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Transistor  311

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 02:30:20 -0500 (EST)
From: Fred Lidskog <swede@email.unc.edu>
Subject: 3/311/transistor.tab
"Transistor"
Performed by 311
>From the album "Transistor" on Capricorn/Mercury Records
Music by: Chad Sexton
Lyrics by: Nick Hexum and Doug Martinez
(c) 1997 Hydroponic Music BMI
 
 ------------

Tabbed by Fred Lidskog <swede@email.unc.edu>
NOTE: ANOTHER INTERPRETATION OF THIS SONG, AND ONE THAT I NOW THINK IS THE
RIGHT WAY TO PLAY IT, IS TO PLAY ONLY THE NOTES LISTED ON THE LOW "E"
STRING, AND NOT THE ONES ON THE "A" STRING. IN OTHER WORDS, PLAY THE
SINGLE NOTES ON THE "E" STRING INSTEAD OF THE POWER CHORDS LISTED BELOW,
BUT ONLY IN "VERSE RIFFS 1 & 2", "CHORUS RIFF 1", AND "RIFF 3". THE OTHER
RIFFS SHOULD BE PLAYED AS LISTED BELOW.
Verse Riff 1:
 
 ------------
 e---------------------------------------------------------
 B---------------------------------------------------------
 G---------------------------------------------------------
 D---------------------------------------------------------
 A--2--4--5--7--4--4----7--4--2--7b7.5---2--4--5--7--4--4--
 E--0--2--3--5--2--2----5--2--0--5b5.5---0--2--3--5--2--2--
 e--------------------------------------------------------
 B--------------------------------------------------------
 G--------------------------------------------------------
 D--------------------------------------------------------
 A--7--4--2--7--4--2--------------------------------------
 E--5--2--0--5--2--0--------------------------------------

Verse Riff 2:
 
 ------------
 e--------------------------------------------------
 B--------------------------------------------------
 G--------------------------------------------------
 D--------------------------------------------------
 A--7--4--2--7--4--2--2--2--7--4--2--7--4--2--2--2--
 E--5--2--0--5--2--0--0--0--5--2--0--5--2--0--0--0--
 e-----------------------------------------------------------
 B-----------------------------------------------------------
 G-----------------------------------------------------------
 D-----------------------------------------7--7--7-----------
 A--7--4--2--7--4--2--2--2--7--4--2--7--4--5--5--5-----------
 E--5--2--0--5--2--0--0--0--5--2--0--5--2--------------------

Chorus Riff 1:
 
 --------------
 e--------------------------------------------------
 B--------------------------------------------------
 G--------------------------------------------------
 D--7--7--7--8--------------------------------------
 A--5--5--5--6--6--6--6--6---6--6--8--6--4----------
 E--------------4--4--4--4---4--4--6--4--2----------

Chorus Riff 2:
 
 --------------
 e---------------------------------------------------
 B---------------------------------------------------
 G---------------------------------------------------
 D-----------7---------------------------------------
 A--4--4--4--5--6--6--6--6---6--6--8--6--4-----------
 E--2--2--2-----4--4--4--4---4--4--6--4--2-----------

Riff 3:
 
 -------
 e-------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------------------------------------------------------------
 G-------------------------------------------------------------
 D-----------------9--7----------------------------------------
 A--5--5--5--5--5--7--5-------5--5--5--5--9--7--9--------------
 E--3--3--3--3--3--7--5-------3--3--3--3--7--5--7--------------

Bridge:
 
 -------
 e------------------------------------------------------------
 B------------------------------------------------------------
 G------------------------------------------------------------
 D------------9--7--------------9--7--------------------------
 A---5--5--5--7--5----5--5--5---7--5----5--5--9--7------------
 E---3--3--3----------3--3--3-----------3--3--7--5------------

Reggae Part:
 
 ------------
 e---3--3--------------1--1----1--1-----------------------
 B---3--3-----5--5-----1--1----1--1-----------------------
 G---4--4-----5--5-----2--2----2--2-----------------------
 D------------5--5----------------------------------------
 A--------------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------------------

Ending:
 
 -------
 e----------------------------------------------
 B----------------------------------------------
 G-----------5--5-------------------------------
 D---5--5----5--5---3------3-----3------3-------
 A---5--5----3--3---3------3-----3------3-------
 E---3--3----3--3---1--0---1--0--1--0--1--0-----
 e---------------------------------------------
 B---------------------------------------------
 G-----------5--5------------------------------
 D---5--5----5--5---3---3---3--------3---------
 A---5--5----3--3---3---3---3--------3---------
 E---3--3----3--3---1---1---1---0----1---------

