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Wax Simulacra Bass Tab

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Artist: The Mars Volta
Song: Wax Simulacra (Single)
Album: The Bedlam of Goliath
Tuning: Standard (EADG)
Tabbed By: Nathan Zwiener

It's not like me to make bass tabs, but this song is mixed much differently than
Mars Volta songs and I can't hear the guitar for about 90% of the song. But hey, the 
part
this song is very important, and cool.

This is probably the most powerful, kick-ass Mars Volta song out there. Sure there's
kick-ass Mars Volta songs but they have cooldowns and quiet interludes. Those are great,
Wax Simulacra just plows its way through 2 minutes and 41 seconds like tissue paper. I 
you enjoy this tab as much as I liked listening to this song. :)

                                       _______________________
 INTRO - Drum Solo!                   |2.
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-*---------------------------------*-|-----------------------|
|-*------------------3--3-----------*-|-----------------------|
|----5--5------0--0-----------3--3----|--5--5---5-5-5-5-5--5--|

 VERSE (0:15)
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-*---------------------------------------------*-|
|-*---------------------------------------------*-|
|---3--5-5-5-5--(x2)--5--3-3-3-3----0--5-5-5-5----|

 CHORUS (0:43)
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-*--------------------------------2p0~----------*-|
|-*-----0-2-3-2~--0~--------3--3-5------3~-------*-|
|---5----------------0--0-----------------3--3-----|
 Sounds silly, I know, but it's what he plays.

 Back to the VERSE at 0:56.
 Then back to the CHORUS at 1:24.

 INTERLUDE (1:37)
|----------------------------------------|
|-*------------------------------------*-|
|-*----------3---5---------3--2--------*-|
|----5---0-----------3~----------5--4----|
The rhythm is dotted quarter notes switching pitch every measure, assuming the song's in
But it's easy to play by feel. So I didn't write the rhythm here. After the tilded note
for 2 measures), the rhythm goes to quarter notes with the drums.

 CHORUS (2:05) Rock out!                         x4
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-*--------------------------------2p0~----------*-|
|-*-----0-2-3-2~--0~--------3--3-5------3~-------*-|
|---5----------------0--0-----------------3--3-----|

 OUTRO (2:31)
|--------------------------------|
|-(rest while sax----------------|
|- totally freaks)---------------|
|--------------------3--3--5-5-5-|

Send me feedback! :D
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wallnut wrote on December 6 2007, 10:21 am

Not bad, but the interlude uses arpeggios rather than just the root notes.

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thunder77 wrote on December 6 2007, 08:33 pm

Really? I couldn't tell he was playing arpeggios honestly, I disagree.

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wallnut wrote on December 11 2007, 06:43 pm

Hmmm sounds like he does at 1:42, but ok the rest is just roots.

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