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Black Tongue bass

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Artist: Mastodon
Song: Black Tongue
Album: The Hunter
Tuning: D-Standard (DGcF)
Key:   h = hammer on
       p = pull off
       / = slide up
       \ = slide up
       ~ = vibrato / let ring
       ()= variation/optional addition
   |:--:|= repeat this section (once if not specified

Intro: Technically the bass is not in the intro, but I like to beef it up. 
F|--------------9~----------------|
c|--------------9~----------------|
G|--------------7~----------------|
D|---0~---------0~----------------|x1

Main/Chorus Riff: 
F|------------------------------------------------------------|
c|----9~-----9-8--8-----------------9~-----9-8--8--------7-8--|
G|------------------10--10-9-7--------------------10--10------|
D|0~-----0-0~-------------------0~-----0-0~-------------------|

Verse Riff: Triplets optional, but I like them in there.
F|------------------------------------------------------------|
c|------------------------(7-777-7-7-7-6-666-6-6-6)-----------|
G|-------------8-888-8-8-8-7-777-7-7-7-7-777-7-7-7------------|
D|-5-555-5-5-5------------------------------------------------|

F|------------------------------------------------------------|
c|------------------------(6-666-6-6-6-5-555-5-5-5)-----------|
G|-------------8-888-8-8-8-7-777-7-7-7-6-666-6-6-6------------|
D|-5-555-5-5-5------------------------------------------------|

Chorus
Verse
Break: 
F|-------------0-------0-------0--|
c|------------4-4-----4-4-----4-4~|
G|-----5---6----------------------|
D|-3---------------6-------3------|

Interlude:
Part A
F|------------------------------------------------|
c|------------------------------------------------|
G|-------7p6-7--9--12--10--------7p6-7--12--10--9-|
D|-0-000-------------------0-000------------------|

F|------------------------------------------------|
c|------------------------------------------------|
G|-------7p6-7--9--12--10------121212-----666-----|
D|-0-000-------------------888--------333---------|

Part B I'm a little unsure about this part, especially the ends of the riffs. 
F|-------------------------------------------------------------|
c|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------7p6-7--------9p7-9--------10p9-10--7-----12-10-9------|
D|-0-000--------0-000--------0-000------------0-0--------------|

F|-------------------------------------------------------------|
c|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------7p6-7--------9p7-9--7-----12-----9-----10p9-10--------|
D|-0-000--------0-000----------0-0----0-0---0-0----------------|

Part C "BEND ALL THE NOTES!!! "
F|-------------------------------------------------------------|
c|----------------------------------------9------------9-------|
G|-----5~--8~--7~----------5~--8~--10-8-7---8-7-10-8-7---8-7---|
D|-5~--------------4~--5~--------------------------------------|

F|-------------------------------------------------------------|
c|----------------------------------------9------------9b~~~---|
G|-----5~--8~--7~----------5~--8~--10-8-7---8-7-10-8-7---------|
D|-5~--------------4~--5~--------------------------------------|

Intro
Chorus

Outro: Still unsure about the ending :/
F|------------------------------------------------|
c|------------------------------------------------|
G|-------7p6-7--9--12--10--------7p6-7--12--10--9-|
D|-0-000-------------------0-000------------------|

F|---------------------------------------------------|
c|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------7p6-7--------9p7-9--7-----12-----9-----10-9-|
D|-0-000--------0-000----------0-0----0-0---0-0------|

So yeah, this was mostly pieced together from the guitar tab and my terrible ear. 

If you have corrections, PM me or comment or something. Thanks!

            
            
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QwaQwaFruit 240 Oct 24, 2012 06:11 PM

Solid tab, but one of th notes on the main riff is off. It sounds better like this:

F|------------------------------------------------------------|
c|----9~-----9-8--8-----------------9~-----9-8--8--------7-8--|
G|------------------10--10-9-7--------------------10--10------|
D|0~-----0-0~-------------------0~-----0-0~-------------------|

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BassFiend87 52 Jan 02, 2013 10:11 AM

Oh yeah, that's right. Thanks!

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juako.071 55 Jun 14, 2013 01:48 PM

I think, if you change sime positions this song could be more easier:

verse riff

F|------------------------------------------------------------|
c|------------------------(7-777-7-7-7-6-666-6-6-6)-----------|
G|-0-000-0-0-0-8-888-8-8-8-7-777-7-7-7-7-777-7-7-7------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|

F|------------------------------------------------------------|
c|------------------------(6-666-6-6-6-5-555-5-5-5)-----------|
G|-0-000-0-0-0-8-888-8-8-8-7-777-7-7-7-6-666-6-6-6------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|


Part B

F|------------------------------------------------|
c|--------------4--7--5-----------------7---5--4--|
G|-------7p6-7-------------------7p6-7------------|
D|-0-000-------------------0-000------------------|


anyway, great tab!

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