I did it. Well, I attempted it and I’m somewhat surprised by the result. I don’t think it’s perfect but I double (triple, quadruple, and many more) checked real recording along with the GP file at full speed and at half speed. It sounds kinda similar. Some notes might be off but it seems that I got most of the clearer notes correctly. However, fingerings is different topic. I can’t guarantee any sort of accuracy in this case. I tabbed it the way it makes most sense to me but I have no idea how Vinnie played it. By the way, I did not indicate any pull-offs nor hammer-ons. Use them wherever possible. I only indicated one slide because that’s where I shifted positions. That’s just my preference. (And one more long slide near the end.)
Another concern is rhythms. I had to slow down this passage to half speed and then to 1/3 speed. In these circumstances one starts to hear all sorts of things. Some of the rhythms I notated could be not intended by Vinnie. Or they could be just audio illusions because when I listen to it at full speed, it all sounds like kind of even notes. So, I’m not totally confident about rhythms.
All in all, I did it. How accurate this tab is…that’s different question
I myself could only play along at ~40% speed and only one beat at a time. In these circumstances, it felt good. I’ll work on memorizing it and trying to play along at some tempo. If I’ll discover some mistakes, I’ll update it.
Let me know what you think and how similar or different it is to your transcription, @tommo I can send you a GP file if you want because just seeing tabs…it’s just confusing.
Edit: I forgot to comment the quirky pause in the beginning. I’m pretty sure that it was not intended to be there but I could hear it quite clearly so I decided to notate it. It doesn’t really make sense and I don’t expect anyone to actually play that pause precisely at full speed. One should just insert some note or prolong something. Nobody will notice it at full speed. Problem arises when I slow down the recording and try to play along. In that case, there is a very clear pause that I can’t ignore.
And so there’s dilemma: to transcribe as accurately as possible or to transcribe in the most practical way
Edit2: I noticed a mistake in the chromatic run towards the end. It should be 18-17-16-15 instead of 18-17-15-14. I won’t update the picture now because there may be more mistakes.
Edit3: hopefully the last update. It tried to memorize this lick and to play along at some meaningful tempo. My skills proved to suck too much to play this passage fast. So I compared GP sounds to the real sounds and came to conclusion that my work is largely correct. Sure, I can hear that, for example, Vinnie speeds up a bit in the end of the second full bar but these details sound merely like the artefacts of slowing things down and investigating too deeply.
I think I’m done with this lick. Unless somebody will notice some mistake that I made. Have fun whoever decides to try it besides @tommo
(I’m uploading the corrected tab in the place of the previous one.)