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The Call Of Ktulu Bass Tab

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Metallica
The Call of Ktulu
written by: Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton and Hammett
as performed on Ride the Lightning
Play with wah & distortion. I didn't put in all the Wah Changes. Just listen to the song.
It is used mostly on the really high notes.

                        h..        e     h.          q     
G||-------------------||----------------|-------------------|
D|4:--Guitar Intro.---||:---------------|------------------:|
A|4:------------------||:-0---------7---|-6----------(6)\--:|  x4
E||-------------------||----------------|-------------------|

        w          w                       e e e e e e e e  e e e e  e e  q
G||----------------|----------------||    |----------------|------------------|
D||----------------|----------------||    |----------------|------------------|
A||-------R--------|-5--------------|| x3 |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5--5-5--5\--|
E||----------------|----------------||    |----------------|------------------|


BASS FILL #1
============
     e e e e     e e e e     e e e e e e e e
G||-----------------------|-------------------|
D||--------5-(5)H7-5-7----|-------------------|
A||--0-0-0-------------7--|--6-6-6-6-6-7------|
E||-----------------------|--------------8-7--|


BASS SOLO
=========
3rd and 4th times, substitute Bass Fill #1

     e  e      e  e  q.  e     e e e e  e e  q      e e  q  e e e e
G||-------------------------|--------------------|----------9-9-9----|
D||:-------(5)H7--5--7------|--------------------|----------7-7-7----|
A||:-0--0----------------7--|--6-6-6-6--6-7--7\--|--0-0--0--0-0-0-7--|
E||-------------------------|--------------------|-------------------|

     e e e e  e   e   e   e      e e e e     e  e s s e      e e e e  e e e e
G||---------------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|
D||---------------------------|--------5-(5)H7--7-7-7-----|--------------------|
A||--6-6-6-6--6-(10)-(6/(10))-|--0-0-0----------------7---|--6-6-6-6--6-7------|
E||---------------------------|---------------------------|---------------8-7--|

     e e e e  q    e  e     e e e e  e e  q      e e e e  e  e  e  e
G||----------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
D||--------5--7---(7)\---|--------------------|--0-0-0-0--12-12-12-12--|
A||--0-0-0----0/------7--|--6-6-6-6--6-7--7\--|------------------------|
E||----------------------|--------------------|------------------------|

     s s s s  s  s  s  s   s  s  s  s   s  s  s  s      e e e e  e  e  e  e
G||--9-9-9-9--10-10-10-10--12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|------------------------|
D||--------------------------------------------------|--0-0-0-0--12-12-12-12--|
A||--------------------------------------------------|------------------------|
E||--------------------------------------------------|------------------------|

                                                    [1.--------------------------
     q    q     e  e   q      e e e e  e  e  e  e      q     q     q     e  e
G||-------10----10-10--10\-|------------------------|--10----12----14----12-14--|
D||--12---------12-12--12\-|--0-0-0-0--12-12-12-12--|---------------------------|
A||------------------------|------------------------|---------------------------|
E||------------------------|------------------------|---------------------------|
                                                   ^
                                This is where it changes.
                                When you get to here, go
                                to the next part 1-2-3-4 !

------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
     e  e   s  s  e  s  s  e  s  s  e     s  s  e   s  s  e    e  e  e  e
G||--15-14--12H14P12-14H15P14-12H14P12--|-14H15P14--12H14P12---15-14-12-14\--||
D||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------:||
A||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------:||
E||-------------------------------------|------------------------------------||

[2.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
     q     q     q.  s  s      e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e  
G||--10----12----14--12-14--|--12-17-15-14-----15-14-----|-----14H15P14--------14H15P14-----||
D||-------------------------|---------------17-------17--|--17----------17--17----------17-:||
A||-------------------------|----------------------------|---------------------------------:||
E||-------------------------|----------------------------|----------------------------------||


[3.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
     q     q     h          e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e      e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e
G||--10----12----14------|------------------12-14-12--|--14-12-15-14--17-15-17-19\---||
D||----------------------|--12-14-15-12--15-----------|-----------------------------:||
A||----------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------:||
E||----------------------|----------------------------|------------------------------|| 

[4.--------------------------->
    e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e    s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s
G||--------------------------|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
D||-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|-------------------------------------------------|
A||--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
E||--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

::::GRADUAL BEND:::::::::::::full-----------wah off-]
    s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s      
G||-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
D||-------------------------------------------------|
A||-------------------------------------------------|
E||-------------------------------------------------|

This is the cool bit. It sounds good.
     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e e+s e+s e     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
G||--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
D||:-------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
A||:-------------0-----2--3--|--------------0--2---3--|--------------0-----2--3--|
E||--0--0--0--0-----0--------|--1--1--1--1------------|--2--2--2--2-----0--------|

     e  e  e  e e+s e+s e
G||------------------------|
D||-----------------------:|  x4
A||--5-----------3--2-----:|  
E||-----3--3--3---------3--|

     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e e+s e+s e
G||--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
D||:-------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
A||:-------------3-----5--6--|--------------3--5---6--|--------------3-----5--6--|
E||--3--3--3--3-----3--------|--4--4--4--4------------|--5--5--5--5-----5--------|

     e  e  e  e e+s e+s e
G||-------------------------|
D||------------------------:|
A||--8-----------6--5------:|
E||-----6--6--6---------6---|


