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BLACKMAIL THE UNIVERSE (Bassline)
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 2004 Album THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED)

Transcribed by livingzombie
	

Words and Music by Dave Mustaine

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Jimmy Sloas'

 Intro
  Q=174
 4/4
  Gtr I
                 |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  Wx2            E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|------------||--------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------||--0-0-0-3-2-0-0-0-0-5-3-0-|-0-0-0-3-2-0-5-3-0-3-2-0-|


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-0-0-0-3-2-0-0-0-0-5-3-0-|-0-0-0-3-2-0-5-3-0-3-2-0---|


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|--------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------o||
|-------4-4-4-------3-3-3-|-------2-2-2-------3-3-3-o||
|-2-2-2-------2-2-2-------|-2-2-2-------2-2-2--------||


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  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 E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------4-4-4-------3-3-3-|
|-0-0-0-3-2-0-0-0-0-5-3-0-|-0-0-0-3-2-0-5-3-0-3-2-0-|-2-2-2-------2-2-2-------|


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  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 E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------2-2-2-------3-3-3-|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-2-2-2-------2-2-2-------|-0-0-0-3-2-0-0-0-0-5-3-0-|-0-0-0-3-2-0-5-3-0-3-2-0--|


   Verse
    |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|   |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
    E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E   E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
||------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||o-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
||o-----------------------------|-----------------------2-3-4-|
||--2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-3-2-0-|-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-------|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|   |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E   E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------||
|-----------------------------|------------------------------o||
|-----------------------------|------------------------------o||
|-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-3-2-0-|-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---||


    |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
    E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
||------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------|
||o-----------------------------|
||--2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-3-2-0-|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|     |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E     E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|------------------------------||------------------------------|
|-----------------------------o||------------------------------|
|-----------------------------o||------------------------------|
|-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--||-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-3-2-0--|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------2-3-4-|
|-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-------|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|   |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E   E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------3-2-------------|
|-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-3-2-0-|-2-(2)-2-(2)-----5-3-2-0-2-3-|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|   |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E   E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------4-5-6-|
|-4-(4)-4-(4)-4-2-4-5-7-5-4-2-|-4-(4)-4-(4)-4-2-4-5-7-------|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|   |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E   E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-4-(4)-4-(4)-4-2-4-5-7-5-4-2-|-4-(4)-4-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|   |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E   E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------6-7-8-|
|-6-(6)-6-(6)-6-4-6-7-9-7-6-4-|-6-(6)-6-(6)-6-4-6-7-9-------|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|   |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E   E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-6-(6)-6-(6)-6-4-6-7-9-7-6-4-|-6-(6)-6-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|


    |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
    E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
||------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------|
||o-----------------------------|
||--2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-3-2-0-|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|     |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E     E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|------------------------------||------------------------------|
|-----------------------------o||------------------------------|
|-----------------------------o||------------------------------|
|-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--||-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-3-2-0--|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------2-3-4-|
|-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-------|


  |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|   |--3--|  |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|
  E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E   E +E  E +E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------3-2-------------|
|-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-0-2-3-5-3-2-0-|-2-(2)-2-(2)-----5-3-2-0-2-3-|


 Breakdown
  E E H.        W          W          W
|-------------|----------|----------|------|
|-------------|----------|----------|------|
|-------------|----------|----------|------|
|-2-----------|----------|----------|------|


   Verse
    E E Q.   E E E   +E  E E E E E Q    E E Q.   E E E   +E  E E E E E E E  4x
||-----------------|------------------|----------------|--------------------||
||o----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------o||
||o--------------0-|-(0)-----2s3-2----|--------------0-|-(0)-----2s3-------o||
||--2-0-2----0-2---|-----2-0-------3--|-2-0-2----0-2---|-----2-0-----0-0-1--||


 Solo (Poland)
      ~~                                  ~~
  E E Q.   E E E   +E  E E E E E Q    E E Q.   E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|--------------2-|-(2)-----4s5-4----|--------------2-|-(2)-----4s5-------|
|-4-2-4----2-4---|-----4-2-------5--|-4-2-4----2-4---|-----4-2-----2-2-3-|


