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Wake Up Dead bass

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Wake Up Dead by Megadeth
From the album Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Written by Dave Mustaine
All rights belong to their respective owners

Tabbed by Jaakko Karppinen

I have based this tab on the bass track and live performances you can find in Youtube, so it should be pretty
much 100% correct. I know there is a 5* tab already, but as its contributor says; it isn't 100% correct, but
it's extremely close.

Bass Track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8j78BEnma4


Intro
|----------------------------------|
|---------------------4------------|
|-5-5---4-4---2-2---2-----5-4-2-0--|
|----------------------------------|


Verse (Play the whole thing 4 times)
||--------------------------------------||                          
||-o----------------------------------o-||
||-o----------------------------------o-|| 6X
||---2-----0-2---5-------0---2---0------||

1. 2. and 3. time
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------7------(7)--\-------------------8------(8)--\--------|
|-2-----0-2---------------------0-2-----0-2---------------------0--|

4. time
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------7------(7)--\-------------------8-------------8---0--|
|-2-----0-2---------------------0-2-----0-2------------------------|


Instrumental 1 (Ellefson used to play it like this, but live he plays it on the A and D strings up the neck)
||----------------------------------------------------------------------||
||-o------------------------------------------------------------------o-||
||-o-10--9---0----------0---10--9---r---------------------------------o-|| 3X
||---------------9--10-----------------------------------------9---10---||

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10--9---0-----------0---10--9---9---10------9-------------------7---8-------7------------------|
|-------------9---10----------------------12------10--12--9---10----------10------8---10--8---7--|


Instrumental 2 (Ellefson plays this with very light palm muting)
||----------------------------------------------------|
||-o-----------------------------------------5--------|
||-o--------------------------------------------------|
||---6---0---0---5---0---0---6---0---5---0-------0----|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------5----------------------------------------o-||
|------------------------------------------------------------------o-|| 4X
|-6---0---0---5---0---0-------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---8---7------||

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

|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------5----------------------------------------o-||
|---------------------------------7-------6---5---4---0------------o-|| 4X
|-6---0---0---5---0---0-------0-------8-------------------8---7------||


Bridge
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|---------------------3---1--------|
|-6---0---0---1---3-----------1----|


Guitar Solo
||----------------------------------------------------------------------||
||-o------------------------------------------------------------------o-||
||-o-------------2-------------------------------5---r---4---r---2----o-|| 3x
||---4---4-4-4-----------2-------3---4---4-4-4--------------------------||

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------2-------------------------------4--------------------|
|-4---4-4-4-----------2-------3---4---4-4-4-----------4-------5----|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------4-------------------------------6----|
|-6---6-6-6---6-6-6---4---6-----------6-6-6---6-6-6---4---6--------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------7---------------7---r---6------(6)--\------------|
|-----6-6-6---6-6-6---4---6-----------6-6-6------------------------------------|


Instrumental 3
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5---2----|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------2-----------2-----3--------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----------4---------------3----|

||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||-o------------------------------------------------------------------|
||-o------------------------------------------------------------------|
||---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0---3----|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------6--------------------o-||
|---------------------------------------5-----------5---------4----o-|| 3X
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---0---4-----------------------4----------||


Verse 2
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------3--------------------|
|-2-----0-2---5-------0-------1---2-----0-2-----------3-------1----|

|-----------------------------.------------------------------------|
|-------------5---r---4---r---2------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------5---------------5----|
|-2-----0-2-----------------------2-----0-2-----------4------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------5-------7-------r----|
|-2-----0-2---5-------0-------1---2-----0-2------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-4----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------2---r-----------2---r---1---r----|


Outro Riff
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------7---r---8---5-5-5---5h7---------7---r---5----------------|
|-0---r---------------------7-----0---r-------------------2---/----|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------7---r---8---5-5-5---5h7---------7---r--------------------|
|-0---r---------------------7-----0---r-----------5------(5)--\----|


Guitar Solo
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||-o------------------------------------------------------------------|
||-o---------7---r---8---5-5-5---5h7---------7---r---5----------------|
||---0---r---------------------7-----0---r-------------------2---/----|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------------------------o-||
|---------7---r---8---5-5-5---5h7---------7---r---.----------------o-|| 4X
|-0---r---------------------7-----0---r---------4-5-----4-4-5-3------||


Outro w/vocals
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------7---r---8---5-5-5---5h7---------7---r---5----------------|
|-0---r---------------------7-----0---r-------------------2---/----|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------7---r---8---5-5-5---5h7---------7---r--------------------|
|-0---r---------------------7-----0---r-----------5------(5)--\----|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------7---r---8---5-5-5---5h7---------7---r---5----------------|
|-0---r---------------------7-----0---r-------------------2---/----|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------9-------7----------------|
|---------7---r---8---5-5-5---5h7---------7---r---5---r------------|
|-0---r---------------------7-----0---r----------------------------|

            
            
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