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The Call Of The Ktulu

The Call Of The Ktulu Bass Tabs

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THE CALL OF KTULU (Bassline)
                            As recorded by Metallica
                    (From the 1984 Album RIDE THE LIGHTNING)

Words and Music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, and David Mustaine


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Key Of Dm'

I Put that Wah Changes underneath the measures:
+ - Closed
o - Open

 (0:05), (7:55)                 (1:01)
  Moderately Q=140
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx16           Wx16            H..       E   H.      +Q     4x
|-------------||-------------||--------------|----------------||
|-------------||-------------||o-------------|---------------o||
|-------------||-------------||o-0---------7-|-6-------(6)\--o||
|-------------||-------------||--------------|----------------||


                                 <         <
    W          W         3x H    E E E E   E E E E E E Q
||-----------|-----------||--------------|----------------|
||o----------|-0--------o||--------------|----------------|
||o----------|----------o||------5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\-|
||-----------|-----------||--------------|----------------|


   (1:29, 1:56, 2:54, 2:51) With Distortion/Wah

    E E E E a Q.   E   E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E  E  +Q
||-------------------|----------------|---------9-9-9---|---------------------|
||o-----7-5-5h7------|----------------|---------7-7-7---|-----------10-(10)\--|
||o-0-0------------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-7--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-|-6-6-6-6-6-----------|
||-------------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
    o                                           +     o   

  E E E E a E E E E   E E E E E E Q     E E E E Q.   E   E E E E E E Q
|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------||
|-------5-5h7-5-7---|-----------------|-------5-7------|-----------------||
|-0-0-0-----------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-----|-0-0-0---0----7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-7\--||
|-------------------|-------------8\--|----------------|-----------------||
                                              +      o

                           TP  TP                            TP  TP
  E E E E E E E E    E  E  Q   H      E E E E E E E E   E E  Q   Q.    E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----17--17----17\-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-12-12-15--17----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-15--15----15\-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
                                                            +            o

                                      1.
  E E E E E E E E    Q   Q   Q.    E    S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-15--17--19----19-|-20p0-19p0-17p0-19p0-17p0-15p0-17p0-15p0-|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------------------------------|


   S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S S S
|--------------------------------------------||
|-14p0-15p0-14p0-12p0-14p0-12p0-10p0-9p0----o||
|-------------------------------------------o||
|--------------------------------------------||


  2.
   S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S    S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  E
|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||
|-20p0-19p0-20p0-19p0-20p0-19p0-20p0-19p0-|-17p0-19p0-17p0-19p0-17p0-15p0-14p0-14-o||
|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------o||
|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||
                                            +

 3.
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  Q
|----------------12----12-|-14-12-14-15-14-15-17\---||
|-12-14-15-14-15----15----|------------------------o||
|-------------------------|------------------------o||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||


  4.
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S S  S  S  S S  S  S
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-19p17-19p17-19p17-19p17-15p0-15p10-15p0-15p10-|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|


                           (3:19) Distorion/Wah Off
   TP TP     TP   TP
   |----3----|                                        |-3-|
   Q  Q     +Q   +H         E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q
|-----------------------||------------------|---------------|
|-15-17b19-(17)-(17)----||o-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------------||o---------0---2-3-|---------0-2-3-|
|-----------------------||--0-0-0-0---0-----|-1-1-1-1-------|
  +

                            |-3-|                                   |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q         E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q
|-----------------|----------------||-||------------------|----------------|
|-----------------|---------------o||-||o-----------------|----------------|
|---------0---2-3-|-5-------3-2---o||-||o---------0---2-3-|---------0-2-3--|
|-2-2-2-2---0-----|---3-3-3-----3--||-||--0-0-0-0---0-----|-1-1-1-1--------|


                            |-3-|                                   |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q         E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q
|-----------------|----------------||-||------------------|----------------|
|-----------------|---------------o||-||o-----------------|----------------|
|---------0---2-3-|-5-------3-2---o||-||o---------3---5-6-|---------3-5-6--|
|-2-2-2-2---0-----|---3-3-3-----3--||-||--3-3-3-3---3-----|-4-4-4-4--------|


