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Saxon - Solid Ball Of Rock tab

Tab by: TigaLioness

email: deviant.tigalioness@tlen.pl

Well this is my first tab added here (I'm new here) but I think it's quite accurate to
the song. I've based on the tab by lennert moens 'cause I think he could create quite
accurate thing if he would know about the tuning (he thought that Saxon plays in 
standard, but in fact they play in 1/2 step down).

I hope it will help you. Myself, I play the song this way and it sounds quite good.

~ - let ring
. - palm mute

Riff 1 (palm muted)
e ---------------------|
B ---------------------|
G ----9-9-9-9-9-9-9----|
D ----7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
A ---------------------|
E ---------------------|
     . . . . . . .

(play that until the Riff 3, with both guitars playing the same)

Riff 2 (this is probably Paul playing it, starting at 00:30)
e ----------------|
B ----------------|
G ----7~~---------|
D ----5~~--7-9~~--|
A ---------5-7~~--|
E ----------------|

(repeat 'til Riff 3)

Riff 3 (both guitars, coming along with Biff's "Yeah!" at 1:00)
e ----------------|
B ----------------|
G ---7-7----------|
D ---5-5-7-9------|
A -------5-7------|
E ----------------|

play it 2 times, then this:

e ----------------|
B ----------------|
G ---7-7----------|
D ---5-5-7-7------|
A -------5-4------|
E ----------------|

And the last, 4th time play the first part of the Riff 3.

Play the whole Riff 3 through the verse, and the chorus comes with the Riff 4 (still
played by both guitars)

Riff 4 (chorus)

e -----------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------|
G -----------------------------------------------------------|
D ---99999-------9-----9-----9---77777-------7-----7-----7---|
A ---77777-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---55555-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
E -----------------------------------------------------------|
           . . .   . .   . .           . . .   . .   . .

e ----------------------------------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------------------------------|
G ----------------------------------------------------------|
D -------------------------------99999-------9-----9-----9--|
A ---77777-------7-----7-----7---77777-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E ---55555-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------|
           . . .   . .   . .           . . .   . .   . .

Then again play Riff 3 (verse) and Riff 4 (chorus). When the second chorus ends, you can
slide the last chord to 0. Sorry for no solo tabs but I'm playing guitar for 2 years
and I can hardly write normal tabs, solos are just impossible for me to play 'em from 
the song... Still, I think Graham is playing the first solo, so Paul is playing Riff 2 (I'm
not sure 'cause I can hardly hear him, Nibbs and Graham are totally howling him down). 
With the second, Quinny's solo, you play Riff 3. Now the breakdown:

e ----------------------|
B ----------------------|
G -----7~~--------------|
D -----5~~---7~~--9~~---|
A -----------5~~--7~~---|
E ----------------------|

this is the riff played by 'em while those "Solid Ball of Rock!" screams; play it 3
times, at the fourth time play this instead:

e ----------------------------|
B ----------------------------|
G -----7~~--------------------|
D -----5~~---7~~---3-3-3-3-3--| (repeat the last chord until the verse)
A -----------5~~---1-1-1-1-1--|
E ----------------------------|
                   . . . . .


Then you come with Riff 3 and Riff 4, you play Riff 4 until the end of the song.

I hope it's helpful. I've picked the "intermediate" difficulty because it's not as
simple as for example Denim and Leather and it has two big solos, which I can't tab at the
moment; but still this song isn't very hard to learn, espacially if you love playing 
Saxon songs. :)

Enjoy!
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