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/ Fear Factory / Demanufacture (1995) / Self Bias Resistor guitar tab

SELF BIAS RESISTOR 
    
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Artist:  Fear Factory
Song:  "Self Bias Resistor"
Album:  "Demanufacture"
Label:  Roadrunner Records, copyright 1995, (The All-Blacks B.V.)

Dry Lung Vocal Martyr:  Burton C. Bell
Heavy Duty Scarifier:  Dino Cazares
Total Harmonic Distortion:  Christian Olde Wolbers
Maximum Effective Pulse Generator:  Raymond Herrera

Thanks a lot to Yani and Ray for giving me the opportunity to do this.

My name is Dimitrije Kostic and any questions about this tab or any 
others in the Fear Factory Tablature Archive can be emailed to me at
                martyr@fearfactory.com
I will gladly investigate any possible errors in any tablature on this site.

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This is the second track off "Demanufacture" and it was my favorite for 
a long time.  It sounds a lot like the title track off that album, 
really aggressive and hardcore, with a lot of abrasive staccato riffing 
going on.  

When you play this song, try to vary the strength of the palm-muting.  
When I play this song, I do not use very much palm-muting (in fact, 
sometimes I use none at all, although there is some going on there) but 
I could see why somebody would want to use a lot of palm muting for a 
song like this.  

Riff C, which is the verse and general theme of the song, has a tricky 
rhythm that's hard to hear and perfect.  Keep trying and don't get 
discouraged.  Use trill picking on this riff and most of the other ones 
in the song.

Hitting the G5 chord in Riff K can also be kind of tricky.  If you play 
the first part of that riff by putting your middle finger on the second 
fret and your index finger on the first fret, it's going to be hard to 
get to that chord.  Instead of trying to hit it with your index and ring 
fingers, try playing that chord with your middle and pinky fingers.  If 
you use the latter set of fingers, it takes less time to reach the chord 
and so you can play it faster.  Good luck (this song is on the harder 
side, in my opinion)!

Tune all strings down a perfect fourth (B, E, A, D, F#, B)

LEGEND:
        
        *    -- palm-mute 
        H    -- hit-on
        P    -- pull-off
        ~~~~ -- vibrato
        A.H. -- Artificial Harmonic
        N.H. -- Natural Harmonic
         /   -- slide up
         \   -- slide down

Upbeat, fairly fast speed

Instruments break in suddenly...

Riff A

The easiest riff Fear Factory have EVER played =) !  Bass, guitar, and 
drums all jump in to begin the song on this note.

|----|
|----|
|----|
|----|
|----|
|-4--|
  *

Riff B

|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-44443-4---44443-4---444434444344443-4---|
  ***** *   ***** *   *************** *

Riff C

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-2222-22-1-2--2222-22-1-2--2222-22-1-2--2222-22-1-2--|
  **** ** * *  **** ** * *  **** ** * *  **** ** * *

Riff D

|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-2222-22-1-2--2222-22-1-2--2222-22-1-2--3-444--3-444--|
  **** ** * *  **** ** * *  **** ** * *  * ***  * ***

Riff E

At the end of this measure (where the space is) Raymond
hits the high hat four times on the first time 
the riff is played.  On the second time, Burton shouts, 
"machines of hate!"

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-2222-22-1-2--2222-22-1-2--2222-22-1-2---------------|
  **** ** * *  **** ** * *  **** ** * *  


Riff F

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-444444-3-4--444444-3-4--444444-3-4--444444-3-4--|
  ****** * *  ****** * *  ****** * *  ****** * *

Riff G

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-444444-3-4--444444-3-4--444444-3-4-3-444--3-444--|
  ****** * *  ****** * *  ****** * * * ***  * ***

Riff H

This is the heavily keyboard-backed riff with Burton singing,
"All these years.., etc." 

