Soundgarden – Never The Machine Forever tab

Never the Machine Forever by Soundgarden
From "Down on the Upside" Album
Written by Kim Thayil
Tabbed by jjhand

I Borrowed some of the main riff from the Bass TAB on this site.
Please rate this tab. The guitars used are solidbody w/ humbuckers.

Time Signature:  9/8       Tuning:  CGCGBE           

Intro - Bass Guitar, then slide down neck as shown:

Verse Riff - play 8x E|---- |------------------------------------------------|B|---- |------------------------------------------------|G|---- |------------------------------------------------|C|---- |------------------------------------------------|G|---- |-----------------------3--3--3------------------|C|-12\ |-0--0--0----3--3--3---------------5--5--5---3---|
Pre-Chorus Riff - play 4xE|---------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------|G|----5--5--5--------------3--3--3-------------------|C|-----------------------------------5--5--5---------|G|---------------------------------------------------|C|--------------3--3--3------------------------3-----|
Play Verse Riff again Play Pre-Chorus Riff again 2x (run through notes 8 times) with Guitar 2 accents on 5th and 6th time through:
Guitar 2, w/ wah rocking forward and Tremelo pickingE|---------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------13\-------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------|C|---------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------|C|---------------------------------------------------|
Chorus Riff - Staccato 'short notes', 4/4 timeE|------------------|------------------|--------------|-0h1p0-----|B|------------------|------------------|--------------|-1---------|G|------------------|------------------|--------------|-0---------|C|-12-12-12---------|-10-10-10---------|-7-7-7--------|-0---------|G|-12-12-12---------|-10-10-10---------|-7-7-7--------|-0---------|C|-12-12-12---------|-10-10-10---------|-7-7-7--------|-0---------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------|-0h1p0-----|B|------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------|-1---------|G|------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------|-0---------|C|-12-12-12---------|-12-12-12---------|-10-10-10---------|-7-7-7--------|-0---------|G|-12-12-12---------|-12-12-12---------|-10-10-10---------|-7-7-7--------|-0---------|C|-12-12-12---------|-12-12-12---------|-10-10-10---------|-7-7-7--------|-0---------|
Play Chorus Riff while
Lead Guitar plays w/ wah:E|-------------|-----------------------|------------|-------------15-17b18-|B|-13~~~~~~~~~~|-(13~~~)------b15--r13-|------------|-b18r17-15-18---------|G|-------------|-----------------------|-15-12~~~---|----------------------|C|-------------|-----------------------|------------|----------------------|G|-------------|-----------------------|------------|----------------------|C|-------------|-----------------------|------------|----------------------|
Play Verse Riff 1 again with Lead Guitar playing similar pattern to this with whammy bar effects:E|-------------|-----------------------|B|-3-----------|-3---------------------|G|-5b7r5b7r5---|-5b7r5b7r5--3--1~------|C|-------------|-----------------------|G|-------------|-----------------------|C|-------------|-----------------------|
Play Pre Chorus Riff with Lead Guitar accents again
Play Chorus Riff and end it with open chordsE|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|C|-0-0-0----------|G|-0-0-0----------|C|-0-0-0----------|
Harmonics Riff, played 8x - All fretted notes are NH E|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|C|--0-0-0-0---2--2.3--3--4--3--2.6---|
Part of the way through the harmonics,
lead Guitar plays this wah riffE|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|--5~~---2b3r2--0-----0--2b3r2b3r2---|C|------------------4-----------------|G|------------------------------------|C|------------------------------------|
Play Pre Chorus Riff Play Verse Riff
Play Harmonics riff with Lead Guitar playing (on 3rd riff repeat):E|-8~~-----|--------|---------|----------|----------|----------|B|---------|-8------|---------|----------|----------|----------|G|---------|--------|--8~~----|-8\5~-----|-2b3r2--0-|-(0)--3/5-|C|---------|--------|---------|----------|----------|----------|G|---------|--------|---------|----------|----------|----------|C|---------|--------|---------|----------|----------|----------|
Key: | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | x muted note | () Hold note into slide/ hammer-on/ pull-off | TP tremelo picked | b string bend | r release of bent string
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