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Nine Inch Nails - Ruiner tab

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RUINER
As recorded by Nine Inch Nails
(From the 1994 Album THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL)

Transcribed by Adam Steele
	

Words and Music by Trent Reznor
Arranged by Trent Reznor

Gtr I (D A D G B E) - 'Synth Arranged for Guitar (one octave higher)'
Gtr II (D A D G B E) - 'Synth Arranged for Guitar'
Gtr III (D A D G B E) - 'Distorted Guitar'
Gtr IV (D A D G B E) - 'Distorted Guitar (1 Octave Below Normal Pitch)'

 Intro
  Q=115
  N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx8
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


 Verse
  N.C.
  Wx8
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


 Pre-Chorus
  N.C.
  Wx8
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


 Chorus
  A5/E       F      Gsus2    D5           A/C#
  W           H      H        W            W
|----------|---------------|------------|--------|
|----------|---------------|------------|--------|
|-2--------|-(2)----(2)----|-(2)--------|-(2)----|
|-2--------|--3------5-----|--0---------|--------|
|----------|---------------|------------|--4-----|
|----------|---------------|------------|--------|
  W          +H     +H       +W           +W


  A5/E       F      Gsus2    D5           A/C#   C#
  W           H      H        W            H     H
|----------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|----------|---------------|------------|--------2----|
|-2--------|-(2)----(2)----|-(2)--------|-(2)---------|
|-2--------|--3------5-----|--0---------|-------------|
|----------|---------------|------------|--4----------|
|----------|---------------|------------|-------------|
  W          +H     +H       +W           +W


  A5/E           F        Gsus2      D5               A/C#
  W               H        H          W                W
|--------------|-------------------|----------------|----------------|
|--------------|-------------------|----------------|----------------|
|-2------------|-(2)------(2)------|-(2)------------|-(2)------------|
|-2------------|--3--------5-------|--0-------------|----------------|
|--------------|-------------------|----------------|--4-------------|
|--------------|-------------------|----------------|----------------|
| W              +H       +H         +W               +W
|
| Gtr II
| H    E E E E   +Q   Q.      Q  E   +H     E E E E   +Q   Q.   Q  E
|----------5-3-|-(3)---------------|------------5-3-|-(3)------------|
|------1-3-----|------3-------5----|--------1-3-----|------3----5----|
|--------------|-----------------2-|-(2)------------|--------------2-|
|--------------|-------------------|----------------|----------------|
|--------------|-------------------|----------------|----------------|
|--------------|-------------------|----------------|----------------|


  A5/E             F        Gsus2      D5               A/C#     C#
   W                H        H          W                H       H
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|----------2------|
|--2-------------|-(2)------(2)------|-(2)------------|-(2)-------------|
|--2-------------|--3--------5-------|--0-------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|--4--------------|
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|  W               +H       +H         +W               +W
|
| +H     E E E E   +Q   Q.      Q  E   +H     E E E E   +Q   Q.    Q  E
|------------5-3-|-(3)---------------|------------5-3-|-(3)-------------|
|--------1-3-----|------3-------5----|--------1-3-----|------3-----5----|
|-(2)------------|-----------------2-|-(2)------------|---------------2-|
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|


 Pre-Verse
  N.C.
  Wx8
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


 Verse
  N.C.
  Wx8
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


 Pre-Chorus
  N.C.
  Wx8
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


 Chorus
  A5/E              F         Gsus2
  W                  H         H
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-2---------------|-(2)-------(2)-------|
|-2---------------|--3---------5--------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
| W                 +H        +H
|
| Gtr III
| PM-------------------------------------
| E E E E E E E E    E  E E E  E  E E E
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|
|-----------------|---------------------|


  D5                  A/C#
   W                   W
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-(2)---------------|-(2)---------------|
|--0----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|--4----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
| +W                  +W
|
|-------------------------------------|
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--5--5-5-3-3-3-----|
|-------------------|---------------5-5-|


  A5/E              F         Gsus2
  W                  H         H
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-2---------------|-(2)-------(2)-------|
|-2---------------|--3---------5--------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
| W                 +H        +H
|
| PM-------------------------------------
| E E E E E E E E    E  E E E  E  E E E
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|
|-----------------|---------------------|


  D5                  A/C#      C#
   W                   H        H
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------2-------|
|-(2)---------------|-(2)---------------|
|--0----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|--4----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
| +W                  +W
|
|-------------------------------------|
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--5--5-5-3-3-3-----|
|-------------------|---------------5-5-|


