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The Call Of Ktulu Tab

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                              The Call Of Ktulu

Tuning: Standard EADG

Track 8 of Metallica’s Ride the Lightning.
Distortion and Wah are used throughout the song, use wherever you hear it (the scary 
screams etc are all bass)


OPENING

Intro Riff 1

01:01 – 01:14

|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|
|--0---------------7--|--6------------6----| X 4
|---------------------|--------------------|

Intro Riff 2

01:15 – 01:25

|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|--5----------------| X 3
|-------------------|-------------------|

01:25 – 01: 29 (Distorted guitars come in)
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--5--5--5--5--5--5—5\-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|


Bass Fill 1

01:29 – 01:42

|-----------------------|-------------------|
|--------5-(5)-h7-5-7---|-------------------|
|--0-0-0-------------7--|--6-6-6-6-6-7------| X4
|-----------------------|--------------8-7--|


Bass Solo Riff 1

01:42 – 01:46


|------------------------------|--9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|--0--0--0--0--12--12--12--12--|----------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

Bass Solo Riff 2

01:46 – 01:50

|------------------------------|--------10----10--10--10----|
|--0--0--0--0--12--12--12--12--|--12----------12--12--12----|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|

Bass Solo Riff 3 Variation 1

01:50 – 01:56

|------------------------------|--10----12----14----12--14--|
|--0--0--0--0--12--12--12--12--|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|


|--15-14--12H14P12-14H15P14-12H14P12--|-14H15P14--12H14P12---15-14-12-14\--|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

Bass Fill 2

01:56 – 02:00
|-----------------------|-------------------|
|--------5-(5)-h7-5-7---|-------------------|
|--0-0-0-------------7--|--6-6-6-6-6-7-7----|
|-----------------------|-------------------|


Bass Fill 3

02:00 – 02:04

|-------------9--9--9-----|----------------------------|
|-------------7--7--7-----|----------------------------|
|--0--0--0----0--0--0--7--|--6--6--6--6--6--10--6--10--|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|


Bass Fill 1 - 02:04 – 02:07
Bass Fill 2 – 02:07 – 02:10
Bass Solo Riff 1 – 02:10 – 02:14
Bass Solo Riff 2 – 02:14 – 02:17


Bass Solo Riff 3 Variation 2

02:16 – 02:24

|------------------------------|--10----12----14----12--14--|
|--0--0--0--0--12--12--12--12--|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|

|--12-17-15-14-----15-14-----|-----14H15P14--------14H15P14-----|
|---------------17-------17--|--17----------17--17----------17--|
|----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------------|

Bass Fill 2 – 02:24 – 02:27
Bass Fill 3 – 02:27 – 02:31
Bass Fill 1 – 02:31 – 02:34
Bass Fill 2 – 02:34 – 02:38
Bass Solo Riff 1 – 02:38 – 02:41
Bass Solo Riff 2 – 02:41 – 02:44



Bass Solo Riff 3 Variation 3

02:44 – 02:51

|------------------------------|--10----12----14---|
|--0--0--0--0--12--12--12--12--|-------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------|

|------------------12-14-12--|--14-12-15-14--17-15-17-19\--|
|--12-14-15-12--15-----------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------|


Bass Fill 2 – 02:51 – 02:55
Bass Fill 3 – 02:55 – 02:58
Bass Fill 1 – 02:58 – 03:02
Bass Fill 2 – 03:02 – 03:05
Bass Solo Riff 1 – 03:05 – 03:08
Bass Solo Riff 2 – 03:08 – 03:12

Bass Solo Riff 3 Variation 4 (Last Riff of the bass solo)

03:12 – 03:19
|------------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--12--12--12--12--|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|


|--------------------------|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|-------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

(Gradually bend)
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


INTERLUDE

Interlude Riff 1

03:19 – 03:46

|--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------0-----2--3---|--------------0--2---3--|--------------0-----2--3--|
|--0--0--0--0-----0--------|--1--1--1--1------------|--2--2--2--2-----0--------|

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|--5-----------3--2------| X4
|-----3--3--3---------3--|



Interlude Riff 2

03:46 – 04:00
|--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------3-----5--6--|--------------3--5---6--|--------------3-----5--6--|
|--3--3--3--3-----3--------|--4--4--4--4------------|--5--5--5--5-----5--------|

|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|--8-----------6--5-------| X2
|-----6--6--6---------6---|

GUITAR SOLO

Variations of Bass Fills 1 to 3 - 04:00 – 04:14

Guitar Solo Fill 1 Variation 1

04:14 – 04:28

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

|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

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

Variations of Bass Fills 1 to 3 – 04:28 – 04:41


Guitar Solo Fill 1 Variation 2 – 04:41 – 04:55

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

|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|

GUITAR SOLO OVER

Variations of Bass Fills 1 to 3 – 04:55 – 05:09

After Solo Riff 1 – 5:09 – 05:16

|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--12-12-12-12-|--13-13-14-14-15-15-15-15-|
|--------------------------|--------------------------| X 2
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

After Solo Riff 2 – 05:16 – 05:23

|--------------------------|------------------12------|-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-|
|--0--0--0--0--12-12-12-12-|--14-14-15-15-------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------------|

|-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

Breakdown with interlude riff 1

05:23 – 05:50

|--------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|
|--0-----------0-----2--3--|--0-----------0--2--3---| X 4
|-----0--0--0-----0--------|-----1--1--1------------|


|--------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|
|--2-----------2-----4--5--|--2-----------2--4--5---| X 4
|-----2--2--2-----2--------|-----3--3--3------------|

Breakdown with interlude riff 2

05:50 - 06:10

|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--3-----------3-----5--6--|--3-----------3--5--6--| X 3
|-----3--3--3-----3--------|-----4--4--4-----------|


|--------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-5-----------5-----7--8--|--5-----------5--7--8--| X 3
|-----5--5--5-----5--------|-----6--6--6----------|


Opening Riff 1 X8 - 06:10 – 06:39



Bass Fill 4

06:39 – 06:53

|--7--------7--------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|--0----------------| X4
|--------------------|-------------------|

Ending riff 1

06:53 – 07:53

(play 8 times)
|-----------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------|-------7----7--------|
|--3--2--2--2------3----|--0---------0--------|


|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|-------7------------|
|--3--2--2--2------3----|--0----0------------|

(End with)

|----------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|---------5----5----|---(5)----------------|
|---0---0------2---2---|--(2)--------------|----------------------|


Guitars Only – 07:53 – 08:31

Final Riff 08:31 – End

|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|--5----3----5----1----|--5----8----5--------| X2
|----------------------|---------------------|

|--12-12-10-10-12-12-14-14-12-12-14-14-15-15-14-14-15-15-17-17-15-15-17-17-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--19-----------------|----------------------||
|---------------------|----------------------||
|---------------------|--17------------------||
|---------------------|----------------------||
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Maitinin wrote on November 6 2006, 09:50 am

great tab, a but confusing, there's surely an easier way to write all these fills down, but good tab

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JimmyPage2247 wrote on November 6 2006, 04:55 pm

looks like a bass tab kind sir :)

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Inahrima wrote on November 7 2006, 02:32 pm

Its really not that confusing once you get into the song. Its all ordered time wise so you can play along to the song. Well, easy for me.I'll try to keep it simpler somehow in future tabs. Thanks guys.

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