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    Any guitar gurus who know the main riff for X's The Have Nots?

    All I can find is the chords for the song online. Trying to learn the main riff from that...kind of a rockabilly thing. Any hints?
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    HTH Boj'...

    http://www.allguitartabs.com/srv/artist/x.html

    i can't read muzak. etc.
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    Try one of these guys, they might be able to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haiku d'etat
    HTH Boj'...

    http://www.allguitartabs.com/srv/artist/x.html

    i can't read muzak. etc.
    Thanks J's..I saw some of the chords, but was looking for tab that broke down the actual riff. Can't seem to get it to sound right. That rockabilly/punk riff is so freakin cool. I'll get it eventually.
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    You talkin' about the little lick they throw in a bunch of times--not the Chuck Berry-esque shuffle part, but the little lead dealy? It's like 8 beats long?

    I think I could figger it out pretty quick-like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboy389
    You talkin' about the little lick they throw in a bunch of times--not the Chuck Berry-esque shuffle part, but the little lead dealy? It's like 8 beats long?

    I think I could figger it out pretty quick-like.
    The one they do right at the start and repeat throughout...kind of rockabilly arpeggio-like riff.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...871357?ie=UTF8

    sample of it is found here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    The one they do right at the start and repeat throughout...kind of rockabilly arpeggio-like riff.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...871357?ie=UTF8

    sample of it is found here
    Weird. That's totally different from what's on iTunes in that spot. The iTunes one is more of a bend/reverse bend dealy-o. I haven't listened to Under a Big Black Sun in a donkey's ears, so I can't remember what version I have. Still I MIGHT be able to make it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboy389
    Weird. That's totally different from what's on iTunes in that spot. The iTunes one is more of a bend/reverse bend dealy-o. I haven't listened to Under a Big Black Sun in a donkey's ears, so I can't remember what version I have. Still I MIGHT be able to make it out.
    yeah...it's that little bouncy riff at the start...I just think it sounds so cool. Might even be tuned down an octave. It starts pretty low.
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    Can I sing along?

    I can do a pretty fair John Doe impression. At least I think so.

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    drink at the bar nothing bar anything but the bottom step of the ladder it keeps getting higher and higher dawn comes soon enough for the working class it keeps getting sooner or later this is the game that moves as you play how does it feel to have your own bottle of booze behind the bar, how does it feel to play cards with the barmaids while they work at jocko's rocketship or the one eye jack my sin and the lucky star a steady place to study and drink day old days ancient bloody mary bastards in a hardcore blue collar bar here we sit, a shot and a beer after another hard earned day dawn comes soon enough for the working class it keeps getting sooner or later this is the game that moves as you play at the hi-d-hi and the hula gal bee-hive bar and the zircon lounge g.g.'s cozy corner the gift of love stop'n'drink, sit'n'sip, rest'n'pieces dexter's new approach and the get down lounge the aorta bar, detroit's main vein

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    I'd insist on a duet (and not as Exene), but I can picture the reaction when I open my mouth and start belting it out. That song is more fun to sing than damn near anything I ever heard, but I don't dare if anyone's in earshot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II View Post
    All I can find is the chords for the song online. Trying to learn the main riff from that...kind of a rockabilly thing. Any hints?
    I know this is an old thread but here's what I think it is....

    Intro and Verses


    |------------------|--------------------|----------------------------|
    |------------------|--------------------|----------------------------|
    |------------------|--------------------|--------4----4----4----4---|
    |------------------|---------0------0--|---4------4----4----4------|
    |-5----5---5---5-|----0h2----0h2----|-2----2-----2----2----2---|
    |-3--3---3---3---|-0------------------|----------------------------|

    * Let the open notes ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesy_rice View Post
    I know this is an old thread but here's what I think it is....

    Intro and Verses


    |------------------|--------------------|----------------------------|
    |------------------|--------------------|----------------------------|
    |------------------|--------------------|--------4----4----4----4---|
    |------------------|---------0------0--|---4------4----4----4------|
    |-5----5---5---5-|----0h2----0h2----|-2----2-----2----2----2---|
    |-3--3---3---3---|-0------------------|----------------------------|

    * Let the open notes ring
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    Ha ha.. I know goofy, right? I've been working on this song and when I did a Google search I found this thread I wanted to respond in hopes the person that originally asked was still around. It's a great song a lot of fun to play on guitar.

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    any guitar thread dredge is a welcome thread dredge. nice job.
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