like a breeze Give me one last dance, we'll slide down the surface of things (Riff 3) You're the real thing, yeah the real thing You're the real thing Even better than the real thing Solo: B-6/10-8/10--/13-12\10-10-10---/8-5-3-5/10--/13-13-13-13-12-12-12-10- e----------------------------------------------17--17--17--17- B-/13-13-13-13/15-15-13-10---/15-15-15-13-15-17--17--17--17--- e--17-20-17-20-17-20-17-20- Bridge: e-/10-/8-8-8-7-8/10-10--/8-8-8-7-8-7-7\5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5- B----------------------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-- D G We're free to fly the crimson sky D G The sun won't melt our wings tonight A G D Oh now, here she comes -Riff 3- Take me higher, take me higher Can you take me higher? Will you take me higher? You're the real thing, yeah the real thing You're the real thing Even better than the real thing Even better than the real thing Even better than the real thing. "Even Better Than the Real Thing" ------------------------------- tabbed by:[email protected] Heavy distortion recommended. :) Intro: (Riff below is repeated during verses) E--------5-5-----|------------------------------------------ B----------------|------------------------------------------ G----------------|-----------6/7\6-------------------------- D----------------|------------------5--4-------------------- A----------------|------------------------------------------ E--5-5-----------|------5----------------------------------- A Dsus4 D/A A Give me one more chance, and you'll be satisfied D Dsus4 D A Give me two more chances you won't be denied Gadd9 Well my heart is where it's always been Bm7 My head is somewhere in between D Dsus4 D A Give me one more chance let me be your lover tonight (Check it out) A G D A G D You're the real thing, yeah the real thing A G D You're the real thing A G D A Even better than the real thing Give me one last chance and I'm gonna make you sing Give me half a chance to ride on the waves that you bring You're honey child to a swarm of bees Gonna blow right through you like a breeze Give me one last dance, we'll slide down the surface of things You're the real thing, yeah the real thing You're the real thing Even better than the real thing U2 "Even Better Than the Real Thing" - SOLO ------------------------------------------- steve palmer [email protected] regular tuning |-----------------8-8-8-7-5-5--------------10--10/12---10-----| |-3/5/10---8/10----------------8/5-3-5/10-----------------10--| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-8/10--10/12--8/5--------------------5----5----5----5--------| |--------------------3-3-3-3-3-1-3-5----5----5----5----5------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-8-5----8-5----8-5----8-5------------------------------------| |-----5------5------5------5----------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------| D G We're free to fly the crimson sky D G The sun won't melt our wings tonight A G D Oh now, here she comes Take me higher, take me higher Can you take me higher? Will you take me higher? You're the real thing, yeah the real thing You're the real thing Even better than the real thing Even better than the real thing Even better than the real thing.

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