Guitar SOLO --> Play this section with Wah

     e  e  e  s   q  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e e    e  e  e  e  e  s s e e
G||------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D||:----------5-5H7--7-----|------------------------|----------5--7--7-7-7---|
A||:-0--0--0------------7--|-6--6--6--6--6--7--7/9--|-0--0--0--------------7-|
E||------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

    e  e  e  e  e  e  q      e  e  e  e  e s s e  e     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
G||-----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D||----------------5--5\--|-----------5--7-7-7-7-----|--------------------------|
A||-6--6--6--6--6--7--7\--|--0--0--0--------------7--|--6--6--6--6--6--7--------|
E||-----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------8--7--|

     e  e  e  e    q.   s     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
G||------------------------|--------------------------|---------------------------|
D||----------------7\------|--------------------------|--0--0--0--0--12-12-12-12--|
A||--0--0--0--0----0----7--|--6--6--6--6--6--7--7--7--|---------------------------|
E||------------------------|--------------------------|---------------------------|

    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  
G||-------------------------|
D||-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-| Repeat this bar 4 times
A||-------------------------|
E||-------------------------|

[1.------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
G||-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D||-12-12-14-14-15-15-14-14-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-:|
A||-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------:|
E||-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|

[2.------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
G||-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D||-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-:|
A||-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------:|
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
G||---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D||:-----------5--7--5--7-----|-------------------------|----------5--7--5--7-----|
A||:--0--0--0--------------7--|-6--6--6--6--6--7--------|-0--0--0--------------7--|
E||---------------------------|-------------------8--7--|-------------------------|

     e  e  e  e  e  e  q
G||-------------------------|
D||-----------------5--5\--:|
A||--6--6--6--6--6--7--7\--:|
E||-------------------------|

     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
G||--------------------------|--------------------------|
D||--0--0--0--0--12-12-12-12-|--13-13-14-14-15-15-15-15-| Play these bars twice
A||--------------------------|--------------------------|
E||--------------------------|--------------------------|

     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e      h         s  e  s  e  s  e  s  e  s  e  s  
G||--------------------------|------------------12------|-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-|
D||--0--0--0--0--12-12-12-12-|--14-14-15-15-------------|----------------------------------|
A||--------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
E||--------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------------|

    e  s  e  s  e  s  e  s  q
G||-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-|
D||----------------------------|
A||----------------------------|
E||----------------------------|

     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e  e. e. e
G||--------------------------|------------------------|
D||:-------------------------|-----------------------:|
A||:-0-----------0-----2--3--|--0-----------0--2--3--:|  x4
E||-----0--0--0-----0--------|-----1--1--1------------|

     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e  e. e. e
G||--------------------------|------------------------|
D||:-------------------------|-----------------------:|
A||:-2-----------2-----4--5--|--2-----------2--4--5--:|  x4
E||-----2--2--2-----2--------|-----3--3--3------------|

     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e  e. e. e
G||--------------------------|-----------------------|
D||:-------------------------|----------------------:|
A||:-3-----------3-----5--6--|--3-----------3--5--6-:|   x3
E||-----3--3--3-----3--------|-----4--4--4-----------|

     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e  e. e. e
G||--------------------------|-----------------------|
D||:-------------------------|----------------------:|
A||:-5-----------5-----7--8--|--5-----------5--7--8-:|   x3
E||-----5--5--5-----5--------|-----6--6--6-----------|

         h..       s         w
G||---------------------|-------------------|
D||:--------------------|------------------:|
A||:-----0---------7----|----6-------------:|   x8
E||---------------------|-------------------|

                        [1.2.3.-------------][4.---------------------------------->
          h      h           w                     h      h
G||-------7------7------|-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
D||:--------------------|------------------:|------0-------------|--------------------|
A||:--------------------|----0-------------:|--------------------|--------------------|
E||---------------------|-------------------|-------------0------|----(0)-------------|

       e  e  e e+q    q     q    q     h
G||----------------------|--------------------|
D||:---------------------|--------------------|
A||:---------------------|-------7-----7------|
E||----3--2--2--2-----3--|--0----------0------|

                         [1-7.----------------]
       e  e  e e+q    q     q.         h.
G||----------------------|--------------------|
D||----------------------|-------------------:|
A||----------------------|-------------7-----:|
E||----3--2--2--2-----3--|--0----------0------|

   [8.------------------->
      q.  h      e   e       q     e   e+h        w
G||----------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
D||----------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
A||----------------------|---------5----5----|---(5)----------------|
E||---0---0------2---2---|--(2)--------------|----------------------|


Now there is 15 bars of Drums. Now for the final little section --->
       q    q    q    q       q    q    h             h.
G||----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
D||----------------------|----------------------|3------------------|
A||----5----3----5----1--|----5----8----5-------|4---(5)------------|
E||----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|

       q    q    q    q       q    q    h       Fast !                                h    h
G||---------------------|---------------------|12\10/12/14\12/14/15\14/15/17\15/17/|/19--------|
D||4--------------------|---------------------|------------------------------------|-----------|
A||4---5---3----5----1--|----5----8----5------|------------------------------------|------17---|
E||---------------------|---------------------|------------------------------------|-----------|

 
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hammerhead wrote on July 31 2004, 12:00 am

perfect 100% accurate

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blaxodusflag76 wrote on October 26 2004, 12:00 am

nice tab....but HAMMET DID NO WORK ON CALL OF KTULU!!!! IT WUZ MUSTAINE!!!!! GET UR GUITARISTS RIGHT!!!!hammet is overrated, him and his wah

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herrly wrote on April 5 2005, 12:00 am

^^^ haha nice, but yes it was mustaine not hammet.

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