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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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DEVILS ISLAND (Bassline)
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 1986 Album PEACE SELLS...BUT WHO'S BUYING)

Transcribed by cbliss66@aol.com (slaya)
	

Words and Music by Dave Mustaine
Arranged by Megadeth

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bass'
Gtr II (E A D G) - 'Sound Effect'

   Intro
    Slow Rock Q=75
   4/4
    Gtr I
    Q  Q  Q  S S S S   Q  Q  Q  S S S S
||-------------------|-------------------||
||o------------------|------------------o||
||o----2--1--2-0-----|----2--1--2-0-----o||
||--0------------2-3-|-0------------2-3--||


     Intro-Solo
      Q  Q  Q  S S S S   Q  Q  Q  S S S S  4x
|-||-------------------|-------------------||
|-||o------------------|------------------o||
|-||o----2--1--2-0-----|----2--1--2-0-----o||
|-||--0------------2-3-|-0------------2-3--||


    Moderately Fast Rock Q=176
    E. S E. S E. S E. S   E. S E. S E. S E. S
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|
||--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-|


  E. S E. S E. S E. S   E. S E. S E. S E. S
|---------------------|-----------------------||
|---------------------|----------------------o||
|---------------------|----------------------o||
|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0---||


   1st Verse
    Slower Q=166
    E S S E S S E S S E S S
||--------------------------|
||o-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E S S E S S
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|


                                 Chorus
  E S S E S S E S S E S S  4x     Q  Q  E S S E S S   E S S Q  E S S Q    4x
|--------------------------||-||--------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------------o||-||o-------------------|--------------------o||
|-------------------------o||-||o-------------------|-------5--------7\--o||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--||-||--0--3--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0----0-0-0------||


           2nd Verse
 2/4       4/4
  Q  Q      E S S E S S E S S E S S
|-------||--------------------------|
|-------||o-------------------------|
|-------||o-------------------------|
|-0--3--||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E S S E S S
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|


                                 Chorus II
  E S S E S S E S S E S S         Q  Q  E S S E S S   E S S Q  E S S Q    4x
|--------------------------||-||--------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------------o||-||o-------------------|--------------------o||
|-------------------------o||-||o-------------------|-------5--------7\--o||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--||-||--0--3--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0----0-0-0------||


        accel Q=168
 2/4       4/4
  Q  Q      E S S e S S E S S S +S  E   E S S e S S E S S S +S  E   4x
|-------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||
|-------||o---------------------------|----------------------------o||
|-------||o---------------------------|----------------------------o||
|-0--3--||--0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-4-(4)s3-|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-4-(4)s3---||


   3rd Verse
    E S S e S S E S S S +S  E
||----------------------------|
||o---------------------------|
||o---------------------------|
||--0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-4-(4)s3-|


 1.,2.,3.                      4Q=171
  E S S e S S E S S S +S  E  4x E S S S +S  E E S S S +S  E
|----------------------------||-----------------------------|
|---------------------------o||-----------------------------|
|---------------------------o||-----------------------------|
|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-5-(5)s6--||-0-0-0-3-(3)s2-0-0-0-2-(2)s1-|


    E S S e S S E S S S +S  E
||----------------------------|
||o---------------------------|
||o---------------------------|
||--0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-4-(4)s3-|


  E S S e S S E S S S +S  E   E S S e S S E S S S +S  E
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-5-(5)s6-|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-4-(4)s3-|


                                     Bridge
                                  Faster Q=178
  E S S S +S  E E S S S +S  E         E E Q  H      E Q  E E Q  E
|------------------------------||-||--------------|---------------|
|-----------------------------o||-||o-------------|---------------|
|-----------------------------o||-||o-------------|------5---4----|
|-0-0-0-3-(3)s2-0-0-0-2-(2)s1--||-||--2-----------|-2-----------5-|


                                   Guitar Solo II
                                 Slow a bit Q=173
  E E Q  H      E Q  Q  Q  E  4x    Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  Q  E
|-------------|---------------||-||-------------|---------------|
|-------------|--------------o||-||-------------|---------------|
|-------------|--------------o||-||-------------|-------5--4----|
|-2-----------|-2----3--2--0--||-||-2--2--2--2--|-2-0-0-------5-|


                              Q=171
  Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  Q  E     Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  Q  E
|-------------|---------------||--------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------||o-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------||o-------------|-------5--4----|
|-2--2--2--2--|-2-0-0-3--2--0-||--2--2--2--2--|-2-0-0-------5-|


                                  a
  Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  Q  E  3x
|-------------|----------------||-|
|-------------|---------------o||-|
|-------------|---------------o||-|
|-2--2--2--2--|-2-0-0-3--2--0--||-|


 ccel Q=173
    E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E S S E S S
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|


  E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E S S E S S
|-------------------------|--------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------o||
|-------------------------|-------------------------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--||


     4th Verse
  Slight accel Q=174
      E S S E S S E S S E S S
|-||--------------------------|
|-||o-------------------------|
|-||o-------------------------|
|-||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E S S E S S
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|


  E S S E S S E S S E S S
|---------------------------||
|--------------------------o||
|--------------------------o||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---||


   Chorus III
    Q=171
                                              2/4
    Q  Q  E S S E S S   E S S Q  E S S Q    8x Q  Q
||--------------------|---------------------||-------||
||o-------------------|--------------------o||-------||
||o-------------------|-------5--------7\--o||-------||
||--0--3--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0----0-0-0------||-0--3--||


   Breakdown
    Q=172
   4/4
    W          E E Q  H     4x     E E E E E E E E   E E Q  H
||-----------|--------------||-||------------------|--------------||
||o----------|-------------o||-||o-----------------|-------------o||
||o----------|-------------o||-||o-----------------|-------------o||
||--0--------|-0------------||-||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0------------||


                             1.              2.
    E S S E S S E S S E S S   E E Q  H        E S +S  E E E E Q
||--------------------------|--------------||---------------------||
||o-------------------------|-------------o||---------------------||
||o-------------------------|-------------o||---7-(7)s6-------5---||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0------------||-0---------0-6-7-----||


   Guitar Solo III
    E S S E S S E S S S +S  E
||----------------------------|
||o---------------------------|
||o---------------------------|
||--0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-4-(4)s3-|


  E S S E S S E S S S +S  E   E S S E S S E S S S +S  E
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------6-(6)s7-|---------------------------|
|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-4-(4)s3-|


                            Out-Chorus
                         Q=170
  E S +S  E E E E Q   4x     E S S E S S E S S S +S  E
|---------------------||-||----------------------------|
|--------------------o||-||o---------------------------|
|---7-(7)s6-------5--o||-||o---------------------------|
|-0---------0-6-7-----||-||--0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-4-(4)s3-|


  E S S E S S E S S S +S  E
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-------------------6-(6)s7-|
|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0---------|


                             1.,2.,3.
  E S S E S S E S S S +S  E   E S +S  E E E E Q   4x
|---------------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------------|--------------------o||
|---------------------------|---7-(7)s6-------5--o||
|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-4-(4)s3-|-0---------0-6-7-----||


  4.
  E S +S  E E E E E E   Q.   E H      W
|---------------------|-------------|------*|
|---------------------|-------------|------*|
|---7-(7)s6-------5s7-|-7-----------|------*|
|-0---------0-6-7-----|-------------|------*|
|
| Gtr II
|                       <             >
| W                     W             W
|---------------------|-x-----------|-x----*|
|---------------------|-x-----------|-x----*|
|---------------------|-x-----------|-x----*|
|---------------------|-------------|------*|



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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