                                     (4:00) With Distortion/Wah
                            |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q     E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|----------------||----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|---------------o||-------5-7--7---|------------------|
|---------3---5-6-|-8-------6-5---o||-0-0-0--------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-7s9--|
|-5-5-5-5---5-----|---6-6-6-----6--||----------------|------------------|


  E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E Q     E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-------5-7--7---|-----------5-5\--|-------5-7--7---|-----------------|
|-0-0-0--------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-7\--|-0-0-0--------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-----|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------8-7-|


  E E E E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|
|---------7------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0----7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-|
|----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|---------------------|-------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|---------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-14-14-15-15-14-14-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


  E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|
|-------5-7--7---|-----------------|
|-0-0-0--------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-7s9-|
|----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E Q     E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-------5-7--7---|-----------5-5\--|-------5-7--7---|-----------------|
|-0-0-0--------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-7\--|-0-0-0--------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-----|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------8-7-|


  E E E E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|
|---------7------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0----7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-|
|----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|---------------------|-------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|---------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-14-14-15-15-14-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   (4:55)
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-------5-7-5-7---|-----------------|-------5-7-5-7---|-----------5-5\---o||
||o-0-0-0---------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-----|-0-0-0---------7-|-6-6-6-6-6-7-7\---o||
||------------------|-------------8-7-|-----------------|-------------------||


  E E E E  E  E  E  E    E  E  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|---------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-10h12p10h12-10h12p10h12-10h12p10h12-|
|---------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------------------------|


  E E E E  E  E  E  E    Q   H         Q
|---------------------|-------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-12-12-12-12-|-12--14tr15----15--|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|


  E E E E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  H
|---------------------|-------------12----|
|-0-0-0-0-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-15-15-------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|


       T      T      T      T      T        T      T      T   T    T
  S S  S S S  S S S  S S S  S S S  S S   S  S S S  S S S  S S S  S S  Q
|-5h7-14p5h7-14p5h7-15p5h7-15p5h7-15p5h|=7-16p5h7-16p5h7-16p5h7-17p5-17---||
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------||


   (5:23) Distortion/Wah Off
                              |-3-|                                   |-3-|
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q  4x     E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q  4x
||------------------|----------------||-||------------------|----------------||
||o-----------------|---------------o||-||o-----------------|---------------o||
||o-0-------0---2-3-|-0-------0-2-3-o||-||o-2-------2---4-5-|-2-------2-4-5-o||
||----0-0-0---0-----|---1-1-1--------||-||----2-2-2---2-----|---3-3-3--------||


                              |-3-|                                   |-3-|
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q  4x     E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q Q Q  4x
||------------------|----------------||-||------------------|----------------||
||o-----------------|---------------o||-||o-----------------|---------------o||
||o-3-------3---5-6-|-3-------3-5-6-o||-||o-5-------5---7-8-|-5-------5-7-8-o||
||----3-3-3---3-----|---4-4-4--------||-||----5-5-5---5-----|---6-6-6--------||


 (6:10)
  H..       E   W          H..       E   W
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
|-0---------7-|-6--------|-0---------7-|-6--------|
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|


  H..       E   W          H..       E   W
|-------------|----------|-------------|------|
|-------------|----------|-------------|------|
|-0---------7-|-6--------|-0---------7-|-6----|
|-------------|----------|-------------|------|


  H..       E   W          H..       E   W          H..       E   W
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|------|
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|------|
|-0---------7-|-6--------|-0---------7-|-6--------|-0---------7-|-6----|
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|------|


               1.,2.,3.     4.
    H    H      W            H    H      +W
||--7----7----|-----------||-----------|--------|
||o-----------|-0--------o||-0---------|--------|
||o-----------|----------o||-----------|--------|
||------------|-----------||------0----|-(0)----|


