John 5 - Blues Balls tab

 Song: Blues Balls
Album: Songs For Sanity
Artist: John 5

Tune half step down  Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb


some of my tabs may look short because i had to shorten them because when i submitted them they got messed up.


Legend:
B    bend full step
b    bend half step
b1/4 bend up 1/4 step
B1/2 bend 1 1/2 steps up
pb   pre bend
r    realse bend
~    vibrato
h    hammer on
p    pull off
/    slide up
\    slide down
pm   palm mute
t    tap
n    natural harmonic
ph   pinch harmonic
d    down pick
u    up pick
tr   trill
x    play muted string
+    wah closed(toe down)
0    wah open(toe up)
.    staccato


                                                                                   
grt.1(dist.) pm--------------||-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------||--12b------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------||--12b------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------||--------------14~~~~~--12~~~~~-----------------|------------------2~~~~~~~~---0---2---0---5----5b1/4--||----------------------------------14\12---10b--|------------------------------------------4----4b1/4--||-----------------------------------------------|--0----0--0--3h4--------------------------------------|
pm------------| pm-------------| pm-------------| pm-----------||----------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||-----------------2~~~~~~~--0--2--0--2--0------------|----------------2~~~~~~~~--0--2--0---5---5b1/4--||----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------4---4b1/4--||--0---0--0--3h4----------------------------3b1/4p0--|--0---0-0--3h4----------------------------------|
pm------------| pm-------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------2~~~~~~~~--0--2--0--2--0------------||------------------------------------------------------||--0---0--0--3h4------------------------------3b1/4p0--|
slight pm-------------------------------------------------||------5----5/8------8---8/12-----12---12/15------17----17\--|----------------------------------------------------------||--0h2---2-------0h5---5------0h8----8-------0h12----12------|----------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------|------7--------------------6------5------4-----3-------2--||------------------------------------------------------------|--0h6--------6------7--0h5----0h4----0h3---0h2-----0h1----| |------------------------------------------------------------|---------0h5----0h6---------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
hold bend---------||-----------------3b----3----3r----0---|--------0---------0---------0----------0----------0--------------||-----------------2b----2----2r2---0---|-----------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|--0h1h2----0h1h2------0h1h2------0h1h2------0h1h2----2Br2p0------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------2\--||--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------||--0---12\--0--------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
pm----| pm-------| pm-----------||--------5---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------||-----------5p8-------------8--------------------|--5------------------------------------------||--7B------------7--5--7/9------9\7---5----------|--5b-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------7---5--|-------7---5---------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|--------------7---5\3--5br5---3--5--3--------||------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------5--3--|
pm------| hold bend------||------------------------------------------------------------------------0h10h12/15B---15---r15--12\--||----------------------------------------------------------------0h8h10-------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------0h7h9---------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------0h5h7--0h7h9----------------------------------------------||--2---2---------0h3h5--------0h3h5--0h5h7------------------------------------------------------------||--0---0--0h3h5--------0h3h5--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
grt.1 pm-------||-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|--12-------------------------------------------------||-----------3/15b---------------------------|--12b------------------------------------------------||-------4-----------------16~~~~~~~~~-------|----------14~~~~~~~~~~---12~~~~~~~~~~~---------------||--------------------------------------16\--|----------------------------------------14\12---10b--||--2----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
| |
|grt.2|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|--12-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|--12b------------------------------------------------||--4-------4---4---4---4---4---4---4/-------|----------14~~~~~~~~~~~--12~~~~~~~~~~~---------------||--4-------4---4---4---4---4---4---4/-------|----------------------------------------14\12---10b--||--2-------2---2---2---2---2---2---2/-------|-----------------------------------------------------|
pm-------------| pm-----------| pm-------------| pm----------------||------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------||----------------2~~~~~~~~--0--2--0---5---5b1/4--|-----------------2~~~~~~~~~--0---2--0---2---0------------||-------------------------------------4---4b1/4--|---------------------------------------------------------||--0---0-0--3h4----------------------------------|--0---0--0--3h4---------------------------------3b1/4p0--|
t t t t t t t t|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------16p12h15--20p16--||------------------------------------------------------------------------16p12h15--21p17--20p16p12h15-------------------||--11\4/--------------------------------22p16p12h15--21p17--20p16p12h15-------------------------------------------------||------------16p12h15--21p17--20p16p12----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D t t t t|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------16p12h15--21p17--20p16p12p15------------16p12h15--21p17--20p16p12h15p12-15B~~~~~~--||--19p16p12h15--------------------------------16p12h15---------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
hold bend----------||-------15h17p15-17B---17---17b---17----17----17---17---17--17B1/2r17p15--17\---||--2/-----------------------------------------17---17---17--17B1/2--------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