  A5/E              F          Gsus2
  Gtr I
  W                  H          H
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-2---------------|-(2)--------(2)-------|
|-2---------------|--3----------5--------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
| W                 +H         +H
|
| Gtr II
| H       E E E E   +Q    Q.       Q   E
|-------------5-3-|-(3)------------------|
|---------1-3-----|-------3--------5-----|
|-----------------|--------------------2-|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|
| Gtr III
| PM--------------------------------------
| E E E E E E E E    E  E E  E  E  E E E
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0--0--0--0-0-0-|
|-----------------|----------------------|


  D5                  A/C#
   W                   W
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-(2)---------------|-(2)----------------|
|--0----------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--4-----------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
| +W                  +W
|
| +H        E E E E   +Q    Q.     Q   E
|---------------5-3-|-(3)----------------|
|-----------1-3-----|-------3------5-----|
|-(2)---------------|------------------2-|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|
|--------------------------------------|
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E  E E E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--5--5-5--3-3-3-----|
|-------------------|----------------5-5-|


   W                   H         H
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|--2----------------|-(2)----------------|
|--2----------------|--3---------5-------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|  W                  +W
|
| +H        E E E E   +Q    Q.     Q   E
|---------------5-3-|-(3)----------------|
|-----------1-3-----|-------3------5-----|
|-(2)---------------|------------------2-|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|
|  PM-------------------------------------
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E  E E E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
|-------------------|--------------------|


   W                   H         H
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|------------2-------|
|-(2)---------------|-(2)----------------|
|--0----------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--4-----------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
| +W                  +W
|
| +H        E E E E   +Q    Q.     Q   E
|---------------5-3-|-(3)----------------|
|-----------1-3-----|-------3------5-----|
|-(2)---------------|------------------2-|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|
|--------------------------------------|
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E  E E E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--5--5-5--3-3-3-----|
|-------------------|----------------5-5-|


 Guitar Solo
  N.C.
  Gtr III
  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|


  N.C.
  W          W          W          H    H
|----------|----------|----------|---------------|
|----------|----------|----------|---------------|
|----------|----------|----------|------7pb9r====|
|----------|----------|----------|---------------|
|----------|----------|----------|---------------|
|----------|----------|----------|---------------|


  N.C.
  ~
                                        |-3-| |-3-|
  H    E E E E   E    S E Q..   S S E   Q Q Q Q Q Q   S S E  Q  Q   Q
|--------------|----------------------|-------------|--------------10b12--|
|--------------|----------------------|-------------|-----8h10------------|
|------5h7-7-5-|-7b8rp5---------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7s9-----------------|
|-5------------|--------7-------5h6h7-|-------------|---------------------|
|--------------|----------------------|-------------|---------------------|
|--------------|----------------------|-------------|---------------------|


  N.C.
                                      ~~~~~~~~~
   +Q..       Q       +Q        +S    H    +E   E E  E
|-(10)pb12---10pb12--(10)pb12r=(10)-|----------10-8-10-|
|-----------------------------------|-8----(8)---------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------|


   |-----3-----|     |----3----|    |-----3-----|     |--3--|
   Q     Q     Q     Q    Q    Q    Q     Q     Q     Q  Q  Q
|-10b12-10b12-10b12-10b12-8b10-8-|-10b12-10b12-10b12-15-15-15--|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|


  N.C.
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   Q   Q   Q   Q     H    Q.    E
|-17--17--17--17--|-17------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|------------/3-|
|-----------------|---------------|


           |---3---|     |-3-|          |-3-|
  +Q   E E Q   Q   Q     S S S E E Q.   S S S E
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|-(3)--5---5b6-5b6-5b6-|-3h5p3p0-3------3h5p3p0--|
|----------------------|-------------------------|


  N.C.     D5/A   D5/A            N.C.
                                                              ~~
  E  E E E H      H        H      E E E E E E E E   E E  E E  H
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|----------------|
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|----------------|
|----------7----|-7b7.5r===7----|-----5---5-------|----------------|
|------5-7-7----|-7b7.5r========|===7---7---7-5---|----------/7----|
|---/7----------|---------------|-0-------------7-|-6-5------------|
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----10-7-------|


