Nirvana - Endless Nameless tab

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Subject: TAB: ENDLESS, NAMELESS by Nirvana
Transcribed by John Vettese (

I've only transcribed the intro, verse, and chorus of this song since the
feedback solo that takes you to the ending is way over my head.
Here's what the symbols in the tabulature mean:
~~~ = vibrato
x/x = pick scrape
PM = palm mute
) = unison bend

INTRO|-----------------------------||-----------------------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------| play this figure|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------| 4x|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------| PM------------------------|
1/4 )|-------------|-------------|-14)~~~~~|-14-----------------||-------------|-------------|-14------|-14-----------------||-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||-x/x-0-0-0-0-|-x/x-0-0-0-0-|---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---| PM----| PM----| PM--------------|
3/4 1/4 ) )|-13)~~~~~|-13---------------|-15)~~~~~|-15-----------------||-13------|-13---------------|-15------|-15-----------------||---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---| PM----------| PM--------------|
1/4 )|-16)~~~~~|~~~~~||-16------|-----||---------|-----||---------|-----||---------|-----||---------|-----|
VERSE 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 ) ) ) )|---------14)-|---------12)-|---------12)-|---------15)-||---------14--|---------12--|---------12--|---------15--||-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----||-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----||-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----||-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|
1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 ) ) ) )|---------13)-|---------11)-|---------14)-|---------14)-||---------13--|---------11--|---------14--|---------14--||-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----||-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----||-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----||-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|
Like I said I'm not even gonna touch the outro cause it's too complex for me. I'd just say rake, bash, and bend the hell out of your creative. The only part that I do know (that I figured out by complete luck) is the part near the end where all the instruments stop and you hear the guitar making a strange humming noise. Here's how you do that: Drop the tremelo bar about 1&1/2 steps AND THEN take a 12th fret harmonic on the low e string. It is important that you drop the bar before you take the harmonic, otherwise it won't sound right. Then you just drop and raise the pitch of the note. I'm not exactly sure how I would tab this out, and I'm not exactly sure how far he drops the pitches. Here's how I do it (the numbers represent the number of steps you drop the pitch of the note):
1&1/2-> 2-> 2&1/2~~~-> 1-> 1&1/2~~~-> 1-> 1&1/2-> 2~~~-> 1/2-> 1~~~-> 1/2--|1-> 1&1/2~~~-> 1-> 2&1/2~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------------------------------|
You should be able to do this all with the same harmonic. It takes practice. Then it's right back into the feedback solo, to the point where it sounds like Kurt had smashed the guitar and was tearing out the strings...notice I said "sounds like." Don't go smashing your guitar just to play this one song. Or if you do, at least wait until you're at a halfway decent gig.
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