pm---------||---------------17------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--7Br7---/14-------14\5/14\5-----------14----14---14--14--14--14---------14----14--16b\--||---------------------------------/16-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d---------| d----------| |------------------------------------------------12---15/16--17p16p15p14\12---||-------------------12------------------------13------------------------------||-----------12--15-------15p14p13p12-------14---------------------------------||--------13-----------------------------15------------------------------------||-----14----------------------------------------------------------------------||--15-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d---------| d----------| |-----------------------------------------------12---15/16--17p16p15p14\12--||------------------12------------------------13-----------------------------||----------12--15------15p14p13p12--------14--------------------------------||-------13-----------------------------15-----------------------------------||----14---------------------------------------------------------------------||-15------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------| d----------| d----------||-------------------------------------------------12---15/16--17p16p15p14\12-------------12--15/16---17p16p15p14\12\---||--------------------12------------------------13-------------------------------------13-------------------------------||-----------12--15--------15p14p13p12-------14-------------------------------------14----------------------------------||--------13------------------------------15-------------------------------------15-------------------------------------||-----14---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--15------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
grt.1 pm-------||-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|--12-------------------------------------------------||-----------3/15b---------------------------|--12b------------------------------------------------||-------4-----------------16~~~~~~~~~-------|----------14~~~~~~~~~~---12~~~~~~~~~~~---------------||--------------------------------------16\--|----------------------------------------14\12---10b--||--2----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
| |
|grt.2|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|--12-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|--12b------------------------------------------------||--4-------4---4---4---4---4---4---4/-------|----------14~~~~~~~~~~~--12~~~~~~~~~~~---------------||--4-------4---4---4---4---4---4---4/-------|----------------------------------------14\12---10b--||--2-------2---2---2---2---2---2---2/-------|-----------------------------------------------------|
Grt.1(w/ octaver)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--11br11--------pb11r11p9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------11br11-----------pb11r11p9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Grt.1(w/ octaver)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--14Br14------pB14r14--14B~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------14Br14----pB14r14--14B~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
pm------------| pm-------------| pm------------| pm-------------||--------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||-----------------2~~~~~~---0---2---0---5--5b1/4---|-----------------2~~~~~---0--2--0--2--0-------------||---------------------------------------4--4b1/4---|----------------------------------------------------||--0---0--0--3h4-----------------------------------|--0---0--0--3h4----------------------------3b1/4p0--|
pm------------| pm-------------| pm------------| pm-------------||--------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||-----------------2~~~~~~---0---2---0---5--5b1/4---|-----------------2~~~~~---0--2--0--2--0-------------||---------------------------------------4--4b1/4---|----------------------------------------------------||--0---0--0--3h4-----------------------------------|--0---0--0--3h4----------------------------3b1/4p0--|
*Produce harmonis by plucking siteent-note sextuplets while sliking in direction indicated *harmonic is located one-tenth the distance between the 3rd & 4th frets
**harmonic-------------||---------------------------------||---------------------------------||---------------------------------|X4|--2----2-------------------------||--2----2-------------------------||--0----0---2/3.1--2/3.1--2/3.1---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------||--15p12------12---------------------------------------------------|--15-------------12------------------------||--14p12--14--12--12b----------------------------------------------|--14br14p12--14--12---12b------------------||------------------------14--12------------------------------------|-----------------------------14--12--14\---||--------------------------------14\12p10--12---10--10b1/4---------|-------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------10--12--|-------------------------------------------|
| |
|grt.2| pm----------------------------| pm----------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------||--7----7----7----7----7------7-7br7--5---7------------------------|--7----7----7----7----7------7-7br7--5b----||--0----0----0----0----0------0-----------0------------------------|--0----0----0----0----0------0-------------|
|--15---------------------------------------------------------------||--15---12--------12------------------------------------------------||--14---12---14---12--12b-------------------------------------------||---------------------------14---12---------------------------------||------------------------------------14\12p10-12-10--10b1/4---------||------------------------------------------------------------10-12--|
|-----------------------12/15p12--------------12h14h15p14p12-----------------------||--------------------12-----------15p12h14h15-----------------15p14p12-------------||-----------------12----------------------------------------------------15p14p12\--||---------7--9/12------------------------------------------------------------------||-------9--------------------------------------------------------------------------||--7h10----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------||--9h11h12p11p9\7--9~~~~~~~~~--7/9h11h12p11p9\7--9~~~~~~~--7p9/--||----------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------||--16h17p16-14\9h11h12p11-9/14h15p14-12\7h9h10p9p7\2--0--------||--------------------------------------------------------0--0--||--------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------|
pm-----------------||------------------------------------------------------|------7h10/15\10--10p7--------------------------||------------------------------------------------------|------------------------10p7--------10B-----8---||------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------9--7--------------||------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||-----------------------5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5--7Br7p5--7/--|--7---------------------------------------------||--0----0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
*gradualy bend while rapidly tapping *tr|---------------------------||--8-20B---8\/7--10---------||---------------------------||---------------------------||---------------------------||---------------------------|
| | |grt.2 |