      ~~                                  ~~
                                                       |-3-| |-3-|
  E E Q.   E E E   +E  E E E E E Q    E E Q.   E E E   Q Q Q Q Q Q
|----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------|
|--------------2-|-(2)-----4s5-4----|--------------2-|-5-4---3-2---|
|-4-2-4----2-4---|-----4-2-------5--|-4-2-4----2-4---|-----5-----3-|


   Verse
    E E Q.   E E E   +E  E E E E E Q    E E Q.   E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
||-----------------|------------------|----------------|--------------------||
||o----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------o||
||o--------------0-|-(0)-----2s3-2----|--------------0-|-(0)-----2s3-------o||
||--2-0-2----0-2---|-----2-0-------3--|-2-0-2----0-2---|-----2-0-----0-0-1--||


 Bridge
                 3/4           4/4             3/4
  Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E E E
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-2------0------|-0h2-----2-3-|-4------2------|-2h4-----4-5-|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|----0-0----0-0-|-----0-0-----|----0-0----0-0-|-----0-0-----|


 4/4             3/4           4/4
  Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|---------------|-------------|----------------|----------------|
|-6------4------|-4-6---------|----------------|----------------|
|---------------|---------4-3-|-2------0---3-2-|-1----------2-1-|
|----0-0----0-0-|-----0-0-----|----0-0---0-----|----0-0-4-0-----|


  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|----------------|------------------|----------------|--------------------|
|----4-----------|------------------|----4-----------|--------------------|
|----------------|-------0-2s3-2----|----------------|---------------1----|
|-2----2-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-2---------3--|-2----2-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-5s6-5s6-0---0--|


  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E Q
|----------------|------------------|
|----4-----------|------------------|
|--------------0-|-(0)---0-2s3-2----|
|-2----2-2-2-2---|-----2---------3--|


                       |--6--|    |---6----|
  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E +E  E E E E
|----------------|---------------------------|
|----4-----------|---------------------------|
|----------------|---------------------------|
|-2----2-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-5-6-5-6-0-(0)-5-6-5-6-|


  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|----------------|------------------|----------------|--------------------|
|----4-----------|------------------|----4-----------|--------------------|
|----------------|-------0-2s3-2----|----------------|---------------2----|
|-2----2-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-2---------3--|-2----2-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-5s6-5s6-0---0--|


  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E Q
|----------------|------------------|---------------|
|----4-----------|------------------|----4----------|
|----------------|-------0-2s3-2----|---------------|
|-2----2-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-2---------3--|-2----2-2-2-2--|


   Solo (Poland)
   3/4                     4/4
    Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  E E E E   q  E E q  E E   4x
||------------|-----------|---------------|-----------------||
||o----2------|----3------|----4----------|----------------o||
||o-----------|-----------|---------------|----------------o||
||--0-----5-3-|-1-----3-5-|-2-----5-3-2-3-|-5--2-3-5--2-3---||


 3/4
  Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E
|----9-------|----7-------|----5-------|----3-------|------------|-------------|
|------9-----|------7-----|------5-----|------3-----|----6-------|----4--------|
|-7------7-6-|-5------5-4-|-3------3-2-|-1------1-0-|------6-----|------4------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|-4------4-3-|-2------2-1--|


   Solo (Mustaine)
   4/4
    |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
    E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E  4x
|-------------------------|--------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------o||
|-------------------------|-------2-3-5-3-2---------o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-3-5-----------5-4-3-2--||


   Verse
    |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
    E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-|


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E    3x
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------|---------------------------o||
|-------------------------|-------2-3-5-3-2-----------o||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-4-|-2-3-5-----------5-4-3-2----||


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  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 E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------5-------|--------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-6-|-5-5-5-5-8-5-7-8---8-7-5-|-1-1-1-1-4-1-1-3-4-3-2-1--|


   Solo (Mustaine)
    |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
    E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------|---------------------------o||
|-------------------------|-------2-3-5-3-2-----------o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-3-5-----------5-4-3-2----||


   Verse
    |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
    E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-|


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E    3x
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------|---------------------------o||
|-------------------------|-------2-3-5-3-2-----------o||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-4-|-2-3-5-----------5-4-3-2----||


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------5-------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-6-|-5-5-5-5-8-5-7-8---8-7-5-|


  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E H.
|-------------------------|-----------*|
|-------------------------|-----------*|
|-------------------------|-----------*|
|-1-1-1-1-4-1-1-3-4-3-2-1-|-0---------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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