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High Speed Dirt Tab

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                             HIGH SPEED DIRT
                                 Megadeth
               (From The 1992 Album Countdown To Extinction)

Transcribed by Jonathan Casper (confinedforever)

Gtr 1 - Tuning Standard - (E A D G B E)



Remix/Remaster intro:
Guitar 1
e|------------------------0-------|
B|----------------------0---0---0-|
G|-5--------7---------5-------5---|
D|-5--------7---7---5-------------|
A|----0-0-0---0-7-0---------------|
E|--------------------------------|
      * * *   *   * * * *   
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5--------5/6-5/6-5~--------5~-|
D|-4--------4/5-4/5-4~--------5~-|
A|----0-0-0---------------0-0----|
E|-------------------------------|
      * * *               * * 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------7-------5---7-------5\4-5~-|
D|-------7---7---5---7---7---5\4----|
A|-0-0-0---0-7-0---0---0-7-0--------|
E|----------------------------------|
   * * *   *   *   *   *   * 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------2-3-4\--2-3-4\--2-3-4-|
A|-0-0-0-3-4-5\--3-4-5\--3-4-5-|
E|-----------------------------|
   * * * * *     * *     * * *

Guitar 2 (During last bar)
[fade in, studio effect]
e|----0----|
B|----0----|
G|----x----|
D|----x----|
A|----0----|
E|---------|



Original version intro:

[fade in, studio effect]
e|----0----|
B|----0----|
G|----x----|
D|----x----|
A|----0----|
E|---------|

e|------------------------0-------|
B|----------------------0---0---0-|
G|-5--------7---------5-------5---|
D|-5--------7---7---5-------------|
A|----0-0-0---0-7-0---------------|
E|--------------------------------|
      * * *   *   * * * *   
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5--------5/6-5/6-5~--------5\-|
D|-4--------4/5-4/5-4~--------5\-|
A|----0-0-0---------------0-0----|
E|-------------------------------|
      * * *               * * 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------7-------5---7-------5\4-5~-|
D|-------7---7---5---7---7---5\4----|
A|-0-0-0---0-7-0---0---0-7-0--------|
E|----------------------------------|
   * * *   *   *   *   *   * 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------2-3-4\--2-3-4\--2-3-4-|
A|-0-0-0-3-4-5\--3-4-5\--3-4-5-|
E|-----------------------------|
   * * * * *     * *     * * * 



Riff 1
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-5~-------5---5~--5---7--5---|
D|-5~-------5-0-4~--4-0-7--4-0-|
A|----0-0-0--------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
      * * *
   "Do it if you dare..."


Riff 2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-2--------4---5---7---8--7-5-|
A|-0--0-0-0-2-0-3-0-5-0-6--5-3-|
E|-----------------------------|
      * * *   *   *   * 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------7-|
D|-2--------4---5---7---8--9-5-|
A|-0--0-0-0-2-0-3-0-5-0-6--7---|
E|-----------------------------|
      * * *   *   *   * 


Riff 3
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-5--------7-------5---7-------5\4-5~-|
D|-5--------7---7---5---7---7---5\4-4~-|
A|----0-0-0---0-7-0---0---0-7-0--------|
E|-------------------------------------|
      * * *   *   *   *   *   * 
   "Energy of the gods..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------2-3-4\--2-3-4\--2-3-4-|
A|-0-0-0-3-4-5\--3-4-5\--3-4-5-|
E|-----------------------------|
   * * * * *     * *     * * *
   "...adrenaline surge..."


Riff 3a
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-5--------7-------5---7-------5\4-5-|
D|-5--------7---7---5---7---7---5\4-4-|
A|----0-0-0---0-7-0---0---0-7-0-------|
E|------------------------------------|
      * * *   *   *   *   *   * 
   "...on my way..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------2-3-4\--2-3-4\------|
A|-0-0-0-3-4-5\--3-4-5\------|
E|-----------------------0-3-|
   * * * * *     * *     * *     
   "...the high speed dirt..."


Riff 4
e|-----------------------|
B|----8~------------9-10-|
G|----7~------------8--9-|
D|----6~------------7--8-|
A|----7~------------8--9-|
E|-0--------0-0--0-------| 
            * *  *
e|-------------------------|
B|----11~------------12-13-|
G|----10~------------11-12-|
D|-----9~------------10-11-|
A|----10~------------11-12-|
E|-0---------0-0--0--------|
             * *  *


Play Riff 1  "Paralyzed with fear..."
Play Riff 2
Play Riff 3  "Energy of the gods..."
Play Riff 3a "...on my way..."
Play Riff 4  
Play Riff 3a   Solo Rhythm

Riff 3b (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-5--------7-------5---7-------5\4-5-|
D|-5--------7---7---5---7---7---5\4-4-|
A|----0-0-0---0-7-0---0---0-7-0-------|
E|------------------------------------|
      * * *   *   *   *   *   * 
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------2-3-4\--2-3-4\--2-3-4-2----2-2-2----2-2-|
A|-0-0-0-3-4-5\--3-4-5\--3-4-5-0----0-0-0----0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
   * * * * *     * *     * * *    
   "...the high speed dirt..."


