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
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| 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
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| +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
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| 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
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| 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
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| Gtr II| H E E E E +Q Q. Q E|-------------5-3-|-(3)------------------||---------1-3-----|-------3--------5-----||-----------------|--------------------2-||-----------------|----------------------||-----------------|----------------------||-----------------|----------------------|
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| 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
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| +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
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| +H E E E E +Q Q. Q E|---------------5-3-|-(3)----------------||-----------1-3-----|-------3------5-----||-(2)---------------|------------------2-||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------|
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| 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
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| +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-||-----------------|--------------------||-----------------|--------------------||-----------------|--------------------|
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| 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-||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------|
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| 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
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| Gtr II| H E E E E +Q Q. Q E||--------------5-3-|-(3)------------------|||o---------1-3-----|-------3--------5-----|||--2---------------|--------------------2-|||------------------|----------------------|||o-----------------|----------------------|||------------------|----------------------|
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| 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
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| +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
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| +H E E E E +Q Q. Q E|---------------5-3-|-(3)------------------||-----------1-3-----|-------3--------5-----||-(2)---------------|--------------------2-||-------------------|----------------------||-------------------|----------------------||-------------------|----------------------|
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| 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
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| +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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