Lyrics/Song Structure:
=====================
---> Play Verse Riff 1 over:
If you want more beats for your buck there's no luck
If you want more beats for your buck there's no luck
If you want more beats for your buck there's no luck
If you want more beats for your
---> Play Verse Riff 2 over:
buck there's no luck, then there's no luck
Then again if you came for drama then I can't understand
Music critics, music critics
Not afraid of a guy who'll tell you he's never been in a mix
Been in a mix, been in a mix
From the grass roots so big up to our friends
Every crew every click and every posse
Big up to all the heads not of hypocrisy
---> Play Chorus Riff 1 over:
You're a Transistor
---> Play Chorus Riff 2 over:
Lightning resistor
Conducting to the mother star
That's what you
---> Play Riff 3 over:
are, yeah heh heh heh heh, yeah heh heh heh heh
yeah heh heh heh heh, yeah heh heh heh heh
---> Play Verse Riff 1 over:
Renegade sound system Three Eleven
Renegade sound system Three Eleven
Renegade sound system Three Eleven
Renegade sound system
---> Play Verse Riff 2 over:
Three Eleven, Three Eleven
Brothers from another planet and here once again
Automatic, automatic wanna take to the universe in a holographic
Cosmic remix, cosmic remix,
From the mysterious blue planet we can breathe anywhere
Underwater, out in space or in L.A.
Your polluted air's no problem for these homeys
---> Play Chorus Riff 1 over:
You're a Transistor
---> Play Chorus Riff 2 over:
Lightning resistor
Conducting to the mother star
That's what you
---> Play Riff 3 over:
are, yeah heh heh heh heh, yeah heh heh heh heh
yeah heh heh heh heh, yeah heh heh heh heh
---> Play Bridge (x4)
---> Play Reggae Part (x4) over:
You're a Transistor
Lightning Resistor
Conducting to the Mother Star
That's what you
---> Play Ending (x2) over:
are, yeah heh heh heh heh, yeah heh heh heh
yeah heh heh heh heh, yeah heh heh heh
Questions, comments, corrections, requests to swede@email.unc.edu
 

From: Chip (kwalton1@ua1vm.ua.edu)
'Transistor'
Performed by 311
From the album "Transistor" on Capricorn/Mercury Records
Music by: C. Sexton & N. Hexum
Lyrics by: D. Martinez & N. Hexum
(c) 1997 Allegiance Music/Hydroponic Music BMI
 
 ---------------

Tabbed by: Chip (kwalton1@ua1vm.ua.edu)
The 311 Guitar Archive -- http://chromosome.colorado.edu/311archive/Home.html
Intro:
======
N.C.
 
 1:----------------------------------------------------
 2:----------------------------------------------------
 3:----------------------------------------------------
 4:----------------------------------------------------
 5:----------------------------------------------------
 6:-0-2-3-5-2-2--2-5-2-0-5---0-2-3-5-2-2-2-5-2-0-5-2-0-

Verse:
======
N.C.
 
 1:---------------------------------------------------------
 2:---------------------------------------------------------
 3:---------------------------------------------------------
 4:---------------------------------------------------------
 5:---------------------------------------------------------
 6:-5-2-0-5-2-0-0-0-0--5-2-0-5-2-0-0-0-0--5-2-0-5-2-0-0-0-0-

N.C.
 
 1:---------------
 2:---------------
 3:---------------
 4:---------------
 5:---------5-5-5-
 6:-5-2-0-5-------

| Palm |
| mute |
Chorus:
=======
G#5 N.C. G#5 N.C.
 
 1:----------------------------------------------
 2:----------------------------------------------
 3:----------------------------------------------
 4:----------------------------------------------
 5:-6-------------6------------------------------
 6:-4--4-4-4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--6--4--2---2-2-2-2-

G#5 N.C. G#5 N.C.
 
 1:-----------------------------------
 2:-----------------------------------
 3:-----------------------------------
 4:-----------------------------------
 5:-6-----------6---------------------
 6:-4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4--6--4--2-2-2-

Post-Chorus:
============
N.C.
 
 1:-----------------------------------------------
 2:-----------------------------------------------
 3:-----------------------------------------------
 4:-----------------------------------------------
 5:-----------------------------------------------
 6:-3--3-3-3-3-3--3--0--5--3--3-3-3-3-3---7--5--7-

Bridge:
=======
N.C.
 