  N.C.         D5C5/G        D5C5/D5/A                   C5/N.C.
   ~~~             ~                                                ~~
   W           E E Q  H      E Q  q      q       E       Q  Q   Q   Q
|------------|-------------|---------------------------|---------------|
|------------|-------------|---------------------------|---------------|
|-[0]--------|-7s5-5-------|-7s5--7b7.5--7pb7.5--7b7.5s|=5--7\---------|
|------------|-7s5-5-------|-7s5--7b7.5--7b7.5---7b7.5s|=5-------------|
|------------|-------------|---------------------------|-----------/5--|
|------------|-------------|---------------------------|---------------|


  N.C.                         A5       A5/E
   ~~~~~~                                    TP
          |-3-|   |-3-|
  +Q   Q  Q Q Q   Q Q Q H       H.      Q    W
|---------------|------------|----------5--|-5/----|
|---------------|------------|----------5--|-5/----|
|---------------|------------|--2----------|-------|
|---------------|------------|--2----------|-------|
|-(5)--4--4S3-3S|=2-2-2-0----|-(0)---------|-------|
|---------------|------------|-------------|-------|


 Out-Chorus
  N.C.
  Gtr IV
  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-3-3-3-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------5-5-|


  N.C.
  Gtr II
  H       E E E E   +Q    Q.     Q   E
|-------------5-3-|-(3)----------------|
|---------1-3-----|-------3------5-----|
|-----------------|------------------2-|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|
| Gtr IV
| PM------------------------------------
| E E E E E E E E    E  E E  E E E E E
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
|-----------------|--------------------|


  +H        E E E E   +Q    Q.     Q   E
|---------------5-3-|-(3)----------------|
|-----------1-3-----|-------3------5-----|
|-(2)---------------|------------------2-|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|
|--------------------------------------|
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E  E E E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--5--5-5--3-3-3-----|
|-------------------|----------------5-5-|


  N.C.
  +H        E E E E   +Q    Q.     Q   E
|---------------5-3-|-(3)----------------|
|-----------1-3-----|-------3------5-----|
|-(2)---------------|------------------2-|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|
|  PM-------------------------------------
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E  E E E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
|-------------------|--------------------|


  +H        E E E E   +Q    Q.     Q   E
|---------------5-3-|-(3)----------------|
|-----------1-3-----|-------3------5-----|
|-(2)---------------|------------------2-|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|
|--------------------------------------|
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E  E E E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--5--5-5--3-3-3-----|
|-------------------|----------------5-5-|


    A5/E              F          Gsus2
    Gtr I
    W                  H          H
||------------------|----------------------|
||o-----------------|----------------------|
||--2---------------|-(2)--------(2)-------|
||--2---------------|--3----------5--------|
||o-----------------|----------------------|
||------------------|----------------------|
|   W                 +H         +H
|
|   Gtr II
|   H       E E E E   +Q    Q.       Q   E
||--------------5-3-|-(3)------------------|
||o---------1-3-----|-------3--------5-----|
||--2---------------|--------------------2-|
||------------------|----------------------|
||o-----------------|----------------------|
||------------------|----------------------|
|
|   Gtr IV
|   PM--------------------------------------
|   E E E E E E E E    E  E E  E  E  E E E
||------------------|----------------------|
||o-----------------|----------------------|
||------------------|----------------------|
||------------------|----------------------|
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0--0--0--0-0-0-|
||------------------|----------------------|


  D5                  A/C#
   W                   W
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-(2)---------------|-(2)-----------------|
|--0----------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|--4------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
| +W                  +W
|
| +H        E E E E   +Q    Q.     Q   E
|---------------5-3-|-(3)-----------------|
|-----------1-3-----|-------3------5------|
|-(2)---------------|------------------2--|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|
|--------------------------------------|
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E  E E E E E
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--5--5-5--3-3-3------|
|-------------------|----------------5-5--|


  A5/E                F          Gsus2
   W                   H          H
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|--2----------------|-(2)--------(2)-------|
|--2----------------|--3----------5--------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|  W                  +H         +H
|
| +H        E E E E   +Q    Q.       Q   E
|---------------5-3-|-(3)------------------|
|-----------1-3-----|-------3--------5-----|
|-(2)---------------|--------------------2-|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|
|  PM---------------------------------------
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E  E  E  E E E
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0--0--0--0-0-0-|
|-------------------|----------------------|


  D5                  A/C#       C#
   W                   H         H
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|------------2-------o||
|-(2)---------------|-(2)-----------------||
|--0----------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|--4-----------------o||
|-------------------|---------------------||
| +W                  +W
|
| +H        E E E E   +Q    Q.     Q   E
|---------------5-3-|-(3)-----------------||
|-----------1-3-----|-------3------5-----o||
|-(2)---------------|------------------2--||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------o||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|
|--------------------------------------|
|  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E  E E E E E
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------o||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--5--5-5--3-3-3-----o||
|-------------------|----------------5-5--||



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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