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Rattlehead Bass Tab

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#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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RATTLEHEAD (Bassline)
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 1985 Album KILLING IS MY BUSINESS... AND BUSINESS IS GOOD!)

Transcribed by livingzombie
	

Words and Music by Dave Mustaine

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'David Ellefson'

 Intro
  Q=180
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx2          W          +W
|------------|----------|--------|
|------------|----------|--------|
|------------|-3--------|-(3)----|
|------------|----------|--------|


   Verse
    $
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
||o---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


                                                    |-3-|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S Q Q Q   3x
|---------------------------------|-------------------------||
|---------------------------------|------------------------o||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3--o||
|---------------------------------|-------------------------||


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


                                                    |-3-|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S Q Q Q
|---------------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------3-2--|


   Solo
                                                     To Coda
    S S S S S S E S S S S S S E   S S S S S S E S S S S S S E  4x
||------------------------------|------------------------------||
||o-----------------------------|-----------------------------o||
||o-----------------------------|-----------------------------o||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--||


   Bridge
                                                    D.S. al Coda
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E
||--------------------------------|---------------------------------||
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----o||
||o-----------------------------3-|-----------------------------3--o||
||--------------------------------|---------------------------------||


   Solo continued
    &
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E
||--------------------------------|---------------------------------||
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----o||
||o-----------------------------3-|-----------------------------3--o||
||--------------------------------|---------------------------------||


                           Verse
  Q=128
  W          +W             Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  E S S S S S S
|----------|------------||--------------|----------------------|
|-0--------|-(0)--------||o----3-----5--|----3-----------------|
|----------|------------||o-5-----5-----|-5-----5-x-x-x-3---4--|
|----------|------------||--------------|----------------------|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  E S S S S S S
|-------------|----------------------||
|----3-----5--|----3----5S6S5-------o||
|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-------3---4-o||
|-------------|----------------------||


  Q  Q  E S S S E.   Q  Q  E S S S S S S
|------------------|-----------------------|
|----3--------5-3--|----3------------------|
|-5-----5-x-x------|-5-----5-x-x-x-3---4---|
|------------------|-----------------------|


  Q  Q  E S S S E.   Q  Q  E S S S S S S
|------------------|---------------------|
|----3--------5-3--|----3----5S6S5-------|
|-5-----5-x-x------|-5-----5-------3---4-|
|------------------|---------------------|


  Q  Q  E S S S E.   Q  Q  E S S S S S S
|------------------|----------------------|
|----3--------5-3--|----3-----------------|
|-5-----5-x-x------|-5-----5-x-x-x-3---4--|
|------------------|----------------------|


                                  Original Tempo Q=180
  Q  Q  E S S S E.   Q  Q  H      +W
|------------------|------------|--------|
|----3--------5-3--|----6-------|--------|
|-5-----5-x-x------|-5-----5----|-(5)----|
|------------------|------------|--------|


   Solo
                                                                    |-3-|
    E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E Q Q Q
||--7-7--------5h7p5-|-7-7--------5h7p5-|-7-7--------5h7p5-|----------------||
||o------0-0-0-------|------0-0-0-------|------0-0-0-------|-0-0--0-3---5--o||
||o------------------|------------------|------------------|----------3----o||
||-------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------||


   Verse
                                                                    |-3-|
    E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E Q Q Q   4x
||--7-7--------5h7p5-|-7-7--------5h7p5-|------------5h7p5-|----------------||
||o------0-0-0-------|------0-0-0-------|------------------|-0-0--0-3---5--o||
||o------------------|------------------|-3-3--3-3-3-------|----------3----o||
||-------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------||


   Bridge
    Q  Q  Q  Q    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S  4x
||--------------|----------------------------------||
||o-------------|---------------------------------o||
||o-5-----3--5--|---------------------------------o||
||-----4--------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||


                                                                  |-3-|
  E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E Q Q Q
|-7-7--------5h7p5-|-7-7--------5h7p5-|-7-7--------5h7p5-|----------------|
|------0-0-0-------|------0-0-0-------|------0-0-0-------|-0-0--0-3---5---|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------3-----|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|


   Solo
                                                                    |-3-|
    E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E E E S S E   E Q  E Q Q Q   4x
||--7-7--------5h7p5-|-7-7--------5h7p5-|------------5h7p5-|----------------||
||o------0-0-0-------|------0-0-0-------|------------------|-0-0--0-3---5--o||
||o------------------|------------------|-3-3--3-3-3-------|----------3----o||
||-------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------||


    Q  Q  Q  Q    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S  4x
||--------------|----------------------------------||
||o-------------|---------------------------------o||
||o-5-----3--5--|---------------------------------o||
||-----4--------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||


   Outro
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   3x
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------|----------------------------------o||
||o-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--o||
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S     W          W
|---------------------------------||-----------|-------||
|---------------------------------||o----------|------o||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||o-5--------|-5----o||
|---------------------------------||-----------|-------||


    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E     W
||------------------|------------------||------|
||o-----------------|-----------------o||------|
||o-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-o||-5----|
||------------------|------------------||------|


  +W           +W           Q  H.
|------------|------------|----------*|
|------------|------------|----------*|
|-(5)--------|-(5)--------|-5--5\----*|
|------------|------------|----------*|



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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bassplayer0895 73 wrote on April 8 2012, 04:48 pm

haha hey, this was posted on my birthday 4 yrs ago :D and awesome tab. amazing that no one has rated

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