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Locust Tab

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version 2

Intro

Whole song

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Difficulty
Tuning
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B F# B E G# C#
Band:   Machine Head
Song:   Locust
Album:  Unto The Locust (2011)
Tuning: Drop B (B, F#, B, E, G#, C#)

Thought I should do the full version of this tab, the others were lacking
parts here and there. Also I used video references from Machine Head's
Robb Flynn (the videos are linked below)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpJeHIuLmDE&feature=g-vrec&context=G24f48ebRVAAAAAAAAAA

Also, to settle the argument of what tuning MH play in, they play in
Drop B but then tuned up 40 cents sharper... So even though not possible
it's kind of like they're playing in Drop B# (Between Drop B and C)


On a Korg tuner it would look something like this

Tuner:
50♭                         x  50#
|--|--|--|--|-[-B-]-|--|--|--|--|

The 'x' is where you want to be tuned to
I hope that helps anyway... xD

Also comment, correct, and please, please rate!!! This took me a while :)

Guitar 1: Robb Flynn
Guitar 2: Phil Demmel

Tabbing Legend
Hammer on:          h
Pull off:           p
Slide up:           /
Slide down:         \
Natural Harmonic:   NH
Slight Return Bend: ^
Bend:               BU(?)
Pinch Harmonic:     PH
Tapped Note:        T

_____________________________________________________________________________

Intro
Guitar 1
||---------------------------------|
|o---------------------------------|
||---------------------------------|
||-0---0---0---0-2---3-0---0---0---|
|o---------------------------------|
||---0---0---0-----0-----0---0---0-|

|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------o|
|---------------------------------||
|-0---0---0---0---0-------0---0---||
|---------------------------------o|
|---2---2---2-/-7---8-5-5---5---5-||

Guitar 2
||---------------------------------|
|o---------------------------------|
||---7-10--------------------------|
||-0-------------------------------|
|o---------------------------------|
||---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------||
|---8-----------------------------o|
|-------9-------------------------||
|-0---0---------------------------||
|---------------------------------o|
|---------------------------------||

|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---7-10--------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

|---12-----------------------------|
|--------13------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|-0----0---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

Guitar 1
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|-7---7---7---7-9---10-7---7---7---|
|---0---0---0-----0------0---0---0-|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|
|---------------10---11-8---8--------|
|-9---9---9---9---------------10-9-5-|
|---0---0---0------0------0----------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Harmony)
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-10---10---10---10-12---14-10---10---10---|
|----0----0----0-------0-------0----0----0-|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

|-------------------10---12-----------------|
|---------------------------13---13-10------|
|-12---12---12---12--------------------12-9-|
|----0----0----0-------0-------0------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________

Drum Solo
_____________________________________________________________________________

Main Verse(Chorus)
Both guitars
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-7------12-10----9--10---7-----10---9---7-|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5------10--8----7---8---5------8---7---5-|
|-----00-------00-------------00-----------|

                                Guitar 2 harmony starts here
                                VVV
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-9------12-10----14--15-12-----10---9--5--|
|------------------------------------------|
|-7------10--8----12--13-10------8---7--3--|
|-----00-------00-------------00-----------|

Guitar 1
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-7------12-10----9--10---7-----10---9---7-|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5------10--8----7---8---5------8---7---5-|
|-----00-------00-------------00-----------|

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-9------12-10----7---9---5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-7------10--8----5---7---3-3-3-3-3-3-4-4-4-4-|
|-----00-------00-----------------------------|

Guitar 2
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-14---12---9-|
|-------------|
|-12---10---7-|
|-------------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-10-----15-14----12--14-10------14--12-10-|
|------------------------------------------|
|--8-----13-12----10--12--8------12--10--8-|
|-----00-------00-------------00-----------|

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-12-----15-14----19--21--17-17-17-17-17-17-18-18-18-18-|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-----13-12----17--19--15-15-15-15-15-15-16-16-16-16-|
|-----00-------00---------------------------------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________

Pre-verse
Guitar 1
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-3-2-1-2-1-0-|
|-3-2-1-2-1-0-|

_____________________________________________________________________________

Verse 1
Both guitars
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----5-----------5-----------5---|
|-0-6---6-----0-6---6-----0-6---6-|

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-|

|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----5-----------5-----------5---|
|-0-6---6-----0-6---6-----0-6---6-|

          NH      NH      NH
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------5-------5-------5-|
|---------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-----0-0---|

|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----5-----------5-----------5---|
|-0-6---6-----0-6---6-----0-6---6-|

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-|

|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----5-----------5-----------5---|
|-0-6---6-----0-6---6-----0-6---6-|

