Title: The Bitter End
Artist: Placebo
Album: Sleeping with Ghosts
Tuning: Drop Eb (Eb Bb Eb Ab)

Note: To ensure you don’t damage your bass by tuning up, you can simply downtune a normal E standard bass to Drop D (D A D G) and then put a capo on the first fret, giving you the Drop Eb tuning.

Tab Links:
Bass – Tab Author: Pearce Hamblin

Song Facts:

  • The Bitter End was the 1st single and 5th track on Placebo’s 4th studio album ‘Sleeping with Ghosts’.
  • The album peaked at number 11 on the UK albums chart, number 2 on the German albums chart and number 1 on the French albums chart.
  • Sleeping with Ghosts has been certified Gold in the UK, Platinum in Germany and 2x Platinum in France, with sales of over 100,000, 200,000 and 723,000 in their respective countries.
  • The song was released as downloadable content for the Guitar Hero video game series.
  • As of June 2020, according to Setlist.fm, it is Placebo’s 3rd most played live song.

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