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Metallica, For Whom The Bells Tolls Bass tabs (ver.2)

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For Whom The Bells Tolls Bass tabs (ver.2)

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                For Whom the Bell Tolls

This is based off of the master bass track of For Whom the Bell Tolls
on the Ride the Lightning album. The link for the bass alone is here:
playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=62.
Keep in mind that during the intro, it changes slightly and I
did NOT tab this, since the generalized pattern is the same and Cliff
didn't play these subtle changes live. Enjoy the tab.

originally tabbed as A5 chord, but they're really E5 chords. Thanks to Zaqq for bringing 
this to my attention! \m/
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*Note: In the bass intro, there is a sustained 16th fret note, then you have to
hammer-on to the 19th fret and pull-off to the 16th once more WITHOUT plucking.
When using wah on this, it should make that wisping sound that you can hear when
Cliff plays.


Intro (Play x8, use distortion and wah for this)
G|---------------|-19-18-17-16~--h19h16---------19--------------|
D|---------------|-----------------------17-16------------------|
A|---------------|---------------------------------17-16~--/----|
E|-2-2--2-2--0~--|-------------------------------------------0--|


Transition Riff (Play x4, clean bass)
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-2-3-5--|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------2--|
E|-0-3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-2-3----|


Verse Intro (Play x1, distorted bass)
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----9~---9~---9~---9~---9~---9~---9-----------|
A|-----7~---7~---7~---7~---7~---7~---7-----------|
E|-0*------------------------------------3~----3-|

G|-------------------------------------------------5--------|
D|------------9~------9~------9~------9------------------7--|
A|------------7~------7~------7~------7---------3-----------|
E|-10h12/--0------0*------0*------0*-----0-3~----------5----|

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-------------9-----9---------------------|
A|-------------7-----7---------------------|
E|-0--0--0--0-----0-----0-3-3~----3-3-3-3--|

G|--------------------------------------------------------5---------|
D|-------------9------9------9------9----------------------------7--|
A|-------------7------7------7------7------------------3------------|
E|-/12\----0------0*-----0*-----0*-----3--3--3-3--3-3--------5------|


Chorus Riff (Play x2)
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-3-0-6~--2~--|

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-3-0-0-6--2--1---|

Verse 1 (Play x2)
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-------------9-----9---------------------|
A|-------------7-----7---------------------|
E|-0--0--0--0-----0-----0-3-3~----3-3-3-3--|

G|--------------------------------------------------------5---------|
D|-------------9------9------9------9----------------------------7--|
A|-------------7------7------7------7------------------3------------|
E|-/12\----0------0*-----0*-----0*-----3--3--3-3--3-3--------5------|


Chorus 1 (Play x2)
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-3-0-6~--2~--|

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-3-0-0-6--2--1---|


Bridge
G|----|-------------------------------------------|
D|-9~-|-------------------------------------------|
A|-7~-|-------------------------------------------|
E|-0~-|--0~-----0~-----0~---\3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-0--|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------9~-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------7~-------------------------------|
E|-0---0---0--0-7~---/12\--0~----------0~---/3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-0--|

G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|-------------|
E|-0/7~---7/---|


Verse 2 (Play x2)
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-------------9-----9---------------------|
A|-------------7-----7---------------------|
E|-0--0--0--0-----0-----0-3-3~----3-3-3-3--|

G|--------------------------------------------------------5---------|
D|-------------9------9------9------9----------------------------7--|
A|-------------7------7------7------7------------------3------------|
E|-/12\----0------0*-----0*-----0*-----3--3--3-3--3-3--------5------|

Chorus 2 (Play x2)
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-3-0-6~--2~--|

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-3-0-0-6--2--1---|

Outro (Repeat until fade out/end of song)
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-11-11------11-11--12--12----------|
A|-9--9-------9--9---10--10----------|
E|--------0~-------------------0~----|

That's about it! Cliff used distortion for most of it (mainly all but the
transition and the chorus), so flip some of that on and it sounds better. This is
not 100% correct, but it is damn close. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Key
====
#* - Staccato note (0*)
#h# - Hammer-on/pull off (10h12)
#\ OR /# OR /#\ - Slide to/from note
            
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