 1:---------------------------------------------------------
 2:---------------------------------------------------------
 3:---------------------------------------------------------
 4:---------------------------------------------------------
 5:-------7-5------7-5-----------------7-5-----7-5------7-5-
 6:-3-3-3------3-3-----3-3-7-5---3-3-3-----3-3------3-3-----

Reggae Part:
============
[G] [-] [C] [-] [F]  
Heavy Part:
===========
[G5] [C5/G] [F5] [G5] [C5/G] [F5] [G5] [C5/G] [F5] [G5] [C5/G] [F5]  
 
 1:--------------------------------------------------------------------
 2:--------------------------------------------------------------------
 3:-------5----------------5---------------5--------------5------------
 4:-5-----5-----3-----5----5----3-----5----5----3----5----5----3-3-3-3-
 5:-5-----3-----3-----5----3----3-----5----3----3----5----3----3-3-3-3-
 6:-3-----3-----1-----3----3----1-----3----3----1----3----3----1-1-1-1-

Lyrics/Song Structure:
======================
---> Play Intro (x3)
---> Play Verse (x4)
---> Play Chorus over:
---> Play Post-Chorus (x4)
---> Play Intro (x3)
---> Play Verse (x4)
---> Play Chorus over:
---> Play Post-Chorus (x4)
---> Play Bridge (x2)
---> Play Reggae Part over:
You're a transistor, lightning resistor
Conduction to the mother star
Yes, that's what you are
---> Play Heavy Part over:
Words (unofficial):
===================
If you want more beats for your blood there's no love
If you want more beats for your blood there's no luck
If you want more beats for your blood there's no love
If you want more beats for your blood there's no love
Then there's no love
Then again if can't for jammin then I don't understand
Music critics Music that ticks
The greater the guy will tell he's never been in our mix
Been in our mix, been in our mix
From the grassroots So big to out friends
Every crew, every click and every posse
Pick up to nod their heads not of hypocrisy
You're a transistor Lightning resister
Conduction to the mother star Yes, that's what you are
Yeah.....
Reggae sound system 311
Reggae sound system 311
Reggae sound system 311
Reggae sound system 311
Three Eleven
From the stars to another planet
Then here once again
Odds on our tip
Odds on our ticks
Wanna take to the universe
Soul hollow black trip (?)
Cosmic Remix
Cosmic Remix
From the serious blue planet
We can breathe anywhere
Underwater, Out in space, and in LA
The polluted there's no problem
The soul has no maze
== Last Updated: June 25, 1997 ==
From KMJC90A@prodigy.com Fri Aug 15 17:07:22 1997
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 00:58:05, -0500
From: MR JOHN S GYULAI <KMJC90A@prodigy.com>
To: webmaster@olga.net
Subject: Transistor tab
Resent-Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 08:24:42 -0500 (CDT)
Resent-From: Chris Bray <cbray@comp.uark.edu>
Resent-To: cbray@tarpit.uark.edu
Here is our unofficial interpretation of 311's transistor. The
pasting got all fucked up so if its unreadable try pasting it into
word
^—Transistor^“
Performed by 311
>From the Album ^”Transistor^‘ on Capricorn Records
Music by: ???
Lyrics by: ???
(c) 1997 Allegiance Music/Hydroponic Music BMI
 
 ----------

Tabbed by: Nisan Perera (renac@ccnet.com)
Mike Gyulai (kmjc90a@prodigy.com)
Riff 1 (w/distortion):
======================
 
 1:-----------------------------------------------
 2:-----------------------------------------------
 3:----2-----2-----2-------2-----2-----2----------
 4:--4-2-4-4-2-4-2-2-----4-2-4-4-2-4-2-2-4-2------
 5:--4-0-4-4-0-4-2-0-----4-0-4-4-0-4-2-0-4-2------
 6:--2---2-2---2-0---0-1-2---2-2-----0---2-0-0-1--

Riff 2 (w/distortion):
======================
 
 1:--------------------------------------------------------------------
 2:--------------------------------------------------------------------
 3:--------------------------------------------------------------7-7-7-
 4:------------2-2-2-----------2-2-2-----------2-2-2-------------7-7-7-
 5:------------2-2-2-----------2-2-2-----------2-2-2-------------5-5-5-
 6:--5-2-0-5-2-0-0-0-5-2-0-5-2-0-0-0-5-2-0-5-2-0-0-0-5-2-0-5-2-0-------