|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9--(9)-(9)---11--(11)-(11)---7--(7)-(7)---2--(2)-----------|
|-9--(9)-(9)---11--(11)-(11)---7--(7)-(7)---2--(2)-----------|
|-7--(7)-(7)---9---(9)--(9)----5--(5)-(5)---0--(0)-----------|
|(0)-----------------------------------------------55555330--|
                                                   *******
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9--(9)-(9)---11--(11)-(11)---7--(7)-(7)---2--(2)-----------|
|-9--(9)-(9)---11--(11)-(11)---7--(7)-(7)---2--(2)-----------|
|-7--(7)-(7)---9---(9)--(9)----5--(5)-(5)---0--(0)-----------|
|(0)-----------------------------------------------55555330--|
                                                   *******
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9--(9)-(9)---11--(11)-(11)---7--(7)-(7)---2--(2)-----------|
|-9--(9)-(9)---11--(11)-(11)---7--(7)-(7)---2--(2)-----------|
|-7--(7)-(7)---9---(9)--(9)----5--(5)-(5)---0--(0)-----------|
|(0)-----------------------------------------------55555330--|
                                                   *******
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------10--(10)-(10)-------------------|
|-9--(9)-(9)---11--(11)-(11)---9---(9)--(9)---9--(9)-----------|
|-9--(9)-(9)---11--(11)-(11)---7---(7)--(7)---9--(9)-----------|
|-7--(7)-(7)---9---(9)--(9)-------------------7--(7)-----------|
|(0)-----------------------------------------(0)-----55555330--|
                                                     *******

Riff I

|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|-2---7-5-2-----7/8\7--|
|-0---5-3-0-0-0-5/6\5--|
            * *

Riff J

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-2-------7---5---2---5---7/8\7--|
|-0-0-0-0-5-0-3-0-0-0-3-0-5/6\5--|
    * * *   *   *   *   *

Riff K

|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------5--|
|------------------------------------------------3--|
|-222222-1-2--222222-1-2--222222-1-2--222222-1-2----|
  ****** * *  ****** * *  ****** * *  ****** * *

Riff L

|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------3333--|
|-222222-1-2--222222-1-2--222222-1-2--222222-1-2-------|
  ****** * *  ****** * *  ****** * *  ****** * * ****

Riff M

|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------7-7-----------------------6-6--|
|-5555-0-5-3-5555-0-5-3-5-5-5555-0-5-3-5555-0-5-3-4-4--|
  **** * * * **** * * *     **** * * * **** * * *

Riff N

|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------2-|
|-444444-3-4--444444-3-4--444444-3-4-3-444-3-444-3-444-0-|
  ****** * *  ****** * *  ****** * * * *** * *** * *** *

Riff 0

This riff is underneath "They have tried to break you..etc."

|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--7-7-7-7-----------|
|-9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--|
|-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9---5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--|
|(0)-----------------------------5-5-5-5--|
                                                   
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--7-7-7-7------------|
|-9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--7-7-7-7------------|
|-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9---5-5-5-5--875-753---|
|(0)-----------------------------653-531-0-| 
                                 *** ***

|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--7-7-7-7-----------|
|-9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--|
|-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9---5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--|
|(0)-----------------------------5-5-5-5--|

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--7-7-7-7----------------|
|-9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--7-7-7-7--7-7-----------|
|-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9---5-5-5-5--7-7-----------|
|(0)-----------------------------5-5-55555330--|
                                     *******

Song Structure

Riff A 1 time
Riff B 2 times
Riff C 1 time
Riff D 1 time
Riff C 1 time 
Riff E 1 time
Riff C 2 times
Riff F 1 time
Riff G 1 time
Riff C 1 time 
Riff E 1 time
Riff H 1 time
Riff G 2 times
Riff C 2 times
Riff H 1 time
Riff I 4 times
Riff J 4 times 
Riff K 3 times
Riff L 1 time
Riff K 2 times
Riff M 1 time
Riff K 2 times
Riff M 2 times
Riff G 2 times
Riff N 1 time
Riff H 1 time
Riff O 1 time
Riff I 4 times
Riff J 16 times and end abruptly on final note



Fear Factory albums
2004 Archetype
2002 Concrete
2001 Digimortal
1998 Obsolete
1995 Demanufacture
1992 Soul of a New Machine
Demanufacture tabs
01Demanufacture tabbass tab
02Self Bias Resistor tabbass tab
03Zero Signal tabbass tab
04Replica tabbass tab
05New Breed tabbass tab
06Dog Day Sunrise tabbass tab
07Body Hammer tabbass tab
08Flashpoint tabbass tab
09H-K (Hunter-Killer) tabbass tab
10Pisschrist tabbass tab
11Therapy For Pain tabbass tab

 

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