Deftones - Royal tab

Alright guys, here's a revised version of the tab that
Matt Maisel (Rark0097) posted. Credit for the song's
basic outline and for figuring out the 6 string tuning
goes to him. I am not trying to steal his tab but instead
elaborate on the foundation that he set up for us.

Oh, and if you haven't already, buy Diamond Eyes as soon
as possible! While you're at it, support Deftones' bassist
Chi Cheng in his fight to come out of a semi-conscious
state after a severe car accident. You can read about
his story, his recovery, and also donate at:

www.oneloveforchi.com

Head up, Chi!


Deftones - "Royal"
Diamond Eyes
Tuning: Drop C - (C-G-C-F-A-D)
Tabbed by: S2S (Cory McKnight)


Main Riff: (X2)

D-------0~------------0~------------0~----------------|
A-------0~------------0~------------0~----------------|
F-------0~------------0~------------0~--10-10--7--9---|
C-3p2-2-2~--3p2-3p2-2-2~--3p2-3p2-2-2~---8--8--5--7---|
G-3p2-2-2~--3p2-3p2-2-2~--3p2-3p2-2-2~---8--8--5--7---|
C-3p2-2-2~--3p2-3p2-2-2~--3p2-3p2-2-2~---8--8--5--7---|

Riff 2: (x2)

D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
F-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--10-10--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
C-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---8--8--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
G-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---8--8--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
C-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---8--8--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|

Play the Main riff twice, then play:

Riff 3:

D-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
F-12-------9-------12-------14--------|
C-10-(x12)-7-(x12)-10-(x12)-12-(x12)--|
G-10-------7-------10-------12--------|
C-10-------7-------10-------12--------|

A short bass solo follows, then play:

D---------------|
A---------------|
F-10--10--7--9--|
C--8---8--5--7--|
G--8---8--5--7--|
C--8---8--5--7--|


Followed by:

Riff 2 four times
Main Riff two times
Riff 3 once


Riff 3 variation:
"The rocket's taking off..."
D-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
F-12-------7-------12-------14--------|
C-10-(x12)-5-(x12)-10-(x12)-12-(x12)--|
G-10-------5-------10-------12--------|
C-10-------5-------10-------12--------|

The bit right after that is:

F-14~---14--14^~--12--

Then switch to Steph's riff:

D------------------------------|
A------------------------------|
F-9--9^-9^-7-------7~----9~----|
C-7--7--7--5-(x8)--5~----7~----|
G-7--7--7--5-------5~----7~----|
C-7--7--7--5-------5~----7~----|

Then you go into that CRUSHING outro:

D-------------------------0~----|
A-------------------------0~----|
F-------------------------0~----|
C-3p2-2-2--3p2-3p2-3p2-2--2~----|
G-3p2-2-2--3p2-3p2-3p2-2--2~----|
C-3p2-2-2--3p2-3p2-3p2-2--2~----|

After a while, replace the chord at the end with a
slide up to the 17th fret on the low C string. The
band does it live and it sounds awesome!

That's all there is to it, folks. Please feel free
to leave comments and submit corrections if you feel
the need. Peace!
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