    E E E E +Q   Q    Q  Q  H      E E E E +Q   Q    Q  H.     4x
||------------------|------------|-----------------|-----------||
||o-----------------|------------|-----------------|----------o||
||o-----------------|----7--7----|-----------------|----7-----o||
||--3-2-2-2-(2)--3--|-0-----0----|-3-2-2-2-(2)--3--|-0--0------||


    E E E E +Q   Q    Q  Q  H      E E E E +Q   Q    Q  H.
||------------------|------------|-----------------|-----------||
||o-----------------|------------|-----------------|----------o||
||o-----------------|----7--7----|-----------------|----7-----o||
||--3-2-2-2-(2)--3--|-0-----0----|-3-2-2-2-(2)--3--|-0--0------||


                                                    1.
    E E E E +Q   Q    Q  Q  H      E E E E +Q   Q    Q  H.
||------------------|------------|-----------------|-----------||
||o-----------------|------------|-----------------|----------o||
||o-----------------|----7--7----|-----------------|----7-----o||
||--3-2-2-2-(2)--3--|-0-----0----|-3-2-2-2-(2)--3--|-0--0------||


  2.
  Q  H    E E   +Q   E E H      +W
|-------------|---------------|--------||
|-------------|---------------|--------||
|-------------|------5-5-5----|-(5)----||
|-0--0----2-2-|-(2)-----------|--------||


                         Slower Q=90 With Distortion/Wah
                                                      3/4
  Wx15          W           Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H      +H.
|-------------|----------||-------------|------------|--------|
|-------------|----------||-------------|------------|--------|
|-------------|----------||-5--3--5--1--|-5--8--5----|-(5)----|
|-------------|----------||-------------|------------|--------|


 4/4
                      TP
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H      H     E  E  E  E
|-------------|------------|------12S10S12S14S|
|-------------|------------|------------------|
|-5--3--5--1--|-5--8--5----|-5----------------|
|-------------|------------|------------------|


                             TP
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    H     Q   Q
|-12S14S15-14S15-17S15S17S|=19-------------*|
|-------------------------|----------------*|
|-------------------------|-------17\------*|
|-------------------------|----------------*|

Here's the guitar intro for bass if anyone wants to try that. It's in the two handed tapping routine. 
4/4
    Gtr I
     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
||-----14----10-------14----|----14----10-------14----|
||o-------12-------14----15-|-------12-------14----15-|
||o-------------12----------|-------------12----------|
||--10----------------------|-10----------------------|
     H           H             H           H


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|----15----10-------15----|----15----10-------15-----|
|-------12-------14----15-|-------12-------14----15--|
|-------------13----------|-------------13-----------|
|-10----------------------|-10-----------------------|
   H           H             H           H


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|----17----12-------17-12-|----17----12-------17-12-|
|-------14-------14-------|-------14-------14-------|
|-------------15----------|-------------15----------|
|-10----------------------|-10----------------------|
   H           H             H           H


                           1.                          2.
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E      W
|----14----10-------14----|----14----10-------14-----||-------|
|-------12-------14----15-|-------12-------14----15-o||-15----|
|-------------12----------|-------------12----------o||-------|
|-10----------------------|-10-----------------------||-10----|
   H           H             H           H


    E   E  E E E E  Q     E E  E E E E  E E
||-------------9--------|----------9--------|
||o-----7-10-9---9-10---|---7-10-9---9-10-7-|
||o-------------------7-|-6-----------------|
||--5-------------------|-------------------|
    H..               E   W


  E   E  E E E E  Q     E E  E E E E  E E
|------------9--------|----------9----------||
|-----7-10-9---9-10---|---7-10-9---9-10-7--o||
|-------------------7-|-6------------------o||
|-5-------------------|---------------------||
  H..               E   W


     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
||-----------10----------10-|----------10----------14-|
||o-------12----------12----|-------12----------12----|
||o----12----------13-------|----14----------15-------|
||--10----------10----------|-10----------10----------|
     H           H             H           H

Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
<n>  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths


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