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The Imploding Voice  The Smashing Pumpkins

Artist - Smashing Pumpkins
Song - The Imploding Voice
Album - Machina/The Machines Of God
Tabbed by an17nin17
Tuning - C, F, Bb, Eb, G, C
The Pumpkins used this tuning on two other songs on Machina/The Machines Of God
and used it on some songs on Machina 2. I tried to play this song in drop C
(C, G, C, F, A, D) but the bass notes in this song where quite hard to pulloff
and it seemed pointless as the Pumpkins used the standard C tuning on other songs
on the record. There is a lead part in the third verse, which is quite hard to
tab, so for the moment I’ve tabbed out the rhythm guitar part of which James Iha
would play. Enjoy!
INTRO –
A*
 
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 |-------------------------------------|
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|-77—77—77—77—7777—--77—77—77—77—7777-|
|-77—77—77—77—7777—--77—77—77—77—7777-|
|-55—55—55—55—5555---55—55—55—55—5555-|
* Noted in standard tuning for ease of reading
FIRST VERSE –
[A] [C#/Gb] [D/A] [B]  
 
 |-------------------------------------------------------------
 |-------------------------------------------------------------
 |------------------66-66-66-66-6666-77-77-77-77-7777----------

|-77—77—77—77—7777—66—66—66—66—6666—77—77—77—77—7777—99—99—99-
|-77—77—77—77—7777—44—44—44—44—4444—55—55—55—55—5555—99—99—99-
|-55—55—55—55—5555—44—44—44—44—4444—55—55—55—55—5555—77—77—77-
[E/B] [B] [D/A] 
 
 --------------------------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------99-99-99-99-9999------------------77-77-77-77-7777---

-99—9999—99—99—99—99—9999—99—99—99—99—9999—77—77—77—77—7777---
-99—9999—77—77—77—77—7777—99—99—99—99—9999—55—55—55—55—5555---
-77—7777—77—77—77—77—7777—77—77—77—77—7777—55—55—55—55—5555---
[A]  
 
 ---—--—-------|
 ---—--—-------|
 ---—--—-------|

-77—77—77777--|
-77—77—77777--|
-55—55—55555--|
PRE-CHORUS -
[F] [F#] [A] [C#] [D] [C#] [E] [F] [F#]  
 
 |---------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------|
 |-3---4---77—77—77—77/11/12/11/2/3---4/-|
 |-3---4---77—77—77—77/11/12/11/2/3---4/-|
 |-1---2---55—55—55—55/9/-10/-9/0/1---2/-|

CHORUS –
( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/smashing_pumpkins/the_imploding_voice_tab.html )
[B] [C#/D/C#] [A] [B] [C#] [A] [Gb] [A]  
 
 |-------------------------------------------------------------
 |-------------------------------------------------------------
 |-------------------------------------------------------------
 |-9---11/12/11/—7--------9---11----7----6----77—77—77—7777----
 |-9---11/12/11/—7--------9---11----7----6----77—77—77—7777----
 |-7----9/10/9/—-5--------7----9----5----4----55—55—55—5555----

[C#] [B] [Gb] [D/A]  
 
 ----------------------------|
 ----------------------------|
 --------------77-77-77-7777-|
 -11---9---6---77—77—77—7777-|
 -11---9---6---55—55—55—5555-|
 -9----7---4---55—55—55—5555-|

SECOND VERSE –
[A] [C#/Gb] [D/A] [A]  
 
 |------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------66-66-66-6666-77-77-77-7777------------------|

|-77—77—77—7777—66—66—66—6666—77—77—77—7777—77—77—77—7777----|
|-77—77—77—7777—44—44—44—4444—55—55—55—5555—77—77—77—7777----|
|-55—55—55—5555—44—44—44—4444—55—55—55—5555—55—55—55—5555----|
[A] [F#] [F]  
 
 --------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------|

-77—77—77—7777—44—44—44—4444—33—33—33—3333/-|
-77—77—77—7777—44—44—44—4444—33—33—33—3333/-|
-55—55—55—5555—22—22—22—2222—11—11—11—1111/-|
PRE-CHORUS 2 –
[F#] [E] [F#] [E] [F#] [E]  
 
 |------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------|
 |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2/-|
 |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2/-|
 |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0/-|

Play the F# chord fast with up and down strumming. After this repeat the chorus.
MIDDLE SECTION –
[E] [F#] [E] [F#] [E] [F#] [E]  
 
 |------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------------|

|-222—22—2—222—4444—222—22—2—222—4444—222—22—2—4444—222—22-2-|
|-222—22—2—222—4444—222—22—2—222—4444—222—22—2—4444—222—22-2-|
|-000—00—0—000—2222—000—00—0—000—2222—000—00—0—2222—000—00—0-|
Repeat this a couple of times then play this –
[F] [F#] [G] [G#]  
 
 |--------------------|
 |--------------------|
 |--------------------|
 |-3---4---5---6------|
 |-3---4---5---6------|
 |-1---2---3---4—x///-|

The next section is basically the first verse and the pre-chorus that went with
it. Then repeat the chorus and the middle section.
And thats it. Again i'm very surprised no one has tabbed this out as it's one of
the best songs on Machina. I'm currently trying to tab out the excellant "Glass'
Theme off Machina 2, so if you have any comments about this tab or if you want a
tab contact me at TheFlameY2K@hotmail.com

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