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 #2908  by Bobbieshaftoe
 Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:34 pm
Anyone know the bass line that accompanies the C * Dm7 C C7 transition?
I,m usually pretty good by ear but this ones driving me crazy!!
 #2911  by causebass
 Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:33 pm
yeah we play that and i am never sure what phil is doing there, so i noodle around the C

 #2924  by Bobbieshaftoe
 Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:30 pm
we'll it seems even the chord prog at that point seems a little off but every tab I've ever seen for this song is the same?

 #2957  by causebass
 Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:01 pm
well I see that we have Tenn Jed on our set list for one of our next shows, so I will have to work on that again and maybe come up with an answer for you

 #2958  by Bobbieshaftoe
 Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:45 pm
That would be grate! I can play the whole song except that one freakin' part that never sounds right, throws the whole thing off. Love to get it just exactly perfect!

 #2971  by spilly
 Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:06 pm
sorry man, but theres no such thing as playing it perfect. just close enough so nobody knows your full of shit. the man who wrote it plays it right. we just play our take on it.
just a random pointless thought

peace and love
 #3013  by causebass
 Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:17 pm
another deadhead bassist (pUNK from Fungus, killer bassist) and he replied to me....

I looked up a tab that said:

C Co7 Dm7 C7
You know you bound to wind up dead

I think what I play is:

C B F C7
You know you bound to wind up dead

'hard to say w/o a fiddle in my hand.
 #140652  by bhp374
 Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:25 pm
I go up an octave and play the C on the A string, 15th fret, then the 5th (G), then the octave C (G string 17th fret) (like a box arpeggio up then back down), then move it all down 1/2 step to the 14th fret (B root) and play the arpeggio there, then slide everything down to the F root (8th fret) and again with the arpeggio, and finally down to the C, playing a box arpeggio at each root.

About as good as I could do by ear...