|---------------------------||---------------------------||---------------------------||--7--7--5--5--4--4--2---2--||--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0--||---------------------------|
*gradualy bend while rapidly tapping *tr|--7--8-7-5/7-8--10-8--7\5--7-8-7-5/7--8-10-8-7\5/7-8-10-8--7/8-10-12-10--8\7--8-10-8-7/8--10-12-10-8\--||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| |
|grt.2| pm------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--0----------0-------------------------------------------------------------2-----------2/--------------||--0----------0-------------4----------4----------2-----------2-------------0-----------0/--------------||---------------------------5----------5----------5-----------5-------------5-----------5/--------------|
hold bend----------||--/7--8--10--8-7/8--10-12-10-8/12-13-15-13-12-12-15-15-15B~~~~~~~--|--17B1/2--17--17---r17--15--17~~~~--------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------/14---||-------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
| | |Grt.2 |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|--0-------0------------------------2---2--||--7--------------7--------------5-----------5--------4--4--2--2----|--0-------0------4------4---2--2---0---0--||--0--------------0--------------0-----------0--------0--0--0--0----|-----------------5------5---5--5---5---5--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------12-14-15-15-15-14-12-12--------------||---------------12-14-15-15-15-14-12-12----------------------12-14-15-15------------------------------15-14-12--||--12-14-15-15-----------------------------15-14-12-15-15-------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------12-14-15-15-15-14-12---------------------------------------------||---------12-14-15-15------------------------15-15-13-12--------------------------------||--15-15--------------------------------------------------15-14-12-14B~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------|--12----------------------------------------------------------||--/15~~~~~~~~~~~-----------------------|--12b-----------------------------------------------------/7--||-------------------16~~~~~~~~~~--------|-----------------14~~~~~~~~~~~--12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------||----------------------------------16\--|---------------------------------------------------14\--------||---------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
t t t t t t t t t t t|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--9---10p9p8p7--11p10--11p10p9p8--12p11--12p11p10p9--13p12--13p12p11p10--14p13--14p13p12p11--15p14--15p14p13p12---||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
t t t t t t t t t t t|----------------------15p14--15p14p13p12-----------------------------------------------------------------------||--15p14--15p14p13p12------------------------------------------15p14--15p14p13p12-------------------------------||------------------------------------------15p14--15p14p13p12-----------------------15p14--15p14p13p12----------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15p14--||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
t t t t t t |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------15p14--15p14p13p12--------------------------------------------------||--15p14p13p12----------------------15p14--15p14p13p12------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------15p14p13p12\10b-------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------12p10\--|
. . . . . . . . . w/ wah-wah|--------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------12---15-15B~~~~~~--|-----------------------------------------------||----------------------12---13---14----------------------|--x--x--x--x----7---9~~~~p7--x--x--x--x--x--x--||-------12---13---14-------------------------------------|--x--x--x--x-----------------x--x--x--x--x--x--||--/14---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
| |Grt.2 |
| pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm|--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------||-----7----7----7----7----7----7----7----7---------------||---0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-----0---/10\----|
+ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + *hold bend and gradually release|---------------------------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------||---------------------------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------||-------------------7-----7--9--9~~--x--|-------------------------------|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--||-----5h7------5--5----9-------------x--|--7B------------7b---------r7--|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--||--7--------7---------------------------|-------------------------------|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--||---------------------------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------| **using a guitar with les paul style electronics, set lead volume to 0 and rhythm volume to 10. strike the strings while the pickup selector switch is in ryhthm position then flip it back forth between the two.
Grt.1(w/ octaver)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--11br11--------pb11r11p9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------11br11-----------pb11r11p9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Grt.1(w/ octaver)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--14Br14------pB14r14--14B~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------14Br14----pB14r14--14B~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------------------|---------------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------------|---------------------------||--/15b-----------------|--/14---------------------------|--15b----------------------||------------16---------|-----------14~~~~~~~~~~~--------|-------------16------------||------------------16\--|---------------------------16\--|----------------------16\--||-----------------------|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
* g string rings out because of heavy vibrato|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--12--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--12b-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------14~~~~~~~~~~~--12~~~~~~~~~~~-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------14\12---10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
let ring----------------||-------------3b-----r3--0--3--0------------------------------------------0--------------||------0h3p0----------------------3--0---------------------------------------------------||--/4------------------------------------2h3p2p0------------------------------0h1--------||-------------------------------------------------2p0-------------2----------------------||------------------------------------------------------2p0-------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------3b--------0------------------|
whew!!!! there it is!!! enjoy and please rate :)
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