          NH      NH      NH
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------5-------5-------5-|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-----0-0---|

_____________________________________________________________________________

Verse 2
Guitar 1
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-3-3-3-----------|-5-5-5-----------|-7-7-7-----------|--9--9--9-----------|
|-3-3-3-----------|-5-5-5-----------|-7-7-7-----------|-10-10-10-----------|
|-1-1-1-----------|-3-3-3-----------|-5-5-5-----------|--7--7--7-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|

Guitar 2
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|-10-9-7---------7-9-10-9-7---------7-9-|
|--------10-8-10------------10-8-10-----|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|

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

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

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-17-15-14----------14-15-17-15-14----------14-15-|
|----------17-15-17----------------17-15-17-------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-19-17-15----------15-17-19-17-15----------15-17-|
|----------19-17-19----------------19-17-19-------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-21-19-17----------17-19-21-19-17-19-22-19-17-19-|
|----------20-19-20-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________

Repeat Main Verse(Chorus)

Repeat Pre-Verse

Repeat Verse 1

Repeat Verse 2

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Pre-Verse x2
_____________________________________________________________________________


Breakdown
Both guitars
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-3-2-1-2-1-0-3-2-1-2-1-0-|-3-2-1-2-1-0-6-5-4-7-6-5-|

_____________________________________________________________________________


Verse 3 (Clean interlude)
Guitar 1
|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-------|-3-------3-------|
|-----6-------6---|-----6-------6---|-----6-------6---|-----6-------6---|
|---7---7---7---7-|---5---5---5---5-|---4---4---4---4-|---3---3---3---3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________


Verse 4 (Pre-Solo Harmony)
Guitar 1
|-13-12-13-10-13--8-13----13----13----13----13----|
|----------------------11----10-------------------|
|----------------------------------12----10-----9-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-13-12-13-10-13--8-13----13--------------------------|
|----------------------11----10^-------13-11h13p11-10-|
|--------------------------------12-10----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-13-12-13-10-13--8-13----13----13----13----13----|
|----------------------11----10-------------------|
|----------------------------------12----10-----9-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-13-12-13-10-13--8-13----------------------------|
|----------------------10-------------------------|
|-------------------------12--9-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17----17----17----17----17----|
|----------------------15----13-------------------|
|----------------------------------15----14----12-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17----17--------------------------|
|----------------------15--------------17-15h17p15-13-|
|----------------------------17^-15-14----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17----17----17----17----17----|
|----------------------15----13-------------------|
|----------------------------------15----14----12-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------17-15----------------------|
|----------------------------17-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17----17----17----17----17----|
|----------------------15----13-------------------|
|----------------------------------15----14----12-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17----17--------------------------|
|----------------------15-----------------------------|
|----------------------------14^-------17-15h17p15-14-|
|--------------------------------17-15----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17----17----17----17----17----|
|----------------------15----13-------------------|
|----------------------------------15----14----12-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17----17--------------------------|
|----------------------15-----------------------------|
|----------------------------14^-------17-15h17p15-14-|
|--------------------------------17-15----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|-22-20-22-17-22----22----22----22----22----22----|
|----------------20----18-------------------------|
|----------------------------21----19----17-------|
|----------------------------------------------20-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-22-20-22-17-22----22----22--------------------------|
|----------------20----18--------------22-20h22p20-18-|
|----------------------------22^-21-19----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-22-20-22-17-22----22----22----22----22----22----|
|----------------20----18-------------------------|
|----------------------------21----19----17-------|
|----------------------------------------------20-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-22-20-22-17-22----22----22--------------------------|
|----------------20----18--------------22-20h22p20-18-|
|----------------------------22^-21-19----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1
|-13-----------13/15-|-15-----------15/17-|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|

|-17-----------17/20-|-20-----------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|

Guitar 2
|-18-----------18/20-|-20-----------20/22-|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|

|-22-----------22/24-|-24^------24^-------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________


Solo 1
Guitar 1
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-1-0---------1-0---------1-0-3-0-|-1-0---------1-0---3---5---6---5-|
|-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-3-0-|-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-3-0-5-0-6-0-5-|

Guitar 2
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-13BU(15)--------------(15)-(15)-|-(15)-(15)-(15)---------10h13p10-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                                           PH
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------10h13p10------10h13p10-----|---------------------------------|
|-12^-----------12^-----------12^-|-12-10-7-10-7--------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------10-7---------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------10-8-10^------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|----------17--------------17--15-|-17--18--17--15--13--15--13--13--|
|----15-------15-----------15--15-|-15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15--|
|-14------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|-------17-20-18-17-------------------------------|
|----18-------------20-18-17-18-17----17----------|
|-19-------------------------------19----19-17----|
|----------------------------------------------19-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-17BU(19)----17----14--12BU(14)------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________


