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Primus, Professor Nutbutter Bass tabs (ver.1)

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Professor Nutbutter Bass tabs (ver.1)

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                I found this tab somewhere out there and it looks more corrct than the other so here you go: Professor Nutbutter

This is a very cool song, but most tabs I see are wrong.  I assume
this happens because you need a full 24 frets to play it correctly,
and many basses have only 21.  Needless to say, don't attempt this
song without a 24 fret or greater bass.

The length of the song on Tales is 7:13, but there are shorter live
versions out there, so don't be thrown by the time markings above
each part.  Have fun!

Note: I guarantee this tab is wrong somewhere.  There's no way
around it.

Note 2: This tab is long as hell, but I wanted it to be clear.  I'm
sick of incomplete tabs.

Symbols
h - hammer on
V - downstroke strum (flamenco style)
x - muted note
()- ghost note
s - slap note

Intro (0:15) [x2]
G|---------------------------------------------| These notes are
D|---------------------------------------------| muted until
A|---------------------------------------------| about 0:32
E|-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-----|
   s    s    s    s    s    s    s    s
   

Intro Variant (0:35) [x2]
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|-0h10-0h10-0h10-0h10-0h10-0h10-0h10-0h10-----|
   s    s    s    s    s    s    s    s

Intro [x6]
Intro Variant [x2]
Intro Variant 2 (0:52) [x4]
                           V
G|-------------------------15--------------------------|
D|-------------------------15--------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-12------0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-12--|
   s    s    s    s    s       s    s    s    s

Intro Variant [x2]
Intro Variant 2 [x2]
Intro Variant [x4]

"Magical" Riff (1:23) [x4]
G|----------22-------------22-------------22-----------|
D|-0h21-x-x----21-0h21-x-x----21-0h21-x-x----21-0-0-0-0|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
   Note: 4th time, only play 2 "0h21xx22-21" patterns.
         All other "magical" riffs are as written.

Verse 1 Riff (1:37) [x4]
w/ light distortion a la "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-11-11-10-10-11-11-11-11-11-11-10-10-11-12-12-12-----|
   s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-11-11-10-10-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------|
   s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s s s s s s s s
"Magical" Riff Variant (2:04)
G|----------22-------------22-------------22-----------|
D|-0h21-x-x----21-0h21-x-x----21-0h21-x-x----21-0-0-0-0|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

G|----------22-------------22-------------22-----------|
D|-0h21-x-x----21-0h21-x-x----21-0h21-x-x----21-0-0-0-0|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

G|----------22-------------24-------------22-----------|
D|-0h21-x-x----21-0h23-x-x----23-0h21-x-x----21-0-0-0-0|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

G|----------22-------------22----|
D|-0h21-x-x----21-0h21-x-x----21-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

Verse 2 Riff (2:18)
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0h(11)-0h(11)-0h(10)-0h(10)-0h(11)-0h(11)-0h(11)-0h(11)-|
   s      s      s      s      s      s      s      s
   ETC...follows structure of Verse 1.

"Magical" Riff (2:38) - play 2 "0h21xx22-21" patterns

Bridge 1 (2:46)
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11--|

G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11--|

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-0h11-0h11-11-11-9-9-6-6-11-9-6-|

Bridge 2 (2:52) [x2]
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-0h12-|

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-0h9-0h9-0h9-0h9-0h9-0h9-0h9-0h9---------|

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-|

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-0h11-|

"Magical" Riff Variant (3:06) - at end, play chromatic descending
                                tritones G|-22---21---20---|
                                         D|---21---20---19-| etc...

Guitar Solo (3:20) - Like Verse 2, but ghost notes are not ghosted.
                     Use distortion and improv if you want.

Bridge 3 (3:48)
G|-----------------------------------------| Improv around these
D|-----------------------------------------| two patterns.
A|-7-7-7-----------7-7-7-------------------|
E|-------7-0--0----------7-0---------------|

G|-----------------------------------------| Stay within the
D|-----------------------------------------| E minor(?) scale.
A|---------5--5------------5---------------| (E F# G A B C D E)
E|-3-3-3h5---------3-3-3h5-----------------|

Lead-In (4:15) - Slap and mute on the E string like Intro.
"Magical" Riff (4:36) - Play first two "bars" of the Variant(see above)
Verse 1 Riff (4:46)

Outro (4:59)
   Play Bridge 2 with distortion.  Improv after the singing stops.
The bass cuts out around 6:15 near when the speaker says "certain
situations" and returns around 6:30.  Continue improving.

That's it!  Sorry for the length, but you should have few problems.
Feel free to modify the song to your liking, but leave the tab alone.
            
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