Solo (Mustaine)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-5----7b9r7p6p5---5---------|
D|-5--------------7---7-6-5-4-|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|----------------7-7-----------------|
B|----------10b12-----10b12~--(12)r10-|
G|---7~~------------------------------|
D|-4----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------5-------------5-|
B|-8h10p8-7-8\-5h7p5---5-----5---8p7-5-----5---|
G|-------------------7---7b9-----------7b8-----|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-8p7p5-----5-------------------------------|
G|-------7b9---8p7p5-7-5h7p5-4h5p4---4-5-7---|
D|-------------------7-5-----------7---5-7-4-|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
                                       * * * 
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------5--7-----------|
G|-------------------------5~-----5--7--7--5-7b9-|
D|-----------------5---5-7-----7--5--7-----5-----|
A|-0-3~---3h5-6/7----7---------------------------|
E|------5----------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------13----15----13h15p13----13-17-|
G|-[7]9-[7]9-[7]9r7----14----14----14----------14-------|
D|----a-------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-13h15p13-12h13p12-10h12p10-8h10p8-7h8p7-5h7p5-|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-4-5------------------------------------------|
G|-----7p5----8p7p5----5~-5~----5-5-5----5-5-5~-|
D|---------7--------7---------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-2--------------------------|
A|-0--0-0-0----------0-5--3---|
E|----------5-3-2--2--------3-|
      * * *        * *    * *

Final time: 
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-2---------------------------2----2-2-2----2-2-|
A|-0--0-0-0----------0-5--0-3^-0----0-0-0----0-0-|
E|----------5-3-2--2-----------------------------|
      * * *        * * 


Solo (Friedman)
e|--------8-12----8-11-10-8---------------|
B|-10---8------10-----------10-8-7--------|
G|----9----------------------------8-7----|
D|-------------------------------------10-|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------5---------------------------------------------|
G|-------5------5-8-7-5----------------------------------|
D|-7-6-5------7---------7-5-5-44--------------7--7-7-7-7-|
A|-------------------------------6-5-3-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------5-3/5-------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------{20}-----{20}-----{20}-----{20}--------|
G|-----19-19-19b21----19b21----19b21----19b21----(21)r19-|
D|-/17---------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|---------17--------17-20p17--17-----------|
G|-17h19h20--20p17h20--------20--20p19p17---|
D|---------------------------------------19-|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|---------17--------17-20p17--17-20p17-19b20~~-|
G|-17h19h20--20p19h20--------20-----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|-17-19b20r19p17-20-20b22~~-|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|----------------------19p14--------------------------------|
B|-------------15-17-19------15---------14-12-10-------------|
G|----14-16-18-----------------16-12-14----------12-9--------|
D|-17-------------------------------------------------12-11~-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|----17-16-15-14-15-17-17-12--15p12--14-12-10-9-10-12-10p9-------|
B|-/14-----------------------14-----14---------------------12-10\-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-8p5h7---5-----------------------------------------------|
B|-------8---8-7h8h10-8p7---7p6p5---5h7p5---5-------5------|
G|------------------------9-------7-------7---7-6-5---5~---|
D|-------------------------------------------------------7-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 1   "Dropping all my weight..."
Play Riff 2


Interlude:
Guitar 1 (Distortion)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-2-----------------14\--|
A|-0-----------------12\--|
E|------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Clean)
e|-5----------------------|
B|-5--------5~------------|
G|-7b8-5-7--5~---------5~-|
D|--------------7--5-7----|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|---5-------------------------------|
D|--5--7--5--------------------------|
A|-7--------7--6-5---6h7p5---5-------|
E|-----------------8-------8---8\5~~-|

e|---------------------------|
B|-5-7b8r7p5-7p5--7b8-7~--5--|
G|-5-7b8r7p5-7p5--7b8-7~--5--|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-----5-8~--5-----------------------|
B|-----5-8~--5--8-5------------------|
G|-5h6--------------8p7p5---7b8--5~~-|
D|------------------------7----------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|---5-------------------|
D|--x---7--5-------------|
A|-x----------7--6--5--3-|
E|-----------------------|

End Interlude


Riff 6 
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-2-------------------7----5-|
A|-0--0-0-0-5---5----0-5--0-3-|
E|----------3-0-2--2----------|
      * * *   *    * *    * 
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-2----2-2-2----2-2-2----2-2-2----2-2-|
A|-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------|


Ending:
Guitar 1                      x3
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-5~-------5---5~--5---7--5---|
D|-5~-------5-0-4~--4-0-7--4-0-|
A|----0-0-0--------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
      * * *
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-5~------------5-|
D|-5~------------4-|
A|-----0-0-0-0-0---|
E|-----------------|
       * * * * * 
  "Shit!"

Guitar 2
e|--------17------------------17-----------------------------|
B|------17--20p19p17--------17--20p19p17------17-------------|
G|-19b21------------20-19b21-------------19b21--20p19p17--17-|
D|------------------------------------------------------19---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------17------------------17-----------------------------|
B|------17--20p19p17--------17--20p19p17------17-------------|
G|-19b21------------20-19b21-------------19b21--20p19p17--17-|
D|------------------------------------------------------19---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------17------------------17--------------------------|
B|------17--20p19p17--------17--20p19p17------17----------|
G|-19b21------------20-19b21-------------19b21--20p19p17\-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------(5)--------------|
B|---------(7)---(7)(6)(5)-----|
G|-7b9r7p5-----5----------(5)--| Harmony guitar in ()'s.
D|-a--------7-----7--6--5--4---| 
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
   "Shit!"


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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