Chorus (w/distortion):
======================
 
 1:-----------------------------
 2:-----------------------------
 3:--9--------------------------
 4:--9-7-7-7-7-7--9-7-5---5-5-5-
 5:--7-7-7-7-7-7--9-7-5---5-5-5-
 6:----5-5-5-5-5--7-5-3---3-3-3-

Riff 3 (w/distortion):
======================
 
 1:------------------------------
 2:------------------------------
 3:------------5-8---------5-3-5-
 4:--6-6-6-6-6-5-8-6-6-6-6-5-3-5-
 5:--6-6-6-6-6-3-6-6-6-6-6-3-1-3-
 6:--4-4-4-4-4-----4-4-4-4-------

Riff 4 (w/distortion):
======================
 
 1:--------------------------------
 2:--------------------------------
 3:--------10-8-------10-8-----5-3-
 4:--6-6-6-10-8-6-6-6-10-8-6-6-5-3-
 5:--6-6-6-8--6-6-6-6-8--6-6-6-3-1-
 6:--4-4-4------4-4-4------4-4-----

Bridge (clear):
===============
 
 1:--3-3--0-0--1-1--1-1-
 2:--3-3--0-0--1-1--1-1-
 3:--4-4--1-1--2-2--2-2-
 4:---------------------
 5:---------------------
 6:---------------------

Riff 5 (w/distortion):
======================
 
 1:----------------------------------------------------------------
 2:----------------------------------------------------------------
 3:----------------------------------------------------------------
 4:--5--2--3--3-2-3-5--2--3-3-3-3-2-3-5--2--3--3-2-3-5--2--3-3-3-3-
 5:--5--2--3--3-2-3-5--2--3-3-3-3-2-3-5--2--3--3-2-3-5--2--3-3-3-3-
 6:--3--0--1--1-0-1-3--0--1-1-1-1-0-1-3--0--1--1-0-1-3--0--1-1-1-1-

Lyrics/Song Structure:
======================
--->Play Riff 1
--->Play Riff 1 over:
If you want more beats for your buck there^“s no luck
Want more beats for your buck there^“s no luck
Want more beats for your buck there^“s no luck
Want more beats for your buck there^“s no luck
--->Play Riff 2 over:
Then there^“s no luck
Then again if you can^“t put trauma
Then I can^“t understand
Music critics, music critics
Then afraid of a guy I^“ll tell you
Whos never been in a mix, been in a mix, been in a mix
From the grassroots so get up to our friends, every crew, every
click
and everybody pick up to all the heads not a hypocricy
--->Play Chorus over:
Your a Transistor
Lightning resistor
Conducted to the mother star
That's what you are
--->Play Riff 3 over:
Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh heh
Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh heh
--->Play Riff 1
--->Play Riff 1 over:
Reggae sounds is a 311
Reggae sounds is a 311
Reggae sounds is a 311
Reggae sounds is a 311
--->Play Riff 2 over:
311, from a stronger^—nother planet
And here once again
Automatic, automatic
Wanna sink to the universe in a holographic, cosmic remix
Cosmic remix from a serious blue planet
We can breath anywhere, underwater, outerspace
And in LA, the pollution there^“s no problem
For these old hags
--->Play Chorus over:
Your a Transistor
Lightning resistor
Conducted to the mother star
That's what you are
--->Play Riff 3 over:
Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh heh
Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh heh
--->Play Riff 4 (x4)
--->Play Bridge over:
Your a Transistor
Lightning resistor
Conducted to the mother star
That's what you are
--->Play Riff 5 over:
Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh
Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh
From VPQR52B@prodigy.com Mon Sep 1 10:18:15 1997
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 22:22:43, -0500
From: MR ROB J LEPKOSKI <VPQR52B@prodigy.com>
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB:Transistor by 311
Transistor
from the album Transistor by 311
This is a kinda tricky song so I only have the first 2 parts of the
song
intro/verse
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------|
 G|--------------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------0-----0-----0----------0------0-----0---|
 E|-0-2-3---2-2---2-1-----0-2-3----2-2---2-1-----|

pre-chorus
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-0-----0-------0------0-------0-----0--------0-----0-------|
 E|---2-0---2222---2-0---2222----2-0---2222---2-0---2222-|

tabbed by Rob Lepkoski<----Official Bad Ass
super-fly@earthling.net

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