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    Mean Streets Intro

    Hi does anybody have any resources for the Mean Streets intro, tab, video, etc...

    Your help is greatly appreciated!

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    http://www.mxtabs.net/tab_versions.p...Streets,156229

    This is as close as I can find it to being the real thing. You've just got adlib with that intro, man. A lot of people play it a lot of different ways. I know there's only so many ways you can play it before it sounds nothing like it, but I'm just talking about positioning.

    Make it work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by austxdan
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    Quote Originally Posted by austxdan
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    That Vin Halen is bitchin stuff! Didn't he do an action movie recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang Slinger
    http://www.mxtabs.net/tab_versions.p...Streets,156229

    This is as close as I can find it to being the real thing. You've just got adlib with that intro, man. A lot of people play it a lot of different ways. I know there's only so many ways you can play it before it sounds nothing like it, but I'm just talking about positioning.

    Make it work!
    Now how the hell are you supposed to play that? Yes, I've seen Eddie do it (on video) a million times but I still don't get it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomic_punk
    Now how the hell are you supposed to play that? Yes, I've seen Eddie do it (on video) a million times but I still don't get it..
    LOL I just improvise until it sounds exactly like it.

    For the first little part of it, just tap lightly on the 12th fret of the E,A and D strings the right after that, tap on the 12th fret of the e and B strings. Repeat this very quickly. That's the best explination I can give without actually showing you physically. lol Sorry dude.

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    I've tried going to http://www.jfrocks.com/ a few times but I guess that site isn't up any more. That guys tabs are flawless and he shows you a video of how he's doing it, too. So check that out if you can find it, again.

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    Actually, I just found it. http://www.jfrocks2.com/meanstreet.html

    This guy actually does it in a pretty fucked up way. I think he's the Slash of tab sites. Makes things as hard as possible.

    Give it a shot, though. Check out the video.

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    You know, in my opinion a song intro doesn't get any better than on "Mean Streets." First he blows up the world on "Eruption" and then right when you start recovering, he throws this in there. You don't walk in to a guitar store and just hear guys playing that. How does somebody think of something like that? Nobody will ever be able to do that intro as good as Ed. I felt privileged to see it first hand on the 98 tour.
    How open-minded do I have to be before my brains start spilling out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang Slinger
    Actually, I just found it. http://www.jfrocks2.com/meanstreet.html

    This guy actually does it in a pretty fucked up way. I think he's the Slash of tab sites. Makes things as hard as possible.

    Give it a shot, though. Check out the video.
    OK, thanks.. I'll check it out..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk5
    You don't walk in to a guitar store and just hear guys playing that.
    Yeah, you always hear the normal crap that morons play like half-assed versions of "Enter Sandman" or "Smoke on the Water".

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    I didn't want to start a new thread but does any think that Ed tunes one of his strings to C namely the B string? Just a thought..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaboKid
    I didn't want to start a new thread but does any think that Ed tunes one of his strings to C namely the B string? Just a thought..
    No, he doesn't use any strange tunings, on the record every string is tuned 1/2 step down from standard, and after Sammy joined the band he started playing everything, or most everything I should say, in standard tuning again. So if you go watch LWAN or RHRN he's playing the Mean Street intro in standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang Slinger
    Yeah, you always hear the normal crap that morons play like half-assed versions of "Enter Sandman" or "Smoke on the Water".
    Normal crap that this moron plays...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfiddl
    If only the morons I was talking about played it right like that.

    I'd give anything for a customer to play something RIGHT!
    Last edited by Wolfgang Slinger; 05.18.05 at 02:29 AM.

 

 

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