Solo 2
Guitar 2
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-2---------3-2---------3-2-5-2-|-3-2---------3-2---5---7---8---7-|
|-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-3-0-|-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-3-0-5-0-6-0-5-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Guitar 1
|-17---------------------21BU(22)-|-(22)---------21p17h21^----17-21-|
|-20BU(22)------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|-21-22-21-22-18-21-18-21-17-18-17-18-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------20-22-20-22-18-20-18-20-17-18-17-18-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-19-21-19-21-18-19-18-19-15-17-15-17-----------|
|-------------------------------------17/19-----|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------8BU(10)------------|
|-7BU(9)--7BU(9)--7BU(9)------7BU-|-(9)(7)----5---------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|-8p7p5h7h8/10p8p7h8h10/12p10p8/7h8-10p8p7h8h10/12p10p8h10h12/13p12p10h12h13-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-19BU(20)--19--17----------------|
|-------------------20BU(22)------|
|-------------------19BU(21)------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________

Solo 3
Guitar 1
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-1-0---------1-0---------1-0-3-0-|-1-0---------1-0---3---5---6---5-|
|-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-3-0-|-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-3-0-5-0-6-0-5-|

Guitar 2
  T  T                       T  T
|-22-22p17p13----------13h17-22-22p17p13----------13h17-|
|-------------15----15-------------------15----15-------|
|----------------14-------------------------14----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

  T  T           T  T           T  T
|-22-22p17p13h17-24-24p17p13h17-22-22p17p13----------13h17/|
|-------------------------------------------15----15-------|
|----------------------------------------------14----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|/22---17---18---17---20---18---|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-17h18p17h18-------------------------------------|
|-------------14h15p14h15-------------------------|
|-------------------------14h15p14h15-------------|
|-------------------------------------12h13p12p10-|
|-------------------------------------------------|


_____________________________________________________________________________


Solo 4
Guitar 2
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-2---------3-2---------3-2-5-2-|-3-2---------3-2---5---7---8---7-|
|-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-3-0-|-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-3-0-5-0-6-0-5-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Guitar 1
|---------------------------------|-18------------------------------|
|-20BU(22)-(22)--------(22)-------|-21BU(23)------------------------|
|-19BU(21)-------(21)-------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|-18BU(20)---------------21BU(22)-|-21BU(22)(21)-17-22---BU---(24)--|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

_____________________________________________________________________________

After Solo Harmony
Guitar 1
|--------------------|------------8-10p8-------|
|-------------8----8-|-10-8-10-11--------11-10-|
|-7-9-10-9-10---10---|-------------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------------|

Guitar 2
|-------------------------|----------10-12-13p12-10----|
|-------10----10-11-10-11-|-13-11-13----------------13-|
|-10-12----12-------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|

Guitar 1
|-10-------12-------13----|----15-------17----17----|
|-13^------15^------16^---|----18^------20^---20^---|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

                                                        Last note carries through
|----------------------------|-------------------------|----------|
|-20^-18--20^-18--20BU(22)---|-------------------------|-18-------|
|----------------------------|----------------17-19-21-|----------|
|----------------------------|-------17-19-20----------|----------|
|-------------------------17-|-19-20-------------------|----------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|----------|

Guitar 2
|-13-------15-------17----|----18-------20----20-22-|
|-16^------18^------20^---|----21^------23^---------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

                                                     Last note carries through
|-22BU(24)--23BU(25)--22--|-20-------20-18-17-17-18-|-18-------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------|

_____________________________________________________________________________

Repeat Verse 2 x2

Repeat Intro (part 1 only)

Repeat Main Verse (Chorus)

_____________________________________________________________________________

Breakdown
Both guitars
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3---2---1---2---1---0---3---2---1---2---1---0---------------|
|-3---2---1---2---1---0---3---2---1---2---1---0---6-5-4-7-6-5-|

The above is played again but slightly slower

____________________________________________________________________________

Outro
Both guitars
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-------------5-|-------3-------2-|------3------0---|

Thank you and please rate :)
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+2 reply
suckmybassriffs wrote on March 26 2012, 11:17 am

Now figure out the bass for me... Right? xD

+2 reply
slipknot836 wrote on March 26 2012, 12:29 pm

Dude, you're a bassist... A lazy one at that to be fair :')

+3 reply
Rosscoguitarman wrote on April 12 2012, 09:15 am

wow well done man cheers for the tab

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